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Women's Better Sweater® Fleece Jacket Reviews

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November 27, 2023

Great Product

I love the Better Sweater Jacket. Great color, cuddly

November 26, 2023


I love this sweater. Perfect fits and very comfortable. Also looks very nice. Complement from friends and family

November 26, 2023

does run small

I’m 5’3”, 112 lbs, and usually get Small size in Patagonia clothing. After reading other reviews, I got this sweater in Medium, and it’s great for me. Good long sleeves, long body, not at all too big in shoulders or torso. I don’t know yet about the complaints of pilling, but I assume that following directions will be a good idea . . .

November 26, 2023

Great Quality, runs small

Great quality runs small

Response from Patagonia
November 28, 2023

We appreciate your feedback, Angela! This jacket has a Slim Fit design, so if you prefer a more generous cut, we recommend taking a look at the [Regular and Relaxed Fleece styles for Women]( Reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We'll be glad to help!

November 24, 2023

Perfect fall jacket

The Better Sweater is my favorite fall jacket. I have 3 now. I like the length and all of the pockets. So soft in the inside too.

November 24, 2023

quality comfort warmth color

Very nice blue , looks and feels great to wear

November 23, 2023

Super Better Swester Jacket

I love this jacket. Much better than the fuzzy ones in my opinion.

November 22, 2023

Better sweater

I have desired this style for quite some time. Finally ordered and very happy!!! I sized up to M. Just a bit more room for layering.

Response from Patagonia
November 22, 2023

We're so glad to hear that you're happy with this fleece, Ruth! With the Slim Fit design, the Better Sweater fits a bit closer to the body than our Regular and Relaxed Fit styles, so some customers will size up to get the look or feel they prefer. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have about the product or services. We'll be glad to help!

November 22, 2023

Great but pilled like crazy

I love this jacket - the fit is awesome and it feels so nice on. I even had it embroidered for my medical school. However, it began pilling all over the jacket after just the first wash, and I do not put it in the dryer at all. It's pretty disappointing given how much it costs, plus I spent even more on it to get my school's name on it. I... Read Moret takes away from the nice appearance because of all the pilling.

Response from Patagonia
November 22, 2023

Hi Melissa, due to the knit appearance of the face fabric on this particular item, pilling can be more noticeable. To prevent pilling, we recommend washing that item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. To remove pilling that has already occurred, a [sweater shaver or sweater stone]( is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new again.

November 18, 2023

A classic staple

I bought this to replace a Patagonia gray fleece that I have had for 10+ years. I love the navy color and wear it every morning over my pajamas when I take the dog out to do his business.

November 17, 2023

Nice jacket; arms are narrow, runs small

Nice jacket, but does run small, especially the width of the the sleeves. It's warmer than I thought it would be. The plum color is really pretty.

November 17, 2023

Fine so far

I haven't had this too long. I needed a layer that would still stay warm when wet. I haven't had a chance to test yet. I don't love the color. It doesn't look like the picture. It's much less green and more tweedy gray. The jury is still out on this. I would really like companies to ask me to rate 6 months to a year after p... Read Moreurchase. Then I'd really know how the product performs.

Response from Patagonia
November 20, 2023

Thank you for the review, Catherine. We're sorry to hear that you're not liking the color of the jacket. If it's still in new condition, you're welcome to exchange out for a different color free of charge. We'd also like to mention that you're welcome to submit your review at any time. To submit a review, scroll to the bottom of the product page and click on "Write a Review" underneath the Reviews header (it's the black section of the page). If you're looking for something that will stay warm while wet, we recommend browsing our [synthetically insulated jackets](

November 16, 2023

Sister-in-Law gift success

My sister-in-law likes to keep warm, made note of someone else’s jacket so I knew she’d love this one in her favorite color. It’s exactly what she said when she tried it on.

November 15, 2023

One of my favs

Warm and cozy, functional with good pockets. Use for a simple warm layer or jacket in spring and fall. Great with a vest for extra warmth if needed

November 12, 2023

Brilliant Purchase

Cant go wrong with this one. Its the best sweater out there in the market. Keeps me cozy through out the winter in California. I can wear it 365 days if needed. Patagonia rocks<3

November 11, 2023

Material is thinner than past versions

Hi Patagonia! The Better Sweater fleece products are my favorite! I treat myself to one almost every year. I just picked up my newest one for the fall.. and the price had gone up AND even more sadly.. the material was thinner. A bit bummed by this. And I really hope it keeps me as warm as the older ones. Thats my primary concern. I always purchase ... Read Morethem because I KNOW it will be super warm and toasty. We'll see. (p.s. I believe in your company and products and that's the only reason I left a review. Because I thought you might care!) Thanks!

Response from Patagonia
November 16, 2023

Hey there Amanda! Thank you for your review of the Women's Better Sweater Jacket. We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed in the fabric and price compared to the previous year's. We appreciate your feedback on this. If it ends up being too thin, you are welcome to return it. You can visit our [Returns Portal]( or reach out to us, we are always happy to help.

November 11, 2023

Different fit

Disappointed that the fit of this jacket was changed. It is much longer than the older style making it unflattering.

