- January 28 2012
I have to agree with some of the reviewers and say that one con is that opening the pockets lets the wind through. Other than that I do like the fit. 5'11" and 150 lbs and a small fits great. I do wish it were an inch or two longer though. I also love the color. It's a nice green. It's also surprisingly warm as well. I would definitely say it's a nice jacket.
- January 14 2012
Nice, sharp look - does well in the wind
While the jacket at first seemed too lightweight to really provide warmth, the day after I received it was the windiest day we've had this winter so I put it on for a nice long walk and then a trip to the movies. Very comfortable to wear and it does a great job of keeping the wind out. (I would recommend cinching the bottom a bit because the mesh insides of the handwarmer pockets will allow you to feel any breeze that gets in from below.) It was the perfect jacket for a cool (upper 30's to low 40's) breezy evening. My wife likes it on me so much, she wants one for herself (and she tends to laugh at my liking of Patagonia stuff).
- January 12 2012
this is like my lightweight R4 but warmer. windproof is a plus. all around a great jacket. the R4 has lasted many years and as Patagonia makes their goods i expect this to do the same. nice fit. soft. light weight. would suggest it to anyone for warmth and comfort.
- January 1 2012
If you are looking for one of the best windproof, fleece jackets on the market, this is it! Its warm, breathable, very well made, and looks great, too! I've worn it hiking and walking in cold weather(25 to 30 degrees), and it performed above my expectations. It shed light precipitation, and was a perfect fit for my frame(5'5", and 165 lbs., size medium). The fleece fabric is better than most I've seen, and attracts little, if any hair or lint. You can really feel the difference in the quality of this jacket. I love it, and recommend it highly for hiking, walking, and casual wear! Patagonia products are a bit pricey, but if you don't mind paying a bit more for a quality product, its well worth the extra expense!
- November 17 2011
I like it
As for the quality, it's no question! I put on this jacket once, warmth came out and embraced me, it made me feel comfortable as what it look like. I love it.