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Patagonia Men's R1® Fleece Pants

September 20, 2020

Warm, comfortable and cozy!

As the title for this review implies, this is a very functional piece of kit! With the crisp early am / late pm temps we are starting to get here in the NE, the R1 fleece pants are absolutely wonderful. Im 6 175 lbs, fit not skinny and the M size fits perfectly. These are my go to pants in the evenings and on weekends regardless of what Im doing be... Read Morecause they are that comfortable - so much so that I try to find every excuse to wear them. I hope Patagonia offers more colors in the future so I can add to the collection.

July 18, 2020

I wish they were better

It could improve some zippered pockets and tapered legs. Other than that some sweatpants can do the job.

June 18, 2020

Happy with the pants

Definitely warm. I wear them around the house in this time of COVID-19. Would have given 5 stars if they were made in a country with better labor standards than Columbia.

June 17, 2020

Great layer

Comfortable and warm. I wear them over a capilene base under my waders. Only complaint is they started to pill after a few outings.

June 17, 2020

My multi purpose R1 pants

This may be my fifth or sixth pair of R1 pants. I do exercise and fish in them and have to admit, ware them casually. They are light and stretchy enough to hike in them, warm enough and trapping enough air inside of wades and look great enough to go in them to the shop or bar (in Montana). I like them so much, that I have multiple pairs of them, so... Read More Im never in danger of being without them. One of the best products I have ever purchased. Keep them going!

April 11, 2020

Super comfortable

I love these pants. They are an athletic fit, slim enough not to billow out in the wind when walking, but not too tight that they restrict movement, and they have some stretch to them to help them move really well with you. They are warm, the wind can blow through them though, but that helps them breath well. I have worn them on casual walks and th... Read Moreey look nice and hang low enough to cover my ankles but not drag on the ground. I have not hiked in them but I did take them and wear them around my camping site; they add a nice warmth when sitting around a campfire and dirt doesnt seem to cling to them. Honestly, these are very comfortable, warm pants that I love wearing around the house and will buy more pairs now that I have had them for a month to test out. My only complaint is the pocket is made from a mesh material, probably for breath ability, that is very slick and everything falls out of my pockets if I sit down or squat (I stopped to pet my neighbors dog and my phone slid out of my pocket and fell on the ground along with my keys). Other then the small slipper pocket issue, these pants are amazing.

March 30, 2020

pretty good, with caveats

So, I had a pair of these and they pilled like crazy. I returned them. The second pair pills a bit, as would be expected with this type of fabric (though the r1/r2 techface jackets don't pill nearly as much), but you can touch it up easily enough with a sweater stone. I've A/B tested washing them inside out versus not and I find inside ou... Read Moret makes them hold up better. My one request would be for next year's model that you add some type of loop near the tag so that I can easily throw them on my towel/jacket rack, without causing the fabric to protrude over time.

Response from Patagonia
April 15, 2020

Hi Christopher! Thank you for the feedback! We have passed this information along to our Product Design Team. Thanks again!

February 26, 2020

Awesome, but very disappointed

Just bought these sweatpants and they are very comfortable and keep you very warm. Really like the grid thermal pattern and they fit great, not baggy, but not too tight either. The big issue here is that just wearing these a couple times and didnt even wash them. The outside started pilling and now it is everywhere. For how much I paid for these, I... Read More wish they wouldnt pill after a couple uses.

Response from Patagonia
March 27, 2020

Hi Andrew, we apologize for the irritation with the pilling, knitted garments are prone to pilling, and this style is no exception. Removing pills can help lengthen the life of your R1 Fleece Pants, plus it’s easy to do with a sweater stone. Learn about removing pills at

March 8, 2020

Super quality pants

Excellent product,I use for all activities and daily life.As previously noted ,you neeed to include zippers for pockets and offer additional colors.I have three pairs and Love these pants.

January 23, 2020

Love these pants

They are great winter sweats that look a little nicer - I work from home and wear them during the day, and they're warm enough to wear outside walking the dog in winter (whereas with normal sweat pants I need to put on long johns under them). The only thing is I would love more colors (blue, black, dark gray, whatever) - I would definitely buy... Read More another pair or two.