Response from Patagonia
November 16, 2023

Hello Kassi, thank you for your review. We're very sorry to hear of your disappointment in the fit of this jacket. We looked up product information in our database and it looks like the last redesign we did was in Fall of 2019, but we didn't change anything about the fit. The fabric went from 0% - 100% recycled polyester and trims. Perhaps you had a version that went even farther back than that. If that is the case, we encourage you to browse our lightly-used past season options on [Worn Wear](

November 10, 2023

Slim fit, doesn't.

I so wish you made this sweater in a style that was not a slim fit (sans the shaping seams which frankly are unattractive on all but the tiniestof us) and speaking of short, I also wish you offered things in petite. I have wanted, and purchased, more than one of these sweaters but the fitted seams always make me look like a stuffed animal. And not ... Read Morein a good way. I love your company, your ethics and your stuff. Just not on me, I guess.

November 6, 2023

Warm. The slim fit works

Warm. The slim fit works well.

November 6, 2023

Nest sweater ever!

I love these jackets - this is my third! Very nice selection of colors

November 5, 2023

Very Strange Fit

This is the strangest fitting fleece. I originally ordered a medium for a relaxed fit, when I received the item I thought I had maybe just received a defect/second. The shoulders and left arm was was extremely tight while the torso was baggy and loose like a cape. I exchanged it thinking I had just gotten a defected one. I received the new one whic... Read Moreh fit much better upon trying it on but was still weird in the shoulders. I cut the tags and wore the other day. This fleece is so uncomfortable and such a bizarre fit in general. The arms and shoulders are extremely tight, while the waist is loose and baggy. I wish I had gone with my instinct originally while the tags were still on, but I had purchased these fleeces before and loved them. The variation of the two was also so crazy, makes me think they are being made much cheaper unfortunately :(

Response from Patagonia
November 11, 2023

Hi Mallory, thank you for your review of the Women's Better Sweater Jacket. We're sorry to hear that the fit wasn't what you were expecting. We appreciate your feedback on the sizing and if becomes unbearable, please feel free to take advantage of a [warranty return](

November 5, 2023

First year I cant wear these

I have been wearing these off and on for years. I always liked how slimming they were and or tailored and not broad at the shoulders. Perhaps some thought they ran small. This year they changed. The eyes for sure run small in a petite kind of way. Just a hair too short. Too small and sleeves seem a tad too short. Tho the medium is too big. So first... Read More year I had to return both

November 4, 2023

Comfy & Cozy

Warm and snug, this can be worn alone or under a coat. Soft and soooo comfortable, I wear this often. We live in New England and it’s perfect. Runs a bit small.

November 3, 2023

High quality sweater

I love Patagonia’s Better Sweater Jackets. I have them in many colors. They’re perfect for every occasion, really comfortable, but dressier than a sweatshirt. They’re more expensive, so I thought I would order a similar sweater jacket from LL Bean for less, and it really does look very similar, but when I tried that one on, I realized why LL Bean c... Read Moreharges less - the pockets are cheap, white t-shirt fabric! So if you unzip LL Bean’s, these ugly white pockets poke out from your belly. Never again! I am sticking with the tried and true Patagonia Better Sweater.

October 30, 2023

A Classic

You cant go wrong with this Patagonia sweater/jacket. Fits great & should last for years.

October 30, 2023

Super warm, exactly what was needed!

Fits comfortably and not bulky; lots of pockets love the zippers. Keeps me warm and can put a rain shell over it with a hood. Perfect for colder weather in Houston or northern Michigan.

October 29, 2023

Better sweater

The quality was very nice. It’s soft inside and out very comfortable to wear. I’m giving reduced stars because of the limited sizing. I’m petite and although the sleeve length was doable, the overall length front and back was not flattering on my 5’1” frame. The Medium fit was perfect otherwise. I returned and opted for another brand that offered p... Read Moreetite sizing.

Response from Patagonia
November 1, 2023

Hi Teresa, thank you for sharing your thoughts on our sizing. We're working on expanding our size ranges to be more inclusive, but it's a slow process. We will pass your feedback on to our designers. We hope we'll be able to hook you up in the future with something you'll love!

October 28, 2023

Very thing quality for price

Quality a little lower than expected for the price.

Response from Patagonia
November 1, 2023

Hey Jessica, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that the quality of this jacket is not living up to expectations. You're welcome to send it back to us for a refund or merchandise credit. If you're interested in checking out our other fleece options, [click here](

October 27, 2023


Super comfy but runs small

October 24, 2023

Excellent quality but...

Excellent quality but runs small, I know it&#x27;s a slim fit but the sizing was odd, I went for a large but could use extra space in the arms and shoulder width, while the XL gave all that except the length made me look like I was wearing a cape which made me look funny. It keeps you very nice and toasty, I just wish it wasn&#x27;t too &quot;slim ... Read Morefit".

October 23, 2023

Great color and warm for those fall cool nights

I borrowed this jacket from my friend in Hermosa beach on a cold 55 degree late afternoon and it was cozy warm as we rode our bicycles to dinner. I loved the jacket so much I bought a small size for myself. I am 5'9, 147 lbs and the small size fit perfect.

October 22, 2023

Great jacket.

This jacket is warm and cozy, perfect for a fall day. It is very well made and has nice details. I originally ordered the S and it was too tight so I returned it for a M and it is perfect! The return process was quick and easy, I had my new jacket in under a week.

