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My husband likes everything about this jacket except the mesh lining on the sides and pockets. He's not sure if keys, etc. will rip the lining. His hands are rough from work too and they tend to snag on the mesh lining when he tried it on. He likes the solid linings in your other jackets (he has many) and is not sure why you would have switche... Read Mored to the mesh. It will be the fall before he wears it, so we'll see then how the lining holds up.
Quality of fabric has declined
Two or three years ago I bought the pullover version of this product. It is such an excellent piece that I added the zipped jacket version to my wardrobe. Unfortunately, the fabric has changed and not in a positive way. The fabric is noticeably thinner and, after three months of wear, the weave of the fabric is visible through the pile. Also, the f... Read Moreibers must be shorter as the jacket is pilling far more than my pullover. Overall the fabric just appears to be of lower quality.
I've purchased Patagonia products for many years now. So I'm kind of biased. This item I only wear indoors. Very comfy. Like the larger zippers. Like the full length zipper. Haven't washed it yet, so the jury's out on that aspect. Don't see any obvious washing instructions. If shrinkage is an issue, then that would be impor... Read Moretant to me. I like to wash most things together(except Wool). I have a Rincon Hoody that I've worn for many years. That thing is practically Bullitt proof. Never wears out. I did buy another Retro pile fleece jacket as a gift for a friend. So that should tell you how much I like it. Ciao
I am tall enough so that I generally need tall sizes, but the large Patagonia fleeces are long enough in the arms and bodies to fit me. It has slight stretch, fitting snugly across the chest, but comfortably, and looks sharp. The fleece is thick enough so that with a wind breaker over it I am comfortable outside with the temperature in the 30'... Read Mores. I also have a sweater fleece that is medium thickness and not quite as warm. I expect this one to pill a bit, but it still is my current favorite fleece.
Great looking and true to size
I love the style and look of the jacket, for sure. Patagonia makes the best apparel out there, but the shedding on this one is not something I wouldve expected. Im going to try washing it again, but Im hoping putting it in a dryer will prevent the excessive shedding. Ill never give up on Patagonia products!
Too short for me.
I like the material but it was just too short. The large was too wide. Would love it if the med was few inches longer in the torso. But patagonia has always fit me that way. It's either spot on or too short in the waist.
Thanks for the feedback on fit, sizing and fabric, Dan! You may prefer our "slim" fit fleece options like our R1, R2, Lightweight Better Sweater or Los Gatos Hoody. Please let us know if you'd like [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) to return or exchange it.
Seems to be cut smaller than older Patagonia fleece jackets Ive gotten over the years. The somewhat looser weave seems to be let a bit more wind through on a windy day. Good as an under layer under a windbreaker though.
Thank you for leaving us a review on our Retro Pile Fleece Jacket. If you're interested in checking out a windproof fleece, we'd recommend the [Men's Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-classic-retro-x-fleece-jacket/23056.html?dwvar_23056_color=KSCT&cgid=mens-fleece).
Perfect in every way but...
I'm 5'4" with a 6'2" upper body. shoulders, waist hands head, I'm a big guy in a short frame. There's a reason for this but a long terrifying story. The only things I can buy off the shelf that fit are shoes, socks, and underwear. If the sleeves were 1.5" shorter and the length was 3" shorter this Jacket... Read More would be perfect for me. It's not your fault or mine actually but if you had a "custom club" at say 1.5 x the price$, I gladly pay the extra for your quality.
I have purchased several items from Patagonia but have returned approximately half due to restrictive sleeves or overall shirt length. I feel like the sizes are borderline slim when I , personally, prefer a traditional/ baggie fit. Pataloha, from several years ago, was a purchase that sold me on the brand. I also love the baggie shorts and fleece. ... Read MoreThanks
Let me tell you how much I love this jacket. I LOVE IT A LOT! Its very soft, super warm, and I love the color. I tend to buy a lot of the mens clothes, because I am not always a fan of the colors and patterns that are available for womens clothes. I much prefer the colors and patterns available in the mens section. With that, it doesnt matter if ... Read Moreyoure a her, him, or they, clothes are not only for the gender they are displayed as. I do wish there were more similar patterns and colors available in both sections, because the womens clothes do fit my body better, but I am often disappointed in the options available.
