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Women's Better Sweater® 1/4-Zip Fleece Reviews

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Ws Better Sweater® 14-Zip

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November 26, 2023


… perfect fit, rich grey-blue color, nice weight.

November 24, 2023

Better sweaters are wonderful!

I have several of these in different colors as they are the right weight to wear over a turtleneck for added warmth or just over a capilene long sleeve shirt. I like them a bit bigger than the size of medium I usually order because of being able to layer. I’ve never worn them without a shirt under because the feel like they would be itchy. Solid no... Read More-frills sweater.

November 19, 2023


I had to exchange the small for a medium. Just a little snug

November 2, 2023

Comfy & Soft

One of my favorite pullovers! It’s soft and comfortable. Fits true to size. Nice enough to wear to the office.

October 31, 2023

The GOOD Fleece

This fleece is comfortable and warm

October 27, 2023

Great fit, comfortable

Great fit, comfortable

October 13, 2023


I like this sweater. Only problem is I got all these lints. I am not sure why?

Response from Patagonia
October 17, 2023

Hey Suchi, thanks for the review. We're glad to hear you're enjoying the sweater. We're not sure if you mean pilling, but if that is the case you can find a handy tutorial for removal on [this page](

October 12, 2023

Very warm and comfy

I got the size XS because it was the only one available in the color I wanted and I was afraid it was going to be too small but it fits perfect! is very comfy and warm I loved the color as well!

September 18, 2023

Petite woman and sleeves are too short

The torso looks nice but can feel a little constricting in certain movements. If I got the the larger size it would give a more relaxed fit than fitted. The length of the arm sleeves are a quarter too short, this is annoying when Im driving or picking up my toddler because the sleeves exposed my arms and I live in New England. I saw a pic of someon... Read Moree wearing this on Pinterest and loved the look of the collar standing up without it being zipped. But the collar only stands up if its zipped. If its u zipped it flops over.

September 6, 2023

Love it!

I am using it for an Alaska trip and it will definitely keep me warm.

September 5, 2023

Better sweater

Very warm and comfortable

September 1, 2023

So comfy

The first time I had my hands on a Patagonia sweater when my friend lent it to me for a hiking trip, i fell in love with it. I've been getting this one in different colors and extending my collection to jackets and hoodies and gloves and more. The quality is top tier and their customer service is incredible. Normally when I buy something and t... Read Morehe next day it goes on further sale I just have to suck it up and wish I waited longer, but Patagonia do something no man ever does: they refund you the price difference. Return can be made within a year also. I'm just mind blown by how good this company is. They earned a loyal customer here!

August 22, 2023

Another new favorite

I bought this to replace a 20 year old Marsupial (that's still going strong). I thought I'd give this a try and love the coziness and the fit. Can't wait to put it through the test of winter work! Just wish that it had a marsupial pouch, but that's just me.

July 31, 2023

Amazing Product

Patagonia is definitely one of my favorite brands! I am travelling to Europe this winter and needed warm attire that is easy to pack and I couldnt be more happy with my purchase

May 12, 2023

Tight sleeves

Wanted to love this, but very snug sleeves... the large size was way to long in the sleeves, so it didn't work out. I would have tried a large "petite" but petite was not an option.

Response from Patagonia
May 12, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are incredibly sorry to hear about the fit issues you had with the sleeves on this 1/4 Zip. Please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Review Team so they are aware of these issues. In the meantime, please feel free to [return]( this product as we want you to be 100% satisfied with all of your Patagonia purchases.

May 4, 2023

Basic Sweater that does it's job better than most.

They call it the "better sweater" and it is. Very warm, very sturdy, somewhat thicker than most of it's peers and it just feels durable for all day all activity use. Definitely worth having one in your kit.

April 28, 2023

Great casual fleece 1/4 zip

I love the Better Sweater line. I have been purchasing and wearing them since the earliest iterations. I still own and wear three pieces from 2011. For being over 10 years old, I haven't had too much of an issue with pilling, relatively minor. The fit of these quarter zip fleeces are a slim fit so they do fit closer to the body. Many folks say... Read More this line runs small, which I agree with somewhat. I am 5'8" and a size 12-14 and pretty busty on top and wear the XL in Better Sweater products. I generally wear a short sleeved capilene top underneath with no issue. I do think the newest iterations run a bit more narrow in the shoulders and arms and the body of the fleece feels a bit longer than my 10+ year old Better Sweaters. This is a casual fleece and that's how I wear it. I find it too heavy for technical use (skiing, backpacking, etc) I prefer the Micro D or R1 line for technical purposes. All around great casual fleece in beautiful colors.

