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Women's Retro Pile Fleece Jacket Reviews

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March 30, 2023

Love It

I absolutely love it. This Retro Pile Jacket is Awesome, it is very soft, comfortable and warm. I highly recommend. The sleeves are a little short, the next time I will size up.

March 29, 2023

This jacket sheds

On the second day of wearing this jacket, I noticed the lint from it was all over the back of my office chair, seat belt in my car and my hair. After the first wash, it gets better but still lint all over. Its a cute jacket but I am pretty disappointed over the shedding situation.

Response from Patagonia
March 30, 2023

We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about the fleece shedding. For fleece product care, we recommend machine wash, gentle cycle in cool to warm water with a mild detergent, no bleach and no fabric softener. Hang or lay flat to air dry naturally and avoid the dryer all together. If dryer is used, select a low heat setting, no fabric softener and remove items as soon as they are dry. A washing bag may be used to minimize shedding while laundering. If you don't find any improvement, please reach out to our Customer Service team as your purchase is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee). Thanks for taking a moment to send us a review, Sophie!

March 27, 2023

Cheap fleece feel and narrow wrists

I am disappointed. I had one of these ages ago that lasted forever and I loved it. I was excited to receive this as a gift but it's a real let-down. The fleece feels cheap, pills easily, and feels like it will get threadbare quickly; very different from other Patagonia fleeces I've had. And the sleeves get so narrow at the ends that I can... Read More't even wear a normal sweatshirt under it even though it's a Large. Feels like you guys dropped the ball on this one.

Response from Patagonia
March 28, 2023

Hey Wendy, thank you for your review. We're very sorry to hear that you are disappointed with this jacket. We're happy to take an item back, even if it's gifted; just note you'd receive a merchandise credit for qualified items. We've emailed you to gather more information. If you have a similar situation in the future, you can begin a return on [this page](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) or return in store if that's more convenient.

March 20, 2023

Size up if youre tall

I normally have to go a size up to accommodate my longer limbs but after looking at the size chart, I thought it might be fine to order the small as opposed to the medium. That was a mistake. Given the fit, I should have ordered 2 sizes up.

March 10, 2023

So cozy

I absolutely love this fleece. So glad I got it. It is perfect for wearing to and from my cycling gym. I sleep in it frequently. My only gripe is that all Patagonia clothes run small in my experience. I am generally a size 10-12 and wear a large typically. I went for the xl for a slightly oversized look and honestly the xl is not oversized. I wish ... Read Morepatagonia offered more sizes.

March 2, 2023


Warm and cozy!

March 2, 2023

Very warm and cozy

I love this jacket! Its cozy and warm and the pockets and size are perfect.

March 1, 2023


This is super cozy and I love the longer style to keep my lower back warm. Not warm enough for outdoor winter wear in Wisconsin, but great inside our cool home. Should be good for early spring and fall outside wear.

February 26, 2023

Love the jacket and fit.

Love the jacket and fit. However it is shedding lint like crazy after a couple of wears. It adheres to my seat belt and consequently gets on other clothing. Should I try washing it to maybe help? Any advice would be appreciated!

Response from Patagonia
March 3, 2023

Hi Deborah, thank you for submitting this review. A certain amount of shedding is normal with this kind of fleece, and often is reduced after laundering it in cool water, gentle cycle, and drying it on low. If it continues to shed excessively we'd consider that a warranty issue, and you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it if you wish.

February 21, 2023

Perfect Overall Fleece

I wanted an oversized, cozy, and around-the-house fleece that I could wear hiking but wasn't technical. This is perfect. It's very warm, it's comfortable, and the fit is what I was looking for -- not form fitted and I ordered a size up from what I usually wear.

February 20, 2023

Perfect Jacket!

The perfect zip-up jacket and fits great!

February 18, 2023


Love the color (Shroom Taupe) and warmth this fleece jacket provides. I can still wear another shirt or sweater inside and still feels comfy.

February 17, 2023

Super soft

This fleece jacket is so soft and warm I feel like I am wrapped around a blanket all day. I bought two in different colors. Love this jacket

February 17, 2023

Cute and warm

Love this jacket but wish I could change 2 things. The small looked too big on me and the XS fits perfectly except the arms are just a little too short. I also wish the pockets were bigger - its hard to fit my phone in a pocket. That being said - I wear it all the time and get compliments on it!

