I've always liked fleece garments for the most part but find them not too suitable for windy conditions. And I've not been partial to "hoodies" however after wearing the Retro Pile Fleece Hoody I was elated to see that it actually did cut the cold wind, even the hood. It was all I had with me at the time and it surpassed my expe... Read Morectations and I was smiling throughout my errands !!! I would purchase another one and/or tell someone who's considering another fleece garment that they may be surprised!!
super soft and warm but sheds like a golden retriever
This is a nice cozy jacket but I'm going to return it. It sheds constantly, and worse knowing it's shedding plastic microfibers.... I thought a cold wash/hang dry might help but my t-shirt under the jacket is still covered in fiber, as is the back of the couch after sitting down. I have had many patagonia jackets that I've loved and ... Read Moreused for years, but this isn't one of them...
Thank you for the review on our Retro Pile Fleece Hoody. What you're describing sounds like a warranty issue and we're happy to have our return team do a warranty evaluation, this is not the standard that we hold our products to. While we're evaluating, we recommend checking out the [Women's Los Gatos Hooded Fleece Pullover](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-los-gatos-hooded-fleece-pullover/25245.html?dwvar_25245_color=NGRY&cgid=root) as a cozy alternative that will not excessively shed.
Nice and Cozy
I had been looking for a jacket like this for a while. I love this one because its not too fluffy and a great shape - by that I mean that it is not too form fitting, not curvy. Good length. Hits just below the hip. The hood is super warm and comfy and the zipper pockets really practical. I wear it out to the park in the morning when Im walking the ... Read Moredog. Right now under a heavy coat but as the weather warms up a little, as the outer layer. Washes and dries well also. Love my purchase.
Material is linty
Super cute sweater, I received it as a Christmas gift and I love how it looks, super warm and goes with anything. Im not sure if Im the only one but Theres one thing I dont like about it and its how much lint it leaves on the shirt I wear under, car seatbelt, on the chair I sit etc,. Sometimes I have little balls on the same sweater. I almost feel ... Read Morelike a dog that is shedding and leaving hair everywhere. I have so many Patagonia jackets and sweaters and this is the first one that Ive tried loving but the lint issue is super annoying
Hi Kenia, thanks so much for your review! All fleeces have a tendency to pill but to prevent further 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.
I was disappointed in the fit - the body was very boxy/roomy for a small (I'm usually a S or M) and the sleeves were short. I was eager to have this for the long Michigan winters but I had to return, unfortunately. I'm 5'6" 128 lbs.
Thank you for this valuable feedback on our Women's Retro Pile Fleece Hoody. This hoody is considered a "regular fit". If you were more interested in having a slim fit, we'd recommend checking out [these options](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/womens-fleece?prefn1=fit&prefv1=regular%7Cslim).
Love the fit but...
The bright red is beautiful and I love the fit. However it has 3 major flaws. The stitching is reinforced by a plastic hem that itches and has even left scratches on my arm if worn without a long sleeve underneath. The hood is too small and doesnt fully cover my head. Finally it does pill. If the stitching is fixed, it would be a great jacket. Im s... Read Moreearching for an alternative style.
This hoody is great for running around doing errands, its super cozy and warm. I have short arms and based on sleeve length reviews I ordered a medium and its perfect on sleeves. I wear a long sleeve tshirt underneath and its a little snug on my arms and hips. I am 5'4" and 180lbs.
Teddy bear status
Im in love with this zip up and feel like a giant teddy bear every time I wear it. Its so warm and also breathable and really holds up in the weather. Part of the stitching came undone by the cuff of the sleeve after a few weeks, but I plan on getting it repaired. This thing is super rad.
Lining along with the hood...
This was the first item I disappointed from other Patagonia products I purchased. Im 110-113lbs and 53 and it is roomy for me, and the main reason I had to return this item was the lining along with hood part was over stretched. It was absolutely defective product; the other color I bought for my sister was not like this and it was perfect. She lov... Read Morees it. I believe that the products purchased via online must be double and triple checked before send them to customers.
