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Never venture into dropping temperatures without it.

Take advantage of the stretchy, warm, and breathable Patagonia Men’s R2 Fleece Jacket when running errands around town, skiing, hiking, camping, climbing, or anything else you can do outside in brisk weather. Thanks to the R2’s high breathability this fleece jacket will dry out quickly if you get caught in the rain without your shell and provides quality layering for cold or stormy days. Patagonia added a chest pocket so you can stash your keys, snacks, or whatever else you need to shove in there while doing whatever it is you do best.

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I'm 6' ,182lb, m or L ? somebody help!

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I'm 6' ,182lb, m or L ? somebody help!

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We're of similar size and I'm guessing medium would be a trim fit for you, and the large would fit well also, but would give you some extra length in the arms and waist to work with. So it kind of depends on the fit you're looking for and how you want to wear it. Personally I'd go large. Hope this helps

5 5


Stellar second layer that is highly breathable and warm under a hard shell. Warm when very wet! Great for on-the-go and comfortable under a pack. Coming from Hawai'i I have used the R2 on all the major volcanoes in sub-freezing temps, high winds, and driving rain paired with a lightweight (Golite) shell. I purchased the R2 for the athletic cut and the high warmth to weight ratio. Construction is tops. I am 5 11 175# and went with the large.

3 5

Good with a shell, not so good as outer layer

Hi, I ordered this jacket and returned it. I wanted a versatile fleece to be used as outer layer over a baselayer and as a mid-layer under my shell.I was expecting the R2 to be better. Fit is too short and rides up easily so when you put on pack and or harness it just doesnt work very well. The outer surface is also not smooth or tidy with threads all over the place to hang and catch stuff. The fleece is just a tad thicker than some baselayers but the outer texture works well to hold warmth when you have a shell over it, without it its easy to get cold.I am going to try the R3 next since I need something a bit more substantial. The r2 is just too close in warmth to my powerstretch fleece but the powerstretch fits better and its smooth outer face makes it easier to layer and more durable. Its also way too expensive for what it is. Should be $100 if that.

4 5

Grows on you

At first out of the bag I was disappointed. It looked like I just bought another MH monkey fur. It seemed kind of flimsy. I honestly thought I was going to send it back then and there.

I'm 5-5 154 wih a 40inch chest and 32inch arm and the medium fit pretty darn good - which doesnt always happen especially with Patagonia that seems to be all over for me on what fits. Sleeves not too long -unusual.

I wore it with just a tee shirt inside on a cold day and my arms were kind of cold. With a shirt it seems like a wearing a sweater an expensive one.

Wore it to work and inside on a cold wet day and it kept me at the perfect body temp. Wore it outside to kids lacross game under a north face shell and my torso was ok, legs and feet were really cold.

I'm starting to like it. I think of it as more of sweater that I can probably run or hike in if I have to. I think Monkey Fur is the warmest damn stuff on a shell you can find. I see this as fall/spring maybe cool summer monkey fur (if you wear monkey fur in anything above mid-30's you roast unless the wind is blowing and no shell.
I'm hoping that when I get off the bike and pull of the sweaty stuff this will be a nice cozy reward that will still vent well so I don't start sweating it up all over again.

If it doesn't stink then I will wear as a sweater out on the town.

I also think it will be the perfect piece for the long red eye plane trip where you need to escape into some comfort zone or else lose your mind and yet be good enough looking to not have to pack extra clothing options.

Why not 5 because if it was perfect I would have to give up this obsession on jackets.

Bought a 2009/2010 model. The material...

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Bought a 2009/2010 model. The material around the zippers is so hard, that it feels like a constructional defect - everything is so cosy and than this alien elements at the zippers. Really disappointed from the Patagonia engineers.
I have also a R2 Vest and there the material around the zippers is still perfect. Did patagonia a change of the material in the new model? Did they also a change of the material in the R2 Vest? Does anybody know this?

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For this season the R2 vest deos feature the same construction as the R2 Jacket.

5 5

R2 Pirate Blue Furnace

I really like the R2, it's a great jacket for me. Top notch quality, very soft, and as soon as I put it on I can feel the heat retention. As others have mentioned, it's not stated to be windproof, and it's certainly not. But it sure fits perfect under a rain shell so that takes care of that.

