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Perfect Fit and Very Warm
I wear this down sweater vest over my cycling kit for road cycling early in the morning (5am-9am) in Southern California. It is typically 40-50 degrees most days during that time frame and this vest keeps my core with ample warmth while cycling. In addition, I wear this casually for work over a long sleeved shirt and sweatshirt and it keeps me feel... Read Moreing warm without any discomfort. The fit is a slim-fit and fits me nice and snug. The quality is certainly exceptional and you can see the difference in quality with other down sweater vests on the market (e.g., your typical average Amazon brands). In short, the average brands purchased on the market fall short on the quality that Patagonia delivers.
We appreciate your feedback on the fit, comfort, fabric, warmth and function! Please note that this vest is a "regular" fit design but we're happy that it fits you well. Thanks for taking the time to send us a review, Jacob!
I ordered a down vest as a replacement for a vest that I purchased from Patagonia many years ago that was a fantastic product. The vest held up incredibly well over many years. However The new vest is significantly inferior in fill especially around the collar where the ribbed area had literally flat areas with little or no down.
We're very sorry to hear the new vest was disappointing. Returns can be made at our Patagonia-owned retail store locations or our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team will be happy to assist. Please note that we will have a few other insulated vests to choose from as we near Fall and Winter, and we hope one of them is a better match to the previous design. Thanks for your review!
Nice Style but fit seems small
I normally where a size M vest but for some reason this one is tight on me through the chest. Will have to return it. Otherwise a nice product.
Thanks for leaving your feedback on our Men's Down Sweater Vest! Please check out our online [exchange portal](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) if needing to set up an exchange for a new size or a return. If you need any help, our Customer Service Agents are available Monday-Friday, 6 am (PST) - 6 pm (PST) and Saturday and Sunday, 7 am (PST) - 3 pm (PST).
I really like it. It
I really like it. It is warm and comfortable and looks really good. I should have ordered extra large but it will work. I would recommend it.
Hi Charles! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're stoked to hear that you're liking the vest so far. We definitely want you to have the best fit possible so you're welcome to [exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for an XL.
Too small in shoulders
I normally wear a size M in all Patagonia garments. This is not a true M. Both shoulders stuck way out on the sides. The size L was too baggy in the mid-section. I hope they can fix this in future releases.
We're sorry to hear that the sizing on this "regular" fit vest is a disappointment. It sounds like you might prefer our "slim" fit products like the [Nano-Air Vest](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-nano-air-vest/84272.html). Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you need any further assistance. We'll be happy to help!
I wish it still came with the red zipper and red inside. It wasnt quite as advertised. But it fits my husband well.
Hey Elizabeth, thank you for leaving us this review. We looked up your order in our system and see that you ordered the Forge Grey, and we're not able to locate this colorway with a red zipper and red interior as you mentioned. It's possible it could have been a different variation from a past season that we no longer carry. If you're ever wishing you purchased an old colorway that is no longer available, we do offer lightly used gear from past seasons on our [Worn Wear website](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/), check it out!
I have always loved Patagonia quality and this product does not disappoint. I love using a vest as a mid layer during outside activities in cold climates. This is an awesome addition to my arsenal. The only thing that this vest is lacking is an outside zippered pocket. Hopefully Patagonia will remedy this soon. Cheers!
All and all satisfied
Nice to wear over sweatshirt. Nice deep big zippered pockets are great. Love zipper going up not down like one of your other vests I have! Didnt buy it for warmth which it isnt but it does protect alittle over sweatshirts or long sleeve tee shirts. Nice to use on golf course. Not cumbersome. Love the big pockets. If it had small pockets wouldnt hav... Read Moree bought it!
Just the Trick
First thing to know is that this vest runs small. I am 5'-10" and weigh 165 lbs. I wear a medium in almost all clothes. I purchased a medium vest and it was uncomfortably snug. I had to return it and order a large, which is slightly loose to my preference. However the vest is nice an warm. I used it continually on a recent trip to Nationa... Read Morel Parks in Utah and Colorado (in February 2022) and wore it daily. It worked quite well for times when the vest and a long sleeve shirt were all that was needed, and also worked quite well as an underlayer for my tri-climate jacket on days when it was cold. I like the vest and am glad I purchased it. I wanted the warmth of the 800 down fill and it added the versatility I as looking for.