January 8, 2020

Great for around the house but. . . .

after just a wash or two the fabric shows fraying dimples along the grid pattern -- most prominently on the upper legs. So much for sustainability . . . .

Response from Patagonia
January 29, 2020

Hi Sam, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the way the pants are showing wear after only a few uses. That is certainly not typical quality of ours so you're welcome to [return]( under warranty.

January 2, 2020

Love ‘em but they’re big

Love ‘em but they’re big for a size small

December 25, 2019

Had high hopes

I own several pairs of older R1 that I wear quite a bit in the winter. They’re more like lose tights, or snug joggers with no side pockets or draw string & a zip back pocket. I was happy to find these had a draw string & side pockets! I’m 6’4” & 185 and have the XL in the old style from 5-6 years ago, fit great & still super soft ... Read Moreand warm. To not look I was wearing 1992 baggy skates pants, I got a small in the new style. They’re really comfy, but they pilled to really bad after only 2 washes. My 6 year pairs don’t look that. They’re smooth, soft and amazing abs it looks like I’m going to send them in for new elastic because they fall off

Response from Patagonia
January 18, 2020

Hi Jimmy! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the pants pilled after only two washes. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

December 13, 2019

My trusty R1 a bottom.

Been wearing the R1 quarter zip and R1 hoody for years and years, and finally was able to add the R1 pants to my collection. They function exactly as expected: awesomely. Comfortable, nice cut and nice deep pockets. The legs are maybe a touch wider than they need to be, but no big deal. The drawcord on the waist is a bit short though and can be a l... Read Moreittle bit of a pain to tie because of that. Also worth noting that they're starting to pill pretty quickly, but I expected that as the R1 fabric has a tendency to do that. This is a performance piece though first (I've used it snowboarding & fly fishing thus far, as well as just wearing them around the house) so I'm not too concerned about a little pilling as long as it stands the test of time, which I fully expect it to do as my R1 tops have.

December 10, 2019

cool weather pants

look great on. slim fit and true to size. great for 40 degree weather here in florida winter. out door tai chi practice and indoor yoga in a cool room. light weight and will be great for travel to cool climates. a bit expensive, even for patagonia.

December 4, 2019


Just what I was looking for, very comfortable pair of warm pants. Breathable enough to be active in too.

December 2, 2019

Perform as expected

I’ve been mostly wearing these around the house as sweatpants, and a few times under shell pants on especially cold days. They work as fleece sweatpants should. The pockets are a nice addition. No fly makes them less than ideal as a base layer, but it’s not a real problem unless I’m wearing a harness. I’ve experienced the pilling that some others h... Read Moreave mentioned, which doesn’t matter to me. But it is baffling because they are made from the same stuff as my trusty R1 shirt that I’ve worn for years on many expeditions and rock climbing trips (including offwidthing and chimneys) with almost no pilling at all. But after a few weeks of casual wearing these pants around the house I started to see noticeable pilling. But it hasn’t gotten much worse since it appeared, and like I said it doesn’t affect the use of the pants at all for me.

December 2, 2019

My favorite pants

These pants get more use than any Patagonia product I have. I've worn them as house pants almost every day for over 5 years. Bought another pair a year ago just in case they discontinue at some point. Have yet to wear the new ones but they seem identical in every way. I really can't tell that my originals have worn very much but as stated... Read More...they're primarily my inside pants. Having said that I've never hesitated to head out to the store cause they do look better than your average sweatpants.

November 28, 2019

Excellent pants

Comfy, great fit, and can tell they will last

November 22, 2019

Fitted casual pants that are surprisingly warm

Lots of positive reviews here, and I concur. I can’t speak yet to how well they’ll hold up, but with Patagonia’s lifetime warranty, that’s not really a concern. Wear them and see what they do. What do they do? They fit well and are warm. They are billed as a base layer, but you can definitely wear them around casually and not get cold in the Fahren... Read Moreheit 20s or 30s. Great at home, running errands, even at work if you are wearing a t-shirt or something of similar formality. Would be a spectacular yoga pant for many men or women (not bulky, good movement, not stretch pants). Good for travel in that they don’t take up loads of room and are easy to wash and quick to dry.

