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HUGE arm holes
I bought the vest at the outlet store. It was marked as a womans small but the huge arm holes make me think that perhaps the wrong label was attached. I have similar vests that I love. This was definitely a one off!
Hey there, thanks for leaving us a review on the Synchilla Fleece Vest. We would be happy to check to see if you got defective product by sharing the measurements we have on file. If it turns out you do, we can move forward with a replacement. Reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Not what I expected
I bought this item with the intent of wearing it with my scrubs for work. I purchased the navy blue color which is true navy blue. However, I did not like the fit of this item. It is way too long in the backside the arm holes are really large and the size recommended (L) was swimming on me. For reference I am 4 11 and 155. I ended up purchasing a d... Read Moreifferent style which worked out perfect. I purchased the W's Retro Pile Vest in a size M. Its much more warmer and the fit is just right.
We're sorry to hear that the sizing was off on your first purchase, but we appreciate your feedback, Janet. We will gladly [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) with any returns or exchanges in the future, and we're glad you found a vest that performs well for your comfort at work!
I had always wanted to add the synchilla vest to my SoCal vest wardrobe. My easy winter daily outfit is a vest with a lululemon swiftly long sleeve shirt and leggings! I have lots of north face vests but really wanted some Patagonia. I was too big busted and short torso for most of their vests. But that all changed since I had a double mastectomy t... Read Morehis past September. Now I can fit Patagonia vests! In this vest, without my boobs, I can now fit a medium perfectly! LOL! The synchilla was just too big in the armholes and too long In the large, by the time I had it fit in the chest! And it looks like they have created an anti-pilling finish to address previous pilling complaints? I dont know until I start wearing mine and putting it through this grandmas busy lifestyle, post mastectomy. Please make more colors, especially mustard! And true red!
Jacket has REALLY REALLY bad Pill and Lint problem
I own many patagonia vests including the nano and better sweater models. Always loved patagonia for the durability and quality. I cannot say the same about this vest. When i first got it i loved it, the feel, the fit, everything. However after just using the vest lightly it has pilled like crazy and picks up every lint and hair. Not sure what the i... Read Moressue is, even tried washing it (air dry of course after) and nothing helps. Save yourself the trouble and get a different model. This does not have then quality or durability of what Patagonia should be.
Hi Mark! Thank you for sharing your feedback about the W's Synchilla Vest - we're very sorry to hear about the pilling you've experienced! To remove pills, we recommend using a sweater shaver or stone on the affected area. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to send the vest back under our Ironclad Guarantee. To initiate an online return, click here: https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html. Our Customer Service team would also 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.
I don't think I have ever been disappointed with a Patagonia product EVER. I have been a loyal customer for over 40 years. This classic vest fits well but the fabric is not soft and EVERYTHING is attracted to it and either weaves it's way in or clings to it. Every time I wear it (black color) I have to use a lint roller. It looks like it ... Read Moreis pilling however after closer inspection it is fabric from other materials just stuck to it. I would have sent it back but I wore it for trip to Canada and just don't feel right returning it after a month of wear. Sorry Patagonia you missed the mark on this one, although my original Synchilla jacket from the early 80's is still going strong.
Hi Lorraine, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the vest. We truly appreciate your feedback as it helps us to improve products for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](http://www.patagonia.com/static/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-PatagoniaShared/default/dw0cbc28c2/slots/RMA/patagonia_returns_form.pdf).
Giant arm holes
I ordered a L because I am fairly large-busted (38C). The vest fit my bust, but there was a ton of extra fabric under the arms. I am 5’5”. My waist is 32-33 and hips 38/39. The L fit just a big loosely all over as I hoped it would, but the arm holes were totally out of proportion. Returned.
Not the synchilla I remember
I have 4 other synchilla vests in different colors from 5-12 yrs ago. This black synchilla vest is a mess after 1 wash. I wore it 6-7 times and then washed it. Under the arms, collar, near pockets are all piling. Very surprised. My other vests have held up so well. Maybe it’s the black color? Still recommend the vest; mine has to be 1 in a million.... Read More
Hi Mary, we're sorry to hear that your vest is pilling so soon. We'd suggest a sweater stone. For detailed instructions on how to remove pilling, please follow this link to Worn Wear, https://www.patagonia.com/worn-wear-guide/?gid=19439&langid=en.
I love Patagonia products - I own several from vests, long sleeve warm ups to long coats & pants. This particular Synchilla vest - I had to exchange. Although it is the same size and style as my other Synchilla vest , it fitted differently. This vest had such wide arm hole that when I wear it, part of the fabric folds out under my arm. I excha... Read Morenged it at the store for a different style vest - which I was much more happy about.
Armholes cut too large compared
Armholes cut too large compared to previous Synchilla vests bought from Patagonia in same size. Have to return
Sorry to hear that the sizing of the arm holes has been a disappointment compared to our vests in the past. Your [return](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) is currently processing. Please reach out to us if we can recommend a different product or you have any questions!
Gray not black - Poor sizing and quality
The vest is a true 'gray' in color, not black, and that is what the product description should state. The zipper is gray-green: not a particularly good color match. The 'S' size measures 39" at the chest (armpit to armpit) and 27" at the shoulders. I don't know what figure type this sizing would suit: late-term pr... Read Moreegnancy? This vest is not of the quality I have come to expect in Patagonia products over the past twenty years. The only upside is that it is made of recycled materials. Purchased 06 of 19.
We are very sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with this vest and we appreciate that feedback regarding the color and the fit on this. We recommend you [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) this back to us since you are disappointed with it and we can get you taken care of. Please reach out to us if there is anything we can do to [help](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact) you out.
The material was not the
The material was not the wonderful soft synchilla I have in a jacket that I bought several years ago. i also thought that the "black" had a brownish tinge that I was not expecting. Next time I will not buy "on line". I would rather look feel and touch the item and not be stuck with having to decide whether to wend it back!
We're sorry to hear that the feel and color were not what you were expecting! Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, and you're welcome to return or exchange your item at any time. View return instructions [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
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