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April 28, 2023



April 17, 2023

Comfortable, stylish, and warm

Love the vest. Wear it everywhere.

April 13, 2023

Recommend but

I like the fit, it is comfortable, but I am not crazy about the way the shoulders stick out away from the body. I sometimes feel like a character in Star Trek.

April 12, 2023

Ill take one in every color

I love this vest, I thought I was going to like it but I love it. I kind of want one in every color. Im tall and slim and the large fits great, not too blousy in the stomach, not too short at the waist. Its warm and comfortable and Im so glad I got it.

April 12, 2023

Looks good and feels good.

Looks good and feels good. I get many complements. I wear it as casual wear with dress pants and jeans. It goes well with both.

April 7, 2023

Warm and good-looking vest for workplace

I was concerned about the high price compared to other brands. But my choice was correct. Considering the quality, comfort, warmth, and lightness of this vest, it is worth paying this price.

April 7, 2023

Great vest for work (and casual wear too)

This vest is so comfortable, helps me stay warm and is great for work. I appreciate how Patagonia clothes, like this, continue to be designed to fit folks like me who are towards the thinner end of the spectrum. Thanks Patagonia!

April 7, 2023

What a vest. Nothing says

What a vest. Nothing says new tax bracket like a slate grey Patagonia vest. Whether crunching numbers, running code, or schmoozing with clients over a nice plumb saison at the marina, this is the vest for the job. It comes with three pockets- one for each of your phones, plus one for your sunglasses/RFID-actuated workspace access key fob. The mater... Read Moreial is nice and warm for those nippy Bay/Cape Cod mornings, while the wool knit offers enough give for kinetic situations. A vest of all seasons.

April 3, 2023

Fits nicely

Fits bigger guys nicely

March 29, 2023

Perfect fir daily wesr

This is the second one I bought as I wear it daily at work. It goes well with casual or dress clothes and is perfect fir the PNW climate which changes constantly throughout the day. I also layer it under jackets on cold days. Well made and extremely fashionable.

March 27, 2023

Nice vest, but not for me

This Better Sweater unfortunately was not for me. I am 162bs, almost 511 and have a 32-33 wait. This medium vest just did not lay well on my midriff as it buckled between my sternum and belly button. The shoulders fit was a ok, and the arm holes were fine for my slender build. The length was about 4 inches below my belt and I personal like vests to... Read More stop at my belt of slightly below. I was looking for a somewhat tight fitting vest like their old synchilla vest which I wish they'd bring back! - and this vest had to much material which did not make it hang well on me. It was obvious that a small would have been too small. Too bad everything else was signature Patagonia quality. Thank you for easy returns Patagonia!

Response from Patagonia
March 28, 2023

Thanks for the feedback, Justi. We appreciate all the details you've shared and are sorry that the fit didn't work out with this vest. We do make a Synchilla vest which you can check out [here]( If that Synchilla vest is different than you remember, we recommend keeping an eye on our Worn Wear website where we sell lightly used gear from past seasons. You might come across the one you mentioned!

March 23, 2023

This is not my first

This is not my first Patagonia vest. This one was more true to size than the others.

March 10, 2023

Great Item

Love my best. Fits just right. Provided nice warmth. Looks great. What more do you need?

March 7, 2023

Comfy multi purpose vest

Wow, I love this vest! I wanted a vest that I could wear casually but also wear under a jacket. My down vest is too bulky to fit well under a coat or down jacket. This one fits the bill. Warm and comfy, it sheds wind better than a fleece vest when worn by itself. Also great for those ski days when you need a little extra under a parka. Definitely a... Read More worthwhile piece of gear.

March 7, 2023

Patagonia Vest

Fits great, snug and warm.

February 28, 2023

I have three of these

I have three of these vests and think they are great, as are all of your products. I have been a loyal customer since you started and have been to almost all of your retail outlets as well as the outlet in Reno. I use your worn wear program as well. Keep up the good work!

February 27, 2023

My new favorite!

