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This is a compact, lightweight sweater that is a great second layer to have in my pack. My only complaint is that it runs a little large around the middle compared to other Patagonia products. I am 6 feet tall and 190 pounds and I almost always wear a Patagonia size large -- but I had to reorder a medium this time -- the large was too big around th... Read Moree girth -- and this medium is better but just a little tight.
Great versatile Jacket
This is my go-to jacket. The best aspects of this jacket are the fit and warmth. The general fit is perfect for my body style (5'-6" and 135 lbs, athletic build) The hood also has a perfect fit and the microfleece on the back side of the zipper is a great barrier to protect your mouth. The packability to warmth ratio is top notch and is g... Read Morereat at blocking the wind. The only flaw is that the exterior material is susceptible to rips. Patagonia sent some temporary tape to cover the rips, and the tape has worked so well that i haven't needed to send it in to their repair program yet :). (plan to do this soon) In general, a great jacket for general living, traveling, and hiking!
Its good for little to no activity as its quite insular. Great for cold walk days or standing around. Its not great for working outside as the outer layer is not durable. Ive already caught it on wood fencing. Its for the city and for show to some degree. Hood perfect fit. The full zip with hood down behaves like a turtle neck. Nice and snug. Perfe... Read Morect. Sleeves good length. Pockets warm. Hood very warm. Exactly what I wanted. Could be tapered slightly to my body shape but no complaints. Nicely done. I hope I dont shred the outside. Will be careful.
I bought this after many years of deliberation, having used the best version in 2013 and loved it. I picked down versus other fills for its longevity. I use it for numerous activities but mostly outside of the super sweaty ones. So either lower intensity or super cold. There are a number of delightful well thought out features. But the bottom line ... Read Moreis that it is super light, perfectly warm and picks super small / light
Still the annoying fit issue :(
I have owned the down sweater hoody for some time now and the issue that still truly annoys me is the strange fit due to the contouring or tapered waist. I'm a slim 5'10", 167lbs with a 32" waist. The medium was simply too loose while the small kinda runs small. The small actually fits perfect except for the tapering at the wais... Read Moret. The small's pit to pit width is at 21" and the bottom hem is at 20". There is really no point in tapering this jacket anymore. It should fit simply straight and just let the bottom hem cinch cord do the adjustment work if needed. The medium had a 23" pit to pit with the bottom hem at 21". the upper body was just ridiculouly too loose If the small just ran at 21" pit to pit with the same width all the way down to the hem, this jacket would be PERFECT! Please get rid of the tapering. It just makes the fitment terrible!
I ordered this jacket in a large based on the measurements provided. It was too big for me. The measurements were greater than those provided. I called Patagonia and the agent I spoke with was very warm and cheerful and very helpful. I now have a medium which fits me perfectly. Very high quality jacket.
The Perfect Jacket for Daily Wear
My wife bought this for me for Christmas. I am 6'4" and 186 lbs. The large was a little tight with my arms crossed so we exchanged for the XL. The XL fits perfectly with room underneath for a sweatshirt or sweater. The warmth is perfect for our 30 and 40 temps in NW Arkansas.
I have been utilizing a lighter weight zip-up Patagonia for the last 3 years and I decided I need something warmer. This jacket is amazing! Very warm and very comfortable. I dont like when you feel restricted/uncomfortable in jackets, and I was definitely impressed with the comfort of this product. My favorite jacket in a long time thats for sure... Read More!
Perfect Jacket for All Weather
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband. For reference he is just under 5' 10" and is a Large in everything. Athletic build and broad chested. I ended up going with a medium for this jacket since it is a boxier fit. It was a good call as it fits perfectly (only difference between the large was an inch longer in sleeve/length and ... Read Moretwo inches in the waist). We're in the high sierra's so it snows and he is an avid hiker/hunter/mountain biker. It works perfectly as a warm under layer for hunting and as an everyday jacket to throw on. It's light, VERY warm, and trendy. This will last for years and years!
So puffy, comfortable, so warm!
I haven't been able to take this thing to the great outdoors yet, but I wear it for night walking, chilly days in the house and of course the morning dog walk, and I love it! It's warm but breathable. The inside of the jacket chin area is very soft, good for the fully-zipped cold.
Perfect Down Hoody
I have zero complaints about this jacket. It fits perfectly and the hood is fantastic. I love how it packs into the inside pocket, making it easy to pack into my climbing pack once the temperature goes from 20 to 50 in an hour or two here in Colorado. Its lightweight and warm. Perfectly made product. I have had several down parkas and jackets ove... Read Morer the years, and aside from my heavier Rab parka that I use on only very cold ice climbing belays, this one is suitable for everything else.
The Ice Age would have been well tolerated if those peoples would have had this jacket to wait out 10,000 years! Still, it makes everything from the shoulder seasons on alpine crags, to Ouray icy belays, to full conditions avalanche control mornings perfectly wonderful. Theres not a jacket I reach for more often or with more confidence.