February 15, 2023


This looked good in the store so I bought, but after the first wear, it looked pretty frumpy and unflattering.

Response from Patagonia
February 22, 2023

Hi Katherine! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear that you've found the jacket to be unflattering. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).

February 14, 2023


This jacket is warm and cozy! Its not too tight so you can wear a shirt underneath.

February 10, 2023

Strange very tight arms

The arms were so weird! Incredible tight going over my wrists and forearms. The length was also short. Nothing about this was flattering. I was so disappointed because I loved the material. I had to return.

February 9, 2023

Super soft

This sweater is so beautiful and comfortable!!

February 9, 2023

Love this jacket. Great color

Love this jacket. Great color & fit.

February 9, 2023

Warm and comfy

Love the color (id call it cornflower blue). It is a bit big for my size but still keeps me warm and cozy while I sit at my desk and work. Not all that great in the wind.

February 8, 2023

Warm and Wonderful Jacket

I was seeking a jacket that would be comfortable to wear with jeans when I walk with my dog. This jacket is perfect -- comfortable while also being very attractive. It fits snuggly enough to be warm even on windy days, and it also allows plenty of movement. I love the color (something I would call dusty blue), and I am very pleased with it.

January 31, 2023

Love the color

Great jacket for winter in a warm climate. Fits true to size (size 8, 36DDD chest).

January 30, 2023

Confused about the function

These are a bit thin so I don't find them to be warm. The forearm runs small, it would be hard to stuff any thick layers underneath, maybe a thermal shirt? Overall just kind of confused bc I have other fleece jackets that can be warm on its own, while this one has to be layered and can't really be worn as an outside jacket, other than whe... Read Moren it's warm, when it wouldn't make sense to wear fleece

Response from Patagonia
February 7, 2023

Hi Connie, we're sorry to hear that the Retro Pile Fleece Jacket didn't meet your expectations concerning warmth. If you're looking for a warmer fleece, please take a look at our [Women's Los Gatos Fleece Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-los-gatos-fleece-jacket/25212.html?dwvar_25212_color=BCW). It's warm, versatile and can be worn alone or layered with a jacket.

January 30, 2023

Attractive and warm

Stylish, warm and not too bulky. Love it!

January 24, 2023

Great material, slightly weird fit

I love the retro pile and was excited to get the full zip, so I got my normal XS. The zip fit is just fine, but the sleeves are pretty short for an XS, and the shoulders are weirdly pointy. I noticed it when I first tried it on, but figured it would go away after a few wears and they have not at all, regardless of how much you pull the sleeves or p... Read Moreush down the points. Someone else mentioned the same issue and that they simply returned theirs, but at this point I just would like to fix it without having to try to iron them down :(

Response from Patagonia
January 31, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are incredibly sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with the odd shaped shoulders. If you have not laundered your jacket, we would recommend trying that first, as this may help with reshaping! To wash this jacket, we would recommend machine washing in cold water with light detergent and then machine drying on low-to-no heat. If this still does not work, you can try to steam the shoulders while molding them back into the correct shape. This will help avoid any damage that an iron could potentially make as we highly do not recommend using an iron on this product. Hopefully this helps!

January 21, 2023

Great for everything

The arms are a little short, but I myself am short, so it doesn't bother me in the least. I wear it for everything. While teaching, stepping outside for errands, or outside activities like hiking. Its so soft and fits well. My favorite item in my closet.

January 17, 2023

so cute

lovely sweater, my first patagonia product ever. such a nice brand, and customer service was very helpful. will be buying more patagonia in the future

January 7, 2023

Cute Style and Fit

Got this for my wife for Christmas and she absolutely adores it. Fit and colorway are perfect, she'll be getting tons of mileage out of this sweater.

January 4, 2023

Sleeves are quite short for a normal body shape.

I love everything about my new Retro Pile Jacket except the sleeve length. I sized up from my regular size medium for jackets to a large because most Patagonia items seem to run small. I was right on the money with the body of the jacket but the sleeves were strangely still too short. When I am driving I can feel the pull on the fabric between my s... Read Morehoulder blades and can see how the sleeves ride up past my watch band. A nice comfy jacket but would definitely prefer longer sleeves.

