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Women's Classic Retro-X® Fleece Jacket Reviews

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August 13, 2023

Warm but so small

I am petite 5'1, 105lbs, 32B and consistently XS/0 in most of the clothes including Snap T, ordered a XS and it is so tight across the chest. I went to the stored and M turned out to be the right fit around the shoulder and chest. I decided to get men's S instead for a more oversized fit with plenty of room in the chest and no seams in th... Read Moree shoulder.

Response from Patagonia
August 15, 2023

We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about the fit. The windproof membrane allows for no stretch in this particular design so it can often feel smaller. We're so glad you were able to get one that you liked! Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any questions or concerns. We'll be glad to help!

August 3, 2023


Instead of one color I like the multicolored aspect of this jacket. It is cute on. The arm is little long and I agree that the collar is little stiff but it should soften up after I wash it few times. Im glad I purchased this jacket

July 27, 2023

Deep love

There is not too much to say. It’s not a light wait fleece but now bodie thinks so, right. It’s a rely cool jacket. I love it

July 5, 2023



May 29, 2023

Sometimes you meet a jacket and you just know this is gonna be for life

This jacket was a bit tight on the first wear but it stretched out slightly and so after 4 wears it's now the perfect jacket. I get tons of compliments, it's entirely windproof and I find myself reaching for it more than any other jacket I own. The structure of the jacket is incredible so it looks great open or zipped up. I now get disapp... Read Moreointed when my outfit clashes with this jacket because it's the only one I want to wear.

April 13, 2023

Super snug

I found myself hiking the west highland way in April this year in an unexpected blizzard. It protected my hands from frostbite and was snug against the cold. Love it

April 11, 2023

Unusual for Patagonia

Very lovely to look at, very uncomfortable to wear. I have lots of wonderful Patagonia clothing, including various jackets. But this one I returned without hesitation owing to its extremely stiff interior fabric. I can't think of a single purpose for such a 'cardboard' fabric, unless a shoe is being made from it. Not turned off to Pa... Read Moretagonia generally -- just surprised at this glaring error.

March 20, 2023

Very Warm

This jacket was just right for the cold weeks we've had here in California this winter. So glad I bought it!

March 20, 2023

Cozy, Warm & Practical

This is a very well made jacket, very thick and warm. I couldnt wait to wear this hiking in Sequoia National Parks and will be wearing this again and again in future hikes!

March 10, 2023

Great jacket, very warm and

Great jacket, very warm and comfortable

March 8, 2023

great wind block jacket

Excellent warmth & wind block features. Comfortable fit with extra long sleeves which I utilize instead of gloves. Zippers work well. Seems very durable. My one complaint is the height and stiffness of the collar which forces me to leave the jacket slightly unzipped at the neck. I would recommend that the stiff wind proof liner of the collar... Read More be left off so that the collar is softer & more flexible & can be fully zipped.

February 28, 2023

like it!

It fits perfectly and very warm

February 25, 2023


The Patagonia Women's Classic Retro-X® Windproof Fleece Jacket is a high-quality and functional piece of outdoor clothing. Made from a thick and cozy polyester fleece material, this jacket provides excellent warmth and comfort even in cold and windy conditions. One of the most impressive features of this jacket is its windproof barrier, which... Read More helps to block out cold gusts of wind and keep you warm and comfortable. The jacket also features a high collar and full-length zipper for added protection against the elements. In terms of style, the Classic Retro-X® design is a classic and timeless look that can be worn for years to come. The jacket is available in a range of colors, from muted neutrals to bright and bold hues, so there is something to suit every taste and style. Overall, the Patagonia Women's Classic Retro-X® Windproof Fleece Jacket is a great investment for anyone who loves spending time outdoors in cold weather. It offers excellent protection from wind and cold temperatures, while also being stylish and comfortable to wear.

February 25, 2023

Super cozy jacket

The lining was a little stiff at first but after the first wash its now the perfect jacket to put on after a surf/kite session

February 24, 2023

Warm and beautiful!

So warm and lightweight! Kept me toasty warm during the colder months in London. I usually pair it with a capilene and a thermal base layer when its extra chilly. I love that its not heavy weight. I find myself reaching for it over and over! I was a little doubtful about the collar at first but it softens up and can be folded down. It also fits nic... Read Moreely underneath my Torrentshell without any restriction or stuffiness.

February 24, 2023

Not Patagonia Quality

Lining very stiff and scratchy My current Patagonia jacket is a size small from about 25 years ago and fits perfectly. Jacket was cut so small I had to squeeze into it and then could not move. Lining very stiff and scratchy. Would not recommend this jacket to anyone. Not Patagonia quality.

Response from Patagonia
March 2, 2023

Hi Carolyn! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the quality of your jacket. We appreciate this feedback and we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

February 24, 2023

I freaking love this jacket!

Ok so I've coveted this jacket for awhile and it finally went on sale so I splurged! I got to try it on in person first so I knew my usual xs ran oddly snug along the hip area. The small was more comfortable and had SIGNIFICANTLY longer arms, which I need because sleeves are always too short on me. The wind resistance on this thing is nuts, bu... Read Moret that comes with an ungodly amount of stiffness... the tradeoff is worth it imo. It will for sure soften up with wear. This jacket is a replacement to my 17 year old North Face Denali that the pockets finally gave out on and it's a solid alternative!! 5'7, 126lbs with monkey arms for reference:)

February 22, 2023

Odd fit. Seems proportionally off

Odd fit. Seems proportionally off (sleeves too long, tight around torso, big on shoulders). When put on, super warm. Feels like I'm wearing an overly warm and uncomfortable synthetic material. Whatever recycled material was used to make this jacket should not be used. This jacket (and the 2023 fleece jacket) are not the Patagonia jackets tha... Read Moret I normally love and expect them to be. The idea is good. Please re-design this product. Thank you.

