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Men's R2® TechFace Pants Reviews

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Ms R2® TechFace Pants

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November 7, 2023

So warm!

These pants are so warm! Wish they had a short inseam sizing option for us shorter people. Zip pockets are deep!

October 31, 2023

Perfect under waders!

Winter came early this fall to Montana, but I was toasty warm in my tech face pants. Range of motion is excellent because they aren't bulky at all and there are no cold spots. When I am wearing them, I can focus on the fishing. Highly recommend these pants for fishermen who stay on the water long after everyone else has left.

October 29, 2023

Best winter pants comfortably and light

I always wanted the pants like this I can't say enough about it.

September 27, 2023

Had to have two pairs due to laundry day.

These fishing pants are the most comfortable pants to wear under my fishing waders. They help keep me warm when fishing glacier fed streams and the comfort is unparalleled. My favorite part is that when I take my waders off, these liners are designed not to look like long underwear. I can wear them around the lodge as my comfy, end of day pants, wi... Read Morethout looking like I'm in sweatpants or long underwear. Loved my first pair so much, I bought a second for when one is in the laundry.

September 4, 2023

Super comfy light pants

Love wearing these around the house. Also great as a thicker base layer on colder days in the mountains.

June 18, 2023

Comfortable, mostly functional

Super comfortable and a great fit. I'm 6'6" around 200lbs and these fit very well, if not a little loose around the waist. Surprised to see that they are long enough on me as well. I'm going to add a drawstring slide so I don't have to tie it in a knot every time. Other than that my only critique is to make an actual pee fl... Read Moreap not just a fake one. Weird that it's even stitched in like that but not functional.

April 17, 2023

Great Warmth

These are very warm pants. They feel great and move well. Not much more I can say. Would definitely purchase these again and definitely recommend them.

April 12, 2023

I live in these guiding Spey all winter

I guided in these for ~90 days straight this winter season. Then showed up two a guides day-off and my buddy was wearing a pair and was just as excited about his. These pants are excellent-- they keep you warm but are breathable, they dry quickly on the river bank as needed, and they puff-up to be extra fluffy and comfortable after every wash back ... Read Moreat camp. Mine have atleast 45 wash cycles and they still perform as new. An R2 set as a base layer under waders is an extremely versatile gear setup in the PNW and Alaska. Waist fits true to size. Would appreciate more pockets and a little stretch in the waist band.

April 7, 2023


Bought these to wear under my waders. The fit was perfect and the pant performed as expected. The weather was mid 40s and rain. I was warm and comfortable the whole day. Would recommend this product to all.

April 5, 2023

Warm and soft

These are Nice and thick giving a warm layer on your legs.

March 31, 2023

Perfect fit and very warm.

As a full time fly fishing guide in Wyoming layers and insulation is over half of my wardrobe. These pants took the place of what I needed 2 or 3 other pairs for. The pockets are huge and can fit anything you could ever need in them. I will not only be recommending them to others, but also buying a couple more pairs.

March 22, 2023

Seem Perfect!

I was worried about buying these because the reviews on here were kind of all over the place from too tight to slightly big. Reviews can be difficult too when they dont tell you their size, etc. So I went in a little worried I didnt order the right size. For reference, I am 6 feet and about 215lbs with a 34-36 waist depending on brand. I was back a... Read Morend forth between large and XL. I ended up going with large because I wanted these to be a base layer. They fit perfectly. They are slim through the legs but the waist is still slightly loose, which I like. I tried them on with alpine pants over the top and they fit perfectly and may be a bit too toasty. We will have to see how they perform when I get them into the mountains but I think Im going to love them.

March 21, 2023

Comfy and cozy!

Got these pants for myself (Ws version), hubby and one of my sons. Hubby has not taken them off all winter and son wore these on trip to Alaska. They are the epitome of comfy and cozy! Very warm, and we all agree that the length and fit are excellent. I would like more pockets, but the deep pocket on the leg works well for a phone.

