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Poor quality fabric
After a single wear and single wash following the washing instructions, the arms of this zip-neck are pilled as though I had owned it for years. I expect much higher quality from Patagonia, especially given the price. The blue color was wonderful and the fit as expected, but I'm concerned that this item will continue to rapidly deteriorate and... Read More am contemplating a return.
Hello Deirdre, thank you for your review of the Women's R1 Air Zip-Neck. Here are some [tips](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) on using a sweater stone for fabric pilling and how to wash/dry to extend the life and look of your jacket. As always though, your satisfaction is guaranteed, so if it becomes unbearable you are welcome to return under our Ironclad Guarantee.
Snuggly and warm
The fit is great. It is slim, which I like because it keeps me warmer than a loose-fitting top. I bought the blue, which is a beautiful color. I love that there is a small zippered key pocket on the inside chest (that I didn't discover until the second time I wore it -- so it is not bulky or annoying if you don't put anything in it). It i... Read Mores big enough for most key fobs and a credit card.
lighter & warmer than the original R1?
LOVE this fleece! Won't repeat all the great performance-related points others have made already (i.e. breathability, weight, warmth, longevity, etc). I'm a big fan of the R1/R2 line of fleece products, and amazingly I think Patagonia further improved on it... Is it possible that R1 Air is even lighter & warmer than the existing line ... Read Moreof R1?!?! One thing I'll note is that R1 Air fits one size smaller than the regular R1. I got this pullover in M size, and it fits the same as the S size in original R1 pullover I have, albeit a little longer which I don't mind~
Light and Warm
I love this product. I have several in different colors. It is lightweight, not bulky, and surprisingly warm. I wear a Capilene or Capilene Cool Marino under it. It is fairly snug on my 106 lb, 5'3" body, but there is room for a lightweight layer under it. Size up if you want more room.
Like being wrapped in a hug
These are fantastic pullovers. I have two of them. They are so soft and so warm yet you don’t overheat in them since they vent so well. I love them so much! Great for all cold weather exercising and cute enough to wear around town. I love clothes that are multifunctional and these definitely are. In terms of sizing I did have to size up to a small.... Read More I am typically a xs in Patagonia fleece and jackets, but these do run small. Buy one (or 4)-you won’t be disappointed!
The seams down the arms of my old R1 fleece are soft and flat. These seams are folded inward so they form a scratchy ridge all the way down the arm. I can't wear this over a sleeveless or short sleeve shirt, which is what I wanted it for. Please make a tech fleece that doesn't have these scratchy seams!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are incredibly sorry to hear about the scratchy seams on this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this product at any time as we want you to be completely happy with all of your Patagonia purchases. In the meantime, we will be passing along your feedback to our Product Design Team.
Tight around my chest and very small internal pocket
I usually wear size S for Patagonia but probably because this fabric doesnt stretch much and its slim fit, I felt tight around my chest and under arms. Also the internal pocket is very small and cant put my phone inside. Probably just for small keys etc. R1 Pullover and Mens Better Sweater have large pockets and fits my phone so I was expecting the... Read More same. I found that Mens size XS R1 Air fits me better than women size S R1 Air Large outside chest pocket with a zipper instead of internal small chest or arm pocket is always a winner for me. I ended up exchanging the item. Over all Patagonia always has an excellent customer service! Thank you!
Definitely A Keeper!
I tend to buy my Wife many Xmas presents, knowing she's picky and likely to send one or two back. Truth be told: I got this super garment in "White" and was surprised to discover it was more of a pale gray. I didn't think she'd like the color. Surprise! She loved how warm and cozy it is; and she loved the color; to the poin... Read Moret it is up there among her favorite closet items. She wore it almost every other day in her chilly office; and uses it a LOT outdoors as a base layer. The thermoregulation of R1 Air is remarkable across a very wide temperature range. Get one and be prepared to use it all the time!
Great quarter zip layer
I love this quarter zip! I exchanged the crew neck version with snaps for this item and LOVE this one. It's a great weight- not heavy but it's definitely warm. It does not stretch which is fine, but good to know. I've worn this over a tank with a vest and it has kept be warm on the trail. It's breathable, warm, and seems like it... Read More'll last many trips. Would recommend this for sure.
