Patagonia Men's R2 Jacket

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Patagonia R2 Jacket -

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, compressible, breathable, versatile fleece jacket, look no further than the Patagonia Men’s R2 Jacket. This jacket is made with 6.1 ounces of Polartec Thermal Pro fleece, which is a 64% recycled polyester/spandex blend, and weighs in at 13.1 ounces. Patagonia strategically placed Polartec Power Stretch panels along the sides of the body and arms, adding extra air flow, a closer fit and easier motion control, making the R2 an ideal layering choice when hitting the slopes. In mid-range temps, this Patagonia men’s fleece jacket will hold up as a stand alone piece for almost any activity thanks to the directional knit of the short sheared/high loft F3 (fleece face fabric). You’re looking at a slim fit with this piece. Definitely designed with the athlete in mind.

FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's R2 Jacket.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's R2 Jacket.

Fit:

  • A re-engineered pattern offers a refined technical fit, reduced underarm lift, and offset seams for comfort under outerwear and packs
  • R1® Polartec® Power Dry® high/low grid on side panels, underarms and lower torso for improved fit, shape retention and abrasion resistance

Fabric:

  • Polartec Power Stretch fleece panels under the arms allow for a close fit, improved motion and better durability in high-wear areas
  • Collar and chin flap lined with Polartec Power Stretch fabric (made of recycled polyester) for next-to-skin comfort
  • Zippered chest pocket with welded-in, reverse-coil zipper and surrounding nylon strip for snag-free operation; slim fit
  • R2 fabric features higher loft from improved variegated fibers with longer insulating tall fibers and more dense, supportive short fibers
  • Mapping of two types of Polartec® fleece fabrics keeps the fit more refined and lower in bulk than ever without loss of insulation
  • Discreet, on-seam thumb loops on the cuffs of the Patagonia R2 fleece jacket for men add coverage
  • Matte-finished R2 fabric is light, stretchy and compressible, with great breathability
  • Regulator Fleece
  • 98% Polartec Thermal Pro polyester (60% recycled), 2% Spandex

Ventilation:

  • The R2 Jacket’s directionally knit Polartec Thermal Pro fabric is breathable, compressible, wicks moisture and dries quickly, with a superior warmth-to-weight ratio

Sizing:

  • Full-length front coil zipper with a chin flap for smooth protection; shoulder seams set forward for pack-wearing comfort

Weather and Wind:

  • Center-front zipper is supple with low-bulk seaming; soft, kissing-welt zipper garage at chin provides next-to-skin comfort

Zippers:

  • One left chest pocket and two high handwarner pockets have Slim Zip installs, clean-finished zipper garages, and are harness- and pack-compatible; two internal drop-in mesh pockets

Manufactured:

  • Made in Colombia.

Straps:

  • Offset shoulder straps
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Patagonia Men's R2 Jacket.
Even more technical this season and made of breathable, compressible, stretchy, high-loft Regulator® fleece, the R2® Jacket provides superior lightweight insulation under a shell. Days shorten, snow falls, ice forms - the taste of autumn yielding to winter just means a shift in activities. And since our R2® Jacket traps heat and breathes freely, and is now more technical than ever, it keeps you warm but not swampy on long approaches, ice climbs and ski tours. Our most popular Regulator® fleece jacket primarily uses refined high-loft Polartec® Thermal Pro® recycled polyester fabric, which is superlight, wicking, compressible, stretchy and soft. An R1® Polartec Power Dry® high/low grid panel runs along the underside of the arms, down the sides and across the lower-front torso, hybridizing the jacket to improve fit and mobility and extend your comfort range. The cuffs now have discreet, on-seam thumb loops; the softly lined inner collar and kissing-welt zipper garage are soft on the neck and chin; Sonic/Stitch seam construction reduces bulk on the center front zipper; offset shoulder seams stay clear of pack straps; zippers close the external pockets (one chest and two handwarmers, above harness-line), while the handwarmers’ mesh pocket bags double as internal drop-in pockets. The R2® Jacket’s directionally knit Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabric is breathable, compressible, wicks moisture and dries quickly, with a superior warmth-to-weight ratio. R1® Polartec® Power Dry® high/low grid on side panels, underarms and lower torso for improved fit, shape retention and abrasion resistance. A re-engineered pattern offers a refined technical fit, reduced underarm lift, and offset seams for comfort under outerwear and packs. Center-front zipper has Sonic/Stitch seam construction to reduce bulk and improve suppleness; with a soft, kissing-welt zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort. Discreet, on-seam thumb loops provide added coverage. One left chest pocket and two high-hand pockets have Slim Zip installs, clean finished zipper garages, and are harness- and pack-compatible; two internal drop-in mesh pockets. Fabric: Body: 6.1-oz Polartec® Thermal Pro® 97% polyester (63% recycled)/3% spandex. Side panels: 6.8-oz Polartec Power Dry® 93% polyester (41% recycled)/7% spandex. Weight: 391 g (13.8 oz).