Not being able to afford a dedicated technical fleece it's nice to be able to have it function so well just wearing around town. This is worth the money, it has Patagonia quality, it's warm, breathes well and looks/feels great.

5 5

favorite daily jacket

I love this jacket. It's very warm, yet lightweight. I wore it under a shell the other day while skiing. It's thin enough to wear as a layer under a shell, and doesn't restrict movement. It's very breathable, which is great for most purposes. At the same time, it is not windproof at all, so be wary if it's a windy day.

Should i get the r3, r4 or get the r2 and...

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Should i get the r3, r4 or get the r2 and layer it with my marmot kingpin softshell?

i'm kind of bewildered with the choices in regulator fleeces. i'd like something that would be comfortable in winter appalachian weather while i am hiking or fly-fishing (standing in a near-freezing river for long periods) . would the r2 + softshell+ baselayer be enough? or should i just pony up for the r4?

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I think the biggest difference you're going to see is in the wind resistance. I feel like the r3 fits more like a stylish jacket than a technical fit like the r2 or r4. If you're not worried about wind at all, the r2 would be a great and less expensive choice. However, if you are concerned about wind, check out the r4, it would be much better at blocking the wind. It is however, heavier, less compressible, and bulkier. A great compromise though, is the light weight version of the R4. Its closer in warmth to the R2, fits great, and is still windproof. FYI - I'm 6'3 175# and I wear a medium in all three of these jackets. Good luck and don't forget about's awesome return policy! Hope this was helpful!

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I think R2 would be the best bet to layer under your soft shell. R3 if you get really cold often, but the R2 should provide plenty of warmth. R4 would be as warm/warmer than your soft shell, and might not be the best layering piece underneath it.

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Could you explain what you mean with the stylish jacket comment? Is it more tight. I tried the r series one and I want one. I remember trying them on that for one model I needed a size smaller than for the other.

5 5

Amazing Fleece

Very comfortable. Fits perfectly and the material is so soft and comfy (and also VERY warm). It's not windproof, but Patagonia never said it was and I knew I wasn't getting this to block the wind.

5 5


I really like this fleece. The Polartec Pro fuzz is super soft, not as high or warm as a MH Monkey Man but more breathable and versatile. If you're out in the wind on a chilly day you'll definitely feel it, but that's not this jacket's forte'. Alone, it's good for about 50*F. I took it snowboarding and wore a thermal, R2 and Stoic Bombshell (non-insulated) and was warm in 10 degrees. It regulates your body temperature like something out of NASA. The fit is on the slim side so if you're between sizes you might want to size up. For a reference point, in this picture I'm wearing a large and I'm 6', 190. I could put the medium on, but the large was more practical.


Can anybody tell me what size would be...

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Can anybody tell me what size would be best for me? I am 6 ft 3 inches 175# and I wear a large in all capilene baselayers and they fit perfect. I would like to layer them underneath and I would like it to be a more technical piece. I am just worried it would be too short in the torso. Thanks!

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I think for the R2 Jacket you'd be happy with an XL. I'm slightly smaller than you, and also wear large capilene, but have an XL R2 that fits great, is long enough, and has some room underneath to layer.

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I'm 6'3" 215 and teetered between the L and XL. I tried them both on and went with the XL because the L was just a bit tighter than I want in a fleece that will be worn as an every day coat as well as a technical layer when backpacking. When I tried on the L I had no problems at all with length, so in my opinion at your H/W you'd be better suited with the Large, the XL will be too bulky as a tech piece in my opinion.

does patagonia make a R2 pullover or a...

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does patagonia make a R2 pullover or a pullover with the same style

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Nope. They make the R1 pullover which is not as warm.

I am looking at Patagonia R2 Fleece Jacket....

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I am looking at Patagonia R2 Fleece Jacket. I noticed in the pictures that all of the colors look tapered except the black. The black looks a lot fulller and I think the tapered looks much better. Is it just the picture or the way the black is made?

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Stephen, the photo of the black R2 Jacket is the most accurate representation of the fit for all colors. For some reason Backcountry pinned the back of the other colors back when the photos were shot, and it exaggerates the fit greatly. It's a slim fit jacket, but not that slim. hope that helps!

