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Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket - Men's

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Classic Retro-X Jacket

Cold winds don't discriminate between campsites and outdoor music venues, so it's always nice to have the Patagonia Men's Classic Retro-X Jacket nearby. This soft Sherpa fleece has a windproof and breathable membrane to boost your warmth, and its breathable mesh lining has a Polygiene treatment for anti-odor convenience on long camping trips. Patagonia treated the chest pocket to resist raindrops and protect your phone in wet weather.

  • Stay warm in chilly weather with this windproof fleece
  • Windproof membrane protetcs you from bone-chilling breezes
  • Partially recycled Sherpa fleece is soft and cozy
  • Polygiene permanent odor control fights funk
  • Water-resistant chest pocket keeps valuables away from the rain
  • Item #PAT01K8

Tech Specs

[body] 100% polyester (50% recycled), [chest pocket, collar, wind flap] 100% nylon
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Claimed Weight
1 lb 11 oz
Recommended Use
casual, camping
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Very good clothes!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XXL
  • Height: 5'68"
  • Weight: 308lbs

I was wearing a North Face 700 jacket

It's warmer without lying.

It is a clothes I want to buy another color stock again!

Buy this boys, buy twice!

Best Fleece I Own

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 175lbs

Great retro look and highly functional. This fleece is much warmer than I anticipated and also does a great job of blocking out wind. At first it felt a bit stiff but after regular use for a few weeks this is now the best fitting and feeling fleece that I own. I've worn it snowboarding, touring, mountain biking, camping, hiking, to and from the office, etc, it performs in all situations.

Most of the time I wear a Large in jackets, fleece, t-shirts and so on. For this item I went with a medium as Patagonia's arms on their sz large tend to run pretty big.

Best Fleece I Own

OK Fleece

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

The style of this thing is on point, you'll look great. I skied with it, and I found that it doesn't breathe as well as I would expect. The windproof is nice. I'll be using it again for spring skiing, but not as a layer.

Extremely Disappointing Jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I'm a big fan of Patagonia outwear, and wear my Down Sweater and multiple Synchilla fleeces often. Those are fantastic and highly functional pieces, and I was expecting the same from the Retro-X jacket, but boy was I wrong!

When I received the jacket I was surprised by how much structure the jacket has for a fleece, or what some other reviewers are referring to as its stiffness. I'm guessing that the stiffness is due to the windproofing, and it makes the jacket feel more like a wool or leather jacket than a fleece. It feels comfortable, it just may be different than what you're expecting.

My problem with the jacket is that it does not breathe at all. Of course a fleece that is windproof won't breathe like a regular fleece, but wearing this jacket is like wearing a sauna suit. After walking a couple blocks in this jacket I'm sweating like crazy, and I've never experienced this before in anything besides really cheap junky nylon jackets. The only way to stop sweating is to open the zipper, but then I'm cold, especially my base layers are wet from the sweat.

So when wearing this jacket, my choice is either drenched in sweat, or freezing my you know what off. $200 down the drain.

Great Fleece

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 190lbs

Great look and fit

Wore it in to work today and got a lot of compliments on it. It was just below 30 degrees and i was very comfortable outside. Great product, would recommend to anyone debating. is always a pleasure to deal with.

Tough Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M
  • Height: 6'
  • Weight: 161lbs

Hello All.

Have owned this jacket for about 9 months and have enjoyed every bit of it. The experiences with this jacket have been causal cold nights out on the town. Also cold weather commuting it has served has a excellent jacket for keeping out the wind and shedding light snow. I have used it a handful of times xc skiing and shoeing, but with the aerobic exercise its ventilation is poor. Agree with the "boxy" fit comments.


Um, No thanks

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

Received this and the R3 fleece jackets for Christmas. Love the R3! Super comfy. The Classic Retro X on the other hand--like wearing cardboard on the inside with a brillo pad outside. Just not for me so I returned it. Looks very nice but just not comfortable for me.

Love It

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This jacket was perfect for what I was looking for. It's windproof and warm which is great on those cold windy nights. It's perfect for walking around town or on a weekend camping trip. A couple downsides i do want to point out; it doesn't have a draw chord so sometimes can be a bit drafty in the back. It also isn't for an extended backpacking trip because it doesn't pack small nor is it super light. Still is a quality retro piece from Patagonia.

Loved it, but oddly it "split" on arm.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I got this for my husband a few years ago, he LOVED receiving it. He wore it a handful of times. Oddly enough the fabric on the arm of the jacket split/ripped. We have no idea how it happened, so it's been hanging in the closet since.

Sizes didn't work for me

    I tried a large and it was too big in the waist and then a medium and it was too tight in the chest. It's a very nice jacket but didn't work for my tall skinny frame (6'2", 180 lbs) so I returned it and am searching for another style jacket.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    This is a very warm fleece! The fleece isn't lined all the way through the interior but it is still very warm. I love the look of the jacket and get complemented all the time. The chest pocket was great to keep my phone in while I could keep my hands warm in the other pockets.

    nice, but runs big

      i got this for my bf-- should've known to size down w/ patagonia. he is 6' and about 170lbs. the L was too big, should've gone M. we ended up returning it, although it's a nice jacket-- fuzzy!

      NOT soft and fuzzy

        Yes, it's really windproof.

        Yes, it's made of recycled materials.

        But no, it's not soft. The Patagonia R3 fleece and the Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man look similar to the Retro-X but unlike the Retro-X, they are SOFT AND FUZZY. However, this jacket isn't. The jacket feels like the yellow insulation materials they put in buildings/houses. It's not soft. I'm in college and a couple of girls literally ran up to me to feel my jacket, but leave disappointed in it's roughness. Times like that I wished I chose the R3 or the Monkey Man.

        But considering that the Retro-X is windproof unlike its counterparts, it's nice. But keep in mind that the jacket feels a bit stiff even after wearing it for a couple of months and I don't think it'll get any less stiff because of its construction with the inner windproof layer design.

        But the jacket is very warm and cuddly looking, but beware it's not soft and fuzzy like how I was hoping.

        Unanswered Question

        If Natural color is scheduled to be restored, when will it be restocked?