I love this fleece so much. It fits well, isn't too tight so it is easy to layer under, and over. Love it for climbing in colder weather. I bought the black and have received a lot of compliments on the fit and style of it. I love the material, perfect thickness.
High Performance meets High Comfort
After being jealous of my husband's R1 pullover for a couple of years, I finally did something about it and got my own--I couldn't resist the Bougainvillea deep pink color. This piece really does live up to the hype I heard from my mountain guides and husband. It is now a staple in my hiking and climbing kit. It is lightweight, very comfortable, and does a great job of keeping you warm -- from cold temps or wind -- and dry -- from activity-generated body heat or sweat. The fabric is highly breathable -- no clammy feeling-- with great ventilation at the neck zipper if you need it while moving. The trim around the neck is very comfy against the chin and neck with no issues feeling the zipper-top, due to excellent design. It is a great layering piece. I bring it along to put over a sleeveless Mountain Hardwear Wicked Tee shirt if the wind picks up or the sun goes behind clouds--very comfy against bare skin. I wear it as my second layer over a longsleeve Patagonia Capilene 1, 2 or 3 when climbing or hiking, and remain very comfortable putting multiple layers on top of it as conditions warrant, including a Micro Puff jacket and softshell or hardshell jacket. It dries very fast. I hand washed it before bedtime during a recent climbing trip in Ecuador, and despite the damp rainy weather, it was dry by morning. I am 5'1"/115 pounds and always wear XS in Patagonia. It gives me a trim/athletic fit but still just enough room to put a layer underneath and yet give me freedom of movement and comfort. The sleeves are a little long on me, as expected, but not bad compared to other brands' long arms. My only negative is after 4 months of wear, the fabric is slightly nicked/snagged in a couple places below the waist, probably due to my harness and gear. Also, the triple-row of thread seams at the sleeve hems are a bit frayed on the exterior, probably from rubbing on rocks. It is hardly noticeable though and likely due to my climbing harness and gear etc. Now if only Patagonia would come out with a Women's version of the R1 Hoody pullover...I'd buy that too!
I am 5'3" 120#. I bought a Med it gives me plenty of room to layer under it. A small would be perfect without layers. I am short so it runs quite long for me. It runs true to size. Good wind resistance. Provides good warmth. Washes well, I air dry it.