April 14, 2023


It runs a little small so would recommend sizing up . I could feel the inner stitch of the sleeves on my skin and it felt scratchy , but after washing it once , it feels fine .

April 10, 2023


Great looking comfortable sweater

April 10, 2023

Too tight in the sleeves and shoulders

I bought this to replace a decades-old better sweater that had served me well. The replacement had very tight sleeves and felt tight across my shoulders. I gave it to a family member and will look now for another brand for to replace it.

Response from Patagonia
April 11, 2023

We're sorry to hear this Better Sweater didn't fit you right! We hope your family member is happy with it, but you are always welcome to [return]( anything that isn't going to work for you. You can also contact our Customer Service Team for specific dimensions for any garment so you can feel confident it will fit you well. Thank you for this review, Joyce!

April 1, 2023

Love this!

This is perfect for work and casual wear. I love the color and the sale price too!

March 29, 2023

Perfect fit

Super warm and fits perfectly!

March 28, 2023

Stylish Casual Wear

I love how this is fitted. Got it just in time for a rainy week in San Francisco. I only wonder why I did get one sooner. Looking forward to wearing this wardrobe staple for years to come. Maybe I will get another color next year!

March 22, 2023

Sleeves run a little short

Overall, I really love this item - fit is spot on...except the sleeves. I am not a tall person (5'4") but have long-ish arms, and the sleeves are almost too short.

March 22, 2023


Im usually XS but its bit small for layering. Need to get one size up. Wish there are more pockets.

March 21, 2023

Very comfortable lots of complement

Very comfortable lots of complement

March 12, 2023

Really nice sweater

Im impressed, it is thick enough, form fitting and keeps me warm. I hope it lasts many years.

March 10, 2023

Sadly I did not find

Sadly I did not find this particular sweater comfortable. The fabric was not soft, and the fit was very tight across the shoulders. I tried on the XL and it, too was not much better. The XXL was sold out in the color I wanted. I returned both the xl and the L.

Response from Patagonia
March 14, 2023

Hello Barbara, thank you for leaving us a review. We're sorry to hear that you didn't find this sweater to be comfortable. We do want to mention that this particular sweater does have a slim fit, so it's intended to sit closer to the body. You can check the fit on any item by going to its product page and looking underneath the color options. If you'd like for us to check inventory on the out of stock color you're interested in, please reach out to [customer service](*dlh9y0*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3ODgyMTc1My42NDMuMS4xNjc4ODI1NjEzLjAuMC4w). We're able to see if and when an item would be restocked.

March 6, 2023

Love all Patagonia products!

Love all Patagonia products!

March 5, 2023

Love this sweater

It fits well and is warm.Great quality.

March 4, 2023

Not the quality it used to be

I own two Better Sweater 1/4 zip fleeces purchased about 5-6 years ago that I love. They have a nice feminine shape, fit true to size, and are wonderfully warm. Not sure if it's just the pelican color, but this one was baggy all around and the material felt much thinner. Returned.

Response from Patagonia
March 8, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the fit issues you encountered. Please rest assured that we will be passing your feedback along to our Product Team so they are aware of these issues. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](*q252c6*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3ODMxMzcyNy40ODMuMS4xNjc4MzEzNzM2LjAuMC4w).

February 28, 2023

Warm and well made

Quality product, should last a long time.

February 27, 2023

I have 4 of them. wonderful.

I love the better sweater. I have 4 of them. I will get more. I love the fit, the comfort, the warmth, the not too hot/not too cold perfection of the fit. The fit is perfect. I use the zipper pocket on my arm for my wallet or kleenex. it's just great. Make the men's version with the zipper on the arm. oput out more of the GREEN ones.

February 27, 2023

Soft and warm

I love this item, but returned the small for a medium, and the 1/4 zip for a full zipper. I will buy another one just like it in a different color next winter -- a medium, full-zip!

February 27, 2023

Tighter Fit

I wear a small in the Better Sweater jacket but the small in the 1/4-zip fleece fit a bit tighter especially in the shoulders/arms. I felt that I'd probably not wear it much since I prefer wearing a base layer underneath it, so I had to return it. Will have to size up to medium if I want to try it again. But I think the full zip version will b... Read Moree more versatile for me.

February 27, 2023

Women Better Sweater I ordered

Women Better Sweater I ordered up so I can layer underneath. Its very comfortable and warm. Great for the spring and fall weather on the east coast. Highly recommend - You will not be disappointed.

February 25, 2023

Best sweater ever

So warm, super comfortable, and looks great. I love how versatile this shirt is. You can wear it to work or to go on hikes.

