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Patagonia Men's Classic Synchilla® Fleece Vest

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October 12, 2021

Comfy Vest

Looks good, fits great, and nice warm layer for cooler weather..

October 8, 2021

Very Good Product

Overall, a good fit but just a tad small. I'm 5'9" and weigh 170.

September 20, 2021

Good fit, Light fleece

I have Patagonia fleece that has lasted me 20+ years. This fleece is not that same heavy duty fleece, though thicker than the competition. I had an issue with the zipper hard to start, so they exchanged it for me. Overall happy with the purchase decision.

September 19, 2021

Looks Great, Feels Better

Are you the kind of guy that wears a fleece vest? Do you want to be? This is the one. People will be jealous. You will be warm in the core but free in the arms. The oatmeal color is chameleonic so its grey/white to pink/purple depending on the light and what youre wearing. Its a solid flex on anyone, anytime, anywhere.

September 17, 2021

super warm

fits great, material is great and soft and I love it. will definitely be buying more products in the future

August 30, 2021

Everyone needs a vest

And this is a really good one. Fits great, looks great, and keeps me warm

August 5, 2021

Perfect companion, with handy chest pocket

This is my third one (very old one, and 2 newer ones (XL &L). My favorite vest by FAR. Really like the fit, but it is the chest pocket that really crushes it -- perfect for my phone!

July 26, 2021

Warm and durables

I dont want to say that this is a replacement for my Patagonia synchilla vest that I bought in 1984. Its getting a little worn and thin. Love my new one if it lasts like the first I will be 95 or so.

July 14, 2021

Great vest!

I have nothing but good to say about my experience. Originally I ordered size L and it was huge on me. The exchange was effortless, I got a size M and couldnt be happier with the fit, the quality and the appearance. Love it!!

June 14, 2021


Great product. Wear it everyday.

June 10, 2021

Super warm

I have 4 vest I live in them in the Winter.

May 15, 2021

Awesome vest!

My husband had been wearing the same vest to work for as long as I can remember. I bought him this vest for his birthday and he hasn't stopped raving about it. It fits perfectly, it's soft, comfortable, and it looks great! It's a huge upgrade from what he was wearing. He can wear it with jeans or wear it to work (and still look profe... Read Moressional).

May 13, 2021

Comfortable/ goes with my shirts

I enjoy wearing this vest. It provides me with pockets and looks good on top of my t-shirts and button downs. Would recommend!

May 12, 2021

Very good quality..

Good item

May 11, 2021

Snug Vest

love the material, feels awesome.

May 11, 2021

Very Comfortable!

Great vest for cool days or nights. The Synchilla Fleece is very comfortable.

May 8, 2021

Most comfortable !

Patagonia runs small as need XL but only weigh 180 and 5'10"! But very comfortable and big fan of all Patagonia.

May 6, 2021

Awesome fleece vest

This vest is perfect for unpredictable spring temperatures. Unzipped when the sun is blazing and zipped up when the mercury drops. The construction is top notch and it fits great, not too baggy or too tight.

May 2, 2021

Very Warm!

very warm!

April 24, 2021

Excellent fit

I love this vest it is better than my other ones I have thank you for you product

April 23, 2021

Fleece Vest

Well made attractive vest. Chose size based on fit information provided in website. Fit is snug. I am 5'-10" and 165 lbs. Anyone larger should order Large.

April 16, 2021

superb product

Quality , Fit , and Comfort superb

April 12, 2021

The added layer on cool day!

The needed layer on a cool day!

April 12, 2021

Warm Layer

Good fit and warm but not too warm. Color is well represented online. Sort of gray/beige. The hem dips in back and I'd prefer it to be straight across.

April 10, 2021

Excellent Quality - Seems to run a little large

I have never been disappointed with Patagonia products. This vest seems to run a little larger than I expected, but I have not yet decided whether to try a smaller size, so I have not been wearing it. This isn't truly a product review, but I'm offering my feedback, for what it's worth. Thank you.