Wish it didn’t SHED
I love this jacket. But I don’t love the shedding!! I’ve got little fleece balls everywhere. Any thing I wear with this fleece has fleece balls on it. Anything I come into contact with has the fleece balls every where. Is there anything I can do to stop the shedding? It’s perfect except for the shedding?
Hey there! Sorry to hear your Retro Pile Hoody is pilling (when it sheds fabric)! 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 fabric shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help it look brand new again. Hope this helps!
Warm & Cozy
Received this jacket for my birthday and I absolutely love it. It is the first full zip fleece I've owned from Patagonia and I am very happy with it so far. The fleece is incredible soft, I love that the pockets have zippers and I really like the shape/design of the jacket (especially that it can be zipped all the way up without being too tigh... Read Moret around the neck). I generally wear a size Small or sometimes XS in most Patagonia products (I wear XS in Capilene but my Better Sweater is a S and so is my Nano Air Hoody and Nano Puff pullover). When I tried on the S of this fleece it just felt way too big in the mid section so I opted for the XS and it fits great! My only qualm is that the inner lining of one of the pockets ripped on the first day of use (I think it might have been ripped when I bought it since I didn't use the pockets at all one Day 1). I'm not interested in returning it and would happily go get it fixed if I could find a place that would do so - using a duck tape patch for now to prevent the rip from getting bigger and so I can actually use the pocket.
Interchangeable with the 3-1 Jacket!
Bought this for my girlfriend, she loves it. I was delighted to find out that it can be zipped into the 3-1 jackets as well!!! If you want more warmth then the liner puff jacket, you can swap it out for this fleece jacket.. the zipper matches the inner zipper of the 3-1 type of jacket. Really stoked to find that out... great interchangeable design ... Read Moretech! Thank you!
Outrageous Retro Does It Again
My partner has had a retro vest for almost 25 years and said it was the next best thing to sliced bread to keep him warm and stylin'. So, when he offered to buy me the new retro hoodie, how could I refuse? :-) ... I love the softness; I love the warmth; I love the hood: I love the arm movement: I love the color (well, even a polar bear would l... Read Moreove this color); I love the fabric; I love the P quality and guarantee...plus, I love P's dedication to the environment and putting your money where your mouth is...uber congrats, P, you did it again.
I bought this jacket because I had one when I was a kid and remembered loving it and it being super cozy! (very much needed in Canadian winters) I've had it for a little over 6 months now and it unfortunately is not performing as I expected. It sheds like crazy and after washing it only a few times it has pilled and is getting bald spots. I am... Read More in love with the idea of this jacket, but it hasn't performed like I hoped. :(
Hi there, we are sorry to hear that this is not performing as well as you would have hoped. While shedding and pilling can be normal and inevitable with fleece garments, we certainly don't want this causing any dissatisfaction. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this hoody back to us if you'd like.
I am a huge fan of Patagonia and I was really excited for this fleece. The positives are that it's really warm, fits great, and is so comfortable. It's perfect for really chilly days and keeps me warm while walking and hiking, which is exactly what I had hoped for. My disappointment is that it started pilling the first time I wore it, and... Read More after washing it (on gentle and air drying) once and only wearing it a few times, it is pilling so badly and looks like it's 15 years old. It looks worn out already. I haven't had this experience with anything else I've gotten from Patagonia, so I was really surprised.
I purchased this in the red on sale in a Large to motivate myself to get up in the cold, throw it on over a sweatshirt and walk my dog. I'm 5'8" and a 132lbs and could have gone with a medium but I wanted it long, slightly oversized and comfy. It does fit large around the waist and hips so if you are my size and looking for regular f... Read Moreit you may want to go with the medium. The red is a beautiful rich color and has not shed even when wearing it over white. Hope this helps someone. Will be washing cold water delicate cycle and hanging dry.
