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Patagonia Men's Retro Pile Fleece Vest

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October 18, 2021

Good Layering Vest

Vest fits well and is light enough to layer under a rain shell in foul weather without overheating me. More breathable than the Retro-X. Useful for those cool but not cold Fall days. Not sure about the quality of construction given the shedding of the ivory colored fleece all over my shirt and pants. I hope this stops after the first wear or two. I... Read Moref not, the vest will go back to Patagonia.

August 27, 2021

Feels cheap

I feel cheap and when I'm in it. I don't like the texture or the fit.

August 18, 2021

Great quality

Your quality all around is the best Your return policy is the best

June 20, 2021

Very Soft and Warm

This vest fits very nice. It fits slightly snug but Id say its true to size.

June 13, 2021

Purchased by mistake

I thought this was a womans vest however its not. It does look a bit dude-ish but I still like it. Very comfy.

May 12, 2021

Great vest!

Best vest I own. It keeps warm and I love the 3 pockets. It also looks really sharp. I never thought I'd wear purple, but then Patagonia came up with the piton purple color and it looks great.

May 11, 2021

Wait. I got a deal. Was it the vest? Maybe.

An investment banker bought a big house with me. Was it this vest? Possible as naturally he has similar vests.

May 11, 2021

Goldman Sachs ish

Welp. The best doesnt create the man. This vest is awesome. However. No one sent me any deals so far. And I wear it every day.

May 2, 2021

Great Product!

+ Three Pockets with Zippers + Good for Layering

March 30, 2021

Nice Layer!

Purchased this vest as a light layer for spring skiing and spring riding. Great fit, comfortable, and warm.

March 29, 2021

Just right

I've generally been a full-sleeve person, and recently picked up a few vests as we shift into spring. This vest is my go-to favorite. Keeps me warm without overheating, super comfortable. Presentable with a work shirt for business casual. Leave it on for some woodsplitting outside. Excellent purchase!

March 25, 2021

Comfort and great fit

This is a cozy vest with some stretchy making it comfortable for all day wear. Quality construction and expect it will wear well for years, like all my other Patagonia gear.

March 21, 2021

Superb Quality

Yet another superb garment from Patagonia. Great quality and wonderfully manufactured. Kudos to Patagonia!

March 18, 2021

Warm and Fuzzy

My vest was shipped in a timely manner and arrived in excellent condition. The construction is of high quality and attention to detail. I live in the South so the temperature hasnt been especially low but I did get to wear the vest a couple of times. It was everything I expected and I am very pleased. I also have a down-filled vest and this one fee... Read Morels like it is just as warm. I highly recommend this brand.

March 17, 2021

Its a great vest

First of all, I don't give 5 star reviews. Nothing is perfect...ok, I digress. I like this vest enough that I paid retail for it, which I rarely do. It fits well and cannot think of anything that needs improving.

March 16, 2021


Initially I bought my husband a X-large, he usually wears a large. The X-large was pretty big on him, so I returned for a large and it fits perfect! LOVE it!

March 11, 2021

Great comfort range

Found this to be an ideal middle layer - it complements anything I wear under it and reinforces anything I wear over it; the retro fleece is a great fabric. Hope you keep it in your lineup.

March 10, 2021

Its very warm.

For something that I could not try on and that you are designing and manufacturing for a range of body types, it fit me usually well.

March 5, 2021

Perfect Vest for College

I purchased this vest for each of my twin 19 year old nephews. Since theyre both 62 and 160 pds, I ordered a Medium and a Large so they could choose the best fit. Large looks perfect on their lean frame. Its the new go-to piece in their college wardrobe.

March 5, 2021

Very comfortable and warm

Its very easy to wear and its really warm

March 4, 2021

Fleece Vest

I like it

February 19, 2021


This vest is a perfect addition to my winter wardrobe. Its high quality, warm, and I love the retro/timeless style. Its a classic that I expect to remain a favorite.

February 19, 2021

Functional Addition to Closet

Fits well, not to cumbersome, layers very well. Zippers work and are easy to find inside jacket and in the dark. Collar is high enough to work well with wind and rain. The addition of an inside pocket for gloves or toboggan would be perfect, otherwise don't change it!

February 19, 2021

Very comfortable and warm

Soft, ready to wear and well constructed

February 16, 2021

Warm cozy rug!!

It is so warm and comfortable, I wear it all day. It is dressy enough for work zooms too. Perfect addition to my wardrobe.