November 20, 2019

Best down time pants for winter

Fit is perfect, super comfy.

November 16, 2019


Perfect for layering or running

November 12, 2019

These are a hit, but could use some additional development to further refine

These pants are so close to being perfect for a variety of mild, casual conditions and situations. Extremely comfortable, warm without being too hot, and fit well. My only gripe after two months with them is that they started significantly pilling right in the immediate crotch area very soon after purchase and wear. I bought two pair to alternate b... Read Moreetween, and wear them often, but in thinking about the comparable R! fleece jacket I own, I didn't notice similar pilling in the analogous armpit area where fabric constantly folds and rubs against itself. So I worry that they will wear out in the crotch area far sooner than I would expect.

November 11, 2019

Great pant layer

Great pant layer

November 11, 2019

Bought these to lounge around.

Bought these to lounge around. I have some R1 pullover tops too, so love the feel of the material. Keeps me warm in and around the house.

November 10, 2019

The start of a great pant

Very good pant, waist could be great if they want back to the early Talus pant inside the waist with waist cinch - the best I have seen anywhere ever - I still have some that were made by Fastex (#192) just for that pant.

November 4, 2019

Length is great for my

Length is great for my 6’5 height

October 30, 2019


These pants are sweeeeet! Ultra warm and so so comfortable! I've been waiting a long time to get these, bummed I waited this long! Been wearing them around the house, but purchased to wear under my waders for cold weather fishing. Fit is fantastic, but as a shorter man(5 foot 8 inches), the inseam is a bit long for me. Still, amazing product... Read More!

October 29, 2019

Love them!

I am a woman who fits better in men's pants usually because the hips aren't as big. So these men's pants in med. fit perfectly. 5'7", 150, athletic with long legs. The only gripe is that I wish the front pockets were zippered. They flare out when you bend and things fall out.

September 22, 2019

Mens R1 pants

I love that they are recycled, but would have preferred a selection of colors.. the R1 texture is not my favorite, something smoother would also fit my taste also

September 22, 2019

These are awesome

A friend recommended these to me a year ago and I didn't listen. Big mistake. These are my new go-to pants.

September 16, 2019

Super Cozy

I'm a sailboat dweller / alpinist, so these are clutch on those crisp cold mornings. The weight & pack-ability is just about right. The cut is almost perfect for me, although I wish there was a long option. I'm rather leggy, and these are the high-water side. 160lbs 6'3"

September 13, 2019

Good old favorites

Whether you are layering for the cold or slipping into them for an evening of couch surfing, you can’t go wrong

September 9, 2019

Mens sizing too big for a petite woman

Love the style and R1 materials. I wish you made the R1 pant in women's specific sizes for the length and hips! The mens XS is still too big for me at 5'3" 130 lbs. Would love if they had the option of the R1 pants in the women's sizes with a shorter inseam but the same loose relaxed cut. These are great especially for under s... Read Moreplash pants when whitewater rafting or to throw on after a day skiing or snowboarding. I'm jealous of all the guys I know who own these pants and love them. If you're a guy or a woman over 5'8" then these are great. The guys have way better pant options compared to most of the women's are tights or slim cut tighter versions of the guys (i.e. woman snap-t pants are not overly realxed and ankles are tight instead of looser/straight legs and relaxed).

September 6, 2019


I've had a pair of these for a very long time and they have zippers on the side pockets. Please make them that way again and I'll buy multiple pairs. They are my go to hang around pant/layer under hunting/fishing pants/waders etc.etc. and have been on many trips. Please add the zippers back!!

August 26, 2019

R-1 Pants

They fit so well and are so comfortable, I wear them all of the time. They are sufficiently presentable to even wear to some meetings and at night. I have multiple pairs of R-1's and would like to see them offered in different colors.

