Classic Retro-X Fleece Vest
Autumn hikes call for layering—good thing you have the Patagonia Women's Classic Retro-X Fleece Vest. Soft, comfy, and versatile, this vest doesn't just look good; it provides an extra layer of protection from wind and cold. Crafted from supple plush polyester fleece, the vest has a moisture-wicking, brushed-mesh lining to help manage moisture. A windproof and breathable barrier is bonded between the fleece exterior and the lining to shut out the wind for comfort and protection. The Supplex nylon stand-up collar is lined with cozy fleece for cozy comfort. Zippered pockets keep lip balm, keys, and other essentials secure as you go out and enjoy the beauty of nature.
- A versatile vest with warmth, style, and protection against wind
- Plush fleece exterior traps heat for reliable warmth
- Moisture-wicking mesh liner is bluesign approved
- Windproof barrier bonded between exterior and lining
- Regular fit allows for easy layering underneath
- Item #PAT01K3
What do you think about this product?
July 14, 2019
I bought this to replace another Patagonia fleece vest that I loved and I like this one even more! Love the color and seam detailing. Great for chilly evenings and in between seasons. I bought a medium and I like the fit for layering over other things.
May 2, 2019
Warm, durable, and good fit.
I love this vest! It's super thick and warm, and it makes it feel so durable.
January 4, 2019
I picked up matching vests for my nieces last winter and decided to get the parents them this winter. They love that you can use this piece year round.
December 17, 2018
My new favorite vest!
I love this vest! I often times find myself cold in the winter, especially at work. Some of my other fleece vests tend to shrink and will rise up on me (I'm very tall). This vest holds it shape well, and is very thick and warm. All around a great vest!
November 24, 2018
January 11, 2018
Love this Vest!
The cutest staple in your fall/ winter wardrobe! Its a great addition to any shirt to keep you warm and cozy! I get so many compliments on this vest!
October 16, 2017
I've had this vest for almost 4 years now, and it doesn't show the wear at all! It is incredibly warm and cozy, that perfect extra layer on crisp shoulder season days. The thickness of the fabric does not entirely block wind, so look to another layer for that effect. The cut allows for a bit of layering beneath it. I find that wearing something over it doesn't work so well, as the fabric is pretty stiff, relatively speaking. I'm 5'6
October 1, 2017
Feedback below: I got the Tailored Grey/Smolder Blue - image is true to color. I love the vintage look and the fit is great. The inside material is a stiffer mesh but wouldn't deter me from buying again.
January 29, 2017
Warm and Cozy
I bought this Patagonia Classic Retro-X Fleece Vest for my wife and she loves it. She's a huge Patagonia fan in general, but gravitated towards this vest due to the retro style and overall fit. Unlike some other Patagonia products that she's owned, this one fit true to size/small. It's great for kicking around town, and is more of a fashion piece than a performance one.
January 23, 2017
Cute simple vest
I love the colors these vests come in. I bought this in an XS in the cream/red color and it goes so well with just about everything. The vest is lightweight but keeps you incredibly warm. I normally wear a jacket inside my friend's house but was able to spend the entire night in nothing but a thin button up and this vest and managed to stay warm the entire night. Awesome for layering as well because it's not puffy and cumbersome like some vests. The vest does have a bit of a stiff feel to it but I imagine that will soften with time. I also disagree with some of the reviews that it's boxy and found the fit to actually be quite flattering. I do wish that the pocket on the left chest was even just a little bigger for a phone when I'm out and about.
January 15, 2017
Super Stylish and Warm
Bought this throwback of a vest for my little sister, who goes to school in DC. It's a perfect combination of style, functionality, and warmth all in a retro package. She said she usually combines this with a sweater or hoodie on the walk to class and is toasty warm, except on truly frigid days when you would want an actual parka. Her favorite feature aside from the styling, is the fleece material. Once it has seen some use, it gets even softer! Definitely recommend giving this as a gift or just getting one for yourself!
December 7, 2016
I bought this for my 17-year-old sister, and she loves it! Super comfortable and soft, plus it's a truly classic style.
November 29, 2016
bit boxy due to the smooth mesh inner
The xs fits me without being tight. I am 34C , 37 hip. I wish the inner mesh liner was softer and not the ugly tan color. I wish it had 2 drop in pockets on the inside like the micro d and r4 jacket. I wish the chest pocket didn't have the different color block and was a larger hidden chest pocket. Better colors for winter skin tone women please !
October 29, 2016
cute and warm
very cute and warm! I get a lot of compliments
October 20, 2016
Patagonia Retro X Vest
I absolutely love this vest. I get compliments every time I wear it. I have worn it hiking, and to the office. Like most of Patagonia's pieces, it's versatile and timeless. I have the Red & Cream and it's easy to pair with most items in my closet!
November 16, 2016
what does the back look like ? is the back longer ?how do u wear the vest any photos please?
October 11, 2016
Crushing the vest game!
Loving the throwback look on this vest! It's soft, warm, and so stylish! The inside of the vest isn't as soft and fuzzy as the outside however, the windproof lining is a bonus. Fits true to size and you can easily layer underneath. Everyone should be rocking this look.
November 16, 2016
is the inside mesh stiff ? scratchy ? rubs and causes pills on sweater surfaces ? please let me know does the inside mesh soften with wear or washes ? thanks !
November 16, 2016
Hey Sarah, it is a bit stiff but won't snag any sweaters that you might wear underneath it. I haven't washed the vest yet so I am not sure how it is after a wash but I do feel that it will soften out a bit after numerous wears out on the mountain. I'll post another review after the ski season!
October 8, 2016
This is one of my favorite vests I own now! I love the Sherpa on the outside and the color blocking is so fun. I got the cream with red and navy and love it! This would be a great giftable item for the holidays!
July 20, 2016
I was skeptical about the price of the vest, but after wearing it once found the price to be worth it. The vest is very stylish - I get TONS of compliments on it almost every single time I wear it. I also found that it is fairly windproof. Although not as insulating as a down vest, I still found myself to be fairly warm on windy days. Other reviews online said that the fit was boxy and unfeminine- like the other reviewer, I found this to be false. The cut is slightly boxy, but that's how most vests are cut. Overall great vest! Would definitely recommend.
March 22, 2016
I like this vest for casual adventures. Not overly warm and pretty stiff material but fits well and is cute. I have it in the natural color with the purple. I get a lot of compliments while wearing it but haven't found it of much value for hiking or other outdoor activities. Just not warm enough for me to want to wear it as a layer. Did read in a lot of reviews that it had a boxy fit but didn't find this to be true. I like the fit and it fit true to size for me. Overall would recommend the vest.
September 18, 2018
Hi, Is there any possibility that natural/arrow red XL will ne back in? (Same for other ‘sold-out’ items such as men’s retro X vest / pelican) Thanks for your reply :)
September 18, 2018
Hey Haeryung! We should have more in by the beginning of next month! What size were you needing in the Men's version with the Pelican color?