March 15, 2023

Great Pants

Super warm, water resistant, and abrasion resistant! Does a impressive job blocking the wind too. Materials feel great and the reinforced seat is assuring. Drawstring waist helps dial in fit perfectly. The fit is near perfect, just a little too long for me personally just like every other Patagonia pant, but I really like the sort of cuff at the bo... Read Morettom but how it is still regular fit. The zippered side pockets are nice but additional hand pockets would be great.

March 13, 2023

Great Weight for Skiing

I used these as a base layer for skiing and they're the perfect mix or warmth/mobility. The cuffs are a bit tight on the bottom, but a overall a great product.

February 24, 2023

Sizes Totally Off

Normally wear a size medium in most bottoms. The leg openings were so tight I could barely get them over my feet. Overall fit so snug it would be impossible to layer over anything significant. So ordered a size large. Feet openings still ridiculously tight. Overall fit was baggy in the waist yet tight in the thighs. These pants fit nothing like the... Read More R1 pants, which fit very well, so both sizes reluctantly returned. As much as I love Patagonia gear, if I have any consistent complaint it's the incredibly inconsistently fit of Patagonia garments. Have several Patagonia jackets and the fit varies greatly, from relatively snug to absolutely roomy floaters. Makes mail ordering challenging. That said, Patagonia's stellar customer service goes out of their way to make it right.

February 23, 2023

Great multi purpose pants for winter

These pants are my go to for the winter months. I live in the northeastern United States and wear these pants probably every other day. I have them in both colors. They are super warm if I go outside on a cold day but they are very comfortable to wear indoors as well. The only change I would make is that I would prefer the legs to be a bit more tap... Read Moreered but that is really just a preference thing. Love these pants.

January 27, 2023

Perfect Pant for Cold Weather

I've struggle with my lower body temperature comfort in low temperatures for a long time and these pants have been the absolute PERFECT solution. Low bulk, good mobility, etc. Perfect addition for lower body comfort in cold temperatures.

January 24, 2023

So warm

Originally did medium but length on S was more my speed. I know theyre for fishing but I use them for all sorts of winter activities - really dont even need a top layer even if youre rolling around in the snow. So warm and dry very quick. Move comfortably with your body. Recommend them to everyone who spends a lot of time outside during the winter

January 23, 2023

For under my waders

Purchased for flyfishing under my waders in winter. Hiked in 20 degree windy conditions and they were warm and comfortable60s. Looking forward to using in early March on the White river in Arkansas.

January 22, 2023

Best under layer for cold days

I love these pants. I wear them under my waders on cold days. I also wear them under my bibs skiing on cold days. They are also great for lounging around the house after a long day. I will liking be getting one more pair.

December 24, 2022

Best pants ever

I have never felt the need to write a review until getting these - they are amazing! Super warm on the river and they do not get covered in dog hair at home. Easily my favorite pants and maybe my favorite piece of clothing ever. 12/10 would recommend.

December 23, 2022

Awesome, but..

These pants are awesome! Super warm. ..and comfy! Ive had them on three days straight. However, the draw string waist band leaves something to be desired. I removed the draw string and replaced it with a (lock lace) or quick lace system. They are just about perfect now!

December 5, 2022

Warm & confortable .. run

Warm & confortable .. run larger than I though they would be in the legs & rear ended. i am 6 ft 195 - 200 lbs with bigger lower half & the XL size is spacious but I am not complaining the purchase was to lounge around the house or quick errands.

November 28, 2022

Warm Base Layer

Primarily to be used as a fly fishing base layer under my waders. The first use was a 24 degree day on the Upper Owens, great fit, comfortable fabric, great movement and thankfully warmth! I like the color and they will be nice hanging out in my camper or home on chilly days as well. No fish that day but at least I was warm!

