Back to Product

Patagonia Men's Better Sweater® Fleece Jacket

Write Your Review

4.39 /5

Filter Reviews

All 434 Reviews

Clear All

Patagonia Men's Better Sweater® Fleece Jacket

True To Size
February 26, 2021

Oddly right, but seems comfy

The fit seems off. Tighter than even a slim fit shirt in my normal size. Could barely fit my sleeveless as through the sleeves. Seems an absolute requirement to size up if you are not very skinny or if you want to wear more than a t-shirt underneath. Quality doesn't seem quite on par with the cost and the mystique. I'll look for a differe... Read Morent sturdy fleece jacket.

February 26, 2021

Great All Around Jacket

I purchased this in Log Brown after scouring the reviews for a quality durable Spring and Fall sweater. It is very soft and has a classic look that you can wear to the office or out for a hike. The fit is true to size (for reference Im 5-6 tall, weigh 170 lbs., 39 chest, 32/33 sleeve, 32 waist), the only area that fits a little snug is the sleeve o... Read Moren my forearm. It is a warm and light sweater to use stand alone or as a mid layer. Zipper quality is very good with smooth operation. Too soon for me to tell on the durability, but very happy with the product.

February 25, 2021


feels great, warm and reliable, used to have one back in 7th grade, really happy i found the same one!

February 25, 2021

Very warm and cozy!

Enjoy wearing it on cold days. Soft and very warm.

February 25, 2021


Fits right

February 25, 2021

A Classic

The better sweater is truly that, a better sweater. It provides good warmth and where as well. The fabric is thick and rich and feels great on your skin. I recently purchased the dark brown and absolutely love the color of the fabric. I own a number of better sweaters and I plan to keep buying them in the future, theyre great!

February 25, 2021

Comfortable, Simple, and Stylish

Love this sweater so much that I got two. It's incredibly comfortable, fits nicely, and matches any outfit. I can wear it at work in a professional setting, or lounging about the house Sunday morning with a cup of coffee.

February 25, 2021

Repeat purchase

My second of the same. Great weight and layers well. Quality is always top tier. Five stars.

February 24, 2021

Quality and great sales price

Delivery on time so much better than last year!

February 23, 2021


Perfect fit. Didnt have to give it to one of my children. :)

February 23, 2021


I got this sweater for my husband, he works in a hospital and it is just perfect for him, keeping him warmed enough, light weight and looks professional for see his patients even though when he is wearing his scrubs.

February 23, 2021

great for women too

The BSJ is my staple clothing item in the winter. Having both women's & men's version of the BSJ, I actually prefer the men's version because the arms are more relaxed where it joins the shoulders. I have read other women complaining about the women's version because of this, so I invite them to try the men's version. S... Read Moreure, the silhouette is not hourglass-y, but so what? I think this current version is a little longer so with my hips being more flared than a man's & having a shorter torso, the bottom of the jacket "grabs" at my hips whereas the torso is looser. Fortunately, I'm still trim enough that the sweater bottom doesn't bunch up around my waist. The other bonus to purchasing the men's version are the better color options like the olives, rusts, & browns.

February 18, 2021

Comfortable and warm

I love this sweater. Its a little larger than I expected but a medium would be too small. Overall, its a favorite and its been great with the winter weather in Chicago.

February 18, 2021

Warm and comfortable

Warm and comfortable to wear !

February 18, 2021

Super Sweater

This is a super well-designed sweater with a solid weight to the fabric and very effective balance of insulation and breathability. It's the kind of sweater you grow old with. As it ages, it'll fit like a glove.

February 11, 2021

Runs a little big

Great fleece! I ordered the large but returned for the medium. Medium fits perfect over a T-shirt or polo- 6ft tall/ 42 chest/ 34 waist.

February 9, 2021

Great sweater

I LOVE this sweater. It is warm and fits me like a glove. It is not scratchy so I wear it all the time. Wearing under a down sweater keep me warm I all but the coldest weather.

