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Men's Recycled Cashmere 1/4-Zip Sweater Reviews

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Patagonia Men's Recycled Cashmere 1/4-Zip Sweater

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February 2, 2023

Great look.

I had a sweater that was very similar years ago. I was very pleased I could still get one.

January 30, 2023

Super comfortable and classy

Great comfortable sweater. I wear it any chance I get

January 16, 2023


Comfortable. I do not like sweaters very much but I have worn this one since arrival in this cold winter. Patagonia products are excellent.

January 9, 2023

Received as gift. Im 5ft11in

Received as gift. Im 5ft11in 190. XL was just a bit too large. Returned but large was not avail in same color:(

Response from Patagonia
January 20, 2023

Hey Todd, thanks for the review. Unfortunately, inventory has a tendency to dwindle as we get further along in the season. We checked and sadly we will not be restocking the Navy Blue colorway, but we do still have the Dark Natural available in a large if you're interested! If you haven't sent it back yet you can begin an exchange by [connecting with our customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*120bmst*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NDI0Njc0MC40NDEuMS4xNjc0MjQ4NTEyLjAuMC4w).

January 6, 2023

Quality clothing

This is my fifth Patagonia cashmere. One unique, each one beautifully made. This is my first recycled one and it's perfect. Highly recommended.

January 6, 2023

Super Soft!

Great fit and really soft

December 26, 2022

Super comfortable

Super comfortable to wear, warm and looks nice.

December 17, 2022

Too baggy

Nice sweater, but the large is too short and the XL is too baggy.

Response from Patagonia
December 22, 2022

Hi James! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fit. We appreciate this feedback and we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).

October 22, 2022

Better than previous Patagonia cashmere

Previous Patagonia cashmere was not capable of much abuse. It developed holes quickly. This product seems more durable and I am glad I gave Patagonia cashmere one more try.

September 19, 2022

Nice Patagonia Cashmere Quality - Wish it were more fitted

I love Patagonia Cashmere sweaters. Ive worn several out. The blue sweater from the last generation of cashmere quarter (or one of the last - call it 2012) was one of my favorites and I was hoping this sweater was basically the same as that. It is 80 percent there - sleeves, neck, material, torso are all good. My only grip is that It is cut sort of... Read More like a box, where the old version was more fitted at the waist. All good, just a different fit and look. I liked the old version better, but the new version is a keeper and I'm glad to have it. For reference, I'm 6 ft 3 in, 210 lbs, big across the chest and shoulders, and a 36 inch waist.

March 4, 2022

Perfect - work/casual & warm/lightweight

Super happy with versatility, warmth, appearance.

January 25, 2022

Not "cashmere" enough with irritating collar length

the collar was higher than desired. The fabric was not as soft as I anticipated with cashmere past experiences. size was correct and remarkably the sleeves were perfect length which almost never happens ( usually sleeves always too long).

January 16, 2022

Thin on layer, thick on warmth & style

this is a very nice layer to keep you warm and be able to put on ubdera Coat or where in the office or casually around town. The fit is very good. I am 5 foot six about 170 pounds

January 9, 2022

Soft and Warm.

However, wool pills and leaves a residue on shirts.

January 4, 2022

Love This

This sweater is super light and soft. As light weight as it is, I didnt expect it to be this warm. I ordered this to be on the snug side and it was perfect for what I wanted.

November 27, 2021

Homely Wear

Wearing this to a dinner tomorrow, tried it on.... Kinda wish I had the money to buy every single color! Looks elegant and feels elegant on an athletic build

November 10, 2021

OMG this is what cashmere feels like?

First cashmere sweater Ive ever owned and now I know what people talk about. Its super soft and somehow has a greater range of temps that it is comfortable to wear (less on and off).

October 22, 2021

Outstanding Functional Yet Nice Looking

At first I thought it was kindof thin for a warm garmet but this sweater is actually very warm. I love the zip neck. It's casual but nice enough to wear out to dinner, work, social gatherings. Love it.

September 15, 2021

Beautiful, Comfortable & Warm Sweater

This sweater is beautiful, comfortable, and warm.

