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Patagonia Men's Better Sweater® Fleece Jacket

4.28
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August 3, 2020

Amazing

Beautiful fleece! Definitely worth every penny! Highly recommend

July 1, 2020

Great Daily Kick-around

This is my go-to for something to put on no matter where I'm going. Great fit, soft, subtle color. My only complaint is that the chest pocket zipper is shot and the main zipper is failing. Admittedly, I bought this in 2018, but I don't know how to replace zippers so it might be getting retired soon, unfortunately.

June 17, 2020

I love these sweaters

I have three of them in different colors. They're the ideal business casual day-to-night Pacific NW accessory. Ideal number of pockets and not too warm or too cool.

June 17, 2020

All purpose jacket

This is a great sweater/light jacket for everyday use. Super soft and comfortable.

March 26, 2020

Great Jacket - Too Long for Some Reason

I'm 5'9" and always order large jackets/fleeces, etc. from Patagonia. Until this one, they fit perfectly. This sweater/jacket is unusually long and I can't figure out why. I had to check to make sure I didn't order a tall size but I didn't. It's just longer than normal. Otherwise the product is great. Unfortunatel... Read Morey, I plan to return it.

March 11, 2020

Fabric needs improvements

I have owned the jacket for five months. I really like the fit and color of the jacket. Unfortunately the outer surface of the fabric is now rough with pills. A soft roughness like an old teddy bear. The arms have deep creases and washing won't remove the creases. Which is strange. Not at all what I was expecting in a Patagonia jacket.

Response from Patagonia
April 10, 2020

Hey David, thanks for the feedback about the pilling on your jacket. This is something that is unfortunately common, and inevitable, with knit garments due to the nature of those fibers. We recommend using a product like a Sweater Stone to remove pilling, there are many other products and techniques you can use. You are also welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it to us.

February 16, 2020

Christmas gift

Warm, comfortable and attractive

January 29, 2020

Great Product!

Very happy with it. :)

January 29, 2020

Never again

Bought a "Better sweater" in November of 2019. By the end of January 2020 it is pilling badly. And... the thought that I am releasing micro-sized bits of plastic into the environment every time I wash it is unbearable to me now. I veered off the track of natural fibers to purchase this product and really regret it. The pilling is so bad I... Read More can't wear it in front of clients and co-workers anymore, plus I'm polluting the environment every time I wash it. Never again.

Response from Patagonia
February 3, 2020

Hi Nick, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're truly sorry to hear that your Better Sweater has pilled so badly after such little time. To prevent pilling we typically recommend washing the jacket on warm and laying it flat to dry. To remove pilling that has already occurred we suggest using a sweater stone which is a great tool that will help it to look new again. With that said, if this doesn't help you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).

January 15, 2020

Wonderful style and fit

I always like Patagonia for its variety of colors and excellent style. I bought several family members sweaters and vests. They all loved them.

January 13, 2020

Happy with the full-length zipper

Happy with the full-length zipper version of this sweater. It is comfortable, the tight-knit fleece performs well, and I like the color pattern. I'm 5'10" 175 lbs and a Medium may have been better fitting (but the Large works fine, just a little long).

January 8, 2020

Immediate pilling

I purchased both the Better Sweater jacket and the 1/4 zip version. Both came on time and looked great out of the box. Both are very warm and feel substantial on, without being overly heavy. However, within the first week of owning (and wearing) both, the jacket started to pill like crazy, particularly on the chest and arms. I have tried to attach ... Read Morea picture, but not sure how easy it is to see given the jacket's color. Note that I had just been wearing it as a casual top layer for a couple of days and had not even put it through the wash yet. The really odd thing is that I noticed none of this pilling on the 1/4 zip version, even though I wore them about the same amount. Not too sure what could have accounted for this difference, but I am definitely a little disappointed given the price point and Patagonia's usual reputation for quality.

Response from Patagonia
January 29, 2020

Hi Jackson! Thanks for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear about the pilling on your Better Sweater. I would recommend using a sweater shaver or sweater stone – these tools will remove the pilling and help your pullover to look brand new again. Of course, you are also welcome to initiate a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) on that item if you’d like.

January 8, 2020

The *Almost* Perfect Sweater

This thing is awesome! Very comfortable/soft/warm. I’ve wanted one a long time and finally caved and got one after Christmas. I tend to struggle finding the perfect size no matter the kind of clothing, and that happened again here. I wish there were something between the large and medium. Medium fits too tight and a little short, but the sleeves ar... Read Moree just right. Large fits slightly big, a little long, and sleeves are too long and bunch up. Also a lot of material under the arms. I ended up going for the large because it was more comfortable - not a new issue here, being between sizes. It’s a reality I’ve grown used to regardless of the brand. For reference, I’m 6’2” and 170lb with a slim build.

January 8, 2020

sweater jacket

I LOVE this jacket! It is SO warm, so well made. I can't recommend it enough. Art

January 8, 2020

Great overall but wish arms were longer

I like almost everything about this. It's quite warm, looks good, and is well made. It's geared towards casual, non-active uses since it's pretty heavy and doesn't breath too well. But for static use it's terrific. Just one nit - I'm 6'1", 175 lbs and a medium fits perfect except the sleeves are a bit short.... Read More If I tug on them they'll just barely reach to my wrist, and as soon as I start moving around they start to ride up a few inches on my arm. The large was too baggy for me, so I'm still on the fence about whether to keep it.

January 6, 2020

Great Product

Great Product, however what I noticed with the Better sweater as well as the Better Vest is the chest pocket's develop holes in them. It was easy to repair myself but it was annoying have small items (chapstick) getting stuck in the linings of the sweater. Other than that this is a great product that fits my frame well. Highly Recommend!

January 6, 2020

Sleeves generous

Husband 6’2”, 180lbs and extra long arms. Fits well

January 4, 2020

Great product!!! Highly recommended

You will not regret buying this product

January 3, 2020

The Better Sweater is!

I’ve been super cozy in my new better sweater.

January 3, 2020

Wore in 10 F snow drift

Wore it as under layer to shell. Kept me warm!

January 2, 2020

So warm

Cozy and warm!

January 2, 2020

Great as always

Great as always

January 2, 2020

wrong sizes

I love Patagonia but these sweaters didn't fit right. . I ordered two size L and they were different sizes. The XL wasn't big enough either. I'll return them for a refund. Thank you. Marti Willens

Response from Patagonia
January 28, 2020

Hi Marti, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the trouble you experienced with our sizing. We truly appreciate the feedback as it's crucial to improving products and fit for future seasons.

January 1, 2020

My favorite item of clothing.

My favorite item of clothing.

January 1, 2020

better sweater jacket

not suitable for winter, fine for spring & fall .

January 1, 2020

Men's navy Patagonia full zip better sweater

Like the fit, look, and how it keeps me warm.

January 1, 2020

My husband loves his Christmas

My husband loves his Christmas present!

January 1, 2020

It is better!

It is good to have a functional and nice looking piece all in one.

December 31, 2019

TJB

Nice sweater, but arms are cut a little tight.

December 31, 2019

Truly the better sweater

Amazing casual or mid layer piece. Very soft and comfortable. Fit is slightly weird as it runs a little boxy in the bottom half but the sleeves are a bit tighter than normal. I fit in a medium pretty well except for the forearms so I went up to a Large and it works pretty well except I feel a litle bulky when it's paired underneath another jac... Read Moreket Very warm sweater for the weight. Pleasantly surprised walking the dog around in the winter with a long sleeve baselayer and this sweater. Personally too warm to wear at the office for extended periods of time but I tend to run hot. Definitely grabbing another of these in a different color. Great sweater!

December 31, 2019

So warm. So brown.

I am really enjoying the "sweater." It feels a bit more like a jacket though. I am getting a lot of second looks from attractive people who look like they want to get to know me and my sweater jacket better. Sometimes I'll wear it open with no shirt on underneath just to tease the world. Sorry. Not sorry.

December 31, 2019

good quality, fits well

good quality, fits well

December 31, 2019

TBerg5

My husband was surprized, and delighted to recieve the Black, Sweater Jacket for Christmas! We have given these jackets as gifts to both of our Sons for past Christmases. Also to our Nephew. for a H.S. graduation gift. Wonderful gifts, which have been worn for years!

December 31, 2019

Better Sweater Jacket

I already own two other jackets in different colors. I love the upper zipper pocket for my passport when going through airport security around the world. In Southern California, the perfect jacket for layering when temperatures drop below 70 degrees.

December 30, 2019

Great quality and perfect fit!

My husband already had the Better Sweater Fleece Jacket in Black that he seriously wears everyday. We just got him another one in Stonewash. It is a really nice grey color. Great quality and the fit is perfect. He couldn't be happier!

December 30, 2019

Perfect present

Wonderful jacket and great fit.

December 30, 2019

Better sweater

Warm, functional, and made from recycled materials. Keep up the sustainable practices.

December 29, 2019

Warm, great looking and comfortable.

I’ve had a black one for years that is just starting to pill a bit. It is trim cut and fits well under a down sweater. With a base layer this handles everything 20F and above. It’s just a little long for my body type.

December 28, 2019

Great Value

Love my sweater. Great value and quality product.

December 28, 2019

Perfect fit & perfect look!

It was my husband Christmas gift. He is very picky. I took my chance and he loves the way it fit and the way it looks.

December 27, 2019

It IS warmer!

Nice fit, good style and coloration, it really is warmer than other just fleece brands. Based on this, will be purchasing more Patagonia.

December 27, 2019

So far I am very

So far I am very satisfied with both.

December 27, 2019

Better Sweater=Best Sweater

I have several better sweaters, and I absolutely love them. The full-zip provides awesome temp control and they look classy enough to wear to your families christmas party and casual enough that you don't upset your aunt by "overdoing it this year." I love these things!

December 27, 2019

My son in law loves

My son in law loves this sweater. Not heavy and bulky but just right!

December 26, 2019

My son loved his sweater.

I bought my son a sweater from Patagonia for Christmas, and he absolutely loved it. It is worth paying a little more for great quality.

December 26, 2019

Greatest sweater evwr

Love the better sweater couldn’t be better!!

December 26, 2019

sleeves a little long.. Good

sleeves a little long.. Good looking. right weight autumn and indoor winter in N.E.

December 25, 2019

Sweater

Everything I hopped for.

December 24, 2019

Great gift

My 18 year old loved his jacket. The fit was great and so was the quality. A very pretty shade of green

December 23, 2019

Small size: Good fit (I

Small size: Good fit (I am 136 lbs and 5’6”). This sweater is not for temperatures below 50F or windy conditions.