February 9, 2021

Super Comfortable

I wear this comfortable sweater over t-shirts, polo style, or button-down shirts nearly every day from October to March with shorts, sweats, jeans, or khakis. I am 6'2" - 250 LB, and the XXL fits perfectly. The only reason I would buy another is to have multiple colors (I have industrial green).

February 8, 2021

Gorgeous high quality

Purchased hunter green, so beautiful, fits perfectly, and warm but not too warm

February 7, 2021

Great Fleece Jacket

The style and fit are excellent. Surprisingly comfortable and plentiful pockets.

February 6, 2021

Super Warm

Love the fit. Super warm and quality material. Very fashionable for hiking and at work!

February 4, 2021

Functional and beautiful

The Patagonia Better Sweater just keeps getting better I think: the weave is now even more reminiscent of a wool sweater but it's more durable. Good looking enough for casual work and going out for dinner, but still works great for short hikes.

February 3, 2021

Nice looking jacket.

Like the fabric, color, and detail. Well worth the price.

February 1, 2021

Toasty warm

I own more than one of your products, and I have always been satisfied. More what do with your product they perform great,always happy with my purchased.

January 31, 2021

Warm and comfortable

Very comfortable sweater

January 30, 2021

My favorite light jacket

I had wanted one for a while and it lives up to expectations. Very comfortable.

January 26, 2021

A really good sweater

I actually have bought several of these Better Sweaters over the years, and they have held up well and I pretty much live in them through our five-month winters here in Ithaca, NY. The old ones are still good, but the current crop is appreciably better, and I highly recommend these sweaters. They are warm, sturdy, well-designed, and they look great... Read More in a well-turned out casual sort of way. In fact, I have gotten a couple of Better Sweater vests for fall and spring, and when it gets fairly cold in the house, I put a sweater over a vest over a t-shirt, and I'm as cozy as can be!

January 24, 2021

Comfortable & practical

My bf likes efficiency in gear, and I like looks- we both win with this sweater (which has long been a fixture in my own closet! But I wasnt sure he was ready...) Runs about 1/2 size small.

January 22, 2021

Great jacket

Great color. Love the Chest pocket!

January 21, 2021

Very comfortable , lightweight and warm

Same as above , will buy more in the future. Love it , Thanks !!!

January 21, 2021

Great look, great fit!

Im 61 & 200lbs and i bought the navy blue in an XL. It fits just about perfect. Its not slim fit but its also not baggy around the torso. Theres room to layer another lighter sweater or a flannel underneath without it being too tight or restricting your movements. Looks great and super happy with the purchase!

January 20, 2021

Durable and warm

True to size and comfortable!

January 20, 2021

Great jacket

Husband loves it, fits perfectly. True to size and slimming.

January 17, 2021

Great Quality

Great fit and well made. Warm jacket that can be worn by itself as a zipped sweater or as an under layer for an outer jacket. Love this fleece!

January 13, 2021

Perfect over tee around house

I bought this to try as I have a couple Polar Fleece jackets. I wear over one tee shirt around the house and under a jacket for walks. Live in cold northeast its perfect around drafty house and quick trips outside. Have 6-8 Patagonia items, this is my favorite.

January 12, 2021

Comfortable and stylish

Bought this for my dad for Christmas and he loves it!!! Fits a little long on him since hes not super tall but other than that, great fit!

January 12, 2021

Stylish and light-weight jacket

The jacket is comfortable and stylish . It is lightweight to medium weight. It keeps you warm but not good for cold under 50 degrees. Nice for a walk, hike, casual work or a everyday jacket

January 11, 2021

A joke

Got this for Christmas and was super excited to try it out. It looks nice and fits well, but I got this for outdoor activity in cool weather, and at this the jacket is a big fail. I've been out on light to moderately windy days where the temps were between 50 and the low 60s. I was shocked how the wind just blows right through it, especially i... Read Moren the arms. I realize it's a fleece jacket and not a shell, but I've had other fleece jackets that have performed much better--even significantly cheaper ones. I have a simple hoodie that's 1/3 the price, and it's warmer. The first time I tried it I remember saying to myself that I must be mistaken, but now I've had a few experiences that were just like the first one. Very disappointed. Also, I tried wearing it over a long sleeve shirt, and it's really hard to get on over anything long sleeve--the fabric of the jacket really wants to pull at and stick to the sleeves of the shirt. I will definitely be taking this jacket back.