September 13, 2021

Well made

Great Quality Ive had one like this for about five years in a month ate a hole in it. They finally started carrying it again. Love the sweater

September 5, 2021


Fits good, not too snug or too baggy. Wool is itchy to me and this is the first wool garment I am able to wear next to my skin.ever!

July 14, 2021

Quality has declined

Years ago Patagonia made a 1/4 zip heavy weight cashmere sweater that had a waffled interior and double layered elbows. I can't remember if that was 10 years or more but I still have a few of those sweaters that are wearable but needed replacement. Three years ago I purchased the "new" version of this sweater; unfortunately, the qual... Read Moreity has declined severely! Everyone of them has been destroyed... Whereas the old sweater could be worn repeatedly and washed without pilling, the "new" sweater looks like a sheepdog after one wash cycle (yes I followed the instructions) and continues to pill after each wear...now they're threadbare as a result. The old sweater's double elbow made that area last, the "new" sweater has such thin elbows that they are worn through after less than one season of use...certainly a disappointed customer. I hope someone there understands that there are still those of us that use these items for much more than a "coffee shop" run and brings back the quality outdoor gear that made Patagonia such a well known brand. Please!!!

June 22, 2021

My new favorite sweater

I love this sweater. The fit is perfect, it is soft, and it feels so good to wear, like a warm hug on a cold morning.

June 15, 2021

Great, soft wool pullover

This was my first recycled cashmere item; its very soft and pleasant but a little looser in the weave than Id prefer. Thats the only reason I gave it four stars instead of five.

May 15, 2021

casual cool

this sweater fits well and looks great. perfect for cool days in the bay area and snazzier than a hoodie. definitely recommend.

March 18, 2021

Sheds a lot of wool fibers with a gentle wash

I submerged the sweater in cold water for a gentle wash and when I took it out my hands were covered in wool fibers. It was shocking how many fibers came off the sweater. I own other wool sweaters (some from Patagonia that I bought years ago) that do not shed this much wool with a gentle wash. I have bought many items from Patagonia over the pas... Read Moret decade, and this is the only item I can recall writing a negative review for.

Response from Patagonia
March 18, 2021

Oh no, we are incredibly sorry to hear about this, Andrew! It is very possible that this was a defective item, and we would be more than happy to get it replaced for you. If you reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/), they will be more than happy to help get you into another sweater.

March 7, 2021

Dressy casual “Cashmere George Cashmere”

I’m 6 ft 200lbs w 35” arms. I bought the XL to make sure of arm length. It fits great for me. I like a looser fit and the XL is perfect. Great value for a cashmere sweater. My 5’10 190lb athletic build with regular arm length got a Large and likes the tighter fit.

March 6, 2021

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To

I own two circa 2013 Patagonia cashmere 1/4-zip sweaters, which are on constant rotation through the cold Midwestern winter months. I didn't expect this one to be identical, given it's recycled cashmere, and many years have passed, but I was surprised to discover how thin it was in comparison to my old sweaters. It's more of a spring... Read More/fall sweater than a winter sweater. Returned it, unfortunately.

Response from Patagonia
March 16, 2021

We thank you for your review and are sorry to hear of the disappointment with the latest version of our Recycled Cashmere 1/4-Zip Sweater. We'll take note of your feedback. In the meantime, if you'd like to see if you can score any 2013 versions, check with our [Worn Wear](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/) website. On there, we sell lightly used gear from past seasons, and you may get lucky!

March 3, 2021

warm good-looking comfort

I like this sweater. It is a loose fit just shy of feeling too large - though it is not too long as is frequently the case with roomy fitting clothing. I am a little concerned for durability as I wore it during the first week after I received it and the finish is already showing some signs of pilling and wear - I was taking simple walks on the beac... Read Moreh and hanging by the fire during a stint in the NorthWest. Time will tell.

Response from Patagonia
March 15, 2021

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Men's Recycled Cashmere 1/4-Zip Sweater. As with any knit item, friction over time can cause pilling. Unfortunately, the only thing that could really be done about this is using a sweater stone to help remove it. If you find that you're unsatisfied and feel like this sweater is pilling an unreasonable amount, it is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee and you're welcome to [send it back](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).