February 24, 2023

Versatile, comfortable

Versatile, comfortable

February 24, 2023

My wife, my daughter and

My wife, my daughter and granddaughters all have and enjoy these sweaters very much.

February 21, 2023

Comfy, comfy

I love this pullover! It would be 5 stars if it had a front pocket or side hand pockets. The sleeve pocket just isn't enough. However, this doesn't stop the fleece from being comfy.

February 18, 2023

I wasnt sure of the

I wasnt sure of the color (brick/red) but loved It. The fit is perfect and was overall very pleased With this sweater. You can wear it casual or dress it up.

February 17, 2023

Nice knit layer

I love the Sequoia red color, one of my favorites. The better sweater is a little bit snugger than previous years but with that being said, I still love this item.

February 17, 2023

Its perfect for dog walking,

Its perfect for dog walking, working, or just hanging around in cold Minnesota. I love it.

February 16, 2023


super quality clothing

February 13, 2023

Warm and comfortable

This Better Sweater is warm and comfortable. Based on other reviews of sized up. Not sure I would do that again but now I can easily layer underneath. Its gettiBased on other reviews I sized up. Not sure I would do that again but now I can easily layer underneath. Its getting four-stars because it has no pockets - just a zipper pocket on arm.

February 12, 2023



Response from Patagonia
February 21, 2023

We're sorry to hear you're not happy with the Better Sweater fabric, JoAnn! Of course, you're welcome to [return]( it if you wish. Please let us know how we can help!

February 12, 2023

Toasty warm

Good fit, nice color, warm without bulk.

February 11, 2023

Quality Sweater - comfortable

It was a pleasure shopping in the Brooklyn, New York store! Excellent customer service. I purchased The Better Sweater Quarter Zip which runs slim. Size up if you want to wear layers. Great purchase.

February 9, 2023


ordered a mens small, I'm tall and long waisted, 135 lbs, with long arms, and the men's small fits perfect, and did I say I love it?

February 9, 2023

Love this sweater

Recently retired and living in the Northeast, I have two of these sweaters and live in them!! So comfortable and warm. Often just wear them with a down vest for my walks, hikes or playing outside with the grands.

February 6, 2023

If you're on the fence, the answer is yes

I have been eyeing this sweater for over a year, and finally went for it, and I'm so glad I did. The Better Sweater is soft, and comfortable, and has a flattering fit that layers comfortably over a baselayer, and easily under a puffer or coat. It's my new go-to for a variety of weather scenarios! The only note I have is that when the sw... Read Moreeater is fully zipped up, the collar is pretty tall, so if you have a shorter neck it may bump up against your jaw/chin.

February 6, 2023

Super warm and practical

It's perfect for a chilly day. California is going through a cold wave and it's been great for 35-40 degree weather. Great purchase!

February 5, 2023

Warm and well designed

Now I undertand why this is so popular. It is well designed, well made, comfortable, and warm. The sizing was bit tricky for me. The medium was form fitting and the large was roomy without being too baggy. However, arm length was too long with the large size so I had to fold it twice. For reference, I am 5'3, waist 28, and 126lbs. I do have a ... Read Morewide shoulder. I ended up buying both sizes so I can wear the medium under a jacket and the large on its own with a thicker shirt under it.

February 3, 2023

Very warm and always looks

Very warm and always looks great

February 1, 2023

Just too small.

I have looked at these better sweaters for a long time, finally ordered one when this color went on sale. I love the color. It is just too small. I wear a medium in most brands and a small in others and this medium was too tight all over. I am sad to return it.

February 1, 2023

Can wear anywhere and everywhere

This jacket keeps me so warm, I can wear it to the office, outdoors, and for any occasion. I usually wear a medium but wanted something I could wear under and they run small so I sized up.

February 1, 2023

Nice Top

I do love the style of this top, however, I wish it was just a little bit longer.

January 30, 2023


Perfect fit. Love the color and its really nice and warm! Had an issue with an incorrect address and the customer rep was awesome to work with! Best customer service I have ever received!

January 29, 2023

Size up

Quality sweatshirt but runs small. I am 5 foot 7, 145 lbs. usually I wear a medium, but this is oddly tight in the shoulders / arm area. I should have sized up to a large -

January 27, 2023


This is my third Better Sweater. I have two in the small and one in a medium that I use if I want to wear a long sleeve underneath. So my only wish is that there were more ease in the sleeves. Even with a thin base layer the sleeves are too tight to wear anything other than a short sleeve underneath.