December 23, 2018

Great update of very versatjle warm layer

Replaced an 12 year old pair of r1 pants. R1 fabric is great for a wide variety of cool and cold weather activities. Warm, wicks moisture, functions well when damp, easy to 'wear dry' when wet. If soaked, wring them out, put them back in, and go. Not remotely windproof, but Very warm under shell pants. I use them alone on cooler walks ... Read Moreand cold weather hiking, nordic skiing, and under a shell for winter hiking and climbing. could sub as a pair of sweatpants for cool weather running. Looser than the older ones, and 2 side pockets (same location as a pair of khakis). Older model had one small rear zippered pocket and were sized like a base layer, tighter cuffs, less fabric around legs. If you want that base layer fit, Patagonia thermal capilene bottoms give you that, though with a lighter/not S warm grid fabric. Live the drawstring on these.

December 21, 2018

Best Pants out there -- But Need zippers

I have 3 pairs of these pants. I wear them everyday. To work, everyday things, skiing, hiking, climbing. They're incredible, but the pockets are awful. Everything falls out of them. If you're driving with keys in your pockets, they will fall out, guaranteed. I can't use the pockets while climbing for obvious reasons or for skiing. I ... Read Morewould buy 3 more of these pants instantly if zipper pockets were added. I would also like to see some more colors. Definitely can't go wrong with these amazing pants though. Just please add zipper pockets.

December 20, 2018

The greatest pants i own

The R1 Pants are simply the greatest pants I own. So comfortable and fit me so, so well. They are slimmer than other fleece pants, so you can take some liberties with wearing them in public and still maintain some decency. They are unmatched in comfort. There's nothing I would rather wear around my cold house in the winter. They're great ... Read Moreunder snow pants too!

November 19, 2018

Pilling far too soon

I will start by telling you that I LOVE everything I have every owned by Patagonia. In October 2018 I purchased the R1 pants and new full zip R1 with hood, one week after I received the pants, they started pilling. I contacted the Customer Service and made a report. I had not worn them under Blue Jeans and had not washed them yet. They started pill... Read Moreing pretty bad, in my opinion, for something that costs as much as they do. I have now had my new R1 pants that CS sent, and now two weeks of having them, they are pilling again. I do believe if I were to wear these as a base layer, they would totally look un-presentable. I am a little disappointed, because they are so comfortable...

November 16, 2018

Great Lounge Pants!

I love these pants! They definitely have a slim cut and the inseam for the Medium is probably closer to 33" (which works great for me!) These pants use the smaller grid pattern and stitched logo similar to the old R1 jackets. Please bring back the stitched logo for all R1 products. Extremely happy with this purchase!

October 2, 2018

Best cool to cold weather pants

I’ve worn these pants in every type of weather in Colorado for a little over a year . I wear them for camping all year combined with an r1 hoody and can be toasty warm below freezing all the way down to near zero or mild temps to just stay warm . My favorite pants to wear anywhere for any reason!

September 10, 2018

Go To Pants when the weather gets cool

These are my favorite casual pants once the weather gets cool. Wear them around the house, around the campsite, walking the dog, on car trips, to the grocery & under my waders when it really gets cold. Too baggy to wear as any sort of insulating layer though. I've read complaints about pilling but haven't experienced any for myself in... Read More the past year of owning them. I was 150lbs when I bought them and down to about 142lbs now and the mediums have always been too big. But since I'm 6'2" the Smalls would be too short I am afraid. Very comfortable.

August 4, 2018

Be careful on your purchase

The pants look great out of the box. After one wear and not one wash the pants began to fray and look like they are years old. For the price you expect a much better material. Beware before you purchase.

March 20, 2018

Perfect lounging pants

Bought these in October and I've worn them at least once weekly since. A little bit of pilling on the front which is disappointing,but the pants are great for cool weather casual wear and an outer layer to ditch once I get into the gym. I love them and may get the top. They almost mimic a military waffle bottom except with loose ankles.

December 26, 2017

Great material. Very Durable. Way too long

It would be nice to have an 30 inch inseam as an option. even the XS start at 31 inches.

November 19, 2017

6 Month Review

I have had these for six months now and been in the about 30 times.I use these as a base/mid layer under my waders.For summer to late summer early fall in upstate ny they worked well.As the water temps dropped below 45 Degrees the pants really didn't cut the mustard. I had to go to my nano puff pants for steelhead season with the R1 as a base.... Read More That's not really a knock against the pants but for winter wading A thermal base layer in these pants don't cut the mustard. The fit of the pants is great although the draw cord is a little bit tricky to cinch down tight.I wish that they also had a back pocket for a wallet.After about six months there is quite a bit of piling.In another six months I can see them wearing thin. I would hesitate to recommend them.