Response from Patagonia
April 12, 2021

Thanks for the feedback on this "regular" fit vest, Michael! Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team for an exchange or return. We'll be happy to [help](!

April 10, 2021

That second layer that works

I enjoy the warmth of this second layer for at least half the year and it really works to keep my core warm.

April 2, 2021

Great product, Classic design

I have three of these and they are a great go-to piece over a T shirt or R1, when the temp drops but you need breathability. Sizing is spot on.

March 29, 2021

Comfortable and Warm

My new fleece vest is very comfortable and takes the chill out of the evenings while walking.

March 26, 2021


Runs a bit small, but I weigh 250 lbs. great quality, warm, and comfortable. I can wear this with a dress shirt, casual shirt or a tee shirt. Great for layering and very lightweight.

March 25, 2021

Bad zipper

I got one and had to return because of the fight to get the zipper started. Next one was not a fight but an argument to get the zipper started. I gave up and settled believing the zippers are just poor quality. I have an oatmeal colored one and the zipper is fine.

March 24, 2021

Warm and comfortable

This purchase is intended to replace my old synchilla vest (old as when Patagonia was putting their logo under the left pocket by the hem!). This vest is warmer and cozier than the old one. My only complaint is this vest unlike my old one has no binding, drawcord or stretchy material at the hem to keep the wind out. Other than the open hem, I recom... Read Moremend this item

March 19, 2021

Good for casual use.

Good for casual use.

March 15, 2021


Good value, well constructed (like all Patagonia clothing), attractive for the city and the mountains, and fits over a favorite flannel on this 511 and 165 pound body.

March 11, 2021

Warm & comfortable

Nice vest. Well made and fits true. They look great with a collard shirt or just a t-shirt. And most Important; theyre warm and comfortable.

March 7, 2021

Great gift for husband

I bought the oatmeal colored vest as a birthday gift for my husband. I loves it. It fits well and can be worn casually with jeans or dressed up with work clothes. It is just what he needed. Definitely recommend.

March 7, 2021

Comfortable and great looking

I love this vest, feels and looks great! Awesome accessory, I wear it instead of my winter jacket when the temperature is over 36. Looks great coupled with dress shirts.

March 2, 2021

Warm and comfortable

I have three are rotate wearing them throughout the week. Great product!

February 27, 2021

Cozy vest

I bought this for my husband for Valentines Day. He is tall and has a little belly. It was a perfect fit..... not big, not too small

February 26, 2021

Perfect Fit

awesome product! love it so much. it was exactly what i needed

February 24, 2021

My every day clothing item

I wear my sychilla vest every day. Im known for it. Please dont stop making these.

February 24, 2021


Too baggy

February 20, 2021

Warm and cozy and stylish

It's great. like all Patagonia clothes are. Nice looking and sturdy and warm. I love Patagonia.

February 19, 2021

Best one I own

This vest doesnt disappoint, very well made, comfortable and looks great! By far my favorite article of clothing I bought so far in 2021 by far.

February 15, 2021

nice fit

I like that the zipper goes all the way up the collar for neck insulation and the shirt tail hem fits over a sweater or heavy shirt.

February 3, 2021

Very Comfortable

I was tried of wearing sweat shirts in the house, like to keep the thermostat set low. I thought correctly that the Fleece Vest would be a good replacement. It is my go-to in the house choice, thank you.

February 2, 2021

Looks Sharp

Great fit and super warm. Can wear with anything and beats a bulky jacket.

January 26, 2021

Odd fit

Wasnt impressed with the weight of the fleece. The back stuck out instead of laying flat. I returned it.

January 25, 2021

A Classic Performer

This is simply the best! Simple, straight forward, functional, and looks great in any situation! True warm, easy to pack, everyone should have a synchilla vest in their bag as a basic, must have. I wear mine mostly casually, but it functions well running, hiking, and fishing. It's a great value!

January 22, 2021

Great look

Bought for my Son in law! He loves it

January 19, 2021

Sheds fuzz, feels rough

The fit was snug without being tight. But it shed fuzz on the shirt I wore under it. And the texture was not soft by rough or gritty. Like it was made from recycled polyester, which it was.