Comfortable and Very Warm!
I've wanted this jacket for 30 years, even since receiving a Patagonia catalog in the mail as a teenager. I finally treated myself, and it's worth every penny! I love the material and color, of course! The fit is great a good length, roomy sleeves, boxy in a good way through the torso (good for layering), high neck zipper and effective c... Read Moreollar. The pockets are big and easy to work even with gloves. One thing though is that this is *super warm*. The lining traps heat and blocks wind extremely well! Perfect for walking or casual wear, but too warm for even moderate cycling. (I was sweating while riding in this jacket on a minus-20 day here in Minnesota this week.) All in all, a wonderful jacket.
Love this item
I have been trying to simplify my wardrobe as of late. Ive sold some items and bought this one. This fleece is really warm to start, but also is perfect for layering. Ive been throwing a navy vest over it on -32 degree days and Im plenty cozy and warm. It also looks great casually. Im sure this will stay a central piece of my outer wear for years t... Read Moreo come. Absolutely love it! My only piece of feedback would be this: I am new to Patagonia and I am normally a medium in most things. Im six foot, thin, and have pretty broad shoulders. The medium fits, but it is right on the edge of not fitting how Id like, because of my build. Not Patagonias fault. Im just broad shouldered. Keep that in mind if most brands dont fit you in the shoulders.
This one is really COZY !!!
I love this jacket. I have an old very similar one I purchased years ago. After many many years of wear I sent the old one back for repair, as the original zipper finally gave up. the ghost after years of wear. I wanted to replace it, so I bought this one because, like its elderly "brother", also has the same zippered pockets that I love.... Read More Still have the old one, I use for gardening. Patagonia rocks !!
Got this jacket thinking it would be just what I was looking for. What I wasnt looking for is to be shedding all over the place. The shedding covers the seats and seatbelts in my car every time I wear it. It gets on my clothes too. I really like this jacket. Is it defective? Or is this a common issue?
Thank you for this valuable feedback on our Men's Retro Pile Fleece Jacket. Unfortunately, it sounds like you have received defective product, this jacket should not be shedding excessively. Please reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) so we can set you up with a replacement.
Despite liking the way this jacket looks, I hesitated on ordering because several reviews talked about how it sheds. I'm glad I didn't listen to them because I love the jacket and it doesn't shed at all. Seriously, not even in the slightest amount. It is surprisingly warm, comfortable and light. I wear it pretty much all day during t... Read Morehe colder months in S. California.
Looks great, fuzz balls everywhere!
I love the way this looks, but it just isnt the same rugged quality as my other Patagonia gear. It literally leaves fuzz balls EVERYWHERE like a cotton shirt, my seatbelt, or just around the house. Hoping the fuzz balls slow down and it doesnt wither away to nothing!
Thank you for the feedback, Joe! We're sorry to hear about the fuzz. While all knit fabrics pill to some degree, this jacket is high pile and may shed more than others. We recommend washing it in cool water with mild detergent, no fabric softener and either hang to dry or tumble dry on low to no heat. Washing it with soft items or in a Guppyfriend type of bag will cut down on the chance of unnecessary abrasion. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you'd like any [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) with product care or a return!
way to small
Very unhappy with the sizing. I have bought this item before and a medium was great. not any more. I have not put on that much weight. Where were they made. ????
