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The Patagonia Women's R3 Hoody is a warm, high-loft, unbelievably soft, compressible fleece jacket. This mid-layer is so soft that it forced us to add a rule into our warehouse employee handbook: Section 8.2.e - Employees must not rub their faces all over the Patagonia R3 hoodies. Believe me, this used to be an issue and the implementation of this rule caused a noticeable drop in morale. Aside from being ultra-soft, the R3 hoody is warm enough to be worn on its own in cold weather or layered under a shell in super cold weather. Polartec® Thermal Pro® polyester wicks moisture and traps heat and the Polartec Power Dry® panels (running along the underside of the arms and down the sides) improve fit and enhance mobility.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's R3 Hoody
Extremely warm, high-loft directional knit Polartec Thermal Pro provides maximum warmth-to-weight ratio, wicks moisture and dries fast
Stretchy Polartec Power Dry on side panels and underarms for improved fit, shape retention and abrasion resistance
Refined technical fit, reduced underarm lift, and offset seams for comfort under outerwear and packs
Center-front zipper has Sonic/Stitch seam construction to reduce bulk and improve suppleness; with a soft, kissing-welt zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort
Two high handwarmer pockets have Slim Zip installs, clean-finished zipper garages, and are harness- and pack-compatible; two internal drop-in mesh pockets
"Soft and Comfy! Can't get any better than that!"
Love this zip up! It's super soft and warm enough to wear outside while walking the dogs on a cold night. (even though I spend a lot of time wearing it on the couch) It is also thin enough that I can layer it under an outer shell without all the extra bulk while snowboarding. I have a hard time finding a jacket that actually zips up and keeps my neck/chin warm without choking me and this one is perfect. It keeps my face super warm and doesn't cut off my airway.
I have 3 of the older Patagonia R3 HiLoft Hoodies. I wear one everyday. If I am not wearing it, one is my car ready to be put on. The new Patagonia Women's R3 Hoody has many new enhancements. The fleece is a thicker fleece so it keeps you super warm. I also like that the hoody and collar lay flat instead of bulking up like the previous R3 Hoody. AND the blue butterfly color is AWESOME! Overall, this is your go to hoody. I will be purchasing the black hoody as soon as I can. You can never have too many!