Ive always worn a small in Patagonia clothing and have always really liked what I ordered, in fact some items I have worn for years. This top is a wonderful design and thats why 4 star rating. The material has no stretch and the arms feel tight, which makes it uncomfortable. I should have sent it back but Ive never had to send back a patagonia prod... Read Moreuct. Im 5 ft 5inches and weigh 120.
Thank you so much for your comments and for your feedback Annette! Please know you are always more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your products at any time as we want all of our customers to be 100% satisfied with all of their Patagonia products. If you need any help at all, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Team and we will be more than happy to help!
Warm and Cozy
I was curious about how this layer would compare to my tried and true R1 pullover. I took it on a snow backpacking trip this weekend and I have some thoughts. First, I do think it is warmer than my original R1. It wicks moisture well and is nice and breathable. I feel like it fits just a bit more snugly though. I have a S in the original R1 and bou... Read Moreght the same size in this and I kinda wish I had tried a M. Unfortunately I do have a dealbreaker with this layer and it is the pocket, or rather, the accessibility of the pocket. I love that the pocket is big enough for my phone (though only barely) but I hate that it's a hidden pocket because you have to unzip the whole neck in order to access the darn pocket which was cold and very annoying! The men's version has a sensible outside access pocket, that is what I want too. I would not buy another women's version of this because a useable chest pocket is something I rate very highly in my outdoor wear.
Thanks for the feedback, Laura. This fleece does have a slim fit, so depending on your prior R1, we could see why it feels a bit more snug. While the zip-neck version of this fleece does have an internal chest pocket, the [Women's R1 Air Full-Zip Hoody](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-r1-air-full-zip-fleece-hoody/40260.html?dwvar_40260_color=BLK) has an external one so we recommend checking it out.
Perfect warm lightweight layer
Perfect middle layer under my ski jacket or lightweight warmth for walking, hiking or biking. Im 5 feet tall and 108 lbs and the fit is on XS is on the small side of perfect, maybe a smidge more room would be OK, but a full size up would be too large. The seam on the left sleeve of my top tends to twist a little bit but the top is otherwise so perf... Read Moreect I can cope with it, the right sleeve is perfect. I do love everything else about this piece for lightweight comfortable warmth.
Love this top!
This top is amazingly warm and comfortable. I love that is is a thinner (yet super warm) material and fits well under jackets and vests. I actually like it better than I thought I would and would definitely recommend it, as and maybe sizing up because of the slim fit especially if you are curvy. I have no complaints at all about this top and have w... Read Moreorn it a lot since getting it. Its a keeper!
Magic Breathable Warmth
I bought this to help me ride my bike back and forth to work in Chicago in colder weather without becoming a sweaty, damp mess. So far I've worn it running around for frisbee and just on top of a light sweater hanging outside on cooler nights, and I'm obsessed. So comfy and warm despite it not being bulky.
Warm, comfy and super light
I love this fleece. It is super light weight and very warm. Personally, I would have loved the thumb-holes, but then again my first layer has that so didn't really miss it. There's a handy pocket near the chest of which the zipper is inside. It is not big enough for a phone but great for keys or a card.
I Love this sweater, the style, the fit is perfect. I can wear it for outdoor activities and it is stylish enough for casual work days. Zipper perfect length to slip in and out of the neck opening. However, My sweater seems to pill easily which I do not like because it makes a newish sweater look old and worn out very soon - only reason for four ... Read Morestars
Hello Christine! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear the fleece has started to pill. Due to the knit appearance of the face fabric of this particular item, this pilling can be more noticeable To prevent pilling, we recommend washing that item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. To remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new again. Of course, if you are not pleased with the performance of your zip neck, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a warranty [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Warm and Breathable!
