Patagonia R1 – 20 Years of Adventures

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Patagonia R1 – 20 Years of Adventures

The Patagonia R1 celebrates 20 years of adventures and shenanigans.  If you are an outdoor lover, chances are you own at least one R1.

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Even after 20 years, Patagonia’s iconic R1 mid layer remains a benchmark for alpine efficiency. For the 20th anniversary,  Patagonia is celebrating the amazing adventures (and mishaps) that have all been done in R1. From first ascents such as Tommy Caldwell on the Dawn Wall to wild adventures including Luke Nelson completing his first 100-mile race in 2010, these stories show the versatility, history, and dedication to a product that was near-perfect 20 years ago and has only improved in the years since.


Check out this funny video Patagonia put together:


Patagonia updated the exclusive Power Grid fabric to be 93% recycled and added two new styles to the R1 lineup.

Men’s R1 Pullover Hoody

After 20 years of cranking, the R1® fabric remains a benchmark for alpine efficiency—and this season Patagonia’s refocused the Pullover Hoody for the technical core user. Its high/low grid interior (Polartec® Power Grid® polyester) is key to the hoody’s versatility—it’s the lightest and most breathable iteration ever, and still exclusive to Patagonia.

Patagonia R1 pullover

Patagonia R1 pullover


Men’s and Women’s R1 Full-Zip Hoody

Perfect for any cool-weather adventure the R1 Full-Zip Hoody’s exclusive Polartec® Power Grid® fabric traps heat while remaining highly breathable and lightweight, and has outstanding stretch and durability.


Women’s R1 Crew

A newly requested style from ambassadors and customers, the new R1 crew has a technical fit that accommodates light underlayers or works as a stand-alone top, and it squashes down to practically nothing in your pack. The low-profile crewneck creates minimal bulk when layering, raglan sleeves provide mobility and comfort under pack straps, and the hem slit and drop tail stay tucked into a harness.

Patagonia R1

We all own an R1 over here.  Check out some of our other Patagonia favorites – PowSlayer Bibs, Micro Puff and Provisions.


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