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Ian Rae
(iancrae) - F

Locale: North Cascades
R1 hoody $69 on 04/10/2009 16:39:49 MDT Print View

Patagonia has R1 hoodies on sale for $69.

http://tinyurl.com/cav58n

Nick Chen
(fleetparadox) - F

Locale: Socal
Good price. on 04/10/2009 17:00:21 MDT Print View

That's a great price.

Too bad they don't have black.

Ian Rae
(iancrae) - F

Locale: North Cascades
no black for me! on 04/10/2009 17:03:06 MDT Print View

I actually have been really trying not to buy any more black gear... too much black stuff in the bottom of my sleeping bag/pack at those 3am alpine starts, and I can't sort out my gloves/shirts/jackets from each other. Get two people in a dark tent full of black gear and it's really a mess! I got a red one.

Chris Benson
(roguenode) - F

Locale: Boulder
Thanks! on 04/10/2009 17:51:43 MDT Print View

Thanks, I just picked one up.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Agree about black on 04/10/2009 17:55:04 MDT Print View

Not only is black impossible to see at night, especially against a black sleeping bag or inside a pack with black extension collar, but it is also not the greatest color to have around my perpetually shedding blond dog! That's why khaki is THE fashion color for me, whether at home or in the wilds.

Jason Smith
(JasonS) - MLife

Locale: Northeast
Thanks on 04/10/2009 18:20:15 MDT Print View

Just picked one up in Please don't shoot me orange ;-)

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: R1 hoody $69 on 04/10/2009 21:10:59 MDT Print View

Sorry to veer off-course, but how does a R1 fleece hoody compare to something like a merino hoody?

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
R1 vs. Merino on 04/10/2009 21:24:04 MDT Print View

While I don't own a merino midweight hoody, I do own an R1 and other merino layers. I find that the R1 really is quite nice - as a second layer, there really isn't the smell factor, and while not as soft as merino, the fit is decent, and the thing is well made. For $69, I'd say go for it, especially when a similar decent merino item will set you back at least $120.

George Phoenix
(perrito)

Locale: Joisey
Re: R1 hoody $69 on 04/10/2009 22:40:28 MDT Print View

Bought! Thanx!

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: R1 vs. Merino on 04/11/2009 07:27:19 MDT Print View

While I found a merino hoody priced about the same, I have some qualms about getting the merino. I'd hate to pay $70 for it, and have the chance that my wife accidentally shrinks it to sausage casing when she does the laundry.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
R1 Hoody on 04/11/2009 09:57:54 MDT Print View

Can you wear a backpack directly on these or would it wear quickly under the shoulder straps?

jon goldsmith
(jegsmith) - F
r1 hoody $69 on 04/11/2009 13:08:08 MDT Print View

The R1 fabric has a hard outer face so I dont think it will have any problems under pack straps. I haven't noticed any problems with my r1 garments in this regard.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
R1 Hoody on 04/11/2009 13:53:55 MDT Print View

Thanks Jon.

Dana S
(Naman919) - F

Locale: Richmond, Virginia
yes! on 04/11/2009 14:14:44 MDT Print View

ask and you shall receive. was debating and now i'm forced into it! I went for the cheney-target-practice orange :P

L. T.
(Guinness1759) - F
Is a hood that much better? on 04/11/2009 18:40:26 MDT Print View

I already have the R1 without a hood. Will the hood make that much of a difference to buy another?

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
Re: Is a hood that much better? on 04/11/2009 18:50:26 MDT Print View

The hood just means you don't have to pack a balaclava or a hat.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Is a hood that much better? on 04/11/2009 18:52:15 MDT Print View

YES!

Dana S
(Naman919) - F

Locale: Richmond, Virginia
Re: Re: Is a hood that much better? on 04/11/2009 19:24:21 MDT Print View

lol. i knew matt couldn't resist!

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: Re: Is a hood that much better? on 04/13/2009 06:53:33 MDT Print View

I will defend hoods on my torso layers until the day I die. The exception to this rule is any piece that is exclusively meant as an inner layer, such as a Montbell ExLite jacket, or their other non-hooded inner layers (UL Down Inner and UL Thermawrap JACKET).

My current system is either a Capilene 1 LS (maybe new BPL hoody?)or R1 hoody, hooded Ether windshirt, Montbell UL down parka or Thermawrap parka and a hooded rain gear - either a poncho/tarp or Rab Drillium jacket.

And seriously, softshells are useless without hoods, too. Major manufacturers need to stop making softshells without hoods. Please stop making sub-par softshells without hoods - without a hood they cannot be an shell. They turn into urban wear.