Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean. Chuck wears the Patagonia R1 Hoody when it's time to go ninja.
Want to get your inner Chuck on? The R1 is a base layer with a few really nice alpinist-friendly touches. First is the integrated 'clava-style hood, eliminating cold spots 'twixt neck and noggin. Second is the extra-long hem, which will stay put under a harness. Third is the thumb-hole on the end of the sleeves, which keeps your cuffs in place when you're sliding gloves on. There's a single zippered chest pocket in case you want to wear the R1 as its own piece for high-output aerobic activity.
The R1 may be the ultimate mid-weight layer. It fits like a second skin and moves effortlessly, thanks to Capilene 4 stretch panels under the arms. The checkerboard style interior weave picks up sweat and moves it out extremely efficiently. The face is smooth enough that layers will slide over it. And it's made of 60% recycled Polartec Power Dry. I think I need another one, because I'm going to wear this one into the ground. Thanks, Chuck!