Could be warmer. Its the least warm puffer jacket Ive ever had.
Wind goes through the jacket. Also doesnt keep heat in like other down jackets. Ive had way warmer down jackets. I cant explain why but its not a warm jacket.
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The quintessential piece
My daily driver jacket / do it all garment. Build quality has held up to my routine use year after year. Always find myself reaching for this jacket when I leave the house. I find it to be comfortable within a wide temperature range (25-45 F). My only critique is the somewhat wonky fit around the abdomen area. I am 510 150 pounds. Sleeve and jacket... Read More length works for me despite the seemingly excessive amount of fabric around my stomach. Jacket can sometime billow out and loose some heat because of this design. Despite this minor issue, I recommend this jacket for most activities that are low and medium exertion.
It hasnt gotten to a point here in Chicago, when I need it yet. Its been 40 or so. I also bought the vest and that what Im wearing now.
I think your products should have the reverse zipper as well. So if we sit we dont have to zip it down or maybe see the zipper part at the bottom come apart one day. Other than that I love the jacket.
I purchased this and love it except the sizing is terrible if you are a company for athetes and outdoor enthusiasts stop making your stuff for people who are 45 300lbs because from medium to large the length doesn't change so i cant even use the hood and the girth just gets wider so it does not keep me warm. Make it 1.5 inches longer and id as... Read Moresure you, id buy another one.
The ultimate jacket
This is my second down sweater (my non-hooded one is probably 6 or 7 years old and still going). I bought this one for the hood. Living in Montana, you need a warm jacket, especially when you walk to work. This is the ultimate comfortable jacket that protects from wind and snow and cold. The search is over - buy it.
Must Have Puffy
There are two things you have to own living in a mountain town: a Subaru and this puffy, although there are exceptions to the car. This jacket is an absolute requirement. It works equally well as casual clothing and performance wear. I will wear this to work every day in the winter, and it keeps me warm standing in sub zero weather waiting in a sno... Read Morew storm for the bus. It is equally at home relaxing around a campfire in the spring and fall, or being stuffed into my bikepacking bag for instant warmth after setting up camp. There is nothing negative I could say about this other than I wish it came in more colors.
Put through the ringer, and still love it
I've taken this jacket on glacier climbs, rock climbs, and backcountry ski trips. It is my favorite weapon in the aresenal because of how light, packable, and warm it is. You will eventually rip this jacket if you use it enough. It happens! I've patched mine several times and you can't even see it and she still works great. Remember,... Read More this is a down jacket. It will have limited usage in wet conditions. Pair this with a waterproof shell to throw over it and you'll be golden. Overall, I completely recommend this jacket.
The Best of the Best, Hands Down! Get it? Lol
I purchased my first ever Down Sweater Hoody about 3 weeks ago and couldn't be happier. Patagonia stands behind their products for a reason. Couldn't beat the price that I paid, because ya know, discount codes are awesome :) The down is recycled and does have a scent, BUT that's mainly due to it not being treated or coated like most ... Read Morejackets See: Hydrophobic. Fabric is super light, but super durable. Fit is absolutely perfect. Not bulky or stuffy. Overall, the performance has exceeded my expectations. With Patagonia's commitment to customer service, I was able to get it just in time for a trip and it worked PERFECTLY. Don't skip this one, just hit the button.
This coat is exactly what you expect to get. Its warm, super lightweight and provides all the comfort you need. Perfect for wearing in commute to work or to any sporting event or even skiing. Recommend to all. It is nice to have a hood as opposed to the non-hooded version. Got mine for Christmas, best gift I have gotten in a long time.
Best Around Jacket
This product has been with me on so many adventures. It was my go-to warmth creator during our 6-week truck camper trip in Alaska. It is a great outer jacket, but I've used it frequently as a layer under my ski school uniform jacket on those cold days. It fits true to size. I like it a little bigger as it allows me to layer underneath or just ... Read Moreuse a t-shirt when the weather is cooler. I love that it packs into a stuffable pocket and can be used as a pillow on camping trips or getting stuck in an airport. The feature I love the most is the hood. It's like wearing your sleeping bag when the hood is zipped up and tight. If I had to pick one jacket to travel with it would be this one. My only issue is the plastic piece at the start of the zipper has been getting worn, but it still doesn't need to be replaced. I think that is normal wear for all the things I've put it through. Great jacket!
Nice but a step backwards
This is one of the nicer down hoodies on the market but it does not live up to the older ones, which were just about perfect for what they were. I am outside in the weather a lot doing nature photography in the high country and I have been using my current Patagonia jacket successfully for more than ten years. This new hood design just doesn’t keep... Read More you as warm in the wind. It doesn’t have a drawstring around the face, so cold air can enter. The drawstring is around the top of the head. It keeps the hood up in the wind but doesn’t keep out the cold. Also, the hem drawstring is now in the pockets, which can get tangled with other stuff. On the plus side, the zipper is bigger and works much better (my old jacket failed here). The older design was great and kept me surprisingly warm in harsh conditions and it is still in good shape except for the zipper. I think Patagonia should consider reviving the older design. I returned my order and will get my old jacket repaired.