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For added protection on those frigid ski days, the Patagonia R2 Jacket is a great midlayer to help keep you warm and cozy on your next all-mountain adventure. The Polartec Thermal Pro Fabrics is not only warm and breathable but is also stretchy so it won't hinder your mobility. It's also fast-drying so if you're wearing it out on a cool fall day and the clouds open up, you won't have a wet fleece jacket all day. With Regulator 2 technology, you'll have a comfortable and breathable fleece jacket that helps regulate the temperature so that you can always focus on your outdoor activity and not how cold you. You simply won't be cold in the cool environment whether you're wearing the Patagonia R2 Jacket as a midlayer or on its own.


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It's March, so that means three things: Corn skiing, chillin' and grillin' in the parking lot at 3 p.m. You're wearing your Patagonia Men's R2 Fleece Jacket as your outer layer afternoon and evening. Made with directionally knit Polartec Thermal Pro fabric grid fleece, the R2 provides excellent stretch and warmth, while it wicks moisture and breathes throughout variable temperatures. Patagonia has put the R1's Polartec Power Dry high/low grid fabric on the R2's side panels, underarms and lower torso for improved fit, shape and abrasion resistance. The Polartec Power Dry is a new fabric this year, and was engineered to make these fleece insulation layers even more breathable and compressible than previous years. So, while it's great by itself, when it gets even colder, you can use it as a mid-to-heavy underlayer.

The short-shear, high-loft fleece material has a smooth appearance but gives an incredible warmth-to-weight ratio. In addition to the tech, the R2 is made with fit and function in mind. The center-front zipper has Sonic/Stitch seam construction to reduce bulk, and the soft, kissing-welt zipper garage at chin makes it more comfortable. Check out the discreet, on-seam thumb loops so you can hold your cold beverage and not have to duck your hands into one of the two high-hand pockets. Those pockets have Slim Zip installs, clean finished zipper garages, and are harness- and pack-compatible. There's also one left chest pocket and two internal drop-in mesh pockets for even more organization.


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When combined with a waterproof outer shell, the lightweight, breathable, and compressible Men’s R2 Jacket from Patagonia flourishes. The blend of Polartec Thermal Pro polyester with strategically placed Polartec Power Stretch fleece panels is a potent blend that intoxicates the body with a great warmth-to-weight ratio and awesome mobility. But this Patagonia insulated fleece jacket isn’t a one-trick-pony; it can stand alone on crisp days when precipitation is minimal. Outfitted with forward setting shoulder seams and zippered pockets designed to steer clear of pack strapes, the pack-friendly R2 Jacket helps deliver you to and from the backcountry in absolute comfort through superior form and function.

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The Men's R2 Jacket by Patagonia is a modern mountain staple, the adaptable R2 Jacket serves as a stand-alone outer layer when you're on the go or as a superb insulating layer under a shell. Patagonia has worked with Polartec to further refine this exclusive Thermal Pro polyester fabric, now significantly lighter, more compressible and breathable, a touch warmer, and with better stretch and a softer feel.

