Patagonia Re-Tool Hoody Review


Shannon, our fabulous female tester, takes gear testing to a new level for women. When not at work or school, she is most likely training for a marathon, climbing one of Colorado’s tallest peaks, riding her road bike, or skiing down a mountain slope. Like many women, Shannon gets cold easily, therefore, we try to test the best all weather gear to help her stay warm and dry during all day outdoor pursuits. In the warmer months, Shannon enjoys exploring the Colorado backcountry with her friends and dogs and attempts to escape for as many trail runs as her schedule allows. Shannon is a great women’s tester because she gives readers true insight into how a product may perform for an active woman.

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  1. rachel says:

    Re-tool or R3? I want one or the other, and I can’t decide. Compare and contrast for me? Looking at the fantastic web specials going on right now at Patagonia, considering either the Re-Tool Fleece Hoody or the R3 Hi-Loft Fleece Hoody. My current go-to fleece is a North Face Masonic hoody (and I also have a hood-less version) in an XS, and I love it. It fits very snug, and I like it like that. I’m looking for something a tiiiny bit roomier. What’s the “slim fit” vs “regular fit” difference in the two pieces? I can’t really tell based on promo pics. What are the “problems” you speak of with the R3?

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