January 11, 2021

Great buy

Really content with everything about it!

January 10, 2021

Comfortable,stylish jacket

My husband loves this jacket. It fits perfectly. He wears it all the time both inside and outside!

January 9, 2021

Nice Fleece Jacket

Love the fleece jacket! Bought a medium size and it fits just right. Its warm, very light weight and perfect for cold weather.

January 9, 2021

Warm with great fit!

This was a gift for our son. Usually large jackets are wide but this fits great. Many people need length but not an automatically a wide fit. Thank you for getting it. With so many grey and black jackets the brown is a nice change. This looks great with jeans or dress pants. A nice upgrade to his outerwear collection!!

January 9, 2021

Great cold weather sweater for work

My son, who is a young professional and very picky with his work clothes, loves this sweater for cold weather work wear.

January 8, 2021

Very warm, looks great on

Fits well, love the color. Very pleased. Thanks, Dale

January 7, 2021

Nice and warm

I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he is obsessed with it. He has already asked for another one for his birthday.

January 6, 2021

Love the better sweater


January 6, 2021

The Perfect Gift for Christmas

I bought this for my husband for Christmas. He has a blue already and wears it all the time.

January 6, 2021


One of the best fleeces out there. I have two and bought one for a friend for Christmas present.

January 6, 2021

Looks nice on the outside, super comfortable and warm on the inside.

Looks nice on the outside, super comfortable and warm on the inside.

January 4, 2021

Piling after a few wears

After wearing for just a few hours, the fabric started piling along the entire front. Looks like its years old after having it for only a week. I assume it will get worse after laundering. Im a huge Patagonia supporter and have always been super happy with my purchases. This sweater gets a major thumbs down.

Response from Patagonia
February 11, 2021

Thank you for providing feedback on your fleece. All fleece is prone to pilling when exposed to friction. The good news is you can easily fix it. We've put together a [video]( on how to remove those pills.

January 3, 2021

It is warm

I like it. The only thing I would maybe see about changing is the zipper. I would like to see it bigger.

January 3, 2021

Best fleece ever

The only reason I had to order a new one is because Patagonia is currently repairing the zipper on my old one. Like 12/13 years old, used for EVERYTHING, worn in every condition throughout the year. I have other specialty fleece for specific usage, but this is the swiss-army-knife of fleece jackets. Period.

January 3, 2021

My 3rd Better Sweater

Love this product, tried a similar product from the "Arc" company and it pilled after a season. One of mine is now 10 years old and looks great. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone, you decide your activity.

January 3, 2021

very warm

The body of the sweater fits but the sleeves run about 2 inches to long for me. The sweater is super warm.

January 3, 2021

Great Quality!

Bought for my husband. Super warm, very professional.

January 2, 2021

Beautiful jacket

I accidentally ordered my husband two jackets and he loves this one too. Very warm with great pockets.

January 2, 2021

Comfortable and warm

Got this as a present. I like the front zippered pocket, really warm fleece and fits right. Great for mild weather or slightly colder weather without the bulk. Would recommend.

January 1, 2021

Super Comfy

A good, warm fleece that is now my go to jacket. It is also perfect for layering under a hard shell when it gets wet. Grabbing this and my Torrentshell jacket makes me prepared for anything.

December 31, 2020

It's a better sweater jacket

I chose a size XL and sizing is spot-on. I usually downsize to a large on most Patagonia jackets. I'm 6-0. 205#. My chest measurement is about 23-24 inches across. It fits me perfect and it's not a bulky fleece jacket which is what I'm looking for. So far no complaints.

December 30, 2020

Best on market

I have purchased a few of these sweaters. The quality and feel is above and beyond other competitors so called better sweater. Dont waste time with them! BUY PATAGONIA!!!

