(The R stands for “regulator,” as in the ability to manage body temperature.) In the 20-plus years since, the brand has expanded on the Regulator concept with hybrids and higher-loft spinoffs.
What is regulator fleece?
The Patagonia R1 Regulator Pullover Hoody is a Polartec microgrid fleece designed for high output activities when the temperature drops but you must keep moving. It’s intended to function as a versatile midlayer that stays on the vast majority of the time.
Which Patagonia fleece is warmest?
Expanding upon the hi-loft aspect of the R2 series, the R3 delivers maximum thermal efficiency with a thick, fuzzy fleece. Made from Polartec Thermal Pro, with Polartec Power Stretch side panels and a drawcord hem, this is Patagonia’s warmest layering pieces, and one of the warmest fleece jackets you can find.
What Patagonia jacket do I have?
Each Patagonia product has a unique five-digit style number printed on the white tag stitched into the garment. It will have STY, ITEM or STYLE in front of the number, and sometimes it will have letters and numbers behind it—those denote the season and year it was made. So, the tag might say: STY54321FA18.
What is Grid Fleece?
A grid fleece is somewhat newer versus the standard fleece. A grid pattern with elastane stitching is woven into the fabric. The breathability is better than the standard or solid fleece and that is the main selling point. A grid fleece is also less bulky vs. a standard fleece, too.