It came with a hole and we didn’t realize it right away. So on the first day of wearing there were feathers falling out. Which didn’t help when it’s cold outside.
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“Major Sizing Issues”
The formula Patagonia uses for sizing is so different than what they print. I recommend definitely going up @ least (1) size if not (2). I’ve spoken to customer service on numerous occasions & even several of the agents have said the sizing is definitely different that what people are use to. If Patagonia would just note the “actual” sizes it w... Read Moreould make a difference because customers wouldn’t have to constantly send items back. The products are of excellent quality but sizing is a thumbs down.
Hello Frank. We're sorry to hear you've had difficulties with our sizing. You are most welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the hoody if you were looking to do so, but haven't already. Please note that we're also always happy to email you any item's measurements chart so you can feel more confident about your next purchase.
Had to buy a mens jacket
The jacket runs a little small since I usually wear a mens xl and have room. I bought this in an xxl and the waist and chest are quite large but hips are tight. With that being said I'm sure ots a fine size for a man. Now if Patagonia would ever bring an xxl in womens I would be ecstatic because I love their stuff but have to buy bad fitting m... Read Moreens clothes. If I could get this size in a womens version it would get a 5 for sure but companies forget we exist.
Warm warm warm warm ! Don’t need layers either! I can wear a short sleeve shirt while wearing this jacket! Keep this in mind I live in Central New York ! Snow capital of America! Size wise I went with a XL. After trying a L in the store with a different model jacket. Usually I wear a large in shirts , dress shirts. Etc So kinda get a runs small ... Read MoreOverall you’ll be very happy!
I treated myself to this jacket prior to the Holiday, but just in time for the cold that hits the Northeast this time of year. The jacket is fantastic is both style/design and well as functionality. I have been layering it under a Patagonia Gore Tex waterproof shell and I’ve been dry and warm.
Too big but I still love it.
Got this in at a local outdoor shop. I’ve been wanting this jacket forever and I finally found it. They only had M and XL so I took the XL thinking it would work because I may wear more stuff underneath. Man this thing keeps you warm enough with just a polo shirt with it. So now the jacket is too big and doesn’t fit me like it should. but I love it... Read More anyway. If you’re looking to keep warm without the bulk then get this jacket. You won’t regret it.
Lightweight, Comfortable and Warm
I bought one without the hood for my adult son possibly 3 years ago, but he missed one winter of wearing it. Her really likes the lightweight comfort and warmth of this jacket, even in cold Minnesota winter. Last winter, though, he must have caught one sleeve on something that punctured two very small holes, but enough to allow some down to pop thr... Read Moreough. I stitched them closed, as a temporary fix, shortly before the weather changed to spring, and it was forgotten. But when he started wearing it again recently, I remembered and saw the somewhat clumsy and puckered repair again, and also noticed that some of the stitching in the back of one arm seems to be opening up slightly in one spot. Not sure how to deal with that, and also the punctures. Would send to Patagonia for repairs, but he wants to keep wearing it. Since he seems to like this jacket better than others, I'm considering buying another, but with the hood. But am hoping to see a sale price somewhere. The jacket fits him kind of snug, and he is wearing a large. A larger size would be too long in the sleeves. I would recommend this jacket.
Excellent warmth for the weight. Hood is just the right size. Down jackets tend to run just a tad large due to the assumption that you may have multiple base layers underneath including a fleece so I'm going to say this jacket runs true to size. I recently wore it over a short sleeve shirt in sub 40 degree weather while only standing around in... Read More the shade and it kept me at a perfect temperature.
Love my down sweater hoody
This is my in-between down jacket. Warmer than a nano or micro but not a big puffy jacket. Love the hood for extra warmth. Haven't had it out skiing or hiking so not sure how it will do with moisture management. Does not have vent panels so not sure I would recommend if you plan to sweat a lot.
I'm 6'6" - Perfect Fit
For any long - armed tall guys out there, you know it's hard to find -anything- that fits both your body and your arms. This jacket fits snug to the body and also plenty of length in the arms. There is nothing worse then a jacket too short on the arms. This is not the case with this jacket. I am 6'6'' slim/fit and ordered a Larg... Read Moree.
Great Urban Jacket
Great as long as you use it for urban wear and low aerobic activities. Down is NOT a good insulator as many believe for back country and high aerobics use. When wet from the elements and perspiration it will freeze. Everyone in my family has one. I recommend it’s use with this caveat.