Extremely versatile. Can wear it at home with a shirt and jeans or dress it up with a tie and slacks for work. Warm without causing me to overheat and very soft and stretchy.

February 26, 2023

Nice fit

The vest has a nice fit and pleasant feel.

February 26, 2023

Causal or Work Day

My partner loves this Jacket. He wears it casually or to work. He loves it.

February 26, 2023

Takes the chill off

I originally purchased this in a large but found it too wide in the shoulders, the body was loose all round and sort of hung on me. So, the item was easily exchanged for a medium. The medium fits well throughout the shoulders but is a bit too snug in the body. I'm keeping the item in hopes it will stretch a little bit or I lose some weight in ... Read Morethe belly. ha ha! But the bottom line is, I really like the vest, the fabric is nice, the vest is warm, and very high quality.

February 24, 2023

Best vest I've ever owned

Fits great - not too tight, not too baggy. And it's very warm for being pretty lightweight. Can wear casually or to work. Would buy again.

February 22, 2023

Great quality. Looks great a

Great quality. Looks great a warm. I wear it under my rain gear when its cold out. Works great.

February 20, 2023

Perfect design

My son bought a small size, I tried it on and loved it so much I ordered one for myself in a different color. (I am the mom, so it perfectly fits for women too!) Very nice, flattering design.

February 17, 2023

Nice- very professional

Great product purchased for my husband- going to purchase a second one- he loves it!

February 16, 2023

Great fitting well made product

Great fitting well made product . True to size . Very comfortable!!

February 16, 2023

My favorite peice of outerwear

Very comfortable I've wanted this vest for years and kept putting it off. Finally bought it and so mad i waited so long I love it.

February 16, 2023

Stylishly warm

Patagonia has a great website and quick response and shipping. Also love to support a company that has a consciousness of this earth and those who live on it AND produces quality items.

February 16, 2023

Love the color, fit and

Love the color, fit and warmth. Of particular note, he likes the cell phone pocket on the Left chest area.

February 14, 2023

Just what was needed

Great quality, fit and materials. Highly adaptable. Love it.

February 9, 2023

Typical great Patagonia high quality.

Typical great Patagonia high quality.

February 6, 2023

Very snug and warm. Small is a small.

Two things: One, a small is a small. It runs true to what a small should be and is not oversized like most American Products. I likely should have bought a medium. Two, it is very snug and warm. All you will need for climates in the south US where it does not get cold but just chilly.

February 4, 2023

Super Comfortable

I had one and lost it in travel. Missed it so much I bought a 2nd. Love it . I wear it around the house and outside in Spring.

February 2, 2023

He loves it

I bought this for my husband at Christmas. He has had it on every day since then. It adds a layer of warmth this time of year and he loves the zip pockets and inner pocket. Very well made.

February 1, 2023

I'm finally looking like a finance bro!

True to size, soft and warm fabric. Very helpful in being accepted in the social space.

January 31, 2023

Comfortably warm

Easy communication and delivery

January 31, 2023

Comfortable, warm and stylish

This vest fits true to size and has comfortable, soft material that provides nice warmth. Can be used in layering for outdoor activities or in a business casual setting at work. I liked the vest that I received as a gift so much that I bought a second one in another color!

January 30, 2023

Great Vest

I love the better sweater material. Warm, rugged, and isn't as much of a magnet for dog hair as many other fleece products. Great style and love the fit. Perfect for the office and weekends while a still also functional as a layer for the slopes.

January 28, 2023

Product looks great, fits well

Product looks great, fits well & love the color (blue)

January 28, 2023

Nice product. Fit bit large.

Nice product. Fit bit large. It's too Long. Should be 4-5" shorter You almost sit on it! I'd like small length. You cant find products here. Im off Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale. Like different color - gray or beige. Cant find it here.

January 22, 2023

A bit thick and weighty

A bit thick and weighty but super warm and comfortable.

January 22, 2023

Purchased as gift

I purchased the Patagonia fleece vest in blue as a gift for my son in law. I bought him one in grey last year and he loved it. I bought this best for his birthday in blue and he says the blue color is beautiful.