I love the R1 Air fleece pullover for Nordic skiing on cold days (0-10 degrees F). I wear the Capilene Cool Merino under the R1 Air, and the Upstride jacket as my outer layer. These layers keep me warm on the downhill stretches, and allow sweat to evaporate quickly on the strenuous uphill stretches. Whenever I wear anything else, I end up sweaty an... Read Mored cold!
A fantastic piece
Let me first start out saying this is a fantastic piece. The warmth to weight ratio with ability to breath is bar none. Just phenomenal. Not to mention its softer than the normal R1's, which I love. So then why 4 stars? The cut is just a little off for me. The shoulders are snug. The back length is a little shorter than I like my cold weather ... Read Moregarments to be (or any top, really, but really important in cold weather). I sized up and can't wear a thin wool baselayer underneath for these two reasons. Patagonia's normal R1's fit me overall a lot better. Fix these two things, and this is a slam dunk winner!
Great warmth to weight ratio
This is my go-to mid-layer for skiing. I love how warm it is for how light-weight it is. It also breathes well, so I don't overheat. Washes up great and dries very quickly. I don't use the inner pocket, but did have a zipper issue with one of my earlier season ones. I usually go up one size in anything slim fit. There was enough room for ... Read Morea light layer (or two) underneath when I did, which is what I wanted. Highly recommend.
Great product - Odd fit
Love the product and material. The material bunches around the shoulders when I purchase a size large enough to fit around my waist.
HI Alan, thank you for this feedback. The R1 Air Zip-Neck Fleece is designed with a slim fit, and it tends to be a pretty straight cut without a lot of give. We're sorry the fit wasn't great for you! Please keep in mind you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) anything that doesn’t work out for you, and if you haven't already returned it we'll be happy to help.
Perfect trail running pullover
I just received my pullover and have gone for one trail run with it so far but I am IN LOVE and couldnt wait to write a review. It was about 30 degrees out today. Wore a Patagonia short sleeve shirt underneath. It kept me warm without getting overheated and sweaty. I am a happy girl! Well worth the price. The only improvement I could wish for would... Read More be pockets. The chest pocket isnt quite big enough for my phone, so wish it had hand pockets for headband/phone. But other than that it is a wonderful product. This is my first Patagonia purchase and I am a huge fan!! Small was a perfect fit. Am 5 ft 5 and about 123 lbs.
Warmer than a sweater
The lofty baffles of fleece, though small, pack tremendous heat on this pull-over that I wear over a merino base layer as a sweater. In the winter of mountainous Santa Fe, I remain toasty warm all day long. I committed to owning three of these and rare is the day that I am not wearing one! The red is my particular favorite, kind of a blend between ... Read Morebrick red and brown. My only negative observation is that the sleeves could be longer, but at 5'8" and 95 lbs, everything XS fits well in the body but could use longer sleeves for me.
Runs small - sleeves too long
Body is way to small and yet the sleeves are way to long. Likely returning it which is a pain!
We're sorry this fleece was a disappointment. All of the R1 series fleece tops are "slim" fit so they will feel snug compared to our "regular" and "relaxed" fit styles. We'll be happy to help you with a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html)!
Nice, but size up
Beautiful Teal color. Lovely fabric. I love the air fabrics. Warm. Only complaints - I'm usually between a medium and large and the large is still a little on the snug side, also the pocket near the neck seems a little strange (I wouldn't carry anything there except maybe a dollar bill or a debit card and the zipper sticks out if the neck... Read More isn't zipped).
Love this but the sizing is bad
I ordered a medium and felt it was a little small. So, I ordered a large. Its a little big. I kept the large so I have room for a wool T-shirt underneath. I love the color and material.
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Sarah. We're sorry neither size has been ideal for you! Please let us know if we can be of any help!
Love this top!
I love my R1 air zip neck fleece. It is lightweight and breathable and not too warm to wear indoors during the cooler months yet still provides lots of warmth when layering for winter adventures. Ive received many complements on the light currant blue color. The top is slim fit and has nice long sleeves which fits my body very well.
