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Patagonia R2 TechFace Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Patagonia R2 TechFace Hoody fleece jacket

This is Patagonia's heaviest of the two "R" hoodies and meant for much cooler weather.

Pros

  • Decent wind resistance.
  • Only somewhat water resistant

Cons

  • SPENDY!

I got the R2 hoodie as a Christmas present. It has more than lived up to my expectations for warmth, especially when worn under my eVent parka when skiing. 

->The hood zips up to easily cover my mouth and stay there. This is very welcome on cold, windy days when worn under my ski helmet. Chair lift rides are much more endurable on nasty days with this face protection. No need for a separate neck gaiter.

->4 zippered external  pockets (2 chest, 2 lower) and 2 lower internal pockets.

->The Tech Face outer finish is good at retaining heat on breezy days but not really "windproof".

->Water resistance works in heavy fog (and very light drizzle - for 30 mins.)

->I'm 5' 10", 185 pounds. The fit was good with a long body and longer sleeves compared to other similar hoodies. I like the fit B/C it leaves no gaps at waist or wrists when very active.

->The hoodie version is worth the extra money for the extra warmth when the hood is up and for neck protection when down but zipped up.

Background

All the Patagonia clothing I've owned, though bit pricey, ("Patagucci") is always durable and well designed, The R2 is an insulated hoody par excellence.
I don't like the weight and function of most "soft-shell" clothing and the R2 hoodie avoids those problems but delivers on functionality.

Source: received it as a personal gift

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Men's
Price Current Retail: $137.40-$229.00
Historic Range: $98.99-$229.00
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Historic Range: $98.99-$199.00
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