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I purchased one of these pullovers 7 years ago for my then-teenage granddaughter as a special treat for her prior to a major surgery, and liked it so much that I bought one for myself as soon as hers was delivered! It has been my go-to pullover at home all these years; I still wear it almost everyday. I decided to splurge and order a second pullove... Read Morer for variety (and was prepared to order a 3rd!), and am extremely disappointed. I have to agree with the other negative reviews. I went ahead and placed my order despite these reviews, thinking/hoping that my experience would be different. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The fabric of new one is thinner and lighter-weight, and the cut is different than the old one. Less importantly for me, the new one doesn't have the nice color contrast edging at the hem and the bottom edges of the sleeves. I am sad to be returning this item. Please bring the old version back!
Response from PatagoniaMarch 2, 2023
Hi Karen, we're so sorry to hear that your new Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover isn't meeting your expectations. We want you to be happy with your gear, and if you feel that the quality is meeting the mark, please begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at your earliest convenience.
I love how warm this pullover is, BUT
I very much enjoy these pullovers. I own three of them and love how warm and soft and cozy they are. But man the sizing leaves much to be desired. I am a solid Large with everything Patagonia, but for whatever reason the large on this pullover is small. I don't have long arms at all, but the sleeves are super short - if I lift my arms above my... Read More head, the sleeves come almost halfway down my forearm. The neck is also very tight, and I cant button it all the way without feeling like Im being choked. I tried getting an XL, and thats too big; definitely defeats the slim fit. Its a great layering piece, but every time I wear it, Im reminded all day of how small it feels on. If you're not at all bulky, this might fit you well. But if you're in between sizes, this may not be the best pullover.
The quality of the fabric and the construction of the seams is not good enough. I am disappointed and will return. I don't think this fleece has the coziness and durability like the one I've had for years
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 21, 2023
We're sorry to hear that this version of our Re-Tool has been disappointing. We're glad you were able to return it to the Patagonia-owned store near you. You might prefer the cozy feel of our [Los Gatos, Retro Pile or Lightweight Synchilla fleece](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/womens-fleece). Thanks for your review, Lisa!
Comfy and perfect
This is my second Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece pullover. I loved my first one so much I needed another in a different color. I love the slim fit because it looks tidy and it is so warm. I wear it to work on cold days and for outdoor activities. Its lack of bulkiness allows it to fit well under vests and jackets.
I have an older version of this fleece from a few years ago, and it's one of my favorites. I bought a new one to get a different color, and it's awful. The fabric is scratchy, not soft, but the worst part is that it leaves lint everywhere. The shirt I wore when I tried it on is absolutely covered in lint, and the sweatshirt left a lint tr... Read Moreail throughout my house. Returned, cannot recommend.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 10, 2023
We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about the experience you had with this fleece. We'll reach out to you by email to assist.
soft and warm
the re-tool snap t pull over fits true to size. i don't feel constricted in movement when i am wearing it with one or two thinner layers underneath. however my patagonia puffer jacket (also size large) is a little tight when i wear it over the pullover. i recently wore the pullover on a sunny, 50 degree hike and it was the only layer i needed ... Read Morefor upper body warmth. all i had underneath was a cotton t shirt. i like the way the collar insulates my neck when the front is snapped up to a close. i also like the cabin gold color.
Thinner than the one I bought 10 years ago
This is my 2nd retool sweater. The first one I bought was 10 years ago when I was still a college student. Even after 10 years, my old retool sweater is still thicker, fluffier, and standding up to the rest of time. The new retool is definitely thinner and not as fluffy. I weighed both sweaters on my kitchen scale. The old retool weighs 476 grams. ... Read MoreThe new retool only weighs 430 grams. Patagonia is a reputable company, so it's quite disappointing to see this happening.
I was worried the small would be too snug, and this is definitely a close-fitted fleece. Its a little tight in the shoulders but ultimately I think a medium would be too small. As is, its perfect; I can wear it by itself or under a jacket and its not too hot or too thin. Im happy with it!
Id buy ten to see that smile on my daughters face
I bought this as a gift for my adult daughter. She is an extremely active person who never stops moving: paddle boarding, diving, hiking and climbing mountains, exercise of any kind. When she opened her present her reaction was like a little kid. She screamed with joy, held it to her, and ran into the bathroom to put it on. It stayed on her the ent... Read Moreire time I was there. Now thats a great gift!!