I bought my first Ms Down Sweater Hoody about six years ago and immediately loved it. After wearing my hoody for many years a bunch of small tears accumulated and eventually my zipper quit working. I reached out to customer support and they had me send it in for a potential repair or credit for something similar. They deemed it irreparable and then... Read More sent me a credit to buy a new jacket. After the money I spent for the jacket originally I thought it was pricey, but after all of the use I got out of it, and the credit they applied for me to get something similar I think it's amazing. Huge fan of the product and the customer support I received. Stay warm, I know I am!
Perfect everyday winter coat
I love this coat. It’s really warm for its size and the hood is a must have. I’m a tall thin woman (5’11 140lbs) and I ordered a size small. I can layer a thick fleece underneath just fine. I got it in Carbon which is actually a dark green color (not black like the name suggests).
Not warm or worth the
Not warm or worth the money
Hi Ineva. We're sorry to hear this jacket isn't warm enough for your needs. It sounds like you need a different type of jacket. We suggest checking out the [Hi-Loft Down Hoody](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-hi-loft-down-hoody/84902.html), which will provide more warmth, and even warmer than the Hi-Loft, we have the [Fitz Roy Down Parka](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-fitz-roy-down-parka/84571.html). Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the Down Sweater as soon as possible if it isn't the right jacket for you.
I love the down sweater hoody. I purchased one for myself & when I had the chance got this one for my husband. It is just the right weight and warmth for many conditions. Perfect for chilly northern CA mornings & nights. Throw it on for a quick hike or after a surf. It’s so versatile & goes with everything. Dress it up or casual. This i... Read Moretem is a must! My husband is 6’1” and usually wears a large in Patagonia.
Sleeves are,disproportionately too long by
Sleeves are,disproportionately too long by approximately 4 inches, and I'm not a short fat guy.
Hi Curtiss! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're very sorry to hear the sleeves were too long for you on this item! We went ahead and reached out privately to follow up on this.
If you care about sustainability
While the production of any consumer product has its associated impact on the environment, Patagonia attempts to minimize it as much as possible. I will happily vote with my money for this company and their initiatives. Jacket is incredibly warm, compact, and well-constructed. With their Worn Wear program, should never have to buy another hooded ... Read Moredown jacket. I’m 6’5” and the large fits my body well. A touch short in the sleeves but that’s more due to my long arms. Love it nonetheless.
Beautifully constructed. I have a 4-5 year old version of this garment and the newer version has stronger zippers, water proofing and bigger and better hood. However when I hung the new ones up in my room and came back awhile later the whole room smelled like cooked chicken! Doesn't much matter if you are outside but if it gets wet or you go i... Read Moren and outside with your garment it might make you sick. Also I noticed that this "sweater" has much less down than the old one which I could wear in the worst winter weather: blowing winds and below zero.
Like a warm hug (but not clingy)
Loved this jacket. Always warmed me up, and fought off the wind (pretty nasty in winter in Illinois) and light rain. But the zipper gave out after two years; so did the zipper on my Down Sweater. (Patagonia did me solid: accepted my returns and gave me credit.) Suggested improvement would be a way to roll hood when not in use.
Decent but nothing special
The fit is on the loose side so if your doing more athletic things it's not great. The light tan color I have show dirt very easily. I would wear this for a few week tops and had to wash it at least on a month. The down is good, but it's a pretty light fill. Considering the hype it doesn't live up to it.
I love my down hoody!
I’m on my second down hoody now and with the exchange program I was able to recycle my well loved green one and get a new blue one just in time for more adventures! So far it’s been to the tops of snowy peaks in Alaska and to the windy high altitudes of Peru. Cheers to the next destination, thanks Patagonia
I used this jacket almost everyday for two weeks while guiding in Southern Patagonia. Heavy wind, light snow and rain and a smoky asado, the jacket held up beyond expectations. We will be purchasing these for our team in Chile as they are a must have piece of equipment. Thank you Patagonia for making a near perfect garment for these climes.
Goose down gives you wiiiiings
One of the best down jackets I’ve owned. I can wear it by itself in our local 20 degree-average weather, and it keeps me perfectly warm; 800-fill is sooo nice. The wind-proof outer is killer too, it actually keeps the wind out. Additionally, the hood and chin comfort are great. Here’s why it only gets 4 stars: Elasticized cuffs. In my opinion, it w... Read Moreould have been nice to see some velcro on the cuffs as well. Otherwise, insanely dope jacket.
Fit for Royalty
HRH Prince Harry wore this jacket in black on February 25, 2019 in Morocco. I bought it on line, received it on March 2, 2019 and it's perfection. I'm a senior citizen, 5'7" size XXL, 230 lbs, waist 45" and it looks and feels amazing on me too. You don't have to be a young slender Prince to be Royal.