December 23, 2019

Yeah!

We made a big impact when we gifted this to our 19 yr old grandson!

December 21, 2019

Best sweater ever

Here in Florida, I wish we had more cool days so I can wear it more often! Very comfortable on those cool mornings and evenings.

December 19, 2019

Staple

Better sweater is always my go-to!

December 18, 2019

Sleeves are tight

I really really want to live these as I recently bought both New navy and Stonewash colors but the sleeves are really really tight for my arms. It feels great and keeps me warm when it is cold outside but lets the wind through. I purchased M size but maybe I should've gotten a L for better blood circulation on my arms.

Response from Patagonia
January 10, 2020

Hi Justin! Thanks for your feedback - we're sorry to hear those sleeves were too tight for you! If you'd like to return or exchange it for a larger size, you are welcome to do so [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). The exact garment measurements for the bicep width are as follows: Medium 9.25" / Large 9.87". This measurement is taken one inch down from the seam located at the armpit.

December 17, 2019

Perfect fit! Amazing quality!

Perfect fit! Amazing quality!

December 17, 2019

Good quality, kinda tight in

Good quality, kinda tight in the shoulders

December 17, 2019

Better Sweater Jacket

This purchase provided my fourth Better Sweater -- 3 are full-zip sweaters and one a 1/4-zip pullover. I really enjoy these fleece sweaters in winter -- warm and with full zips are easy to regulate temperature when moving from outdoors to indoors. They remain looking nice longer than standard fleece, which tends to pill or wear quickly. Compared to... Read More Marmot, Columbia, and Mountain Hardwear fleece products that I own, these Patagonia Better Sweaters are more slim cut with slim arms (especially in the pullover). I wear a medium in all and find the Patagonia fit is comfortable but is slim.

December 17, 2019

You can wear it anywhere.

Comfortable. Good quality. Highly recommended!

December 17, 2019

Excellent product — would purchase

Excellent product — would purchase again

December 14, 2019

Great

I bought sweatshirt for my son,as a Christmas gift and he couldn’t resist to wear that before Santa will come😍

December 13, 2019

A Patagonia Classic

For reference, I am 5' 11" 160 Lbs and wear a men's medium in everything Patagonia makes. The Better Sweater jacket is a Patagonia classic garment. On cold days, say 35 deg or so, I will layer my Better Sweater on top of a Fjord Flannel. This combination is perfect for running around town, errands to the grocery store, trips where th... Read Moreere are several stops in and out of the car. When the temperature rises, say to 45 deg and above, I will wear just a long or short sleeve t-shirt underneath. For me, the fit is perfect, not too tight nor too loose. Be advised, when your Better Sweater is new, it may feel a little tight. However, as you wear the jacket, the fleece will gradually pack down and the jacket will feel more relaxed in fit. Also, I prefer the heathered or mixed colourways(i.e. Nickel, Stonewash, Khaki) over the solids(Black, Navy, Green). The inevitable fabric piling that occurs over time is more pronounced, more obvious, on the solid colourways. Finally, I prefer this version(Better Sweater Jacket-full zip) over the 1/4 zip pullover because it is easier to put on, easier to layer over, and it has side hand-pockets.

December 13, 2019

Great Sweater. I want to wear it all the time!

I love the better sweater. I got my usual XL and it fits a little lose but looks good according to my wife. The large was a little too perfect fitting. The XL is a tad long on me, but I’m a short guy so that’s my problem. Shipping was bad and wasn’t Patagonia’s fault but the On Trac people were no help and my jacket came a week after it’s promise d... Read Moreate. Patagonia’s customer service was amazing and had a new jacket sent to me overnight. Can’t say enough about their customer service and great products.

December 9, 2019

Great product at a very

Great product at a very good price

December 8, 2019

OK

This jacket is OK, but not all that impressive. I was expecting something either less bulky or warmer for the weight. For the price range, and fancy branding, I was actually expecting... a better sweater. It's not that. Obviously, you can buy wool and cashmere sweaters in the same price range, and they are warmer and comfier. As a jacket, bewa... Read Morere that it doesn't stand up to a little bit of wind. I have better sweaters, and I also have a better jacket. My use for this jacket will be an extra layer on very cold days (over a sweater, but under a coat) or just around the house. Don't get me wrong. It's fine. It's well-built and looks good. You'll probably wear it if you buy it, but it's being a bit overrated by other reviewers, and I would not recommend it, based on there being better options.

Response from Patagonia
December 30, 2019

We appreciate your honest feedback on this. We always want to ensure you are satisfied and if you are not totally sold on this, please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) it back. Let us know if we can offer any [assistance](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/clothing-gear/).

December 7, 2019

Great quality and feels amazing!

Great quality and feels amazing!

December 3, 2019

Very nice😁

As good as a sweater can be. Extremely comfortable.. few points tho.. the internal lining for the hands and chest pocket does create another pocket for the inside.. the right side is fine, but the left side could be done better.. Sleeve is on the small side.. guys with big arms do need to take note. Only one thing to make this better.. thumb hole... Read Mores!

December 3, 2019

Fit does not flatter

Am 6’ 195#. Broad shouldered- 44L suit jacket. The shoulders, chest and sleeves on the better sweater jacket are designed for folks with narrow shoulders, no chest, and skinny arms- or for people who like tight fitting clothes. So although I’d normally order an L, I went up to an XL to fit my upper body. The problem is the cut of this jacket is ver... Read Morey boxy—- so now there’s too much material at the waist. I’m shaped like a V and this jacket is designed for people shaped like a pear.

Response from Patagonia
December 18, 2019

Hi Greg, we're sorry this was an odd fit for you. If you remain unsatisfied with it, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it back to us as soon as possible. We're also always happy to email you any item's measurements chart so you can feel more confident about your next purchase.

December 2, 2019

My favorite item is my Better Sweater!

I wear this daily in the winter and love it! But my new one does not fit like the old one. The new one has sleeves that are not comfortable if i wear a long sleeve shirt. I bought one last year and the same thing. I'm not sure what you use as a pattern but it is not realistic for the average guy. My arms are average and this is NOT comfortable... Read More. I am disappointed with your usual spot on designs and customer responsiveness.

Response from Patagonia
December 17, 2019

Hi Fred. We're sorry to hear the fit change isn't up to your satisfaction. Our designs are constantly being revised, and customer's feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes. We hope that we won't disappoint you in the future. Thanks for your review!

December 1, 2019

Best sweater/jacket ever

My father-in-law’s favorite sweater - bought him a second one so he’s always got one handy!

November 29, 2019

The arms could be alittle

The arms could be alittle bit bigger. Not longer but roomier. I workout and have bulky biceps. Its feels too fitted. Also after one wash it shrinks. Maybe you can preshrink before selling them? Or just have another version for bulkier people. Not everybody has a slim model like figure.

November 29, 2019

New Design of Men’s Better Sweater has failed

My favorite lightweight jacket changed. I have owned 3 Better Sweater Jackets/vests and absolutely love them. They are a staple of my wardrobe during the winter months. Although this new edition of the Better Sweater Jacket does not work for me. The sleeves are cut way to narrow. I do not have Pop-eye forearms by any means. I blindly ordered the ja... Read Morecket because it has always worked for me. Now I have to wrestle my arms through the sleeves. I truly hope this design gets changed quickly.

Response from Patagonia
December 17, 2019

Hi Jason! Thank you for your feedback! We're very sorry to hear that the sleeves are too narrow for you. If you would like to return your Better Sweater, you are welcome to do so [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). In the meantime, I went ahead and passed your comments about the item revisions along to our design team for consideration.

November 28, 2019

Patagonia Better Seeater

I love the feel of this sweater but it balls up and looks ugly as sin . Shaved off pills several times ( 6 yrs old). My much older Pat. Fleece never pilled ! This one did almost immediately.

Response from Patagonia
December 17, 2019

We're sorry to hear about the pilling issue you've been having with your Better Sweater. If you are not pleased with its performance, you are absolutely welcome to send it in to us for a [warranty returns evaluation](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee) under our Ironclad Guarantee.

November 27, 2019

Great

Perfect sweater

November 26, 2019

Warm and reliable

I'm 5'10", 155lbs, and I bought the Small. It fits perfectly. Not something to layer over more than a thin single layer. If you want to wear it as more of a jacket, size up. I found it warmer than I expected, but not too thick or hot. Ideal as a mid-layer with coats/jackets or just a cozy top layer on those 50+ degree days.

November 25, 2019

Awesome sweater!

Awesome sweater!

November 23, 2019

Patagonia better sweater jacket

Comfortable, lightweight and stylish.

November 22, 2019

Great quality and fit

Great quality and fit

November 22, 2019

Better than 1/4 pullover

The sleeves are slimmer and the body of the full zip jacket does not drape over your mid area like the 1/4 zip jacket

November 21, 2019

Love My Better Sweaters

I have a few of these now that I wear almost daily in the fall and winter. Nice warm yet breathable. It's uncommon for me to find a sweater that fits my sleeve length, I love that the sleeves are slightly longer than most others.

November 20, 2019

Great jacket/sweater

This one is a Christmas gift but I brought another one for my son in Italy 2 years ago. He says its great. He lives in the Seattle area and this keeps him warm all through the winter. He really likes the pockets. Been washed several times and no pilling.

November 20, 2019

Great product as usual. I

Great product as usual. I love the fit and look and Patagonia customer service is top notch as always.

November 20, 2019

Great fit and warm.

Great fit and warm.

November 20, 2019

Jacket fits great, keeps me

Jacket fits great, keeps me warm, and looks great.

November 20, 2019

As always, Patagonia products are

As always, Patagonia products are the best on the market. Pricey, but always quality, quality, quality.

November 20, 2019

Better sweater

Nice coat-like sweater. Good neck warmth. Fit is sl. large but very acceptable. It took a lot of rain exposure to get me wet, but I stayed warm. Live in the NW where wet is common. A good layer under a raincoat.

November 19, 2019

Men's Best Sweater Ever

This is the 2nd Better Sweater I've purchased for my husband of 44 years. The last one was 10 years ago...it still looks amazing!

November 19, 2019

Comfy

This sweater is essentially a Patagonia must have. I wear it frequently and it is incredibly comfortable. I would recommend wearing a windproof jacket over the sweater if you decide to wear it on a blustery day.

November 18, 2019

Ms Better Sweater Jacket

Great quality and color. Good fit as well. I like it better than my Better Sweater quarter zip.