The short-sheared but high-loft face has a smoother appearance, and the directional knit wicks superbly, speeding dry times. Newly added warm stretch panels (Polartec Power Stretch) down the outer forearms and along the sides improve high-wear-area durability and allow for a closer, more mobile fit. With a softly lined inner collar and chin flap for skin comfort, offset shoulder yokes to stay clear of pack straps, and zippered pockets (one chest and two handwarmers).

Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.


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The Patagonia R2 Jacket for Men simultaneously traps heat and breathes freely during autumn and winter activities using high-loft Polartec Thermal Pro recycled polyester fabric. Along the underside of both arms, down the sides and across the lower-front torso lays R1 Polartec Power Dry grid paneling to help fit and mobility. The cuffs now offer a discreet on-seam thumb loop, and the collar is softly lined with a zipper garage for neck and chin. The jackets' Sonic/Stitch seam construction eliminates bulk on the center front zip while offset shoulder seams stay clear of pack straps, convenient for hiking. Three zipper pocket options: two handwarmers on either side above the harness-line, which are mesh pocket bags that double as internal drop-in pockets, and one chest pocket.


Appalachain Outdoors
The R2 Jacket from Patagonia keeps you nice and toasty this winter without the worry of overheating or soaking through. The high-loft Polartec Thermal Pro polyester not only works to retain your body heat, but it wicks moisture away to keep you nice and dry and its super lightweight construction makes it perfect to layer with. Adding to the R2 Jacket's layering versatility is Polartec's Power Dry grid panel which maximizes fit and mobility to improve your comfort.
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Days lengthen, snow melts, the rock warms – spring means more time outside. Since our R2 Jacket traps heat and breathes freely, it keeps you warm but not swampy on uphill approaches. Our most popular Regulator® fleece jacket uses a refined Polartec® Thermal Pro® recycled polyester fabric, which is superlight, extremely compressible, stretchy and soft. The short-sheared but high-loft face has a smooth appearance, and the directional knit wicks superbly, speeding dry times. Polartec Power Stretch® panels on the outer forearms and along the sides increase durability in high-wear areas and allow for a close fit while retaining warmth. With a softly lined inner collar and chin flap for skin comfort, offset shoulder seams to stay clear of pack straps and zippered pockets (one chest and two handwarmers).

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While it's so soft you'll want to wear it everyday, the Patagonia R2 fleece jacket for men is a technical piece that offers breathable, stretchy warmth under a shell for cold-weather alpine climbing.

Imported.


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The R2 Jacket from Patagonia is a supremely adaptable midlayer that can be worn alone for high-output cold weather aerobic activities or under a shell for insulating comfort when the mercury plummets.


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Patagonia's R2 Jacket is built to balance warmth and breathability to keep you going during high output activities in cold conditions.

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Material: Recycled Polyester.
We recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
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Also available for: Women
Activity:Climbing
Back length:Hip-length
Back length (in.):Unavailable
Battery Heated:No
Body:6.1-oz Polartec® Thermal Pro® 97% polyester (63% recycled)/3% spandex. Side panels
Closure:Full Zip
Clothing Fit:Regular Fit
Country of Origin:Columbia
Cut:Slim
Directional knit:Wicks moisture and speeds dry time
Exterior Material:Polartec Thermal Pro: 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex
Fabric:Body: 6.1-oz Polartec® Thermal Pro® 97% polyester (63% recycled)/3% spandex
Fabrics/Materials:Polartec® Power Stretch fabric, Polartec Thermal Pro polyester
Fit:Slim Fit
Fleece Weight:Midweight
Hood:No
Insulated:No
Insulation Type:Fleece
Length:Medium
Model #:25137 FGE S
Pockets:Two handwarmers and one chest secure with zippers
Race:No
Recycled Polyester:We recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
Regulator Insulation:Provides phenomenal compressibility, light weight warmth and moisture transport, whether used alone or as part of a layering system.
Side Panels:6.8-oz Polartec Power Dry 93% polyester (41% recycled) / 7% spandex
Style:Jackets
Taped Seams:None
Technologies:[PolartecRegulator, bluesign approved]
Thumbholes:Yes
Type:Fleece
Warranty:Lifetime
Waterproof:None
Waterproof Zippers:No
Weight:371 g (13.1 oz)
Wind Protection:No
Windproof:no
Zippered pockets:two handwarmers, one left chest
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Patagonia R2 Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

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.