October 21, 2023

Great look and great performance

I really like how this fleece sweater looks. Also, it keeps me warm in the house in cold weather. It's very comfortable and looks great.

October 20, 2023

Warm but scratchy

Warm fleece jacket but the whole jacket is piling up a lot. Inside feels scratchy and itchy especially when I wear it in dry weather. It feels uncomfortable. I expected better quality with the price I paid.

Response from Patagonia
October 24, 2023

Hey Khin, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment in this jacket. Knit items can pill over time and it typically is the result of friction. If you'd like to try to remove the pilling yourself, we recommend referencing [this handy tutorial]( Otherwise, you're welcome to send the jacket in for a warranty evaluation for merchandise credit or a refund. If you're interested in an alternative option, we recommend the Women's Los Gatos Hooded Fleece Pullover because it is ultra soft.

October 20, 2023

Poor fit

Seems like a nice jacket if you happen to have the exact measurements its cut for. All my measurements are small but this was both too big (arms) and too small (chest). When I ordered a small I did not mean I wanted to average medium sized arms with extra small sized chest.

Response from Patagonia
October 24, 2023

Thank you for the feedback, Amy! We're sorry to hear that the fit was off for you. All of our items come in different fits: form-fitting, slim, regular and relaxed. Our Women's Better Sweater Fleece Jacket has a slim fit, so perhaps that is why it felt tighter than normal in the chest. You can check the fit of any item by going to the product page and clicking on the "Fit" tab underneath the product description. We're also happy to provide you with garment measurements if the size guide is not working well for you, you'll just want to connect with the customer service team. If you'd like to exchange for a size up you're welcome to do so, otherwise you can check out our other women's fleece options [here](

October 14, 2023

Smaller than expected

Smaller than expected. I use size S on womens clothes but this is very very tiny and tight. Was a gift so unable to exchange because cut the rags :(

Response from Patagonia
October 17, 2023

Hi Nadia, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very sorry to hear that sizing was an issue for you. We'd be happy to help out with a [gift return]( We'll reach out to you privately with further assistance.

October 9, 2023

Super cute and tailored fit

I have wanted this jacket for years finally purchased it in a color other than black! The jacket runs small- I am primarily a XS in Patagonia jackets- but in this one I required a small to zip it and still breath! Love the style- you can dress it up or down- very versatile. Cant wait for it to get cold in California so I can wear it!!!

October 4, 2023

Comfortable and good looking

Love the fit, warmth, pockets. This color goes with many outfits!

October 3, 2023


My biggest issue with this jacket is that it is too hot to wear in cooler weather but does not keep you warm at all in colder weather. Ive only worn it a couple times in the past two years because each time I put it on its just uncomfortable. I think whatever material it is made out of is too thick to be a nice light jacket for fall weather and not... Read More insulating enough for colder weather. Im honestly surprised its so popular. I love my other patagonia stuff but this item was a disappointment.

Response from Patagonia
October 5, 2023

Hello Mary, thank you for your review of the Women's Better Sweater Jacket. We are sorry to hear that it wasn't what you were expecting with the temperature regulation, we appreciate your insights on that! If you are unhappy with the jacket, you are welcome to send it back as a [return](

September 27, 2023

Fits like a dream

Love the fit and the material. Warm and cozy!

September 18, 2023

Daughters b-day

I have one, I just bought my wife one. The oldest daughter has asked for one for a year or so..She has one now and loves it. I call it an investment. It's built to last and always warm. I will buy more for family. Thanks Patagonia!

September 17, 2023

well rounded jacket

This jacket is not as warm as I expected but it is still warm and stylish. The cut is professional enough to be worn at work (especially in the new navy color I purchased). However I am disappointed in how quickly it started to pill. I bought several different de-pilling tools online but they all seem too rough to use on the jacket so far. It is a ... Read Morefitted style which I appreciate because I am able to layer other jackets on top of it.

Response from Patagonia
September 20, 2023

Hi Sofia, to prevent pilling, we recommend washing that item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. If you are not pleased with the performance of your Better Sweater, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a [warranty returns evaluation]( under our Ironclad Guarantee.

September 11, 2023

You made my girlfriend happy which is better than I can do most days...

The product came on time and was exactly what I ordered. Even better it fit my girlfriend well and and was true to size. The only downside was that I now will have to do more in the future to make my girlfriend as happy as she was receiving this. So I guess thanks alot Patagonia...

September 7, 2023

Beautiful new colors!

Love the new colors (night plum and nouveau green). This sweater is true to size. I'm always a small and the fit of the small is flattering. Other reviewers say to size up, but I wouldn't unless you like a looser fit. I have one from 3 years ago that I use a lot and it still looks new.

September 4, 2023

cut very small

I'm 5'6" 138 pounds and ordered a medium, it was so small that I was doubtful that even a large would fit.

Response from Patagonia
September 7, 2023

Thanks for the review Barbara. This jacket does have a slim fit, which could be why it felt so small to you. You can check the fit on any item by going to the product page and clicking on the fit tab. Our [customer service team](*6io6vc*_ga*NjQ4MDAzMDY0LjE2ODI5NTAxOTA.*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY5NDEwNDE3MS4yOTYuMS4xNjk0MTA0MzA5LjAuMC4w) also has access to garment measurements if you ever need them. Laying flat, the size large has a 21.75" bottom hem, a 21.25" chest and it's 24" in length. Feel free to reach out if you need anymore info!