Response from Patagonia
February 28, 2023

Hi Joanna! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the sizing and material. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

February 14, 2023

Warm but dont like the neck collar

The jacket is warm no doubt. I believe it will prevent static (which I hate with fleece) also due to the inner lining. The jacket is a little baggy on me and the sleeves are long. I could do with all of this but what I dont like about it is the stiff neck collar. It hits my chin when fully zipped up which is annoyance, so I have to keep it half zip... Read Moreped.

February 13, 2023

Lightweight and cozy

Always wanted this classic jacket. Not as soft as expected but comfortable. Usually I wear XS for fitted look but ordered M and it fits perfectly for a jacket.

February 10, 2023

Jacket for life to happen in

I absolutely love this jacket. It is just oversized enough that you have unrestricted movement. A hoodie fits easily underneith it. The wind break material works very well and this jacket keeps me nice and warm in the fall/sping. There are plenty of large pockets so it is easy to carry around anything you need. I've accidently thrown it on a f... Read Morelame and it barely even got damaged. My puppy chewed up the zipper ribons, countless hiking trips and planes. I've done so much in this jacket and it still looks amazing. This is the kind of quality jacket that you can have for years.

February 10, 2023


The Patagonia site recommended that I buy the small. Its true to size! Super warm, super comfy, and I think even wind resistant. The side pockets surprisingly large, which I love. Very happy with my purchase.

February 9, 2023

Loved but returned :(

I had been wanting this jacket for so long! Finally I purchased it, but sadly the waist was too cinched for my taste so I returned it. I think the size small might have worked better but it was sold out.

January 26, 2023

staple piece

Looking forward to having this as a staple piece for yrs to come. Great fit. Love the colorway. The warmth is beyond what I imagined Thanks so much Patagonia!

January 25, 2023

Fuzzy, cozy and wind proof!

Love the color, fit, warmth, and weight. The perfect jacket!

January 24, 2023

Go-To Fleece

I love this fleece! It's so warm and soft but not bulky.

January 24, 2023

My favorite jacket

This jacket is extremely warm, has good pockets, looks really nice- my wife got me this jacket for Christmas and I loved it so much I got her one for her birthday. I would say Id be warm in this jacket down to about 32-35 F.

January 23, 2023

So comfy!

Such a warm and comfy jacket! Love it!

January 16, 2023

Super cozy and warm!

I love this jacket. I got the XS in Pampas Tan. It is lined to keep you warm on the windiest days/evenings. It is pricey but the quality is worth it. I like the color way of this jacket, simple and cohesive. I did try a different colorway (the one with the bright orange pocket) which felt really snug for the XS. As if it was supposed to be an XXS?!... Read More The Pampas Tan color way felt more roomie.

January 14, 2023


Great fit on it's own and under a shell. I use this for casual wear, skiing, hiking, traveling and work. I am a professional chef focused on feeding endurance athletes. I often find myself cooking/working outside. This is a key piece in my tool box.

January 12, 2023

Weird Fit

Great style and quality however the fit was off. It runs small around the waist but bigger in the shoulders and back. The length of the sleeves is also abnormally long. I have other XS stuff from patagonia and this was way off.

Response from Patagonia
February 2, 2023

Hi Jenny! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the fit. Feedback like this is crucial to improving sizing for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team.

January 8, 2023

Everything I Hoped It Would Be

Fits like a glove. Warm without being too warm. Comfortable and looks great. Love it!

January 5, 2023

Super Warm & Looks Great!

I love this jacket. The fit is true to size and great for layering. It's great for blocking out the wind while hiking or active outside; keeping you toasty warm on those fall hike days. It looks really nice for a jacket; I've gotten tons of compliments. I wear it casually as well as for outdoor adventures.

January 2, 2023

Surprisingly warm & windproof for fleece!

I love the looks of a fuzzy winter weather piece and have several from Patagonia & other outdoor clothing companies. Typically they are warm until you get into the slightest breeze, then you might look warm and toasty but the wind just goes right though those larger spaces in the fabric face, created by those big & beautiful fuzzy materials... Read More. Enter this jacket! I love the zip pockets which keep my items secure, the chest pocket that is ample sized for a phone or sunglasses, and the tall collar to seal in the warmth. Enjoy the splashes of contrasting color on the zipper pulls and storm flap. I do think this has a bit more of a form factor due to how the material is sewn together, which gives it some curvy silhouette & style to a very thick and hefty jacket. I could be thinner, so it helps to have that form look to it vs just the typical boxy fleece cut of others. The sleeves are long, if I had any feedback, it would be to make the cuffs a bit snugger or adjustable so that the sleeves don't constantly ride down over un-gloved hands when at your sides. I wouldn't make them less long however, the extra material is nice on your arms so that the body of the jacket doesn't ride up or sleeves expose your forearms/wrists when you reach up high for things. This truly is a WINNER and worth the price! A must-have! A++++

December 27, 2022

Great looks, great quality

It really looks awesome, especially paired with the Maipo Tights - blue color have the same blue as the Retro's pampas has on the edges. The feel of the material is nice, and you can wear it by itself in a 5-10 degrees Celsius day. The fit was true to the size spec from the wesbite.

December 19, 2022

Very warm with wind block

I needed are wind blocking very warm jacket. I'm a personal trainer (90 min sessions outside) & I race my whippet (they run 4 races a day - all day event) & it gets very cold being outside all day long!) This jacket fits the bill & is cozy! Originally ordered my usual size XS; had to exchange it for a S as it was too tight with a b... Read Morease layer, sweater & vest underneath. The S is perfect!