November 28, 2022

Great for cold hikes and dog walks

I am somebody whose extremities get cold very easily. While most of Patagonia's gear is designed for active athletes moving around out in the cold, these pants are warm enough for standing around in freezing water. Even though I'm not into that, I don't have to accept any sacrifices to wear these for what I need them for. The two leg... Read More pockets are perfect for storing my phone, dog waste, or wallet if I'm running to the store. The fit is more tailored than loungy sweatpants, which combined with the false fly it makes them great for going out in public. I also have the older R1 pants made for going under waders. The tailored fit, cuffed ankles and TechFace make these R2 pants easier to slide under another layer. (Which I have not needed to do yet, wore them down to mid-20's so far and they are plenty warm even with wind). Because the TechFace coating costs some breathability, some folks might find these pants could be too warm if doing anything more than a leisurely walk. The DWR coating works as advertised, I was able to walk for over an hour in heavy flurries and had only few small wetted out spots. And this did not compromise the warmth one bit.

November 16, 2022

Enthusiastically like!

I bought these because, when I went to get a second pair of R1 pants, they were out of stock in my desired size. Disappointment changed to Enchantment!! The usual great Patagonia workmanship, these pants are clearly cut for movement! First put them on during a cold November sailboat deliver, they provided welcoming warmth and protection against the... Read More damp ocean cold! They do not bunch up or slide around while I do my (pathetic!) yoga poses and they do not bind when I attempt to jog in them! Delightful, I am looking forward to trying them skiing!

November 7, 2022

The Perfect FF layer

An excellent Flyfishing layer for coldwater wading. They fit perfectly and are a must for casual wear and grocery shopping. Be careful, they may replace your favorite jeans!

October 24, 2022

Perfect wader/ski pant

Warm and perfect tightness. Although they are a little snug on my backside. In any event, I'm a huge fan of this product, and it will certainly get a ton of use across many different cold-weather pursuits.

September 23, 2022

All the comfort with some sweet features!

I purchased these pants for a trip to New Zealand. I was a little skeptical at first b/c they aren't exactly my style normally- but I'm SOLD after 2 weeks of living out of suitcase and alternating a few pairs of pants, these in the mix. They fit pretty well, are warm, and comfortable, AND repel a good bit of moisture before noticeable get... Read Moreting 'wet'. They seem to dry pretty quickly though. I would mention I think the knees could use the same kind of abrasion resistant material the seat of the pants has. I snagged the threads on the knee of the pant while riding in a boat on Mercury Bay in Whitianga. I got a tad bit miffed about it (these pants ain't cheap...) but I've accepted it and moved on. Patagonia continues to offer high-quality apparel that not only looks good but lives up to the performance standers outdoor enthusiast have come to expect.

September 8, 2022

Great Layer

Super comfortable and warm around the house currently. Will be great for cold weather fishing and running!

August 7, 2022

Extremely warm!

Great fit and nice style. Very very warm

May 25, 2022

Absolutely perfect

I use these for under wader warmth. I put these on and drive to fishing spots then simply put my waders over these. They are unbelievable comfortable and warm. I take off waders and drive home but struggle to take them off at the end of the day because they are so comfy. I love that the two zipper pockets are on the sides. No back pockets are well ... Read Morethought of design. Also tapered at the ankle to accommodate the perfect under wader fit. Everything you need and nothing you dont. If you fish in colder temps with waders. These are a must have to your kit. Never change these.

May 20, 2022


I wore these pants under my waders for 8 hours and I was very comfortable.

May 19, 2022

Great in boat and under waders

I rally like this pant. Perfect under waders and on its own in my drift boat.

April 4, 2022


Just returned from a Patagonia fishing trip and I was very happy I had them to wear under my waders on cold days (which was EVERY day on this trip).

April 3, 2022

Most comfortable/ warmest pants ever!

I got these for cold weather running, the fit is perfect, kind of like a jogger fit, maybe a tad tighter. They are super warm and comfortable. Also my go to pants for lounging around in.

April 1, 2022

So versatile

These pants are so cozy, and they can be used as an underlayer or outer layer. Plus the zip pockets are just right.

March 27, 2022

Super warm

Super warm,very good

March 21, 2022

Do it all mid-layer pants!