January 26, 2023

The better sweater is one

The better sweater is one of my favorite fleece tops. I do not usually wear red but Im so glad I bought it. I absolutely love the color. I just wish the length on the better sweater was a little longer.

January 25, 2023


This sweater is perfect in every way!

January 24, 2023


Flattering fit and very warm great for the weather in California lately

January 24, 2023

Great warm topper

Love the comfort and warmth of this sweater. The green is very nice color and looks good with everything. I bought a medium and am glad I did so that it is not too fitted and I can wear a tee shirt underneath. It has become my go-to selection.

January 22, 2023

Crazy warm

I bought this for a trip up north. It is the warmest sweater I have ever purchased! I am in love and already contemplating another sweater or jacket. Its casual yet preppy.

January 22, 2023

Body Hugger

I am usually M, i did check the size chart cause it slim fit, according to the chart i am still M, however, the material conforms to the body too much, meaning, shows your shape, not only the love handles but also shows the pants line. If i size up, the sleeve will be too long and the shoulder will be too wide. The M already shows bulging at the ba... Read Moreck shoulder. Look so nice in the photo but i guess not for my body shape. I have to return this one unfortunately.

Response from Patagonia
January 30, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We also want to extend our sincere apologies for the issues you encountered with your new Better Sweater which led to a return. Please know you can always reach out to our [Customer Service Team](*1vgpcmh*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NTExNTAxMy4zNjMuMS4xNjc1MTE2MTQxLjAuMC4w) at any time and we will be more than happy to give you more exact measurements for any of our products. This way you will have a better idea of how everything will fit before it is received. In the case of our Better Sweaters, we would highly encourage sizing up at least one size due to the slimmer fit of the product to get a more relaxed fit.

January 21, 2023

Very warm

The sleeves are a little long on me but I just turn them back a roll. I love the sweater! I have ordered another one in a different color.

January 21, 2023

So much love for this iconic sweater

I actually have 4 of these already. Always love this sweater. One thing with this sweater that it has always run small. So if you like it loose better size up.

January 20, 2023

Traditional roomy fit. Warm but

Traditional roomy fit. Warm but not overly hot. A little long, but better long then short!

January 19, 2023

I think the sizing is

I think the sizing is not all that accurate. I should have went up two sizes than what was shown on the sizing chart, but only went up one when I returned for a larger size. I didn't want to return again. Otherwise, I like everything else about it.

Response from Patagonia
February 2, 2023

Hi Teri! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the fit. The 1/4 zip features a slim fit so it will fit closer to body. That said, we appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design team to keep in mind for future seasons.

January 19, 2023

Versatile for outdoor activities and

Versatile for outdoor activities and daily use.

January 19, 2023

Super warm

Bought a size up as ran tight and if it may shrink. Great for the winter for walking, hiking and even a casual Friday at work.

January 17, 2023

Nice & warm sweater fleece

1/4 Zip Sweater fleece is warm and comfortable, fits well, goes great with jeans.

January 17, 2023

Beautiful color

This was my first time purchasing a Patagonia sweater and I was so sad that I had to return it. It runs small. It is a wonderful color and material though.

January 15, 2023

I love Patagonia clothing but

I love Patagonia clothing but the sizes run way to small for me. I typically wear 2X and your 2X sizes are not true to size.

January 14, 2023

It fits perfect for me

It fits perfect for me and so warm to wear.

January 12, 2023

I bought this as a

I bought this as a gift for my daughter and she loved the color. It also fits her perfectly. This is her 3rd better sweater. Patagonia never disappoints. I own a lot of Patagonia clothing and I plan on owning more lol

January 10, 2023

Very Comfortable

Like the style and color. Perfect for casual wear.

January 8, 2023

My husband has several of

My husband has several of these sweaters and he loves them, but I must not fit the Patagonia size profile, as the M was too small and the L was too large.

Response from Patagonia
January 20, 2023

Hi RW, we're so sorry to hear that you're having trouble finding the correct size Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece. Please feel free to begin a [return or complimentary exchange]( at any time.

January 6, 2023

Purchased this because i had

Purchased this because i had bought one several years ago and have worn it extensively. Felt it was time for another as a backup. It hasn't changed from the original. I was glad the design stayed the same. Very useful layering or with a long underwear top in warmer winter weather. I live in high desert so it is very versatile in our climate.( ... Read MorePS. Please bring the El Cap Jacket back.) Happy New Year

January 6, 2023

Slightly too small, and I wanted my husband to get me the full zip version

Slightly too small, and I really wanted the full zip version, but my husband didnt want to ask me too much and burden me with more choices, so he just bought it for me. I returned it for the full zip XL size, and I love that one!!

