The Patagonia Menï¿½s R2 Fleece Vest loves to provide you with superior core warmth underneath your shell on chilly winter days. This stretchy, compressible, breathable vest keeps you comfortable when you boot-pack up your resortï¿½s peak and bar-hop around town later that evening.
|Material:||Polartec Thermal Pro fleece, polyester, spandex|
|Recommended Use:||casual, skiing, snowboarding, touring, ice climbing|
I'm 6' 2" and 175lbs with a pretty lanky build. A medium fits me okay but it's a little wide in the torso. I will probably return it for that reason alone.
As for the quality and the materials of this vest, they are top notch (It is Patagonia after all). The R2 fleece material is amazingly soft and the stitching all looks really durable and well done.
This vest would make a great comfy layer to add some extra warmth to your wardrobe or to wear on the trails if you'll be exerting yourself and just need a little extra warmth for your core.
I would have to absolutely love this vest to pay full retail for it and I didn't. It's close but not quite there for me personally. Maybe I'll try again when I add a few pounds.
I ordered this fleece recently and had to return it. This fleece is designed for a close to body fit under a shell. I normally wear an XL and the fit was too big and baggy. Needed one size smaller. The side panels are made of powerstretch fleece, which is awesome for moving with your body. Main body panels are med loft fleece (really fuzzy, my wife kept petting me). I would order again, if I can find a L. Nice fleece.
I bought this fleece several seasons ago and its still one of my most worn items. It used to go out to the bars with me on the weekends but now its my "jacket" for trail running. One of those items that you will never stop using once you have it.
Under a hard shell, a soft shell or by itself this is something you can wear on chilly to downright cold days. I take it on all of my trips no matter what.