I love these pants. Let's start there. I struggle to keep my legs warm in the winter, but these pants have made a huge change for me. Lounging around the house, as a mid-layer skiing...I even where them as an outer-layer on really cold bike rides. 10/10

March 14, 2022


L uncomfortably small. XL too large.

Response from Patagonia
March 21, 2022

Thank you for sharing this feedback, Lawrence. We're so sorry neither of those sizes worked for you! We're passing this feedback along to our our product team. We want you to be happy with everything you purchase from us, so if you haven't done so already, we'll be happy to help you [return]( them.

March 4, 2022


Great fit, very warm and comfortable. Able to withstand windy and cold temperatures

February 27, 2022

So comfy, but runs a little small

Theyre great pants but I had to exchange them for the next size because they fit a little tighter than most Patagonia pants.

February 26, 2022


I am not a fisherman and I bought these because I thought they would be good for winter fat biking in the Southwest Colorado mountains. They are the most comfortable pants I have ever owned. They have kept me warm when fat biking in single digit temps and are great for anything cold. They double as a casual piece as well and are the first thing I p... Read Moreut on for cold mornings before getting a fire going or turning up the heat. Warm, stretchy, durable, weather resistant - the only complaint is the lack of a zipper.

February 25, 2022

Great weight for cold weather hiking and kickin' it

I love these. They are a great weight for cold weather exercise sub 32 degrees, but also very comfortable indoors around 70 degrees. Extremely versatile and comfortable.

February 21, 2022

R2 pants

I was looking for a heavy base layer bottom to wear under shell pants. I love my R1 and R2 jacket so I thought I would give these a try. I wear a 34 waist and previously purchased and returned the mediums as they were too tight. Size Large is a little big but less restricting and feel great while wearing bib pants. These are well made and the same ... Read Moregreat quality as the R1&2 tops with the warmth that I was looking for!

February 15, 2022


purchased to be worn under waders, seems a waste to cover these, best sweat-like pants ever owned. Design and cut are great, not too much fabric to "bunch up" in waders. Plenty warm enough and they look great worn alone. Nicely done.

February 13, 2022

Comfortably stylish

Comfortable fit and great option for the wade fisherman. Great garment to wear to and from the river, and good weight and warmth for most wading situations. Stirrup bottom would improve it for the fly fisherman

February 4, 2022

Amazing Pants. Slim Fit.

Wow these are blowing my mind! Yes the fly is fake. I never use zippered flies anyway and neither should you. The fabric is heavenly. They are a little tight-- I tried layering long underwear underneath and it didn't work as these are more slim fit than "regular fit". Kinda bummed about this but honestly still jumping for joy in thes... Read Moree pants.

January 27, 2022

Fake out on the fly

Not a actual fly and beware cuffs and tight and not stretchy other wise fit is great and they are warm

January 21, 2022

Unexpectedly awesome

So helpful for this east coast city boy that's been out in WI for -10 degree for this winter. Never have enjoyed the cold as much as I have this year thanks to having all the right gear - walking outside is not an issue. These pants are amazing for cold weather warmth and durability. Are a bit snug for me but have loosened up and I juggle arou... Read Morend various medium sizes.

January 3, 2022

Incredible pants

I Love these pants. Been putting them through the paces the last couple months. I already had the r2 Techface jacket so I saw these and was so excited. The weather resistance of the techface makes these so great in cold weather. My only complaint is that there isnt a long option. Im 6 ft 4 so I went with the large because I needed the 33 length(usu... Read Moreally 34) but the waist is clearly a bit too big for me on the large. Would be loving it if there was a medium long. Also wish there was a zipper on the fly as it looks like there is a spot for one, a little deceiving. Other than that these are the best casual cold weather pants Ive come across. Im sure theyre great for fly fishing too lol.

December 18, 2021


Returned these because I didn't like the way they fit. Otherwise, they were very comfortable material. I would go with these over the R1 pant.