December 30, 2020


Very surprised how small it is compared to other ones I bought through the years

December 29, 2020

Excellent Jacket

excellent jacket

December 28, 2020

I love patagonia, but do not give one as a gift

I own 3 patagonia's sweaters and I love them they are the best!!!! Quality speaking cannot be beaten by any brand... With that being said... I purchase a sweater for my husband's bday with a message for him and when I received the package the box said patagonia and the message was printed in the bill, definetly it ruined the surprise!!!!!... Read More! But anyways he loves it and it fits perfectly.

Response from Patagonia
February 6, 2021

Sorry to hear the surprise was ruined but happy to know the gift was appreciated! We'll make note of this and pass the word along, thanks.

December 26, 2020

Husband loves it.

Gift for my husband. Its nice enough to dress up, but casual enough to wear for the warmth. Well made. Very warm.

December 24, 2020

Great Fleece

This fleece is super warm and great for a variety of activities.

December 23, 2020

Warm and fits nicely

Warm enough for hiking at about 30°F (0°C). Fits nicely.

December 22, 2020

Style and Comfort

Very comfortable and better looking than a hoodie.

December 22, 2020

L was too small. XL was too large. Otherwise a nice sweater. I bought it to replace an old L sweater of the same type which I loved but on which the zipper ceased to function.

The L size which I bought and returned was too small and the XL which I bought is too big. Otherwise, the sweater is fine. I bought it to replace a similar Patagonia sweater which I had for many year on which the zipper ceased to function.

December 21, 2020

Comfy, slim fit

6'1", 205lbs. I generally wear a medium for patagonia tops, couldn't even get my arms into the medium. Got a large and it fits beautifully. I run a bit warm at baseline, this will work as a solo layer for t>40f or paired with a vest for 30f

December 16, 2020

One of the best jackets ive ever bought!

Jacket is warm, soft, and comfy. Beat jacket in the world.

December 13, 2020

Great quality and look!

Great quality. Looks good. Would definitely purchase again.

December 12, 2020

Fabric quality is very poor!!

I had ordered this top for my dad as birthday gift. My dad had started wearing only few times, and the fabric pills like crazy like defected so he couldnt wear it anymore. He didnt even wash once! I have several tops from Pantagonia and know the quality of product is good but this time I am very disappointed and asked for refund.

Response from Patagonia
January 30, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave this review for us. Our Quality Analysts do read each and every one that's submitted, so your feedback is helping us improve on future iterations! If you come across any other pilling, we do have a handy [guide]( on our website to help navigate you through it.

December 10, 2020

The perfect fleece

I love this jacket. Its warm and fits like a glove. I bought three more for relatives.

December 10, 2020


Its perfect!

December 10, 2020

Super Warm

I purchased this sweater for my son for the second time. He has a long walk across the parking lot into work each day, starting at 6:30 am and it gets mighty cold in Idaho. This is his favorite sweater and I hope you keep it in stock because I will probably want to buy it again! Thank you Patagonia.

December 9, 2020


It was a gift

December 8, 2020


This jacket keeps me warm but not hot. The only negative is if the wind is blowing it gets cold.

December 6, 2020

narrow sleeves

I like everything about this jacket except (and this is a big exception) for the fact that the sleeves are too narrow, and it isn't as though I have overly large muscles. If I wear a long sleeve t-shirt, the fit could be acceptable. If I wear an oxford cloth shirt, it is almost comical how difficult it is to get the jacket on AND off. My wool ... Read Moresweaters are far easier to don and doff than this. It is a lot of money for something that is a struggle to wear.

Response from Patagonia
January 13, 2021

Hi H, we're sorry to hear about the odd fit of the sleeves on the Better Sweater Fleece Jacket. The Better Sweater line does tend to run small and we do recommend sizing up. Please feel free to begin a return or exchange under our Ironclad Guarantee,

December 4, 2020


Regulates body temp extremely well. Warm in cold weather, cool in warm weather!

