Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket - Women's

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Description

Whether you are old enough to remember the early fleece or not, the Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket for women is the modern equivalent. Its fuzzy exterior plush may be reminiscent of Patagonia's first fleece products, but inside, this fleece jacket is fully up to date. The windproof lining makes the Classic Retro-X worthy of bitter cold and windy days on the mountain and in town. Quilted Supplex® nylon panels run down the sides and sleeves help to reduce bulk and add durability. It's a favorite for the daily commute and, talk about warm, the Retro-X really delivers when worn under your favorite shell for a day of skiing or riding. To top it all off, the Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket for women is made using Synchilla® fleece derived from recycled soda bottles, unusable fabric seconds and worn out polyester garments.

Specifications

  • Fabric: 7.5-oz Synchilla® 100% polyester (86% recycled) ¼-inch pile
  • Lining: 100% polyester brushed mesh with a breathable/windproof barrier
  • Trim: Supplex® 100% nylon
  • Breathable/windproof barrier bonded between cozy recycled fleece on the outside and a moisture-wicking brushed polyester mesh lining
  • Full front zip backed by wind flap
  • Y-Joint™ sleeves
  • Quilted Supplex® nylon panels down the sides of torso, sleeves and collar-stand, reduce bulk
  • Nylon spandex at cuffs and hem
  • Zippered handwarmer pockets lined with a moisture-wicking brushed polyester mesh
  • Made in Mexico
  • Slim Fit: closer-fitting, slim-fitting technical garment, may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers
  • Hip length
  • Weight: 502 g, 17.7 oz

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

126 Reviews

Pros
  • Great value: 9
  • Build quality: 29
  • Great design: 26
  • Performance: 19

Cons
  • Cost: 2
  • Bad design: 1
  • fits small: 1
  • no chest pocketarms long: 1
Durability: 4.8 / 5
Quality: 4.8 / 5
Comfort: 4.6 / 5
Warmth: 4.2 / 5
Wind Protection: 3.7 / 5
Fit: 2.5 / 5

126 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
cgk1
from Midwest
25-34 yrs

Patagonia Rocks-Great Fleece
December 15, 2011

Best Fleece ever...why buy ANY other brand- we only wear Patagonia and this jacket delivered. Great for layering or alone. VERY warm and Windproof. Only complaint is that sleeves run short, but like the slim fit therwise

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
HotYogaGirl
from Southern Vermont

LOVE THIS JACKET!
December 11, 2010

This is the second time I have purchased this jacket, the color was slightly different but this go around the jacket seemed even more dreamy- I purchased the Rice Paper and just adore it- the fit, the color, the style. The only thing I wish is that the inside was as soft as the outside. I love this jacket though.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 5 / 5
patagroupie
from Boston ma.
45-54 yrs

Let the wind blow!
January 25, 2011

Unbelievable a jacket that lives up to its description! Warm, light -weight and really windproof! I live in New England and we have had a very snowy winter thus far.Yup,I shoveled my drive way wearing my classic retro-x and was warm as toast. Even when the gusts of wind came by I was nice and warm. Thinking of buying the new version with the hood.My only con is their is no chest pocket. A good thing to know is that I'am 5ft tall and 115lbs and needed to purchase a medium as it has a slim fit. The arms are long for me,so I just push them up a bit,a small price to pay for a functional jacket.Thanks Patagonia!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
lovepatagonia
from Boston, MA
25-34 yrs

Great coat- exactly what I expected
December 06, 2010

This coat is very warm, much warmer that I expected. I was hpoing for something to get me through the fall, but this will last into the winter months for warmth. I get MANY compliments on it, as it fits well. Not too snug, but it is form fitting. Two thumbs up!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 5 / 5
LoveGear
from Washington DC
35-44 yrs

Must buy another one!!
December 07, 2010

I bought the small natural color. I love my retro-x! Once the north sea color comes out again, I will be purchasing a second jacket for me and one for my friend. This jacket is completely windproof! I am 5'2" and 120lbs and I have the small. I bought it when I was 112 lbs and the size small is perfect. Except that it creates a little wrinkle right above the bust line bc it could be slightly roomier in the chest/shoulder area. I live in Washington DC, it's been a blustery December (25-40 degrees and very windy!) and I layer it with an xs Patagonia Retool full zip (in black) and it keeps the warmth in and the wind out!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
rinkydink
from Boston, MA

totally worth it!
April 03, 2011

I have had many fleeces but purchased this one because my daughter has it. I love it, just spent time in upstate New York and Vermont, where it was supposedly spring but completely windy. I didn't feel a thing, so sorry it took me this long to purchase it!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
tootalljeff
from Lincoln, NE
25-34 yrs