March 2, 2021

I wore it everyday for a week...

This recycled Cashmere Sweater is super comfortable...and incredibly versatile!

March 2, 2021

Feels good on the skin

Good design and soft. Looks good at the office, dinner or hiking. Great sweater.

February 28, 2021

Most comfortable

Most comfortable yet versatile sweater I have ever had. Love it!

February 27, 2021

Warm soft cashmere

For a tall slim guy this is a nice relaxed fit. Very soft, very warm, looks great in the office, so comfortable to wear a home over a T shirt and feel very put together. Love that it is recycled

February 27, 2021


Super warm and great looking quarter zip. Its equally at home at the office over a button up with some jeans or out to dinner on the weekends. I originally ordered a large based on the size chart (42R and 34 inch waist), but it was way too big. The medium I replaced it with is perfect. Love it! Highly recommended.

February 25, 2021

Fits great and beautiful fabric

I'm very impressed w the recycled cashmere. It's a very functional and high quality product and fits my husband well. I would definitely buy this again.

February 24, 2021

Perfect half zip

Fits great even on my short torso. This sweater is soft and has a nice heft. It is pricey for me so luckily it was on sale.

February 23, 2021

Honey Warmer

Looks good and feels soooooo good. First cashmere product I ever owned. So happy it was on sale. My wife loves to cuddle when Im wearing it.

February 11, 2021

Excellent-and can be Better

Soft, comfortable, good looking and warm. Some of the best cashmere sweaters I have come from Patagonia. I've bought five over time. There is one thing that stops this from being the very top rating and that's the "Patagonia" tag on the outside left seam this year. It doesn't belong there. I'd like to see next years&#... Read Morex27; versions without the tag and with the color black offered.

February 10, 2021

Nice Sweater with Ugly Tag

It's a very nice sweater, warm and comfortable. But, it has an ugly "Patagonia" brand tag on the lower left side sticking out. Of course the pictures on the web site conveniently hide it.

February 3, 2021

Awesome sweater

Great sweater! Warm and super comfortable. Great for work or dress casual. It's now a staple.

January 4, 2021


It is so high quality and is comfortable. It looks good and feels good. Like all of Patagonias products that you know have so much integrity. You can feel good feeling good!

December 26, 2020

Casually sharp

This sweater has a classic good look to it. Its got a casual, oh, I didnt mean to look like a movie star kind of vibe. Its perfect. Just really hope it lasts!!

December 9, 2020

Perfect in every way!

Was somewhat sceptical about recycled Cashmere until I received the sweater. A new favorite has been found. Perfect fit, perfect warmth and perfect style for work!

December 5, 2020

Wonderful Sweater for both work and play

This is a very nice cashmere sweater. It is not as thin as some others of similar style and the cashmere is less soft than some because it is thick. It wears and breathes wonderfully while layered over light eight shirt or thermal base layer. The fit was really perfect for me. For a large it prob runs on the smaller side. It seem like a more durabl... Read Moree cashmere and a knit quality that does not seem like it will chaffe. Price is high but you do get what you pay for in this case! Very nice sweater, defiantly the best one I have ever owned. Love the khaki color as well!

January 8, 2020

Great hoodie

Great garment, nice ply to cashmere. Good fit except for a little sloppy on the cuffs.

December 31, 2019

Just right

The cashmere 1/4 zip was just what I was looking for. I wear a button up underneath or a long sleeve t shirt. Works with jeans, slacks, or chinos.

December 30, 2019

Another great sweater

Looks good, feels great and fits right. Warm enough to wear outside and light enough to wear inside. A “go to” sweater for style and comfort

December 29, 2019

A great sweater!

It is soft, beautiful. I love it as does the guy I gave it to.

December 27, 2019

Nice sweater

Good fit, quality and warmth. Not the softest cashmere, but since it's recycled, who cares.

December 12, 2019

Best. Ever.

I am 61. This is the most comfortable sweater I have ever owned. Ever.

