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Re: R1 Hoody questions

Postby oldschoolczar » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:16 pm

I think I found the perfect solution for those having trouble forking out $120+ for the R1 hoody. Check out the Columbia Grid Grit Fleece jacket. List price is $75, but you can get it at REI right now for $50. As far as I can tell it's basically the exact same thing with some minor differences.
This hoody is full-zip as opposed to pullover hoody. Not a big deal as far as I'm concerned. I'd probably prefer the half-zip of the R1, but it is not an important feature for me. Also, the Columbia Grid Grit doesn't have the thumb loops. Again, it would be a nice feature to have, but not worth another $50-100 as far as I'm concerned. Also the sleeves have some elastic on the ends so it seems like it'll do well without the thumb loops. I'm going to take the money I saved and get a Capilene-4 pullover from Patagonia.
Check it out! This seems like a great deal to me!

Deets: http://www.rei.com/product/836818/columbia-grid-grit-full-zip-fleece-jacket-mens
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Re: R1 Hoody questions

Postby Johnson » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:04 pm

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Re: R1 Hoody questions

Postby forbins_mtn » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:43 pm

I'm about to go check out the FA Hangfire Hoodie.

The R1 fits me funny. Too tight on the shoulders and armpits. I'd have to do an XL where I normally do medium sized athletic apparel.

and Johnson - keep hitting me up. I wanna check out these boots this week!

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Re: R1 Hoody questions

Postby Johnson » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:27 pm

I sold them. They're on their way to Orizaba!

Re: R1 Hoody questions

Postby forbins_mtn » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:22 am

dang it! it's all good. i was up rocking Silverheels last weekend and then went out of town. i need to go try a bunch on anyway to see what works.

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Re: R1 Hoody questions

Postby PaliKona » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:08 pm

Which is a better buy, in your opinions? I'm looking for a crew cut shirt, similar to the R1

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Clothing ... t104034780

http://www.rei.com/product/819172/rei-heavyweight-polartec-power-dry-crew-shirt-mens

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Re: R1 Hoody questions

Postby Dave B » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:14 pm

PaliKona wrote:Which is a better buy, in your opinions? I'm looking for a crew cut shirt, similar to the R1

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Clothing ... t104034780

http://www.rei.com/product/819172/rei-heavyweight-polartec-power-dry-crew-shirt-mens


Both shirts are made from the same exact material as the R1 (Polartec Powerdry) Neither the Cabelas nor the REI give fabric weight (the R1 is 6.8 oz.) but I'm not even sure what different weights the power dry grid fleece is offered in.

So, it would seem that which ever is cheaper is going to be the best buy.
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