Love this Vest
This is my second Vest in this family. The first one lasted me 10 years, and I donated it to the next lucky user. This particular new one certainly has been upgraded, I like the drawstrings being through the pockets, and I like how the down has been compartmentalized a little bit better in the newer version, making it more fluffy throughout the ves... Read Moret. Extremely happy with the purchase and I believe this is one of the Patagonia signature items, so will always have one in my closet and recommend one for everyone.
So good I bought a second one.
This is my second Pat men's down sweater vest. I liked the first one bought a few months ago so much that I got another one (once your sale came along). It's warm for how light it is and seems to be very well made. Good colors. Nothing to criticize in the vest, so I'll criticize this survey -- the question about fit description allow... Read Mores you to say only that it runs small, but the fit is fine.
Flat out sized wrong
Good vest - should have bought larger size. No consistency from vest to vest - this one actually sized wrong, I believe. Too snug in shoulders and chest.
Hey Frank, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear of the size discrepancies and will share your feedback with the team. If the vest you have is still in new condition, you're welcome to exchange out for a different size. To get started on that process, click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I ordered XXL which is usually what I wear and the vest seemed 2 sizes too small. It was tight in the body, too short, arm holes were too tight, I switched to XXXL and vest is a little loose so the sizing is off, but the XXXL fits and I love the vest. The XXXL is a little looser than I would prefer but fits way better than XXL which is what I own o... Read Moren all the other brands of jackets and vests I own.
So far so good
Fit is true to size. Very lightweight and warm. Smells a bit unusual in an unpleasant way, but am assuming (and hoping) that this will dissipate eventually. Five stars minus one for the weird, lingering odor. Very expensive, probably paying too much for the over-the-top Patagonia company virtue signaling.
I usually wear a size M in any Patagonia product. This time the M was too small. It was too short and both of my shoulders stuck out of the sides. I returned it to REI and tried on a L. The L fit well in the chest and shoulders but the mid section was way too baggy. Otherwise the vest looks/feels amazing. It's too bad there's so much sizi... Read Moreng inconsistency.
This down sweater vest is the most comfortable, warmest down puffer vest ever. It is stretchy, durable, and malleable. I am 55, 145 lbs and this fits perfectly. I can even wear if over my Patagonia hoodie which I size up to a medium for because who wants a tight fitting hoodie?!? Packs easily and I know it will keep me warm for years to come. I b... Read Moreought this to replace my nanopuff vest that I lost in Oregon and Im so stoked even though that nano puff has been with me through thick and thicker. I hope you enjoy this as much as I! Thanks Patagonia!
Excellent overall down vest, runs small-ish
Originally purchased Medium and exchanged for Large, otherwise it's excellent. This hits all the right technical marks for a down vest. I love the inner chest pocket (which can be used to pack the entire vest!), the hem drawcord, and high-quality build/materials from Patagonia (although the shell DWR provides only limited wind/water resistance... Read More, typical for down vests). And the Crater Blue is just beautiful! That all said, it does seem to run a bit small (as many others have noted), which may also depend on how you want it to fit. I am a medium in most Patagonia tops (6' 175lbs), and the medium vest fit like it's advertised, which is pretty snug all-around. Because of that, it only worked over slim/tight underlayers, not anything bulkier like a sweater or fleece or even a heavier flannel. After hemming and hawing (and searching high and low), I exchanged the medium for the large which fits much better overall, even if it doesn't hug my body quite as much as the medium.