Favorite Pullover Ever
Hands down my favorite pullover ever and I have LOTS of Patagonia pullovers. Warm, stylish, and versatile. Also, wash after wash it still looks perfect! My only hope is that the colors will find some life again, they have seemed very subdued the last couple years.
My fall and winter uniform
I feel cold all winter in NC. This in the only thing that keeps me warm without making me sweaty both indoors and outdoors. They've lasted years and years with frequent washes for a good 4-5 months of the year. Softness is just like when they were new. Amazing product!
Very Cozy and Warm
Warmer than other fleece 1/4 zips. Fleecy/fuzzy on the inside and out, so it feels warmer. Fitted (ie, not baggy or sloppy looking) but not too tight, so a base layer underneath also fits. For a middle aged woman who is always cold, this keeps me warm inside and outdoors on 35 degree days without needing to break out my Canada Goose jacket intended... Read More for sub-zero temps.
I love how warm this jacket is, and the overall fit is great for layering. However, I am long and slender, and I find that this jacket sleeves are too short by more than 5 inches when I bend my elbows. If I purchased it any larger, the 1 or 2 inch gain in sleeve length would not be worth it I'll fitting everywhere else.
This is my second color of the Retool pullover. The arms are long. It looks like it would be thin as colored undershirts can be seen through, but it is plenty warm for "always cold" me I would probably fit a medium better but appreciate the extra room for layering. Am 5'11" 140# and ordered a large.
Love it! Perfect Fit
For me, this is a perfect fit. I'm 5'5 and flux between 115-125. I'm cozy in it with a light tee under. Soft and functional. I've had these used pullovers in the past, scored from garage sales, (I still wear them on occasion but now I have this new beauty!) after buying them used 5 years later, no idea if the styles are differen... Read Moret but they're close enough, the material feels the same, the quality is just amazing. I love Patagonia! Since this is the first brand new to me pullover, i want to live in it! It's silly how happy I am about it! I know I'll own it for a long long time. The quality is amazing and I'm in love with the fit, feel and color! Patagonia , you go, stepping it up on the color pallets! ️
Repurchased (Quality seems different)
I bought the exact/similar style a few years ago and fell in love with it. I wore it day in, day out. The pullover was super comfy and soft and made of high quality material. Except for the expected worn look because I washed it so many times, however, the shape etc. remain almost the same! So when I saw they have it in stock again, this time I loa... Read Mored up on a couple more even though it's a bit more pricier (inflation). The inside is still soft, but the exterior feels a bit more rough than previously. Also, the material seems thinner this time around. I feel the quality is not the same as before. This was a disappointment. But I'll keep it and see how it feels after multiple washes.
Super Soft & Warm
My second color in this wonderfully soft and cozy pullover. Love the snaps and front pockets to keep hands warm. It runs true to size, but I sized up to a large for extra room and relaxed fit. Fits great! Kept me warm walking through New York City in early Spring and warm hiking in the woods. Cant go wrong with this Patagonia fleece! Great for a ca... Read Moresual night out too!
Super soft and great fit
Love this pullover. It is super soft, and warm, but not too warm. Good for everyday wear in colder months. I originally ordered one size up because the description mentioned slim fit. For a "slim fit" this does not grab anywhere which is why I love it. Gentle curves but not clingy. Ordered in two colors because I liked it so much.
Fav pullover...must stop buying all the colors
This is my favorite go-to pullover. I liked the first one I got so much I ordered another... and have my eye on navy now. I'm 5'8", 130 and find this to be roomy for layering. I have worn under my ski coat for extra warmth and it wasn't too bulky.
Good jacket. Slimmer fit.
Love this jacket and kangaroo pocket. Jacket has a slim fit, so went up a size and fits well. My only complaint is at the wrist. The sleeves need a little bit of an elastic band or stretch to maintain shape. The end of the sleeves get all stretched out after wearing.
12 years later
Ive literally had this jacket for 12 years and its still in impeccable condition, so I figured Id circle back and report that this is a wise purchase. This may be the oldest thing in my wardrobe actually. Im 28 for reference. I dont wash it that often, but its not necessary to do so in my opinion.