Cozy and Warm
I do love this hoodie. I have been wearing it since I received it in the mail. I love the color and contrasting color detail. The issues is, after just a few hours of wear, it started to pill and has become matted. The elbows are already worn thin, and I'm worried a hole might emerge. So I'd say the quality is not up to par with my other ... Read MorePatagonia pieces. I do love the lifetime warranty, so if this sucker does get a hole, I'll be sure to bring it back in.
Low Quality Fleece, poor fit for larger sizes
I have a patagonia fleece from 2004 that looks brand new. This fleece jacket was pilling and looked really worn after 2 wears. Almost a year later, I'm disappointed and sending it back because the quality of the fleece is so low, which is really unusual for Patagonia. Also, I find Patagonia is still not great with larger sizes-unless their l... Read Morearger sizes are just meant for tall bigger people. When they grade their pieces, you can tell its done poorly, with large increases across all pattern pieces. It fits my hips but the arms are way too long! Hire more fit models.
We're so sorry to hear about this disappointing experience, Kelly! Your purchase is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee) and we're reaching out to you privately to discuss this option further.
Wanted to love this, but unfortunately it was just too long on me at 5'3". The waistband hit low on my hips, like halfway down my butt, so it was pretty tight, and sizing up wouldn't help with the length issue. The wristbands were also oddly tight! The jacket is super soft though.
We're so sorry to hear the sizing didn't work for you. While we don't have petite sizing out yet, we are working towards making a more inclusive size range for our customers so keep an eye out for that! If you haven't already begun a return or if you're interested in swapping it out for another product, please [reach out](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) to us!
I love Patagonia.
Thank you for the quick delivery. However, one thing that is unfortunate is that I hope the fabric is a little better.
Thanks for your review of the Retro Pile Fleece Hoody. When making products, we keep two very important considerations in mind: quality and environmental impact. We have also begun using more recycled materials which is why the fabric and feel of some items is now different, but still perform well. All our products are backed by our Ironclad Guarantee, so you welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it if you are unsatisfied.
Warm, but sheds.
This sweater is quite nice and warm and comfortable. One exception, since the first wear, it just sheds so much that I haven't use it at all.
Hey there, we appreciate the feedback on our Patagonia Women's Retro Pile Fleece Hoody. We are sorry to hear that you've experienced some shedding issues, all of our Retro Pile jackets are currently under quality review. If you'd like, you are eligible for warranty coverage and return. You can begin the returns process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Wanted to love it!
I loved this hoodie for the first week I had it, but unfortunately it's the only Patagonia item I have ever been disappointed with. I love the bright red and feel of the fabric. But! The fabric still sheds constantly, months later. It has pilled so badly with regular wear that it looks years old and I would never wear it out of the house. I ha... Read Moreve only washed it once and that made the fabric even more nappy and less soft. Finally, the seams down the inside of the arms are scratchy and not comfortable, so I rarely reach for it. Sadly returning because I've tried so hard to love it but can't! Please update the fabric!
HI Rachael, we're sorry to hear about the pilling issues! We recommend washing your fleeces by hand in cool-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. Of course, you are absolutely welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it under warranty if needed.
This is my favorite sweater of all time. Yes after a year it started pilling (this is typical with fleeces), BUT I think it continues to look better with age! Plus, I still get compliments on it all the time. This thing is cozy (and I mean real cozying). Its super warm, soft, and comfy. I wear it constantly for camping, lounging, to/from gym. I... Read More7;m going to buy another one when they are back in stock.
I love all the pockets but the material starting shedding after one wear. I was wearing a backpack and a lot of the material just rubbed off onto my straps. There was also a lot of piling after one-time of wearing. I am very disappointed with this hoody.
Hello Elle. We're sorry to hear about the pilling issues you've been having. Unfortunately, all fleeces have a tendency to pill. We recommend washing your fleeces by hand in cool-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. Of course, you are absolutely welcome to it under warranty if needed.
I bought this hoody because I love high pile retro fleece. Unfortunately I didn't like the fit on me. It was a frumpy unflattering fit. I prefer the fit of the Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket. If you like the baggy fit this would be a great casual wear jacket because it was very soft on the inside.