January 4, 2023

Great Fleece

Perfect fit for my wife. Great color and most important, very warm.

January 2, 2023

Very warm

My granddaughter wore this day after Christmas to barn to care for her horses, she stated its very warm and would like one one in different color.

January 2, 2023

Super Warm And Soft

I received mine as a gift. It was a size large. I exchanged it for a double extra large. (Very surprised to see larger sizes) I really wanted it to fit more like a tunic with my tights. Now its just how I wanted it to fit. Seriously I haven't worn anything else since I put it on!! Love it!

January 2, 2023

Can't take it off!

Received this for Christmas and have worn it 4 days in a row. I don't want to take it off. It is warm, soft, stylish, and fits great. I'm 190 and ordered the XXL. The arm and torso length is perfect and I still have a little wiggle room for a second layer. The arm pocket is perfect for a phone, car keys, or a chap stick. I love this item ... Read Moreso much I ordered one for myself.

January 2, 2023

Purchased this as a Christmas

Purchased this as a Christmas gift for my daughter. She loves it!! Great fit!!!

December 29, 2022

Comfortable. Great fit.

The Better Sweaters are true to size and don't shrink. I have 4 of these. They are my favorite sweaters to wear in the winter time. I highly recommend this product.

December 26, 2022

Keeps me warm, indoors and out!

Purchased for my wife as a gift. Runs true to size. She is already wearing it indoors over a shirt, and outdoors under a jacket. Great product!

December 25, 2022

Tighter Fit But Warm & Cozy

I mostly fit XXS in Patagonia. I am 5'1 and 95 lbs. But upon reading reviews, and trying on at the store, I opted for XS. It is still a tighter fit because of the knit and stiffer weave of the Better Sweater. I have the Vest and it's the same tighter/stiffer feel. It's still cozy and warm - I just suggest going up one size. Wish ther... Read Moree were hand pockets. I bought it for work. I don't think it would be that conformable as a midlayer for outdoor pursuits as it's stiffer, not breathable, and thicker. Good for going on a casual winter/fall walk on trails in the neighborhood though!

December 21, 2022

Casual elegance, toasty warmth

The XXS fit is perfect for a petite. It is warm and soft. I like the option of zipping up or down, depending on the degree of warmth needed and the slim styling and sweater knit. Casual elevated!

December 18, 2022

Better Sweater

I would say the Better Sweater does run true to size. It is a slim fit though so I would understand if someone thought it ran small. I prefer a quarter zip over a full zip and think its an awesome fleece option for not only work/indoors but also outdoors and layering!

December 3, 2022

Sweater zip up

The fit is perfect and I absolutely love the sweater. It is incredibly comfortable and soft. May have to purchase in every color available

November 23, 2022

Runs small

I got a medium and its a little snug, still wearable. I like my sweaters to be a bit oversize. This was right in my arms and i couldnt wear it over bagging shirts. Def size up a size or two

Response from Patagonia
November 30, 2022

Hi Chelsea, thank you for this review. Yes, the Better Sweater is designated as a "Slim Fit", and so it may require sizing up if you want an oversized fit. Thank you for your contribution to our customer community!

November 18, 2022


Arrived smelling bad and sleeves way too short

Response from Patagonia
November 25, 2022

We are incredibly sorry to hear about the condition your Better Sweater arrived Hannah. Please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](*18nca9z*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY2OTQxNDk4MC4yMDAuMS4xNjY5NDE0OTgyLjAuMC4w) so we can help get you into a new product. Again, we are truly very sorry about this, but we will do our best to ensure this is remedied.

November 17, 2022

Runs a little small but overall love the sweater.

I received a size large for a gift. It a little on the small side. I went to exchange it for an extra large which was huge on me. So, I settled on the large. I just wont be able to wear anything under it. Overall, love your company and your mission.

November 16, 2022

Great fit

It is very warm and light weight. I really think the close fit enhances its warmth and looks very attractive. It is so much nicer than the looser styles that are popular. It is very unique and I hope the cut and styling never change.It is fitted to the hips which I like.

November 15, 2022

Great product, cozy warm, good

Great product, cozy warm, good fitting, and great looking. Definitely recommend!