December 2, 2020

Pilling Like Crazy

I love these sweaters but man do they pull. You would think for 155 dollars they would figure out a way to not have this be an issue. Other than that it fits great and looks great. I have 3 of these but the black one seems to be the most noticeable with the pilling.

Response from Patagonia
January 6, 2021

Thanks for writing this review. To remove those pills we've created a handy [video](

December 2, 2020

Well Made but Sizing Difficult

Its a nice sweater but the sizing is weird. The medium was ridiculously tight and the large too large. The bottom is not tapered so it allows cold air to get in underneath

November 29, 2020

Still my favorite

I've been wearing the better sweater jacket model for a long time. The perfect garment for me. Fit & finish excellent. Good bang for the buck.

November 25, 2020

High quality warmth but cut is small

I have 3 of the Better Sweater style vests. Love them and wanted one with sleeves. As a larger man I do not like pullovers and wanted the zip up. The quality is just great but I found the Size was not what I thought it should be. The vests are reasonably loose on me allowing thick clothing underneath but the zip up sweater has a body that is too sm... Read Moreall . More importantly are the sleeves which I found to be way too tight. This I assure you was not due to the muscular size of my arms. The sleeves make it hard to get on over layered clothing. Also I would like to see a better, more sweater like cuff on the sleeves. I would not trade the sweater for another brand and love the quality .

November 19, 2020

Love it

Love everything about Patagonia!!!!

November 18, 2020

Warm and comfortable

Fits great. Looks great. Keeps me warm. Whats not to like.

November 18, 2020


This is my first ever purchase from Patagonia. Very well made, paying attention to minute details. Very happy and satisfied. For sure gonna be a returning customer. So glad I bought it. If you want something casual on a pair of jeans, its a no brainer. Just get it. Thank Patagonia for such a quality product.

November 18, 2020

Comfort and Quality

These two words sum it up. Great style and true to fit. Love the chest zip pocket. I wear this for going on walks, running errands our outside playing with my kids. Love it!

November 15, 2020

Perfect for work and for weekends

I have this sweater and a few vests and they are my go to when the weather is cool. I can throw it on with dress pants at the office or with jeans on my days off.

November 13, 2020

Perfect Fit, Looks Terrific

The fleece jacket/sweater looks great and fits perfectly. It is new and so I have no feedback to give as yet about how it wears or launders. A 5-star start!

November 13, 2020

Fit is off

I find the fit on these jackets to be way off. It is supposed to be a regular fit not a slim fit. Well its the slimmest regular fit ever. I ordered both a M and a L as I often fit in one or the other. I started with the L and it was too small so I didnt even get the M out of the package. I returned both. Im 59, 185.

Response from Patagonia
December 11, 2020

Hey there, thanks for the review! We're sorry that the sizing felt off for you. If you're interested in a fleece that has more of a relaxed fit, please check out our [Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover](

November 10, 2020

Cant figure out Patagonias sizing

I purchased a Medium, a Large and an Extra Large in the Regular Fit, Better Sweater. None fit me. Im 59, 185 lbs. Obviously not the build of a model, but Im athletic and fly fish over sixty days a year. I have to ask, when you are cutting these size patterns, who are they cut for? Ive made several returns to Patagonia this year as things just dont ... Read Morefit like they did back in the old days. I guess its time to move to another brand and leave Patagonia to the super slim rock climbers and such. Thanks for many years of quality garments!

Response from Patagonia
December 30, 2020

Hi Scott! We really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and tell us about the difficulty you've had with sizing. We are very sorry to hear about the trouble you've had, but we always welcome the feedback. It's important to us to hear from our customers so we can improve things for future seasons. We've reached out to you directly to ask for some further detail regarding the fit you experienced.

November 7, 2020

Great jacket

This jacket is great for everyday wear and plenty warm for KY winters. Looks nice as business casual or with jeans. Fits well, not too snug or loose:

November 6, 2020

Perfect for fall

When its cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon I cycle through 3 of these everyday. It is well made, true to size, and very comfortable.