December 9, 2021

Comfy and Warm with One Caveat

These pants are super comfortable and functional. I'm 6'2" with a 31 waist. After chatting with the Patagonia rep about sizing for wearing under waders and ski pants, I decided on the small. The waist is on the snug side (which I prefer for an underlayer) and the legs are on the short side (which work better with wading or ski boots)... Read More. Very happy with this choice. These pants are so comfortable, that I bought a second pair in medium to wear lounging around on cool nights - relaxed fit in the waist with perfect leg length. I'm in them almost every night. The only reason this isn't a 5 star rating is I notice a slight "pilling" of the fabric after not too long. I hope this isn't going to become a disappointment - so far, its just a cosmetic thing.

November 30, 2021

Utterly Amazing

Super thrilled with the R2 TechFace Pants. They are warm and comfortable. I do wish these and others in my quiver were made in different colors. My R1, R2 TechFace and R1 Daily are all about introducing some color?

November 30, 2021

warmth without bulk

purchased two sizes of these R2 pants. a large and an xl. the large is snug and great under my waders. the xl is loose and great for lounging or wearing under my waders. they very warm and do not stretch like the non tech face. great product

November 28, 2021

Great underlayer

I purchased this pant for an underlayer for both a shell pant for skiing and for fishing waders. So far they performed as expected. The bonus is they are great to wear around the house.

November 15, 2021

Warmer, better fit

Warmer than the R1 pants, better fitting, pockets are more functional. Key loop a great touch. Tremendous

November 7, 2021

Sort of disappointed

Fly fishing. Number 1 false zipper. Every once in a while one has to pee. In waders. A zipper would help. Number 2 pockets. Strange mid-leg pockets. Zipper broke. First wash. Before we went into the field. All-in-all soft and wonderful. Warm, in really cold water, but some design flaws. Better pocket zippers, perhaps a real front zipper.

Response from Patagonia
November 15, 2021

We're sorry to hear that these pants have been a disappointment. If they haven't performed to your expectations, please reach out to return them under our [Ironclad Guarantee]( We'll be happy to help!

November 4, 2021

Excellent Product!

I love these pants, period. I wear them under waders fly fishing and they are the most comfortable pant I have ever worn under waders. In cold water (high elevations of Colorado), these keep me very warm in un-insulated waders and are one of the most comfortable, flexible pair of pants I have ever worn. I am not a huge fan of the cuffed legs at the... Read More bottom, but they do help when putting waders on into my boots. Highly recommend!

November 2, 2021

Warm when wet and very water resistant

I bought these for pants to wear in cold and moist (live in the southeast so this is our winter) canoeing. They fit my long inseam (35" normally) pleasently well. They are fantastic for keeping my legs warm on the water and at the day's camp site. They repelled water amazingly and even when wet stayed warm and comfortable. Bottom line the... Read Morey will be my many use wear.

October 30, 2021

Super Cozy

Best casual winter pants money can buy. These will be my non-work winter pants. Soft, comfortable, warm and durable - what else could you ask for?

October 28, 2021

Misleading product photo

I bought these because the photo looks like these MEM'S pants have a fly. It's fake! I have the Patagonia zip front waders because I fish year round in the Rockey Mountains and it's often raining or even snowing. I don't want to have to take off my jacket and drop my waders in those conditions to pee! Come on, why make it look l... Read Moreike a fly? Make them with a fly and charge $10 more! Their mens pants for crying out loud!

September 13, 2021

Warm and comfy

I purchased these for under wader use when fly fishing. They provided excellent warmth and maneuverability when on the river. Also a great around the campfire on a cold night too! Super pumped with the purchase!

September 13, 2021

Odd Fit

I found the waist too small and the legs too long. I like the fabric and the outside finish. Just didn't fit. Returned them.

September 9, 2021

Hide Them!

You better hide these, or you wife will steal them from you! These are comfort times 10, and have the feel of a second skin, not too tight, not a baggy sight, made for movement, and warmth before the sun hits, these are the pants! You can also use them as a thermal layer for under your rain pants!

September 2, 2021

Great pants

Pants fit great under wadders or look sharp just worn casually.

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