November 18, 2019

Great product, looks great on

Great product, looks great on the outside and feels just as good on the inside

November 17, 2019

Sweater review

Great sweater

November 17, 2019

Disappointed with price vs. material quality

Thinner material than expected. Doesn't stop our Chicago fall season wind. Fits tight with even tighter armpits. Will return it.

Response from Patagonia
December 4, 2019

Hi Jeffery, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the jacket. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so it's much appreciated!

November 16, 2019

Haven’t taken it off in

Haven’t taken it off in days

November 16, 2019

2018-19 last year’s model

Quite happy I was still able to purchase last year’s model. They have changed It up this year and made the better sweater very tight in the sleeves. Impossible to wear over layers.

November 16, 2019

Great sweater

Usually would not spend this much money on a sweater jacket, but the warmth, quality, look, and fit are just perfect. I got the large and I am a little over 5’11 and weigh 210 lbs.

November 15, 2019

Very comfy.

Very comfy.

November 15, 2019

Better sweater jacket

The large was too roomy so it was returned for a medium. There seems to be too much difference between the M and the L, and I wish you made a M+ size. But for now the M works (almost) perfectly fine. As always, thank you for your outstanding service and great quality.

November 14, 2019

Best sweater!

Love this sweater! Perfect fit, very warm and good looking!

November 14, 2019

Puurfect

My 2nd color and very pleased.

November 14, 2019

Surprised comfort and warmth

I buy a lot of TNF and This was my first Patagonia purchase. My sons (19, 21) told me my jacket was cool. That was a first. The sweater jacket is very warm without bulk. The quality of the workmanship is a bit more (IMO) than TNF. The sleeves are snug. Compared to my other jackets but not to the annoying point. Would I buy this again and would I re... Read Morecommend this to a friend ... yes. Without hesitation. Pleasantly surprised with my online purchase. I wear it daily and on colder days I wear it as a base layer.

November 13, 2019

Comfy, cozy, but too big

I purchased this item in the same size as the Better Sweater 1/4 zip in an XS. I got this delivered recently, and it's much, much larger and doesn't fit as well as the 1/4 zip that I have in the same size. I had to return it as there isn't a size smaller than XS. :(

November 13, 2019

Great sweater jacket. We love

Great sweater jacket. We love Patagonia !

November 13, 2019

Nice

Nice

November 13, 2019

Great sweater

I have been meaning to buy this sweater for a while now so glad I did I use it every day for work and it’s holding up well in the ruff conditions very happy and warm

November 12, 2019

Best bet for the tropics

This is a beautiful looking - and fitting - piece of gear which has almost no insulating value whatsoever. It’s not just that it’s porous to the wind, like many pile garments - it’s just not warm. Someone else compared its warmth to that of a flannel shirt. I would say that would be a pretty skimpy flannel shirt. Too bad, because the design is grea... Read Moret.

Response from Patagonia
November 30, 2019

Hi Steven, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the jacket. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).

November 11, 2019

Best sweater jacket

Love the better sweater full zip. Warm, moves with you and is not too bulky. Cleaner drape than the R2’s although I am a huge fan of the R2 as well, the Better sweater is more of a sweater than a jacket, which I guess is precisely the point!

November 11, 2019

Good for casual wear

Got this jacket for casual wear, not for serious outdoor pursuits. Understated style works well for that purpose because it doesn't look as teched out as some other fleece jackets.

November 11, 2019

Great fleece

Can’t go wrong with better sweaters. They’ve been proven. Sleeves are a bit slimmer in this model than some of my other Patagonia gear like the quilted snap sweater. I ordered a small and the length is a tad bit short (hits about mid pocket on my pants, ideally I’d like it to hit the bottom of the pocket). Small issues, otherwise I love it.

November 9, 2019

Great for fall weather

Great color and great functionality. This sweater is very warm and is great for staying warm while you are moving outside. I'm 6'0" and 165 lbs and a medium fits me well. The material is very soft and the zipper works great.

November 8, 2019

Excellent

Jacket is warm and is super high quality. Would def purchase again if/when I want a different color.

November 6, 2019

Love this jacke.

The jacket is very warm. It is soft on the inside and fits me very well. It also is very stylish absolutely love everything about the Patagonia brand and what they stand for

November 5, 2019

Love it!

Excellent quality, perfect fit!

November 5, 2019

Great jacket with with fit issues

Large is too big and the medium is right through arms and shoulders. I’m a large with everyone else but struggle with a Patagonia medium. Love the jacket though.

November 4, 2019

Full Zip Sweater

A must have for the fall / winter months for around the house and outdoors. Well done! Like the weight of the fleece and liner. I know this one will last....

November 3, 2019

Now patogonia owner

Loved the sweater jacket

October 30, 2019

Great product

Great product

October 29, 2019

Very warm and reliable. Positive

Very warm and reliable. Positive feedback from friends and family. I look good ! Thanks

October 29, 2019

Sharp look

It’s tough finding an XS-anything that fits well and isn’t too big. The Better Sweater Jacket fits true to size and looks amazing! I love the navy blue color, too. I’m able to wear this to the office or dress it down and wear it when I go out during the evening.

October 28, 2019

Great Sweater But....

Great sweater as advertised. Just need to put smooth material in the sleeves to make it easier putting it on with long sleeve clothes.

October 27, 2019

Perfect

Great fit and function!

October 26, 2019

Perfect

Perfect

October 25, 2019

Not better - BEST sweater!

After having owned and loved this product for years, I have recently introduced my husband to it. He is SOLD! This is the perfect multi season sweater/jacket. Very comfortable, looks nice, washes well. Works well as a layer. Goes from skiing to the office. My husband is 6’4” with very long arms. Has a hard time finding brands with long enough sleev... Read Morees and not too wide and short in the body. Patagonia XL fits him perfectly! This is the second one of these we’ve bought - he wanted a second color!

October 24, 2019

Comfy

Warm and cozy

October 23, 2019

Better sweater

Looks great, feels great, provides warmth but also breathable. Perfect for fall and spring and can be used as a layer if it gets really cold.

October 23, 2019

I have the half zip and full zip version of this.

Great for Fall and Spring as well as a layer for the Winter. These two get a lot of use from me and likely will continue to for many years.

October 22, 2019

Better Sweater

Perfect! Love it!!

October 21, 2019

Fits and looks great!

I bought this jacket for my husband and it fits and looks great. He’s a pretty fit guy 6’ tall, 205 lbs., broad shoulders and slim waist at 32”. I bought him a Large. He won’t be able to fit a very heavy sweater under the jacket, but a shirt or light sweater will be fine. I have one of these jackets in a women’s and I love it and I think he will to... Read Moreo!

October 19, 2019

Great fit and quality

Great for colder days 30 plus degrees 0 Celsius. Fit is very comfortable and material is pretty thick. A medium fit perfect as I’m 5”11 and about 150Lbs.

October 18, 2019

Very warm

The jacket is great and the pockets are huge! I can fit my whole hand in there and still have room. It is also very soft and thick and fits well

October 18, 2019

My son loves it!

I got this for my 13 year old son. He loves it! He wants it to be cold everyday so he wear it. The fit is great too.

October 13, 2019

Great sweater.

Love the fit and feel. Wear it to work at a hospital. Looks casual yet professional. Many compliments from coworkers.

October 12, 2019

Now have several Better Sweaters...using

Now have several Better Sweaters...using almost daily. My "go to" clothing item for every function!

October 8, 2019

Quality fleece

Fits perfect. Good quality as expected from Patagonia.

October 6, 2019

Instantly my favorite.

One word: Cozy. Looks great. Love the color (I got the green). I have a few BS, but this is my first in the full zip jacket-form. I like it better than the pullovers. On my Xmas list for sure.

October 5, 2019

Very nice fit and I

Very nice fit and I love the color!

September 23, 2019

Great comfort but loosely fit

This is jacket is very comfortable and cozy but I feel the sizing chart was inaccurate. I’m 6’0 tall and 160 pounds and the medium I purchased runs a tiny bit big. Overall, great quality!

September 19, 2019

Great Jacket but just didn’t like the fit.

Quality and look of the jacket are perfect, I mean, that’s why I bought it! But I really hoped it would have more of an athletic fit. Maybe if I planned on wearing a hoodie underneath? Had I been in-store I’d have never have bought it. I bought it online and hoped for the best. I don’t know if this Size L is indicative of all Patagonia fleeces b... Read Moreut I wish they’d have a slimmer cut.

Response from Patagonia
September 29, 2019

I'm sorry to hear the fit wasn't what you were looking for. You are more than welcome to set up a return [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).

September 15, 2019

Perfect

I bought this for my Dandy 95 year old Dad- he loves it and looks so great in it. He's on the small side 5'4 and about 120 lbs. He got a medium so he could wear layers under it. It's perfect!

September 14, 2019

better sweater is a great

better sweater is a great lightweight cover

September 14, 2019

Best not better

Love this jacket for cold fall morning in the mountains

September 13, 2019

Sweater Jacket

This jacket was a gift for my grandson. He is 17, slim and about 5’ 10”. The fit is perfect and he is thrilled with this sweater jacket

September 9, 2019

Honestly unisex

I just bought the men’s because I like things to go down to the bottom of my butt, and to give me some arm room for sweaters and stuff. Fits great and so toasty!

September 3, 2019

Very nice! Warm, but not

Very nice! Warm, but not bulky

September 3, 2019

Great item ... warm and

Great item ... warm and easy to care

September 3, 2019

Warm, fits great, use on the trail or can wear in the office

This is my second Better Sweater Jacket. I commute by bike so sometimes have doubles of go to items that I leave at work. I can wear this jacket around a chilly office or use as a mid-layer on the trail.

August 31, 2019

High quality fleece

Excellent jacket, worth the price. Compared to the Columbia fleece jacket, this seems to be a much higher quality. The fleece in the pockets doesn't catch on my hands the way the Columbia did.

August 29, 2019

Better Sweather Jacket (Matcha Green)

Great jacket, very comfortable. Not as 'fitted' in the midsection and around waist, so feels like it runs a little large. Returning / exchanging for a medium.

August 23, 2019

Very nice and warm sweater

Only problem is that I will be returning it because it is too heavy and warm for where I live - southwest Florida. It’s well made as expected but I just can’t see getting enough use out of it. Thought it would be good lot take on trips when going to a colder climate and it would be but it’s a little too bulky to pack in my luggage.

August 15, 2019

Too short

Been wearing Patiginonia for 30+ years. I have a closet full of favorites. But the sleeve length on these two “same size” garments was a good 1 1/2” short.

August 14, 2019

Better Sweater Jacket

Love the Better Sweater Jacket. It is super warm and with a zipper it opens up if it gets too warm!