February 1, 2021

Vest the Best

My wife says it's the best tailored of my upper wear. I don't notice those things. But I own several Patagonia vests and jackets and I've no regret about this latest purchase. It's a beauty and a bit more snug than the others, good for vest-only insulation. Most important, this is a chance to praise Patagonia's zippers. I a... Read Morem zipper-challenged but have found that Patagonia's are easier to fasten than those of any other company. They grab first-try and don't hang on the way up. I'll buy Pat for the zippers alone.

January 23, 2021

Well done

All good

January 18, 2021

Great fit. Sheds a little.

Love this vest and the way it fits. The fibers shed very easily. This doesnt bother me much but I could see how it may annoy some people.

January 16, 2021

Like the vest

Love all your vest

January 15, 2021

Must Have Vest!!

A must have this winter! Husband normally wears a small but sized up for this vest. He loves it!

January 13, 2021

Nice finished product. Thanks

I appreciate the lining for donning and doffing.

January 10, 2021


Very satisfied!

January 9, 2021

Super warm

Great product, fast delivery. Im very happy with my purchase.

January 7, 2021

Perfect fit

Been wearing it every day! XL fits perfect 63/230, lower back covered. Pockets should close on the down zip (pet peeve)

December 26, 2020

Great gift

I bought this for a gift for my husband. Fits perfectly and the quality is excellent. And both of us like the color. Its a really nice addition to his casual wear.

December 23, 2020

Soft and comfy

I purchased this mainly to wear indoors over a long sleeved shirt on those cool winter days. Its great for that purpose! Ive also found myself wearing it outdoors for walks and hikes much more than I thought I would. Its super soft and comfortable. Im 6 2, 175 lbs and always have trouble deciding on Patagonia Medium or Large. I went large on this o... Read Morene, and Im glad I did. Its a tad big, but from past experience, I think the medium would have been too constricting. Quite happy with this purchase.

December 17, 2020

Warm and cozy

I like the feel and weight of this vest. It is soft and layers under a jacket or over a sweatshirt. It is a good color. I think I will like it when I walk my dog or am just hanging out in the house.

December 15, 2020

Patagonia has done it AGAIN!

Great product to keep you comfortable in several different climates. I wear this to walk the dog, colder day in my office, chilly golfing day, you get it this product is multi-functional. Buy it you cant go wrong. Enjoy!

December 14, 2020

Comfy but fits like a box

Really comfy and so soft. You can dress this up or down depending on the occasion. Many compliments on this vest. However I personally feel its saggy in the bottom part of the vest, especially after a couple washes. I wish I wouldve got a medium.

Response from Patagonia
February 2, 2021

We're so glad to hear you like this vest but sorry the fit's a little off. Please feel free to send that back to us if you'd like to process an [exchange]( for a smaller size.

December 12, 2020

Great vest

This is the second time Im bought this vest. I bought it the first time for my daughter last Christmas and her father liked it so much I bought it for him this year. We love shopping at Patagonia. Great product and great service.

December 10, 2020


This is a mens vest and I got xxs and fits perfect !

December 8, 2020

Good looking and cozy

I ordered this vest in an extra small which fit ok over a light weight turtle neck. I decided to exchange it for a small to give me a little more room to put a fleece or medium weight sweat shirt underneath. I still havent received the small. It has been a couple weeks and I thought it would be here by now.

December 8, 2020

Soft and comfy

Picked this up to wear over long sleeve shirts, mainly indoors, for cool winter days when I leave the furnace turned down. Its nice and soft and fits me fairly well (6 2, 175 lbs). Maybe a tad large but not bad. The medium would definitely have been too small. Since receiving it, Ive found myself wearing it almost every dayover long sleeved shirts ... Read Moreduring the day, over pajamas in the evening or early morning. Ive also used it outdoors a fair amount, and been happy with the amount of warmth it provides. Big win for me is that the arm holes arent too tight as Ive noticed with some other vests, so its quite comfortable.

December 7, 2020

Warm and comfy

My first vest. Goes great as an extra layer or as an outer layer on cool, sunny days.

November 25, 2020

Nice Patagonia recycled product

Easy to review, select, purchase, and receive on time.

November 22, 2020

Perfect fit and weight

Perfect fit. Perfect weight. Perfect fit. Love it. OK, I personally would like two breast zipper pockets.

November 21, 2020


Bought as a present and helped it.

November 14, 2020

Fun Color, Dependable Comfort

This year I started hiking, because that's one passtime 2020 allows. I got this color because of the sale, but it's truly neutral yet fun. It keeps me warm as needed and helps me stay dry when there has been inclement weather. I wear an XL, but the XL on Patagonia is fitted (on me) so 2XL is what I buy. I recommend it to anyone.

November 13, 2020

Super warm

I wear xxs in mens and fits right. Im 53 105 lbs.