I've never had a jacket like this
This jacket is simply incredible. I've been wearing the same peacoat for going on eight years, and I still love it, but, man, I completely forgot what it was like to own a warm jacket. This thing has stood up to Ohio's brutal 2019 winter––and with ease. I haven't gotten it terribly wet, so I can't attest to how the down holds up... Read More, but just wearing it around casually feels amazing. It's a very good looking jacket, too. I can wear it with just about anything, and I don't feel like I'm dressing down or anything like that. You'll look good in it, I guarantee. In short, I love this jacket. It's wonderful, and I foresee myself as a customer for life.
Held Up to the Demands of Mount Fitz Roy
This Down Sweater Hoody is awesome whether you're in the Appalachian Mountains or on Mount Fitz Roy in El Chatan. This is great for warmth and wind resistance in the coldest months of the year. I'm 6'3, 190 lbs and a Large fit very well with just a T-shirt or with several layers. I'm able to comfortable slide this on with severa... Read Morel base layers or jackets underneath if necessary. This also stood up to the necessary demands of Mount Fitz Roy. I'm very impressed with the Durability. Extremely comfortable. Can be worn in the office for a professional look as well.
Tried the micro and nano until I found D’s one ;)
I destroyed both a nano puff and micro while on hiking/backpacking adventures with my dog.....I am very happy that Patagonia allowed me to return my purchases until I found the right puff for me. This jacket is much more durable and less likely to rip as the lighter primalofts/down jackets, the sacrifice are just a few grams that can still fit into... Read More a very similar volume when stuffed in the it’s chest pocket pouch. The warmth is significantly higher than the nano and micro as well as the windshield protection. It’s not a stand alone rain piece but if you are crafty with your shell layer you can make it into a 4 season backpacking multi tool. Throwing it in the drying puff cycle makes it less likely to loose feather as it puffs it up and increases its properties vs keeping it folded or compressed. This is basically the puffy equivalent of merrell’s wilderness legend boot 🥾 😊
Best Jacket I’ve ever owned
This jacket has gotten me through just about everything. From the Oregon coast, harsh Montana winters, and summit peaks. I just bought a second one today and I thought I’d share how much I love this thing. Use it by itself, or layer underneath it. I wear a nano air hoody and an R1 hoody underneath the down. It’ll get you through everything up to li... Read Moreght/medium snow. Just throw a shell over it if it gets any wetter than that. If you can only afford to buy one Patagonia jacket, this should 100% be the one.
Best of its kind
I have spent quite an amount of time looking for a versatile midlayer/standalone jacket for downhill skiing that is highly functional and stylistic at the same time. As in all things in life, there isn’t a perfect do-it-all jacket, but this one comes close with a comfromise I can live with. The good...First of all, this jacket looks really good w... Read Moreith the right amount of puff. One main drawback of the Nano/Micro Puff Hoody is they look deflated and cheap—call me vain. Typical of down jackets, it’s very warm, yet light and has good weight to warmth ratio. Patagonia uses quality 800-fill down and treats the exterior with DWR—nice!!. The hood design is very functional—covers the head and around your face just the right way. The collars have nice soft touch materials on the inside and are firm enough to stay up—another drawback of the Nano/Micro Puff Hoody is its flimsy collars. The fit is perfect and YKK zippers look sturdy and nicely tugged away when fully closed—the Arcteryx Cerium has surprisingly wimpy zippers. The price is reasonable for what it is and the lifetime warranty it comes with. Buying one of these at 25-30% would be a dream come true. The weakness/compromise..The only downside is down loses its insulation when wet and requires more care/maintenance—this is where its synthetic counterparts have their advantage, so think hard about how you’ll use your jacket before paying extra money for this jacket. After all, I thought long and hard over this jacket as a shopper keen on values. There was a similar hi-loft version on discount but it didn’t look as good. Again, Micro/Nano jackets looked similarly functional and they were significantly less expensive with discounts. At the end, I took the plunge and bought this jacket—the high price as the ultimate compromise. I don’t regret it. I love this jacket. I can afford to pay a full price to a company that stands for something worthwhile, rather than just maximizing profits. I highly recommend this jacket!
My wife bought me this for Christmas and when I wore it out I noticed an awful smell. We returned it to the Patagonia store in Boston and a new one was shipped. A couple of days later the new one arrived smelling equally as awful. At this point I was done with it but my wife requested another one be sent. It just arrived and it smells like a wet du... Read Moreck died in the jacket. I don't know if it's the recycled feathers or what but I can't stand the smell of it.
So Warm, So Light!
