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Cool looking shirt. If you ever owned a better sweater garment you know what you're in for, if not, be sure to try it out. It's casual for the office and perfect for a nite cap at your favorite brewery. Didn't realize from pics but to my (happy) surprise it's got hand-warming pockets perfect for keys when stepping out of the hou... Read Morese. Twice this week, while traveling for work, I showed to the tennis court with no sporty warm layer and the shirt stepped up and regulated temp like a champ. Rest assured it will show up for whatever you throw at it.
Would be 6 stars if the sleeves were lined
Really great. Would love it more if the sleeves were lined. It's a little bit of a fight to pull it on or take it off over long sleeved shirts. I was a little nervous about getting medium but it fits great. So, I guess it's runs "a tad" large.
Good Looking Jacket
I love the look and utility of this jacket. It is very similar to other better sweater models (as far as warmth) except for the button closures and open side pockets. Works great as a layering piece over a shirt or hoodie. I seem to get compliments every time I wear it.
Comfortable, plus versatile from casual to lounging.
Comfortable & great for cool days, for whenever need to take the chill off and/or to just lounge in. Great for chores, getting mail, taking walk or just chilling. The fit allows unrestricted motion, (new the shoulders tended to be stiff & boxy). More I wore the fit soften & improved to me. Great to keep by the door, for any unplanned o... Read Moreutings. I do suggest adding a secure pocket, that at minimum can fit your Cell Phone.
I tried it on and couldn't take it off. Better Sweater felt like warm soup on a cold day. I wore it over a long sleeve shirt on 50° days. Fit is perfect. I'm 6FT 190. You could walk into a steak house and look good or haul dirt to the dump. The only drawback for an older dude with arthritic hands is I found myself unbuttoning it a few tim... Read Morees a day, which can get tiresome. On a serious hike, I'll use my patagonia zip jackets.
Always wanted this. Now I've got one
I have about 6 of the regular better sweaters. some half zip some full. Never the button up version. Looks great fits true to size and the sleeves/pockets have really nice accents to them. I like that the pockets are no zip, my full zip ones usually had pocket zippers. This looks like a more formal version. Something you could wear a shirt and tie... Read More with and look great on a date or professional type of event. Wish I had a couple of these
a cozy jacket
This is very comfortable and warm. It fits wide so definitely not slim fit. Some additional feedback is: 1. The collar corners tend to bend up. I curl the collar corner under the collar to attempt to reshape the bending collars. 2. The jacket is warm but not appropriate for windy environments. The fabric is a somewhat loose weave. 3. You should pr... Read Moreobably get a fuzz remover for down the road. The jacket does end of having little balls of fabric that accumulate over time. I generally wear this at night when I'm huddled against the computer screen.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 3, 2022
Thank you for sharing this review, Andy! You can help prevent some of that pilling by washing it 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 using the dryer. To remove pilling that has already occurred, we recommend using a the kind of battery-powered fabric shaver you mention, which is gentler on fabric than a sweater stone.
Love, love, love!
I have these in both colors and wish Patagonia made them in even more colors! It is cozy and provides just right warmth! I can wear it in my classroom and not get too warm and then go outside, button it up, and be cozy. I generally wear men's sizes because I am a bit broad-shouldered and though the sleeves are long for me, they are easy to fol... Read Mored up. I've been wearing it very regularly in the last year and it's showing no signs of wear. Highly recommend it and hope Patagonia comes out with more colors!
The Even Better Sweater
My family and I have the Better Sweater Jacket and have been wearing them all winter long. The Better Sweater Shirt Jacket is even better since its a little more stylish for Business Casual wear and still functions the same as the Jacket. We love these Better Sweater products and will buy more colors to add to our wardrobe.
Looks good, needs a cheeky phone holder to be perfect
Hey it looks great, fits great, and gets compliments. So nice I bought it twice. To be perfect Patagonia needs to consider phones and how to store them in their clothes. Its the future what can I say? What this needs is a zipper inside the left chest pocket so that I can slip my phone in and out of the front pocket with just my right hand.
Warm and comfortable.
This is my third Better Sweater. I have pretty much given up on wool sweaters. Hard to launder. This garment looks like wool, and the button up front looks a little more dressy. The upper pockets are too short to hold my phone safely. The fit is perfect for me.
Sleeves too long
Ive worn Patagonia shirts and sweatshirts for years and was so excited about this one! Unfortunately, while it seemed like an awesome shirt, the sleeves were too long by about an inch- never had this problem before so I was bummed!
Response from PatagoniaMarch 12, 2021
Thanks for the feedback! We're always happy to provide garment dimensions prior to purchase.
Warm & cozy!!
I really like this flannel/shirt-jac/sweater!! Color is superb, tons of compliments about it, very cozy & warm, and I luv the pockets on it!! My only critique which is just personal preference and didn't keep me from purchasing it is the 2nd button from the top is too low in my view. I find that I get cold and would perfer more coverage in... Read More my upper chest. I recognize that that's the way it was purposely designed--I had a button added to it and it works works perfectly & the way that I perfer.
warm and stylish
I have had several Better Sweaters over the years, as they are a brand staple and a reliable buy. This is the first one I really relish wearing because it's just as great a sweater, warm, comfortable, well fitting, but also has an unusual form factor and brilliant color (ochre).