HENRY OOTEN at Backcountry.com on 01/30/2014

Super warm and super breathable

This is the single best technical fleece I've ever owned. The R2 fleece is incredibly warm, but incredibly breathable; because it's so breathable, wind comes right through it, so this is really best as a mid-layer as opposed to outerwear.

This jacket has an athletic fit, and the trim profile makes it very comfortable to layer beneath a shell jacket. Its high-loft fleece is stretchy and comfortable. This jacket also has Polartec Power Stretch panels on the sides for additional breathability and range of motion, and the full zippers makes it easy to vent if the sun decides to peek out.

On a recent January backpacking trip in the Smoky Mountains, I was surprised by a significant winter storm, with temperatures hovering around freezing and several inches of snow falling overnight and throughout my hike. Along the trail, especially in the lower gaps between mountains, it was snowing sideways, with 40mph wind gusts.

At camp in a shelter along the Appalachian Trail, I was toasty and warm in a Patagonia Capilene 3 crew, Patagonia R2 jacket and Marmot Zeus down vest. Back out on the trail, all I had to do was replace the down vest with my Gore-Tex shell, and the same combination of Cap 3 & R2 kept me warm and dry, while breathing so well that I never felt wet or clammy as I slogged through the snow.

It's also worth mentioning how green Patagonia is with most of their products; as of 2011, Patagonia has bumped the recycled content of this piece up to 60%.

If I lost this somehow, I'd buy another immediately. Nothing else in my closet comes close.
Jeff at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 04/04/2011

Ahhmazing!

This is an amazing jacket. When you first pick it up, you will be surprised how light it is and doubt that it will do much, as in work as an insulator. But then, you put it on, and it is as if it is a heated garment. Oh my! I had given my wife a fuzzy hoody made out of similar feeling material and wondered why Patagonia did not make anything so sensuous feeling for men, then this! It not only feels great but it works really well. It is almost too efficient to wear around the house as a sweater and almost too efficient to wear under a soft shell out on a morning bike ride with freezing temperatures. The other wonderful part is the fit! I am 172 lbs. and 6'2" and most Patagonia jackets have been too short in the arms and too short in the torso, as well as too much material in the body. Well, this slim fit got it right, sleeves long enough, torso tight enough and long enough in a Large. I have ordered a second one, because they will probably stop making it, or sell out. As a disclaimer, I have never seen or touched the previous R2 jacket that this one replaces, but this new one makes me glad I waited. Finally, Patagonia recognizes that there are tall people in the market. I had a thermal pro high loft in a large tall from another company, and it was great except the cut was for someone with an eighteen inch neck and a bottom heavy torso. Thanks Patagonia!
goose at Patagonia on 10/22/2010

Superb

unlike any of the other reviewers i aw below i do not wear this for hiking or highly aerobic pursuits on a daily basis, in fact i'm lucky if i wear this hiking more than 2-3 times a year. I do however wear this particular piece 4-5 times a week once fall rolls around our nations capital. Most of the time i am wearing at least a sport coat if not a suit, thus wearing a slim fitting fleece may not seem to most to be a viable option. i have however found this to be invaluable once it gets cold. i am able to wear it under a wool pea coat or trench as determined by the weather and maintain a level of warmth that most surpasses any dress coat i have found. winter mornings bearable and i have yet to make it to the office and find myself sweating in my suit, a remarkable achievement if you ask me. I had to get one a little larger than i would wear with just a t-shirt underneath but it was absolutely worth it. This fleece performs admirably and suffice it to say i would recommend it to anyone looking to stay warm when the thermometer plummets.
kgeast at Patagonia on 07/23/2011

Best piece of gear I've owned!!