All around jacket
October 29, 2012

I bought this jacket for my wife because she hates wearing bulky winter coats. This jacket is warm enough to wear on a cold Nebraska winters day (below freezing) and also breathes well enough to wear it on a day when it's 50 degrees out. The jacket is nearly wind proof also, which is a huge plus as it gets very windy here in the fall and winter. Patagonia is one of her favorite brands and the quality of this jacket definitely adds to why they are such a great brand. The jacket runs very true to size and has held up very well even with a couple of washings.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
Telluride64
from San Francisco
25-34 yrs

Great Jacket
November 11, 2012

Got this jacket. It's just beginning to get cold but we've had some chilly days and it sure is windproof! I've worn it under a rain jacket shell and it kept me warm and dry. The only issue I've found is that the sipper area lets wind in as it is not protected. Fits true to size.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
laland2009
from Los Angeles, CA
25-34 yrs

amazing!!
January 19, 2011

This is the first jacket I bought on Altrec.com and I still own it and use it! This jacket keeps me warm shields the wind out and is easy to wear! Love it, wear it and I receive many compliments from it!!!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
ALP2012
from Moss Beach, CA
25-34 yrs

Great "in between" jacket
November 28, 2012

I have owned this jacket for the past couple years and it is a go to item for me. Great for the many days that aren't cold enough for a full parka, but cold/windy enough to need a decently warm jacket. It's relatively lightweight, and has the windproof material (not fleece) on the inside. Also looks great. My only potential "con" is that the fleecy-ness of the jacket gets a little matted down and less fluffy with time, but that's to be expected. Definitely a good purchase.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
SkiEvl
from Concord, Ohio
35-44 yrs

Great fleece
January 26, 2013

Bought this fleece as a birthday present for my wife and she loves it. Keeps her warm during cross country skiing and getting around town. Truly happy with product!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
Hatgirl
55-64 yrs

Greatest Jacket Ever!
February 22, 2013

This Patagonia is typical of their high quality, attractive style, and beautiful colors in their fleece jackets. But the Retro X is the best of them all! The fabric is soft but a rich, thick texture without being too shaggy or boxy. There are material strips on the side that provide a slimming aspect and give it a form fit look. I love it so much I ordered the magenta. I also am very impressed with the customer service at Altrec - always bending over backwards for you. This jacket protects from the wind, is very warm, but at the same time, very stylish and attractive. I've seen the moss color in retail stores, and it is a beautiful darker green. The inside has a rougher texture but it is not cold or uncomfortable - provides warmth.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
Runnerchick
from Indianapolis, IN
25-34 yrs

Warm and stylist!
October 21, 2010

This jacket is warm and cozy for my drive into work in the morning (temp 30 degF - 40 degF). Very stylist and flattering. I am 5'5" 120lbs and the small fits me well with enough room for a thick sweater underneath. I have it in black and it looks nice with jeans and trousers. This coat is a windproof jacket and NOT a fleece sweatshirt. If you are looking for a fleece with sweatshirt material look for the Patagonia Retool jacket from Altrec.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value
ComfortShoes: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
WindProtectionClothes: 2 / 5
tagblake14

October 13, 2010

I bought one of these for my girlfriend and it looked so great on her that I bought two more for my sister and mom. Great looking fleece and very functional for all around use.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

toasty toasty!
March 04, 2009

Bought the woman's in Lupine and am very pleased. I also own two Arc'Teryx Coverts and this is much warmer, and provides better wind protection. It is less form fitting (more bulky I guess than the Coverts) but really quite attractive. I put it on when I am really cold. True to size. I wore it every day the first two weeks, I was so happy with it! Thanks!

madmom1219

Great Jacket-very warm
March 04, 2009

I am very happy with this jacket. The sleeves even fit my longish arms! This jacket is warm even though it is light. I love it!