This is an excellent addition to the quiver of light weight fleece wear that fits just right for the southwest winter. Great material and warmth for the cool mornings both inside and outside the house. The real beauty of this piece is its unique jacket/shirt style, which offers a new dimension to my wardrobe. Instant hit in my book. I am a Patagoni... Read Morea medium across the board for tops and this fits me true to size.
Great Wardrobe Addition
Ive been considering a shirt jacket for some time to use as a casual piece on weekends, but is still professional for a work setting. This is it! The piece is well made and looks great. The fit is perfect, slightly tailored, but relaxed enough for a long sleeve shirt. I was a little hesitant to buy because of the price, but its 100 percent worth it... Read More!
I'm 6' and average size, the way the jacket that I have sits strange on my shoulders, leaving it fitting in a way that gives a turtle-ish look. I haven't worn it enough to see if it just needs to settle, but right now it doesn't feel comfortable and not a look that I'm thrilled with.
Instantly one of my favorite articles of clothing
First had the gray color and didn't love the color as it was a little too light. Swapped it for a navy which is perfect (and a really nice, deep color). I absolutely love this thing. It looks great, it fits great, it's super comfortable, it's warm enough for must situations in the PNW, especially if you put a vest over it. I love shi... Read Morert jackets and have several but I find myself wearing this all the time. My only gripes/suggestions are 1) the tips of the collars seem to want to stick out/up after a few washes and looks goofy. Not really sure what to do about this but no big deal. 2) I'm really surprised the better sweaters don't seem to have any stretch built in at this point. I want all my clothes to have some stretch and adding some elastene, etc would really make all the better sweaters perfect.
Super comfy and stylish, runs a bit large
I'm 6'2" and 230 lbs. I normally wear XL shirts and flannels from Patagonia; however, I usually feel like I'm swimming in their XL jackets. I initially ordered an XL Shirt Jacket thinking it would fit more like their flannels, but it was quite big on me. I sent it back and got a Large. The large fits just right. It fits over a s... Read Morehort sleeve shirt and over a flannel really well.
Warm and comfortable
As noted in other reviews buttonholes do require stretching, I used a blunt tapered spoon handle rather than outright cutting them larger. Order a size up if youre going to wear a heavy sweatshirt underneath. Otherwise nice sweater shirt. A step warmer than flannel. Will fit under a same size nano puff or down sweater jacket for layering.
Warm and loose
Love this! I usually wear large (as better sweaters go) but I intentionally ordered an xl, it can be worn over and layered, and big enough to be super comfortable lounging around the house. I love that there is no zipper and it doesn't have to go over head. I have long curly hair so I like to avoid static.
I luv this shirt --jacket but the placement of the buttons are my only complaint, leaves it too open at the top. Only way to keep your chest warm is to button the very top button, don't know about other's but I come from a generation that that makes one looks like a dork--not that I'm not a dork, but try not to look like one!! lol
Love this style
I bought this as a gift for my husband. He has a lot of pullover or zip fleeces and jackets. This style and different and very functional. He loves the front and inside pockets and the button front. He wears it mostly around the house to stave off the winter cold but I expect he will also wear it out when we go walking or hiking
Another fantastic product from Patagonia. Warm, light, and stylish. The perfect Fall accompaniment. I normally wear a Large in Patagonia products, but bought this in an XL so it could be worn over flannels and the fit is perfect. Fits just like a Fjord flannel does. As a fan of Better Sweater pullovers and vests, this was a great addition to my clo... Read Moreset. Buy this now. You wont be sorry.
Best Better Sweater
I often where a size medium but I ordered a small because I dont like my clothing too baggy. It fits perfectly over a t-shirt with plenty of length in the sleeves and body. Its much warmer than I expected. I live in Western Washington so its the perfect weight sweater for 10 months of the year.
I’m 5’10 athletic build/former athlete and bought a Large. Quality is comfortable and really perfect. The sweater/jacket is a smidge big but I can fit what I need under it and really have no complaints. Ideal for AZ winters, airports and when I travel to the Midwest and back East. Won’t leave home without it.
Typically I would not spend this much on something like this, but Patagonia never disappoints with quality so it was worth every penny. Multiple pockets allow for functional use as well as comfort. Loved it so much I considered keeping it for myself rather than gifting!!
Warmth, quality and durability.
When I put it on it felt like a weighted blanket. The fit and size was perfect. It looks nice, almost like a pea coat. I am allergic to wool, so fleece is perfect. It is well made and designed. I wish it had a zipper pocket on the inside instead of an open pocket.
Great Shirt Jacket
I live in Austin, therefore our winters are mostly mild and short. A shirt jacket is the perfect all around answer to a chilly day or evening out. Great looking, stylish and ton of compliments. It wasn’t avail in our local Patagonia store, which is weird because it’s perfect for our climate, so I ordered it from the Patagonia website. Arrived withi... Read Moren 2 days. It’s my primary sweater shirt for this winter.
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