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Purchased a black BS quarter zip. Quickly became disappointed in the quality. With proper care, and a couple months of wear, it piled all over. It now lives in the back of my closet.
Hey Brock, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on the Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece. Unfortunately, pilling is hard to avoid with knitwear as friction is the culprit. Over time, this could happen with washing with abrasive items, wearing backpacks or just rubbing in a high wear location. Luckily, there are sweater stones out there that can make knitwear good as new. If you find that the item is still sitting in the back of your closet, please [send it back to us](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for warranty evaluation.
Ive owned two of these for a few years and pretty much where them everyday in the colder season. The M fits my build perfectly. I recently bought a new one and the fit has changed. It is slightly more baggy and I can see the seam has changed on the arm. Im definitely disappointed as Im pretty picky about the fit. Please change the design back to wh... Read Moreat it was before.
Hi, thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback on the fit. We are sorry to hear that changes have caused some disappointment for you. If you're unsatisfied with your new one, please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it back to us.
Very glad I made the purchase. Functional, attractive, warm and looks good layered or on its own. Superior materials and craftsmanship to other similar fleece jackets Ive tried. I was looking for a warm layering piece to go under a lighter jacket and it has been perfect for that. No excess bulk. Appropriate for multi-season use. Worth it!
Warm and worn all winter
This will be my second one after being totally satisfied with all aspects of this better sweater. It pills a bit but that seems to disappear when it is washed. Good product
We're so glad to hear you're happy with the Better Sweater! All knit fabrics pill to some degree, so we recommend a sweater stone or electric fabric shaver to take care of that pilling if it persists. Also a product like the [Guppyfriend](https://www.patagonia.com/product/guppyfriend-washing-bag/GP001.html?dwvar_GP001_color=000) Washing Bag can be helpful to avoid abrasion. Of course, your purchase is always covered by our Ironclad Guarantee too!
Kind of disappointed in this.
I got a new 1/4 zip better sweater in black at the beginning of November. Used it as a top layer with usually a T shirt or button down underneath. I have washed it about 5 times since new, inside out, line dried, with like garments. The pilling and look is so bad that its just used as pajamas on cold nights now - Aside from how bad this looks after... Read More about 3 months of use - its a warm and comfortable product. Would I buy another one? Nope, Id buy a classic fleece pullover ( like the one this better sweater replaced that I got back in 2004!) I have a few other Patagonia garments that have some age, 2004 fleece for one that are well made, comfortable and hold up better than most other clothes I have. I guess I got a dud with this better sweater.
Thanks for the feedback Bob. You can easily remove those pills. We've created a [video](https://youtu.be/2aFbPb6Rn8o) to show you how.
Warm but not bulky
I use this fleece mainly when I go for a walk. it is warm without being bulky and very comfortable. The only complaint (?) is my timing in purchasing it, which was a few days before it was reduced by 40%. Next time I'll pay more attention to possible upcoming sales, but I am very satisfied with it nevertheless.
Beware the sizing and don't trust the sizing guidance from Patagonia. These run a full size large. I'm typically a Large and had to return for a Medium. I'm a 42L suit size, textbook size Large -- unclear what Patagonia is doing with their sizing. I like the pullover, but the sizing is very strange
Comfy and cozy!
My adult sons were given better sweaters as Christmas gifts, and I liked it so much that my wife ordered one for me. I originally ordered a large and the sleeves were too long, so I exchanged it for a medium and it fits perfectly for wearing alone or layering. Love the look, love the softness, love the warmth. Will definitely be getting this in ano... Read Morether color!
Amazing sweater for all your needs
I bought this sweater for my boyfriend (as a long term Patagonia advocate, I wanted to introduce him to the brand) we are contractors who spend a lot of time overseas and have to look professional while still having comfort and sustainability. Hes got broad shoulders and a lean frame and this fit him perfectly. Wonderful layering piece for I ter st... Read Moreop all flights and various weather encountered all over the world and still looks professional when paired with khakis or with sweats when lounging around the house
To start with, this is the first Patagonia item that has fit me well in quite some time. I am 6-0, and 190lbs. Most Patagonia items have sleeves that are too short, or the length is too short and the upper back/chest area is tight, while the waist is big enough for me to put a pillow under there. This item is bucking the trend and is just right. No... Read Moret tight, but not loose. Easy enough to still wear an undershirt if needed. The material is very comfortable. The type of clothing item I want to wear everyday in cooler weather. I like the small chest pocket for when I need to stash something. Best of all is the color. I dont care what name you call it Patagonia, but keep offering camouflage (and earth tone) options.
I purchased this for my husband, he has many better sweaters, all size XL. This particular color runs large and I had to return and get a large. Great color!