Cute and Funtional
March 19, 2009

I am a size 4, and usually wear a small in Patagonia tops. I originally ordered the small, which provided a nice snug fit. However, I found that the sleeves and the torso on the small were a little short. (I'm not a tall person - 5'4"). I exchanged for a medium and I'm much happier with it. While it's not as form-fitting, it is a little longer and doesn't ride up if I'm riding a bike, climbing, etc. The lupine color is gorgeous, and the cut is flattering. This jacket has a really nice windproof layer on the inside, and soft cookie monster fuzz on the outside. I love it. It's definitely worth the price, as every Patagonia piece I own is VERY high-quality and made to last a lifetime. I would highly recommend this jacket for when you need something warmer than your traditional fleece.

Poor fit
May 06, 2009

Very pretty and soft, but irregular. The left arm fits great, but the right arm is so high under the armpit that I can't stand it. Took it off and inspected it - appears that the right sleeve is actually about 1" smaller and higher sewn than the left! Will be exchanging - hopefully can get a small that is cut right. The medium is very comfortable, but hubby says it looks too big.

Great overall fleece jacket and it's WINDPROOF!
July 31, 2009

I have been wearing the North Face Denali for years but it just wasn't keeping me warm enough. I've been looking for a jacket that's truly windproof and found this one. When I saw the great sale price, I went for it. It's a great jacket that truly keeps the wind out!

laland2009
from Los Angeles, CA

amazing!!
January 19, 2011

This is the first jacket I bought on Altrec.com and I still own it and use it! This jacket keeps me warm shields the wind out and is easy to wear! Love it, wear it and I receive many compliments from it!!!

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use

Best Fleece
September 09, 2009

Best fleece money can buy, great service, second fleece I ordered

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
smallfry

January 19, 2011

It's a really nice jacket. Was pleasantly surprised at how warm it actually is, doesn't look like it would be, but it is. Fits well, and there's plenty of room to layer clothes if you need them. Only negative so far is that the black color seems to attract a lot of white stuff, but it's easy to get off and I wouldn't send it back for that.

great jacket
April 20, 2009

Gets the job done - windproof and warm, without being bulky. The texture of the fleece is woolly, and it is NOT attracting dog fur - amazing!! I do wish it had a "napoleon" pocket, though. I'm 5'2'' 112 lbs, and in between XS and Small. I bought the small to accommodate several layers when it is wicked cold, and it is quite roomy, but not overly bulky.

awesome jacket SUPER warm. great fitted look
March 04, 2009

This jacket is great. My first Patagonia jacket. I've gone through 2 North Face Denali jackets which are also super. But couldn't pass up the price on this jacket. It's really warm and form fitting, so it's not so loose and bulky.

Retro X Jacket
May 27, 2009

Awesome jacket. I wear mine almost everyday. Yes, it has a stiffer material on the inside, but I wear mine as both a jacket and a sweatshirt and it is super cozy! Love the slim fit and color selection. Will be buying a second one shortly. Great quality that will last for years to come.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
VirginiaShopper
from Leesburg, VA
35-44 yrs

Retro!!!
October 21, 2010

I love this jacket. I bought it 2 years ago and have loved it ever since. I receive compliments every time I where it.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, washes well
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
rachie89
18-24 yrs

Good product but runs a little small
January 15, 2013

I've been attached to North Face since the 6th grade, so making this purchase was quite the adventure. I hate wearing winter coats, so I wanted something to replace my old thick black north face fleece that has gotten me through many New England winters. This sweater runs a little small, I would normally wear a medium, and the medium fits, I just won't be able to put anything more than just a thin sweater (not a sweatshirt) underneath it. I'd be more comfortable if I knew I could put more underneath, so I'm returning it and getting a large. It's a great product from what I can tell so far, the material is definitely stiffer than a North Face Denali Jacket, but I think it'll probably get softer with wear and washing. The fit is great, very feminine with defined shoulders and it's not boxy at all. It could be a little bit longer, but that may just be my longer torso disagreeing with that aspect of the cut. I'm hoping that will also be better with the large. It's really cute, and I'll be happy to receive the second package soon!