December 19, 2022

Nice fleece

Very warm and breathable cloth. Ordered a M size but had to replace it with a L cause I like it to use it as a jacket as well.

November 25, 2022

Cone Brown Classic Retro-X

Waited a long time for stock but this jacket has been well worth the wait. Wanted a warm, well fitting and classic style jacket to enjoy the great outdoors as well as for sedentary working at home with the heating off!!. This 100% fits the bill. It is exactly as described - a retro classic

November 14, 2022

Polar bear Churchill warm

I have a red/lining dark purple reversible 1986 Jacket, about 36 years old, that went on 7 day photography trip. It still looks new. I could wear it with layers and it would allow me to take pictures on the deck of the rover on a trip with Natural Habitat/WWF without always putting on the arctic jacket. This jacket has been backpacking several time... Read Mores on John Muir Trail, camping, skiing. Backpacking it makes a great pillow, holds the warmth and handles the weather. I have a pic of the jacket, the Natural Habitat team, were wearing Patagonia gear.

November 9, 2022

Perfect Jacket - Just Not For My Body

I longed for this jacket for...forever, basically. I had pored over reviews and lurked the website. When the "Fungiis: Pitch Blue" color was released, I knew it was time. It's so cool! The fun colors and patterns seem to sell out fast and it was about to get cold here, so I splurged. The jacket arrived quickly, and was even softer an... Read Mored more well-made than I imagined. I was prepared for the jacket to be rougher - especially the lining, as a lot of reviewers have mentioned - and it didn't strike me as stiff or scratchy at all. Just from trying the jacket on, I could tell it was going to be wildly warm. But...cue heartbreak. It just didn't feel right for my body type. I have a super short torso and super high waist, and this jacket felt a little longer than I'm used to or like. I know more length means more warmth, but I just couldn't shake the feeling that it was "off" for me. For most people, this would be the World's Best Jacket! If there's ever a shorter-cut version...I'm in. I returned mine after trying it on a million times, but wanted to encourage anyone here (particularly you normal- and long-torso-havers) to jump on this.

Response from Patagonia
November 18, 2022

Hey Meghan, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're so sorry to hear that the fit on our Retro-X didn't work out for you, especially after pining over it for so long. But luckily, all hope is not lost! We have a jacket made with the same material, but a cropped fit and we think it will work much better for you. It's called the [Women's Lunar Dusk Fleece Jacket](, check it out!

November 4, 2022

Great color scheme.

I really like this jacket. I am 5 9 weigh 135 pounds. The sleeves and length of torso are excellent. The overall fit is good but in a perfect world I would make the upper arms a little more fitted. The fuzziness could be toned down just slightly. Its very warm. Wish the inside was more comfortable. But all this being said you will like this jacket.... Read More Its well made and sharp looking.

Response from Patagonia
November 15, 2022

We appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback on our classic jacket. The windproof membrane is what makes the inside less cozy but we hope you love the qualities. We recommend these [product care tips]( to keep the fleece in great condition for years to come. Thanks for the review, Willow!

October 26, 2022

So cozy and warm

Just what I expected. True to size and I highly recommend the product!!!!

October 8, 2022

Perfect jacket!

I love this jacket. It completly blocks the wind so I can walk endlessly on the cold windy beach of Vancouver island every morning. It keeps me warm after a surf session and it just looks really good with pretty much everything I wear. Yes the inside is pretty rough at first but im sure it will get cosier and softer after a few wash. Perfect if you... Read More pair it up with one of Patagonia's lightweight snap-T pullover! Would 100% recommend :)!

October 7, 2022

Beautiful, windproof. need mid layer cause windproof lining a bit scratchy.

I love the nearly camouflage greens etc colors but am afraid to wear it in the woods on hikes. Hunters wrecking happiness!!

September 30, 2022


In my quest for a fleece that I can wear mostly for walks outside I ended up returning this guy. But not because I didn't like it. I decided to add another fleece to my collection of jackets I wanted a few things. First was warmth. This fits the bill. The next was it had to be cute. I like this style but decided I wanted a color. And the last ... Read Morething I was searching for in a fleece is the ability to wear it over layers. The small fit well but I may need a little more room in case I require a heavier top. So I think I will hold out for same fleece in M in a deeper color.

September 30, 2022

Cute and Warm!!

As titled. Should’ve bought it earlier:)))

September 29, 2022

Love it!

Love it!

September 29, 2022


High quality, warm.

September 29, 2022

I love this jacket, but

I love this jacket, but the colour designs are very hit and miss. I have another two at home

September 22, 2022

Fantastic jacket

I was unsure of purchasing this because of the price, however I’m extremely happy with the purchase, the jacket looks and feels beautiful, so soft and is really lovely and warm. Just what I needed to keep me snug.

September 11, 2022

Scratchy material

I was super excited to get this in the mail, as I love the retro look and styling. I was super disappointed however, at the material. It feels exactly like a carpet- rough on the outside and with a horribly scratchy inner liner, almost like the plastic webbing on the back of carpets. I appreciate the attempt at creating a sustainable or recycled fa... Read Morebric, but I wish the texture and feel of the material was detailed in the description. For me, a soft and cozy fabric for a fleece is top priority.

Response from Patagonia
September 23, 2022

Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear that the texture and feel of this jacket was not to your liking. Please feel free to start your [return or exchange]( at any time!

September 8, 2022

I really love this jacket,

I really love this jacket, but have been on the fence with sizing. I'm 5'7/150 and have been medium all my life.. until recently postpartum which took me up to a large for comfort. I Initially ordered a large. It was pretty roomy and the arms were really long. I know it's going to be a super warm jacket so I figured I won't need... Read More to really layer here in the mid Atlantic. Took a chance and exchanged for medium. So glad I did. It fits perfectly. Fitted but not snug at all. This will undoubtedly be my favorite part of the winter.

