Patagonia R2 Vest

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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 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

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

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


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

Patagonia Men's R2 Vest


The Patagonia Men's R2 Vest is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 23, 2014 at River Sports Outfitters.

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