Response from Patagonia
January 12, 2023

Hey Lindsay, thanks for the review. We appreciate the feedback on the sleeves, we'll share your thoughts with the product team. We're glad that you're overall happy with the fleece, but if you change your mind you're welcome to start a return [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).

December 29, 2022

not quite right

I bought this after wearing and loving the hooded-jacket version from 2 years prior. This one fits much smaller than the first. It's a more slim fit, which is kind of ok, but the shoulders weren't right. They were stuck pointed up as though the product was on a hanger. I wore it around my home to try to ease them down but they were sticki... Read Moreng straight up. I returned and not sure if I will try again - maybe it was a one-off issue.

December 26, 2022

Excellent Choice

Just a great choice

December 23, 2022

Soft, great color

I love this jacket! Have always wanted a full zip from Patagonia. Very warm, great pockets. Good fit. Would definitely recommend.

December 20, 2022

Great but too thin

I love everything about it, the shoulder design, the collar, the zippers and pockets. I wish the fleece were a bit thicker.

December 12, 2022

Super Warm and Cosy

I live in Texas and this jacket is super warm and cosy. I can get by without another layer inside this jacket if I want to unless the temp dips into the 40s. Pairs beautifully with jeans.

December 12, 2022

Disappointed in quality

I was very excited for this jacket but the fit is terrible. Its pilling & the sleeves are itchy. There is plastic in the seams that irritate my arms if I wear short sleeves. It runs large. I usually wear a medium in Patagonia & I almost think I could wear an extra small comfortably. I look frumpy in it. A big price for a sad customer.

Response from Patagonia
December 16, 2022

Hello Amanda, thank you for the review. We certainly do not want you holding onto this fleece if you're unsatisfied. You're welcome to begin a return on [this page](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). If you're interested in trying something different we recommend the Women's Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket.

November 28, 2022

great gift

got this jacket for my grand daughter for her birthday, she love it

November 28, 2022

Cute but questionable quality.

Cute jacket but it's only been around a month and already piling/shedding with casually wear once or twice a week.

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2022

Hey Grace, thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear of the premature wear on your new fleece jacket! If you think you might have a warranty issue on your hands, you're welcome to connect with our [customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) so we could review all options with you.

November 19, 2022

Love this jacket!

Perfect jacket for winter walks/runs/errands. I love that the pickets zip and its so soft and warm. I want another color

November 15, 2022

Terrible fit and quality

This jacket is probably the worst product I have ever purchased from Patagonia. The fit was boxy. Very strange. When I zipped it up all the way the zipper was super scratchy so I wasn't ever able to wear it zipped up all the way. After having it for 4 months it started falling apart in the wash. I normally LOVE Patagonia, but I really do NOT r... Read Moreecommend this jacket at all. I got some in store credit so I will be giving a different similar jacket a try.

Response from Patagonia
November 23, 2022

Hello April, thank you for the review. We're very sorry to hear that this jacket didn't work out for you, but we're glad you put our warranty to use and now have a credit to use on another item. You might find the [Women's Divided Sky Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-divided-sky-jacket/25930.html?dwvar_25930_color=CNBR&cgid=root) to be a good alternative.

November 15, 2022

Love it so much, I have it in several colors.

Warm jacket, fits true to size, and is the perfect piece to have in your closet.

November 13, 2022

Nice, but neck is too tight

This is a nice jacket all around, except the neck was too tight when zipped up.

November 8, 2022

Cozy but

This jacket is so cozy and comfortable! Keeps you warm too. Only but is that after the third wash it has started to shed

November 5, 2022

Love the color and style.

Love the color and style. Very warm. Stylish!

November 2, 2022

Odd fit

I really wanted to like this jacket. Unzipped, the jacket hangs ok. But zipped up, the fabric seems to fight the pocket zippers. Above the chest pocket, the fabric bulges out on both sides into the armpit and sleeve. The fabric above the hand warmer pockets bulges and the side seaming takes on a bulbous shape. The back yoke seam is easily felt and ... Read Moreconstraining, even for an easy reach like turning on the kitchen faucet. I have to wonder why its there. And I wish it was a little thicker and warmer.