November 13, 2022

New favorite

Normally, I wear a womens medium in tops due to my arms being on the muscular side. I went in store to find this sweater and didnt like how narrow the arms were so I grabbed a mens small and found that it fit perfectly and exactly how I wanted (slightly loose) so for anyone with larger arms, definitely try mens If you want this to be looser

November 8, 2022

Very Nice, but Sizing Way Off

This is a very nicely made product. It is warm, comfortable, and flattering. Unfortunately, the sizing is way off from what is presented in the sizing chart, and I am very disappointed with how it fits. I usually wear XS (0-2) tops, and my measurements put me at the lower end of the XS presented in the sizing chart. The XS is way too small - the sh... Read Moreoulders are very tight and the arms are barely long enough. I would recommend sizing up!

November 6, 2022

Returned - too snug for an outer layer

Returning this sweater as it's too snug for an outer layer. The interior needs to be reworked as it catches on everything and makes layering very difficult.

Response from Patagonia
November 16, 2022

Thank you for submitting this review, Kate. We're glad to see you've returned a pullover that wasn't going to make you happy! The Better Sweater line is designed with a slim cut, and some people do prefer to size up to allow layering. Please let us know if we can be of any further help!

November 6, 2022

Love this!

I have had this for 3 years and I still wear it all the time. I love it for casual walks, base layer when skiing, and for hiking in the fall. It keeps me warm without being too heavy and making me sweat. I highly recommend!

November 2, 2022

Practical and Stylish

I decided to purchase this product based on a recommendation from my son who currently owns two. I received mine just in time for planned hiking trip in the Pacific Northwest. It provided a nice additional layer for a chilly morning hike in the Northern Cascades. I currently wear it daily at work - it is comfortable and stylish enough for business ... Read Morecasual dress. Washes easily - I wash mine inside out and hang dry. I don't think the sweater would work for rugged conditions as it could snag, probably best as a layer underneath another top layer.

October 31, 2022

A more polished fleece .

First let me say I love the smooth , polished look this fleece has on the outside while still being super cozy and warm ! It is a more fitted sweater than most casual fleece and looks good on a small , lean person ! Very flattering for someone like me , it might not work for a thicker person or someone who likes a roomy fit unless they size up ! I ... Read Morewill order another in a brighter blue as I would love to have a collection of theses ! I also adore the half zip design as again it tends to work well with an over jacket or coat without being bulky ! Truly great quality , well finished with knit edging ! Really love theses year after year ! Thank you ! Don't change a thing ( except maybe more colors ) !

October 27, 2022


I am a bit rotund and this is such a flattering sweater.

October 21, 2022

Warm, but arms are way too long.

I am 5'3" and 124lb, slightly athletic build. I was so excited to get the sweater. Everywhere else fit fine. It's nice and warm. But the arms are way to long ! Although Patagonia is so popular, it might not for me. So sad.

Response from Patagonia
October 24, 2022

Hi Makiko! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the fleece didn't fit correctly in the arms. Feedback like this is crucial to improving things for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

October 17, 2022

My wife was so delighted

My wife was so delighted with the first one that I got her a second. Soft, warm, flattering fit and aesthetically pleasing. Highly recommend.

October 16, 2022

lovely sweater

I love my sweaters oversized so I got an XL and it fits great, sleeves are a bit long but they look cute rolled up. I would caution you to get a sized bigger than you are because it does run snug. Im 130 lbs with a size c bra and the XL is oversized but not giant. I got it in black and its my new fav sweater. I wish it had pockets on the sides tho... Read More

October 15, 2022

Nice Pullover for Cool Mornings

As a coach, this is my main pullover to wear over my polo for morning games. I sized up to an XL, usually I wear L, to have the fit that I wanted without it appearing too tight. I definitely recommend.

October 11, 2022

Super Soft and Warm

This zip up is so comfy. It's great to throw on when I'm running out for an errand or even just around the house. It's great for fall temperatures. I ordered a size up because I wanted to wear it over other shirts, and I'm glad I did. It is snug fitting.

October 10, 2022

Nice, but

The color, style and material is great! But for a winter outer layer, it just is much too fitted. No freedom of movement at all, a little short, and too snug over the hips.

Response from Patagonia
October 11, 2022

Hi Melinda! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fit. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

October 7, 2022

Runs very small. I normally

Runs very small. I normally wear x-small to small. The medium just fits with no room at all for shrinkage with washing. Recommend sizing up.

October 7, 2022


Great quality but not as warm as I expected. It fits snugged around the shoulders making difficult to layer up.

October 1, 2022

Fit is off

I really wanted this to fit. I am a small to medium for sweaters and other tops. I read many reviews saying it is too narrow and difficult to get off, so I ordered a medium & large. I am a 34D bust and the medium was too tight and difficult to get off although the sleeves were too long. The medium fit my chest but the sleeves and length were wa... Read Morey too big. It is listed as slim fit, but it is beyond slim and a struggle to get off.