August 14, 2019

Go to coat/sweater

This jacket will get more use than any other item I own. It is comfortable, stylish, and most importantly, effective. This company knows what they are doing.

August 12, 2019

Best Jacket for cool weather

This jacket is comfortable, easy to pack, and perfect thickness for cooler weather.

August 12, 2019

Never disappointed

Practical, well made and comfortable. What more could I ask for.

August 11, 2019

Sleeve length

The sleeves are built for someone with extremely long arms and I’m still confused that they came with a M sized sweater. Returning was not an option as the size and color was already sold out.

Response from Patagonia
August 21, 2019

Hello Adrian! We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with this item. Please note that you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) to a Patagonia owned retail store or send it in at any point for a refund or credit.

August 11, 2019

Awesome sweater

Looks very professional, I wear it to the office and look like a VC guy lol. It has high collar that matches well with a shirt. However, keep in mind it is pretty warm (as it has fleece / polar under) so can get sweaty unless your office sets AC to less then 70.

August 10, 2019

Incredibly comfortable but 0 wind protection

This is the PERFECT jacket to wear indoors if you are a little chilly or to layer with a wind breaker when you go outside. Only complaint is that other fleeces I own from Patagonia (synchilla) are all much better at breaking the wind. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking to layer this with other jackets.

August 10, 2019

Perfect for cold weather between

Perfect for cold weather between fall and winter.

August 10, 2019

Very happy with the sweater.

Very happy with the sweater. Thank you. As always a quality experience.

August 10, 2019

Perfect!

Jacket is perfect in every way. It is also extremely versatile.

August 10, 2019

Awesome product, awesome people, awesome service

It just doesn’t get any better than Patagonia. From the people to the products and everything in between they just do things right. The Patagonia Better Sweater has been my go to fleece for years now. So of course when it came time for our surgical trainee group to get branded fleeces, there wasn’t any other option in my mind. Already, just a week ... Read Moreafter receiving our fleeces, each resident has remarked on how many compliments they’ve received about our Adobe full zip Better Sweaters while taking care of patients in the hospital. Servers residents had changed their mind on sizing after our order arrived. The people at Patagonia made the exchange process incredibly easy. From beginning to end Patagonia is the best. Fine quality products, sourced consciously and worn with pride. Thank you!

August 10, 2019

Got this for my husband.

Got this for my husband. He wears it all of the time! Perfect for evenings and cooler days. It is very flattering.

August 10, 2019

Bester sweater

fits great! Since most Patagonia gear is slim fit, this one has a bit of room to move. Rock solid zipper and pockets. can't wait have autumn campfires, and to layer up with it when the temps are -5F.

June 14, 2019

Great casual sweater

Love these as a more dress up looking sweatshirt. The style gets lots of compliments (esp the heathered colors - I have grey & green) and the fit is perfect for me. Only qualm is the pilling after about a year or so of regular use. It doesn't get washed very often and isn't used as a technical piece by me so the abrasions aren't ... Read Moresignificant.

May 26, 2019

Poor in nearly every category.

I wanted...tried to like the Better Sweater, but just couldn't. Mainly, its just not comfortable. Putting on a lightweight puffy is like heaven in comparison. Its heavy, bulky [esp. for travel], doesn't regulate temperature well - either too hot or too cold, smells easily, loose fit in the body especially at waist with no cinch equals dra... Read Morefty, terribly tight arms that you cannot layer anything under, and worst of all, wind cuts through it like a knife through hot butter. Its probably best for lounging indoors, yet even then a nice [and much] cheaper casual hoodie is more comfortable and effective. I suggest a lightweight puffy as a jacket, else a merino wool sweater if you actually want a sweater.

Response from Patagonia
June 11, 2019

We're sorry that you're disappointed with this fleece. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) that back to us and let us know if you have any questions.

May 10, 2019

Overall great product. Would prefer

Overall great product. Would prefer to have a slim fit version for men, with more taper towards the waist. Sleeves are slightly long for me but workable. Any thought to a cotton/wool/natural fiber product only? Also would definitely benefit from one or two inside pockets! Thanks.

May 9, 2019

Ms Bettersweater

I don’t like the heathered material. The color wasn’t truly black and frays easily.

Response from Patagonia
June 6, 2019

Hi Lucas. We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed with the material. Please feel free to send that back for a warranty [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) and contact our [Customer Service](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html) team if you have any questions.

May 9, 2019

Sweater for my husband

This is the 3rd sweater for my husband and he loves it. Comfortable and long lasting. Great product.

May 8, 2019

Nothing Better than the Better Sweater!

I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loves it! The sweater can be worn for pretty much any occasion; date nights, walks, sweater around the house, anything! So far it's held up nice and I would definitely repurchase again!

May 8, 2019

Better Sweater Jacket

Awesome jacket. This is my go to when I need something comfortable and warm. Only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the fit in the forearms. Too tight to fit a long sleeve shirt under it. Fits great everywhere else.

May 8, 2019

The Daily Driver

The better Sweater Jacket is my daily driver. It's the super comfortable medium warmth top that I can wear seamlessly inside my office and outside in the field, while being durable enough to take the beating of my on the go hands-on lifestyle, and formal enough I can walk into a business meeting and play the part. This top washes well, and sti... Read Morell looks good after two years of constant use and abuse. This top has the perfect cut - just slim enough to never get caught on anything but enough room to feel comfortable and fit inside a nano puff on brisk cold windy days or a shell and be covered in the worst of winter.

May 8, 2019

Awesome jacket!

It was a gift for my husband and he loves it! He wears it so often we need to buy him another one for sure!

May 8, 2019

Super soft and cozy. VERY WARM

This sweater is no joke. It's a warm jacket and can only be worn in fall or summer. 60 and below

April 13, 2019

I hate this "jacket"

Better Sweater Fleece is worthless if you step outside. I find that the material is so porous that walking on a cool day is enough to let the breeze in and cool me down. Forget it if there is an actually breeze. If you doubt what I say, hold the material up to a light, and you will be amazed at all of the light that comes through. The material is a... Read More good insulating material underneath an outer layer, but if you are looking for something to put on on in cool weather to go for a walk or ride a bike, choose something else. Plus, it pills. I thought synchilla was not very good in the wind, but it was much better than this. I plan on trying to trade it in for credit if I ever get to one of the stores.

April 2, 2019

Better sweater

They don’t call it better sweater for nothing!!!

April 1, 2019

Cheap quality that I would expect to find at Target for 1/4 the price

My wife & I both bought these & they 'pill-up' so bad that she constantly has to use a 'clothes shaver' on them. She says the quality is no better than one of the big box stores. For the exorbitantly high prices you guys charge for your gear I'm very disappointed in the quality.

March 14, 2019

Nirbhay

My mom got me this for my birthday and this is utterly amazing. I love the unique design and the comfortable fit.

March 6, 2019

So far so good!

Just got my sweater at REI and I absolutely love it! I'm 5'7, 170 lbs using a size Medium. Love the look of it with a tshirt or a flannel underneath, and if its really cold i'll use my North Face rain jacket. Keeps me warm and looks great! I've been using it for a few days now, and I hope it lasts for awhile. All in all, I love ... Read Moreit!

February 23, 2019

Steve

My dad got one for Christmas and I tried it on and immediately fell in love with the jacket! Told my parents I wanted one for Christmas next year! 2 months later they surprised me on my Birthday with one!! I will never buy anything else, EVER!!!

February 12, 2019

Strange fit

At 5’11” 180 lbs, I’m usually always a medium. Ordered the medium, and while the arm length fit as expected, the rest was way too short and very snug. Sent it back. Didn’t even bother trying the large, though.

February 2, 2019

Not For Me

I am 6'4", 40" waist, 230#, 37" sleeve length. I purchased the XXL. I am a tall guy with a thin to medium build (no beer gut). I can see why others had comments on the jacket length, sleeve width and ill fit. The jacket body is long and goes well below my waist. The body fit is ok, however the sleeves are narrow and somewhat dif... Read Moreficult to get on with an undershirt. The jacket is thin and the air passes right through on a breezy day. This jacket would be ok for a calm wind day and moderate temps of 50 degrees or above. If you wear a thin short or long sleeve polyester shirt, you may get the jacket on a little more easier. I wore a long sleeve thin merino wool shirt and it took some time to get the shirt and jacket adjusted with all the drag from opposing fabrics (wool and fleece). If my shirt had thumb holes the jacket may have gone on a little easier but I do not own any shirts with thumb holes. This jacket was not for me. I will not bother with returning and give this jacket to a family member or someone who needs a jacket.

January 1, 2019

Meant for tall and lanky

I'm 5' 9" with an athletic build. Jacket had a nice fit through the chest and biceps that allowed for an athletic build. The arm length was the issue. At 5' 9", my arms hang mid thigh. In other words, I have normal length arms yet the sleeves for this sweater are VERY long and come past my fingers by 4". Needless to sa... Read Morey, I had to return it as it looked very sloppy due to the length of the sleeves. Sleeves should stop at mid thumb when arms are at rest at your sides.

November 28, 2018

Everyone should have this!

I purchased mine at a authorized retail store. The fitting is perfect fit and snugs close to the body. Just keep in mind that this jacket isn’t windproof so have a thermal or long sleeve shirt underneath to keep that cool air at bay.

November 27, 2018

Nice jacket BUT too THIN

Hi, I just want to say I love Patagonia as a company, and would love to continue supporting its business. That said, I am utterly disappointed with the recent fit (in both men's and women's), as well as color choices (this season's colors seem dull and boring). I bought this better sweater for my husband to replace his older one, thi... Read Moreck, but PILLED like a disappointingly, A LOT. This looks the same but is significantly thinner in material. My husband didn't like the thin jacket, so I had to return it. I also bought one for myself, and the XXS used to fit me to the T. This year's XXS seems larger, and the arms are much longer than my older sweater. Please please please stop changing what's been working for people. If you want to introduce new sizes for everyone else, do it like J.Crew and Banana Republic and introduce Regular, Petite, and Long/Tall sizes and keep the old sizes as they were. I can NEVER know what my sizes are with Patagonia anymore so ordering online has been a pain in the rear because I've had to go to the store to return/exchange (which defeats the convenience of online shopping). XXS in regular nano puff and down sweater fits me but in the micro puff it is super tight around the hips, preventing me from properly zipping up the jacket. Please BRING BACK the cool, bright, happy colors! Thank you so much!

November 27, 2018

Great sweater, but runs large

This was my first better sweater and i fell in love with it immediately. It's very comfortable and warm. The only downside is that it runs a little on the large side. I'm 6'1" and normally wear a size large, but this sweater is a little baggier and longer than I'm used to.