October 30, 2022

The fit of this fleece

The fit of this fleece is strange. Its very large in the shoulders and has way too much fabric around the middle. Ive tried two sizes and just looks lumpy. Ive also tried the Synchilla fleece, which had an even worse effect- a very tight elastic at the waist cinches it around your waist while the shoulder and arms are huge, with tons of extra fabri... Read Morec. Im not sure what style Patagonia is going for, but many women have narrowish shoulders and wider hips, not the other way around. I have returned three fleeces and will keep trying

Response from Patagonia
November 3, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We also want to extend our sincere apologies about the fit issues you've encountered, which ultimately led to the return of your products. Please know you are more than welcome to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*3xese3*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY2NzQ5Njk0My4xNDYuMS4xNjY3NDk3ODcyLjAuMC4w) with any questions or concerns and we will be more than happy to help.

October 26, 2022

So cute!!

Just got this jacket, I’m quite petite but I wanted an oversized fit so I got the L whereas an S is my usual size. It’s a great length and I can wear layers underneath and be extra toasty. The white and blue is absolutely beautiful and it’s so soft. Hoping the shoulders relax a bit over time but so far no complaints!

October 17, 2022

I didnt like this fleece

I didnt like this fleece because it was too long for me and I like them when they mold easily to the body. I found it a bit stiff . Loved the color and style but was not a good fit for me for the reasons mentioned above.

October 4, 2022

Excellent quality

The best fleece on the market. Great for my fall hikes! Very warm and I like the very durable zipper.

September 29, 2022

Good Fit - Quality not as good over time

Love the fit of this fleece and that it is not too fitted. The slim fit styles seem to be pretty tight for me so I appreciated the regular fit. Really cozy. This fleece did start pilling right away though and the elastic is coming away at the wrists even though I only used it for casual wear (sitting at my desk at home) and have had it for 1 year.... Read More

August 15, 2022

Super cozy!

This was a present for my sister, she says its super comfortable, cozy and warm. Perfect for everyday wear.

August 9, 2022

Cozy Fleece Jacket

The fabric is wonderfully cozy and comfy. The colors are great, especially the yellow zip pulls. And, there is the essential zippered pocket on the left breast, as well as at the left and right waist. My only negative is that the shoulders/shoulder seams are oddly wide. Really W-I-D-E. I thought about returning it for this single reason, but every... Read Morething else was so great I decided to keep it.

May 18, 2022

Mom loved her Mothers Day gift

I got the jacket for my mom based mostly on the color. She loves the color and the feel of the jacket. She shows it off when she can and is a little bummed its getting warm so she cant wear it as much

May 14, 2022

So cozy!

Light, soft and super cozy. Great everyday jacket!

May 13, 2022

Great jacket!

This jacket is great. It is comfortable and a wonderful layer when its chilly outside. Im looking forward to wearing it often in the cold weather.

April 30, 2022

Lumpy looking

This jacket has an odd fit. There is a seam which runs above the bust line and caused a funny looking bulge near each arm pit. Very boxy in the shoulders and too snug under the arms. Pretty unflattering on me overall so I've returned it.

Response from Patagonia
May 3, 2022

We're sorry to hear that the fit on this jacket was disappointing and we appreciate your feedback. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team with questions about fit, sizing and measurements of any of our other [fleece jackets](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/womens-fleece). We'll be happy to help!

April 12, 2022

Very Comfy

I love this jacket, perfect to wear over a turtleneck. I debated over a large or med because a lot of times for me tops are tight across the shoulders I went with the Med and the fit is great. I rember the first time pile fleece came out thanks for bringing it back.

April 4, 2022

Cozy and cute

Cozy enough to enjoy at home but tailored and nice enough to wear out and about. I wear it as a coat and also as a sweater at home or at work.

March 19, 2022

Very Comfortable

In the early morning hours the temperature is still very brisk this time of year - in the 30s. I reach for my Pile Jacket and head out the door, I like how soft it is and yet how warm it keeps me on my leisure walks. Its comfortable when sitting around a campfire in the early morning hours or later on in the evening. I like this jacket, its appropr... Read Moreiate for all situations: fancy shopping uptown or having coffee at the local gas pump, Id recommend this product to anyone. Siti

March 19, 2022

Bit of an odd fit

Love the pink color, very unique and beautiful in person. However, the shoulders are a bit boxy and the length is a bit too long. Great quality as usual though.

