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I can usually wear an x-lg in womens regular polar fleece but this runs super small. I could barely get my arms into the sleeves. Very disappointing.
Hey Michelle, thanks for the feedback on our LW Better Sweater Marsupial Pullover. We're sorry to hear the size purchased didn't work out. We've passed your feedback along to the team for further review. In the meantime, we recommend checking out some other fleeces that come in a bigger size range, such as the [Women's Re-Tool Fleece 1/2-Zip Pullover](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-re-tool-fleece-half-zip-pullover/25340.html?dwvar_25340_color=NAWX&cgid=womens-fleece).
Runs really small and not much stretch. I usually have no problems when I order XL.
Thank you for your feedback on the Better Sweater Marsupial Pullover. As always, you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) any item that does not work out for you. We can also be reached at 800-638-6464 to discuss any measurement questions.
Snug in the wrists but love it
Im 58 and 130lbs would have liked a medium but they were out in this color so went with the small. Fits fine but wrists are snug. Hard to pull it over my watch to check the time, but all in all a great product. Next time, I would for sure try a medium knowing a small will do if the sale is right and mediums are gone :)
The best quality and so flattering!!
I have been buying Patagonia for years now and their quality never disappoints. This pullover is so beautiful and is a staple piece in my closet. The color and fit of the jacket is amazing. I have nothing bad to say. The jacket fits true to size. I ordered a small (5'3, 130lb). It is roomy to layer underneath for the cold weather. If you are t... Read Morehinking of buying it, do yourself the favor and buy it. They're clothes last for years and years. I have a vest from them of 5+ years and still looks brand new.
Im 54, 150 lbs and ordered a large (sizing up from my usual medium) based on reviews that it runs a bit small and shrinks once washed. Brand new, it fits big but I dont hate it because I can easily fit a thick polo for work under it. The sleeves are a long and unexpectedly narrow compared to the body. The length hits mid-butt and theres plenty of r... Read Moreoom to spare!
The perfect hybrid
This sweater combines my top favorite Patagonia sweaters and resulted in something EPIC. The Better Sweater + SnapT style + Marsupial = Genius. I can't get over the look, feel, and function of this. I purchased in Bleached Stone, and not mad about it because the neutral color looks great and goes with everything. Nice and warm, but not as war... Read Morem as the Better Sweater--it's a bit more lightweight. Good for layering! The fit is identical to the Better Sweater in my opinion. For reference I'm 5'6"and 130lbs and fit all the measurements of a S except the hips, so had to purchase M like with all Patagonia items, since my hips are too wide for a S.
I would buy 100 of these.
I put "kind of small" but in the best possible way. The fit is impeccable on my 5'10" frame; even the sleeves are long enough which almost never happens. It fits beautifully with a t or long-sleeved t underneath, and I plan to wear it virtually every day of my mid-Atlantic spring. Love love love.
Perfect warmth level
Warm but not suffocating. This is exactly the right weight for almost every situation. It can handle a cold walk or chilly workplace or physically demanding yard work or slightly sweaty interior work equally well. Very pleased with the fit but dont expect it to be fitted. That may because I sized up. Only deducting a star because the oyster color i... Read Mores less creamy and more true steely off white-gray of oysters. Looks a little like wash water. That being said, its still great enough that I wear it several days a week.
Soft and sleek with kangaroo capacity
Love everything about this pullover: the fabric is light but warm, and the inside is soft enough to wear directly over bare skin. I love the capacious marsupial pouch in the front, and the fact that it zips closed on both sides. And the bleached stone color is a lovely neutral. It's a staple already!
Perfect Transition Top
I've worn this at least once a week since I've gotten it. It's perfect for the winter to spring (and i imagine fall to winter) weather here in the Bay Area. It is surprisingly warm but also lightweight. I was worried as a petite person that it might be unflattering/a little baggy but it fits perfectly! Length-wise it falls just befor... Read Moree my crotch, despite my relatively short torso. The pocket in front is also surprisingly handy for when I go on walks/ want to throw my keys somewhere for easy access.