We're sorry the Nickel color didn't fit quite right, all sizing should be consistent and it may have been a quality control issue. We're always happy to help, please [reach out](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) so we can better assist you!
Great item. Runs large ...
Well made and warm. It is a "generous" large in girth and the sleeves may be the longest on any Large garment I've owned. Shoulder fit seems more like XL compared to other Patagonia items owned but that works okay for me. Might suggest ribbed cuffed sleeves for future iterations.
Great piece I purchased as an Xmas gift for my FB. Fits well, a little roomy which is good when cold and snowy. Sharp looking enough for a nice casual dinner out. A little too nice to wear on the slopes though absolutely works, especially on a cold day. Overall, 100%. Buying again in additional colors!
Super soft and comfy
I bought this gift for my son who is extremely picky about clothing. He loves comfortable, easy clothes and I wanted him to have something that looks nice (and presentable!) This Better Sweater is perfect! It looks fantastic on him, meets his requirements and mine, haha. So glad we bought this and will definitely consider another for him.
This was my first purchase from Patagonia. I got this item on sale for over 60% off so very happy about that. Its the warmest sweater I own. I find myself almost too warm in stores since the pacific north west does not get that cold. This item looks super nice as well I always get compliments on it. The size is just perfect Im 58 and about 190lbs. ... Read MoreOverall great product and made of great material 10/10 would recommend.
Bought this sweater for my husband as a gift. The sweater is perfect! He's already added a few more colors to his collection. Great piece for outdoor autumn activities and all those Zoom meetings from home. The large fits him perfectly and is so soft and comfortable. The item also arrived on time and in great condition.
Need to make Tall Sizes
I bought this as a gift for my son who i is 6'4" I really wish you made tall sizes! The sleeves are short as is the length. He liked it enough to keep, though. The quality is nice. He did say he probably wouldn't purchase anything else since prices are expensive and the fit was not great for him. I think you're missing out on an... Read More entire segment of potential customers. The fit would be fine for those who wear regular sizes.
Hello Margaret. We are continuously working on expanding our sizes so this is hopefully something that we will be able to achieve in the near future. Thank you so much for your review!
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my son. I have no complaints what so ever. The only issue I had was not the company, but the postal service of not receiving and their customer service was OUTSTANDING. I received replacement in time for Christmas . Merchandise is of high quality. I will purchase from Patagonia again. Thank You
All the time
I bought 3 of these this year. REI had a 25% off sale. I bought one for my 45 yr old son; one for my sister who requires a men's XL, and another for me. Living in central Minnesota I wear my two present ones about 1/3 of the time, alternating with other Patatgonia 1/4 zip top. they stand up very well, but I was worried that one might fail at s... Read Moreome point, so I took advantage of the sale. Thanks
I bought this shirt for both my brother-in- law and boyfriend. They are both a large and it fit true to size. Loved the dark green, and they say its so versatile. This is their first Patagonia fleece purchase and will be purchasing again in other colors! (One is 510 220# the other 63 and 200)
I am 5'8, 163 pounds and love this sweater for its looks (fitted), warmth, and comfort. My only issue is that the fabric on the bottom back side sometimes sticks out ever so slightly. Not sure if it's just me or if it might get worse with multiple washes but it's something to watch out for. I also have a Medium sized Better Sweater... Read More Fleece which feels loose on me so I mostly wear it at home.
Both Stylish and Functional
Really beautiful sweater. Super warm for skiing, but also sharp looking for school, work or casual wear. It is so versatile, it will get lots of wear. It is also a classic style for any age. I bought it for my 16yo son, but am thinking of buying another for my 77yo dad. It will remain in the wardrobe for years.
A better class of fleece
Bought this for my almost six foot, skinny son. The medium fits perfectly. The sweater is well made and looks good, it is quintessential Patagonia. I love the material, fleece inside but sweater like on the outside with neat stitching and hems. I will be buying more of these in the future for sure.
Nice fit, but...
Great fit, slighty loose. Unfortunately, the exterior fabric is like running your fingers over asbestos.
Hi there! We are sorry you aren't satisfied with the Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece. You could consider a fuzzier fleece option such as the [Men's Los Gatos 1/4-Zip](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-los-gatos-quarter-zip-fleece/25890.html?dwvar_25890_color=FEA) which has a softer face fabric.
Super comfy and surprisingly warm. I live in SoCal so this piece is perfect for our mild winters Love to wear it hiking early in the morning or casually out to the breweries or to dinner. Fits boxy though, especially on the bottom. Lost a few pounds running during quarantine and now I wish I wouldve got a medium. I would recommend trying on befor... Read Moree you purchase.
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