January 20, 2023

The Vest

Awesome vest! I love the smooth texture of the material. It seems unlikely to pill. Looks great. Plenty of room. Solid zipper. I feels solidly built. I wear it at work or just out and about. This will not be my last Patagonia vest.

January 19, 2023

Such a nice vest. It's

Such a nice vest. It's a great fabric weight, not too heavy; warm, but not hot. The fit is perfect. The sweater fabric makes it stand out from other vests.

January 18, 2023

Nice looking

I bought this for my husband. He usually takes a medium, but that size was too small, so I returned it and got him a large. Really nice fit.

January 17, 2023

Quality and warm

This product had great quality and was nice an warm. Exactly what I was looking for and needed. Thank you!

January 16, 2023

Very nice

It fits as described and is very warm and durable

January 13, 2023

Luv the vest. Initially ordered

Luv the vest. Initially ordered a medium. The site said it would fit similar to Northface. I wear a medium in Northface. When I received the vest it was too small. I exchanged it for a large. Exchange process was super smooth. I would shop again. Thank you.

January 9, 2023

Nice item but......

I purchased this item for my son-in-law for Christmas. We haven't celebrated yet, and I am sure he will love it, but my problem involved tracking the item as it was being delivered. It was delayed a bit, and I totally understand because of the weather issues and it being the Christmas season. The location of the delivery was incorrect, which m... Read Moreade it difficult to track. It kept saying "out for delivery", when it was not, and kept referencing a "mobile home park" as the place it was to be delivered to, and that was also incorrect. Just a little frustrating. Thanks.

January 8, 2023

Warm, durable and practical

My husband had one of these for years and eventually the pocket zipper failed. Fortunately these are still available. He tried the medium at first and it fit snuggly, with little room for things in the pockets when worn over a base layer. The large works fine.

January 7, 2023


My husband loves these Patagonia vests. This one is perfect just like his others.

January 7, 2023

Great gift for my husband

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband . He already has two other colors and loves this vest!

January 7, 2023

Love it. Gave as a

Love it. Gave as a gift to my Son he loved it!

January 7, 2023


Great color, good fit, great with dress shirt although can we worn casually. Fairly warm. Attractive.

January 6, 2023


This sweater vest is worn in every Wall Street office. Now I know why. It is a great layer for under a jacket, for a cool office, or for a spring walk. And this is a VERY well-made garment. Seldom does one find such a substantial article in the world of fast fashion. Quality wins in the end.

January 6, 2023

So Comfortable!

This not only fits perfectly, but its a new staple to my wardrobe both at home and at the office.

January 4, 2023

I love your products, the

I love your products, the quality and your reputation as well as commitments to sustainability and environmental issues. Probably the only thing I would like to see different, is for this vest and the long sleeve version too, is to be just a little bit shorter. Admittedly, for me its to be a little more fashionable as lengths of jackets, coats, swe... Read Moreaters, etc., are all just a little shorter. But all in all, especially when layering with your down jackets, I really like everything else. Would also like to see the capilene base layer qtr. zip in additional colors! Thank you for all that you do!

January 3, 2023

Zipper not even and flush when zip up

I have a lot of Patagonia product, but this vest was disappointing. The zipper is not even when zipped all the way. You can see humps and bumps on the side making look unattractive.

Response from Patagonia
January 10, 2023

Thank you for submitting this review, John. Both sides of this zipper should be even and flush. We're sorry to hear the one you have may be defective! We will reach out to you about returning it.

January 3, 2023

This vest is gorgeous! Super

This vest is gorgeous! Super stylish. Perfect length and color (gray). It looks great over a long sleeved button down. My husband wears this for casual situations and work as well. It's perfect for just enough warmth when the weather is chilly enough to need something extra, but not cold enough for a coat.

January 2, 2023

Like the vest Nice

Like the vest Nice

January 1, 2023

Warm Vest

My husband liked very much his best that he received for Christmas. It is very well made and fits perfectly.

