Patagonia R2 Vest

1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Weight 8.6 oz / 244 g
Body Fabric 6.1 oz Polartec® Thermal Pro® 97% Polyester, 64% Recycled / 3% Spandex
Side Panels 6.6 oz Polartec Power Stretch® 88% Polyester, 60% Recycled / 12% Spandex



INDISPENSIBLE! Super warm, great fit, amazing moisture…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: R2 polartec polyester fleece
Price Paid: $60

INDISPENSIBLE! Super warm, great fit, amazing moisture transfer, and really light and compressible. The R2 fabric is really versatile. Granted, it's not windproof, but under a shell, or on light-wind days, R2 is awesome.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Patagonia's Men's R2 Vest page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

As every mountain minimalist knows, little can match the weight-to-redemption value of high-loft core warmth. Our dialed and refined R2AE fabric (PolartecAE Thermal ProAE) is supremely warm, with great stretch and a soft hand, while being incredibly compressible, breathable and light. The short-sheared but high-loft polyester face has a smooth appearance and insulates especially well underneath a shell; its directional knit wicks superbly, speeding dry times. Superbreathable, warm stretch panels (Polartec Power StretchAE) along the sides allow for a close, mobile fit. With a softly lined inner collar and chin flap for skin comfort, offset shoulder seams to stay clear of pack straps and zippered handwarmer pockets.

- River Sports Outfitters refers to the men's version

The Patagonia Men's R2 Vest provides lightweight core warmth for hiking, climbing, backpacking, and other backcountry pursuits, and it doesn't take up a lot of room in your pack. Patagonia made this vest from stretchy fleece fabric so you can move freely up the climbing route or down the scree-strewn trail. This breathable fabric wicks perspiration so you don't get swampy-feeling, and it's compressible for easy packing. Shoulder seams on the R2 Vest are set forward, so they won't rub underneath your pack straps.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

Patagonia's R2 Vest features: two zippered handwarmer pockets, Polartec power stretch fabric panels, compressible easy to pack.

- refers to the men's version

Patagonia's most technical core warmer comes in an improved, even more versatile fabric. The new Men's R2 Vest is designed in variable-knit polyester (7.4-oz Polartec Thermal Pro that's 40% recycled) to enhance compressibility, breathability, and moisture-management. With R1 stretch panels along the torso, backs of armholes and collar, this low-bulk warming insulation really shins when worn under a shell. The R2 Vest is recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

Patagonia R2 Vest

$119.00 (men's)

The Patagonia R2 Vest is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 15, 2014 at

If you're looking for a new fleece vest, check out the best reviewed current models.