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Warm, cozy, wearable
This pullover is great, very warm and the hood actually fits and stays up, i.e. it is so big it ends up covering half your face but still covers your head. The kangaroo pocket is nice for keeping hands warm and because the inside of the pullover isn't fleece it stays warm but doesn't make you overheat if youre moving a lot.
It was tough to get
It was tough to get on and off (material is too taut) and the Large was too small for both daughters (one is 5 ft 9 in and 165 pounds, the other 5 ft 7 in and 135 pounds). We returned it for the Los Gatos fleece which was a better fit although less warm. Try this jacket on before purchase if you can!
Hello Sian, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that this pullover didn't fit well for your daughters. The whole Retro-X line does not have any stretch, so finding a good fit can be tricky. If you run into any issues like this in the future, feel free to reach out to [customer service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*kjpxtz*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3MzU0NDI2MS40MTguMS4xNjczNTQ4NjYzLjAuMC4w) and we'd be happy to provide you with garment measurements to help you decide on what size would work best. We're glad to hear you ultimately went with the Los Gatos, it's very cozy! If you're interested in alternative options that are similar to the Retro-X Pullover, we recommend checking out the Women's Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket.
The MOST comfy pullover, but...
I have to be super honest this is the most comfortable pullover I currently owe. I originally purchased this in a size large. The fit in the arms, chest and midsection was great, however, the issue for me lies in the shoulders as this was incredibly difficult to try on and get off. The eleastic in the bottom waistband of the jacket also was quite s... Read Moretiff. I did end up sizing up on and the fit is much better in the shoulders and so much easier to get on, I did however lose the great midsection fit as that is a bit loose/baggie now. Personally I would reccomend sizing up if you have the same issue as myself with stiffness in the shoulders. 10/10 will be getting another one in a new color soon.
Warm but ,nice I color gray,brown no
the color is not as shown in the image, I bought one for my daughter that is perfect in gray, but in horrible brown and it looks cheap material, last year I bought the men's version in gray and perfect
Hey Roque, we appreciate the feedback. There won't be any variations in material based on color so we're not entirely sure what you mean. If you're unsatisfied, you're always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
This pullover is so warm and cozy. It even blocks out the wind chill. Unless it is really cold, I think it would be a little too warm for hiking or anything strenuous. It looks very stylish. It is a little hard to pull on and off, but once its on, the fit is perfectly. Im 56, 140lbs with an athletic build but narrow shoulders.
I really wanted to give this sweater a five star rating, but the one thing I cannot stand about this item is that I had a hard time taking it off. The first time I tried it on I loved it! Its comfortable, warm, cozy, and cute. When I tried to take it off for the first time I couldnt get out of it and I felt so much anxiety because I was hot and wan... Read Moreted it off, but I was stuck in it. I had to ask someone to help me take it off. Eventually, I learned how to remove this sweater in a specific way. Yanking at the sleeve with my opposite hand as I pull my arm in and tuck my elbow to my side. Once I got this down it was fine, but be aware you might go through something similar when trying to take this off.
Warm and protects against wind
I live in California and this jacket was perfect for a nice walk outside (or WFH)! The material protects you against the wind and keeps you very warm. The only thing that may bother some people is that the fabric material gives zero stretch but otherwise the fit is perfect!
Difficult to take off
Oh! I so wanted to love this. The color, style and fit were just perfect. BUT, it was difficult to put on and (particularly) take it off. My guess is that the fabric is not as forgiving. I returned it.
Thank you for this feedback, Tiffanie. We're sorry to hear that fabric missed the mark for you! Please let us know if we can help you find something that will work better for you.
I really wanted to love this sweater but the sleeves are so short. It fits large everywhere else but short sleeves so it goes halfway up my arm. Kinda bummed because its my first Patagonia.
Hey Mary, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear it didn't work out with our Shelled Retro-X Fleece Pullover. We do have access to more detailed garment measurements in customer service and it looks like the sleeves on this range from 31.5"-35" from center back to cuff depending on size. Our [Women's Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-classic-retro-x-fleece-jacket/23074.html?dwvar_23074_color=PATN&cgid=root) goes up to 36" so it might be worth checking out.
This jacket is very attractive - great colors and style, but the fit is funky. Based on the model, I sized down since it looked large on her, yet its still wide around my torso and the bottom band is stiff and not elastic, so instead of forming to my body to keep warmth in, it forms a ring that doesnt contact my body and allows a lot of cold air to... Read More flow in. While the torso and bottom seam are too wide, the arms are too short. When reaching, the sleeve only runs halfway (or less) up my forearm and I have to place it back/loosen it off of my arm. The seam at the wrist is also loose/too big and allows too much air flow into the jacket. Ill be returning it. For reference, Im 56 ~115lbs.