November 19, 2018

Love it. Not so much in the wind

Just got my new Better Sweater. I appreciate the regular fit as it seems like all Patagonia products are slim fit. The XL fits me nicely. I like the color and the fabric and ordered a Sweater Stone from Amazon the same day as the sweater to keep up with the pulling that I have been warned is coming. The sweater is warm but the wind cuts right throu... Read Moregh it. I bought it as a light jacket or as a mid layer for use under my down coat in the super cold Sioux Falls day. Already getting complements on the look and style of the sweater. Love it. Hope it holds up well.

November 1, 2018

Love the looks, not the fit

I just got this and LOVE the looks and fabric, at least on the outside. Because the inside is fleece it is really, really difficult to put on as nothing will slide on a shirt-against-fleece setup. Also, the sleeves are somewhat tight from elbow to wrist which only multiplies that difficulty. Maybe because it's called "sweater" it is ... Read Moremeant to fit tight, just not my thing, a-la skinny-jeans.

October 21, 2018

Love it!

Bought it in black, but almost more of a charcoal gray (which I actually really like). I’m a medium in everything and the medium in this jacket fits perfectly. I really love the way this thing fits, but be aware that wind does cut right through it. That said, it’s a great under layer or a cool fall day jacket that is crazy comfortable.

May 26, 2018

Warm,comfortable but has pilled substantially

This a great staple for your wardrobe. I have it in black,but it has pilled substantially even though it has only been lightly been worn. I would go for a different color. Will definitely keep you warm and is classic enough that you can wear it in business casual environments.

April 9, 2018

Great!

The jacket is perfect. The only criticism is that the jacket look way darker and different in person than in the product photographs. Other than that it is a good sweater jacket and it's worth the money.

April 3, 2018

Simply great

Hooray for the 3XL Better Sweater. I've managed to land three of these in my closet and keep telling myself they're really zip cardigans so I can wear them at the office with a tie. They are super versatile and comfortable.

March 9, 2018

Great jacket

Ive received 2 of these as gifts in the past few months. Its as comfortable as a hug. Stylish...dresses up or dresses down and can be your outer layer most of the time. I am a big guy 6 foot and 315lbs and the 3xl fits me perfectly.

February 24, 2018

Fair Trade! Hurray!

This is my first Patagonia purchase and I'm happy wit it. I bought it in support of Fair Trade,and I'm glad Patagonia has made a move to support a Fair wage for the workers who make their,and our,clothing. One thing to be aware of with this sweater is that it does not provide warmth in windy conditions. It's best worn around the hous... Read Moree or on indoor shopping trips and similar situations.

February 12, 2018

Great coat/sweatshirt/sweater

This is an interesting garment that I really didnt know I needed,I got it as a gift and am very happy I did. It fits into that weather that you might just wear a hooded sweatshirt. Is also great for layering. Sizing is a bit on the runs large sizing as most of Patagonia's regular fit stuff is. I am 6'2" 215 and large fits me nice.

February 9, 2018

Personally do not care for this jacket

Bought this for my husband back in Sept. he has worn it just about every day since and it's a mess. I purchased the black so collects and show animal fur/hair and with wear has develped those pills . I wash about ever other week hoping to clean the look up but doesn't really help. I spend about 20 minutes after each wash to de lint it whi... Read Morele it's wet looks somewhat better but clean look only is temporary.

January 17, 2018

Misaligned interior panels

My original better sweater had interior pocket panels that really didn't affect the performance of the fabric. My second better sweater added an interior chest pocket panel that didn't breathe the same as the right side - it was funny to see a sweat patch on my left side. My final better sweater included a full left interior panel,and,a p... Read Moreartial right interior panel - i found this to be intolerable. How can anybody expect the fabric to function as described with this misaligned design. I've given up on this line and have moved to a competitor who understands how technical fabric ought to perform.

December 26, 2017

Love it!

I absolutely love this jacket/sweater (swacket?). For casual wear and light activity it is the perfect weight and I wear it pretty much constantly - it is just so comfortable! I also wear it to the office and have received a surprising number of complements on it. If I had a complaint it's that the material under the arms is a little bunched u... Read Morep,but this is very minor - I'm a large in some dimensions and a medium in others so this does tend to happen. Overall it looks and feels great!

December 23, 2017

Great everyday jacket

I've had my Better Sweater for about three years and it is still my favorite piece of clothing. It looks dressy enough for work while being comfortable enough for everyday. I would wear it all of the time and it is holding up great.

December 18, 2017

Love this sweater

I had coveted this sweater since seeing it on a friend earlier in the year and finally got around to buying it when I saw a deal. I've been buying outdoor gear for a very long time and have found a couple of items that what I would consider near-perfect. One is the Buff and now I'm adding this one to that list. I love this thing. It ain&#... Read Morex27;t perfect,but darn close. This sweater just oozes quality. It'll cover most conditions in Northern CA and is curently serving as my main commute jacket. I also plan on keeping this on my mandatory list of things to include on trips to Yosemite and other outdoor adventures. This is my third Patagonia product in two years and is a favorite by a long shot.

November 23, 2017

Needs to be cleaned up

Excessive material under the arm and by the chest Sloppy-looking Needs to be cleaned up

November 20, 2017

Sizing off

I purchased my first better sweater 5 or 6 years ago in a medium. It is certainly one of my favorite pieces for everyday use in the winter. I recently purchased another one,also in a medium.. The "new" medium,to my dislike,is definitely longer in the sleeves and waist. Unfortunately I took off the tags and threw it straight in the wash wh... Read Moreen it was delivered without trying it on first. It seems Patagonia's mediums these days are more on the larger side. I would say about 2-3 years ago I started noticing their size medium getting larger. I have run into this same issue with some of their other pieces. In the past,whether it was Patagonia or any other brand,I am a medium every time. Maybe a S when ordering Patagonia from now on. I'm 5'11" and 165 lbs

November 13, 2017

so much pilling

I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend's birthday. He's had it less than a month and there is already significant pilling all over the jacket. He only uses it for casual wear to work. I expected higher quality given the brand and the price.

November 6, 2017

Warm and comfortable but quality questionable

I really enjoy the comfort and warmth that the Better Sweater provides but I question the quality. The pilling on this product is disappointing. I would also recommend Patagonia put some type of protective material on the collar so that those of us with a beard don't destroy it. Still a huge fan of Patagonia,please renew your focus on the smal... Read Morel details of your products.

October 31, 2017

Jacket

Good looking jacket but wind cuts right through it

October 7, 2017

Most favorite thing ever!

That was my brother in laws response. He wears it all the time and basically only takes it off to wash it. We live in Minnesota and he works outdoors and this sweater keeps you so warm. He hasn't purchased a single sweatshirt since we gifted him the Patagonia Better Sweater. He didn't think he needed any 'fancy' things but as he... Read More is in company of his second better sweater I think the quality and overall design of this sweater has made him a lifer.

September 23, 2017

Great,verstatile sweater

Believe the hype,this is a perfect example of patagonia quality.

September 19, 2017

Nice for the price

I bought this one thinking it was the same product than one I tried in one of the REI stores. Only different color. I did not feel the same and did not fit the same with the one I tried in the store. Although,it is pretty nice and I like it a lot now.

May 31, 2017

Decline in quality

This is my second better sweater jacket and it appears that the materials that are currently being used are of a lesser quality than those of previous years. It's the small touches,such as cheaper zippers and a decrease in the thickness of the fleece. I'm still fairly happy with it,but wish they had maintained the level of quality they pr... Read Moreeviously attained.

May 29, 2017

Great jacket

Great jacket. Fits very well,More room than the performance better sweater. Also bought regular performance better sweater in same color - very different,both for different outfits/activities. I am 6ft,220 and the XL was prefect in both styles.

May 21, 2017

Great fleece

Fits great! I've got a hooded and regular version. Love both!

May 15, 2017

Very Warm and comfortable

Had this sweater a couple months now and i am completely satisfied. It is the comfiest sweater ive ever had hands down. Highly reccommend.

May 14, 2017

Fits Great!

I was worried the fit would be a little tight just by looking at the shape of the jacket,but it actually fits nicely and has a nice amount of snugness to it. It's great for casually wearing in not too cold temperatures and it actually does well in the wind too!

May 6, 2017

The names says it all.

I live in these sweaters,so comfortable. I love the simple,clean look.

April 16, 2017

Comfortable jacket

Very comfortable jacket,runs a little to the large size.

April 15, 2017

Better sweater jacket: Did not fit well and

I first bought a M size but realizing it was too tight,decided to exchange it for an L size. The exchange went very smooth,but the problem is that I'm between sizes,and upon wearing the L size once (for less than 1hr on a cold day),I realized that it would not work out either. I called for an exchange for another item,but was told that since I... Read More had already worn it,the item could not be exchanged ... and would only be accepted at a reduced value,although I was prepared to buy a more expensive item that fit me better. I still have to try and see if I can get an exchange in their new marketplace,but unless I get a fair value for it,this will by my last Patagonia merchandise.

April 9, 2017

A favorite jacket!

My husband loves these sweater/jackets and now has 5 in various colors. The fit is true and the mediterrean blue color is perfect for spring.

April 8, 2017

Nice looking but provides no warmth.

I'm probably being harsh as I live in an area still experiencing snowfall in early April but I purchased this as it looked nice. It arrived,fit well and looks nice; however,it provides no more warmth than a flannel shirt. A good sweater for high 50s at best.

April 8, 2017

I didn't want it,I needed it.

Wear it as my staple layer. All year long and all year comfort. Looks incredible and construction is flawless. Thanks Patagucci

April 8, 2017

Great and light weight

Great light weight sweater,for its weight it will keep you very warm. I love this sweater and will order another down the road

March 29, 2017

Good looking,poor functionality

I bought this to use for Alpine skiing. It fits well and looks good. What I was looking for. The body is comfortable but long. But since the pockets go all the way to the bottom hem they interfere with functionality. When one bends over with a cell phone in a pocket the phone jabs one in the ribs. And the phone doesn't fit sideways in the pock... Read Moreet. In today's environment phones must always be considered in the design.

March 26, 2017

Love the fit and zipper pockets.

Works great wore it this winter. Perfect weight for winters in the South. Really wish Patagonia make more clothing in 3xl.I would definitely buy more clothes if bigger sizes were available. 2xl not big enough for 6'7" and 290lbs.

March 21, 2017

Great All Around Jacket

While this fleece is not great in the wind,it's a good insulator and looks great! I would recommend,in colder and windier weather,to have it underneath a shell,or something more wind proof. It's stylish while still being fairly formal and comfy.