September 8, 2022

Not for us low to the ground folks

I wanted to like this jacket because it was a nice color and feel but the overall vibe was stiff with the lining. More than anything it was just too long for me at 5 foot 2 inches. Better suited for taller folks. My friend has one (she is tall) and loves it for windy beach walks. I sent it back.

September 2, 2022

Nice heavy duty fleece jacket but maybe size up

I ordered a medium as that is what I usually wear in Patagonia tops & jackets. I only gave this 4 stars instead of 5 however because if you are busty it may not fit properly in your regular size. Due to the combination of the cut and style along with the bulky material (not a complaint just an observation), I think a large would make me look li... Read Moreke a linebacker. I decided to keep the medium because I love the jacket and will wear it over thinner shirts, and maybe lose a few pounds or else pass it in to someone else. So just an FYI to curvy women with this jacket size up or it may be too tight in the chest area. And yes I would still recommend it.

July 8, 2022

Love this jacket

A little small around my hips but I am quite tall and curvy in that area.

June 3, 2022

Super warm & wind proof.

Purposely purchased it as a slightly over sized item so as to wear warm layers below it. Keeps me warm in the Sub Arctic Winters and Springs in Alaska.

May 23, 2022

Completely Windproof

Wore this on a windy 50 degree day over a wool base layer and felt toasty all day! Fits true to size, love this one!

May 11, 2022

Surprisingly warm

Love this coat. Very warm and windproof. Gets softer and cozier as it breaks in. Colors are beautiful. I have 2 of them.

May 2, 2022

Warm and Comfortable

This jacket is very stylish and at the same time cozy and warm. The pile is soft and comfortable. I'm very pleased, as always, with Patagonia quality.

April 26, 2022

Warm but too long for petites

I wish it came in petite sizes. Waist of the jacket lands below my wait so it does not fit properly

Response from Patagonia
April 27, 2022

Thank you for sharing this feedback, Purnima. We're sorry this jacket didn't fit you well! We are working on expanding our size offerings in many of our products, but at this time, we don't have specific petite or tall fit options. We'll reach out to you about helping you return this one.

April 14, 2022

Blocks out the wind

Love this coat, get many compliments for it. Yes it is super expensive but youre getting a product that can be trusted and will last. Initially when I received the item I was apprehensive as to how well it would handle blocking out the wind, however it works wonders! Spent many a day walking along the sea front with blustering wind and Ive stayed w... Read Morearm. For size reference, I am a UK 10, small chest, I opted for the medium. It fits and has some room for me to wear a jumper underneath. That being said, I like my clothes baggy and the fit is not my usual go to. I think if I had sized up however it would be too loose and the wind effectiveness would decrease. Overall I recommend. First product from Patagonia and certainly wont be my last. Thank you!

March 31, 2022

reAlly wind proof

Really happy with this. I have unusually long arms at 5-7 (i think they measure that of someone 6) and this jacket fit properly. I wore it over a cashmeres sweater today and was comfortable. I may have sized up to a large for more layering, but it wouldve been baggy at my waist. im 32d/37 bust and 40 hips, broad shoulders. I live on an island and t... Read Moreake a boat daily. Now that its warming up i dont need my full length coat but still need protection on chilly windy days like today 50 and blowing 30 knots from the south. This jacket is lightweight, but blocked the wind, i could move around the boat easily which was a plus. I should note i ordered one new but didnt like the color, found a 3 year old jacket used and it still looked new!

March 18, 2022

Good idea for windproof fleece

I just got the jacket in furry taupe, which is an awesome color way paired with the pink. The windproof fleece concept is great. I actually have the first version of this jacket with the Performance Enhancing Film (PEF), when the fleece was not made from recycled material so it was much softer. The fleece made up the chin guard. Ergo, soft. Also, t... Read Morehe lining was Capilene, hence much softer. When my husband got this jacket, it was when they started making this with the recycled material & other changes. This was years ago & not much has changed between his version & this current one. It would be nice if Patagonia could find a way to return to the softer version of this without having to give up the windproof quality. I'm still giving this 4 stars because it's still a great jacket but it could be improved. I am docking one star for the scratchy chin guard.

March 17, 2022

Warm and Windproof

This is such a snuggly jacket and so cute. The fit is great - room for a fleece underneath without looking huge. The different colors and patterns are fun and this jacket is highly windproof. This inside is an unusual texture (almost slightly rough) but still smooth enough to glide over underlayers. Whatever it is, it keeps the wind out. The jacket... Read More kept me very comfortable in high cold winds up in WY. Also love the accent stitching and details on the jacket.

March 16, 2022

Checks all the boxes

Love this fleece. Its warm and roomy (Im 52 124 lbs size 4-6 top and 26-27 jeans) and the size M is loose with a button down and perfect with a sweater. I prefer outerwear to be roomy so happy w M but Im sure a S would have fit well too. Lining was stiff for the first several wears but now I dont notice it. I wear to walk in town and walk my dog, a... Read Morend this is much warmer than the Barbour Beadnell it replaced. Highly recommend!

March 16, 2022

Cute, But Super-Scratchy/Stiff Inside

I love the look of this jacket & I'm keeping it despite the following reservation: The interior is unbelievably stiff and scratchy. I showed it to my boyfriend when it arrived, and he actually recoiled upon touching the inside of the jacket! I haven't washed it yet, so I'm hoping it will soften up. For now, I'm only wearing ... Read Moreit with a long-sleeved layer beneath.