Great design, color feels a little flat
I LOVE this lighter weight version of the Better Sweater. I very much like the fit and the snap neck collar. Im 55, athletic build and 150 lbs and a medium is the right size for me. Fits perfectly. The color is a sort of cream color but is a little flat (versus bright), the trim color is a bit more on the gray scale and honestly just looks a litt... Read Morele bit dingy. I still really like it and do wear it without any hesitation about these things but cant help but think it could be more amazing with a different trim color OR with trim that is the same color as the rest of the item. The weight of it is an improvement over the full weight version IMO. Still extremely warm and possibly too warm/bulky under my ski jacket but could wear alone for spring skiing.
Nice layering sweater
I love the cream color of this Sweater! I'm 5'8" and 155lbs and wear a M in the standard better sweater; however, I chose to go up a size since this marsupial version has the pockets... I wanted a little more room for being able to layer. Even though it's a size larger it's not baggy and looks great. I love the look and fit... Read More and like the other Better Sweaters can be dressed up/down.
Perfect fall top
I bought a medium, 5'8" and 155lbs and it fits perfect! I have a long torso/long arms and this fits me just perfect (can't stand long sleeves that are a hair too short). I can wear this over a shirt for an extra layer or alone. It's a must for vacations. Has nice structure and can be dressed up/down.
Very Versatile & Cozy
Love this sweater! Its so warm for our Michigan winters! This was all I wore outside on a 45 degree sunny day! This is thin enough to put under a vest or jacket if weather is cooler. Its very soft and comfy on the inside. I bought the oatmeal color and it matches with everything! I find this ends up being my go to shirt for the Midwest winters! Ano... Read Morether great product, yet again Patagonia!
I ordered two sizes, medium and large. The medium was too small and the large was too big! Unfortunate for incorrect sizing because I really liked product.
We're sorry to hear about the sizing issues with our Marsupial Pullover! If you'd like any assistance to return it, please reach out. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Light and warm
The item is warm and the fabric even protects a little from cold wind (although not a windbreaker). The item is really light-weight, warm and very comfortable. It also looks very flattering, I love the cut. The off-white color is nice and fits well to other garments from Patagonia. It is easy to wash and dry and does not shrink. The garment is not ... Read Moreimmediately "smelling" after wearing it and sweating for a time, but not as "stink-proof" as other items from Patagonia. The arms are tailored narrowly, which is nice if you want to put something over it, like a jacket, but you need to size up, if you want to put st underneath. It is also difficult, if not impossible, to push up the sleeves, if you are hot, because they have too little stretch to go over the forearms. Overall, it is a very nice-looking, functional sweater and I would buy again.
Cute and warm
Love this pullover. Super comfy and warm with high quality fabric. I will say, I usually wear a small and decided to order up in this for a more oversized look. Its a good length but I feel like it runs a little slim. Still very cute, just not as oversized as I was thinking. Overall, really like it and would buy again.
From the moment I tried this on I LOVED how it fit and knew it would be worn often for years to come! Length and sleeves are perfect, collar can stand up to block wind if needed, light enough layer over if needed and roomy enough for a base layer on cold days. Kangaroo pockets are awesome - I shy away from some Patagonia pull overs since they lack ... Read Moreside pockets but this sweater has nice side pockets that also zip with a low-profile zipper. Ive washed it 3 times, inside out and hung to dry and shows no wear. Definitely recommend!!
A Little Short
I have five Patagonia sweatshirts in general and I feel like this one ran a big short in length. I wear a S in the Re-Tool sweaters and a Medium in the Snap-T pullover (because I like it baggy). The Re-Tool fits me perfectly in a small. I also have. 1/4 zip in a small and it fits perfect. This one just seems to be pretty short on me.
Nice sweater but itchy and uncomfortable
This is a cute sweater, but the material was different then I imagined. The inside lining is a little scratchy making it uncomfortable to wear and the exterior is also a scratchy wool. Im that it will soften up after I watch it a few times. Overall Im a little disappointed and wouldnt have bought it if Id have known it was so uncomfortable to wear.... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry to learn about your finding with the fabric. If you find that washing does not improve the texture, you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it at your convenience. For a soft hand, the W's Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover would be a good alternative.
I have always been a fan of Patagonia pullovers, ever since my first synchilla jacket as a child many moons ago. This is now my new favorite one of all time. It fits just how I wanted it to, and is so soft and comfortable. It looks awesome too. I am 5 feet 6 inches and 130 lbs. The medium is perfect for me, because I do not like super fitted pullov... Read Moreers. It is still tapered, so I can put a vest overtop if needed, but not tight. I would highly recommend, especially if it is on sale!