March 15, 2022


Everyone complimented me on the color (pink), its not very thick which I like

March 6, 2022

Cozy cute

I needed to update my fleece. I tend to buy the more colorful versions of things (done with all black), but then I tire of them and want (not need) a new one. I'm challenged with fit - my large nanos are too small and fleeces run big, but I forget which when ordering. Regardless, this is comfy and cute!

March 3, 2022

Fits large

I purchased an xl as I already own 5 or 6 other Patagonia jackets/tops and all are xl. This fit like a mans jacket, huge in the body and broad in the shoulders. I can't wear it--gave it to my husband. Please be consistent in your sizing.

Response from Patagonia
March 10, 2022

Hello Jen! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that you found the sizing to be so inconsistent with this item. We truly appreciate this feedback as its crucial to improving products for future seasons. We'll share this with our design crew.

February 23, 2022

Warm, not super warm ... perfect for now in NY spring ...

Perfect ... love the color, softness, fit ... re-made I believe ... many thanks ... also love when my clothes do not end up in a landfill ... would like to pass on to needy people when time comes ?

February 16, 2022

Absolutely lovely !

Got this retro fleese for a Christmas gift this year from my kids & I love it ! Perfect color (rose) & perfect fit. Cozy sherpa material. I live in Michigan where the cold winter can be brutal. So I wouldn't recommend this jacket for below freezing weather because it tends to be on the thinner side. But still keeps me plenty warm.

February 13, 2022

Very warm and comfortable

Warm but I thought this was the heavier fleece I purchased over 20 years ago

February 11, 2022

Sleeves for a giant

58, approx 150 lbs. I ordered large because I dont like snug clothes and wanted to be able to wear something with bulk underneath. The body fit was fine but the sleeves are way too long, shoulders are droopy. Not sure who this would fit. Otherwise very nice jacket.

Response from Patagonia
February 14, 2022

Hi Sarah, thank you for sharing your experience with the Retro Pile Fleece Jacket. We're sorry to hear the fit wasn't wasn't what you needed! You always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) anything that doesn’t work out for you, and if you'd ever like to get specific measurements for a garment our Customer Service Team will be happy to help!

February 10, 2022


Love it, wearing it everywhere!

February 9, 2022

Perfect gift!

I got this as a gift for a family member. She could not have been more thrilled and it was perfect! She loves it and continues to wear regularly.

February 2, 2022


This jacket so warm and so comfortable, so lightweight. And color is fabulous. Fit well, close my but, not tight, not itchy. Just in love.

January 27, 2022


Absolutely love this color! I probably could have ordered a medium but didnt want the fit to be too snug. This is super warm and cozy. My only complaint is that I dont like the feel of the insides of the pockets. Wish they were lined with a more tactile friendly fabric. But otherwise, very happy with this jacket!

Response from Patagonia
January 28, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to provide some valuable feedback on the fit, fabric and features of our Retro Pile, Rene!

January 26, 2022

Cozy and good looy

This jacket is true to size. I love it. It is cozy for weather 40 to 60°. It looks sharp too!

January 26, 2022

Inaccurate Measurements

I spent a number of chat visits asking what the length of this was. I was repeatedly told 27 3/4 or so inches. I dont recall the exact number. When it arrived it measured almost 32 inches long, with sleeves proportional. I called to inquire and learned that customer service did not include the collar of an additional 3 inches. This needs to be addr... Read Moreessed for future inquiries, please.

Response from Patagonia
January 27, 2022

Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time to share this review. We're so sorry the length of that jacket wasn't right for you; thank you for reaching out to Customer Service to return it. The length of our jackets is measured from the neck seam to the bottom, for both the front and back measurements, and do not include the collar. We hope we can help you find something that will work better for you in the future!

January 26, 2022

Super comfy

Everything about it, I just love. Very comfortable and easy to maneuver around the house while doing chores.

January 24, 2022

Warm and cozy!

Love this jacket! Normally Im a large but I got an extra large so I could fit a hoodie underneath :)

January 17, 2022

Great look

Love the blue accents with the cream fleece. Fit is good and perfect layer when I visit family in San Fran.

January 16, 2022

fleece jacket

love the jacket but the sleeves have a tight fit near the lower arm.

January 9, 2022

10 out of 10 gift

Love the color scheme. Super soft. Wonderful. Why Im a Patagonia customer for life.