Response from Patagonia
March 24, 2022

We're sorry to hear that the interior of this jacket was disappointing. The fabric is windproof and what you're feeling is the membrane that blocks the air from coming through. We'll be happy to [help]( you return it for a different fleece that feels more cozy, so please don't hesitate to reach out for recommendations and shipping!

March 16, 2022

Cozy & warm

The fact that the jacket is windproof is a big plus. Its officially my favorite winter jacket from Patagonia.

March 15, 2022

Super warm

This jacket was lined heavy, I was not expecting that. Thats why I gave it 4 stars. I wish it was a little lighter for more everyday weather

March 15, 2022

So warm, impervious to wind.

Ive wanted this jacket since college in the early-mid 90s when I first discovered Patagonia, and I finally have it! Incredibly warm and blocks alllll the wind on cold dog walks when winter just wont quit. A hood would be quite the addition! Id love another inch or two in length for the sleeves tho these are perfect for alllllll the things except dr... Read Moreivingwrist bones exposed thereand the top of the neck zipper could use a bit burlier top gutter to avoid face abrasion. The neck is quite snugI could use a little more room here for optimum comfort. None of these are worth taking the star offjust little tweaks. :) I love the traditional colors are still in play. Yay! 55, 125-130, 34A and the small is perfect in every way. Room for mid layer beneath easily.

March 15, 2022

Wanted to love it

I really wanted this to work but I couldnt get past the weird fit. I have a few retro fleece that fit great but this wasnt it. Shoulders were too wide and waist was too narrow. Sleeves were about 4 too long on me. I wanted to keep it because I loved the feel of the fleece but I couldnt get over the weird fit.

March 15, 2022

So cute

I wear this everywhere. Goes with everything abs so many pockets. 10/10

March 15, 2022

Super soft

This is my 2nd retro x fleece. The brown and orange color way feels softer than my other fleece. Love these for windy days. The fit is odd; I had a L and had to go back for M. The M is tight in my hips and fits everywhere else. The large had very long sleeves.

March 14, 2022

Teddy bear vibes

Love how soft and cozy it is, plus the color contrast zips and details. Easy fit and movement. I haven't washed it yet, so will be curious if it pills a similar one I bought before pilled a lot, so hoping the technology has improved.

March 14, 2022

Comfy and Stylish

Runs true to size, bought a bigger size to ensure to I could wear multiple layers under it. Enough to keep you warm on a cold day without being bulky.

March 14, 2022

Perfection in a cool weather jacket

My husband has loved his Retro X for years so I hit the sale. Great fit, extra warmth in the 30s, and really good color.

March 14, 2022

Comfy & toasty!

This jacket is a little boxy, arms a little long. That said, I still really like it because it's nice to be able to wear something under for extra warmth. There is a layer underneath, which I don't recall in the description, but that's fine!

March 10, 2022

Very cozy

Jacket is well designed and comfortable to wear. I have worn it inside because it has been very cold where we live. I expect to wear it as outer wear when the weather is warmer.

March 10, 2022

Classic Retro-X fleece jacket

Super warm and cozy. Im wearing now while its snowing outside. I love it!

March 4, 2022


Bought as a gift for my wife who is 54. She loves the jacket and says its super warm and cozy. Pockets are convenient and a plus as opposed to some of the other similar jackets.

March 2, 2022

Fleece jacket

As a gift from my grandmother, I asked her to make it large so I can layer under it. I love the jacket.

February 24, 2022

Great Jacket

I love the Patagonia Retro X clothing. It has a great lining that keeps you toasting warm and the outer material holds up well to all my outdoor fun.

February 24, 2022

Love it

Perfect jacket to wear alone or layer up

February 22, 2022

Better than expected

It is super warm and cute. I loved it

February 20, 2022

Nice & warm but not that cozy

I wanted a wind blocking fleece for casual wear/car camping. Like other reviewers mentioned the lining isn't soft but trade off for it to keep out the wind. Doesn't feel great against bare but haven't washed it yet. Might soften?

Response from Patagonia
February 25, 2022

Hi Janet! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the feel of the jacket. The jacket can feel a little stiff when its new but it will soften up once its broken in. That said, if you are unhappy with it you're welcome to [return](

February 14, 2022

More of a jacket than a casual fleece

If you're looking for a jacket this is super warm and well constructed. I wanted something cozy for working at home and while warm its definitely a bit more structured and technical and not as cozy as I imagined. It improved after one wash. It has a lining that will keep wind out so its definitely more of an outdoors coat. Perfect for fall and... Read More spring. Love the fluorescent colors too!

February 12, 2022

So Warm!

This coat is unlike other fleece jackets I own. I wish they would have uploaded a picture of the inside. It is not soft, fleecy or soft but seemingly a wind barrier that is incredibly warm. I got a L but normally wear a M and was just hoping it worked out because it's the only size they had left on the sale. It ended up working out. The arms a... Read Morere a bit long (just a little) but nothing that doesn't add to the coziness of the jacket. Love the cream color with the terracotta outline. The profile of the jacket on, even though slightly big but was due to me sizing up on purpose, is lovely, not boxy but roomy. Definitely have enough room for something underneath but not so much room it looks like you have the wrong size.

February 7, 2022

Cute and warm

The inside is a bit stiff, but that does not bother me as the jacket is so warm and soft. True to size. Love it, and will try to get in more colours.

February 6, 2022

Warmest jacket I own

This is such an incredible jacket! It is completely windproof and hangs low enough that wind doesn't fly up it. I have broad shoulders so jacket sizing can be difficult, but the medium fits perfectly with room to layer. After about 3 years, it obviously has gotten matted around the elbows and lower back but that is to be expected. I can't... Read More recommend this jacket enough, it keeps me perfectly warm in below zero (Fahrenheit) weather.