January 17, 2021

Best in class

My third one. Built to last, warm and fits perfectly.

January 12, 2021

Synchilla vest

I bought this synchilla vest to replace one Id bought in the same color many yrs ago. This vest runs in the small side. Im a size 6-8 and originally purchased the medium. I returned the medium for a large. The large was way too big on the top half but I figured I could take it in and make it work. Ive had to buy size large in everything Ive bought ... Read Morethis year....a vest, 3 Los Gatos fleeces and two better sweaters. Perhaps Patagonia should revamp their sizing. I love the synchilla fleece and wish there were more items made in this classic and fav fleece.

Response from Patagonia
February 18, 2021

We're sorry to hear this one didn't work out for you. We're always happy to provide garment measurements prior to purchasing just give us a [call or chat]( in so we can better assist in determining your size. Thanks!

January 11, 2021

Everyday, everywhere

Perfect for all day long. Gotta remember to take it off because it is so versatile. Sitting around at home to going out to dinner.

January 3, 2021

Highly recommend

Awesome product

December 29, 2020

Great gift

Great look and fit.

December 29, 2020

Must have

if you dont want to wear something thick inside of jacket, this is a must have. Super light and warm. Loves color and fit. So happy with this purchase.

December 28, 2020


Great fit and product

December 26, 2020

Runs a little big...

Unfortunately, I need to return this for a smaller size. Its a great look and hope the return process wont be too difficult!

December 26, 2020

Excellent layer for cool Florida mornings

I have been buying Patagonia products for years, always reliable and well worth the money in my opinion because they last. This synchilla vest feels different than the one I left up North, but I just had to have one to layer for those cool Florida mornings on the golf course. Other reviews said the material pills, haven't seen that yet, but ha... Read Moreven't worn it a while lot yet...thus far it is excellent!!!

December 23, 2020

Casual dressy

Great gift

December 13, 2020

Why I buy Patagonia

Very comfortable, nice fit and finish. A quality product through and through.And as always environmentally aware of our planet.

December 9, 2020

The best available.

This product is just like all of the 9 fleece and down products that I have. It is well made, performs as it should and looks good. I look forward and dread getting emails from Patagonia showing their products. I am running out of hangers but am so attracted to your products.

December 3, 2020

Warm & comfort

Durable Pata gear, as expected. Warm, with pockets perfectly placed. Like that its made from recycled stuff. Been buyin' Chounard's gear since it was G P Iron Works, or whatever, 1970s

November 30, 2020

Just what I wanted.

Super functional. I was glad I ordered a small size as this fits me just how I want it to. Very comfortable and essential for winter in Alaska.

November 26, 2020

Durable well fitting vest

6'2.5" with 36 inch waist, the Large fits excellent. Nice details with zipped pockets, lining used for pockets does the job. Pilling has not been an issue on any of my Synchilla vests or pullovers. Great fabric, durable, overall excellent value and product.

November 23, 2020

Perfect piece!

Fits perfect Stylish Comfortable

November 23, 2020

Warm but lightweight

I like the mens synchilla vest and like the longer length. I also like that it gives me room for a sweater underneath. Very lightweight but also warm. Eliminates my need for a jacket most days in the fall.

November 10, 2020

Ever better than anticipated (which was greatly)

Outstanding item, looks sharp but best of all extremely comfortable and warm! Cant go wrong whatsoever, I think I need them all

November 8, 2020

Looks Great, Feels Great

Perfect for a breezy fall day, with pockets to spare.

November 6, 2020

My new vest

I needed a new vest, and decided to go with this one. It's a man size, and therefore longer in body length, which I'm really liking. Otherwise it as all the great Patagonia characteristics, and I look forward to many years of use.

November 2, 2020

Comfortable and warm.

Comfortable, warm and mostly the quality I expect from a Patagonia product. This particular item has a zipper issue though (hard to start) that I hope works out over time.