January 5, 2022

Too big

Purchased this as a gift for my wife and it was way to big so she returned it for a refund. She usually fits a Large Patagonia and should have ordered a medium. Great quality and delivery otherwise I would have given it 5 stars!

January 4, 2022

A Merry Christmas Gift :-)

My wife loved it & your customer service is unrivaled by any other company in the industry. You set the bar as high as high can get. Bravo Patagonia. I salute you.

December 17, 2021

Lint everywhere

Even after I washed the jacket as per the care instruction, the lint comes off and sticks to everywhere - my pants, hair, seat belt, etc. Now I'm wondering if it's a defect or it's just mine only.

Response from Patagonia
December 17, 2021

Hello Joanne, thank you so much for writing a review and we are very sorry about the experience you are having with it. Shedding is something that does happen with fleece items, but this does not sound like a normal shedding problem. Please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team so we can get you taken care of!

December 5, 2021

Warm and fuzzy

A terrific, comfortable jacket, that has received great compliments. I selected one size too large so that I can wear a sweater underneath and will wear it almost all winter.

November 30, 2021

Nicer on the hanger than on

I loved how this fleece looks but was disappointed by the fit and lack of lining inside. The fit was too long and the shape is very boxy something about the shape of it didn't feel right. I ended up returning it and getting the Retro Fleece which had a more structured shape.

November 12, 2021

I wanted to love this

I believe in Patagonia’s mission and I was so excited to get on board but this jacket just looks so terrible after only a few months of wear. I washed as per the instructions so I’m not sure why it’s looking so worn.

Response from Patagonia
November 18, 2021

Hi Anna! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the way the fleece has started to look after a few months. We don't expect our clothing to wear out so quickly so we'd consider this a warranty issue. We've reached out to you directly with return assistance!

November 12, 2021

Soft Warm Hug Jacket and Handsome Too

People have commented that this jacket has an odd fit. It reminds me of the fit of the Micro Puff jacket with a tight elastic at the hips and a little puffy in the chest. I would like it better if the fit were trim and shapely like the Nano Puff jacket. Nevertheless, slightly odd fit and all, I love it! It is soft and warm and handsome. I got the N... Read Moreatural color.

November 3, 2021

So soft and cozy

This fleece is luxurious. Its so soft on both the inside and out. I love the gray color. My only complaint is that I wish the bottom was an inch or so wider - its a bit more snug around my hips than I would prefer. But it keeps me perfectly warm and cozy and works wonderfully under my rain jacket.

November 2, 2021

A go-to for warmth

Though a bit big for a size-small, it is warm, doesn't constrict movement and perfect for casual wear

November 2, 2021


The size fit fine. However the jacket piles, sheds & you can see the weave of the fabric in the many bald spots on this jacket. I bought this jacket last January 2021 & I cant wear it at all. It looks horrible. A lot of money for something that is 100% unwearable.

October 24, 2021

Too big

I returned it because it was just too big--shoulders, torso, length--everything. I have worn Patagonia fleeces for years, always a medium. This is the first I've ever returned.

Response from Patagonia
November 2, 2021

Thanks for the feedback on the fit Alice. We're sorry it didn't work for you. This is a regular fit so it does run a bit more roomy than our slim fit fleeces.

September 29, 2021

Thin and piles- Not worth the Price tag

This is not up to the standard of quality I expect from Patagonia. It's a cute style so I fell for it, but it's paper thin, the wind cuts right through it. And it piles and sheds so easily- my seatbelt was covered in white fuzz from this "fleece." Don't bother.

Response from Patagonia
October 7, 2021

Hi Lauren, we're very sorry to hear about your experience with the Patagonia Women's Retro Pile Fleece Jacket. If you're looking for something with more wind-resistance and hardier for cold climates, try taking a look at our Women's Classic Retro-X® Fleece Jacket. It has a windproof barrier and it's moisture wicking. Of course, if you are not pleased with the performance of your Retro Pile you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a return or exchange, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.

August 10, 2021

Gorgeous color, super cozy, not a great fit

I really, really wanted to love this jacket. The color (rosebud) is gorgeous, the fleece is cozy, but the fit is just a little bit too sloppy for me. I always wear M in Patagonia, and if anything I normally size up. But with this jacket I'd need to go with a small to get the right fit for me.