February 5, 2022

Best Patagonia I Own!

Seriously best Patagonia fleece ever! I am typically size m, but I decided to size up for a looser look. But it definitely runs true to size. It keeps me warm in temperatures as low at 10 degrees. Worth the money for sure!

January 31, 2022

Warm and wind-resistent

This jacket is just right for a cold, windy day.

January 30, 2022

Super Warm!

Im small with an athletic build. I measure as a size small they have always felt tighter in the arms and across the chest and back. So I always go with a medium, especially if you want to wear a base layer or something underneath. It truly is windproof! Worth every penny!

January 29, 2022

Warmer than I expected!

Bought this expecting it to be better for 35+ degree weather buts its my new go to for errands and work in the middle of 20 degree Pennsylvania winter. Gives major cool outdoor girl vibes!

January 29, 2022

Good all around jacket

The classic retro-x fleece jacket is a great all around cold weather jacket. It is wind proof making it warmer than the average fleece. The shaggy exterior may not appeal to everyone, but for a casual jacket it is great. The details on the jacket like the contract color stitching give it a step-up look. I'm live in the mountains and suspect t... Read Morehis jacket will also come in handy on colder summer mornings/nights.

January 24, 2022

Good quality

Its warm and purchased one size up from my normal size for extra room to wear over the sweater and it fitted perfectly.

January 23, 2022

Warm and irresistibly cozy

I love this jacket! Its so soft and cozy and Im impressed that it has kept me as warm as it has when I was out doing errands with our below zero wind chill weve been having the past few days. Wasnt out for extended times in that weather, but like I mentioned I was impressed by its warmth!

January 21, 2022

Take 2 on this fleece is a hit!

I originally purchased this fleece last year in the purple color. The fleece itself was oddly not what I had come to appreciate about patagonia. It was very scratchy, stiff and uncomfortable. It's an expensive fleece but I really didn't enjoy wearing it. I took advantage of the trade in program and ordered the dark natural. 100% better an... Read Mored the quality I know and love. It's soft and warm, a great piece for fall, winter and spring. Glad I tried again!

January 20, 2022

So warm, great fit

This jacket is so warm and windproof! Also works well in the snow. Great fit - not too tight, a big sweater fits underneath, but snug enough around the hips that wind and cold air doesn't get in there.

January 19, 2022

Super warm

Do not change the classic retro-x this is my second jacket which was a mens medium its about 15 years old or older not sure and its finally on its way out. I like that you made the womans like the mens jacket now thanks. Also like the dark green it was hard to get but I was patient. Thank you

January 18, 2022

A warm and windproof snugly sheep

I love this jacket so much, it fits well, is warm and a bit quirky too with its retro design!

January 18, 2022


Runs small. Order next size up. Classy look with warmth to boot!

January 17, 2022


This is like wearing your favorite warm blanket! Its a hot cup of tea on a snowy day! Im already planning on getting the smaller version for my daughter!

January 17, 2022


Warm and comfortable. Sturdy. Hope to have this a long time. Usually wear a large, but this was slim around the middle. Size up fits perfectly.

January 16, 2022

Super warm

Love this jacket! Fits perfectly. Can layer and its very warm. Also super comfortable

January 10, 2022

Good fit and quick delivery

Good fit and quick delivery

January 9, 2022

Very nice fleece

I have been a big fan of the retro-x for years, especially its ability on blocking wind and at the same time, allow moisture to escape. So I bought this for my daughter and she absolutely loves it! If the sleeve is shorter, it would be perfect! All in all, will recommend.

January 9, 2022

Super Dooper warm

Love this - ordered it without trying on. Runs a little fitted, but love it. Super warm too for a fleece.

January 8, 2022

Very strange fit

I was really excited to get this coat but am returning it due to the strange fit. Sleeve length is nice and long but it is too fitted at the hips. The material is very warm which makes it stiff and therefore no stretch or give to it. I was hoping for a jacket to wear on walks or while playing platform tennis, but sadly this is not it.

January 6, 2022

Love it

Great for a winter gift

January 5, 2022

Original and best

My wife had been looking for a jacket similar to this, but couldn’t find a good enough one, so I bought her this for Christmas. She loves it. Jacket looks great, quality is fantastic and the fit is perfect. Also super quick delivery from Patagonia saved Christmas, as I bought this very late and it came within 2 days Christmas week. Very impressive... Read More.

January 4, 2022

Great fit!

I love the fit and color of this jacket. The sleeves are perfect length for my long arms and the length of the jacket hits right at my hips. Its thick and doesnt require another layer to keep me warm. Highly recommend for casual walks or hiking!

January 4, 2022

Super stiff lining

Nice item but the interlining was too stiff for my use. Great color. That is my reason for this item. I have others some what like it. I am returning item. A first for me.

Response from Patagonia
January 13, 2022

Hi Dolores, thank you for providing this review. We're sorry this jacket didn't work for you. What you’re feeling is the inner windproof barrier, which may feel a little stiff. If you’d like a fleece jacket without that kind of lining you might check out our [Retro Pile]( or [Los Gatos]( jackets, which are softer inside.

January 1, 2022


Bought this as a Xmas gift for my wife and she loves it. She looks adorable in it. Shes about 5 foot 5 with a thin build. Small fits perfectly. A great jacket

December 30, 2021


Great quality jacket I love it and so comfortable and super warm. Thanks.

December 29, 2021

Mine At Last

I've had my eyes on these jackets for YEARS and finally purchased one. I'm 5'6 126lbs and can sometimes fit between a SM or MED in Patagonia. I picked a small in this and it feels great. I'd feel sausage cased in, say, an oversized sweatshirt underneath, but it leaves room for comfort and movement wearing average clothes in a SM... Read More. So far I've gone on walks in the wind, driven in it, ran errands in, and its been what I'd hoped for. Cute, warm and fun.