September 3, 2023

Exactly what I was looking for

I had a knock-off version of this jacket for many years that started to fall apart, so I figured it was time to upgrade to the real thing. It is exactly what I was looking for and what I expected. I initially ordered a size up based on reviews, but it was definitely too big-- I exchanged it for my normal size which fits perfectly.

September 2, 2023

Birthday gift

I own a Patagonia sweater jacket. It's amazing. So I shopped for the wife. The size was too small. Exchanged for larger size. Everything was seamless. Everything was prompt. Will be buying another soon. Thanks Patagonia!

August 10, 2023

Great overall

Bought this for my wife so we can match. She loves it. Great looking, great quality.

August 2, 2023


I lost my better sweater than I had bought used in 2014 and I was thrilled to buy another. Love the longevity and versatility of the better sweater - I understand why it is a Patagonia staple. I am between a small and medium and sized down on this one and did not regret it.

June 29, 2023

Arms feel tight

I followed the size guide and my sweater feels tight. Slightly uncomfortable in the arms too and the sleeves are a tad bit short. I should have ordered an XL. I am 5ft 6in and 160lbs for reference. This runs on the tighter side imo. Debating on if I want to reorder. The cost is high as well.

Response from Patagonia
June 30, 2023

Hi Tamara, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're sorry to hear this jacket didn't fit you better! It is cut with a slim fit, so some customers prefer to size up. If you'd like to return or exchange it, please feel free to [return or exchange]( it at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products. Also, our Customer Service Team will be happy to help you find the ideal fit for any garment based on your measurements. Please let us know how we can help!

June 13, 2023

Plea to Patagonia

Please return the hood to this sweater. I had one with a hood for ages, but I wore it out. And now I'm forced to buy the running jacket because it has a hood. I like the seater material so much better.

Response from Patagonia
June 16, 2023

Hey Georgene, thanks for the review. We have some good news, we do have a hooded version of this jacket available! You can check it out [here](

June 13, 2023

Not as soft as I would like

I usually wear a small but I ordered a medium and it is still a little tight

Response from Patagonia
June 16, 2023

Hey Vi, thanks for the review! We're sorry to hear that the Better Sweater is not as soft as you were anticipating, and a bit tight. This fleece does have a slim fit. If you were looking for something a bit more plush and roomy, we recommend checking out the [Women's Los Gatos Fleece Jacket](

June 10, 2023

Patagonia rocks it again!

Love the coat. The fit is great and I am warm and cozy in the cool early spring mornings in the northeast. Its like a warm hug! Best part is I can wear this at work too!

June 7, 2023


The product is what I expected and I ordered a medium when I am usually a small because I have an older fleece jacket that ran small. I like the sweater jacket, but much prefer the older style of the regular fleece. I continue to support Patagonia because I think its a wonderful company.

June 3, 2023

Practically perfect in every way

A classic! Warm, soft, durable, snuggly, casual but dresses up, goes from hiking to eating at an outdoor restaurant in the same day. Fits nice, has a little stretch. Hand warming zippered pockets outside are good for hands or securing items when moving around. Internal pockets are good for flat items. For size reference: I am 5 ft 6 in, 117 lb. I u... Read Moresed to have one of these in size small, which was a bit looser fit and let in a breeze from the bottom. The XS is the perfect fit.

May 23, 2023

Great for a cold office

I originally got this for my freezing office and love it for that. Its great for everything else too!

May 7, 2023

Peculiar, inaccurate sizing

5 ft 8, 142 lbs. I usually wear a medium jacket. This was laughably tight in the back and arms and looked way too small. I sized up to a large and it was enormous and clearly too big. The sizing is off and bizzare - I am not shaped unusually and always wear a medium. Neither size fits!

Response from Patagonia
May 9, 2023

Hi Ashleigh, thank you for submitting this review. The Better Sweater Jacket is cut with a slim fit, and some customers find it runs a bit snug. We're sorry to hear neither size fit you well! Please know you are always welcome to [return]( anything that doesn’t work out for you. You might prefer one of our regular cut jackets, like the R1 CrossStrata. You're welcome to reach out to our Customer Service Team for specific measurements as well, so you can feel confident of the fit.

May 2, 2023

Comfortable and warm

This fleece is comfortable to wear all and day and keeps me warm at the office. I have not put it in the dryer, so I am not sure if it would shrink. I hang it up to dry to be on the safe side.

April 30, 2023


Looks good but sleeves are very tight. It's small in size. I was very excited to buy it, no but it's small in size.

Response from Patagonia
May 1, 2023

Hi Pratishtha! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the fit. The Better Sweater Jacket features a slim fit so it will fit closer to body. We truly appreciate this feedback and we'll share this with our design team. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

April 29, 2023

Great Fit

The slender cut of this jacket looks great. Its versatile to wear hiking or yoga, and does not restrict movement.

April 23, 2023

Well made, but order a size up

I really appreciate the quality that goes into these jackets, but was disappointed to get it and have it not fit. Im 5 ft 7, 150 lbs and I am usually a pretty solid medium. The medium fit was snug enough to stretch it over my abdomen slightly and show fabric rolls. Im hoping the large fits better and isnt too loose.