Wish the design hadn't been changed
This is my second re-tool jacket and this one is not as soft or as comfy as the old style. The cuffs and bottom cuff of the jacket is different and just fits less nice (almost too widely now). I love the jacket, but wish you hadn't made the changes to the design. It's unfortunate that I didn't realize before I took the tags off. Othe... Read Morer than the design changes, it is very warm and stylish.
My 12 yr. Granddaughter had this on her wishlist for Christmas. She absolutely was so surprised & delighted when she opened her package. I too was delighted! As I expected from Patagonia, the fleece is so very nice and this pullover is well made. A great layer piece for winter sports.
Granddaughter loves it
I ordered pullover for my Granddaughter. Received an email saying it was delivered. I waited till next day still no package. I called your customer service and the woman was very kind and assured me I would have a new one the next day. This was December 23rd. They saved Christmas!
Comfy and cute
This is very comfy, cute, and just the right amount of warm. But its the second sweater/fleece I have gotten from Patagonia with too-short sleeves. I rarely have this problem and I didnt notice it when I tried it on, but when Im wearing it, I keep noticing them heading up past my wrists enough that its chilly and looks a bit off. Love the fit other... Read Morewise.
Cozy Cute Go To Fleece
A few years ago I admired this pullover in a beautiful mint color on my friend. I ordered a used piece on Worn Wear in XS .. Decided It was more fitted than I prefer. Im 35/27/36 120 lbs 5ft 2, and 63. Ordered my first new one in furry taupe in size small and it is perfect! Love the cool taupe color and blending accent. Will go with everything; It ... Read Moreis a perfect warm layer for fall mornings hiking in the Sierra Nevada; also nice for sleeping in too! This one is a keeper for many years for sure.
Response from PatagoniaOctober 7, 2021
We appreciate your detailed feedback on the fit, fabric and usage of this fleece, Deanna. Note that this one is a "slim" fit design so some customers prefer to size up. We're glad you found the perfect one for you!
Hear me out
The place I work at has a lost and found section and this was there for a good year. I got the okay to look through a bag of used clothes and found this bad boy!! I was so excited! I love Patagonia for it's mission and how it's made to last so I love finding them thrifted. In the better sweater I am a true size small so I was worried this... Read More wouldn't fit since the one I found is a size medium, but it fits so well! It's not too oversized and I am not swimming in it. I think even if you go a size, up it shouldn't be too bad.
Warm and Cozy Retool Fleece!
The Patagonia Retool fleece is the most well made, cozy and comfortable fleece! Great next to skin feel! Would love to see Patagonia make the Retool Fleece as a jacket again (only with zipper pockets this time) Also I would really love to see Patagonia make the Retool Fleece Pullover in Marble Pink with Electric Blue or Teal accent trim !!!
My new favorite!
I bought this in an XS knowing I would wear it as a fitted layer- over a thin tshirt or base layer and under a jacket if needed. I was worried it might be too tight across my hips because Ive had that issue in the past but It is perfect! Its soft and warm and is has now new favorite. . Note- its slightly more fitted than the Better Sweater so if yo... Read Moreu like the way your better sweater fits, you might consider sizing up.
Super warm and cozy!
Love this fleece! After buying several for my kids over the years, I bit the bullet and treated myself to this. It is perfect for walking the dog in all kinds of weather and fits under my winter coat. In the warmer weather I will wear it instead of a jacket. Great quality and well worth it!
Comfy but not totally what I expected
Its a nice pullover but I definitely expected it to be a lot more soft. I was kind of disappointed but still nice.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 2, 2021
We're sorry to hear that this did not live up to expectations! While we do consider this fleece to be soft, maybe you were looking for something a bit more plush. If that's the case, we'd recommend checking out the [Women's Los Gatos Hooded Fleece Pullover](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-los-gatos-hooded-fleece-pullover/25245.html?dwvar_25245_color=NGRY&cgid=root).
My first one & I am hooked!
I have wanted one of these forever. I'm 5'10, 175 lbs - size 12. I have always thought patagonia ran a bit small/short - so I've been scared to spend the money. I'm so glad I did! The xl fits with some room which I love - It is so soft, the pockets are deep and amazing and it's warm. I want ten more. TY Patagonia!