December 26, 2021

Wish I got a bigger size

I looooove this jacket. I wish there was a better size description I could have consulted before purchasing. I am typically a small sometimes x-small. I ordered a x-small based on the description of the model (same weight but different height) . I failed to account for the fact that I would wear other items underneath the jacket. Because of this it... Read More feels slightly tight. Ill admit I was a little desperate and kept it. I wore it and noticed it has since stretched a bit. Ive just decided I will not wear it if the temperature is below 48 degrees, due to limited layers I can wear underneath.

Response from Patagonia
January 7, 2022

Hello Monica, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for the W's Classic Retro-X. We are sorry the sizing is not ideal for your needs. We want you to be happy with your purchase so please feel free to [return]( it for a warranty evaluation.

December 25, 2021

runs really small and feels stiff like plastic. Not comfortable at all like a typical patagonia jacket.

Runs really small and feels stiff like plastic. Not comfortable at all like a typical patagonia jacket.

Response from Patagonia
January 6, 2022

Hello Gina, we are sorry the jacket did not meet your expectations. We value your satisfaction and you are always welcome to [return]( it for a refund.

December 24, 2021

Great quality

Warm and snug, and a brilliant jacket all round.

December 21, 2021

So Comfortable and Warm

So Comfortable and warm and great quality jacket. I love it so much and I also bought my husband one. Thats how great this jacket. Thanks.

December 11, 2021

Love this jacket!

I got the borealis green version and it looks beautiful! Fits well and is well constructed!

December 9, 2021

Consistency in sizing

I have bought other Patagonia jackets in size L, which are all much too big now that I have lost some weight. I could not even close this size M to zip it up. How about some consistency in sizing?

Response from Patagonia
December 13, 2021

Hi Robin, we're so sorry to hear about the fit issue with the Women's Classic Retro-X® Fleece Jacket. Please feel free to begin a return or exchange here:

December 8, 2021

Love the look!

The green and purple color combo is great. I love the retro look. The inside lining is a bit stiff but it does a great job blocking the wind. Very warm jacket that is perfect for dog walking on cold blustery days

December 8, 2021


Its currently 22F here in Michigan and we got a wind advisory. When I say that I didnt even feel the cold, I did not feel the cold. Only suggestion for Patagonia is to sell one with a hoodie.

December 2, 2021

Super warm and stylish!

Love it! The inside is a new feeling, but so warm! Love that it's stylish and functional!

November 29, 2021


This jacket is a true throwback to the amazing quality of the late 90's/early 2000's. The fit is really nice and flattering. Warm yet breathable. Highly recommend.

November 24, 2021

Teddy Bear Jacket

This jacket is fitted, thick, warm, cozy and soft. I love the colors and the teddy bear feel of the fleece.

November 24, 2021

Great quality

I purchased a size medium to have a roomier fit and ability to wear layers underneath. Im 53 and 130lb and its perfect. Im the inner liner blocks wind, nice and cozy

November 22, 2021

Cozy and stylish

I love this jacket! It is very warm and cozy. It is perfect for windy/cold days. Keeps me cozy without wearing many layers.

November 21, 2021

Retro Fleece

Cute and warm jacket. The only down side is the inside isnt very soft.

Response from Patagonia
November 29, 2021

We appreciate your feedback, Monica! The windproof barrier is what you're feeling inside the jacket. You may wish to look at our non-windproof [fleece jackets]( like our Retro Pile, Better Sweater or Los Gatos for a more cozy feeling fleece interior.

November 20, 2021

Perfect fleece jacket

This jacket checks all my boxes. Its cozy and wind resistant. Perfect in windy 40 degree days. Yes, the collar is a little stiff at first, but no big deal. I got the large and can wear a hoodie underneath. Im 57 150lbs 36C with wide upper body.

November 19, 2021

I have an original daughter wanted retro

We have an original and daughter asked for this as a gift. Still the best fleece jacket ever thanks to the quality of Patagonia products !

November 18, 2021


I am in love with this jacket. When I first received it in the mail, though, I wasn't convinced. However, after wearing it on a few dog walks with the dog on a windy beach, I can say this jacket won me over. Things I didn't like at first: It is big in the shoulder area because I was between sizes. My shoulders are medium and my hips are ... Read Morelarge, I sized up to large, and it fits my hips perfectly. In addition to the large shoulders, I wasn't sure I liked the bulkiness of it. The material is thick and feels solid like you can't bunch it up too small. It won't work well if you are trying to pack light, but if you know it's going to be a cold day out, you won't be disappointed that you brought this jacket along. Things I LOVE: I love the fleecy outside. It is soft to touch and very warm and comforting. I especially like it on the inside of the collar. It keeps my neck warm and prevents wind from flowing down the back of the jacket when I don't zip up all the way. I love the nice deep pockets. Some people complained about not liking the fabric on the inside, but I have no problems with it being itchy or uncomfortable when wearing a T-shirt under it. Super stylish. I love the design. I also feel like it is pretty breathable. I've run around in it for a few minutes and didn't find myself feeling gross and sweaty like I do in traditional windbreakers. I decided the things I love outweighed the things I wasn't a big fan of. I've got a weird body and accept that I'll never find a perfectly tailored jacket off the rack. And I'll take a bulky warm jacket over a packable jacket that leaves me needing shivering or reaching for more layers. It's definitely better quality and a more functional jacket than the one I was eyeing from A&F. Tip: Pull out your tape measure and measure yourself! Don't be lazy. Patagonia is great at giving accurate measurements for its products.

November 16, 2021


Perfect w/jeans & football games!