March 21, 2017

Great feel

Material feels very warm and comfortable. Appears to be well built. I can see this lasting a long time.

March 21, 2017

Great sweater great fit

I like this sweater. It is all that I expected. There is nothing that I did not expect from a product from Patagonia.

March 18, 2017

Great Sweater Jackety

Perfect for those chill days. Goes well also when I warmer parka is added

March 18, 2017

Good looking,good fit

This jacket has hit the spot for me with a good fit,effective pockets and adequate warmth for milder weather when worn alone. I used it under a shell for skiing and found that the collar does not seal out wind in that application. It works well on warmer days. It's my new favorite "town jacket" for mild evenings here in the mountains... Read More at 8000 ft..

March 13, 2017

Just about impossible to pull sweater sleeve over

I bought the Sweater jacket about a month ago and was unable to wear it because the material clung to the shirt sleeve so tightly I could not get the jacket on!

March 12, 2017

solid sweater

great fit,great colors,would recommend to a friend. The only down side is that it has zero wind resistance,but paired with a shell on cold days I can wear it through the winter.

March 11, 2017

What a GREAT company

I had a older Fleece It was no good to me so They took it back to recycle I then purchase a sweater Jacket to replace it The new features are great It fits perfect. I then received two Fleeces from my children for my birthday I am a Patagonian for life

March 11, 2017

Not functional. Can't get arms through the sleeves

I bought this a week ago to work at work over my drsss shirt when the office gets cold but the inside of the sleeve lining grips my shirt sleeves so I can't slip my hands though the sleeves easily and makes the product dysfunctional. This same problem happens with other shirts of mine so i will be returning this product.

March 5, 2017

Warm sweater for those cold days...

Thru the years that I have been on this earth; there has been days that I needed the better sweater. A sweatshirt just doesn't cut it when you are cold. The better sweater was the right fit. True to size,the fleece felt warm when I need it too. The craftsmanship of the sweater was spot on. I have even past on old better sweater that was a size... Read More too large to a friend. He was happy to received it. He knew what the name Patagonia meant.

March 5, 2017

better sweater

This is my second better sweater. I liked the first one so much,I had to get another in a different color. It is warm when it needs to be. Warmer than you think,but then you don't overheat in it. Very soft and durable. Holds up very well to washing.

March 4, 2017

Nice combination!

Nice combination of relatively light weight with warmth. Not too warm,but just right inside when parka,vest,or jacket is too much but bare shirtsleeves is too cold. Also pleased it's one of the few things in the catalog that comes 3XL. You should make more items in this size for us Big guys? Also great for layering.

March 4, 2017

Husband loves it!

I bought this as a birthday gift for my husband,he loves it.

March 4, 2017

Great for everyday use

I haven't owned a fleece in years. Really just wanted a sweater I didn't really have to worry about stretching and wear and tear. I got an extra small for a tight fit and it's stretched ever-so-slightly to break in and feel comfortable and nice and warm. This thing is pretty great.

February 25, 2017

Terrific item

I now own three of these--two sweater jackets and one pullover. Need I say more?

February 25, 2017

Great jacket

I bought this a month ago and is so comfortable fits perfectly and it really keeps you warm.

February 25, 2017

Best Sweater Ever!

This jacket looks good and feels good. It is a great jacket on its own and layers great. It looks good too. Great for that cold office or the great out doors!!

February 18, 2017

Great overall. Only one isue

Love the fit and comfort. Only issue is the zipper continues to seperate / split at the bottom. Continue to redo and zip it up again

February 11, 2017

Very comfortable

Bought this about one month ago and have practically been living in it ! Great job Oatagonia

February 10, 2017

Great jacket -- Border Collie hair MAGNET

My wife bought this for me for Christmas. I'm tall and love the fit. Patagonia is one of the few brands I buy that has long enough sleeves for someone like me. I love the look and it's very warm. Only problem is that dog hair sticks to it like on other piece of clothing I have. It is so clingy to the hair that getting it so I can walk out... Read More of the house with it on requires 10 minutes and half a roll of lint remover roller. It's quite impressive,some sort of static bond. I have yet to wash it,but maybe that will help. Anyway,for now I wear it at home mostly,and will live with it because I can't part with either the jacket or the dog.

February 9, 2017

Poor Quality

After reading "Let My People Go Surfing" I was extremely excited when I received this sweater as a gift during the holidays. However,I feel completely let down by the quality of the fabric since it has ALREADY begun pilling up after just 1 wash.

February 8, 2017

Warm & Versatile

so warm,can wear it anywhere - would buy again in a heartbeat.

February 5, 2017

Great jacket

Very happy with this jacket. I bought it several weeks ago and wear it all the time.

February 4, 2017

great fit

I finally didn't have to compromise style for fit. I ordered this fleece in a 3XL and it fits perfectly and allows a little extra room for a thicker shirt or a light sweater to be worn under it. Thanks Patagonia for offering such a functional item of clothing in a big guy's size!

February 4, 2017

Incredible Quality

Great color,perfect fit,incredible quality. The Better Sweater is so comfortable and warm. It's also a great looking piece to wear as a mid layer or just around town. My wife just bought one for herself as she loves it!

February 4, 2017

Pricey but really well made

I wouldn't have spent the money for this sweater jacket ,being very conservative by nature,but my wonderful daughter-in-law gave it to me for Christmas,and,what a present. I wear it every day. Easy to put on and take off. Really warm. Well made.

January 29, 2017

Perfect !

Perfect jacket! Warm and comfortable! Will buy again. Thank you !

January 28, 2017

Sleeves long

5'10 150,sleeves about 2 inches long,small fits too tight

January 28, 2017

Quality fleece

Good quality fleece,gets the job done. Held up nice so far

January 24, 2017

Super styled and very warm

Bought this after looking at similar fleece garments. Looks great,fits like a glove and it's very warm!

January 23, 2017

Very Comfy!

This is my third color and size of this jacket... as my son has grown this is one of his favorite items. He would rather wear this than a sweatshirt.

January 22, 2017

Great gift for boyfriend!

I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas,and he loves it! He wears it all of the time,its the perfect weight if you don't live somewhere too cold (we're in Arizona).

January 22, 2017

Extreme pilling occuring

I love these better sweaters!! I have four of them,including one that I bought back in 2009 and it is still going strong. However,one of them,which I haven't washed too many times,has started to pill up something fierce. I'm not washing it in any different way from my others,but it's getting to the point where it's almost unwear... Read Moreable. Anyway,I've had the one for almost eight years,and washed it hundreds of times with no problems,but I'm extremely disappointed that my newest one is pilling up so badly. Of note,for sizing,I'm 5'10" and 165 pounds and a small fits perfectly on me. I also have a couple mediums,which also fit fine,but sometimes I like wearing the small for a more snug fit.

January 21, 2017

Higher collar and chest pocket?

I own several better sweater jackets and just recently purchased a new one and noticed it had a small pocket on the chest and a higher collar then the older better sweaters I've bought. I don't really like the higher collar or the small pocket. Wish they would've left it alone.

January 21, 2017

Great colors and very warm

I like the sweater but the sizing is odd. I'm 5'8 at 185 lbs and the medium is too smug and the large too big.

January 16, 2017

Bought for boyfriend,he loves it.

Bought this for my boyfriend and he wears it probably 3 times a week. We're in the middle of a cold Michigan Winter so he appreciates having one item of clothing that can keep him warm inside and provide a good base layer under his jacket.

January 15, 2017

Stylish and warm

Purchased for my 85 year old dad.... Who had been wearing some old rags for a while. Mom never turns th heat on,so a warm jacket is a staple. Now heads turn as he walks down the street. He loves it...I think he might even sleep in it!

January 14, 2017

warmish

Expected it to be warmer but it breaths well. Great for 45-55 degrees.

January 13, 2017

Not a fan

Email asking for a review so here goes....received as a gift,size medium which is what I normally wear. I'm a slim 5'10. Sleeves are long and snug,also jacket is kind of long for my taste. I'd maybe wear it as a base layer over a t-shirt or mock tee under a ski shell. To confining for me (sleeves too tight ) to wear over a regular lo... Read Moreng sleeve shirt.

January 12, 2017

Older model collar much better

Love these- in vest,pullover and jacket. But the new higher collar is much to high and floppy. I look like Dracula wearing these. Please bring back the previous collar.

January 12, 2017

Great!

This was a holiday gift for hubby and he loves it. The sleeves are long - that is the only negative but he still wears it with wrists folded

January 12, 2017

Perfect

Love this fleece. The color is great. It washes well.

January 11, 2017

My son loves it

My son loves this in place of a jacket. Dress it up or down its a handsome look

January 11, 2017

Great,one tweak

Great fleece. Fit perfectly and very snug. Only recommendation would be to make it a little longer in the waist.

January 11, 2017

Perfect fit!

Purchased for my 25 yr old son for Christmas. He loves it! Grey color goes with anything. Is warm,soft,and comfortable. He normally wears a medium,I purchased a med. and it fits perfectly.

January 11, 2017

Mens better sweater jacket

I bought this for a light winter jacket and I was thrilled. It is very comfortable and fashionable at the same time. I find it to be very warm as well. If you are looking for something that is going to keep you warm in thw winter look no further and purchase this jacket. I am from Minnesota and the winters here can be extreme the jacket would not h... Read Moreold up against negative temps that well but it would be fine for a quick walk after it just snowed or going to the store or whatever in the winter.

January 11, 2017

Layers

I bought this to replace a north face windwall jacket. It is an excellent layer under a vest or lightweight jacket. It keeps me very warm. I less thrilled about its durability. I returned my initial purchase as it began to "pill" immediately after wash number one. After a couple washes with my replacement,I find the issue of "pillin... Read Moreg" is unresolved. Maybe a different fabric,or a different weave could resolve the issue.

January 11, 2017

Great jacket!

Great jacket. My son is really enjoying it! Soft and warm!

January 11, 2017

Amazing!

Love it! Warm with quality build. I like that it's a little longer so it doesn't lift up when active.

January 11, 2017

Good quality!

The jacket runs true to size and is nice quality. I ordered the Pale Khaki color and it looks good.

January 11, 2017

Runs slim

This would have been great if my husband wasn't so portly! Nice jacket,just way too small. I took it back.

January 11, 2017

Warm,comfortable fabric

I have worn this jacket in 15 degree temps and has kept me warm. I ordered the stone color which is a nice neutral shade.

January 11, 2017

Well made!

Will buy a second one. This product should be made in the USA.