5 5

Understand the product before buying

I love this mid-weight layering fleece - it's my favorite fleece that I own, and I own many. I find that I can hike in a thin baselayer and this fleece from temperatures in 40s and 50s. Above that and you'll likely find it too warm while hiking.

I see too many reviews of this product that say "didn't like it - not windproof". Well, it's not a windproof jacket, and in fact it's been purposefully designed to be virtually transparent to wind. Why? Because it's just about the most breathable fleece you can buy! The wicking ability is partly the fabric and partly the slim fit, as close contact to your base-layer will encourage better transfer of moisture.

So, this fleece will work well for you if you're doing high output activity in cooler conditions, but not if you're sitting at basecamp in a breeze without a shell on top of the fleece. It's mostly just a mid-layer, but works well alone if it's not breezy. If you want a windproof piece, then do you self a favor and buy the windproof fleece as this will result in you receiving what it is that you actually want. Check out the Lightweight-R4 for a thinner windproof, or the regular R4 for a thicker one. The LWR4 is about as thick as the R2, and the regular R4 is about as thick as the R3, which is another NON windproof fleece.

For Patagonia gear, check out their website as they have much more information on the products than Backcountry does....

5 5


Probably my favorite fleece that I own. The R2 is uber comfy and wicks away sweat well. It is my go-to fleece while starting out hikes in cooler temps and have used it as a layer while snowshoeing. Not very windproof but thrown on under my acteryx beta AR it is the perfect match. Bomb proof construction is what I expect from patagonia and I was not disappointed.

I'm 6'3" 215# with an athletic build, and...

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I'm 6'3" 215# with an athletic build, and generally wear a L in most brands, Patagonia included. However, with the slim fit and the desire to use this as a layering piece I'm wondering if I shouldn't go for the XL. For reference, I don't plan on having a whole lot underneath as far as space goes, with a Patagonia Wool 1 t-shirt, and a smartwool midweight merino wool base layer (and depending on weather an REI sahara long sleeve) underneath not taking up much room I still think a L in the R2 should work all right. I would appreciate any advice anyone may have that is between a L and XL, thanks in advance!

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If I were you I'd go with an XL R2 Jacket. I'm 6'1" 170 and I have an XL that's a little roomy and a little more of a casual jacket. If I were going to wear it as more of a technical piece I would go for a large, so I think an XL should do fit you well for that purpose.

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Perfect for what it is, I am 6'4" wear an XL in patagonia and this is very fitted which is awesome. Breathes like a champ and wicks fairly well. This is my go to layering piece when it is too warm for my mountain hardwear monkey man. R2 is one of the lightest and warmest peices i own and it packs down fairly small. hope that helps

5 5

Great Fleece

I have to say that I didnt purchase this fleece from Backcountry I got it off ebay a year or so ago. I got it in red which is the best color I think. Anyway; its a great fleece. Same as others have said; on a windy day it will cut through but its a GREAT layer under my Mt Hardwear Typhoon jacket (plenty warm in 10F or so). The fit is a little tight; if you have a coller'd shirt on you will choke! But with a nice base layer and a nice shell its the perfect mid layer. And it looks great as a spring/fall coat too. I get compliments on it all the time!

5 5

My most favorite clothing item

This fleece is basically the softest and most comfortable jacket I've encountered. It is super breathable and dries really fast. Wind cuts through it, which is part of why it's so breathable. So if you need a windproof fleece go with the lightweight R4 or some other model. I normally wear patagonia small, but went with the medium for this because it fits tightly. If you're going to be using it exclusively as a technical layering piece I would not size up. It will be tight, but it is somewhat stretchy, and breathes well. Otherwise, if you want to wear it for a wider range of purposes, go one size up and it will fit more like a traditional fleece. Even with the medium, I can comfortably layer it under my normal shells. Considering how long these are rumored to last, and how great of a product it is, I think $150 is a really good price.

3 5

Decent Jacket

A nice jacket that can be used in a layering system pretty effectively. However, this is not the jacket to wear everyday as i would have liked. The wind cuts right through like your wearing nothing at all. Nice and fashionable but i would have went for another stand alone fleece instead of just a layer.

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