November 16, 2021


Keeps you warm and comfortable on chilly weather. Must have jacket!

November 13, 2021

So close, but the fit and lining are not for me.

I loved this jacket when I pulled it out of the box. The color (I purchased Natural w/Nest Brown), fleece texture, and overall appearance are fantastic. The fit was true to my regular Patagonia XS with room enough for layering. Unfortunately, I'll be returning it for two reasons. First, the inner lining is not very comfortable. It's a mes... Read Moreh-like fabric and very stiff. Not the cozy feel I was hoping for. Second, I found the V-shaped stitching right above the bottom hem unflattering in my tummy area. Sadly, this one is a miss for me.

November 6, 2021


I love this jacket. The color, and fit are great. I gave it 4 stars because I prefer to have some stretch in my clothing. Especially outdoor wear when I plan on being active.

November 6, 2021

Warm but not soft

The jacket is warm, and it wicks moisture away from your skin and out of the jacket while still providing wind protection. The Sherpa isnt soft at all, and the inside of the jacket is rough. I thought this would bother me, but it hasnt so far (except when taking it off and putting it on), and I am typically quite sensitive to rough materials

Response from Patagonia
November 12, 2021

Hey Meg, thanks for taking the time to write a review! The rough interior that you're describing is actually the moisture-wicking, brushed-polyester mesh lining which sandwiches the windproof barrier between the fleece fabric so that it's not directly next to your skin. You could try the [Retro Pile Fleece](, which isn't windproof but definitely softer on the inside.

October 12, 2021

Great for bike commuting!

I wear this on my bike commute to work in the mornings when it is cold. Very helpful that it is windproof! More bulky and thick than I expected, but very warm.

October 9, 2021

Not Soft

I bought my regular size S for regular fit items, but this is a really bulky and, Im guessing, warm jacket. The fabric feels stiff and kinda like plastic. I would describe it as rugged rather than cozy or soft. I dont know what it is that makes it feel like that ? Has looong sleeves and lots of room to layer so if thats what you need and live in a ... Read MoreCOLD place this is your jacket. Just not for me.

September 27, 2021

The arms are a little

The arms are a little bit long!

September 13, 2021

Poor fit

Product is designed for small hipped women, which I do not have. Its also designed for women who are very slender, which I am not. Im 54 150 pounds and a large size should have fit me. It did not. And extra large was much too big. I wish the jacket had fit because I really liked it. I recommend redesigning the jacket to fall straight, the way jacke... Read Morets used to be designed. Does everything really have fit so snuggly?

September 4, 2021

Comfy Jacket

Very comfy, super warm, got it for cooler weather on the horizon.

May 17, 2021

A little big

I almost sent this back because the fit runs a little large and it felt very stiff when I first put it on. But they didn't have my size so I decided to keep it and after a few days of wearing it softened up a bit. It's very warm and I love the soft material. I wish the inside had a soft lining - it feels a little rough on bare skin.

March 19, 2021

Windbreaker Fleece

This fleece is good for moderately cold weather. I would not recommend wearing it with a short sleeve shirt as it can be sort of itchy. Fits a shorter torso better than a longer torso. Very convenient pockets for work if you want to not put things in a locker. Adjusts to temperatures well can be worn indoors and outdoors comfortably.

March 17, 2021

Wind proof & durable

Im 57 and 130lbs I typically wear Large and XL in outerwear for most brands but in Patagonia Im more of a medium/large. Therefore the large is slightly big on me but not bad. This jacket is thick, the zippers are strong, and it is very durable and warm especially if its a little windy. I live in Tahoe and it holds up to some of our snowy days too... Read More.

March 11, 2021

Wanted to love it!

Saw this jacket and fell in love with the look and style! Its a super cute retro jacket but.. it is so stiff and not at all soft on the inside! It has a mesh liner that makes it not cozy. So..sadly Im returning it. I ordered a small, it runs big and its bulky looking on the shoulders. If they switch up the inside of this jacket to something comfy w... Read Moreith less of a bulky design it would be perfect!

Response from Patagonia
March 17, 2021

Hi Shayna, we're sorry to hear that the liner made that jacket uncomfortable for you and we appreciate the feedback. We'd suggest checking out our [Retro Pile Jacket]( instead as this will have a similar look, but no windproof liner.

March 5, 2021

Too bulky/boxy

First off, I LOVE this pattern and color! I didn't know the jacket was so thick but that isn't why I don't like the jacket. I returned this jacket because I was looking for something more fitted in the shoulders and hips. I believe the reason it cuts off right at the lower waist is because of hiking purposes and it being more practic... Read Moreal and comfortable, I just wish it was a little longer. So not what I originally wanted therefor have returned.

February 26, 2021

Better than I expected!

This jacket is super warm and it really blocks out the wind chill. If its really windy out, I prefer to wear this over my down jacket (also Patagonia).

February 24, 2021

Perfect jacket

This jacket is perfect! I have a smaller frame at 105lbs and have purchased this coat in a size small before in order to allow for more room for extra layers but the xxs fits more tightly and perfectly.

February 8, 2021


This is the fleece Ive been searching for! Its a perfect go to jacket when its not quite parka weather but a traditional fleece wouldnt be warm enough. I went to the beach on a super windy day recently and this kept me totally warm. I live in FL so this will probably be the jacket I wear the most for winters here. I bought this in the taupe (which ... Read Moreis actually a beautiful purple color, not brown) and it goes great with my earth tone closet. Definitely recommend this fleece!

February 5, 2021

Recommending 10/10

I see why this jacket sells out so fast. I wore in out to the snow and it kept me more then warm! I wear on cold days to work and I work inside, so it keeps me comfortable! I would wear it everyday if I could!

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