December 31, 2022

Great quality

I bought this vest for my son in law.He loves it! Highly recommend!

December 30, 2022

Dress up or down

Good vest, gifted by even better sister for Christmas. It seems to hold up nicely as mid-layer, and can be worn in the office with collared shirts, as opposed to wearing the suit jacket when you can dress down a bit. I plan to get one in a blue color soon.

December 30, 2022

Got this vest for my

Got this vest for my husband for Christmas. He loves it. Fits great.

December 29, 2022

Very Comfortable

high quality, very comfortable,

December 28, 2022

Good looking quality vest

My husband hasnt worn the vest yet but it is a quality vest and fits well. He is very happy with it.

December 28, 2022

Your products are great. Very

Your products are great. Very well made and look good no matter how many times they are worn or washed. I would buy more often from you, but I often hesitate due to your company's left leaning political agenda.

December 27, 2022

Really nice Vest

Love the material. Very nice. Will wear it a lot !

December 27, 2022

Comfortable Fleece vest for Home or Layer

I like the comfort of Patagonia's fleece, especially at home during the winter. The vest works well as a layer for out door use. I note for my height the sizing recommended M. But it was snug, but a perfect length. I exchanged for an L and it's more comfortable especially for layering but it is a tad longer. All in all, highly recommended... Read More.

December 22, 2022

My son says he where

My son says he where is it is it every day to work provides warmth but very little bulk and said he finds it very comfortable.

December 21, 2022

Looks and feels great

Love the vest, its my third. More colors please!

December 16, 2022

Great fit and warm

I typically wear this on top of a dress shirt at work. Great overall fit and warm.

December 11, 2022

Super comfortable!

I use for airline travel. Really great for that.

December 11, 2022

Killer Casual

Great vest with a casual yet sporty look. Awesome layer for extra warmth. I love this vest and have it in several colors.

December 10, 2022

just right

The better sweater vest is a perfect layer to stay comfortable. Living in the deep south we can have a wide range of conditions in one day, morning could be in 30's and by after afternoon it can be in the 70,s. The vest allows me to be just right through the day without having to remove bulky layers. If I need extra warmth I add a shell and al... Read Morel is good.

December 9, 2022

Xmas gift f hubby

He picked out online, as gift We have always loved. Arrived today. Don't know about his fit,but the OAR TAN, is not TAN, its a LIGHT heather grey, with small dark navy blu lines(heathering?) running through, and dark navy/blk accents. He's getting it anyway.Can reurn if want.s NO WAY THIS IS TAN.

December 5, 2022

odd fit

I'm 6'1" 180 lbs (33" waste) and bought the large. Very strange fit. Extremely baggy and 'flimsy around the waste line. It's also a good 1-2 inches long in the torso as well. shoulders and chest fit fine. But I'm going to exchange for a medium and see if that does the trick. I would not wear the large (ever) as i... Read Moret fits now.

Response from Patagonia
December 8, 2022

Hi Jake, thank you for this feedback on the fit of this vest. We're glad to see you're exchanging it for a size that should fit you better! If you would ever like specific measurements on any item, you can reach out to our Customer Service Team at (800) 638-6464 or via live chat on our website. And of course, if you run into any issues with this new vest you are welcome to contact us for help in returning or exchanging it.

December 5, 2022


You should have this in your wardrobe

December 1, 2022

Great fit for tall men

At 6'3 I've had a hard time finding vests that are long enough. This vest is the perfect length and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. Very warm and versatile, I can even wear it to the office on casual days. Will be buying additional colors soon.

November 29, 2022

Quality Craftmanship

Quality and durable fabric with stylish color hues.

November 28, 2022

Labels too much

I love Patagonia clothes, but I don't like all the prominent labels. I bought the vest, I didn't pay for it to advertise for the company. I don't need the status symbol if that is what it is. My old Patagonia clothes have labels as zipper pulls or inside the collar. Im not comfortable always being a walking billboard. Im sure the mar... Read Moreketing people will not be happy to read this.