Response from Patagonia
August 11, 2021

Hi Katie! If you're not pleased with the fit, feel free to begin a free exchange here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.

June 29, 2021

Super cozy

I tried it on for size, it was close to 85 degrees and I really didnt want to take it off. Incredibly cozy! Styling is classic, nice pockets, the navy was great. I was also want to say kudos to Patagonias customer service. I had been given another item for Mothers Day and it took a while to find the right thing, but they came through with flying... Read More colors. Awesome guys! Cant wait to buy more Patagonia stuff.

April 19, 2021

So comfy and warm

I'm one of those people that always runs between a medium and a large, so I decided to go for a large so I could wear it over thicker sweaters or other long sleeve shirts. It is a little on the bigger side, but it is just so warm and comfy that I don't even regret it. It's one of my new favorite jackets!

March 23, 2021

So comfortable

The perfect jacket for chilly weather. Very happy with this purchase.

March 19, 2021


I enjoy hikes. Last hike I froze. I wanted something to keep me warm in all types of weather.

March 19, 2021

Light weight yet warm

I have no complaints. I wear this jacket daily.

March 9, 2021


Lovely, cozy material. Kind of a boxy fit, particularly in the shoulders. If one is petite, like me, then it will be a bit long, hitting below the hips.

March 9, 2021


Very comfortable and looks classic

February 27, 2021

Very comfortable for winter season

Bought this for my wife for Valentines Day. Shes 56 and it fits her perfectly. She loves wearing it to work.

February 26, 2021

Great fabric, WEIRD fit

I wanted to love this so badly but its just such an awkward unflattering fit. It was too long and also too tight. It would have kept me warm but I wouldnt have reached for it often, so it went back. I spoke to Patagonia and they told me they are revamping fits for women, so Im hopeful they have discovered that some of us are athletic and not 510 an... Read Mored built like a wisp haha. As always - quality, customer service and mission get 5 stars!

February 22, 2021

Very comfortable

I bought this jacket to wear at work. It fits well and keeps me cozy. It is surprisingly warm and very comfortable!

February 22, 2021

Very warm

I live in Alaska and this keeps me pretty warm in sub-zero temps. Some downfalls: the fluff started falling out the first day I started wearing it. This jacket also runs much larger for Patagonia, I own and wear multiple Patagonia jackets and vests all size M, and this is the only jacket that is so big I have to wear a sweatshirt underneath. I trie... Read Mored on my friend's Patagonia size L jacket that is not the retro pile and it feels similar. Runs very big, fluff falls out very easily, otherwise very warm. My first minor disappointment with Patagonia.

February 19, 2021

Love this jacket.

Jacket is warm for 40 degrees and up. Looks nice on, super soft material. Love this jacket.

February 14, 2021

Not up to standard Patagonia

I Love Patagonia and have been wearing the gear for over 20 years! This jacket however has already started to fuzz/pill on the forearms. The cut is a bit tight in the armpits and the wrist on one side has already pulled on a side zipper...this has never happened to my Patagonia gear let alone the first week of wearing it.

Response from Patagonia
March 5, 2021

Hello Risa, we're sorry to hear about the issues you've had with your fleece! To prevent pilling, we recommend washing it either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get upbraided. To remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help it look brand new again. Of course, if you are not pleased with the performance of your fleece, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a [warranty return or a free repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).

February 9, 2021


I love it! It's exactly what I needed for those chilly days and the navy color goes with everything.

February 5, 2021

Perfect for coastal SoCal winter chill

I love the fleece weight and the fit on this jacket. The color is really nice too. I'm 5'4 so appreciate when jackets aren't too long. This one isn't so short that it rides up, which is great. Not a 5-star review as I'm having a problem with the shedding. I've washed it a couple times now and keep hoping this will help... Read More contain the shedding, which I feel is a bit excessive. I've never had a this kind of issue (shedding) with Patagonia or Polartec fleece. Not sure what's going on, but am leaving a bit of a fleece trail wherever I go.

February 3, 2021

Cozy and warm

I love this jacket! It's way warmer than I had anticipated and often wear it running errands (I love in MN for reference). It's extremely cozy and has the perfect relaxed fit.

February 1, 2021

Super Warm!

I love my fleece.

