Top 5 Patagonia fleeces in comparison

The versatile and super-soft Patagonia fleeces work as an excellent mid layer between your base and shell layers, but also as a stylish everyday casual wear

From our wide Patagonia fleece selection, you will find delicious color combinations and colorful patterns, snaps and zippers, pullovers and jackets. These fleeces are available in different warmth ratio: The Synchilla Snap-T Fleece is our bestselling classic, the Retro Pile Fleece is a super-soft and fluffy teddy fleece and the technical R1 Fleece is your choice for an active lifestyle. 

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Patagonia fleeces are made from recycled polyester. Recycled polyester is usually made from old plastic bottles and fishing nets collected from our oceans. At first, plastic waste is picked up and sorted out by type and color. Then, they are washed, crushed and chopped into flakes and melted into pellets. These pellets are melted and extruded to make fiber which is processed into fabric, and then making of sportswear can begin! Recycled polyester products reduce waste and require less energy to produce than virgin fibers.

1. Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece

Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece

Ida is wearing w's Synchilla Snap-T Fleece in size M and in color Furry Taupe w/ Hazy Purple and Melina in size M and in color Rosehip.

The Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece for men and women is an all-time favorite and bestselling Patagonia fleece. This retro fleece is loose fit and suits well for leisure. The colors vary with the seasons but the beloved model remains the same.

Main features

  • Thick and warm retro fleece for leisure
  • Classic Snap-T closure and chest-pocket
  • Spandex binding at sleeve openings and hem
  • Hip lenght
  • Fair Trade Certified sewn
  • Loose fit (choose your normal size or size down)
  • Material: 100% recycled polyester 
  • Many color options
  • Available in women's model and men's model
  • Customer review: 4.8 / 5 (based on 55 reviews)
"Fantastic fleece. I absolutely love this fleece. It was my first purchase from Patagonia and I'm already planning my next. Excellent quality. Would definitely recommend!" - Verified Buyer from Ireland

    2. Patagonia Microdini

    Looking for a light fleece pullover that has the classic retro design and the 1/2 zip? The Patagonia Microdini Fleece is your choice. Combining two of Patagonia's favorite materials, Micro D and Houdini, they created a lightweight fleece that provides everyday warmth and comfort.

    Main features

    • Lightweight retro fleece for leisure
    • 1/2 zip (also full zip model)
    • Stand up collar for warmth
    • Climbing-rope zipper pulls on center-front zip and pocket
    • Hip lenght
    • Regular fit (choose your normal size or size up)
    • Material: 100% recycled polyester
    • Fair Trade Certified sewn
    • Many color options
    • Available in women's model and men's model


      3. Patagonia Retro Pile Fleece

      Patagonia Retro Pile Fleece

      Elina is wearing w's Retro Pile Fleece Marsupial in color Pelican and Anna in color Rosehip.

      Patagonia Retro Pile is a modern and soft "teddyfleece" that is made from Polartec 100% recycled polyester. You will also find men's vest and women's gloves made of the same material. 

      Main features

      • Influenced by Patagonia's fleece heritage but made modern with 100% recycled polyester double-sided shearling fleece
      • Provides ultimate softness and warmth
      • Straight fit on side seams for a boxy fit and comfort, made for layering
      • Generous quarter-length zipper makes taking on and off a breeze
      • Elastic binding around collar, center front, cuffs and hem
      • Hip lenght
      • Regular fit (choose your normal size or size down)
      • Fair Trade Certified sewn
      • Available in women's model and men's model with a full zipper, as well as the Marsupial model 
      • Customer review 5 / 5 (based on 8 reviews)
      "I love my new fleece. This fleece was exactly what I was looking for. It's cozy, fuzzy, stylish and it keeps me warm. My usual size M fits great. A bit on the larger side, which is what I wanted. A great timeless fleece. Highly recommend." - Verified Buyer from Sweden

      4. Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece

      Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece Jacket

      The classic Better Sweater Fleece Jacket comes in five color options for men and seven for women.

      The Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece is distinguished from other Patagonia fleeces by its knitted fabric and well-fitting design. Thanks to its versatility, this fleece is suitable from office to run in a park as well as for leisure.

      Main features

      • Multi-purpose, full-zip fleece jacket
      • Protective collar and zippered pockets
      • Raglan sleeves, princess seams on back and forward seams on front for contoured shape and fit
      • Hip lenght
      • Regular fit (choose your normal size)
      • Fair Trade Certified sewn
      • Material: 10-oz 100% recycled polyester knit fleece
      • Available in women's model and men's model, also hooded model for women
      • Customer review: 4.8 / 5 (based on 19 reviews)
      "This jacket is very beautiful and has a really nice color (Pelican). I will use it for hiking, traveling and on colder days for work. The fabric feels cozy on the inside of the jacket. I am between sizes (S/M) and bought M, as I prefer a looser fit with jackets." - Verified Buyer from Austria

        5. Patagonia Retro-X Fleece

        This casual and trendy high-pile Patagonia Retro-X jacket is well suited for an active lifestyle.

        Main features

        • Wind-Blocking, Heat-Trapping Fleece Windproof membrane bonded between a ¼"-pile sherpa fleece exterior and a moisture-wicking, highly air-permeable warp-knit mesh
        • Material: 50% recycled polyester fleece
        • Patagonia Retro-X Snap Front and Patagonia Classic Retro-X models available

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