September 30, 2022

So excited to see this

So excited to see this in brown-and have always been a M but this was disappointing . Sizing way off.

September 29, 2022

Better Sweater

Cozy sweater!! Love it !!

September 22, 2022

Too tight

I am bummed, I ordered 3 last year as gifts, 1 this yr for me. Too small and ordered according to directions . I ordered 2 more for gifts.

Response from Patagonia
September 30, 2022

Hi Amy, the Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece does run a bit snug, and we'd be happy to help out with a [return or free exchange]( We'd also be happy to help the people you gifted with both options as well if they're having the same issue. We'll reach out to you privately, just in case you need further assistance.

September 15, 2022


This sweater is my favorite from all my collection, stylish and warm.

September 14, 2022

I am usually a large,

I am usually a large, but I find that Patagonia is sized a wee-bit some. However, I love my Better Sweater!

September 8, 2022

Super warm

Love this pullover very warm and soft. Comfortable.

September 8, 2022

Herringbone version doesn't stretch

It's lovely. But if you buy the herringbone version it doesnt have any give. Size up. I generally run small to medium in tops due to broad shoulders and had to wrestle my way out of it. Wish I could have exchanged for a medium but they were out of stock.

September 7, 2022

Awkward sizing

I am 5'1" with narrow shoulders. I tried on a S and a M and the sizing is just awkward. The difference between the small and medium is the wider shoulders, but the armscye is a little tight and there is absolutely no stretch or give in the bottom hem. I can get it on my hips, but the sweater has no give or stretch and it just looks odd wi... Read Moreth the roomy shoulders with the tight bottom hem. The bottom hem falls at the widest part of the hip, and the sizing should accommodate the hips, which are typically the widest part of a woman's body. Patagonia appears to have their patterns drafted for junior sizing. I can't go any larger, or the shoulders will be awkwardly large on my curvy petite frame.

Response from Patagonia
October 13, 2022

Hi Vera! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fit. We truly appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

September 6, 2022

Súper warm

Super comfortable and warm. I just wish it had pockets !

August 26, 2022

Love Better Sweater

My second better sweater, love them for hiking or cozy days at home.

August 25, 2022

Super Warm but awkward shape and pills BAD!

I loved this fleece at first- it was great for fall weather or mild winter day hikes. The bottom hem is a little boxy and awkward and it pills really bad. I don't wear mine out anymore because of the pilling. For the $$ I think there are better options

August 7, 2022

Freaking great!

I bought this as a higher end sweater for my freezing office. I love it! So warm and looks so professional on. I would say they run true to size but they are snug. If you plan to wear a shirt underneath I would size up!

July 19, 2022

Love this sweater!

This was the perfect weight to go under a raincoat for our trip to Ireland in late spring/early summer! I wore it everyday, hiking, sightseeing, just for warmth. It was awesome! Super comfortable and versatile and didn't feel hot or bulky when I was working up a sweat on an intense hike.

May 21, 2022

Very warm and comfortable

Love how the fabric feels and how it feels on my body. Keeps me really warm!

May 20, 2022

Lightweight Warmth

Ive wanted a quarter zip like this for years. So happy I finally bought it for myself! Its warm and lightweight, with a very durable construction. Thanks, Patagonia.

May 15, 2022

Boxy, not very stretchy

I returned this because I did not like the styling. I have many other Better Sweaters and I like the color, but the fabric is not stretchy and the style is much boxier than other better sweaters. Not worth the price for such a blah piece, even on sale.

Response from Patagonia
May 17, 2022

Hi Gretchen, we're sorry to hear that you weren’t happy the Patagonia Women's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece this time around. Please feel welcome to begin a [return or exchange]( at any time.

May 13, 2022

Different Better Sweater

I love the Better Sweaters; I have about 15 of them in different colors and zip configurations. But this one has an attractive pattern woven into it (the first Better Sweater I've seen like it). I like the pattern and will probably wear it for casual errands but it won't be a go to as much as the others as it doesn't stretch as much ... Read More(hardly at all) and is not as suited for cold weather. It's just not as comfy. I'm glad I have it and I'll enjoy wearing it; it's just not the better sweater I'm used to.

May 13, 2022

Pretty Sweater

I love the style and the warmth this sweater provides. It is a little tight in the armpits- but I only notice it when I am trying to take it off. I am a bit claustrophobic and when my arms get even slightly stuck I panic.