I live in an area that gets into the 20s during the winter, and this jacket handles it like a champ. I have jackets twice this size and thickness that don’t keep me as warm. One of the best parts about it is that the Small actually fits me! I’m a male, 5’7 and 145lbs. I like slim fitting clothing, and the small is perfect on me. I can’t even wear a... Read More Small in North Face because their sizing runs so big, so it’s been awesome having a winter brand that actually fits me and looks good. The jacket itself is incredibly light, almost laughably so. I couldn’t believe the amount of warmth that is retained inside the jacket for how thin and light it is. I don’t know how Patagonia does it, but the jacket seems to just keep my body the perfect temperature at all times, whether I’m inside or out. Most of my other coats get unbearably hot the minute I walk inside, but this jacket breathes really well. I was a little torn between this and the Hi Loft jacket, but I think this one is the perfect amount of puffiness. Any more and you would probably look like a marshmallow. I would step up to a bigger jacket before doing the Hi Loft. I’d say that this jacket is perfect if you’re wanting a really warm but casual jacket for daily use. I wouldn’t recommend it for heavy snow activity or if you work outside, as the material of the shell is thin and woudn’t stand up to much abuse. This is really one of the more “fashionable” winter jackets that actually keeps you warm, but I would want something with waterproofing if I were doing anything other than social and casual stuff wearing it. But in case you’re worried it’s not warm enough, I walked around outside for about 4 hours in Salt Lake City wearing only this jacket and some gloves in 30 degree weather at night and I was just fine. I didn’t feel cold at all. I wear this jacket daily around town and it’s super comfortable, slim fitting, and warm. Best winter jacket I’ve ever owned!
Perfect for pretty much everything
I've worn this hoody for hours in the PNW backcountry and just walking around New York City, and it always performs. It keeps me warm even into the 20s with just a t-shirt on underneath, and into the single digits with a layer on under. With the hood up it's basically impenetrable. Sheds snow and light rain like a champ. My criticism is: ... Read MoreI used to have it in a lighter color and it shows dirt almost instantly, and I felt like I was walking around looking filthy. But the great thing is Patagonia let me exchange it for black with literally no hassle. Also I'm 5'10" and a size M fits me perfectly, so I don't know how the same size would work for the 6'0" model on the website, especially if one were planning on wearing any layers underneath.
Great except fragile
I’ve had the jacket for 12 days now and love how warm and comfortable it is. I’ve been able to wear it in temperatures down to the low 30s (with high humidity so it feels colder) and find that it is sufficiently warm even when worn only with a long sleeve. I compared it to the micro puff jacket and the real down makes a very noticeable difference i... Read Moren comfort and warmth. Being 150 pounds, the extra few ounces of weight between this and the micro puff are indistinguishable, but the soft down is much more comfy than the micro puff, which felt to me like bunched up newspaper. My one complaint is that it lacks in durabilitythe durability. Within 24 hours of getting this, a whole ring of stitching came out of one of the sleeves, and then a few days later down feathers started coming out endlessly from the back. So far I have only used this jacket for very light and casual activities. I have mixed feelings because I love the jacket otherwise, and I willingly pay more for Patagonia foremost because of their superior quality, so hopefully this is just a one-off issue.
I recently purchased this jacket as an upgrade to the micro puff version which I love. This down sweater hoody didn't disappoint! My micro puff is a size medium which fits perfectly, but can be a little snug when I try to layer anything more than a t-shirt and a light sweater underneath. The down sweater is perfect for any layer situation I ma... Read Morey need. I can wear a shirt, and a better sweater and still have plenty of room for more layers if need be without it looking overly baggy.
Great fit for tall skinny guys
I am 6'2 150 pounds and I was concerned that this jacket would be too wide on me (size Medium). I have always preferred well tailored clothing, and I stay away from boxy clothes. I am happy to report that Patagonia has not neglected us skinny folks with the down sweater hoody! The jacket looks great and is easily long enough for my long arms a... Read Morend long torso without looking overly baggy.
Awesome jacket, but easily tears
I personally love my micro green down sweater hoody. I find myself gravitating towards this jacket even when it’s cool outside. It’s unbelievably comfy and warm. Perfect fit even with a better sweater underneath for extra warmth. Definitely not the lightest jacket, but not as heavy as other insulated jackets and parkas. Wouldn’t change a thing abou... Read Moret the jacket, except how easily it tears. Wore this jacket with a backpack. Something caught on on the arm and tore right through the sleeve on one of the arms.
I actually have the ultra-light down hoody which is very similar to the sweater. I like that it is light, packs ultra-small into the chest pocket or can be stuffed into the left hand pocket and used as a pillow when flying. Based on my experience with Patagonia gear I won't be needing a new sweater for many years of hard and regular use. I u... Read Morese this for in town, backpacking and camping. It wasn't the lightest option but I tend to run cold and wanted extra warmth so I chose this jacket which has more grams of 800 down than other options = warmer = comfy me.
Comfy in the backcountry
I primarily use this for mountain west backpacking. It really is a comfortable jacket, and comes with the high quality construction known with patagonia. Very happy with how the hood fits on my skull, and like having the bungee adjustability. This is not the lightest down jacket for backpacking, but I wanted the patagonia brand for this product. So... Read More far I have been extremely happy with this jacket. And will probably wear it in town during the winter, when weather conditions allow.
For the ladies
I am a woman and didn't like the color offerings or the fitted look of the women's version of this jacket. I ordered the mens in a size small and am thrilled with the purchase. It is slightly tight around the hips but it also fits my brothers and dad similarly. I roll under the bottom for a bloused effect that is nice. Very warm and versa... Read Moretile.