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2022

Hey Gary, thanks for the review. Some people would like to show that they're wearing Patagonia, and others do not. Either way, we make something for everyone! We recommend checking out the [Men's Synchilla Fleece Vest]( It does have the label as the zipper pull on the pocket, but it's easy to remove without damaging the vest.

November 28, 2022

Comfy AF

I had been needing a vest for years and for one reason or another, I never got around to getting one until I got this one. Its super soft and warm. Goes great with a shell layer to keep me warm, but not too warm.

November 27, 2022

Warm, but cool arms

I like the vest, it is well constructed and keeps my torso warm, but my arms free and cool. I like to perform windmills with my arms, it started casually, but has grown to more of an amateur sport. This vest is perfect for my deep desire to one day be an Olympic windmiller. Thank you Patagonia for helping me along my journey.

November 25, 2022

Just Perfect

I was replacing an old Patagonia vest that had grown too large for me (and was just perfect for my grandson). The medium size fits perfectly. Exactly what I was looking for. Its a great every day piece in our cool, damp PNW.

November 21, 2022

Very comfort

Highly recommending for daily casual and work place wear

November 19, 2022

The Compleat Vest

I gave this vest to my son as a holiday gift a year ago and have wished to have one for myself now that cooling weather of the autumn is here. So I ordered it for myself! It feels so good to wear that I do not want to take it off. The knit material of recycled polyester material with the nice interior lining is just good to the touch and functional... Read Morely warm. I think Patagonia has hit the right style as I wear it downtown to my office and out in the countryside. Great product.

November 17, 2022

Nice fit

Fits Great

November 14, 2022

Comparing the photo supplied for

Comparing the photo supplied for this review (fyi: a gift), my vest doesn't quite match; e.g., at the shoulders. Across the top of my shoulders the vest sticks both out & up; i.e., it reminds me of some sort of sci-fi outfit seen in old TV series - the vest's material (right above its armpits) will not "relax." Perhaps there... Read More's too much material across the back of vest. Compared to other medium sized Patagonia vests that I wear, this one - while warm - is not a good fit for a 5' 9' slim built male.

November 11, 2022

Comfortable, warm, well styled, interior

Comfortable, warm, well styled, interior patch pocket is handy

October 25, 2022

Perfect Compliment

I purchased the Better Sweater Vest to use mainly "over the dress shirt" at work in the fall and winter coming up. It is the perfect extra layer without having to use a 1/4 zip or sweater (just yet). So comfortable and looks fantastic.

October 24, 2022

Too long!

The vest is too long, it goes down past my hips. Its awkward, do not wear it anymore.

October 24, 2022


Its not as warm as expected but its very useful second layer under an overcoat.

October 23, 2022

Great Product

I am a Patagonia vest enthusiast. I have many of them, but I have noticed in the more recent ones that I have ordered, the size Medium runs slightly larger than in the past. The materials have changed slightly over time as well. It is still a great product.

October 20, 2022

Cozy without restriction

I love my Better Sweater Vest. Ive bought them for presents for a couple of friends and family, and they love them. I owned the Better Sweater and decided to try the vest. I love it, and its so comfortable I forget Im wearing it. No restrictions with arm movement, and just the right level of extra warmth for cooler days. Can also be comfortably wor... Read Moren indoors at room temperature for casual wear.

October 11, 2022

Fitting Guide is Great!

I ordered this vest online using the fitting guide measurements and they were perfect. I haven't gotten to wear it yet because the weather is too warm, but the quality of the work looks good.

September 18, 2022

Fall Season Staple!

These vests are perfect for the fall season!

September 13, 2022

Kept its structure, color, look

Kept its structure, color, look and feel after machine washing. Great for all around wear.

July 24, 2022

Useful at work in heavily air conditioned environment

It is great, but I wished it had placed I could clip on some work stuff.

July 22, 2022


This product is staple and quality built.

July 20, 2022

Excellent vest!