November 6, 2020

Love these sweaters

I love these sweaters, this is now my third one. They wear like iron, are very warm and move easily with whatever you're doing.

November 4, 2020

Good Quality.

Runs large so better to size down. Good quality and Very comfortable. Perfect for minimalist.

November 2, 2020

The perfect sweater

I have a lot of jackets that act as shells and then I have my massive coat. But I was looking for a think lightweight warm jacket, and oh boy did I find it. The size was perfect and quality is perfection.

October 31, 2020

Good Find

Comfortable, warm and good looking.

October 30, 2020

Nice looking garment

Nice looking garment and warm!!

October 28, 2020

Daily outfit staple

I live in the Minneapolis area and I wear this every day. When it gets cold inside, this is my go-to for staying warm. For especially cold winter weather, it works as a base layer. I recently went on a mid-October trip to Colorado and this was perfect for hikes in their fall weather. From a style standpoint, it goes with pretty much everything. It&... Read More#x27;s also quite comfortable with warm pockets to keep the hands warm. Couldn't recommend more strongly.

October 26, 2020

Isn't this year's jackets a tad bigger than last year's??

Size M seems to be a little roomier than last year's product. Also thinner all around, less material used. IDK, just my impression, Your?

Response from Patagonia
December 5, 2020

Hey there, thanks for the feedback. Note, you can always make an [exchange]( if it feels like the fit is off. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team if you need help with navigating the process.

October 9, 2020

Good Looks and Warm

Best looking fleece jacket striking a perfect balance between work and casual situations. I looked through nearly 100 before choosing this one. My body dimensions match size medium dimensions across the size chart. The size medium jacket fits me great which is surprising as I was expecting the waist to be oversized after a previous Patagonia jacket... Read More purchase years back. I heard they adjusted the size of these a bit ago which is good for me considering they don't have an adjustable drawcord hem. The size would allow for a shirt and mid-warmth sweater to be layered underneath. The chest pocket fits a phone, hand pockets are warm. Jacket overall is warm but I wear polos to work so I'd prefer it to be a bit warmer and more wind resistant with perhaps a secondary layer of thin, dense fabric inside. An adjustable hem would probably benefit some people with multi-sized dimensions. New navy is a solid color especially with the heathered look.

September 7, 2020

Warm friend

This recycled better sweater jacket fits great, provides great warmth, and is well tailored. The weight is a bit more than anticipated and you can certainly feel you have it a sweater rather than a light-weight synthetic.

September 6, 2020


Even though I haven't had the opportunity to wear this since purchasing it (temps in the 90's) , I do have a quarter zip Better Sweater that i know is very warm and durable. i ordered this an actual size larger than i normally wear, in order to be able to layer under it. I plan on wearing this as my outerlayer this winter, providing it is... Read Moren't raining. always had amazing articles of clothing from Patagonia, and I'm certain this will be the same!

September 4, 2020

Bigger fit than usual

I bought this for my husband who has other better sweaters and is a consistent XL. We were both surprised that it was big on him because the fit on patagonia sweaters are usually so consistent. He kept it because it's a nice color and he'll make it work.

September 3, 2020

Awesome garmet.

Perfect fit, warm and comfortable for anything outdoors that requires a layer.

September 1, 2020

Best fit ever!

I dont know if its because of my Asian gene, but this fit on me so well that it feels like it was made for me. The material is superb cause I just dont want to take it out at all. Well done Patagonia!

August 26, 2020


I like the sweater. I have several but the zippers are terrible. I have had to replace the zippers on every better sweater I have owned. I go to an alteration place to get a better zipper once these fail.

Response from Patagonia
November 5, 2020

Hello Terry, we're really sorry to hear that the zippers have been failing. If this becomes a bigger issue down the road, please feel free to [return]( it under warranty.

August 3, 2020


Beautiful fleece! Definitely worth every penny! Highly recommend

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.

February 16, 2020

Christmas gift

Warm, comfortable and attractive

January 29, 2020

Great Product!

Very happy with it. :)

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

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 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]( on that item if you’d like.