April 22, 2023

Perfect sweater.

Very nice sweater. Fits true to size. Many said the sweater runs small and to size up. I did that and the sweater was to big. Exchanged it for my true size. Like the quality and color was a perfect navy.

April 21, 2023

Great jacket

I usually wear size L but this jacket runs a bit small. Very cozy and cute, I love it.

April 20, 2023

Good quality

I like the quality but wish I realized it runs kinda small. It still fits but I wish it was a little roomier.

April 20, 2023

good quality

I haven't got a chance to wear it or wash it yet. It seems to have good quality. I have a similar patagonia sweater with hood, and I like the hoody one better.

April 19, 2023

Really nice!

Great product and worth the purchase

April 18, 2023

Nice and warm

Instead of Better sweater it should be called the "perfect" sweater!! Is warm enough so you can use it during spring and fall. And in the winter you can use it as a middle layer too.

April 17, 2023

Great top, super warm without

Great top, super warm without being bulky

April 17, 2023

Simple, classic, functional!

My favorite jacket!

April 16, 2023

Overpriced and underwhelming

The zipper is my largest issue with this sweater. No matter what you do, the zippers have a wavy appearance. The sweater is also slightly to large in the mid-section, yet the small is too tight. For the price, this sweater is not at al worth it. I will never purchase one again.

Response from Patagonia
April 26, 2023

Hi Diana! Thank you for writing us a review on the Better Sweater Jacket. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the jacket. It does feature a slim fit so it's meant to fit closer to body. Nevertheless, we truly appreciate your feedback and we'll pass it along to our design team. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

April 13, 2023

Substantial weight sweater/jacket

This is not a typical sweater as it's more structured like a jacket and holds it's shape beautifully. The fabric is quite substantial and the design is very nice. I like the added zipper on the sleeve as an added design detail.

April 8, 2023

comfortably warm and useful in layering

I like the sweater because I can layer it with a light outer jacket. It does not add bulk, is flattering and well made.

April 7, 2023

My favorite sweater!

The Better Sweater jacket is comfortable, warm, and has a flattering fit. It looks as dressy as a cashmere cardigan, but is more practical for travel.

April 4, 2023

Quality Jackets with attention to detail

This jacket is really well made and feels substantial when you even just pick it up. The style lines are nice and the added zipper on the sleeve is a nice touch. The size small fit fairly snugly when zipped, so I gave the small to my daughter and ordered one size up for me so I can easily wear layers under it.

April 2, 2023

Its light ,packable and warm!

Its light ,packable and warm! Trendy , colors blends well with my regular outfit.

April 2, 2023

Useful everyday jacket

Useful everyday jacket

April 2, 2023


I got this item the zipper didnt work at all it got jammed and was hard to get up. They replaced it same issue with the second one. I requested a refund this time sent it back over a week ago and still no refund.

Response from Patagonia
April 4, 2023

Hey Courtney, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you faced some difficulties with the zipper on this jacket. If you come across any stuck zippers in the future, [this lubrication tutorial]( is very helpful. We checked on your return and see that it was refunded yesterday, you should see that refund back to the original payment method within the next few business days. Feel free to reach out to customer service if you have any other questions!

March 26, 2023

Love the Better Sweater!

Loved it so much I bought a second one. It is definitely fitted so if you&#x27;re looking to camouflage a belly, this is not the sweater for you. Love the pockets and the feel of the material. I think it will hold up well. One of my favorite articles of clothing and goes with so much. I do not recommend unloading alfalfa hay in it, however. Hay g... Read Moreets stuck to it. But no snagging or pilling, even after a dog pawing me in the arm for most of a 40 minute drive. The warmth level is great, and being fitted its good for layering.

March 20, 2023

First purchase

First time owning Patagonia brand & the jacket is warm & soft but it does feel small for a size large as Im usually a medium. Maybe the arms but still happy with my purchase

March 12, 2023

Lovely fleece

I have not stop wearing this fleece since it arrived in the mail. Im usually a size small but I got a large so the fleece would still fit if I wanted to layer and also bc it was the only size available atm lol. Highly recommend this item since it is light yet very warm!

March 12, 2023

Every Day Wear

I ordered this because my old, purple one has gotten so much wear that it looks a little tired. My old one is an XS and it has always been snug (I am 110 pounds). The S fits well but the sleeves are so tight that Im not sure I can get a long sleeved T under it. I have thin arms so Im surprised. Length and quality is good.

Response from Patagonia
March 15, 2023

Thanks for the review Barbara. We're sorry to hear that the sleeves are a little too tight. This fleece does have a slim fit, you can find this information if you check underneath the color options on the product page. The arm opening for the size small is 4.25" laying flat but if you size up to a medium it jumps to 4.375". If you'd like to exchange for a size up, please click [here](

March 8, 2023

Warm and cozy

I love this product! I like the zipper so I don't have to take it off over my head. I normally wear small in clothing, but the small in this style was too tight across the shoulders and short in the sleeves, so I exchanged it for a medium. I would buy several in different colors if I could afford it!

