Review: R1 Air Hoody

Patagonia’s legendary fleece, the R1, has dominated the midlayer game since 1999, and now is warmer than ever with the updated R1 Air Hoody. It boasts a zig-zag design meant to hold in heat while remaining breathable; this garment holds its own while backcountry skiing, climbing, and on chilly summits. Unlike the original, this version lacks a hard-faced exterior, so it may abrade faster if your intended use is climbing. Avaliable at Uphill Pursuits; $159.