We are sorry to hear that the fit didn't work out for you in this jacket. If you decide you aren't wanting to keep it because of the fit, please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) that back to us.
Runs way too big and the pilling is BAD
This is a very cute fleece and I was so happy it went on sale in the color I wanted (red). I put it on and I was swimming in it! I wore it around the house and the fleece came off onto everything it touched. I washed it based on Patagonia's recommendation and it still pilled significantly, way too much for the first couple of days of owning it... Read More. The fit is BOXY, super weird. I really wanted to keep it, it is warm and I loved the overall function but I just looked like "honey I shrunk the kids" character in it! I'm 5'2" 98lbs and I'm typically XXS or XS but this one was just beyond acceptable fit! Oh and it's LONG! The jacket covered past my behind. Sadly I had to return it :(. Hopefully the next year's fit will be more reasonable. It's really hard to buy anything online with Patagonia because the fit is almost NEVER consistent anymore. :( Loyally sad customer.
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your fleece shed so much, and that the fit wasn't quite right. We will pass along your feedback to our product team.
I want to start off by saying that I love Patagonia and have bought many things from them. This is the first time I have had a problem. My jacket pills and sheds a ton. Even after washing it, my jacket gets red fibers everywhere. It fits great and is super comfortable, I just hate wearing it because it gets red fluff all over everything!
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your fleece is shedding. We will pass along your feedback to our product team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) the item to us for a full refund.
I received the Molten Lava colourway as a Christmas gift. There are red fuzz balls all over my car, office chair, furniture... this thing leaves a trail of fuzz everywhere I go. Pretty disappointed - loved the colour and the fit of the jacket.
Hi Jessica, we're so sorry to hear that your fleece is shedding. We recommend washing your Retro Pile and drying on low to no heat because this will help curb the shedding. If you still feel unsatisfied with your fleece, please feel free to return under our Ironclad Guarantee, https://www.patagonia.ca/canada-returns.html#searchterm=return.
Comfortable & Pilly
The hoody fits well, is comfortable and good for a variety of activities. I would recommend it highly except that it immediately begins to pill and I'm regularly pulling off pieces that start to dangle. I hope it holds up over the long-haul and doesn't look too ratty after more use.
Hi Elana, thanks for writing us a review! We're sorry to hear that the hoody is already starting to pill. To prevent pilling we typically recommend a machine wash on warm and laying the fleece flat to dry. Also, a sweater stone is a great tool to remove pilling that has already occurred. With that said, if the pilling gets worse and you're not longer happy with the quality you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
I like it but the cut is weird
I bought this to lounge around the house in because we keep our house pretty cold. I bought a size L because I wanted it to be spacious and comfy. It is spacious. So first the things I like. It is double faced so the fleece is nice and thick. I like the hood so you can run outside in cold temperatures to shovel snow and keep the snow off your head.... Read More It is very roomy. But there is a really weird cut to it. There is a seam along the top of my back that is tight, when everything else is loose and spacious. It feels uncomfortable across my back, like there is always something pulling back there. It is especially annoying if I reach forward or up for something. So in some ways I am pleased with the quality, but the cut makes this jacket uncomfortable and not what I was hoping for
Hi Stephanie! Thank you for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear that you found the back seam uncomfortable! If you'd like to [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) this item, you are certainly welcome to do so. A great alternative would be the pullover version of this hoody, the [Women's Retro Pile Fleece Marsupial](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-retro-pile-fleece-marsupial-pullover/22835.html?dwvar_22835_color=NENA&cgid=womens-fleece-casual#tile-12=&start=1&sz=36).
Very warm..very soft..great quality..must have!!