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
jckid
top50Contributor

from CA
35-44 yrs

Nice classic fleece jacket
February 05, 2013

This is a great classic style jacket and looks good. I usually wear either an XS or small in Patagonia...in this one I took a small. The jacket is warm, windproof, and has nice a nice feel. It's a bit stiff out of the package, but seems like it would soften up with use.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance

Keeps the chill -- OUT!!!
April 03, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised at how warm I was when walking my dog on the windy beach every day. Usually I need 3-4 layers...but not any more. In addition, it is totally awesome looking!

most excellent
October 11, 2009

I liked it so much I ordered a second one. Think of this more as a wind breaker with some sherpa on the outside. It's very light and very warm and perfect for windy but not too cold days (35F is still fine). It does a great job of sealing out the air.

Hatgirl

Greatest Jacket Ever!
February 22, 2013

This Patagonia is typical of their high quality, attractive style, and beautiful colors in their fleece jackets. But the Retro X is the best of them all! The fabric is soft but a rich, thick texture without being too shaggy or boxy. There are material strips on the side that provide a slimming aspect and give it a form fit look. I love it so much I ordered the magenta. I also am very impressed with the customer service at Altrec - always bending over backwards for you. This jacket protects from the wind, is very warm, but at the same time, very stylish and attractive. I've seen the moss color in retail stores, and it is a beautiful darker green. The inside has a rougher texture but it is not cold or uncomfortable - provides warmth.

Pros: beautiful fleece material
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
AMONT
from Boston, MA
25-34 yrs

A Must Have
February 22, 2013

I love this fleece! I was recently with all my college friends and they all had the same fleece from school 3 years ago. They were complaining that theirs had been worn out. My patagonia is unique, comfortable and extremely durable. I always recieve a ton of compliments and most importantly it keeps me warm!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value
skierswimmer2
from maine

love it so much I bought another!!
November 30, 2010

I ordered this jacket last winter and have worn it every cold day since. The lupine color is beautiful. I loved it so much I got one for my daughter and am going to order another for myself after the holidays. LOVE IT!!

stiff and crunchy
May 09, 2009

I got this jacket b/c it was on sale and I plan on using it next winter. The big thing I notice about this jacket is the inside feels stiff. It's not a soft and cozy fleece, so if that's what you like, dont buy this. The lining is made with some harder type polyester to probably block out the wind. It will probably take a little getting used to before I can really enjoy wearing it.

Awesome Jacket
June 11, 2009

I bought this as a gift for my fiancee, because she wanted a warm wind proof fleece that doesn't collect dog hair. It delivers on all fronts. It is extremely warm and windproof, and you cannot see any of our Australian Shepherd's hair on the fleece (Natural/Mushroom Brown color). A note on size, my fiance is 5'4" 125 with an athletic build. I bought her the small, and it fits perfect. As most of the reviews state it is snug, but there is plenty of room for a base layer (e.g., mid-weight capiliene). If you plan on anything bulkier you might want to size up.

StCeciliaGoose09

Great Jacket
March 23, 2009

This jacket is warm, cozy and flattering! I waited a long time to purchase it and am happy that I finally did. I am a size 4-6 and the small fits well. Thank you Altrec for offering this great item at a competitive price!

Patagonia Retro-X jacket
March 04, 2009

First of all, I was first interested in a North Face jacket BUT I really don't like to wear clothes I see everyone else wearing, especially when the wearers are teens! So, I saw a review on Patagonia Retro-X, then looked for more. Almost all were positive. Based on these reviews (and the great price I found on Altrec) I ordered a XS jacket. I'm sooo pleased. I'm 4'11" and a size 2-4. The XS small fits fine - I was worried because I do have hips! To give you a heads up - the material of a retro-x is sheep like (I find I like this look now because I needn't worry about clinging pet hair like my daughters do with their North Face Denali jackets.) The retro-X is more form fitting than a North Face Denali jacket. Also, it's wind resistant! I was in a northeastern this past weekend and wore my jacket under a peacoat that I left opened - no chill wind! One thing I'd like to see - a bigger variety of colors.

Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
rinkydink
from Boston, MA
45-54 yrs

totally worth it!
April 03, 2011

I have had many fleeces but purchased this one because my daughter has it. I love it, just spent time in upstate New York and Vermont, where it was supposedly spring but completely windy. I didn't feel a thing, so sorry it took me this long to purchase it!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
nicoleo
from cleveland, ohio
25-34 yrs

great jacket!
January 27, 2013

Very warm, and wind proof. I repilaced a northface denali with this and I am incredibly pleased! It's perfect for cold windy snowy days, and running errands.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever

everything you need in a fleece
July 24, 2009

FINALLY a wind-proof fleece jacket! Soft, durable, warm. Usually wear extra small; take a size small in this one.

LOVE THIS FLEECE!!!
April 02, 2009

This jacket is warm and extremely comfortable. I am a size 10 and bought the XL because I am a "layer person" and do not like a snug fit. First I bought the jacket in black and loved it so much I bought the Natural/Mushroom Brown. Depending on any "too good to pass up sales" that Altrec offers, I have not given up on the idea of purchasing another in one of the other colors for spring wear. I read another review indicating this jacket was preferred over the NorthFace Denali - I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you Altrec for offering this great item at a competitive price!

Great Jacket
April 20, 2009

Love this Jacket, great quality, runs a little small, I got a medium and I am 5'11" AND 145 LBS, but I wish I went with the large one:))

Feels and looks great!
October 07, 2009

I ordered this for my daughter's birthday and she loves it! Color is great...just as pictured. It has a more feminine feel and is less boxy than other fleeces. We did order a large, and she would normally take a medium. Very happy and we will shop here again for Christmas!!!

Very pleased
May 30, 2009

I bought the vest first, and was extremely happy with it. I'm 5'2", and 120 lbs, so I bought the small. Perfect fit, very snug (good thing I'm flat chested). I bought the jacket next, in a medium. The combo is just right, and I'm very pleased with the fit. Light weight, yet very warm, this was a good purchase.

patagroupie
from Boston ma.

Let the wind blow!
January 25, 2011

Unbelievable a jacket that lives up to its description! Warm, light -weight and really windproof! I live in New England and we have had a very snowy winter thus far.Yup,I shoveled my drive way wearing my classic retro-x and was warm as toast. Even when the gusts of wind came by I was nice and warm. Thinking of buying the new version with the hood.My only con is their is no chest pocket. A good thing to know is that I'am 5ft tall and 115lbs and needed to purchase a medium as it has a slim fit. The arms are long for me,so I just push them up a bit,a small price to pay for a functional jacket.Thanks Patagonia!

Cons: no chest pocketarms long
WindProtection: 3 / 5
HotYogaGirl
from Southern Vermont
35-44 yrs

LOVE THIS JACKET!
December 11, 2010

This is the second time I have purchased this jacket, the color was slightly different but this go around the jacket seemed even more dreamy- I purchased the Rice Paper and just adore it- the fit, the color, the style. The only thing I wish is that the inside was as soft as the outside. I love this jacket though.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use

looking for a leaft patterned fleece jacket by patagonia
January 01, 2010

I am looking for a Patagonia fleece jacket that has a leaf patten. The one I am currently wearing is cobalt blue/forest green / and deep red leaves. Beautiful and I hope to find one!

Excellent Jacket for College Student trekking thru Switzerland
December 11, 2009

Accessible, easy to pack and extremely warm. This Retro X Jacket offers comfort plus reliability within the extreme cold weather, especially blocking the strong winds of the alps. A must purchase for the outdoor euthisiast.

FANTASTIC
February 05, 2010

Great jacket that is both lightweight as well as warm.

Weird fit
April 20, 2009

Wonderful,soft plush material but very unflattering fit; North Face fits closer to the body and for the money, is a much nicer jacket. The Expresso color was just awful. This was one of the very, very few items I've ever had to return to Altrec; love the website.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Resourceress
from Massachusetts
25-34 yrs

Best fleece jacket
December 05, 2010

warmer,more structured and durable than my TNF fleece jackets. 2 years old, looks brand new

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Cons: sleeves are too long
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
SouthernCollege
from Georgia
18-24 yrs

Runs Small
November 10, 2010

I ordered this jacket in a Medium. I am 5'9 and about 140 lbs, the medium fit okay but was a bit too snug/not roomy enough for my liking for a jacket. I returned it and will be ordering a Large in either this jacket or another patagonia jacket. -one great feature is that the SLEEVES are long! :) fit perfect -these jackets run a lot smaller than a north face, I wear a small in a north face but as I said...Medium in this wasn't roomy enough. -Great jacket though, wind proof unlike a north face. would recommend - just keep the runs small aspect in mind :)

