HENRY OOTENwrote a review of Patagonia R2 Fleece Jacket - Men's on January 30, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
This fits true to size as an active slim fit layering garment. I am 5'10, 180lbs slightly muscular build, and purchased Medium. At first it seemed too snug around the chest and armpits, but after wearing a couple times it stretched and broke in a little. This jacket is very comfortable, warm, and fuzzy soft. It layers well under my Marmot ROM jacket, and I can comfortably wear a Patigonia Cap 2 under it no problem.
Biggest complaint like so many other reviewers is the thumb holes. They aren't very comfortable. I think the best option would be for Patagonia to update this next year to use the R1 material for the entire wrist cuff utilizing the R1 thumb holes and this would be perfect. The R2 fuzzy material is too bulky to comfortably fit under snug fitting gloves. Other than that it looks quite techy. That can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. My girlfriend wasn't to fond of the appearance of the jacket and refers to it as my "panda jacket" due to the fuzzy material and contrasting R1 material.
I like the jacket and wear it most of the time due to how comfortable and soft it is. I intend to use this layering in winter for snowboarding, spring and fall for climbing, hiking, camping.
I also purchased an R1 hoody at the same time and returned it preferring the R2. The R1 with an even slimmer fit, my Cap2 bunched up every time under it, and even more techy look, something I wouldn't want to wear as a casual piece. The R1 has its place which is pure performance and is legendary for reason, just not for me.