November 11, 2020

Good vest

Warm vest. Partial order and still waiting for other part of order. Slow response is my only complaint

November 11, 2020

Soft and warm

This is a very warm vest, has a phone pocket which i need, its a little longer than most vests I think (maybe only an inch or so) which is fine. I like the idea that its from recycled materials

January 2, 2020

A great layer

Received this as a gift, have worn it a lot in the mid-Atlantic winter and on a recent overseas trip where I spent most days outside all day. Fit is true to size trending large on this. Fabric is very soft - rolled it up and used it as a pillow on flights. Worn by itself, it is warm if the wind isn't blowing; air moves through it pretty easily... Read More, so if you carry a shell to put on over it, you're warming up in a hurry. The reasonably loose weave of the fabric does a nice job getting moisture away from a shirt/baselayer. I'm guessing this will be a favorite for a long time.

January 2, 2020

So warm and cozy

This best is perfect for those cold days on the mountain, paired with a nice she'll you won't be cold all day.

January 2, 2020

Runs TTS, comfortable fit and

Runs TTS, comfortable fit and love the color

December 31, 2019

Good product; a bit on the small side

warm, looks good

December 29, 2019

Patagonia Vest

This purchase was a Christmas gift for my son. He loved it....matter of fact he put it on over his pajama shirt and wore it around the house before all of our festivities began.

December 27, 2019

Great product! Great fit! Great

Great product! Great fit! Great look! I have three different colors now.

December 27, 2019

Old School meets the school of high tech

Looks cozy and is cozy, but for being a vest it is warm beyond belief.

December 27, 2019

Great fit!

Great fit!

December 26, 2019

Gets the job done

Have only had it for a few weeks, but it gets the job done. Stays warm and has great pockets. It'll be a test of time to see if the rich blue color fades or if the fabric starts "pilling" up.

December 26, 2019

Pile Vest

perfect. warm enough to not need sleeves and still have freedom of movement outdoors and help regulate indoor temp. without needing to remove vest.

December 24, 2019

Best ever

What a wonderful trip down memory lane. Love my retro pile vest. Why didn’t I buy this sooner?

December 21, 2019

Ordered a vest. It fit

Ordered a vest. It fit good. Also the belts are fabulous.

December 10, 2019

Great product

Perfect fit, finish and feel

December 7, 2019

Ms Retro Pile Vest

This vest fits me well! The colors and design are great as well (very stylish). In fact, I have received many compliments on it--like from my friends and god-mom. The reason I am giving it a 3-star rating is because I was surprised at how light it was. It does not provide very much warmth in the cold (I live in El Paso, TX--probably not the coldest... Read More places you sell to).

Response from Patagonia
December 30, 2019

We're glad you are loving the look of the vest but sorry to hear that it isn't providing you with enough warmth. If you decide you are unsatisfied with the warmth, you are welcome to [send]( it back to us.

December 6, 2019

Perfect vest!

I received my Retro Pile Vest and love it! It’s the perfect gift for my brother for Christmas. Patagonia is such great quality. I can always count on this company for a great gift.

December 4, 2019

Pile vest

Unique appearance than the typical fleece vest

November 25, 2019

Love it!!

Love it!!

November 23, 2019

It’s exactly what I wanted

It’s exactly what I wanted and it’s sized perfectly

November 22, 2019

Love love love love

I love my vest in case the title didn't get it away. It's light and fluffy, but still warm. It's fitted And not bulky and looks awesome. I want one in every color now.

November 15, 2019


Very pleased with this great vest! Timeless and awesome

November 11, 2019

Super cozy

It runs a a bit small, but once I got the correct size, it’s great

November 10, 2019

Retro pile vest

Great fleece! I Also have the retro pile pullover and can’t say enough good things about the Material and style. Size small fits really well through the body (I’m 145 pounds 5’10”) The only wish I had for the vest is that it could be a little longer (it’s shorter than the pullover).

November 9, 2019

Love it!

Warm without being too much, looks great for work or play!

November 1, 2019

I Love My Vest!

I've now purchased two Patagonia vests. I can't emphasize enough how much I love them. The quality, feel, versatility, and look are unmatched. They wear perfectly at my business casual place of employment. Thank you!

October 20, 2019

Great vest!

I am 5’9”, 155 pounds and a medium fits just right. It is great warmth for its weight. I like the zippered pockets, especially a chest one I can put my phone in.

September 11, 2019

Fleece vest

Great vest zipper pockets great under rain jacket

September 10, 2019

Love this product - fits

Love this product - fits great. I've worn it 10 times in 2 weeks.

August 16, 2019


If you like vests, this is a winner!! Fishing, golfing, or just outdoor work with a Micro-Puff underneath is PERFECT!! Fits great! A KEEPER!

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