Great product, inconsistent fit
This is my third down vest, and I recently ordered a down sweater hoody as well. The hoody and my first two vests are all great, zero complaints and the fit is great/same. The most recent vest I bought was the same size as the other three pieces (S) but fits significantly smaller to the point where I cant really wear it. Mediums are too big for me,... Read More and my other smalls are absolutely perfect but this small for an unknown reason fits significantly differently (to the point where it doesnt fit). Hope this feedback helps, this is the only Patagonia product Ive ever had an issue with and it certainly wont prevent me from being a continued customer.
Hi Mark, thank you for your feedback! We're sorry to hear the sizing on your newest M's Down Sweater Vest wasn't consistent with previous ones. We want you to be happy with your purchase. We'd be happy to assist with a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) if you haven't done so already.
Better go up a size
I have two Down Sweater Hoodies which I love and both are a size medium. I read some reviews that suggested to go up a size in the vest. I went to the Patagonia store here in Portland and tried the vest on and the store clerk laughed when I could barely get the zipper together on the medium. I put on the large and it fit perfect. I then went and pu... Read Moret on the medium in the DSH and it fit perfect like my other two. There is a definite difference in sizing between the Hoodie and the vest. I highly recommend going up a size in the vest and I am a fit athletic individual.
First, beautiful color. I also have a black one and in this pandemic I was in serious of need of joyful color and this blue is it. Otherwise, simply a great vest. Light and warm, and it fits really well. I'm a slim 6' 2" and I dislike tops that fit like an umbrella. With some pulling in of the cords at the waist when wearing over ts... Read Morehirts, the vest fits perfect. I can also layer over a sweater or wool shirt. There's almost nothing better than a simple down vest and this is a perfect example of the genre.
This is my second down sweater vest. True to the size you would normally purchase. Not right around the arm holes so even with a heavy sweatshirt it fits without issue. Im a wildland Firefighter and this thing has taken a beating over the years and never had any issues thats why I purchased the same one again.
Too short in Length...2 to 3" short!
Hey there, thank you for the review on our Down Sweater Vest. We're sorry to hear that this was too short for you and appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. Please note, Customer Service is happy to provide you with measurements on any gear you may be curious about. After some research, we've found that the [Men's Micro Puff Vest](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-micro-puff-vest/84075.html?dwvar_84075_color=BLK&cgid=mens-jackets-vests-vests) is longer in length, if you're interested have a look.
Nice Top Layer
I needed something that was warm yet compact enough to fit in my duffel. I use it mainly to get to the pool in winter at 6AM when it is about 40 degrees outside. I have limited space and this vest fits easily in my bag. It is very warm even though it is deceivingly thin. My only want would be for the outer shell material to feel a little more rugge... Read Mored as I am afraid even my finger nails will snag the outer shell. I am super careful with it so all good so far. It is expensive compared to other companies offerings but I like the idea that it can be repaired. Old clothes is full of stories and it is a shame to throw h them away just because they get old. Overall, great quality product that meets my needs.
I am a pretty dedicated Patagonia customer and I've loved the down vests for years. When it came time to get a new one, I didn't hesitate, but it seems they have changed their sizing and the mediums that usually fit me are too small and the larges are too big and baggy. Per the size chart a medium is 38-40 in the chest whereas a large is ... Read More42-44. The rest of the sizes overlap with each other so why the gap between med and large? It seems like a chest size between 40-42 is pretty common and to not have that covered in a vest is disappointing. Unfortunately I'll be returning this vest.
We're sorry the sizing didn't work for you. In the future we're always happy to provide exact garment dimensions.
Fit could have been better, it seems consistent that the small is a little too small and medium is a little too large. Been a customer for over 20 years and my only complaint is inconsistency in size, one item that fits well and is small doesn't translate over to another item. Often I have to order two sizes and return one, which is a drag.
Grade A Vest
I am a bit of a vest lover these days and own several vest from different brands but my Patagonia first purchase instantly became my favorite. The attention to detail and style sets Patagonia vest apart from others. I get compliments from strangers about how they like my vest. I highly recommend Patagonia vest! I plan to buy several more myself .