Very warm and light but fragile
This very warm and lightweight "sweater" is perfect for urban and traveling situations. If worn alone while camping you'll need to be reasonably careful or add a stout outer shell. It's not what you would want to wear alone to carry an armload of firewood. It is fragile and can snag or tear easily.
Decent lighweight hoody down sweater
Saw it on sale and bought it at a decent price. Men's Extra large fits true to size though it's slightly more roomy in the waist area and slightly more narrow in the shoulders and arms. Already own the vest and non-hoody jacket and now own the hoody version to make a complete set. Best of all,all three are red though 1 is Fire Red and the... Read More other 2 is French Red,but red nonetheless. Hoody is good for windy days but still need to carry fleece hat and need to keep gloves in unlined hand pockets. Basically,it's the same as the non-hoody version but with a hood. Best to wear when it's high 30s to 40s to 50s with lightweight fleece underneath. Both down sweater versions versions are NOT meant for Cold,wintry weather wear as in mid 30s or below. The jacket then is meant to be worn as a mid-layer with base layers underneath and worn underneath an insulated jacket/parka as insulation. Contacted Patagonia help line and reps stated as much. Overall,it's a nice,relatively warm jacket for cooler temps as stated previously and it's fashionable.
Good jacket for semi cold conditions.
I live in the mountains and it snows six months out of the year. I bought this to fill in the gap between my down sweater and my DAS parka. It is very warm for the weight and bulk of the jacket,and has become my new go to for cool weather camping. Two things I wish this jacket had: 1. The hood fits well over a small climbing helmet,but not a ski ... Read Morehelmet. 2. A Small chest pocket and a mesh pocket. The internal pocket is huge so it can work as a stuff sack,but it is too big to put things like pens,phones or sunglasses into,because small items fall too deep and around the side of the jacket. A smaller pocket would be a huge help. Also a mesh pocket for things like hats/gloves/etc...
Better Fit & Performance than its competition
A little background: I have purchased down jackets from Mountain Hardware and from LL Bean. This is my first Patagonia down jacket. This is by far and away the best of all of the down jackets I have tried. The quality of construction is superior: the zippers size,zippered pockets,interior pockets,adjustable drawstring inside the pockets,lined chin ... Read Moreguard,and the overall slim silhouette are fantastic. You can tell a lot of thought went into this garment. This one is better than the others because it is a perfect mix of lightweight and durability. I love Patagonia and I fully endorse this jacket as a jacket aficionado.
Essential gear,light and warm
I love this down sweater jacket. It weighs almost nothing,packs easily,and solves being chilled. It's like wrapping yourself in a cozy warm cocoon. In Patagonia gear I find myself between a large and and extra large,and I bought this in XL. I'm nearly 6 feet tall,225 lbs with a bit of a belly. The fit is loose but not unreasonable,and go... Read Moreod for putting over a sweater or other gear. A large would have been a little too snug. In contrast my Patagonia down vest is a large and fits perfectly. I went back and forth about hoody vs no hood. I LOVE the hood - I don't have a lot of hair and when you're sweaty and chilled pulling the hood up makes all the difference in the world. Works well for my purposes,though it would be a more fashionable urban coat without it. FYI,I also have a Torrent Shell jacket (XL) and they layer nicely. Together they would be very warm,adequate for snow sports.
I Love It,But...
I have used this jacket as my everyday jacket and mid-layer for just about a year now and I love it!. However,after several washings with Granger's the down has bunched up and is no longer adequately filling the sleeve chambers up near the shoulders. I have washed and dried following all instructions and there does not appear to be any missing... Read More stitching in the down channels. Very disappointing! Not sure if I would buy again. Open to repair or replacement!!
Love this jacket but.....it does not hold up
I loved this jacket. The fit of it is amazing and it's pretty warm. But....After just under a year,I noticed that the sleeves would rub against the pocket zippers and over time (less than year),this started to tear the fabric on the inside of the sleeves. After speaking to a colleague with the same jacket,he mentioned he had the same issue wit... Read Moreh his down sweater. So,I took to Patagonia store and they offered to repair the jacket. Considering the price and the short time I have owned the jacket,I asked for it to be replaced. Patagonia store employee told me they haven't really seen this much and that "jackets wear out". This should not happen in a short amount of time for many reasons,esp since this is my "town jacket" and is not used as a technical piece,and a piece of gear at this price should hold up for more than a year. Patagonia is replacing the jacket,which I do appreciate,but I hope that I don't experience the same issue with the new jacket as I own a lot of Patagonia gear (and continue to purchase gear from you) and have never had an experience with poor quality until I purchased this piece. I will write a follow up after I have used the new jacket for some time. @Patagonia-please take this review into consideration. A jacket of this quality should be durable and should not break down in a year or less. If zippers tear the sleeves when they open,please try to improve based on reviews. After all,this is considered one of your high sellers.
