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Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody

Weighs 426g (Medium size)
Code: SS18017
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Warm, stretchy and breathable like you’d expect from Regulator fleece, but with the added benefits of abrasion and weather resistance for extended versatility in shifting mountain conditions.

Patagonia says:

In mountains big and small, our new TechFace Hoody maintains fleece-like comfort along with extended protection. The stretchy, lightweight double-weave fabric (partially recycled polyester, with elastane) offers significantly more wind resistance and durability than our traditional R1, with smoother layering. Its articulated pattern further encourages a full range of mountain mobility. An alpine-helmet-compatible, adjustable hood with laminated visor provides coverage and visibility through passing squalls. Detailing includes a pair of high, zippered handwarmer pockets (with venting mesh), an external zippered chest pocket, and sleek, low-bulk stretch-knit cuffs. The adjustable hem snugs via cords routed through the hand pockets, and the DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds excess moisture.

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 Water Resistant
 

DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

 

 

 Insulation 

Regulator® fleece insulation provides phenomenal compressibility, light weight warmth, and moisture transport, whether used alone or as part of a layering system.

The lofted hollow-core fibers of Regulator fleece insulation conserve body heat while allowing body moisture to wick uninhibited. They’re also lightweight and highly compressible for packing.

Regulator Fleece Insulation provides exceptional breathability to keep you dry on the inside and while Regulator fleece provides the same amount of warmth as a much bulkier fleece, it does so with lighter, more compressible materials. Since you stay both dryer and warmer, you’re able to maintain your comfort over a wide temperature range, which results in fewer layering changes and a lighter, less bulky pack.

 

 

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- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Lightweight double-weave fabric is soft and warm next to skin but doesn’t trap excess heat; face is durable and treated with DWR (durable water repellent) finish to shed moisture
  • Articulated pattern encourages a wide range of movement
  • Alpine-helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor provides exceptional coverage and visibility
  • Two secure, high handwarmer pockets with ventilating mesh backer and external zippered left-chest pocket
  • Sleek, low-bulk, snag-resistant cuffs with stretch knit provide versatile coverage and comfort
  • Hem adjusts by pulling cord in handwarmer pockets and releases with dual-point cord locks at front hem
  • 5.2-oz 92% polyester (69% recycled)/8%spandex breathable stretch double weave with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Fair Trade Certified sewing.
  • Fabric is certified as bluesign approved
  • Small weighs: 378g
  • Medium weighs: 426g
  • Large weighs: 430g
  • XLarge weighs: 458g
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