Small in chest/shoulders/arms
I am 5 feet tall and 120 lbs, I wear a size 1-2 in pants and a 34B bra size. This jacket fitsish. If you want to reach out in front of you (example, pushing a shopping cart) the jacket is very tight in the shoulders and the sleeves run way up your arms. A little small and uncomfortable. I would order a size up. Currently returning and ordering a si... Read Moreze small.
Warm and functional
I love the water resistant features on this jacket! Makes it stylish and functional. Not to mention super warmeven more so than expected. I started out with a base layer, this jacket, and an insulated shell on top (as I normally run cold) but immediately shedded the shell after just a few minutes, which is a plus for me! Overall very pleased with m... Read Morey purchase.
Awesome pullover but wrong climate
I bought large to wear over T-shirts and sweaters, but returned it because it was too big and warm even without layers. I live in SoCal and would have kept it if I lived in a colder area. I exchanged for a full zippered fleece to zip/unzip for temperature comfort.
This fleece is very, very large! I thought it would be something I could wear around the house to keep warm. But, it is very bulky and ill-fitting. I feel like I would use it for snow, but it's so bulky that it's definitely not "sporty." I liked the color, but it was ultimately too big.
Thanks for the feedback, Diana. We recommend checking out the [Women's Retro Pile Fleece Marsupial](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-retro-pile-fleece-marsupial-pullover/22835.html?dwvar_22835_color=NESB&cgid=root), it might be better suited for your needs.
Cute and warm!!!
I received this pullover as a Christmas gift from my husband. He did well and got me a large, which is my typical size. I wore this out with a thin shirt underneath. As I reviewed many of the other comments, I do agree that there is no give in the bust area. If you are busty or plan to wear this with any thing more than just a thin t-shirt, I would... Read More recommend sizing up. I am extremely busty but I kept the buttons opened and paired with a corresponding shirt for a pop of color. It kept me warm without being uncomfortable. The fleece is soft and the item is well made. I look forward to wearing again!!!!
Super warm and cute but impossible to take off!
This sweater is so cute and I absolutely love the way it looks. That said, like everyone wrote in the reviews, it is nearly impossible to take off as the fabric has no give. Its an awkward maneuver each time and it also makes it extremely difficult to layer. Im afraid I just can justify keeping something that is this difficult to take off. Such a b... Read Moreummer!
Very cozy; requires effort to take off (but worth it!)
Bought this about a month ago and love it. Im always cold and living in VT, weve already had days with a high in the low 30s. Love this for working from home and also for our and about when I dont want a huge puffy jacket to manage when going in/out of the car frequently (think running errands). Has also kept me very warm while watching my sons hoc... Read Morekey practice. The only drawback is getting it off. As others noted, there is no stretch. Getting it off requires some crafty maneuvering. Ive found that bending over and extending my arms while pulling on the hood is the swiftest - and least uncomfortable - way of getting it off. But tuck your shirt in first, unless you want to flash everyone in public :-). I am usually a medium and tried the large to see if that would make taking it off any easier and it didnt make a difference (for me), so I stuck with my usual size medium. If youre looking for warm and cozy, this jacket is it. If you plan to take it on/off multiple times a day, either be prepared for a little workout each time or get something with stretch or a zipper. I also wish the sleeves were longer, but I have really long arms, so this is a common issue for me. Overall, very happy with the purchase and will likely get in another color (as someone who works from home, this will be in heavy rotation this winter!).
Warm & Comfy but Difficult to Wear
I'm glad I purchased this sweater - its going to get a lot of wear this winter but like everyone else says its strangely difficult to get on and off. There's no stretch to the fabric so I have to bend forward with my arms straight out to pull it over my head. I'm kind of a frizzy mess whenever I take this off so if you're at all... Read More concerned about your hairstyle or makeup this wouldn't work. However, I like its retro style and it is very comfy & warm once its on.
I bought this jacket and was worried about the sizing based on the reviews I had read. I went with my gut and bought based on the size charting Patagonia provided. I'm 5'6 and 120 pounds and bought an XS. This is by far worth the money and the warmest jacket I have ever worn. I wear it at my hospital I work at and get endless compliment o... Read Moren the style. The jacket doesn't have any stretch to it just like other reviewers have posted so it is a struggle to get off. If you're willing to get over that little hump it is worth the buy!
Wanted to love this, but havent worn yet, as its way to small.
We're so sorry to hear you haven't had a chance to wear this yet, Kari! In the future, we're always able to provide garment measurements before you purchase to help you decide which size to get. With that said, please feel free to [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this one at your earliest convenience.