February 1, 2021

Fun sweater for on the run

Comfy and warm. I mainly wear it as a light sweater for casual use but have used it skiing. It is a little bigger for a S in Patagonia sizing but not overly.

January 28, 2021

Feels like a warm hug

This sweater is great. Not too fluffy, washes well and wears even better. I would recommend it to anyone who lives in a mildly cold area during winter. Im in Ca. And I am totally warm in this sweater!

January 27, 2021

Great material, but fit was a little off

The material is extremely thick and soft which provides a lot of warmth. I initially ordered the small, which fit well everywhere except for across my back. There is a seam across the shoulder blades that felt tight so I returned it for a medium. The medium fits better across the back but now is a little big and sloppier looking everywhere else. Di... Read Moresappointed with the overall fit, but will keep to wear to keep warm in my cold house.

January 26, 2021



January 25, 2021

Warm and comfortable.

Nice and warm and cozy feel. Nice indoors and out depending on the temperature.

January 25, 2021

Perfect jacket!

I love this jacket! Very comfortable, very warm, quality made!

January 22, 2021

Perfect warm layer

Super warm and cute. Nice easy layer for errands or outdoor activities.

January 20, 2021

Great quality, runs small!

Love it! I bought the jacket hoping for it to be a bit oversized but was surprised by how short the sleeves were. I'm a lanky 5'8" so maybe i just have weirdly long arms LOL. It's great quality and super cozy, but if you want it oversized... size up! :)

January 19, 2021

This is the best product I ever buy

Love this jacket

January 12, 2021

Super warm

Super light and warm, love it!!

January 6, 2021

Cute & comfy

Fits well with enough room to layer underneath

January 5, 2021

Super warm

Mom wearing it happily around the house and when she goes out. Sizing was accurate. She is normally M and a M fit perfectly

January 4, 2021

Everyday cozy

Christmas present for my wife who is always chilly, indoors and out. I got it large for extra coziness, but it runs true to size and is doing its duty keeping her warm

January 3, 2021

Comfy jacket

I love this jacket. It does keep me warm and very comfortable. I'm 5"5 and 120 lbs and the jacket has room to wear a sweater underneath.

December 27, 2020

Soft and warm

Initially bought a large bc of my thick waist, but sized down and its perfect. I love the navy. I want to wear it every day, so Ill probably need another. ;)

December 25, 2020

Sheds like crazy

I wanted an "everyday" casual fleece but the Retro Pile Fleece is not it. Mine is the nice burgundy color. Wore it while cooking a holiday dinner and had to rescue little red puffs of fleece from the counter top and dishes. Not good. So disappointed because I have wonderful Patagonia clothing, and admire the company.

Response from Patagonia
February 5, 2021

Hi there, we're so sorry to hear about the shedding you've experienced with this jacket. Normally after a few wears and washes, this will stop happening, but please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this back to us if it doesn't.

December 23, 2020

Comfy & super warm

My boyfriend got me this jacket for Christmas. At first I was oh its cute but its thin didnt think of it anything special. I wore it to the city & mind you its winter time where I live , roughly around 30 degrees and I was so SURPRISED how WARN it kept me without having any layers under! Id say 10/10 for this sweater!! DEF OBSESSED!!!

December 11, 2020

Every Dang Day

Its soft, cozy, durable, and always feels appropriate for work, chillin, errands, etc.

December 8, 2020

Comfortable and warm

Beautiful jacket

December 3, 2020

Needs more room in upper body

I wear this jacket more than my other jackets. But I do wish the tailoring featured Ragland sleeves instead of the set in sleeves. It would be a more comfortable jacket for me.

November 28, 2020

Warm and Fuzzy

Love everything about this fleece! It is very warm and light. Highly recommend it for everyday use.

November 19, 2020

very warm

I live in California and the weather is not that cold. This jacket I purchase is very comfortable and very Cozy. I like it a lot.

October 30, 2020

Warm Light and Cozy Transition Jacket

This is a great transition weather jacket. Its warm, light, and super comfortable. I normally wear a small but bought the medium so I can wear a sweater inside. Love the burgundy color for fall.

October 20, 2020

Perfect Fall Jacket

This is a perfect fall jacket if you are looking for warm and light. The burgundy color is lovely. Its like wearing a warm blanket around town. I bought it in Medium (I usually wear a small) so I can wear a light sweater underneath.

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