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
ComfortShoes: 3 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 2 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
WarmthWear: 3 / 5
WindProtectionClothes: 3 / 5
rockymountains

October 07, 2010

I was very excited about this jacket but when I tried it on after I received it in the mail I was very disappointed. I ordered the Natural color in a medium and I looked like a sheep. The arms were very bulky but the body of the jacket was almost too snug. Maybe it would be better in a different color but unless you have tried one on already in a store I would be wary of ordering this jacket online.

Cons: Bad design

odd color
December 26, 2009

I would have kept the jacket but the natural color was a little strage.....jacket was nice; color was off.

Simply the best fleece.
April 20, 2009

I loved this jacket so much I recently purchased another! Just for color options :) It blocks the wind, is super warm, and the nylon panels make it feel much less bulky than other fleece jackets I have. Typical high-quality piece from Patagonia. (Note for dog owners: All colors look great covered in dog hair!)

Very warm and attractive jacket
October 07, 2009

I bought this jacket for my girlfriend and she loves it. It is surprisingly warm without being bulky, and blocks wind very well. She has received several compliments on how cute it looks on her.

Great Jacket!
July 07, 2009

I love my new Patagonia Retro X Jacket in the natural color. I am 5'2 and 105 lbs. I got it in a size S. The arms are a little bit too roomy but other than that the fit is good. The reason I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 is that when I opened up my package I found a lot of fuzzy stuff on the jacket, what looked like black or brown hairs to me. It took a while to pick it all out. This might be due to the recycled and synthetic material Patagonia outerwear is made of. I am not sure though. Also, near the seams the material is way thinner than other parts. Overall, the jacket does its job shielding me from wind, and I love the style and sale price! The quick and free shipping is also a plus. I will definitely be considering more Patagonia products from Altrec.com in the future!

review of retro x jacket...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
June 25, 2009

i love this jacket...i already have one and i had to order another since i wear it so often! def order a size up from what you usually wear. I wear a size small in northface and have to get a medium in patagonia.

does exactly what it says.
May 05, 2009

I always like Patagonia stuff for performance, so didn't hesitate with this. For me personally, this was a little too stiff, but if you want to have a dual purpose single garment, it truly is perfect for wind in early spring and late fall. Also for cross country.

Comfort: 3 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5

August 19, 2013

Overall good quality jacket, runs true to size. My only complaint is that the jacket body and arms are stiffer than I expected. Other than that, it's a nice outer layer to add to a tshirt or light sweater for fall/winter.

Pros: Great design, Great value
ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
WarmthWear: 4 / 5
WindProtectionClothes: 3 / 5
cojofthesnow
top500Contributor

from alaska/minnesota
25-34 yrs

it might be retro, but it's very "in"
October 13, 2010

i literally wear this jacket almost everyday. i am a lover of jackets, especially patagonia, but this one beats them all and i choose it everyday over all the others. i bought this jacket almost 2 years ago and while i've wanted more (different colors and who doesn't want a new patagonia jacket), i just cannot bring myself to purchase another when this one has been so faithful and has held up so well. i lived in alaska for the past three years and just moved back to northern minnesota and it's a true friend in both places. i find it to be extremely comfortable. i am a huge pocket used and i appreciate the way that the pockets zip in order to protect my keys and wallet (i'm not a purse user). my sister didn't have a winter jacket last year when i was staying with her in minnesota, so she borrowed it the entire time and i may have convinced her to get her own for this winter. it's a perfect jacket for those rather chilly summer nights, the perfect early fall morning/evening jacket, everyday all day fall jacket and i would even go as far to say that this could be a winter jacket indeed (unless playing in the snow, you may want something waterproof. i typically wear xs in patagonia. i tried this on with another bulky patagonia snap t fleece underneath it and decided that since i am always cold and an avid "layer-er" i would go with the small. i go back and forth still wanting the xs at times, but for the most part it's perfecto. i have the north sea color from a couple years ago and i really wish they would make that color again cause then i really might buy it again. ok, you should buy it.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Warm and cozy
April 22, 2009

This is the perfect fleece...so perfect, I've ordered a couple for some color variety :) It's cozy and warm, perfect even during the start and end of winter and awesome under a shell for colder temps. I would recommend this to anyone reading this.