I'm 6-1, 185, and I've learned that for tops, the patagonia large fits me perfectly. Other brands I take an xlarge. I started wearing synthetic clothing under a drysuit while kayaking in the 80's, and since then have pretty much tried every brand out there. There's some good stuff by other companies, but patagonia is hand's down, THE BEST in comfort, performance and value in the long run. I just returned my first pair of patagonia capilene that was 20+ years old to be recycled, and I wore them daily at times for years. Having said all that, the regulator series and particularly the R2 is the best piece of gear I've owned. A couple of the less than 5 star reviewers apparently don't get the purpose of this line. It regulates body heat perfectly, almost like a second skin. You can go from 75 degrees to 20 and be comfortable just by adding a shell, like the houdini, whether running, biking, climbing etc. And feel comfortable doing it.
I ran the other night with a wicking T underneath, and just the R2, at night, in the low 30's and it was perfect, prompting me to right this review. Buy one , you won't regret it!
TominPA at Patagonia on 01/26/2012

Mens R2 Fleece top

Bought a size medium even though I wear a size large beause I did not what the extra material sagging in the mid section. Because the jacket stretches this worked just fine. When I wore the jacket initally in the car with the shoulder restraint it shed all over me and the car, so make sure you wash it before wearing it. Nice piece of gear. light , compresses well, good warmth to weight ratio. Did some back packing in the Uncompaghre Wilderness in CO. and noticed the jacket did not compress as well or have the warmth to weight ratio of my Patagonia Down Sweater jacket so did not take it along so save volumn in my pack. Wore it fishing and around town in Lake City, Durango, Silverton and over the Cinnamon and Engineer Passess in Colorado at 12,500 ft MSL had to back it up by putting the Patagonia Down Sweater over the top of it. Wore it while exploring the Canyon parks of Utah (car exploring), jacket performed well. Good piece of gear, good bang for the buck.
JTR1 at Patagonia on 10/15/2012

Very versatile piece

These jackets have already seen LOTS of use (I own two of them). This fleece is cut to be more of a form-fitting piece, so that it can be layered easily under a shell, or on its own as a great-fitting fleece. It works really well when worn over numerous base layers (I have used an IceBreakers 260, and Patagonia Caps 2 and 3). "Slim fit" does NOT mean that it is skin tight... however - for those who think that a t-shirt or any other casual garment (i.e. polo shirt) will fit under it, it likely will not - try something cut more roomy, as the R2 will bunch up sleeves on those garments as it has somewhat narrower sleeves to accomodate layering under something. Bottom line: VERY versatile piece that will serve well as an outer-layer when in high 30's to 50's (deg. F) and no rain and as a layer when it is cold and wet. For sizing purposes, I am 6'0" and 165 with a relatively skinny torso and a medium is the ticket for me.
bluetrout22 at Patagonia on 11/14/2011

Great lightweight fleece

I picked up the R2 to replace an aging Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man (also a GREAT fleece), mainly due to the slightly lighter weight (maybe just mental) and less bulky feel. This jacket has already served well as a light layer under a rain shell or stand alone to knock off the chill. It is NOT windproof, or even wind resistant, so if you want that, check out the R4. Otherwise, this has to be one of the best lightweight full-zip fleeces around.

It layers well, is super soft and comfortable, the colors are always great and it's easy to match other layering pieces in the (R)egulator series with Capilene 2, etc...

Overall, this is a great choice for everything from cruising the sidewalks of your hometown to nailing the final move of your latest boulder project. The ONLY downside is the material around the zippers; It's a bit stiff at first, but in a way, it makes zipping easier since the fabric can't move as much. If you need a solid, mid-weight fleece, this is it.
Lucas at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 10/10/2008

r2

I find myself reaching for this fleece everyday because it is so versatile. Its warmth to weight ratio is awesome. (much better than my army 300 wt fleece) and it layers really well being that its lightweight. I've worn it with a Capilene 3 baselayer, synthetic insulated sweater, and a hardshell down to -20 and I've worn it inside at room temp and have been fine because it is so breathable. It is definitely not windproof but i think thats awesome for an insulating layer. When I'm really working up a sweat I just unzip my shell and the wind cuts right through it cooling me down so i don't have to take off layers. I got the Gecko Green and at first I didn't like it but it's really grown on me. When wearing it as an outerlayer I feel like i'm visible for miles. If I could improve two things on the r2 though, I would make the sleeve cuffs smaller and add drawcords to the waist to seal in the heat.
mdh52 at Patagonia on 02/06/2011