November 1, 2020


I like the Oatmeal color way and the Synchilla style.

October 29, 2020

Just what I expected.

I liked the look of the item from the on line photo, I liked the price, and the item when received lived up to my expectations. I intend to buy another in a different color.

September 23, 2020

Lightweight and warm

I bought this in oat for work and evening walks with my wife. It is very soft, lightweight and does not compromise in warmth. I am 62 200 lbs and I got an XL. I definitely should have gotten an L for a better fit but because it is a little roomy I am able to wear hoodies underneath it. If you are just trying to wear flannels or tee shirts underneat... Read Moreh I would recommend considering sizing down one size.

September 17, 2020

too much volume for the length

This vest is a luxurious and very warm fabric, and I know from past experience that it is also very durable. The cut is designed for people with big bellies, so for tall and slender people (like me) a pillow could fit inside the vest with me. Since Patagonia makes such a huge product line, why not include some "tall" sizes for popular pr... Read Moreoducts? Many users of Patagonia products are very fit outdoors types who do not have big bellies, and would appreciate a more slender design.

September 12, 2020

The Best Fleece Vest

I have tried a lot of different fleece vests and this one beats out all of the competition. The fit/warmth is exactly what you want it to be. Great for anything you throw at it. I need more colors.

September 8, 2020

Very comfortable

The vest was very well cut and it was a gift so I was afraid that it wasnt going to fit but it fitted perfect.

September 1, 2020


Practical addition to Fall and Winter wardrobe. Casual or dress down work attire. Good choice! Understated and stylish.

June 26, 2020

Very Comfortable & Versatile Vest

I wear this vest in the spring/summer/fall months at nights. Very comfortable, soft and warm.

June 17, 2020

A high-quality vest!

This Patagonia vest has exceeded all my expectations for a light, warm, and weather resistant vest for hiking in Colorado in several climates. It is light, yet warm when needed, and extremely comfortable! I like the many pockets, even having pockets inside for small items and making it extra versatile. Highly recommended!

June 17, 2020

Classic is right

I bought my first vest from the store in Ventura, CA in 1993. I love this one just as much. Totally versatile, comfortable, and, as always, incredibly well made. Theres nothing you cant do with this go to piece.

March 6, 2020

Best vest in my collection

Ive always been a fan of vests and this one in my new favorite. My go to vest for each day and Ive only had it for a week. Wonderful fit and very well constructed. Highly recommended.

January 1, 2020

Got this vest for my

Got this vest for my dad, he loved it. It fit perfectly. It's very soft and pockets are very handy.

December 31, 2019

Loved it!

Loved it!

December 29, 2019

Awesome vest!

Awesome vest!

December 28, 2019

Great vest

This best is comfortable, light, and warm. Great vest.

December 28, 2019

Excellent customer service. Thank you

Excellent customer service. Thank you Kevin!

December 28, 2019

Highest narks

Top-notch. Perfect fit. Pro environment.

December 28, 2019

Good fit

Vest is as advertised. Shipped on time. Very pleased

December 27, 2019

It's great!

It's great!

December 27, 2019

All the quality and service

All the quality and service you expect from Patagonia!

December 27, 2019

Top of the line

Love everything y’all have! \m/

December 27, 2019

great product

great product

December 27, 2019


My son-in-law thinks I get him the best gifts 😊

December 26, 2019

It all fit great

It all fit great

December 20, 2019

Great quality as always, glad

Great quality as always, glad to wear for years to come!

December 20, 2019

Great product. Great fit and

Great product. Great fit and quite stylish

December 19, 2019

It’s definitely XL...

It was surprising how bi this vest is! My hubs always wear XL... in all his clothes... this is very very big. Too big - sending back., it’s nice though overall.

December 19, 2019

Vest is very comfortable and

Vest is very comfortable and warm.

December 12, 2019

Perfect lightweight vests for my

Perfect lightweight vests for my husband! Perfect online ordering and communications. Shipping on time. All Good

December 10, 2019

Good stuff

Good stuff

December 7, 2019

Great fit!