January 11, 2017

Super

My wife bought one,then I bought one,then my 4 kids got one and now my extended family has them. The only negative (for some) is that the sleeves run a bit longer than usual for all of us. Some like that,some don't. Overall we all love the Better Sweater.

January 11, 2017

Well made!

Love the better sweater I wear it everyday Very warm and stylish

January 11, 2017

Great Jacket!

I bought this for my dad as a Christmas gift in addition to buying him the Men's Better Vest which he already owns and loves. This jacket did not disappoint! My dad is a fisherman,a contractor and a business owner so he's up and out early most cold mornings while most people are still in bed so he needed something warm and functional and ... Read Morethis jacket has been spot on! In fact,I received a special coupon offer after the holiday season so I splurged and bought him another color so he'd have two! The added bonus for him is that it has a pocket near his chest so he pops his cell phone in there which he loves. The vest also offers this feature which is yet another reason why these have been great staples for my dad. Thanks so much! Michele

January 11, 2017

Best jacket I own!

Absolutely amazing product. Fits very well,the color is great,and it is very warm!

January 11, 2017

Warm,comfortable and looks great

This jacket is warm and comfortable. It's perfect for a hike or being out and about. Fits perfectly as well - I'm 5'10" athletic build.

January 11, 2017

Super warm and soft!

Love this so much I bought one for every member of our team! Works as a stand alone sweater and also a great under jacket with a shell in the cold weather. Wore this with a goretex shell hiking on a 14 degree day and was very comfortable.

January 11, 2017

Need more big and tall apparel.

Would buy a lot more Patagonia if they sold more big and tall sizes.

January 11, 2017

Pretty warm and stylish

I bought this to fight against the Seattle cold weather and it worked pretty well in that sense. Also it fits perfectly and stylish.

January 11, 2017

Polyester Disappoints

After wearing this jacket only a few times I noticed the sleeves were pilling up. About a month later,after only having washed it twice,it looked like a cheap dishrag that had been used for years. I managed to get it back to a presentable order by using my razor to shave it. I'm really disappointed that I paid so much for a piece that fell apa... Read Morert so quickly and requires constant upkeep. Not something I would expect from a company geared towards rugged sports and lifestyle.

November 9, 2016

Great sweater

Ok finally found on sale and glad I did very warm stylish and just great to wear doing just about anything

October 23, 2016

Not what I expected

The quality is certainly there. But the color was not at all what I expected from the image online. Depends on your build...but I found the shoulders tight and I'm not very broad in the shoulders. 5' 11" 180lbs... ordered a large. The middle section is bigger than I expected too. Kind of baggy.

October 17, 2016

Satisfactory

This jacket is good looking and the fabric and tailoring seem to be very good. I am disappointed that the "Navy" color is not Navy,but more like a stonewashed denim. Another disappointment is that the sleeves are too tight,so that putting the jacket on over shirt sleeves is quite difficult.

October 16, 2016

BEST sweater Jacket

I love my "better sweater" it's definitely one of the best purchases I've made this year,premium quality,comfy and washes really well.. Patagonia products always stand the test of time.

October 15, 2016

Fashionable & Warm

I bought this item a month ago before traveling to the Maritimes. During our 3 weeks there I wore this sweater constantly. It warm incredibly warm yet breathable. I enjoyed it and raved about it so much that my wife bought a red one for herself while we were in Halifax! Now we're both toasty and good lookin' at the same time!

October 15, 2016

Dad's first Patagonia

Bought this for my 84 year old Dad (6'4",200 lbs) and he loves it! It delivers a smashing look as well as being his new very favorite piece of clothing. He says,"It's so light you don't even know you have it on." Bought a L and it fits like it was custom-made (love the long sleeve length).

October 8, 2016

Excellent in all respects !!!!

just back from a beach vacation .... perfect for cooler nights and mornings

October 8, 2016

Love it!

I bought this for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it! It's so warm and comfortable. We both have one and we love to wear them on those chilly days when we are running errands or just hanging out! Totally worth it!

October 2, 2016

Awesome sweater

Bought it for a trip to Idaho,kept me super warm during nights with avg temp of 35.

October 1, 2016

Office sweater; trail mid layer.

Another great find for my Patagonia collection. 123

September 11, 2016

Enormous drop in quality over past versions

Replace my 2013/14 version (which I lost) with a 2015 version and found it to be much much much lower in quality.

July 29, 2016

I wear it every day

I really like this jacket. I use it almost every day. Have used it hiking/camping in the Sierras,around town,and after I get out of the ocean at night. It is warm and durable and low maintenance. Super comfortable too. I have read the other reviews,and for me the longer arms and bottom are perfect. I have tried previous years better sweaters on and... Read More never purchased because they were too short and if I sized up they were too big and boxy. This one is a perfect design and fit for me. I am 6'2" 190 lbs. The large is a perfect fit- not too tight,not too loose. I would say just size down if you are shorter.

July 22, 2016

Love It

I bought this product just about a year ago and I've really enjoyed it. The weight is perfect for late fall to late winter/early spring. Great product.

June 6, 2016

Anytime Wear,except for snorkeling.

This fleece is Awesome! A comfortably,snug fit that keeps the core warm from hips to the top of the neck if needed. Zipper closing pockets that don't scratch your skin. A great design and stylish fabrication plus my wife says I look hot in it! I wear it all the time!

May 25, 2016

Nice jacket,one flaw

This is a really nice jacket,but as others have mentioned,the sleeves are much too long. The jacket body fits me well,but the sleeves are designed for real knuckle-draggers. The people at the store said it was designed for active wear,and the sleeves had to have enough length so they wouldn't pull up in use. There is no way I could reach far e... Read Morenough to hit the maximum length of those sleeves. My Nano-puff has shorter sleeves than this one. Fortunately,a local tailor was able to shorten them enough to make the jacket wearable.

March 16, 2016

Still an essential

I have had several better sweaters over the years, and this year's version is more "performance" oriented than in the past. All around, it is definitely a must-have. You can wear it around town as well as for short walks in the forest on a cold morning. When I say "performance" oriented, I mean that the collar is now highe... Read Morer, the arms are a bit tighter, and the sleeves are longer compared to better sweaters I have had from years past. To be honest I preferred this garment when it was more of a casual design. Yes, I wear this garment when walking around, but when I am doing something strenuous like hiking or skiing, I wouldn't grab this sweater. The material is too thick. Plus, its such a nice design, I wouldn't want to get it dirty. I grab a synchilla pullover or something like that. In my humble opinion, I think they should go back to the more casual design. But that is splitting hairs. Overall, the better sweater is a great design and the first thing you throw in your bag for the weekend.

March 13, 2016

Change is not always good

Don't understand why you changed the way this is made. Bought an XL which is the same size I bought of the better sweater in past years. The sleeves and length on this new version is way too long. The feel is not there either as it feels like cheaper material. Don't start doing like other companies please and sacrifice the product you mak... Read Moree just to make a few more bucks!!!!! I buy your products because of the quality and if you start to change it that's not good!!

February 22, 2016

Why change something that ain't broke?

Just upgraded to this from a 2014 Better Sweater. Not particularly satisfied with this 2015 model because of a number of aforementioned reasons. The 2015 Better Sweater overall feels boxier,has longer and wider sleeves,and is made of a thinner material than the 2014 models. Also,it's missing the premium nylon facing on the zipper track and the... Read More new chest pocket I think that it's still a nice jacket,but its cutbacks in quality this year don't differentiate itself from other products as a clearly superior option anymore. I honestly think that the 2014 model was perfect in terms of size and warmth and that if the 2015 Better Sweater had just been the 2014 model with the extra chest pocket,it would've been a perfectly solid upgrade. I'll still recommend this jacket for its guaranteed Patagonia quality but am hoping that the 2016 model goes back to the previous superior design and quality that I expect of Patagonia.

February 10, 2016

Great weight for SoCal winters

Based on earlier reviews,I ordered a size down for my husband,who generally wears a Large in everything. The Medium was much,much too small,and had to be exchanged. The Large fit is a bit slimmer through the torso than other fleeces he owns,but the sleeves were not too long - they were perfect for his 34/35 shirt sleeve. I gave this jacket to my hu... Read Moresband for Christmas,and he has been wearing it like a second skin,even sleeping in it on occasion,so perhaps that's not a typical wear pattern...my only complaint is that it is pilling,especially on the front,and it's only been washed 2 times. Again,this could be from overuse,but,at this price point,I would expect almost no pilling even with extreme use. It's a great-fitting,stylish,practical,and comfortable jacket. I would have given the jacket 5 stars,if not for the pilling.

February 8, 2016

Slipping on the detail quality

I just purchased a third "better sweater" and was surprised to see that the quality had slipped with the recent version but the price had not changed. I have two older versions of both the jacket and vest. The details like the nylon facing on the zipper closure and piping on the collar are gone. It is the little things like this that make... Read More people feel they have purchased a quality product that will last and worthy of the higher price point of Patagonia products. If we just wanted a basic fleece jacket, several of the brands manufactured in China will fit the bill and at a savings. Please maintain the quality and we will all keep coming back for your fine products.

February 2, 2016

Best Sweater

The best Better Sweater design yet. Just received my 2nd color. The full zip version is versatile enough for any demand. I can wear it under a shell for warmth on the slopes or as outerwear in town. Sizing is spot on perfect. It's not as boxy as previous models. You can tell this one is for the more athletic types - slimmer in the sides and wa... Read Moreist with just the right length in the sleeves. I'm 6'1 with slim to average build and the medium fits like a glove. All of the quality and durability you'd expect from Patagonia. Hope it stays consistent for years to come.

February 2, 2016

Great Jacket

I see a lot of people are complaining about the sizing of the latest Better Sweater Jacket but I didn't have any issues. I looked at all the colors online and when I got to the store tried on the color I wanted in the size I thought would fit me best and it was a perfect fit. I got the XL, I'm 6'5" and 220 lbs. This is my first ... Read MoreBetter Sweater product so I can't speak in regards to the quality of past editions vs. this one, but I love the jacket and feel the quality is superior to similar fleece jackets in the market.

January 29, 2016

Improper Fit

I vetted this product with several friends and acquaintances as well as read other reviews and the 2015 Better Sweater is not of the same quality, as a whole, as earlier models. The sizing was off as I tried on a friend's Large that fit perfect and when I received my order it was long in the torso and sleeves (almost like a 40L instead of a 40... Read MoreR). The weight was off as well with the new model being lighter and could tell that material was of lesser quality than previous models.

January 29, 2016

What's going on at Patagonia regarding fit/sizing?

