Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket

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Specs

Weight 17.7 oz / 502 g
Shell Fabric 7.5 oz Synchilla® 100% Polyester 1/4" Pile, 86% Recycled
Lining Fabric 100% Polyester Brushed Mesh, Breathable/windproof Barrier
Trim Fabric Supplex® 100% Nylon

Reviews

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It may say retro, but the quality of my most recent…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

It may say retro, but the quality of my most recent purchase (circa '11) is not near the quality of my last couple (circa '00), they just don't last as long, especially at the elbows and pack rub points.

Pros

  • soft
  • cozy
  • no metal at cuffs (snaps, etc.) that interfere with iPads, etc.

Cons

  • wear for hiking use
  • wear at elbows for lounging
  • airflow at pockets (cold) if pockets unzipped

This is a great classic. Although they no longer wear like iron for hiking, they are a great cozy lounger for around camp, or deck and patio lounging.

Classic fit with true to size (up one size from 10 years ago) dries fast, water beads in light showers, not for rain or wet snow, breathes and wicks better than most fleece, not for windy conditions without an additional wind blocking layer.

rated 4.50 of 5 stars All Classic Retro-X Jacket versions

In addition to the 1 women's review above, there are 2 reviews for other versions of the Classic Retro-X Jacket. Read all reviews »

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Patagonia's Classic Retro-X Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

From high-altitude base camps to low-down valley floors, over the years the Retro-X Jacket has logged time in some spectacularly rugged sites. It has a breathable, windproof barrier sandwiched between cozy Synchilla polyester (86% recycled) fleece on the outside and a moisture-wicking, 100% polyester brushed-mesh lining. Quilted Supplex nylon panels over the shoulders and collar stands; spandex binding at cuffs and hem block drafts. Wider back panel at hem creates a more ergonomic fit. A fleece-lined collar and protective wind flap prevent the chill from sneaking in. Y-Joint? sleeves and zippered handwarmer pockets.

- RockCreek

Shield yourself from the raw, barreling winds of Tom Miner Basin with the Retro-X Jacket. It has a breathable, windproof barrier sandwiched between cozy SynchillaAE polyester (86% recycled) fleece on the outside and a moisture-wicking, 100% polyester brushed-mesh lining. SupplexAE nylon panels down the sides and under the sleeves reduce bulk and slim the fit. A fleece-lined collar and protective wind flap prevent the chill from sneaking in. With Y-Jointo sleeves and zippered handwarmer pockets.

- River Sports Outfitters

Whether you are old enough to remember the early fleece or not, the Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket for women is the modern equivalent. Its fuzzy exterior plush may be reminiscent of Patagonia's first fleece products, but inside, this fleece jacket is fully up to date. The windproof lining makes the Classic Retro-X worthy of bitter cold and windy days on the mountain and in town. Quilted Supplex nylon panels run down the sides and sleeves help to reduce bulk and add durability. It's a favorite for the daily commute and, talk about warm, the Retro-X really delivers when worn under your favorite shell for a day of skiing or riding. To top it all off, the Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket for women is made using Synchilla fleece derived from recycled soda bottles, unusable fabric seconds and worn out polyester garments.

- Altrec Outlet

Shovel the driveway and chain up the truck: It's winter with plenty a turn to earn. The Retro-X has a breathable, windproof barrier sandwiched between cozy polyester pile (86% recycled) on the outside and a moisture-wicking, 100% polyester brushed-mesh lining. Supplex® nylon panels down the sides and under the sleeves reduce bulk and slim the fit. With a fleece-lined collar and a protective wind flap to prevent the chill from sneaking in. Y-Joint sleeves and zippered handwarmer pockets. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program. Details Breathable/windproof barrier sandwiched between cozy recycled fleece on the outside and a moisture-wicking brushed polyester mesh lining Y-Joint sleeves Full front zip backed by wind flap Quilted Supplex® nylon panels down the sides of torso, sleeves and collar-stand, reduce bulk Zippered handwarmer pockets lined with a moisture-wicking brushed polyester mesh Nylon spandex at cuffs and hem 7.5-oz Synchilla® polyester (86% recycled) ¼"-pile. Lining: 100% polyester brushed mesh with a breathable/windproof barrier. Trim: Supplex® nylon. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program 502 g (17.7 oz) Made in Mexico. 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. Technology At Patagonia we seek to build the best product and cause no unnecessary harm. That's our mission statement, and it takes many forms. As it applies to making products, we work hard to source materials and use processes that are less harmful to the Earth without compromising quality. Because to us, quality is not only how well a product performs and holds up, but also how it's made.

- Vargo Outdoors