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The Patagonia Women's R2 Jacket is made with Polartec Power Stretch fleece and provides a slim fit that is both compressible and breathable. The R2 Jacket is super lightweight, weighing in at only 12 oz., and provides superior warmth and insulation under a shell for alpine ascents and descents. Patagonia’s stretch fleece material provides improved motion and increased durability as well as moisture wick technology when you need it the most.
DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's R2 Jacket
Excellent warmth-to-weight ratio
Compressible, breathable and stretchy
Directional knit wicks moisture and speeds dry time
Collar and chin flap lined with Polartec Power Stretch fabric (recycled polyester) for next-to-skin comfort
Polartec Power Stretch fleece panels under the arms allow for a close fit, improved motion and better durability in high-wear areas
Zippered Pockets: Two hand warmers, one left chest
Shoulder seams set forward for pack-wearing comfort
I'm 5'8 and 130lbs. Generally a small fits well, once in a while I go with medium if its too tight through the bust. Ordered the small and returned it right away. Fit well through the shoulders, and slightly too short in arms. Super disappointed in how short the jacket was. It fit at or slightly above my natural waist. It really chopped my body in half and made me look wide through my middle. I didn't exchange it for the medium because the length would have fit similar. I guess I'm more comfortable in a hip length coat. I think it would be very helpful if they used actual people modeling the clothes on the website. It would be helpful to see how clothes are cut and how they hang.
I love this fleece! I bought it to keep me warm while at work and somehow lost it! I want to replace it because it really is the perfect soft fleece. Good for layering in winter or for chilly nights in spring.
"I wear this jacket so often, even my kids tell me to take it off!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it."
I live in the Pacific Northwest where it's all about layering and waterproof gear. Since the winters are fairly mild, I can get away without having to wear bulky down jackets. This jacket is perfect for those milder, not raining days. It is a snug fit and stretches nicely. I am 5'6 and 140 lbs and bought a small, which is perfect. I get compliments on the color and the jacket every time I wear it. I am a devoted Patagonia buyer and am never disappointed. Moosejaw never disappoints either, and always manages to make me smile in their descriptions and other type.
I either hike or backpack (8-15 miles) most weekends and this jacket is my favorite layer. I love how it is VERY lightweight, stretchy, soft and quite warm. However, it is not TOO warm.. it keeps the chill off, yet not restricting and doesn't over-heat me. My other fleece pieces would make me too hot on a hike, yet I would freeze in just my shirt (I get cold very easily). I would never go on any adventure without this great jacket. The fit is perfect and it has a lot of flex... not confining at all. I would definitely reccomend this jacket for anyone who appreciates the benefit of finding the perfect layering system for an active lifestyle.
I live in Ohio and I have always had issues with jackets because it can go from 65ish to 40s in a matter of hours. This jacket is perfect for local weather here though. It's almost like it adapts as it needs to. I can feel just perfect in 65ish weather, and also warm and cozy in the 30-40 degree weather. This is my new go to jacket because it can do just about anything.
I brought this into the backcountry as a warmer layer. However due to its looseness, it was quite a drafty night. Additionally, it runs quite short. I just couldn't seem to stay warm in this jacket on a 50 degree night. I only wear this jacket in the frontcountry now. It is a good fall and spring jacket.
I got the lime green R2 jacket a few months ago. My only real complaint was I thought it would be thicker, similar to my North Face Denali. It is warm, as long as it doesn't need to protect you from the wind. Also, there is no real shape to the jacket. However, it is so soft it has become one of my go to jackets for work.
I am returning this. Beautiful color, but way overpriced for how thin it is. Also too short . I'm 5'6 and it barely touches the top of my jeans. If I raise my arms up a little bit, my belly exposed. I would think it was decent at $80 or less. But for the price its not worth it. I suppose if I were needing it for a layer for hiking, it might be worth keeping (if it were less expensive) but I was just looking for something to wear to and from the gym and am going to pick up a north face khumbu for 1/2 the price of this coat.
"Nice Lightweight layer, runs large but short"
This jacket is short hitting high at the hip (would cover the top button of my lowrider jeans but that is about it). It also seems wide, but this allows for stuffing the pockets to the brim (wallet, keys, cell, shades are not a problem). I could easily stash a volleyball into mine. I am 5'4, 135 lbs, curvy with a 30 inch waist. I ordered the small and am glad I sized down. I am a medium in patagonia jackets and pullovers normally. I could probably fit into an xsmall if I wanted a form fitted look as the side panels stretch, but I would worry about the length of the jacket if I did. Also, there is an embroidered R in a square box about the size of a quarter on the left forearm.
I bought this as a gift for my sister and all I can really comment on is how soft the fleece is. It's not that heavy as other have mentioned but I can only imagine the praise I will be receiving for being such a thoughtful and considerate brother.