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 10, 2009

I own three of these jackets and I am tempted to order another one. The Retro X by Patagonia is much warmer and more stylish than The North Face Denali & I don't look like everyone else.

Great Jacket
August 07, 2010

This jacket looked absolutely terrific with the plush fleece and the side panels very stylish but should have remembered that Patagonia jackets run very small so must return for a larger size. I wear a small but must have the medium in this jacket.

Love it in off white!
June 01, 2009

I had been coveting this jacket in off-white color for 2 years. And when I saw it on Altrec.com on sale, I was ecstatic. I bought the jacket in Small and Medium,; kept the Medium even though they both fit nicely (but differently). The medium allows me to wear more layers underneath. The only problem I have is that the botton of the jacket does ride up a bit. But not too big a concern.

Keeps me warm and fits great too!
March 20, 2009

This is the best fleece jacket I've ever owned. Living in Norway, I always need an extra layer to keep the wind out and the warmth in- this jacket delivers. Fits well- I am a US 2/4 and own both a M and Sm in this jacket- Med is better for layering, but the Small gets plenty of use too, and I like the way it contours the waistline. Very flattering. Meget fint! (that's norwegian for VERY NICE!)

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 1 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
Thepumpkinking
from WV
25-34 yrs

RetroX
January 01, 2013

Great jacket. Bought it for my fiancé. We had to send it back and get a size larger, so buy a size up. She loves the jacket. Great quality. Feels much warmer than jackets that are the same size in other brands.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost, fits small

3 stars
January 15, 2010

The Retro x Jacket for sure would keep you warm. However, it feels very stiff. Hopefully it will soften when I wash it.

Love this jacket! Bought in 3 colors for my daughters and myself
January 15, 2010

A great lightweight but warm jacket. Better than Nface in my opinion and just as fashionable. We wear this spring, fall and winter. Works great thru rain and snow too.

ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
WarmthWear: 4 / 5
WindProtectionClothes: 4 / 5
Shop4Style

Amazing Style Plus Warmth
October 03, 2010

This is a terrific jacket. I purchased it for my 25 yr. old daughter and she loves it. Looks great with jeans and boots. She pairs it with different color scarves and cute gloves and it's perfect. The comfy fleece and windproof barrier material create its style. Povides excellent warmth, yet surprisingly light weight and not bulky. Washes well and then hang dry. Wear this jacket all the time. You'll love it!

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Great value

Classic, Warm, Flattering Fit
April 24, 2009

Another positive review for the Patagonia Retro Jacket! The fit is flattering - not boxy at all. The jacket can feel a little stiff, but I got this to help block wind, so I knew this would not be a super soft fleece from the start. I get cold easily, but this jacket keeps me warm enough with just a lightweight shirt on underneath when temperatures hover around the 50's. I'm 5'5 and 105 pounds and went for the Extra Small. It is a trimmer fit, but I could put two thin layers on underneath the jacket. Sizing all depends on how you like your fit and how you will wear it. Size up if your planning on wearing anything bulky under it. I liked it so much, I have it in three different colors.

Radha

I love it!!!
July 10, 2009

I ordered the Natural/Mushroom brown in a small and it fits perfectly!! I am 5 ft. 5 1/2inches, have long arms, small bust (34A) and weigh 115 pounds. The small also allowed me to layer my Retro-X vest under it comfortably. I tried a medium on in a store and it was too big, extra small too small. The Small has arms that are long enough. I am assuming from my Retro X vest that this jacket is super super warm, which I need for Northern Michigan winters. I haven't had an opportunity to test drive it yet, but this is my dream jacket and I was thrilled to see it on sale!!! The Retro-X vest fabric (also the same fabric as the jacket) is the warmest ever and blocks the wind on those bitter cold days. The jacket is not as stiff as I expected and actually quite flexible. I love the brightness of the lighter color and the softness of the fabric, combined with a sturdy, fitted feeling. As mentioned in another review, the back seemed a little puckery, and I will have to see if I need to keep pulling it down, the only drawback in question for me.