March 7, 2023


bury me in this jacket. its the best. runs a lil bigger than the quarter zip version in the event youre like me and buy both

March 5, 2023

A great casual jacket

I have several of these jackets in an different of colors. They are warm and comfortable, and I appreciate they are made from recycled materials.

March 4, 2023

Love it!

Love this for layering! Super comfy and love all the pockets. I am 5'-4, 118 lbs and ordered a Small. Fit is great, not too tight or loose, just right. Highly recommend.

March 3, 2023

Love it!!!

I said it runs small because I ordered a medium and had to exchange for a large which is perfect. It's the kind of jacket that I wear over a shirt or a T so I do not like a snug fit. The large is just right. Don't know if this is TMI, but I'm 5'8", 128 lbs.

March 2, 2023

Great jacket, good quality, looks

Great jacket, good quality, looks perfect! Loved it!

March 1, 2023

Just what I wanted

Love it. Warm and toasty.

February 28, 2023

It keeps me warm & nicely fit

I really like the fitting, color& liked tge pockets for my iphone& small wallet!

February 27, 2023

Perfect fit and feel

I love this jacket. It's my go-to jacket for all things when I feel cold. It looks nice and the material feels soft.

February 27, 2023

Super Warm

I love the better sweater for work. lm a night shift RN and this jacket is just enough to keep me warm in cold hospitals.

February 26, 2023

I thought Pantagonia jackets are

I thought Pantagonia jackets are superior quality. This is my first time purchasing one. I wear my Pantagonia jacket for work. I noticed pilling 3 rd day wearing this jacket. Im disappointed.

Response from Patagonia
March 3, 2023

Hi Anusree, like all fleeces, the Better Sweater has a tendency to pill. Due to the knit appearance of the face fabric of this particular item, this pilling can be more noticeable on a Better Sweater Fleece Jacket. To prevent pilling, we recommend washing that item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded.   To remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new again.  Of course, if you are not pleased with the performance of your gear, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a [warranty returns]( evaluation under our Ironclad Guarantee.

February 26, 2023

Versatile warm

I have this sweater jacket in two other colors. For spring weather they are great. For colder weather the s weather jacket is a good under layer.

February 26, 2023

I very like it

I very like it

February 24, 2023

High quality, runs small & short

Normally size M is a good fit to me regardless on the gender designation. This fleece however does indeed run small and i would say that the M size here is far more towards normal S size. Also sleeves ran a bit short for me personally. As far as product quality goes, well, this is definitely high quality fleece. I have nothing negative to say on ... Read Morethat. I got mine from quite decent sale offer, hence the women's variant. (Plus i like the sleeve pocket far more that breast pocket on men's version). For the fit reasons said before, I will be giving this one forwards to my relative tho whom it'll be a far better fit.

February 23, 2023

Super Warm

It is very warm and just a jacket that is versatile.

February 22, 2023

Nice thin sweater jacket

Good thickness jacket to wear over T-shirt and under puffer jacket or shell. Very comfortable and functional (many pockets).

February 20, 2023

For the best 3 years,

For the best 3 years, I have immensely enjoyed wearing my Patagonia sweater fleece jacket. It remains in perfect condition. When the time comes, I will purchase a new one! My most current purchase of the Patagonia sweater fleece jacket was for my youngest sister. Truly she adores the jacket! I want to emphasize that the Patagonia service staff have... Read More been exceptionally knowledgeable, helpful and courteous. Thank you.

February 19, 2023

This better sweater is great.

This better sweater is great. Perfect for NC weather. Fits great, warm, looks stylish. I plan to purchase in another color soon.

February 19, 2023

Perfect for chilly mornings

When its chilly out, I like to wear this. If its really cold, I reach for my parka. This is nice to keep the chill away and warm too. It keeps you toasty. I find this good for layering too since it isn't too bulky.

February 18, 2023

Great jacket

I have this as a vest and love it, so got the jacket. I have a XL in the vest, but my arms aren't thin and the XL didn't cut it. So I returned it and got the xxl.

February 17, 2023

Not made like it used to be

I bought this jacket because I have an older better sweater jacket (same size) that I love and wear all of the time at work, but the color doesn&#x27;t match every pair of my scrubs, so I figured I&#x27;d get one in a more neutral color. Patagonia must have made subtle changes to the material and design over the years, because the new one is just n... Read Moreot the same quality as the old one. The fit is much more snug, and the material feels thinner. I would return if I hadn't already worn it for a day in clinic (I am a Nurse Practitioner and it gets quite chilly). I am hoping it stretches out some with wear. I was really looking forward to this purchase, but I am fairly disappointed considering quality and cost.

Response from Patagonia
February 23, 2023

Hi Hailey, we're very so to hear that your new Better Sweater Fleece Jacket is meeting your previous expectations. You're still welcome to [return or exchange]( it if it's not working out for you. We'll reach out to you privately as well, just in case you need further assistance.

February 17, 2023

My new go-to

This is my new go-to fleece sweater, I love the fit and how warm it is. The two side pockets are huge and is perfect to wear on its own or for layering.

February 17, 2023

Nice and warm jacket

I love this sweater/jacket style. I ordered a XS, it fit nicely but my chest. I xchange for Small and this one is big on me. So I have to return it. However the jacket is well made and feel nice when I tried it on. Bravo to the Customer Service Team, they are super nice people and make the return so easy .