Not very stretchy material so feels tight in arms and shoulders
We're sorry to hear this fleece was too tight. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Fits completely off. Very very long and uncomfortable
Hey Megan! We are so sorry to hear that the Women's R1 Air Zip-Neck did not meet your expectations. Please know your satisfaction is guaranteed and you are welcome to send this in for a return or exchange. Click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) to start your return.
Versatile Super Warm Fleece
What an excellent piece of fleece! It keeps me warm, very warm. I weight 90 lbs so keeping me warm is very important. I have many collection of good quality garments, but this piece is excellent for layering and it can be for many uses. I use it a lot at work under my down jacket, thats all I need. I go to work as early at 5am, CA, Marin county wea... Read Morether 37 to 50 degrees during this time and it keeps me way too warm. It sounds like I am complaining but I am not, love it. I am 5 ft 1/2 in, the fleece covers my butt. I have many fav clothings but this is the best. I have two these XS, green & black. Btw, I get a lot of compliment at work, nice sweater and soft. The Black one, I wear it at dinner and I got a compliment also. I highly recommend this piece of versatile garment. I dont usually write a review but this one I rest my case.
This is a soft, warm, fitted top. It is very comfortable and I wear it for casual wear, hiking and work. I have a thin neck and I live in a cool area so I bought an extra small so it wouldn't sag off of my neck. I love this top but if I had one wish it would be to have a taller and tighter neck. I would then use the shirt for skiing and Mt Bik... Read Moreing too. This is not a fault of design, rather my scrawny neck. ;o) It would be wonderful if it was offered in a regular fit too.
Cozy and breathable
I don't usually like pull over fleeces because they get too hot and I don't want to keep taking the off and on again. This one is so breathable and has a little bit longer zipper that I am cozy warm but never overheat. I went up a size because I didn't want it to fit "fitted". It looks great, not frumpy, in the bigger size ... Read Moreand I can still layer jackets over it easily. I probably won't ever use the hidden inside chest pocket but it's not bulky or noticable so I can forget it's there.
A Great Purchase
I have the original R1 fleece. Two hooded and two zips. I really like the warmth those jerseys provide. Recently and reluctantly I decided to treat myself to the newer version the: R1 air. I am very happy with my purchase. It is like wrapping yourself in a blanket once you put this piece on. The newer R1 Airs are warmer than the original. I wear th... Read Moree newer R1 Air around the house and I wear the older R1 version out hiking and snowshoeing. Im sure that when I do decide to wear the newer R1 Air out in nature, I will be pleased with it. My only minor complaint is that the zipper tabs stick out and the pocket would be larger. Other than that the new R1 Air half-zip is a great purchase for one who wants to stay warm in the colder months..
Best mid layer ever
Love this zip top! I was looking for something warm, but not bulky for layering with base and light jacket to wear hiking and snowshoeing. The fit is perfect - fits over the base, and jackets fit easily over that. Its a perfect fit, and incredibly warm for such a lightweight piece. Exactly what I was looking for!
A Great Pull-Over Jacket or Shirt
Im 5'10, I read where this ran a little small so I ordered a large. It fits about right. I little more on the snug side than a large fits me but a great pull over as a stand alone, or layers. Nice material, warmth and feel! I have ordered the jacket version of it!
Very comfortable mid layer!
Love this piece, I wear at work To keep warm in the winters and its a mid layer piece when I ski. Extremely warm and comfortable. Lots of compliments. Im 54 and athletically built and usually struggle with some of Patagonias sizing for women, especially tops. They usually are tight through shoulders and chest but long on length small is my size but... Read More often can be too tight with my athletic build. This piece worked very well.
Kept me Warm in Snowy Conditions on the Ski Slope
I bought this base layer to wear under my ski jacket on cold days. This jacket performs! It is a lightweight fleece that can be worn under your ski jacket for an extra layer. I love the light weight of the fleece and it kept me super warm in 10- 20 degree temperatures on the ski slope out West. Another feature that I love is that it has a small zip... Read More pocket near the neckline that you can stash a credit card or cash that is secure and can be easily accessed. I such a fan of Patagonia clothes. I highly recommend this fleece jacket. It does not disappoint.
