"Great looking and warm, but kinda pricey for a vest"
Note: the fit is somehat slim, I usually wear a size large in outerwear and had to return my large for an XL, which fits fine. The fabric of this vest is unique and I have recieved multiple comments on it. Also I noticed that the vest as a whole has keep its form well, perhaps due to its mesh liner. Performance wise it is extremely warm, and has large sturdy zippers that are seperated from the fabric. (no snagging) The collar also can be folded onto the shoulders and stays there as well.
I originally purchased this because I did not like the girls colors in it and got an XS....the fit is a little odd but I still like it. Will probably get a womens version next time if they actually have some decent color choices. My brother however has 2 of these and says it's great and worth every penny.
The Retro X Vest is pretty sweet. The fit is regular but dosent leave a bunch of room for layering. The color nickel in this vest is great goes with a lot of patagonia color ways. This puppy is windproof and the ladys have nothing but compliments when I wear it out.
"Main zipper is tiny and will pull open with little force. Lining is stiff."
For $179 price tag on a vest you would think it would be right on. It's warm and does cut the wind, however, the main zipper will pull open easily with little force. So, don't go digging in your new vest pockets looking for change cause you'll pop your zipper and it will never work right again.
"Patagonia is the best in the game, the retro x vest included."
I received this vest on a very windy day. I heard the vest is great against the wind. I put it on and wow. Felt nothing coming thru the vest. It was a 40 degree day with gust between 15 and 22 mph. Looks great. This has convinced me to buy the jacket version of this for colder weather. I am 6'4" and weight 240. I got the XL. It is a little snug, which is what i like. I can easily wear 2 layers under it, but mainly wear a dress shirts underneath. Great length, hangs just below the waist. I would also like to throw a bone to MooseJaw. I have just recently become a consumer of theirs. First class service and great pricing. Patagonia and MoosJaw is a hard combo to beat.
This vest was purchased for my brother in law. Upon opening the item and having my wife wrap it, the vest is really soft, seems very warm and was at a great price! i highly recommend this for someone who is an active hiker as well!
Just got my Retro-X Vest in the mail. I'm 6'0, about 205 and Large fits perfect. I love the feel of this vest, very comfortable and stylish. I can tell this thing is going to keep my core very warm when things get chilly! I can't wait to wear it when the temps. get cooler. I got the Vintage Gold color, which looks amazing and I will probably order another color soon, maybe the Lagoon! GREAT VEST! GET IT!!!
Who wouldn't want a vest like the fall? i have a jacket just like it and love the sheep skin material! Very stylish and perfect for fall and winter days. Throw it over a tshirt or stack it on as another great warm layer for the cold! Must have!!