A little more substantial than the synchilla vest, and longer in the torso, making for a great piece. Fits a touch smaller than my size large Better Sweater, and so XL vest is perfect. Love it!

July 3, 2022

Nice fit

This vest has a very nice fit to it. I wear it around the house and at work. It is so comfortable.

July 2, 2022

Love this vest! Fits perfectly

Love this vest! Fits perfectly & and always keeps me warm. Has definitely become my go-to!

June 10, 2022

Nice warm

I this is the second vest I have bought for my husband ( a senior)and he loves it!!! Good on the golf course and the office. Ive bought two better sweaters for my son .. 34 and an avid surfer. Perfect for after a surf and to the office. Your customer service and speedy delivery are also much appreciated. Your Patagonia magazine is stellar. Thank y... Read Moreou.

June 7, 2022

Business casual

This is the unofficial but official uniform around here for business casual. The vest is very comfortable and looks amazing. I definitely recommend everyone on having a pair.

May 25, 2022


The product was just what the company claimed it to be.

May 24, 2022

Warm and Fit Well

The vest fits just right. Not too loose, not too tight. And it provides enough warmth without the bulk of a regular jacket. It can almost be used on any occasion. And the look can get away with being in a professional setting. I got many compliments about how well I look with the vest on. Ha!

May 8, 2022

Xcellent comfort

Keeps me warm as well as delightfully comfortable > however it does pill! Not to the point that I would part with it, but I am a bit disappointed.

Response from Patagonia
July 7, 2022

Hi Diane! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear that your vest has started to pill. 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. That said, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so if you're unhappy with the vest you can always [return](

May 7, 2022

3 sizes too small compared to Better Sweater

As a vest it should be designed to fit over clothing. In reality this vest would only fit over bare skin compared to the sweater version. I had to send it back because it was so small it wouldn't even fit over a t-shirt. Much smaller than the better sweater. Disappointing.

May 3, 2022

Medium runs small

Ok product but runs very tight. I bought a medium and it was real tight. Im think and have broad shoulders so maybe thats why. I have to see how L fits

April 29, 2022

Awesome vest!

I ordered this vest in Medium, but it was too small. I had to exchange it. Other than that, it is AWESOME. We keep our house on the cool side, so I wear this often while working from home!

April 16, 2022

My 5th Patagonia Vest

I really didn't need another vest but I wanted one in red and it had to have the features I wanted: zippered pockets and a zippered chest pocket for the ever present cell phone. I love Pataponia products, especially their better sweater fleece vests.

April 11, 2022

Great overall vest

Perfect for casual everyday wear and office vest.

April 10, 2022

Super Warm and Comfortable

I bought this for my husband to wear to work during the colder time of year. He absolutely loves it. He says its super warm and so comfortable. I would highly recommend this fleece!

April 9, 2022

As advertised

Wore this on a long international flight which was quite comfortable in addition to being perfect for spring weather.

April 4, 2022

Too small

I have two Patagonia fleece vests that are mediums. They are the same size. Ive worn them for a long time and they fit perfectly and I like them. I ordered this in a medium and it is borderline too small and too tight.

Response from Patagonia
April 4, 2022

Hi Thomas, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear this vest may not be the right fit for you. The Better Sweater Vest does run a bit more snug than other vests. If you wish, we'll be happy to help you [return]( it.

March 28, 2022

Best vest for everyday

The vest looks great and goes well with casual wear including business casual. Its warm but light.

March 26, 2022

Great color selections

Love Better Sweater Vest. I love tan color. I have same kind of vest from Ralph Lauren but they dont have color selection. Products of Patagonia supports to save environment.and world.

March 17, 2022

The best

It's warm but not bulky, snug but not tight. Does not scrunch up at the belly like other vests. Would buy again.

March 17, 2022

Comfortable and warm.

Love this material. Very soft and comfortable to wear.

March 15, 2022

Warranty is worth it!

Had some issues with abnormal wear and tear and Patagonia and their Customer Service Reps were great in getting it replaced for what I paid for it.