Too short! this is a jacket thats meant to be worn outside its great at blocking wind, and its really warm. Short lenghts are for being cute, not protection. Wearing it inside will roast you. I kept trying to pull it down, crop tops are not for me at all. A shelled hood for light precip, would be great if it was a full zip jacket because it was har... Read Mored to pullover my head.. Love patagonia stuff, this one had to go back though. 5 star company, best customer service.
I have several Retro-X pieces and this is my favorite by far. It is cozy, cute and truly does stand up in the rain. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it is incredibly hard to get off. I have finally found a method of removal that doesnt require me to dislocate my shoulder. Overall I love this pullover and I am so glad I snagged it when I did!
difficult to wear and take off. No flexibility simple design w/o understanding human body shapes
Thank you for your feedback on the Patagonia Women's Shelled Retro-X® Fleece Pullover. We are of course sorry to hear that it did not work out for you. You are always more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) any item that does not work out for you.
Cute but uncomfortable
I will likely return this item. The pink and brown color is very pretty, just as pictured. It seems very sturdy, and I can imagine it lasting a very long time if. This pullover however, has NO STRETCH. It is VERY DIFFICULT to remove. I did not realize this when ordering. It is very bulky, and would likely be warm in cold weather. I own 3 other pata... Read Moregonia fleeces and this one is a much larger fit, I assume because it needs to be huge to pull it off. I like the hood. I like the front pockets. Other dislikes, the bottom is loose and wind will blow right up it. There should be a stretch cord that tightens the bottom. I don't know why elastic was put in the bottom and cuffs because there is no stretch to it. The cuff is very bulky and is getting in the way of my hands. The arms are a little long on me and are not made to roll up. The sleeves will not stay pushed up.
I bought this for my daughter and she loves it! She would normally wear an extra small but she wanted a larger fit so she got a small and she has plenty of room to move around in. The pullover is a bit wider, its not a slim fit and it does run a little bit shorter. Its very thick and it will keep you warm. Nice quality
Wide pocket filling out
Hand warmer pocket too wide so things are filling out, cant keep staff in pocket when you take off the jacket. It should have zippers or other pockets somewhere else. Otherwise loose staff in the pocket. I was disappointed the way its made. Patagonia has very thoughtful clothes but not this jacket. If possible I want to return it.
Hi Chieko, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the pockets. This feedback is truly appreciated as its how we improve products for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I think the style is a throwback that feels good. I dont have a super long torso so its good to note that this seems a little shorter in length. That worked out well for me personally. I got the extra small, I tend to wear an extra small and I would say this is a little big. Initially I ordered the small which was unbelievably big. Its very breatha... Read Moreble but to be honest with you, despite being bulky, it isnt really warm enough. I would think it be great on a cool day but I find myself deferring to my fleece pullover. Also, the pocket is super thin. Like I think if I put a set of keys in there I really would expect it to not hold up. I kept this pull over because I liked the color and I think they did pretty good from a retro style perspective but in all honesty the quality is so so.
Pretty but tight
This is pretty but its tight in the bust and almost short on my arms. This is made for a woman and guess what ...women have chests. Well made and high quality but I wish the company would lower the price or make the fit roomier instead of donating to a liberal charity that I dont wish to support.
Cute, cozy, and warm BUT tight to get on and off
In theory this is the perfect pullover for a California winter BUT... Im 5 and 110lbs, I typically wear an XS in most clothes, including Patagonia. I have several other Patagonia jackets and pullovers in XS and don't have issues with layering anything under or over those other items, when needed. I wanted to love this pullover so badly. Its in... Read Moresanely warm and comfortable. And it runs true to size, with a regular fit thats actually quite loose on me - and in theory I can layer a knit sweater underneath, theres definitely room for it. BUT my biggest issue with it is that there is no stretch in the item AT ALL. Its not exactly effortless to put on (yes, I undo all the buttons) and its an entire hassle to get it off. Most of the time I actually need help getting it off. Once its on its fine and very comfortable to wear and move around in. But the shoulders are definitely an issue when you want to take it off. Regretfully this just sits in my closet now. I want to wear it so badly but imagining the hassle of putting it on and the predicament Ill be in if no one is around to help me take it off when Im done is enough that I don't ever wear it.
High quality and cozy
I love the classic look of this fleece pullover and its generous fit that allows you to layer up underneath. I live in Minnesota and dont always want to put on a puffy, so this is a great option. One thing to note, this is a bulky piece, so wearing it under a Down Sweater or Nano Puff may be hard because of the bulk, but IMO, it replaces a coat in... Read More milder temps. Other reviewers have stated it has no stretch and is hard to get off, it is true there is no give, but I have no issues taking it off. I just pull from the back of the shoulders and pull it straight up over my head, not turning it inside out. The inside has nylon fabric which helps it side on and off. I would suggest pulling straight up to make it easy to remove.
I love this polar bear pullover!