A Versatile Classic

I own the R4, R2 vests, and just picked up a R2 Jacket to use as a midweight insulation layer or a stand-alone on a cool evening. It is a very versatile piece and works great for these uses. It packs down nicely and looks very stylish for wearing out on the town. Note that this is NOT windproof, so bring a hard or softshell in those conditions. For hiking in cool conditions when you just need some warmth, this is perfect. Unlike the R4, which is VERY warm and windproof, this is much more usable. The R4 is only for the coldest temps when used as an insulator. The R2 can be used in temps from 25F up to 50F depending on how active you are and if you are a "hot" or "cold" person. The R4 would be for below 25F. It is soft, colorful, has plenty of pockets, and looks good. This is a classic coat that should be in any serious outdoor enthusiast's closet.
thetrailboss at Patagonia on 05/11/2012

Negative Reviews:

Had Issues?

When I received this jacket I was very happy about the weight and breathability as well as how soft it is. However for some odd reason within a week or so after getting it. It started to fall apart completely. All of a sudden all these holes started forming all over the jacket. I took it back to the patagonia store in Austin TX and after 2 separate trips there I finely found a parking space. Luckily they had my size and I could exchange it. However I did have to choose a different color. The new one seems to be ok so far. I have only had it a week now. Its a bummer though because it went on sale like the day afterwards and of course they wouldn't give me the sale price. Which seemed lame to me. Since I do own an absurd amount of patagonia products.
fisher at Patagonia on 02/18/2012

Doesn't fit the same

Bought this to replace my old R2, which my son is enjoying while trekking in South America. The new jacket looks the same but bunches up at the armpits and is uncomfortable to wear. Not sure what what I'll be doing for a fleece layer as the next size up will be too big in the body.
Blue6 at Patagonia on 02/26/2012

Slim Fit?

The R2 jacket was a dissapointment. I purchased the jacket because it was a slim fit design and intended on wearing it underneath a shell. the jacket was actually baggy and it was too long (I am 6'2"). I am a huge Patagonia fan but this item is a miss.
williev at Patagonia on 10/29/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Yes, but

It is superbly soft and comfortable. The fit is actually quite close to a slim fit. However, these different fabric "pads" is what I don't quite understand. They let the cold wind pass right through--making the jacket way more than just breathable, (I thought the breathable R2 was associated with the "furry" part), but not very practical in many circumstances. These pads also give the jacket a poor fit: the pads in the one I got, (after trying on several), were still baggy and asymmetrical. I don't really believe that they are there to give the jacket more durability in "high wear areas." I don't really see those as high wear areas at all. (Wear it for several days, also while in your sleeping bag and you'll see these arm "pads" begin to stretch an and bag more and more. The return of the all fur--specially around the neck would be great. Otherwise another excellent product from a great company.
Pali at Patagonia on 12/01/2011

extra light weight

As you find with all Pat. gear, beautifull, functional design that performs above the rest under all conditions. Love this superlight Jacket it packs very small, weight of a handkerchief, great for cold snaps when you don't need bulky. Sleeves too long for short people,
johnnyBgood at Patagonia on 10/08/2011

Not a Slim

It is well made, cool looking and soft to the touch. But it is too loosely made. I tried similarly sizied fleeces (small) and they fit tighter. Therefore, the jacket will not retain warmth.
Anonymous at Patagonia on 01/14/2011

size long

I recently puchased an r2 jacket. It looks good feels good and fits very long. Soft as a...
sledge at Patagonia on 02/11/2011