Blending minimalism with unconditional performance, our R1® midlayers are made for cool-weather active layering to keep you warm and comfortable across the full spectrum of mountain endeavors. The Polartec® Power Grid™ fabric—made exclusively for Patagonia—features a high/low interior grid recycled polyester/elastane blend that stretches, breathes, moves moisture and insulates. Lightweight and soft on the skin, the R1 Crew has a technical fit that accommodates underlayers yet can be worn as a stand-alone top when conditions permit; it compresses down to practically nothing in your pack. Details include a low-profile crewneck to reduce bulk when layering, simple cuffs with an ultrasoft binding for wrist comfort, raglan sleeves to allow mobility and provide comfort under pack straps, a hem slit for athletic motion and a drop-tail design that stays tucked into a harness. With HeiQ® Fresh durable odor control so you stay welcome among friends at the end of the day. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn, which means the people who made the R1 Crew earned a premium for their labor.
- Exclusive to Patagonia, this Polartec® Power Grid™ fabric with HeiQ® Fresh durable odor control is light and breathable with outstanding stretch and durability
- Raglan sleeves provide mobility and comfort under pack straps
- Low-profile crewneck leaves minimal bulk when layering
- Hem slit and drop tail stay tucked into harness
- Cuffs and hem finished with ultrasoft binding to seal in warmth
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
- 258 g (9.1 oz)
Model is 175 cm (5’9″) and wearing a size Small
6.9-oz Polartec® Power Grid™ 93% recycled polyester/7% elastane with HeiQ® Fresh durable odor control.
Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved.
Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
In 1993, Patagonia adopted fleece into their product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. They were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR™ clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.
Today, Patagonia is able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. They now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn their garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of their clothes.
Using recycled polyester lessens Patagonia dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.
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.
bluesign® Approved Fabric
Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for end customers.
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.
Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.
The Footprint Chronicles®
Patagonia promotes fair labor practices, safe working conditions and environmental responsibility throughout the Patagonia supply chain.