Response from Patagonia
May 16, 2022

Hey Patti, thank you for the feedback. This fleece has a slim fit which could be why it feels a little tight when you try to take it off. You can check on the fit of any item by going to it's product page and checking underneath the size range options. We do have regular and relaxed fit options for women's fleeces which you can check out [here](

May 6, 2022

All around sweater

Love my Patagonia sweater plus the half zip. Material always high quality soft.

May 5, 2022


Bought this as an alternative to other fleece. Very warm and comfy. I sized up to give room to layer. Sleeves are long. Body length is great in the larger size. Much warmer than I expected it to be so I was very pleased to receive it just before a week of cold weather.

May 3, 2022

Mostly great

Love the low zip neckline, would like something a little less heavy weight wise/

Response from Patagonia
May 6, 2022

Hey Marsha, thanks for the review. We do have a lightweight version of the Better Sweater that you can check out [here](

April 21, 2022

Runs small and is heavy weight

I returned this sweater although I liked the grey and white pattern. It runs really small and was tight and stiff everywhere, especially on my arms and shoulders. The heavy weight would prevent it to use as a layering piece when hiking. Another reason to return.

April 9, 2022

Eye catching

Casual yet kinda dressy. Pattern and fabric are beautiful. Very happy with this purchase.

April 7, 2022

Very warm, but stiff

This is a super warm fleece, but had no flex in the body or arms.

April 6, 2022

Warm, soft, great color

Happy to add another better sweater to my wardrobe.

April 4, 2022


I really enjoy this sweatshirt. It's very soft and great styling. I originally ordered a XS but it was too small. The exchange was so easy even though I ordered the wrong size. No questions asked I received a replacement. Super Pleased.

March 31, 2022

Warm and Comfortable

Purchased one a year ago and it was cut funny and did not fit right. Patagonia took it back and replaced it with no hassle. The new one is perfect like the other 3 that I own. Patagonia is a great company with quality products and superior customer service.

March 30, 2022

Super warm

Love how its super warm and how its true to size.. love the fitted look!!

March 30, 2022

Refined Fleece

I bought the oyster white I just love it. It definitely is the opposite of a big comfy fleece in the size I bought but that's what I wanted and this fleece fits the bill. For sizing reference, I'm a 34 B chest size, athletic build. My daughter's XS full zip better sweater fit me perfectly so I sized up to a S based on the reviews and... Read More the S 1/4 zip fits perfectly. It is quite fitted, which I like, because it's not bulky under my shell when snowboarding. And it looks fabulous and slimming with jeans, leggings, or hiking shorts. Now I'm eyeballing other colors!

March 29, 2022

classic, lovely better sweater

I love better sweater products and this one is no exception. Super soft, super comfy, a great layer for casual wear or for skiing/snow or hiking.

March 26, 2022

Flattering & Durable

Love love love these tops. Had 2 that my sons had gotten me for Christmas one year and just loved wearing them! Im usually a girl that likes to layer and these are perfect for layering. Following instructions they also wash very well. Definitely my go to top for three seasons a year, and perhaps on a chilly summer night.

March 25, 2022

Perfect overall sweater

This sweater is comfortable, warm, easy maintenance and also elegant. It keeps my neck warm

March 22, 2022

Fabulous quality and gorgeous color, just wish it had pockets

This is my third Better Sweater but my first 1/4 zip. Overall, Im very happy with it. Its a beautiful color and the high quality you always get with Patagonia. I have only two small complaints: 1. I wish it had pockets at the waist/hips. It only has the one on the sleeve, which is good for a mask or an ID and a credit card, but not great for keys o... Read Morer your phone. 2. I love the fabric, but wish it had a little more give. Never a problem with the full zip, but harder to get on and off in the pullover. Relatedly, because the fabric is fairly stiff, I had to size up for the hips so its actually a little bit big on me up top. Still love it though!

March 21, 2022

Soft and warm

I have a lot of Patagonia fleece, but this is my first better sweater. I love it! It is very soft and warm. And for me maybe a little too warm to keep on indoors at work. Since this is labeled slim fit, I think it does run true to size. Some reviews said it runs small, so I ordered up a size. I should have stuck with my original xs to get the slim ... Read Morefit because the small is a little bulky under my arms.

March 21, 2022

Soft outerwear

I love this Better Sweater. It's pretty fitted, and I wish the armholes were a little lower, but other than that the fit is terrific. Super soft inside and a nice medium weight. I wear mine all the time.

March 20, 2022

Love the texture and color

Very pretty color and texture, makes it marvelous for outdoor adventures and office work. Possibly even more!

March 17, 2022

Smart casual

Warm, a gorgeous color and so cozy! I am curious to see how long it will last. Runs a size small

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