December 12, 2019

Fantastic sweater

My wife loves your 1/4 zip cashmere sweater and the XS fits her perfectly. She loves them so much she has both colors

December 11, 2019


The quality of the cashmere was poor at this price point. There were already signs of pilling on a brand new sweater. You can do better Patagonia.

Response from Patagonia
December 31, 2019

Hi Darrell! Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry to hear about the pilling issues you've been having. We recommend washing your fleeces by hand in cool-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. We see that you returned this fleece, so we went ahead and emailed you with an update on your return in case you needed it. Thanks for your review!

December 11, 2019

Warm sweater

Soft warm cashmere sweater that you feel good about wearing.

December 11, 2019

Cashmere sweater

Love this sweater. I’m 6’0” and the fit is good. It’s a little long and I’m worried it will stretch out. But presently I love it.

December 4, 2019


But not as soft as other cashmere I’ve bought

November 14, 2019

Worth Every Penny

A beautiful sweater. The collar is not floppy, but stands up. The sizing is that perfect happy medium where the sweater is neither is too frumpy or too tight. This classic is amazing versatile - can be dressed up or down depending on what you wear with it. Love it.

November 10, 2019

Another satisfied customer

We just completed our annual Patagonia Christmas buy and want to let you know we're still loyal, happy customers.

November 6, 2019

Not a fan of the

Not a fan of the recycled cashmere not as soft its going to be returned.

Response from Patagonia
November 26, 2019

We're sorry to hear you're disappointed with our recycled cashmere. Please still feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it if you haven't already. For a similar look, but softer feel, we'd recommend the [Men's Off Country Pullover Sweater](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-off-country-pullover-sweater/50595.html).

October 29, 2019


Love mine. Plan to get another. Run slightly large IMO. Might size down next time.

October 8, 2019

Just right!

The sizing is true to size, the touch and feel for this sweater is really soft and comfortable. This is a great piece for light layering or a casual night out. It is perfect for what I thought it would be, and warmer than you think for its weight.

October 5, 2019


It has the softness and warmth/weight you expect from cashmere. Work with T-shirt and jeans or under a sport coat.

September 26, 2019

Great fit. At 5’8’’ and

Great fit. At 5’8’’ and 135lbs the XS is perfect. Super soft. I expected the fabric to be a bit denser but the value is there for the money.

March 25, 2019

Expensive but worth it

Beautiful sweater, so soft and really warm. Got it toward the end of the cold weather season so haven’t had a chance to wear it much but so far am really impressed. Fits very well - I wear a medium in Patagonia clothes like the Micro D jacket, but a large in the Down Sweater.

February 11, 2019

Best sweater ever!!!!!!

This is my "go to" sweater . I have a brown one, and a dark gray one. Both are beautiful. They are expensive, but worth every penny! I'm so glad that Patagonia brought it back! It also looks dressier, so you can wear it just about anywhere. I always buy the mens X small (I'm a 5'2' , 120 lb. woman. I just don't li... Read Moreke the way that the woman cashmere fits. It's too narrow. I love the new recycled one that I got this past year. It is just as soft , but seems to be a bit sturdier. Also, it doesn't seem to pill. More colors Please!!!!!

October 28, 2018

Return of the king!

I’m quite pleased to see this item back in your collection. During the winter I live in a t-shirt with one of your cashmere sweaters over the top. I own half a dozen I’ve been nursing along including a few for almost a decade. Light, stylish, warm, and now recycled to boot.

October 22, 2017

Finally,they are back!!!

I have had these for many years. I don't think my old ones are recycled cashmere,but that doesn't matter. I have a darker green one that is probably 10 years; so old I had to get leather patches on the elbows. And a blue one,probably 6 years ago,which is my go to sweater for dressy wear in Minnesota winters. I have had to treasure these a... Read Morend have been bemoaning their disappearance from your catalogue several years ago. So soft,warm,comfortable,and they wear like mad. I just wash them in the washer on a cool gentle cycle I'll save my pennies and put them on my Holiday List. How about other colors: green,lighter blue,brown? You have made me a happy camper.

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