Hi everyone. I'm a longtime Patagonia wearer. Male,5'8",160lbs,fit build,mid-40s. Something has gone off the rails,and not in a good way,in the design department of late (2015-16 Winter). Fleece jackets and 1/4 zips no longer seem to fit probably or comfortably. Either they are too tight in the body (small for me) or way too long in ... Read Morethe sleeve (medium - I'm a 33" sleeve). I write this because I see that I am not alone thanks to other postings stating similar issues/concerns. I had to send back both the Better Sweater Full Zip (small

January 22, 2016

bitter pills to swallow

I want to love this fleece. And I did for several months. Its super comfortable and really really warm. I've worn it from 50 degree weather down to freezing and it's plenty warm (not super good against the wind though). The big issue is that its pilling. LIKE c r a z y. Functionally, it still works. But now it looks like a tattered 20 yea... Read Morer old fleece and its barely 6 months used. And I've only been wearing it around town to and from work. I can't imagine how bad it would look after putting this thing through the ringer. Super disappointing especially since a large part of the reason I got this fleece is because it looks so good. Not the case anymore and its a bummer.

January 19, 2016

Inconsistent sizing

I really like the jacket. It's comfortable and warm, great as a sweater or midlayer. There is a big issue that may explain some of the other comments. The sizing is inconsistent from one sweater to another of a given size. The sleeves are generally tight and long, but some more than others. Same applies to torso fit. I tried on several jacket... Read Mores in the same Patagonia branded store, same colour, and experienced this variation. Eventually I found one that worked to my satisfaction. It seems to be a quality control issue.

January 14, 2016

what gives?

My second Better Sweater however,this one's arms /shoulder are very tight,too long sleeves and seems longer in the body than my 3yr old version. Pretty disapointed.

January 13, 2016

Great trading desk fleece

I work as a sales analyst on Wall Street and this really helps me fit in with the traders on my desk. Once I saw that a trader bought one, I went out right away and got one for myself. I even got the same color as him (gray)! I thought about buying another color but it wasn't worth the risk. I am really happy with my purchase. If I could give... Read More it six stars, I would.

January 11, 2016

Sizing is off!

I've been a big fan of the Better Sweater for years and decided to purchase a new one this season and to my disappointment the sizing is way off from previous seasons. I'm 5'10 about 165 lbs and typical wear a Medium in Patagonia. This sweater model's arms are about 1/4 inch longer than my old one and the fit is slightly boxier.... Read More The fit in the waist and body are ok but I'm not quite sure why the measurements for the sleeve length increased. Keep that in mind when purchasing.

January 5, 2016

What can I say... love it!

I absolutely love this jacket from the material to the design. The pockets make sense as much as I hate to carry a cell phone the front chest pocket makes it easy to access when the kids are calling. I have had no issues with size and like to layer because of constantly changing temperatures and conditions in the mountains. I ware this jacket for e... Read Moreverything work, pleasure and sport it is the first one I grab on the way out the door. I must say the better sweater material is not only warm but very cozy. It is not a wind or rain shell but let's be honest it was not designed for that. Getting ready to get another may have worn out the zipper but not surprised it has been skiing, under my truck working on drive shafts and pawed on by two high energy pups. Five plus years of heavy use got my money's worth and then some.

December 17, 2015

Great jacket; normal Patagonia sizing

These Better Sweater jackets and pullovers are the best. They are warm, good-looking and well put together. They may fit more trimly than similar products from other manufacturers, but the fit is not tight or constricting if you know how Patagonia products are sized and buy accordingly. The fit in the Better Sweater is what I have come to expect an... Read Mored count on from Patagonia. I am 5'11" 175# and wear a 15 1/2 34-35 dress shirt. My arms are a bit long for my height so a medium in some shirts and jackets may fit me well in the chest and shoulders but be too short in the sleeves . The Better Sweater jacket in medium fits me perfectly in the body -- trim, but not tight, and the sleeves fit me perfectly. The trim fit makes it just right for layering under a Nano-Puff or Down Sweater. Couldn't be happier.

December 1, 2015

Unique Fit

As other reviews have mentioned, the arms are longer. Also, unlike most Patagonia jackets, this one has a trim to it. So instead of the massive waste of fabric meant for fat American bellies, the larger sizes broaden the shoulders and waist proportionately. The fabric is thick, durable, and extremely comfortable. Great coat all around.

November 24, 2015

Arm length and sizing just wrong.

I tried a size L, my usual size, on in a store. Too tight all over and the sleeve length was ridiculously long. I could possibly live with that if the cuffs had some kind of elastic or Velcro closures but they don't. The cut of this product was not well thought out. So....it didn't go home with me.

November 23, 2015

Quality still good

Not sure what the fuss about sizing is, the jacket is true to size. This 2015 version is a little longer than my 2011 better sweater, but the extra length is welcomed as I'm 6'3". The sleeve length is pretty much the same My only complaints with the jacket is that it feels lighter (and less warm), and the zippers feel a lot cheaper.... Read More I love the strong feel of the zippers on my older better sweater, and the new ones feel almost like plastic or something. Anyway, still happy with this sweater, it's extremely comfortable

November 18, 2015

Sizing is one size too large

Unfortunately this sweater is one size too large. I am 6'2" and pretty slim and I am almost always a medium so I got the medium but it's at least one size too big. Just about to order a small so hopefully that one does the trick. I would recommend going to a store to try on before buying. That's my experience, hope it helps you ... Read Moreout with sizing!

November 18, 2015

Sleeves Absurdly Long

I typically wear shirts with 33" arms. I bought a Medium and the sleeves are about 4" too long. Almost completely cover my hands. Also, the length of this jacket could stand to be shortened by a couple inches. I'm 5'-11" and this jacket feels like it was designed for a much taller person...with unnaturally long arms. Whoeve... Read Morer at Patagonia signs off on sizing needs to be re-evaluated. It's really too bad because the overall style of the jacket is great.

November 13, 2015

Perfect for tall men

My husband is 6'4" and 190lbs and has a difficult time finding jackets that are long enough in the arms and torso. This fits perfectly. Really well made product.

November 6, 2015

Very nice, definitely my style

Very nice, definitely my style as far as looks go - however, the sleeves are too long. I got a Large and had to send it back, even though I wear a large in everything else. Got the Medium today and the sleeves are still to the middle of my hands

November 5, 2015

Had high hopes, sizing failed me

Overall build and quality of the jacket is the best out there - but the sizing is completely off. Ordered down a size and still sleeve length and jacket length was too long. Traditionally wear the same size in all other items by Patagonia, but for some reason the sizing is completely off with this product. Looks like many others have had this same ... Read Morecomplaint, hopefully Patagonia is paying attention to the reviews and will address this sizing issue in a product update.

November 4, 2015

Strange sizing.

To chime with others: the sizing is strange. I have a large Better Sweater vest. Fits great. But the jacket version? A full 3-4 inches longer in the torso. Arms gorilla-length. Tried a medium. No luck. Too tight. It's as if the large was mislabeled since that vest version of the large fits fine.

September 27, 2015

So Far ,So Good!

I recently bought this to "update" a simple Synchilla Full-Zip, that was an excellent piece, and what a treat this is. The red color looks great, the fit (on a smaller build) is spot on, though the sleeves are a little long on my short arms. I have not had it too much, nor have I put it too lot's of abuse, but take that for what you ... Read Morewill. If there were anything I would say, it would be that the wind rips through pretty badly, though any sweater/fleece would experience the same thing. Great for going to the market, walking the dog on a cool day, sitting in cold offices, airplanes, or classrooms, sightseeing, and hanging out around the house. I probably wouldn't hike in it, but it hasn't gotten cold enough yet to make that call.

September 21, 2015

Good jacket but pilling. Size is goofy.

I may have an older model but I'm looking to get a new version and wanted to pass on my feedback. I'm 5'11", 190lb, muscular chest, short torso w/ crazy long legs. 17" x 34" slim / tailored dress shirt. My main issue is w/ the sizing. Large capilene crews are way too short. My Large R1 pullover doesn't even make i... Read Moret to my waist. I bought a Large Better Sweater and felt like a kid. The medium fits me much better. Guessing your correct size w/out trying on first is like shooting from the hip. I'm a Large in every other brand, regardless if it's for active or casual duty. On another note, the jacket is pilling quite a bit. I often wear it over scrubs in the cooler temps and then layer it in the winter. Regardless of the issues I still really like the item. I like the warranty, I like the environmental stance, etc. I still have products from 20 years ago and those that didn't last were replaced. I'll still buy your gear but would really like to see the sizing streamlined regardless of manufacturing facility, intended fit (slim vs regular), and intended usage.

September 10, 2015

Huge!

I am 6'0, 200lbs, 35 in sleeve. I ordered a large and it felt like I was a kid wearing an adult's clothes. Length of the garment was down below my crotch and sleeves almost covered my entire hand. Looks good but sizing is seriously off.

September 9, 2015

Light, Warm and Oddly Sized

I like this sweater a lot. It's light, yet very warm. I purchased it to wear at home and work during those cool autumn days. I really like the material and workmanship that is typical of the Patagonia brand. The only complaint has to do with sizing. I'm 5'10" and 196lbs and I had originally purchased a size large. However, upon ... Read Moretrying it on I found the sleeves were a few inches too long and the section around my torso was very loose. I mailed the item back and ordered a medium. The medium fit just fine.

September 7, 2015

Works for me

It's like a sweater only better, just as the name says. Still wearing my original one, after several years, I would say it holds up very well. I personally have not had a problem with fabric pilling. As one reviewer had mentioned. I hope this doesn't happen cuz I love my better sweater jacket. I was grateful to have this jacket while trav... Read Moreeling last fall up in Vermont

September 2, 2015

Not Better

I own a Better Sweater from last year (2014) in size medium. I am 5'11" and 170 lbs. I just tried on the new version of the Better Sweater with the added Napoleon pocket in size medium. Unfortunately, the sleeve length is now two or more inches longer and covered half of my hand whereas the old version fit me perfectly. Too bad!

September 1, 2015

hate to be a pill...

Surprised to see that Patagonia has deleted old reviews of this product! I wrote last year that the Better Sweater Jacket I had was a nice fit, comfortable wear and satisfactorily warm BUT the fabric pills something fierce! After just a few months of casual use -- mostly indoors! -- the front and arms looked awful from pilling. I liked to wear the ... Read Moregarment shopping but it got so bad (appearance-wise) that I was embarrassed to wear it out! Patagonia offered to take it back and refund my money, which I did. I liked the item a lot but it just is NOT durable in any sense of the term.

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