Originally, I ordered a size small since my Patagonia size is usually a small for hoodies, but the straight side seems in this jacket made it a little tight around the hips. The arms were also very fitted (and short), in the small, making it difficult to easily layer a long sleeve shirt underneath. I returned it and bought a medium. I’m thin built,... Read More 5’5” tall and weight about 140lbs. The medium fits perfectly and has a relaxed look with room to layer. The upper part of the jacket does have a slightly boxy shape but this is the style of this jacket considering the cut is very straight. I’ve worn this Patagonia constantly over the past few months and even fell asleep in it a few times on cold nights! So far, I’m very happy!! I’ve noticing some slight pills of fabric along the arms and sides from normal everyday movement and gently pluck them off and carry on! I recommend this jacket to everyone unless the straight cut and slight pilling of fabric bothers you. Honestly, if you don’t choose to own this Patagonia you will be missing out on comfort and warmth ;)
Ultimate comfy and stylish fleece
I love this hoody! I typically wear a Medium in longer tops because of my hips and the Medium fits very well. My only gripe is that the sleeves are a tad short for my long arms, but that is fairly typical for me. The fleece is soft and warm. I love the chestnut color. I will thoroughly enjoy wearing this for years.
Warm, great style, but sheds and clumps
I bought the Pelican colour. It kept my warm throughout my BC road trip in which I encountered sun and snow as I went up and down mountains. I love the look as well and it's very comfortable. The looser fit allows me to layer with my sweaters under it. Unfortunately, from my first wear, the fabric developed little clumps in areas where my slee... Read Moreve rubs on the side of my body. It also sheds onto the car seat, seat belt and the back of my backpack. Basically whenever it runs against something. I can't avoid wearing a seat belt or my arms brushing my body at times so it makes this sweater too delicate to wear in many of my activities. I have to wear it with a shell jacket in order to protect it. Not what I expected from this sweater. I wish I could but wouldn't recommend this sweater.
Sorry to hear about the excessive pilling but we really appreciate the great feedback, Sara! All knit fabrics pill, and an electric fabric shaver can keep the pilling minimal. However, we'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) you [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/topic/0TO1L0000002yyTWAQ/returns-exchanges) it under our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://www.patagonia.com/ironclad-guarantee.html), so don't hesitate to reach out to us.
I usually wear a XS or S in Patagonia, ordered this in an XS. It was very comfortable, warm, a great material, shed a little bit, but unfortunately the fit was too uncomfortable for me to keep it. The length was good, but the bottom of the jacket felt very boxy and large, while the arms were tiny. I didn't mind the boxier fit on the bottom, bu... Read Moret the arms became too difficult. It was hard to get the jacket on or off without having to hold onto, pull on, or rearrange my shirt underneath. Especially wearing a watch, the arms (specifically the forearms) were just too tight and I felt like the arms were pulling on the shoulders and the rest of the jacket. It became a jacket I could not wear with other layers underneath comfortably. The size S had more room in the arms, but still clung to me too tightly, and at that size the boxier bottom was much too large.
We're sad to hear this hoody didn't work out for you! We definitely understand though and appreciate your feedback. Our designs and fits are constantly being revised, and customer's feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes. We hope that we won't disappoint you in the future. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it if you were looking to do so, but haven't already.
Fuzz all over!
Love Patagonia, sadly this Fleece went back. My sister got it for me as a gift last Christmas and I initially LOVED it. Super soft and cozy. The color was white. After wearing I started noticing white fuzz all over EVERYTHING! My seat belt, my jeans, leggings....ALL OVER! I brought into Patagonia Burlington and they sent back to Reno for a credit. ... Read MoreThe credit came for half the original price, but after talking to Patagonia they are making this right for me! They are awesome about customer service, as usual. But I do think this product needs a revamp. Thanks!
Love the color
Love the color so much, super comfy, only downside little red puff balls do come off, as stated in previous reviews, even after washing, can't wear in the car as it covers the seatbelt in puffy red lint balls! Still the color is great so will keep!
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your fleece is shedding. We will pass along your feedback to our product team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) the item to us for a full refund.
Material shed quite a bit.