Decided to brave the great outdoors with the cream color, which makes this jacket a more urban everyday wear, but I love the wind stop quality and the amount of warmth. Perfect go-to for running around when the temps dip down and you don’t need a big puffy. Great in the car for errands, walking the dog, etc. Warm but not stifling. My ONLY request w... Read Moreould be for the bottom to have a draw cord for cinching down — you need to loose to get on/off, but the wind can make its way up your torso. Especially with the boxy cut which I like.
I was looking for something to wear as my outer layer in the "colder" Texas weather. This pullover is perfect! I've worn it as my only layer on top of a long sleeve and felt warm in 35-40°F, and I've layered it over my nanopuff zip up and felt great in 20°F. It is a bit hard to get off because the fabric doesn't stretch, bu... Read Moret the fit is loose enough to pull over your head. The hood is incredibly warm as well and allows for a hat to layer underneath for extra warmth. The torso is a bit shorter than I expected given the length of the sleeves, but still provides great coverage. I'm 5'2", weigh 125 and the small is a really good fit.
Loved the jacket just too small
Very cute jacket but short in arms and not very big. Ordered the medium, which is the size I always order, and it was a little small. It is more a fitted jacket than bulky.
Hi Karin, thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback! We're sorry to hear that the pullover didn't fit quite right. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Loved the design and color and everything but the fit of it was very odd to me. It was really wide. I wear a small In everything and it’s never too snug or too lose. But this was just looked weird on me. Unfortunate. I’m sure it will fit others much better!
Thank you for your feedback here on sizing and we are sorry to hear that this didn't work out for you. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) this back to us. You may want to look at some of the items we offer in a [slim fit](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/womens-fleece?prefn1=fit&prefv1=slim&start=0&sz=24#tile-4) as those may be a better option for you.
Looking forward to wearing this for many winters to come
I expected to be impressed by this piece, and it delivers. I was looking for something that was rain resistant and would work over a wide range of winter temperatures. This piece is warm and cozy, but doesn't tend to overheat. It's also very stylish (IMO) and well-made. Not a layering piece, which was good for me because I want one jacket... Read More to carry around during winter that does the trick rather than having to keep track of/lug around multiple layers. I am 5'6" and 120lbs, and a little on the lanky side. I initially ordered an XS, but found the arms a tad short, and not enough girth to get the jacket comfortably up over my head. The S is perfect for me.
Cute, but awkward fit
I brought this coat in a medium because I wanted it to be slightly bigger. It fits awkward in the shoulders yet it’s restricting and hard to take off. It looks really cute but there is something odd about it once it’s on.
Thanks for the feedback, Dakota! The lack of stretch in this fabric is likely what makes it more difficult to take off. If you decide that the fit won't work for you, please let us know and we'll be happy to help you with a [RETURN](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#).
Weirdly hard to get off
It’s super cozy and warm, and I love the style, but oh man do I have a hard time pulling this thing off. I think it’s because the fabric doesn’t stretch at all, so around my armpits it’s really stiff. I’m not a big person either, 5’4 and 120 pounds, and I even ordered a size bigger since I like roomy things and it’s still a struggle to get my arms ... Read Moreloose. I want to love it so badly, but I might have to get a different one that zips up. :(
We're sorry to hear the fit of this item didn't work out for you! Please note that your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you would like to initiate a return or exchange, you may do so [HERE](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=returns).
This jacket is absolutely amazing! I got the navy in a size large and I love how it fits. I am 5’3” and 160. I always like jackets to fit a little bigger on me because I don’t like it being so tight. I could have gotten the small, but it would have been very snug. The color is amazing and it is definitely very warm!
Huge.... but super cozy
I wanted to love this. I knew I was going to have to get it as soon as I saw the email about the collection. This pullover had me written all over it. I tried to resist but finally caved, bought it, and ended up receiving it today. I pulled it out of the package and was amazed at how sturdy this thing is. This is not a layering piece. This is a ful... Read Morel on winter coat. It is Thick. A little stiff due to the lining, sure, but not bad and it feels like it's going to outlast me. It is extremely cozy and warm. The downside to this pullover is that it is HUGE. The sleeve length is great, body length is great, but my goodness is there a lot of body to it. I got the tan color (pelican) in a small and I look like a walking marshmallow. I'm 5'7, 120lbs and I wish I could take 2 inches off both sides of this thing. I'm probably going to keep it because it's soooo cozy and does feel like it will last for a very long time buyer be warned this thing has some extra width to it. It might be similar to the fit of a guy's synchilla snap T but the thicker fabric keeps it's shape... away from your body. I'm guessing it'll relax some in time. TL/DR: well-made, extremely sturdy and warm, quite boxy and large (but the sleeves are a good length!)
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