Patagonia Men's R2 Vest
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.
- Body: 6.1-oz Polartec® Thermal Pro® 98% polyester (63% recycled), 2% spandex
- Side panels: 6.6-oz Polartec Power Stretch® 88% polyester (60% recycled),12% spandex
- Collar and chin flap lined with Polartec® Power Stretch® fabric for next-to-skin comfort
- Directional knit wicks moisture and speeds dry time
- Shoulder yoke offset for comfort with pack straps
- Pockets: two zippered handwarmers
- Weight: 243 g (8.6 oz)
Purchase the Patagonia R2 Vest for Men from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- January 25 2012
Best liked gift
I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. He hasn't taken it off since - he says that it's warm under his coat and great for wearing indoors. Finally a gift that he likes!
- December 4 2011
R2 vest-great texture
The texture of this vest is very different, light and soft. You will like it if you want a soft touch to your casual half vest. Not for outdoor activity.
- February 9 2011
The fleece on the r2 is soft, plush and very lightweight. It's not the same after a wash, even a dry clean, but still holds up quite well. It's a technical fit, cut pretty slim. Great layering piece under a shell as it maintains mobility.
- March 5 2009
use the vest as a base layer, great added warmth and wind barrier.
- October 29 2006
Warm and light weight
The high quality is typical of Patagonia clothing. The vest is sharp looking and very functional. I have several vests and this is definitely one of the favorites. Like most of Patagonia's technical wear, it is well fitted and proportioned. Be warned though, the close fit does not leave much room for many layers of clothing underneath.