Super Warm and beautiful colors
I already have two of these fleeces. One of them I have washed for years and actually looks almost exactly the same as my new one. I liked them so much this Christmas I purchased one for a friend and bought 3 more for myself. They are warm, comfortable, soft, love the front pocket and the colors available are all very pretty and that is why I bough... Read Moret 3 more......beige, taupe and grey.
Love it, but size up!
When it comes to women's sizing I am all over the place. I have a very disproportional chest (34i) compared to the rest of my body (5'3 140lbs), which makes top shopping of any kind a nightmare. With that being said, I am typically a medium and after reading other reviews I decided to go with my usual size. Because it is more fitted/tailo... Read Morered, as is common with women's outerwear, I ended up needing to size up the large and now it is slightly oversized, which is what I wanted, and SUPER cozy. I absolutely think it is worth the money and I love my fleece a lot, but if you're in-between sizes I would definitely say that you should size up!
Purchased for daughter for Christmas. She is a sophomore in college and asked for this specifically. She loves it, the color, the fit, says its perfect. It is definitely a fitted top, and looks good. Its a warm top, good for layering on top of leggings or jeans. This is a good staple.
Very Warm, Too Big
I bought a medium, as most reviews say it runs sort of small. I should have gotten a small. I have a short/medium length torso, so it was too long along with baggy. On the bright side, just a thin long sleeve underneath will provide enough heat for 20-30 degrees.
Used to be my Favorite item of clothing (warning)
If you loved the old version(s) Don't Buy This One. The quality and cut are different. I have 6 of these that I live in - hiking, working from home, even sleeping. They were the best, bought 2 more, but now: -- sleeves run long -- cuffs are loose -- material is thinner -- neck/collar is stiff. Not the awesome cozy quality of Patagonia, sadly.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 7, 2021
We are so sorry to hear that the revisions on this are no longer working for you and we are thankful for that feedback. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the new ones back if you decide you don't want to hang onto them.
In the previous design of this I always had to buy a large because the arms were so short- with the new design a medium-my normal sweatshirt size- would be perfect! This new design is a lot less boxy as well! Just for reference- Im 52 - 26 waist, 35 hips, 140#- normally wear a small in tee shirt and medium sweatshirt.
As a first-time Patagonia buyer, I did not know what to expect from the sizing and fabric. I am small in all shirts/sweatshirts and assumed I would be the same for this. I am also 5'3 and 115 lbs. I found it hard to get over my head and was a bit disappointed when realizing the little chest pocket does not actually open. The pocket near the be... Read Morelly button is one big pocket for those of you who are curious. I understand that this is labeled as a slim fit and is supposed to be tighter than a regular fit, I was able to put it over a shirt and sweatshirt without any problem though. I also found the 4 button-up part to be a bit uncomfortable around my neck. I would buy again but might buy a medium for more room and easier removal of the sweatshirt. It is also the perfect arm length and torso length. I ordered on a Friday and received on a Wednesday and it has kept me warm throughout the mid-40-degree weather.
I returned a Synchilla snap T pullover and chose this instead and am happy with the switch. The snap T felt bulky even in an extra S and was not as soft and cozy as this one. Also, the snap T synchilla didn't have pockets. The shape and fit of this fleece worked better for me. It's roomy, but not baggy. I wear it alone on warmer days, und... Read Moreer a shell when it's colder and just around the house. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Different fit than past years
I love this product, but it is longer and slimmer than years past. I like the old style better any chance you could have 2 different fits? Slim and Casual.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 4, 2020
Hey there, right now this is the only fit this is being made in; however, we will change fit periodically based off our reviewers comments, our ambassadors feedback, etc. When an item has been revised, the style number will change.
Really miss the old version of this pullover!
I do not like this new version of the re-tool pullover. First, it's longer and more slim fitting than the original, and the cuffs have no gathering or elastic. This means I have to size up to get the right fit thru the body, but then the arms are too long. Second, the fleece is not nearly as plush or warm as the original. So now I feel like I&... Read More#x27;m wearing a misshapen garment that is supposed to keep me warm but fails to do so. I have no idea why Patagonia changed to the newer version. The old version was a bit wider thru the body, which made for much easier layering, had a nice elasticized waist and cuffs, and the collar fit better too. Sure wish you would bring back the original, Patagonia!!! This new version is just not up to snuff!!