Love this one!
This is a great lighter weight sweater with soft fleece on the inside. I am 5'8" and 140 lbs and the M fits perfectly. The length is great (long enough for me) and I love the kangaroo pocket with zippers. It has nice stretchiness so is perfect for lots of activities. Would highly recommend.
Just what I wanted
I wish pictures were an option for reviews, as I feel they help others with fit. I'm 5'2", about 140-145 lbs (size 8), and a C cup chest wise. The Medium fit perfectly. I'm a little self conscious of my bum, so I just layered w/ a longer tank. But the fit is perfect. It's warm but not too warm. I got the gray, and would lov... Read Moree to get another color at some point!
Ok for added comfort, but not for any type of weather
I wore this on a rainy/windy day and they wind blew right through it. Most of my Patagonia is good about blocking the wind, but this one allows the wind to go right through it. So, I take this with my to places for if I get chilly because it is a comfortable pullover. I just wouldn't recommend you buy this with hopes to put it on to go outside... Read More for any activity like walking/hiking.
I was very excited to get this and start wearing it. When I first put it on, it fit snug but after a couple of washes, it shrunk. Im very disappointed by the quality of this sweater. For a Patagonia sweater, it did not live up to its brand and quality.
Hey there! Thanks so much for your honest feedback on the Women's LW Better Sweater® Marsupial Pullover. These aren't meant to go in a dryer as they are prone to shrinking with heat. Everything we make is backed by our Ironclad Guarantee so reach out to our customer service team to set up a warranty evaluation.
Love the Better Sweater Line, but Room for Improvement
I love the Better Sweater line. They are warm and comfortable. They can be worn as a jacket or for casual everyday wear. Pair them with jeans, khakis, or leggings. I got the Marsupial because it has pockets. (gotta have pockets!). I wish the regular Better Sweater had pockets. I also wish the Marsupial came in more colors. In my mind, there are two... Read More other downfalls. One is price. $100+ dollars is quite a bit and limits the buyer. The second is that the shoulders fit tight. I have to size up just so I can move my shoulders. Dont get me wrong, I do own a few Better Sweater and will continue to buy, but there is room for improvement.
Thanks for your feedback on the fit, design and features, Heidi! The Better Sweater line is only offered in a "slim" fit, but you might appreciate the style and "regular" fit of our Retro Pile Jacket and Marsupial. Please let us know if you'd like [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) to return or exchange!
Just what I was looking for.
I ordered this pullover primarily for hiking and climbing. I get cold pretty easily and usually need an additional layer underneath my puffy. It's slim-fitting, so on really cold days, I can still climb with it on. I like the zippered pouch-style pocket. One thing that would be nice is a top side pocket (similar to the R1) for cell phones or o... Read Morether small items. It is slim, and does take a little effort to take off, but very flattering on. I'm also a huge fan of the Better Sweater series, so this jacket met all of my needs.
Warm great fit have two others
I bought this for my daughter she has many Patagonia products and loves them. I'm in my 60s and have been a customer with Patagonia for 35yrs love the style and durability of all products customer service is excellent, friends comment on my jacket's and sweaters good looking gear.
Woolly Blue in XS
This is very pretty and soft, but it does not keep me warm. Its called light weight for a reason because its very thin. I have to layer a tee shirt or turtleneck underneath for warmth. When its very cold, I wear it under a coat. I normally wear a Petite XS and this fits me just right in the body meaning not tight but not loose either. The sleeves a... Read Morere a little bit long, but its not too much. Woolly Blue is a medium blue thats not light or dark. Overall, this is best worn as a layering piece for me. That being said, I would buy it again.
Runs Small, Very Cute
I was given this pullover as a gift for serving on a committee. I LOVE it and the "woolly blue" is prettier in person - but it DEFINITELY runs small. I ordered a medium and I am usually a small/sometimes medium in tops. The medium fits but there's no wiggle room. So if you're looking for something fitted just to wear a tank top ... Read Moreunder (the pullover is lightly lined) then I would stay true to size. But if you'd like to wear a long sleeve top underneath or anything more substantial, I would size up. Customer service for the return on this gift with no gift receipt was absolutely fabulous.