November 1, 2017

Warm and comfortable

I first got R1 pants back in 2003 and really liked them but the elastic finally wore out several years ago. I replaced them,but that version was almost like tights,and I am skinny. I don't like tight pants so the 2010s have been challenging for buying men's pants,especially stylish ones from places like patagonia. These new R1s are way ba... Read Moreggier,more like the old ones I liked. Loose fitting without a cuff at the bottom is what I wanted. They do run long,even the extra smalls start at 31 inch inseam which is odd to me. I would prefer a 30. But you can get them altered or do it yourself,they are fine otherwise. I am 5'7" male,140 lbs and got a medium,anything bigger would have been too big. While expensive,these will last for ages,I still have my 2003 ones but just need to fix the elastic and there are a few holes,its wearing thin after 14 years and a hundred washes. Now I just need to put my too-tight ones on the worn wear site!

October 21, 2017

Make them for Women!

My second pair of R1 Women's pants finally are biting the dust and there is no choice for women in this weight. Patagonia,please go back to making an R1 choice for women in pants. The men's version is not unisex enough and the color is so drab. Thank you.

October 2, 2017

Not the old one

I had an older model with zippered pockets. I like that

August 28, 2017

Nice pants,comfortable

Bought these before a trip to Alaska. Served me well,but they did come with a fraying seam. Patagonia replaced them within three days of my request!

June 27, 2017

Bring back the old style

I had an old pair of R1 pants,lost them on trip recently. They were the greatest. I would love to replace them,but these are more like sweat pants than a base layer. Patagonia,plz help.

June 4, 2017

Wish they had elasticized cuffs

These are awesome but I wish they had elasticized cuffs in addition to the waist band. Would be the perfect layer or lounge pants

April 16, 2017

Base 4 Fish/Ski

I use them as a base layer under my waiters and ski pants...perfect !

March 13, 2017

Great Fit...more colors!

I've had these for over a year. Turned in to my go-to base layer for skiing. Great for traveling to and from the slopes and then throw on your ski pants. They also have turned in to my sweatpants in the summer. Year-round weekly washings and still look great. Biggest gripe...MORE colors. This is the end of the second season of the same.

February 28, 2017

You need these,now!

I bought a pair of these for layering and warmth outside...and now wear almost nothing else inside! Great fit. Warm yet breathable--and so comfortable I just bought two more pairs. An excellent,lasting value.

January 9, 2017

Nice fleece pants

They are comfortable and warm. I wear these in my waders over a baselayer during winter months. My feedback on these pants would be deeper front pockets and add a rear zippered pocket.

January 6, 2017

Love R1 pants

Love these--great for hanging around the house on a chilly morning/evening. Wear these with an R1 top,and you can leave the thermostat down low. Great as a layer under waders,great as a base layer for skiing. Good for everything. Can't get enough of them.

December 4, 2016

Add a Zippered Fly and Velcro Cuffs!

I wear them under my shell pants and also under waders. I love the fit and feel of these pants,however they're in dire need of a zippered fly! When fishing by boat or hunting with a shell over them,there is no fly to match the fly in the shells I wear. That makes things a bit difficult and aggravating for me. Another thing that's badly n... Read Moreeeded is elastic velcro ankle cuffs- like adjustable jacket wrist cuffs. Every time I wear these pants under a shell or waders I have to stuff the ankle cuffs in my socks and that's another inconvenience. If you want to improve these pants make these changes,then add more colors.

November 27, 2016


Some piling over time,but very nice good quality. Worth it.

October 27, 2016

great but run small

Great pants,comfortable,mid warmth; not quite the warmth of fleece but I don't yet need that. Tried a pair a few years ago and they fit "snug" and I bought them true to size. This year I sized up one size from L to XL,(I'm 6'0 200,lbs 34" waist) and they fit great. slightly loose and comfortable for lounging around the... Read More house and I easily wear outside if needed..

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