March 15, 2022

Unfortunately Pills

I have wanted a better sweater vest for quite some time, and I love the warmth and fit. However, the fabric pills after only owning it for a couple of months. It looks cheap. I will probably return it.

Response from Patagonia
March 23, 2022

Thank you for this review, Jennifer. We're sorry to hear that vest is pilling so much! To do the most to prevent pilling in a knit garment we recommend 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 placing it in the dryer. To remove pilling that has already occurred we recommend using a product like a fabric shaver, which is gentler on fabric than a sweater stone. That being said, we want you to be happy with everything you get from us, so you can absolutely [return]( it if it's not going to work for you.

March 14, 2022

Great Fit, Unstable Fabric

The fit and comfort of this vest are the best of any of the dozens of vests I've purchased over the years. Because this isn't a traditional fleece, it's far less electrostatic, which makes it ideal for heated interior environments. The primary problem with the vest is the durability of the fabric itself. After six weeks of intermitte... Read Morent wear, and two cold-water washes, the fabric is already pilling, small ball-like tufts marring the surface. I bought this same vest two years ago, and both vests suffered the same problem. I hope they figure out how to fix this issue because with a durable fabric this would be the best vest ever.

Response from Patagonia
March 22, 2022

Hi Robert! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your vest has started to pill after such little time. Due to the knit appearance of the face fabric of this particular item, this 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. All of that said, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

March 14, 2022

Not only warm when needed, but easily flexible

Works great for my everyday use. Keeps my upper body warm & comfortable. love the pocket arrangement and size range.

March 9, 2022

Comfortable Vest

This item fits great and is comfortable to wear for business attire.

March 2, 2022

Loved it but the material pills

I love Patagonia apparel and this vest. But after about 1.5 years of ownership, the vest has started to pill very badly. Very disappointed and expected more from Patagonia.

February 22, 2022

love vests

My husband has 3 Better Sweater Fleece Vests. Loves them. Super comfortable, layers them up, fit is perfect. I was surprised to see the overall pilling. I wash them inside out and zip them up.

Response from Patagonia
March 1, 2022

Hi Cathy, thank you for sharing this review! A certain amount of pilling with knit garments is likely due to the nature of those fibers, especially in friction spots. To do the most to prevent pilling we recommend washing it either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's ideal to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer. To remove pilling that has already occurred we recommend using a product like a battery-powered fabric shaver, which is gentler on fabric than a sweater stone.

February 21, 2022

Warm, Well Fitting

I got both the Better Sweater and the Synchilla vest with the intention of returning the item I liked less. The Better Sweater fit much better on my frame and was not baggy. In the two weeks I've owned it, it instantly became a staple of my wardrobe. It's incredibly comfortable and still looks professional when worn over scrubs. It seems ... Read Morelike the materials are of very high quality, named the zippers (which is great because this is where many of my old coats and jackets break)

February 20, 2022

Warm and comfortable

The size was perfect. The material makes the vest very comfortable to wear all day.

February 19, 2022

I wear for warmth.

Love the pockets and the additional warmth. I have another one.

February 17, 2022

Comfortable and stylish

Love the better sweater vest. This is my 4th one (all diff colors) and I really like the contrasting navy with tan. Ive traded sport coats for Patagonia vests and Im not going back!

February 17, 2022

Great fit, super warm,

Great company, great product.

February 10, 2022

Perfect in every way

Ive worn a Better Sweater for many years so I was excited to add a similar vest to my kit. This vest is a perfect fit and is flawlessly constructed. I looked forward to wearing it for decades!

February 7, 2022

Great Vest

Very nice vest and well crafted. I have a long torso and the fit was perfect. I highly recommend this product!

February 3, 2022

Comfortable and warm

Feels great for wearing as a insulated layer. Wear with long sleeve T-shirts for socializing in a cooler environment.

February 2, 2022

Awesome and super warm!

Love wearing this in the office under a dress shirt. Lots of compliments.

February 2, 2022

Smart n Comfy

From the day I received this product,I have got hooked on to this. I use this for Golf,Tennis,Pickle Ball and as Casual wear. I simply love it. Thanks & keep up the quality.