A Great Option to the (other) Better Sweater
When I first got it I was taken back by the feel of the fabric - sort of stiff - so much so that I almost sent it back but loved the color too much to part with it. Luckily it soften as I washed and wore it. I wear it to work (I work retail - very casual) and it's a lovely piece with pants and a t-shirt. I wore it all last Spring and suspect I... Read More will wear it throughout this coming winter too. I bought a medium and I am usually a small (Better Sweater and all Patagonia shirts I am a Small) - really glad I went up to medium which is a better fit for me (I am not flat chested). It is NOT too big by any means. As I mentioned, it is lighter than the original Better Sweater which makes it much more versatile in my book.
I’m 5’8” 140lbs, small framed and wear a medium. Sweater was tight on me and I’m small up top. No room for anything under it so not good for layering. Blue color very pretty, nice buttons, material was stiff and not soft so I did not exchange. They were out of large anyway. Customer service for return amazing!
We're sorry this didn't work out and we're glad that we were able to assist you with your return. Thanks for your feedback!
I love this product! The
I love this product! The small is more of a slim fit on me-perfect for a day out running errands. I think it will be functional for layering under a jacket during hiking and the pockets are great for odds and ends while outdoors. I usually go with a medium in patagonia pullover styles when I want relaxed fit and small for more clean line. Sizing wa... Read Mores on point for me with this item. I'm 5'4" 130 pounds with 34C chest size as reference. I tend to carry more weight on my lower half.
Measurements don't match product
Even though I wear a medium in Patagonia tops, after looking at the measurements and reading reviews, I decided to go with a large. I was swimming in the top, which doesn't work because I'll need to be able to get a coat over it. It was no longer available on sale, so I went with the zip-up version in medium. Will not overthink it next ti... Read Moreme!
I purchased this sweater in size Medium and it fits me really well, slightly loose so I can layer, but not too big. I'm 5'4", 140 lbs. The sleeves are a little too long, so I fold them over once. The pockets with the zippers are great and are super soft inside. The length is okay, not too long. The color (Dam Blue) is alright, I wish... Read More it were less bright and more muted, but it's still nice. I really like the "Regular Fit" style. I have previously purchased the "Performance Better Sweater Hoodie" in a size M, and it's very slim around the arms, difficult to layer anything other than a thin top. This regular fit is roomy, but not overly big or slouchy and fits better around the arms, shoulders and waist.
I love this Better Sweater! It fits nicely, and looks a little more put together than my worn out old pullovers. It's really warm for how lightweight it is. I haven't had any issues with pilling, etc. The XS is a perfect fit for me---it's not "tight" and also doesn't look loose / too big. It's a flattering cut for... Read More someone who's about 120 lb and 5'4
The sweatshirt is everybthibg I had expected: keeps me warm, very comfortable for hikes and walks, nice color and great quality. I only washed it once and it didn’t shrink a bit. The only thing is that it definitely runs a little big. I normally wear xs or s, but this sweatshirt still looks a bit baggy in xs on me, which is not necessarily a bad th... Read Moreing especially if you want to be comfortable.
Great Sweater, Warm!
Warm enough to wear as a single outer layer over shortsleeves in 50-60 deg weather. I’m typically a small in tops but after reading the reviews, decided to get a medium and am glad I did. I have broader shoulders and bust than usual for my height/ build so the medium gives me more room. The arms are a good length too. Love the front pouch and top b... Read Moreottoms.
Finally a pullover with pockets!
When this style first came out I was so excited, finally a better sweater pullover with pockets! And snaps instead of zippers! However the color choices have been terrible. The other better sweaters get great colors, but not this style. Why no dark current or kiln pink here? Or maybe cool patterns like the snap-t fleece? Will keep waiting for good ... Read Morecolors before buying...
Size up if you want armpit room. Great product!!!
I bought a size small at first, and found that it was tight on my armpits. And personally, I also prefer my hoodies/sweaters to cover my butt a little, to which the size small only went up to my lower back. When I re-orded this product in a size M, I bsolutly loved it! Very comfortable for layering, and very warm.