Material shed quite a bit. I had to wash to reduce shedding onto my pants shirt and car seatbelt. Still shedding after washing. Very warm however wouldn’t recommend
Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the way your hoody is shedding. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Love the blue color and chunky fleece but pretty bummed on the inside seams. Not sure if it's a new material but unless you're wearing long sleeves the inside seam is extremely uncomfortable and distractingly scratchy in the arms and neck. Never had any issues with quality in other products but the seam and major shedding/pilling after 2 ... Read Morewears is a bummer.
Hi CC, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're truly sorry to hear about the disappointment with the hoody. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) it.
Not worth it
Fur is keep going out!!! Everywhere is fur really my black clothes went crazy. I put it in the laundry two times but nothing is changed I don’t know what to do with this..
We are sorry that this jacket is shedding quite a bit. Usually after a couple of washes the excess fleece should come off, but if you are finding this is causing too big of an inconvenience, you are welcome to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) this back to us.
Great, in theory
I was super stoked to receive this in the mail. When it finally arrived, I was both cozy and warm inside of the soft, luxurious fleece this jacket provides. It's really great! As long as you have a 4 foot long torso and tiny arms. I ordered a small, which is usually my size because I'm 5'3 and 135lbs. Needless to say, I was swimming... Read More in this jacket. It was so long that it covered my butt. The shoulders were also oddly broad... I suggest measuring yourself and the jacket before ordering. I will be returning.
Purchased this for my wife and returned it as the fabric shed fuzz everywhere; seatbelts, clothes, hair... it was everywhere! We returned it as we were not confident that there would be much fuzz left when it shed so much after only a week or so of wear. Though it was not the reason for the return she also felt the fit was more generous than antici... Read Morepated.
Sorry to hear the hoody didn't fit well and shed more than is normal. We recommend using a [GUPPYFRIEND](https://www.patagonia.com/product/guppyfriend-washing-bag/GP001.html?dwvar_GP001_color=000&cgid=root&isSearch=true#q=guppy&lang=en_US&start=1) Washing bag for all polyester products, and following our [product care](https://is.gd/u0SeG0) instructions. We're glad you were able to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#) it and we'll be happy to recommend a different item anytime!
Perfect Fall Jacket
I’ve been eyeing the retro pile fleece jackets since last year. I finally got one with a zip front and hood. I love it! It’s been my go too jacket since it arrived. I will definitely use this to layer under my parkas for when the temperature really drops. It’s so cozy. True to size, I’m a full sized 4 and the small fits perfect.
Love it by leaves little
Love it by leaves little fluffs everywhere
Hi Elizabeth, thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! We're sorry to hear about your fleece shedding like that. If it's brand new, we typically recommend giving it it's first wash which will help. If the issue persists or becomes more of an issue you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Great Fleece with a major flaw
This super cozy fleece is almost perfect. Great style and color, but within the first hour of my wearing it started shedding and piling everywhere. I looked down and half of it had come off on my seat belt! I was extremely disappointed because I loved it, but was worried with this much fabric loss in such a short time, that is would last very long ... Read Moreand wind up looking pretty beat up well before it’s time. I sadly wound up returning it.
Inside seam is rough
Love everything about this jacket except that on the right arm the seam is so rough it’s very scratchy and super uncomfortable. Almost unbearable. Maybe I got a just a one off with a weird seam. If you’re wearing long sleeves under it you wouldn’t notice.
Thank you for leaving your feedback, Bernadette! We're sorry to hear that the right arm seam is so uncomfortable. It definitely sounds like this could be a defect in the item. We went ahead and reached out privately to follow up on this.
Only wore the hoodie a
Only wore the hoodie a few times. It is pilling terribly . And lining of the pocket was not stitched with the binding, thus loose. Very disappointed quality, going to return this . And one armhole is stitched terribly, quality control should have caught this!!
Thank you for your feedback, and we are very sorry to hear that this item did not work out for you! I will follow up in a separate private message with return instructions.
I had this in a prior season color, and the fit was AMAZING. I didn’t realize they changed the fit, and I bought it in the new white color. The arms are too short, the fit is boxy and tends to bunch up vs the prior fit. Please please please go back to last year’s fit!!!! It was perfect!