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

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 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

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 2, 2020

Great as always

Great as always

January 1, 2020

Men's navy Patagonia full zip better sweater

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

January 1, 2020

It is better!

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

January 1, 2020

My favorite item of clothing.

My favorite item of clothing.

January 1, 2020

My husband loves his Christmas

My husband loves his Christmas present!

January 1, 2020

better sweater jacket

not suitable for winter, fine for spring & fall .

December 31, 2019


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 31, 2019


Nice sweater, but arms are cut a little tight.

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

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

good quality, fits well

good quality, fits well

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

Better sweater

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

December 30, 2019

Perfect present

Wonderful jacket and great fit.

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

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 28, 2019

Great Value

Love my sweater. Great value and quality product.

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 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 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


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


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


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]( 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

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

Good quality, kinda tight in

Good quality, kinda tight in the shoulders

December 17, 2019

You can wear it anywhere.

Comfortable. Good quality. Highly recommended!

December 17, 2019

Perfect fit! Amazing quality!

Perfect fit! Amazing quality!

December 17, 2019

Excellent product — would purchase

Excellent product — would purchase again

December 14, 2019


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

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 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 8, 2019


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]( it back. Let us know if we can offer any [assistance](

December 7, 2019

Great quality and feels amazing!

Great quality and feels amazing!

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]( 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 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 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

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]( In the meantime, I went ahead and passed your comments about the item revisions along to our design team for consideration.

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 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]( under our Ironclad Guarantee.

November 27, 2019


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 19, 2019


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

Great product, looks great on

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

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 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

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 14, 2019

Best sweater!

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

November 14, 2019


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

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 13, 2019

Great sweater jacket. We love

Great sweater jacket. We love Patagonia !

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](

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 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 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


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 3, 2019

Now patogonia owner

Loved the sweater jacket

October 30, 2019

Great product

Great product

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


Great fit and function!

October 26, 2019



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


Warm and cozy

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 8, 2019

Quality fleece

Fits perfect. Good quality as expected from Patagonia.

September 15, 2019


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!

August 28, 2020


This was my first ever Patagonia product, thought it was worth the money so i gave it a try.... BOY did it send me down an addiction path with this company. This sweater is amazing. Beyond warm, pockets are perfect size, and breast pocket is big enough for all the new cell phones. You can easily double this sweater as a winter coat depending on wea... Read Morether. The zippers were made really well and i enjoy the loop, on the collar, for hanging on clothes hooks. The only bad thing is, that it's so warm, i can't wear it more. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

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.

December 9, 2019

Great product at a very

Great product at a very good price

November 25, 2019

Awesome sweater!

Awesome sweater!

November 23, 2019

Patagonia better sweater jacket

Comfortable, lightweight and stylish.

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 22, 2019

Great quality and fit

Great quality and fit

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 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

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 20, 2019

Great fit and warm.

Great fit and warm.

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

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 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 still looks amazing!

November 17, 2019

Sweater review

Great sweater

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 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 13, 2019



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 1, 2019



October 29, 2019

Very warm and reliable. Positive

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

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 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 22, 2019

Better Sweater

Perfect! Love it!!

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 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](

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

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.

September 3, 2019

Very nice! Warm, but not

Very nice! Warm, but not bulky

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]( 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

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.

August 10, 2019

Very happy with the sweater.

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

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

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


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

August 10, 2019

Perfect for cold weather between

Perfect for cold weather between fall and winter.

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]( 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]( and contact our [Customer Service]( 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

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

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

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

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!

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


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


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


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


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

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

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.

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 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 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 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 18, 2017

Great Sweater Jackety

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

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

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 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 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

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.

March 4, 2017

Husband loves it!

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

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 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 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

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.

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!

January 29, 2017

Perfect !

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

January 28, 2017

Quality fleece

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

January 28, 2017

Sleeves long

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

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

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 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 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 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 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


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


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

January 12, 2017


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

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 11, 2017

Well made!

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

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


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

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

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

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

Runs slim

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