Excellent feel and perfect weight
I own 2 of these vests I like them so much. A black one and a blue one. As a business executive, I like to wear the black one with a white shirt, jeans and my cowboy boots. (I was raised on a horse ranch with over 200 head of appaloosa's.) They are very comfortable, lightweight but strong. The only challenge is they tend to rip easier than my ... Read MorePatagonia jackets. I hike and climb allot in the high country around Lake City and Ouray and in the woods they catch on branches and tear. Then the down starts coming out. Regardless you have this fantastic warranty! You are an amazing company and I love your products! They are the best! My best to your success Robert Smith
Warm and well made
this vest will serve you well for most activities. it's exceptionally warm. I used it as the outermost layer as well as under a coat on an exceptionally cold day. I miss having a little stretch (I used it for winter golf) and the chest area was slightly large. I suggested to customer service a draw band similar to what they use at the waist. ... Read MoreExpect to have many years of use with this high quality product
Too Fat For Patagonia
Ok, so I'm overweight. I'm working on it, but I like to be stylish too. Why does Patagonia discriminate against the big man;) I wear XXL in every other clothing line, but I couldn't get the zipper to zip in a Patagonia XXL Down Sweater Vest. I looked like 10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag. Big people need love and warmth too-may be ... Read Morea XXXL vest?
Thank you for taking the time to express this to us. We absolutely hear what you're saying and please know, we have no doubts that people of all shapes and sizes get outdoors and can benefit from our clothing. Over the past several years, we've begun to expand our sizes to reflect this belief and we only have plans to further extend sizes. Please feel free to send this back and click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens?prefn1=size&prefv1=XXXL) for items in 3XL.
Perfect Lightweight Stylish Vest
I bought this for my husband. He never takes it off. Its cozy inside the house and toasty warm on Catskill Mountain winter hikes. Hes tall and the length is perfect. The slate blue color with the sporty aqua blue stripe is beautiful. Patagonia customer service is second to none. Patagonia political activism is correct and admirable. I am a happy, l... Read Moreoyal, repeat customer.
Appreciate XS mens sizes
Many American clothing company clothes lines run large and dont even include an extra small size choice: as a relatively diminutive sized man, I have always appreciated Patagonia including an XS line of sizes for many/most of its clothing line (perhaps due to it European roots?). And the Patagonia sizing scheme accurately reflects different men siz... Read Morees to my mind. Clothes are properly tapered, form-fitting including down vest I just purchasedto fit snuggly, properly and achieve goal of light weight, breathable warmth. Thank you!
Runs a bit small compared to other patagonia products
It seems cut slightly smaller than other smalls i get from you guys. i have a small ski shell that i can fit layers underneath, small down sweater (i think it's called) that i ordered through a local store at the same time and both of those fit no problem. I also wear size small polo shirts of yours. This one, however, puts the squeeze on a bi... Read Moret. I suspect it's an anomaly for this particular unit?? but not sure as obviously you guys make a lot of the same thing on a line. i'm kind of bummed because it's kind of a distraction when i wear it so not sure when i will. thank you! love 99.999% of your stuff. you guys are awesome. Justin
Thank you for your feedback on this and for all the support. We are bummed to hear that the fit didn't work out on this vest. If you decide you're not grabbing for it much and want to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it back, please feel free to do so.
Customer for 20+ years but no more. Fashion has overtaken utility. Vest cut for a fashion fit and down fill may be very high quality but there's precious little of it -- near zero loft (but a slim look for the Metros).
Hello Dana, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! Our items are rigorously tested by our ambassadors to be sure that we keep performance and durability over anything else, but we sincerely appreciate your feedback nonetheless and have passed it along to the Design Team. Thanks for helping us improve!
My second purchase of this item
I'm 5'10 weigh 190-195lbs with a 42 inch chest. This is my second time purchasing a vest. The first time I purchased an XL and recently lost a bunch of weight. I used the worn wear to repurpose my old jacket and bought a new one. I went with an M because I wanted a more fitting vest. I can't have too much of a layer underneath, so no... Read More big thick winter sweater. Then again you're probably not using this coat for that.
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