I love this as a mid-layer for skiing. Its amazingly warm for its light weight, but its breathable so you dont get too hot. I wore it from 0 to 40 degrees this past week skiing, sometimes over a lightweight and sometimes a mid-weight base layer and it worked great! It is long, which I liked, and my Triolet shell pretty much covered it totally. I al... Read Moreways go up a size in Patagonia for slim fit and this worked well (even though my shell jacket was my usual size). Im ordering another in a different color!
An interesting new piece for Patagonia. As usual (and I have been a Patagonia wearer for 33 years, and own just about everything), the fit is long and narrow. I purchased a L, simply so it would fit across my bust. I am not a L person by any stretch, but Patagonia's fit assumes women have very small chests but long waists. On the positive side... Read More, it's an interesting lightweight top; good for layering. The left chest has a pocket with a zipper--a great idea for a guy, maybe, but I'm unaware of any women who want to slip anything, even a credit card or license, into a pocket directly over their breast. I'm keeping it but I suspect the version 2.0 will be better?
Hey Carolyn, we appreciate the feedback on fit with this piece and will share your thoughts with the team. If you decide it's ultimately not working for you, feel free to [send it back](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Wasn't expecting how soft it would be! I have an older R1 from several years ago and this is definitely a cozy upgrade. A great mid-layer for colder days or on its own in the spring and fall. I am taller and I'm always very happy with the length of Patagonia's tops/sleeves. This is no exception.
I do not like tight fitting clothing and this fleece is fabulous. A base layer fits nicely underneath and shoulders are roomy enough to fit my swimmer shoulders. Besides being soft and super comfortable, the fleece is warm. If I could have have one in every color, I would. I would love to see some brighter colors though.
Love this fleece- Soft and warm
I love the feel and fit of this fleece- warm and not bulky- I just used it in the Dolomites hiking and riding horses. just wish they made it in a full zip WITHOUT a hood! I can'd deal with hoodies as I never use the hood and they are extra bulk if you layer- so PLEASE come out with a non-hooded full zip. I love the quarter zip but it can be a ... Read Morepain to take on and off
The perfect fit!
For me it is always hard to find good outdoor gear that is also flattering. This jumper is the perfect fit! It is warm and fitted. I’m a size 10 on top and got the medium. The sleeves are the perfect length and the jumper hugs my body just right. Would 100% recommend this garment.
Warm, soft and lightweight
Love the color and softness of the sweatshirt, and especially it being super lightweight for backpacking. However, the fit is tight in the chest and hips (it did say slim fit). Sizing up to a medium for me would have too big in the shoulders and too long in the arms and overall length. Im pretty flat chested and narrow in the hips, so not quite sur... Read Moree what body type youre looking to appeal to. That said, it was the right layer of warmth to start the day hiking in and then again in the evening as the temperature dropped and the mosquitoes came out!!
Please bring back THIN capilene Zip-Ts!
I thought "Air" would mean thin and cool (like it does for your Houdini Air jacket), but I this zip T has the thickness of a mid-layer. I really miss Patagonia's old long-sleeve, THIN capilene zip-T. That's the most versatile base layer for outings in the 35 to 55 degree range: zipped-up in chilly temps (we women have long necks... Read More that get cold easily!), but like a t-shirt when zipped down and thin sleeves easily pushed up. I have an old, thin and soft Patagonia long-sleeve capilene zip T, but it's worn and too big. I wish you still made those!
Hi Terri, thanks so much for your review! This fleece is the warmest out of our base layers, so we wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for something thin and cooler. At this time the [Women's Capilene Thermal Weight Zip Neck](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-capilene-thermal-weight-zip-neck/43662.html) is the least warm out of our base layers. Feel free to check back around August to see if more designs have been added to our selection!
Light weight warmth
I have not gotten to put this pullover through all its paces YET, but I did wear it for some light hiking and around camp. The temps were around 50-55 and the pullover kept me warm. I have not experienced its breathability but based on the construction, I would think it to do well. The Spanish red is a surprisingly versatile color and the fit is sl... Read Moreim but not tight.
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