First Patagonia item to purchase, and my husband was very happy with the fit and comfort of it. I will be buying more!

December 7, 2019


Fit is perfect, looks great and surprisingly warm. I bought one size down since I figured I would be wearing it under a jacket most of the time.

December 6, 2019

Poor Quality

Recently recieved this vest as a Christmas present. Looks cheap. Fits cheap. I hope they didnt pay more than 5 dollars for it. If they did they spent too much.

Response from Patagonia
December 27, 2019

Hi Deborah, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the vest. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

December 3, 2019

Great vest. Warm and stylish

I love this vest and I wear it often in the fall and winter. It's one of my favorites. But I'm disappointed because it's pilling already. Otherwise it seems to be made very well.

Response from Patagonia
December 20, 2019

Hi Joshua, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're stoked to hear that it's been keeping your warm but we're sorry about the pilling. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

December 1, 2019

Fits great and is quite

Fits great and is quite comfortable...looks good too.

November 25, 2019

Runs large

Larger than expected 6'0 195, normally wear xl Way too large

Response from Patagonia
November 26, 2019

Hi Cody! We're sorry to hear this item was too large for you. If you would like to initiate a return or exchange for a smaller size, you are welcome to do so [here](

November 24, 2019

Classic Synchilla Fleece Vest

Great for everyday wear! Warm and true to size.

November 23, 2019


Good quality and material

November 21, 2019

Great Vest

I bought the gray and navy blue vests. I am 6'0 185 and they fit perfect. Very warm and not to tight or loose. Would buy again for sure.

November 18, 2019

Sheds lint

Nice vest quality construction but after 3 washes it still sheds black fibers onto shirts.

Response from Patagonia
December 4, 2019

Thanks for your feedback, Sean and sorry to hear about the pilling. To prevent pilling, we recommend washing it either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get upbraided. To remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the vest look brand new again.

November 18, 2019

Great product!

Very comfortable and simultaneously warm and light weight!

November 16, 2019

Perfect casual vest.

Perfect casual vest.

November 13, 2019

i like it

i like them better than the new synchylla b/c new synchyllas (sp?) flair at the bottom (no elastic) and i like them tighter at bottom. also i think this medium runs closer to how the old large fit me. i know i am not shrinking and now medium fits me better. hope this helps.

November 12, 2019

Great vest!

Comfortable, well made, and warm Perfect for a cold office space and classy enough to wear with work attire (I am a family doc that uses it)

November 12, 2019

I have enjoyed my new

I have enjoyed my new vest a lot. It is warm, and the color complements the other Patagonia Synchilla vests that I own(gray,blue, and black).

November 11, 2019

Terrific quality, style, fit, and

Terrific quality, style, fit, and comfort.

November 10, 2019

Classic style. Functional and sharp

Classic style. Functional and sharp enough for a casual work environment

November 9, 2019

Excellent product, excellent service! Love

Excellent product, excellent service! Love it!

November 7, 2019

I really like the vest.

I really like the vest.

November 6, 2019

Synchilla Vest is an essential layer item

I still have my first Synchilla Vest that I bought back in the late 90s... Despite a few holes that resulted from the time I wore it welding (a few sparks and hot slag made it past my leather welding apron), its still in great shape. The original was well made and Im expecting the same from the new Classic. I use the vest as a second insulation la... Read Moreyer for many of my jackets. To me, its an essential layer to own... The grey color works a lot better for hiding the white pet hair that ends up all over it (black does NOT work that well for this!).

November 6, 2019

Essential, multifunctional

I live in NH. From fall to early summer I always have a classic Synchilla vest w me. Simple, warm, useful for carrying stuff.

November 6, 2019

Synchilla Vest

Excellent product. Very high quality. Good enough that I have given as gifts. Enough said.....

November 5, 2019

Great Vest

Fits well

November 4, 2019

Perfect fit

Perfect fit

November 4, 2019

I love Patagonia vests and

I love Patagonia vests and jackets.