Thank you for the feedback on our Retro Pile Jacket! We're sorry that the size you purchased didn't end up working out for you, we're working hard on streamlining all of our sizing to make it more consistent throughout the line. You can check out all of our suppliers for each item at the bottom of each product page. If you'd like to exchange your purchase for a bigger size, you can start that [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Lightweight and very breathable
Just bought this as a Christmas gift to myself. It fits well over a single base layer. The inside is pretty clingy to that base layer so it is a bit of a struggle putting it on. I wear size large in shirts and this large fits well, snug but good freedom of movement. The fleece is lighter in weight and very breathable. The pile finish is deceptive,... Read More its a sweater-weight fleece but looks heavier. That makes it good for layering under a shell, but too light by itself unless you are really active. I wore it for walking the dog in 50 degree weather and was chilly. A light breeze cut right through.
I love this Jacket! I already had a fleece quarter-zip in a Large that was a bit small on me, so I wanted something that was a little bigger. This jacket is slightly big on me, which I wanted in case I wanted to layer underneath! I wear it around the house and on walks and it is super comfortable. The only issue is that the fleece pills a little, b... Read Moreut not too badly. Looks great too!
Great looking jacket... and warm
I'm 5-11 and 160 pounds. Patagonia tops are a tricky fit for me. I had to go back and forth between medium and small a couple of times, but I finally realized small was the right size. It's just a super snug fit, so takes a little to get used to, but now that I have it's my fav jacket.
Good Outer Layer For California Winter
I bought an L for my husband who is 6ft 1 and on the slim side. It fits correctly, but without much extra room for winter wear - ie if he wears a sweater underneath, it feels and looks too snug. Ive ordered the XL instead. Love the quality and simple style.
Cozy, cuddly and warm
I bought this at the outlet and didnt realize it was a mens until they told me when I checked out. I bought it anyway. Im 5ft 9 and 145 lbs and I liked how it was longer in the sleeves and overall length than the womens sizes plus I got it in black which they dont make in the womens. Its a little oversized but I love it and my husband wants to hug ... Read Moreme every time I wear it!
Good looking jacket
I like the jacket. Patagonia tops run small so I had to return the small for a medium. A little looser fitting than I would like but manageable. One strange thing about this jacket is that the zipper sits about 1 to 2 inches to the left instead of down the center. I'm not sure if I got a bad cut, or if the jacket is meant to be a little random... Read More.
The coziest garment I own
Im 6 foot 3, 195 pounds with broader shoulders (44L in most suit jackets), and the large fits pretty well. I find the fit to be snug and even feels a little like a slim fit for me, which I like. The jacket itself might look a touch bulky because of the thickness of the fleece, but it feels snug and not at all baggy. I wouldnt be able to layer much ... Read Moreunderneath without sizing up, but its plenty warm for how I intend to use it. It is exactly what I was hoping for as it is great in that 45 to 65 degree range outside or just hanging out on the couch on a chillier day. The fleece is thick but not quite as soft as the Los Gatos stuff, and I find that to be a good thing. It has got a little more ruggedness and bounce to it which I really like. I look forward to wearing this for years to come.
Great but leaves lint everywhere
Its a great fitting jacket and keeps me warm. I really dont like how much lint it leaves on my clothing especially white clothing. Ive had it for a week and its already leaving lint balls all over the place. Love the design and comfort but not a fan of being covered in fuzz balls.
Nice but starting to pill on first wearing
I really like this fleece and there are some good features. The fit is good and pockets are spacious. Not entirely thrilled with the fleece fabric which is more open and fluffy. I wore it a couple times before the first washing and it is already starting to pill and form little dangling things. Its disappointing as I know it will soon be covered wi... Read Moreth them. Not the quality of my older fleeces.
Thank you for the excellent feedback, Paul! While all knit fabrics pill, some will experience this sooner or to a greater degree than others. We recommend washing it with mild detergent in a Guppyfriend Bag or similar to avoid other items in the machine. Laying flat or hanging to dry is also preferable. You may use a fabric shaver or sweater stone on the pilled areas. Most importantly, your jacket is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee), so please reach out to return or exchange it.