February 17, 2023

Super Warm. Fit is terrific. Wonderfully warm and comfortable weight.

Washes well. Light wieght. Wonderful fit and weight. Warmth without bulk. No negative comments.

February 16, 2023

Great All Around Jacket

This great jacket is perfect for casual/work and everything in between. Wore it in a high wind alert area and it kept me plenty warm and looking stylish.

February 14, 2023

For my husband, nice and

For my husband, nice and warm for golf and walking

February 14, 2023

I love it, light and

I love it, light and warm. Just perfect for my taste.

February 14, 2023

nicely styled fleece sweater. took

nicely styled fleece sweater. took a couple of tries to get the size right, but appreciated that returns are free. runs a little smaller than other outdoor brands like LLBean.

February 14, 2023

Great layer for winter

Quality zippered pockets and front closure. Toasty warm in the house and while skiing.

February 14, 2023

Im 120 lb, 5 feet

Im 120 lb, 5 feet 2 inch tall. Usually I get Small size but I have 1/4 zip better sweater and its a bit tight now. (Very hard to put on take off) so this time, one size up. A little bit big but it fits nicely.

February 10, 2023

Favorite sweater - in many colors

I was introduced to this sweater in 2016, and have been buying them regularly (on sale, ideally) in my favorite colors since then. It is my favorite sweater, in particular because one can modulate temperature easily through the zipper. I also like the pockets. I noticed that since sometime around 2019, the sweater has been cut slimmer around the hi... Read Moreps. Please go back to the more generous cut. No one wants a tight sweater. I still have all my original older sweaters, so I know this quantitatively. The larger size has longer arms, so that is not an option for me.

February 9, 2023

Love it

Love this full zip sweater jacket. I wear it all day when inside during Midwest winter. Perfect jacket for fall also. Sleeves are nice and long. I normally wear a large in Patagonia but sized up for this one and it is perfect.

February 9, 2023

Soft and warm

I love this sweater! It keeps me really warm at work and is great for layering in the cold weather! Its fitted so I ordered a size up.

February 9, 2023

Flattering fit, warm, great quality

Absolutely love this better sweater! I have 4 of the quarter zip models that I wear constantly here in Colorado for skiing and hiking. This full zip has such a lovely feminine fit that is very flattering with slacks, jeans or yoga pants.

February 9, 2023

Good quality

I bought this color in brown. Nice color. I usually wear a large but an XL was more comfortable for a looser fit. Good quality. Kept me warm in 45 degree temp during a brisk walk . Wash on delicate and air dry to preserve sweater material

February 9, 2023

Great look

I like the style of the sweater. The extra pocket on the sleeve works well to hold a mobile phone. A medium size top is usually a good fit for me, but the narrow style on this sweater is a little tight. I am keeping it, but would have preferred it to be a little roomier.

February 8, 2023


Although I like the Better Sweater line of clothing for the most part, I do wish the sizing was more in tune to the average person. I feel the sizing in the full zip Better Sweater runs small. I wish for more room in the torso and shoulders. The Better Sweater vests fit fine and are comfortable. However, the full zip is snug and sometimes uncomfor... Read Moretable.

Response from Patagonia
February 16, 2023

Hi Maureen! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate the feedback you shared regarding our sizing between the vest and jacket. We definitely want to provide better consistency between items so we'll share this with our design team.

February 8, 2023

Perfection in a jacket.

Moves with you. Great for bluebird spring skiing, trout fishing, casual gatherings, yard work or every day all day.

February 8, 2023

Purchased a XS and have

Purchased a XS and have to exchange for size S since it a slim fit. However size S is a bit big on me and the sleeves is long. I kept the sweater since the material is really nice and soft. Figure I could layer it up and still have room to move around :)

February 8, 2023

Love it!

Needed something practical that would guarantee to keep me warm and I fount it. Fits beautifully and I prefer it over lots of others.

February 6, 2023

Perfect alone or under coat

I bought this vest to wear under my coat as an extra layer while traveling. It was perfect for wearing alone on warmer days or on colder days when a coat was not enough. Warm and soft, exactly what I was looking for. Loved the zip pockets for being able to securely hold phone and hotel key.

February 2, 2023

Super Warm and Looks Great

What I love about this sweater is that its super warm and that it fits like a glove. I first became interested in purchasing this product when I saw a YouTuber, who reviews credit cards, wear one. Then saw numerous of people wear it. Im glad I got this sweater, and will be buying more, because I love the backstory to this brand.

January 31, 2023

Fits well. looks good. Warm.

I love this jacket. The fit is perfect, and it does a nice job of keeping me warm. An added bonus is that it looks good too. I highly recommend it.

January 31, 2023


I have this sweater in other colors. However, the black one I recently got and have barely worn (maybe 4 times) has started to peel. It looks horrible and cant wear it. Im very disappointed, not sure if its just the color.

Response from Patagonia
February 10, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the pilling issue you have encountered. Our Better Sweater do tend to have some pilling, but darker colors will show more of the pilling then other colors like grey. If you would like to prevent further pilling, we recommend washing your item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. To remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new again. If you notice that the issue continues, please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( the product back to us at any time.

January 30, 2023

Love the sweater = it

Love the sweater = it is warm and looks good. I wish the arms were a little bigger as it is hard to get on with long sleeves as they bunch up at the upper arm and it is hard to pull them down. Otherwise everything good.