Love, Love, don’t Love the Lightweight Better Sweater
The Marsupial Lightweight Better Sweater is one of my VERY favorite clothing items. I absolutely love its style (especially the pouch pocket) and lightweight warmth. I want one in every color, but Patagonia isn’t kidding about the fabric’s “tendency” to pill. It DOES, and that is a real negative. I’ve had two Marsupials and even with extreme care (... Read Morewashing inside out on “Gentle” cycle, not wearing another jacket or even a scarf on top of it), it starts to pill right away. Perhaps a little sweater-stone should be included with purchase!
Finally,a Better Sweater I can pack
I like to travel as light as I can,and now,at last,I can pack a Better Sweater and not kick myself for all the room it eats up. And hallelujah for a marsupial pocket! Took it on a trip shortly after purchasing and it was just the thing I needed for cool nights. I plan on wearing this thing into the ground,for years to come. Whether I can restrain m... Read Moreyself when it comes out in more colors remains to be seen.
Overall Very Functional and Comfy
Important note: This sweater seems to run small. I am 5'5 135lbs athletic build. I usually order a small,but needed a medium in this sweater. The small didn't allow for enough movement. I really enjoy this sweater. The zipper pockets are great and keep my hands warm. It also has a nice fitting. My only complain would be that the wind bl... Read Moreows straight through it!
I'll never buy a better sweater again,I love these so much. They fit everything I'm looking for -- not too long in the torso or the sleeves,have zippers for the pocket,don't have the chest pocket that's not very useful,comes in beautiful colors,and fits *perfectly* -- so I will probably purchase a second one!
Love this fleece
I have the better sweater in grey and I wear it all the time. I love the pockets and the button up collar- it's a really warm fleece. I am 5'3" and 120 pounds and I do think it runs a little large. Mine is a small and is pretty loose,but so comfy. I like to wear mine for hiking and walking so it is great to layer clothes underneath,b... Read Moreut if you're looking for a tighter fit,I would order a size down.
I like the pockets!
I got this as a gift for Christmas. I have a couple 1/4 zip better sweaters and I love them,just wish they had pockets. I like the pocket with zippers on this model although it is a little thinner/lighter than the original better sweater pullover. I am 5'7",145# and the medium fits fine,I prefer the slim fit. I also have the better sweate... Read Morer in large and it fits fine,just more room in the body. Only down side for this product is that it has some pilling on the sleeves after the first wash.
Haven't taken it off
I didn't think I could love something more than my better sweater but here it is. It's the new thing I can't take off. It is just the perfect weight for wearing around the house and great for under a lighter coat. I don't like the pocket at all - it's one pouch pocket across the front with 2 zipper openings. I don't li... Read Moreke it when things wind up in front of the sweater instead of on the side like a typical side pocket. Tha't the ONLY reason I give it 4 stars......I like my Patagonia PERFECT.
Light violet is lovely
I bought the size Small in this and love the fit. 5'8 128. Very flattering but not tight anywhere and good arm length for a small. I wear a medium in the slimmer fit Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover. A huge advantage of this Marsupial pullover is the Zip pocket- it goes through like a kangaroo pocket with a Zip at each side. I wish the snap T would als... Read Moreo have Zip pockets in the future.
A great addition to the Better Sweater line
I ordered the black,small and am 5'5 132# and it's still a little baggier than I'd like,but I know the extra small wouldn't have been the right fit. I'm usually a medium in the 1/4 zip Better Sweaters since they're a slim fit,but note that this is a regular fit and will be more relaxed. The material is fantastic - it&#... Read Morex27;s breathable,soft,and very comfortable; The pocket is an excellent addition as well and something that is a huge drawback (for me at least) on the standard 1/4 zips. I'll definitely be purchasing another,however,I wish they came in more neutral colors,but this can be said for all women's Patagonia products.
Zippered pockets FTW
I have multiple Patagonia pullovers but this one is becoming a favorite. The front pocket with zippers is what sets this one apart. I regularly want to just stash my phone or wallet in a pocket and go,and now I don't have to worry about it falling out. I don't mind that it doesn't have a chest pocket like the other pullovers; I found... Read More that pocket to be too small to be useful for anything. I also like that this Better Sweater material feels thinner than the regular Better Sweater. Hoping it holds up to regular wear.
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