Sheds Too Much
I have been a happy customer for more than 30+ years, and almost all products I have purchased exceeded expectations. This one fell short. The pile/fleece sheds like crazy (and even after 2 washings). I will be returning it for the Retro-X, which last time I had one, did not suffer this problem. I would think about holding off on purchasing this on... Read Moree until the material choice is sorted out or a bad batch of fleece works through the system.
Doesn't stop shedding!
Don't get me wrong its a really nice jacket at first, but after my first wear this jacket just started shedding like crazy. Everywhere I went or even in the car it would leave a fuzziness trail. Ruined a couple of my shirts from the material attaching on.
Hey there, it sounds like you've received a defective product. Please reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) so we can get you squared away.
Shed like crazy!
I wish never purchased this product. Just like other reviews, it shed like crazy and ruins other clothes whatever I wear inside. Total waste of money!!!
Hi Mike! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your fleece is shedding. We will pass along your feedback to our product team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, so you're welcome to return the item to us for a full refund. To initiate your return online, check out our returns page here: https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html. Alternatively, our Customer Service team would be happy to assist you via phone at 800-638-6464 or with our Live Chat feature on Patagonia.com. Representatives are available M-F 6:00-6:00 PST or on weekends from 7:00-3:00 PST.
Sheds More than a black lab
The tough bit about this review is that i want to love this jacket. I was hoping that it would replace an old better sweater in my lineup. It looks great, and its a comfortable and solid fitting layer. However, it sheds at an unbelievable rate. After driving my cat while wearing, it looked like the seat-belt was made of the same fabric as the coat,... Read More and bags and backpacks are covered in the fuzz as well. I thought a wash or two would help, but its still dropping fuzzy lint at the same pace as day one. Overall disappointed, because I have a retro pile fleece vest from many years ago that didn't shed even remotely in the same way.
Hi Phil! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your fleece is shedding. We will pass along your feedback to our product team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) the item to us for a full refund.
Fits like a glove...
6'3'' 186lbs and L is the way to go. Roomy throughout but no floppy extra hang near the belt line. This is ideal for Southern California weather and even as a mid layer for snowboarding. WASH with care if you want this to last. Saw the other review that complained about the material. Hang dry to be safe, if not, use lower heat. Could... Read More see me having this piece for 20+ years
Good fit and warm, but sheds and pills a lot
I want to like this jacket, and it is functional, but after spending a few hours in a car wearing it and having fuzz all over the seat and seat-belt, it's tough to recommend at this price point. Maybe this will decrease with more wear and washings.
Hi Eric! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your fleece is shedding. We will pass along your feedback to our product team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) the item to us for a full refund.
Bad design poorly executed
I am 6 ' tall and 165 #, in other words very slim, and yet the body is so snug that little else can be layered, also the sleeves are too tight to easily pass most other long sleeves. Then there is the extremely mis-cut front, which has the whole zipper off-set to the left about 2 inches, with the whole collar twisted left. I might have asked f... Read Moreor a replacement, maybe the mis-cut is a one time occurrence?, but the basic cut is way too skimpy. This should have been cut to allow layering.
Hi Jim! We're really sorry this ended up being too tight. It sounds like you may need to size up to a Large. If you would like to try it on, you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the Medium back to us. We're also always happy to email you any item's measurements chart so you can feel more confident about your next purchase. Thanks so much for your feedback!
Non stop shedding
I really love this sweater. It's light, it's warm and it looks great. However, since day one it has been shedding non stop. Leaving tons of fuzz on my seatbelt, girlfriends car and sweaters. I've only worn it 3 times and it just will not stop shedding.
Hi Ben, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your fleece is shedding. We will pass along your feedback to our product team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) the item to us for a full refund.
Fit is weird and pills and frays like crazy
Nice looking jacket and definitely keeps you warm but on me the torso and sleeves were too long and the the material is easily susceptible to pilling and fraying only 2 days after wearing it.