We're sorry to hear this seasons hoody isn't fitting quite right. You're more than welcome to set up a return [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Awesome addition for work
Bought this to go with my nano puffs I wear for work in all sorts of weather. I wear it under nano puff for wetter days and over for colder days. I ordered a small (5' 125lbs) so it falls comfortable over my hips (36"). Washes really well (hang dry only) and I have only noticed pilling under the arms which is to be expected but not bad at... Read More all for this kind of teddy style jacket.
Perfect for over and under Nano Puff
I wear Nano Puffs for working outside in all sorts of weather and this jacket was a nice addition for when the weather is cooler. I wear it under my nano puff for wetter days and over my nano puff for colder days. Washes really well and I like the over sized fit with leggings. I am 5' 125 lbs and bought a small so it falls comfortably around m... Read Morey hips (36").
This is exactly what I was looking for. I ordered this in the Pelican color, size large (my usual Patagonia size), and it fit just as described, less nipped in at the waist. I love how much freedom of movement I have in this fleece. Certainly not as warm or thick as the Retro X, but that’s what I was looking for. Love my Retro X fleeces, but find m... Read Moreovement to be restricted. I found no problem with the length of the arms. They’re just right and I have long arms. Sleeves fall at my wrists. The shoulders are a little more boxy than my other fleeces in size large but not so much that it’s really noticeable. This fleece also isn’t as thick as it appears in the pictures. Feels more airy but I’m into it. For size reference, I’m 5’9” and a size 12. I think if you’re looking for a slimmer fit you’d likely be fine ordering one size down in this, bit if you’re looking for comfort and want to layer and enjoy the benefits of a less nipped cut at the waist, your typical size will be just right.
Soft and comfy
I wanted that “in between” sweater/jacket. This serves the purpose. It’s great for cool days and nights. Fits nicely under a rain jacket for the days that require more protection. The hood fits nicely and does not obstruct vision. The neutral color and style works well with all types of casual and work out clothing.
Beech Brown in Extra Small
I ordered the Beech Brown in my usual size of an extra small. I am Petite, 5'1" with a small frame. The jacket is not meant for Petites, but the sleeves stop at my wrists and the length stops at my hips. The sleeves are not tight, but not too relaxed either. The body of the jacket is described as slim, but it's more relaxed than fitt... Read Moreed. I can wear a light-to-medium weight shirt/sweater underneath without being overly warm. The material is a soft, cozy fleece that's also on the interior and the hood. The zippered pockets are warm and they have room for my iPhone, keys, and other small items. The Beech Brown is a neutral that looks great with skinny jeans/pants, duck boots, Chelsea boots, knee-high boots, and sneakers. My only complaint is that I would've preferred metal zippers especially for the price. I'm happy with jacket and will get lots of use from it!
Fit was not as expected
I am 5’9” and 140lbs and ordered a Medium, since all my other Patagonia jackets and fleeces are Mediums but for whatever reason the sleeves on this hoody are shorter than the sleeves on other fleeces and jackets of the ‘relaxed fit’ category. I’m not sure if that was a feature of this retro style or not.
Fit is HUGE
I was so excited for this as it seemed to be an updated, more relaxed fit from last year’s style. I ordered an xs (my usual size) but when I tried it on I thought it was a mistaken order; it fit like a size medium, felt at least 2 sizes too big, was so huge. Sadly had to return. The fabric is SO soft though! And the navy color is beautiful. Really ... Read Morewanted this to work, was bummed.
Very short arms
I'm usually a small but I ordered this in a M so that I can wear it as a jacket in the fall. The body is really big and the arms are really short. I will be taking this back.
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Fit is off from last year
So I hurried and bought the red color because I bought 3 of these hoodies last season and loved them. But I found that the fit is different from last year. The fit is boxier in the chest/torso area and the horizontal seams across the chest are not flattering. I'm still on the fence whether I will keep it. I bought the small, I'm 5'3&... Read Morequot; and a size 4/6.
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