Patagonia Re-Tool Vest - Women's
PatagoniaRe-Tool Vest - Women's

A shoulder season essential.

Easy on the eyes and gentle on the environment, the Patagonia Women's Re-Tool Vest offers lightweight warmth in a Bluesign approved fabric. Made from Polartec Thermal Pro fleece, the Re-Tool is breathable and insulating, making it a great layer when you're working in the garden this fall or taking a hike to see the changing leaves. With a slim fit and princess seams, the Re-Tool totes a form-flattering fit, so you'll find yourself wanting wearing it around town too. 

  • Polartec Thermal Pro fleece (51% recycled)
  • Slim fit
  • Stand-up collar
  • Hand and chest pockets
  • Bluesign approved fabric
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Cute...runs small

    I have been eyeing this vest for awhile, and finally bought it with a good discount! However, I was frustrated as I tried on a size small and medium in a seemingly similar style patagonia vest at REI (as they did not have this one specifically in store), and the small fit perfect and the medium was HUGE. However, the small for this style is much smaller. Just wish the sizing was a bit more consistent.

    Beautiful but Runs Small

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: medium

    So, I'm 5'8" and 150 pounds and ordered a medium. DEFINITELY too short on me. Also, this fit me around the arms and torso beautifully. So, if you are a little taller and slimmer, I would suggest a LARGE if you can get past it being a little larger around the arms.


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Fits me perfectly in length, width, and great customer service too!

    A bit too large for me

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    This vest is just enough to keep me warm when the weather starts biting. I love the colors. I am a huge fan of the Snap retool pullovers and own a few in medium and one in large. I prefer the fit of the medium ones as they are more form fitting and I feel like I am swimming a bit in the large. I made the mistake of thinking I should get this vest in a large as it would be layered over other tops, but it has quite the gap at the stomach, chest and arm holes. Not form-fitting at all. I prefer a large in other Patagonia items such as the nano air pullover, capilene, and the airshed, but this is one I would size down in if you vary between sizes.

    Awesome vest

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    This is the warmest little vest I have ever worn, and I don't even notice that my arms aren't wrapped in the same fluffy warmth (I usually wear a long sleeve fleece). I wear it around the house over a thermal/waffle weave shirt. It reminds me of waffle weave but with fleece--soft, comfy, and warm.

    The pockets are rather shallow, not for holding a wallet or phone unless you want to lose them. Good for hands only.

    Washes really well, and line dries quickly.

    I'm 5'5" 130 lbs and the small fits me well.

    Thanks for the review Johanna!

    Functional & Cute

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    This is great for cold days in the office or to layer while hiking. It looks good and gives me the warmth I was looking for.