Hi Basel! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your fleece is pilling and fraying. We will pass along your feedback to our product team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) the item to us for a full refund.
6' 2" and 210lbs. LARGE fits perfectly and according to my girlfriend has a "slimming look". The cut of the garment is not baggy and with my size leaves room for a heavy base layer and that's about it. If you're looking for a fleece which to layer more underneath, consider sizing up. However the garment is sized perfec... Read Moret for a LARGE in my opinion. With is seemly range of comfortable temp range, I will use this for a long time and in a lot of situations. Patagonia continues to impress.
Great Casual Jacket
I was searching for a pile jacket that was more light weight than the poofy ones you find in the women's department. However, I usually like jackets that don't have a hat attached to them so when I found this jacket in the men's/boy's section I was super happy! I wish the ladies section offered more neutral colors rather than gi... Read Morerly ones. Luckily I can fit a boy's XXL size so I also scored on a cheaper price than the men's version. Only difference was inner lining was tan instead of navy and the red zipper is more of a coral color than a dark red like in the men's version. Also, the jacket does create lint so make sure not to wear with dark colors. Overall, I love my purchase and it's a great everyday wear item.
Looks cool, for now...
Ordered 3 different mediums in different colors, all fit differently! Patagonia needs to work on quality control. Worn a few times and already getting those little material balls that you have to pick off, like on a wool sweater... warm and looks great otherwise though
Hey there Philip, thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Retro Pile Jacket and sorry to hear that each color is fitting a bit differently. You are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.) them at any point.
I have a couple of Patagonia pullovers that are size XXL. Ordered this jacket in the same size and it's way too small.
We're sorry this was too small! You are welcome to return it if you were looking to do so, but haven't already. We're also always happy to email you any item's measurements chart so you can feel more confident about your next purchase.
Pills like crazy
I love the look of the jacket. It’s warm (comfortable down to the 40s with not much layering), and stylish. However, the fibers pill and fall off rather easily. After a day or wearing this jacket, my pants and top are covered with little fuzz balls. Bummer.
Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the way the jacket is shedding fuzz. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Great Product IF you know what you want.
I am 6'4" 200 lbs and have a long 'wingspan'. Dimensions for a large are just right on me, However...the fit is snug to the body like a sweater, it is not a bulky fleece jacket that you may want. I love the fit for going under a shell. The fit on the forearms might be a little too snug for me but I am getting used to it. So thin... Read Morek about the type of jacket you want and try it on to make sure the fit is for you. I am now wearing this all the time.
Really like it
This is a great jacket. I made the mistake of believing the review that said they run small and I order an XL. It was too big. Had a little trouble logging on to get a return label, but customer service was a big help. I reordered a large and it fits as intended-snug but it moves with you.
One of my favorites
I’m a big fan of retro pile, having purchased and used these jackets from their very first generation. Although the newer pile is shorter, it is just as warm, if not warmer, because the fabric is two sided and denser. The fabric is also recycled which means a lot to me. I really like the use of heavy duty “toothed” zippers for every application! My... Read More only issue is with the sizing.. It’s a perennial issue with Patagonia: the jacket is a bit small in the girth, and too long in the sleeves, for its size. Fortunately the material is stretchy, and that makes it work.
Love this fleece - but make sure to order a size up!
Glad I tried this on in the store before purchasing it... I'm 6'2" and normally wear an XL, but the XL was a big too snug for my taste and wasn't sure it would accomodate anything underneath it if I needed to layer with it. I tried on the XXL and it fit like I thought the XL would. One of the store employees confirmed that the s... Read Moreizes on this fleece run a little small. Excited to wear this as cooler weather approaches!
The Ms Retro Pile Jacket runs small compared to my Better Sweater. I ordered a medium. Had to return it. Also don't think it's worth the price so will not be re-ordering.
We're really sorry this didn't work out! Please [let us know](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html) if you have any questions regarding your return.
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