Love it! The fit is perfect!
January 18, 2010

The fit is absolutaly perfect and it very warm and cozy. Would recommend to both guys and girls on this one!

Great quality and warm.
April 05, 2009

This is my second Retro X jacket. I have the purple one, also. The construction is good. After several washings the original fit holds. The jacket is warm. It is good for layering with my shell. I also wear it along out and about a lot. The sleeves are a little long; I am 5 ft 4 in.

Sniffy

I own 2 & my husband owns 3
October 08, 2010

Patagonia introduced this jacket years ago. It was great then, but even better now. The cut is more streamline and it now has a windproof (mostly) barrier. The jacket is extremely warm for very little weight. I own 2 and my husband owns 3. They are durable, wash well & last for years. I highly recommend them for a all-around jacket.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
Itscoldoutside
from Cold Country
25-34 yrs

soft and oh so comfy
December 06, 2010

I love, love this jacket. It is so soft and comfortable, and the color selection is great. It is great for cooler fall days and for inside in winter when it's really cold. My go to jacket.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
mmiller
from Boulder, Colorado
35-44 yrs

Great Windproof Jacket
January 24, 2012

I bought this jacket after losing my basic black North Face jacket that I wore everywhere. Unfortunately, everyone and their brother is wearing North Face gear now and I was looking for a versatile jacket to replace it that would be worth the money. I was so pleased when this arrived. It is fitted, which is what I was looking for so I don't feel so bulked out. I also like that the sleeves are a little longer. I have pets and it doesn't seem to trap the hair and fuzz quite as much as other black fleeces I've owned. Still need to keep up with the lint roller, though, but I expected that. Seems really warm, even on a bluster winter day in Colorado. I love Patagonia products, and I feel like this will last forever. The price isn't great, but not too bad for the quality of this jacket.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance

Awesome Jacket!
January 13, 2010

I bought this jacket for my daughter and she absolutely loves it! She has had North Face jackets previously, but says this is her favorite...warm and cozy!

fun4all

Good construction, odd color
June 01, 2009

I am 5'6", 130lbs. and I bought the medium. It fit well, even roomy enough for a sweater underneath. I have fairly long arms, and the sleeves were plenty long on the jacket. I am small chested, and narrow in the trunk. I returned the jacket because the mushroom/brown color was so unflattering. It looks a lot like sheep skin.

Great Quality
March 03, 2009

This jacket is incredibly warm and has a very nice fitted look to it.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Amalfi
from San Francisco, CA
35-44 yrs

November 23, 2012

This is very stylish jacket. Super warm and easy to move. Must have vest. I am thinking to order other color. Thank Altec for fast shipping. I ordered Friday and received Monday morning.

Pros: Great design, Build quality

A must have jacket for outdoors women
May 19, 2009

I purchased this jacket for my wife who spends a good deal of time in the outdoors. Besides fitting perfectly this jacket is perfect for those cool breezy spring or fall days and is perfect for layering in colder temps. A typical Patagonia product, made to last,look good and keep you comfortable in almost any conditions.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
SouthernSkiier
from TN
18-24 yrs

Best fleece ever!
August 09, 2011

I was looking to replace my North Face fleece, mainly because it was getting a little worn out but also because I wanted something a little different (I got my North Face years ago before the whole craze and would rather not wear something that everyone else wears!). So glad I found this jacket! Super comfortable and warm and looks great, too! Fits me perfectly, although like a lot of Patagonia's apparel, it does run on the small side. Buy it, you won't regret it!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance

Love it!
April 13, 2009

I love my new jacket. It keeps me warm both in the woods and in the city. It is a nice light weight fleece with a slim fit and a high collar. I previously owned a North Face Denali jacket that was too boxy and got stretched out after a year or so. I only wish that this Patagonia jacket had arm-pit vents, but over all it is a great little fleece.

MAinCA
from West Coast

a great classic jacket
December 05, 2010

Only con is that this jacket runs small in the body fit. I am essentially always a medium and this was a little too fitted to wear over sweaters, etc. I ordered a large and I love it! Many pros including long arms, excellent warmth and wind protection and overall style and quality are superb. Love this jacket and would recommend to anyone who wants to spend time outside in the winter.

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