November 4, 2019

Great vest

I bought the vest as a gift. The person loves it. Very soft. Can add layers underneath. Warm vest. The vest does run a bit big. But since you can add layers under stick to your true size.

November 3, 2019

My husband is wearing it

My husband is wearing it for golf, loves it!

November 2, 2019

Just enough

When you live in the Southern US and it’s Fall in the morning and Summer in the afternoon, this is what you want for your day. Love it

November 2, 2019



November 1, 2019

Another awesome product

Awesome vest, fits like it should. All of the quality that we all have come to expect from this amazing company. Also love representing a brand that has a purpose, standing up for the planet and our natural resources. Taking a stand in the face of political pressures and potentially losing customer base, to support causes you believe in, is somethi... Read Moreng to truly respect. Keep up the truly amazing work!

October 30, 2019

Great vest

Great vest

October 29, 2019

Very happy with product and

Very happy with product and purchase experience.

October 28, 2019

Comfortable and warm

This vest represents an ideal transition between seasons

October 26, 2019

Good fit, warm, and no

Good fit, warm, and no pilling from friction like my better sweater. So it works great for layering.

October 24, 2019

Awesome vest

Exactly what I was looking for. Just warm enough for those cooler days.

October 23, 2019

Synchilla Vest

I was looking for an inexpensive light (no bulk) vest that looks good and is easily worn under a jacket or coat. The Synchilla vest met all my requirements. Even the fit, which over the past few years has been an issue with Patagonia & me, was good. I weigh 205lbs, 5'10", I took a Large. Unfortunately, a few years ago Patagonia change... Read Mored their fit on just about everything. A Large, which prior had been a great fit, became too small and the X-Large to big. I got lucky with the Synchilla vest.

October 22, 2019

Classic Synchilla Vest

Love these vest. I have navy, grey and black. Easy and comfortable to wear.

October 22, 2019

Light weight but warm

Light weight vest that keeps you warm. I like the zipper pocket that is on the vest that allows a credit card and key.

October 17, 2019

Simply great

Good feel, looks professional enough to wear to work, soft, durable enough said 🙂

October 17, 2019

Fleece vest hard to find this one is good!

Positives: good fit, nice and long. I usually fit an XL and my fit on this was L. Other comments: I could not find a rating, but this seems like a 100 and I would have preferred 200 thickness. But still a nice vest.

Response from Patagonia
October 29, 2019

Hi Chris! Thanks so much for the feedback regarding the weight of the fleece. For our more causal fleece products, we do not rate the temperature/weight. None the less, we are happy to give you our advice based off your specific needs. Additionally, we do rate our more technical fleece and those will be labeled on a scale of lightweight, midweight, to thermal weight. If it turns out that you need something a little warmer we'd suggest taking a look at the [Men's Retro Pile Fleece Vest](

October 16, 2019

Lightweight and comfortable

Lightweight and comfortable

October 11, 2019

Great vest!

So very happy with this vest. Well made and looks great.

October 9, 2019

Incredibly comfortable and durable

I have enjoyed the the class synchilla vest quite a bit since I have purchased it. It is the perfect New England fall vest because it does not make you run warm, but since provides a lot of warmth during those chilly mornings. It feels durable and it quite comfortable as well.

October 9, 2019

Classic fit and finish. Soft hand

Tried other vests and searched for replacement for previous Synchilla vest. No substitute for me

October 9, 2019

Classic Vest

Classic and super warm!

October 8, 2019

Very nice vest

Just what was looking for. Stylish and will fit under my ski jacket for added warmth.

October 7, 2019

Patagonia vest

Simple classic fleece vest. Exactly what I was looking for..

October 6, 2019

Perfect! Just what I wanted,

Perfect! Just what I wanted, as usual.

October 5, 2019


I usually don’t wear vest but needed something light but that kept me warm during chilly days. And it has not disappointed. Live in NYC and it fits perfect for the type of weather we have. And whether you’re using it for going out, hiking, or for business casual, it looks nice.

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