Response from PatagoniaDecember 2, 2020
Thanks for your thoughtful and detailed feedback, Amy! Our design team really appreciate it. The Re-Tool "slim" fit fleece pullover was redesigned in 2018. We recommend you take a look at our Retro Pile Marsupial, Lightweight Better Sweater Marsupial, and Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. We're happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Always a favorite
I have three of these! Theyre that great. Recently, Patagonia redid their sizing as Ive always been a medium, but this time had to reorder a small, which is how the medium used to fit, but they are offering free exchanges. Same quality as expected. Great layering piece. I live in them!
Nice casual sweatshirt
I really like this sweatshirt, it's warm and soft but it's a little bigger than I had expected. I tend to like my sweatshirts fitted though so if you're just looking for a regular fit this is probably fine. It's a little longer than I had expected too. But I will definitely be wearing it this fall and winter because it is so coz... Read Morey.
Beautiful and warm
Because this is the Most Useful piece of clothing that I have from Patagonia (and I have a LOT ) I check out the new colors every year and ALWAYS find another one I can't live without. The Snap T has kept me warm and wind proof with a bit of help from mid weight Pat Undies while photographing Polar Bears and alone on trips to the grocery store... Read More. Love the Kangaroo pouch pocket too.
Exactly What I Wanted
I bought this pullover on a whim after purchasing other Patagonia products and it did not disappoint! The colors are true to the pictures and the fit is perfect for me. I am able to wear a T- Shirt or even long sleeve shirt under it easily. Im excited for cooler weather to be able to wear this even more!
Size up for comfort!
I ordered the grey and coral colored fleece and I am in love! It manages to feel extremely soft and warm while not being bulky. I'm so excited to wear this around the campfire or on chilly morning/evening walks as fall gets close. I have a weird body that mostly fits in smalls but sometimes fits better in mediums so I was wary about the sizi... Read Moreng. Initially I was going to order a small but after reading reviews a lot of folks were saying these fleece sweaters run a little snug so I sized up to a medium. That was a good call! I'm 5'0 and 130 pounds and the medium is comfortably roomy so I can wear a few layers underneath. If I preferred a slim/more form-fitting fleece I feel like I could have still ordered a small but I like a little room in my sweaters unless they are a base layer.
Not as warm as i expected it to be
Patagonia fleeces are known for being super warm, so I'm kind of disappointed that this didn't meet my expectations. The abdominal area is lined with mesh and the arms are lined with fleece. I did read that the material is thinner due to increased recycled materials, but I didn't know that could have an impact on the warmth? Also the... Read More medium was oddly a bit tighter than I expected to be, so I would definitely recommend sizing up
Response from PatagoniaOctober 22, 2020
Hi Joyce, thank you so much for your feed back on the fit and warmth of the Women's Re-Tool Snap-T® Fleece Pullover. You might find that the [Women's Los Gatos 1/4-Zip Fleece](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-los-gatos-quarter-zip-fleece/25235.html?dwvar_25235_color=BURR&cgid=collection-high-pile-fleece-womens) will keep you warmer but still have that fluffy fleece feel.
Please bring back the full zip!
I have this fleece in the full zip version and love it! It is really warm and comfortable. I'm sad to see that you haven't brought the full zip version back this season. While I like a pullover, I like to wear this to work in the fall/spring and pulling something over my head isn't ideal. I hope you consider bringing it back again!
I love the Re-Tool fleece pullovers, and purchase a new one every year or so. I wear them all the time for work, hiking, snow shoeing, etc. My only complaint about the purchase is that the color is not true to the color shown. I bought the Elwood green that looks more sage on the website, but its more of a dark sea foam.
Wear almost every day
I bought this jacket in the feather grey. The cut of this fleece is fitted. I golfed 9 holes in a misty rain and this fleece kept me warm and dry. Its not constricting and allows me to move comfortably. This fleece has replaced almost every sweater and spring jacket that I own.
It runs a little small
I'm also a tall lady (5'9") so buying online is always uncertain. I was a small in their jacks so I thought a small would fit as nicely. It's a little snug, which is fine. But I am sort of curious if the medium would have fit better.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 1, 2020
Hi Rachel, please feel free to make an exchange if you need to size up. You're welcome to begin your return here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
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