User Review: Patagonia Retro-X Shag Jacket
Fabric: Polyester Fleece w/ Windproof Laminate
Price Paid: $90
I've got a new favorite fleece jacket in this offering from Patagonia. Being an outdoors professional, my gear has to perform, whatever the selling price was, or it gets tossed in a corner (or sold on ebay!) My previous favorite fleece, my 10yr old TNF Denali spent most of this past winter hanging in my closet.
This jacket is extremely effective in blocking the wind and keeping the heat in. When things get wet, adding a rain shell over it does the trick.
My ONLY gripe against it (and what kept it from scoring 5 stars) is that it doesn't have a drawcord at the waist to keep the wind out. I've worn it with a t-shirt underneath in single digit temperatures, and the lack of that drawcord was the only route the cold could find in. I'm even thinking of adding a drawcord myself (helps to have a wife that sews!).