January 31, 2022

great fit

Im 5'7'' and 170lbs also lift regularly. I have trouble finding clothes that fit well as my shoulders require a size larger than my arm length. Im a 45 year old dad and have a little pouch. it fits great. great for layering. it works great for a deep south winter where a long sleeve or sweater with a vest will get you into work from ... Read Morethe parking lot comfortably. Its not super warm but will keep your body heat where it needs to be without overheating. looks great for business casual or even under a blazer for a colder function.

January 30, 2022

Lack of colors

I dislike cold so I wear a vest in the winter. I would like on to go with each of my outfits. That would require a black, a grey, a tan, a brown and a blue. Currently you only have a few of these colors. I have had to order other styles which are less satisfactory. I like the better sweater fleece vest.

January 29, 2022


It's a nice comfortable casual option to wear to work with jeans.

January 29, 2022

Beautiful but too small

This vest is really very nice. Unfortunately, the size runs very small around the middle so I had to return it. I hope they start making the big and tall sizes actually big.

January 27, 2022

Nice vest, but a bit large

Great vest, this one was bought to replace a previous vest that was loved. Love this one too, but both were size Large, but this one is larger. A bit too big, but still love the vest.

January 26, 2022

Super Quality

High quality well fitting vest.

January 22, 2022

I've got a fever... for teal.

Haven't owned a fleece in forever and this one bangs! Warm, without the pit sweat. Stylish. I land between a medium and a large with Patagonia, but I'm happy in either.

January 22, 2022

This vest is super warm

Very nice, well made. My husband loves the fit! Other vests look sloppy. This one looks neat. My husband has taken to wearing vests during the cooler months. I could not find one that looked great on him. Then I started noticing men on my flights wearing vests. I would notice the ones that looked nice on them. I asked them what brand. It was Patago... Read Morenia! I had forgotten about this brand!! I was looking at North Face and Columbia. None of theirs look good on my husband. Perhaps we dont have a Patagonia store near me. He had never heard of Patagonia but I have. I ski and snowboard. My husband is not into winter sports. Now he loves his vest and knows about Patagonia. Keep up the good work!

January 21, 2022

Great Vest

This is my second vest. I have a black one and really like how it fits and how warm it is. I wear it all the time. Just felt I needed to add a grey one too.

January 13, 2022

Better Sweater Vest is the Best

As usual Patagonia sets the standard for others to follow/imitate. I am 5ft 10in 155 lbs and the medium fits neatly over a shirt; not too loose nor too snug. The pockets and their placement is just right; all with zippers. The chest pocket is large enough to hold an iPhone 12 in a somewhat bulky case fairly easily but its probably intended for eyew... Read Moreear; regardless its very useful and easily accessed. If you didn't know better you would never think that this is made of fleece as it looks like the knit that you find in sweaters. It offers a good amount of warmth and my hands love the feel of the micro fleece lined pockets. I wanted a versatile color so I purchased the black which really gives the impression of very dark charcoal. I also own a Better Sweater Jacket from a few years ago in a great color called sunbleached stone. Its a really versatile color as its a heather gray/beige and looks great with EVERYTHING from blue jeans to gray or olive or tan pants; basically everything that I own. If you're listening Patagonia, please issue the Better Sweater Vest in sunbleached stone! It also works better on warmer sunny days as the lighter color doesnt heat up from the sun like dark colors do. And in the warmer months it doesnt look like youre wearing a winter garment. I hope that my review is helpful. Thanks again for making such a great product!

January 12, 2022

A bit on the heavy side

Fit was on the large side and the vest was uncomfortably heavy,

January 11, 2022


Very happy with the vest. Fits well and keeps me warm.

January 10, 2022

Perfect underlayer

Received many compliments as to its appearance. Great underneath my micro puff jacket.

January 10, 2022


Like the fit and feel

January 9, 2022

Perfect layer for day to day warmth as needed

Looks good and high quality.

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