January 30, 2023

Love this .but

I bought a L and it was tight in the body while the sleeves were a good length. I exchanged it for an XL. The body was ok but the sleeves were very long. Sadly returned for a refund. I would recommend this if you very slim without a muffin.

January 29, 2023

I like the 'look' but

I like the 'look' but I tried it and it fit after wearing for a few hours it was much bigger and I wished I had a size smaller. Also, considering how it looks and it's weight I would like it to be warmer.. Color and design etc all good. So, I'd say fair I want this to work better since I need this layer!

January 29, 2023

Love this jacket got it

Love this jacket got it for a sailing trip. It was perfect for cold days on the water. Usually I wear a small or extra small so it was weird that I had to get a medium. I think the sizes at Patagonia tend to run small I have a friend that is a big girl not heavy and shes veryLove this jacket cut it for a sailing trip. It was perfect for cold days. ... Read MoreUsually I wear an extra small so it was weird that I had to get medium but love it!

January 26, 2023

Super warm and nice look for work.

The jacket is form fitted but definitely looks nice. It can be dressed up or down for work.

January 26, 2023

Very nice and warm jacket

This is a very nice, warm, and comfy jacket!! And because it comes from a company that values the environment makes it even better!

January 25, 2023

Order a size up

I heard form a friend that this was a great sweater but that it definitely runs small. I wasn't sure so ordered both my regular size - small and a medium. The small was too small, too tight, didn't fit. The medium was perfect

January 25, 2023

My New Favourite Jacket

I ordered the Better Sweater in Navy. It is warm, stylish and has very deep pockets with zippers that hold my cell phone and keys. I couldn't be happier with the product. I wish it came in an XXXL, because it can be a bit snug if I need to layer up.

January 24, 2023

Super Comfy

Ordered size small and it was snug so I sent it back and got the medium, which fits perfect. The exchange procedure was easy. I am a medical student and I wear this all day over my scrubs and absolutely love it!

January 24, 2023

Super Warm & Cozy

My office is freezing, and I was looking for a pair of jackets. It's lightweight and keeps me warm even if I wear a T-shirt. I love it, and I have been wearing it to my office almost every day.

January 23, 2023

Very comfortable

I got this as a gift for my wife. It's her second Better Sweater, though in a different color. She really enjoys wearing it, keeping warm, and looking good. And I secretly pride myself in making her a Patagonia convert.

January 23, 2023

Won't last the season

I bought this fleece jacket in September. 2022. In the approximate 120 days I&#x27;ve owned it, I&#x27;ve worn it at least 100 days. It gets washed bi-weekly in cold water on a gentle cycle with low tumble drying, although sometimes I have to wash it in between because of dirt from being in the woods. I&#x27;m sorry to say it hasn&#x27;t held up to... Read More this type of wear and care. It's covered in lint pills over the entire front and sleeves and looks ratty, like it could be years old. I wanted this jacket to be an investment and last for at least three years, but I will be recycling it at the end of this season. Maybe even sooner because it's gotten to the point that I'm embarrassed by how run down it is.

Response from Patagonia
January 31, 2023

Hi Kelly! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear the jacket has started to pill after a few months. To prevent pilling, we recommend washing that item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. To remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new again. Of course, if you're not pleased with the performance of the jacket you are welcome to [return](

January 22, 2023

High quality, will stand up to daily use for years

Everyone at work wears this over scrubs, now so do I and its very warm , stylish and durable. I also wear it daily outside of work. Afterwards, my husband liked it so much he got one too but in blue.

January 19, 2023

Very Cozy

Bought this for my wife. She is 5 feet tall and 105 lbs. originally bought an XS but returned because it was a little snug. The size Small fits great and she absolutely loves it. Very warm, very cozy and it looks great.

January 18, 2023

So cozy

I am loving this jacket. I wear it every chance I get. I got it in Pelican which is a really lovely color and goes with everything. I originally ordered my usual size small and had to bump up to medium - I have broad shoulders and a long torso. Now that I have the medium it fits like a dream.

January 18, 2023

Thin arms

The sleeves on this jacket are very small. I returned for a larger size and even then I could barely get the thing on. If you want to put this jacket on over anything (like a blouse or light sweater) I recommend buying 2 sizes up.

January 18, 2023

Warm adn good looking.

I purchased this fleece as a gift for a friend. It fits well and is good looking and warm. Good color choice.

January 18, 2023

Comfortable and warm

Love this sweater!!!

January 18, 2023

Normally wear a M but

Normally wear a M but had to exchange for XL.

January 17, 2023

Super comfy

Very comfy jacket. Had to size up because the sleeves were a little tight but overall fit is great!

January 17, 2023

Form fitting

Great for slimmer bodies. Men's medium jackets provide a more relaxed fit.

January 16, 2023

Perfect for cooler weather

I live in Florida and needed something for the winter months when the mornings are in the 50s. This jacket is perfect. Keeps me warm without being bulky.

January 16, 2023

Loved this!

The ultimate jacket which you must have. Glad that I bought it.

January 16, 2023

I love the color and

I love the color and its warm

January 14, 2023

Like the style....the sage green

Like the style....the sage green color is lovely.

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