Great but include a patch
Jacket was great. However,on my first hike the nylon snagged and ripped on the elbow when passing a bush. I then had to order nylon patches off of amazon as there's no patagonia store directly near by. Patagonia,given your ironclad guarantee and repair rather than replace motto,why don't you include repair patches like many other outdoor ... Read Morecompanies? (bergans,mountain hardwear). The repair patches I ordered off amazon came in plastic and I'm sure the nylon isn't green. Cheers,
Fit is great
I have got to say the fit is awesome. it's not too large or not too slim. i always have problems with jackets being too tight at the pits. It's warm and perform well. With a tee shirt underneath and the jacket outside,35 degree and up is comfortable. However I put one star less when I notice the jacket (even though it has 800 fill power d... Read Moreown) only has 75% down (the rest probably being feathers). The price tag should warrant at least 90% down in my personal humble opinion.
From Wetsuit to warmth in the wind.
I just spent a couple days surfing on the Oregon coast in typical November weather: air temp: 42 degrees. Water temp: 52 degrees,rain and wind. As soon as I get out of the water and back to the car,I pull my wetsuit down to my waist,dive into my down sweater hoody and then my Torrentshell jacket. In a few minutes,I'm toasty and my fingers are ... Read Morewarm enough to do battle with the lower half of my suit and my booties. These two jackets are must haves for winter surf sessions.
A Fragile Disappointment
I was really looking forward to this coat getting me through Beijing winters. I've worn it to work maybe five times and yesterday found two small tears in the outer fabric. Ridiculous to spend this much on a coat that can't hold up on the subway. Will update with pictures when I get home.
For over 30 years I have been a regular customer of Patagonia. My closets are full of Patagonia gear that won't wear out! In 30 years,I have return one item. It was quickly replaced no questions asked. My new purchase,a down hoody sweater,is amazing! I can't wait to test it out in some deep back bowl powder stashes!! Whoohoo!!! Thanks Pat... Read Moreagonia you rock!!!!
Warm and not too bulky!
I bought the Down Sweater Hoody as a heavy mid-layer or outer layer on cold dry days. It has been great! I'm glad I went with the hood especially when the cold wind kicks up'I don't think it is too bulky and I barely notice it when it's not in use. I am 6' tall,160lbs,and the medium fits really well.
Best down jacket I ever purchased
A bit more expensive than the other down jackets I was tracking,yet well worth it. Fit is true and not bulky whatsoever. I prefer the hoodie version,incredible warmth in an ultra-light jacket. The hood is the best design I've ever experienced: warmth were you need it (skull & neck & upper chin) and it doesn't interfere at all with... Read More visuals. So compact (it stores itself in it's interior pocket),I find myself packing it with me everywhere,no second thoughts. Extended back keeps your rump warm as well. The waist can be cinched with a drawcord,my original purchase was wearing beyond what I considered was normal wear & tear there after a year or so. That made me second guess my purchase,yet I went ahead & I returned it. I was impressed with the return policy,immediate exchange. I like the fact that Patagonia stands behind product excellence.
I have worn my down sweater now on a handful of 20 degree days and I am totally satisfied with its performance. I layered with a polar fleece,which helped stop air flow though the baffle stitching. I have worn warmer jackets,but none whose warmth-to-weight ratio was this impressive. It weighs almost nothing. It's a high-quality product and wel... Read Morel worth the price.
Go for a looser fit
Great between 15F to 50F. Paired under a rain jacket it's perfect for icy windy cold rain or sleet. Before you buy be sure to try this on with an undershirt and thick long sleeve shirt as you'd wear on a cold day. I'm 6'2" 198lbs and the XL is the right fit when wearing layers.
Great but for one design issue
I'm very happy with this except for the zippered pocket design. It is a stretch to call it a "pocket" as you can't place items down into it. It's more like a horizontal sleeve. This is an issue with things like keys and wallets,getting in an out of cars,for example. If the pocket is not partially zipped,then items can fall ... Read Moreout very easily. If I partially zip the pocket,then it's harder get my hand in to get things out of it,especially even with light gloves. Didn't have this problem with past down jackets from other good gear makers,possibly because there was more pocket below the bottom of the zipper or the inner liner was tacked down at the bottom. So I would recommend with the caveat to be careful about keeping things in the pockets.
Best coat I've ever owned!!!
I feel like this has been the worst winter on record that I can remember in the Pacific Northwest. That said - everyday I am pretty stoked to get to throw on my Hooded Down Sweater again!!! Rain. Check. Snow. Check. Freezing rain. Check. Chilliaxing on the couch. Check. Happiest customer ever. Double check. Hats off Patagonia - this jacket is a kee... Read Moreper.
I bought this a month ago. It has served me well,as it keeps me comfortably warm in the coldest days of the southeast. It fits well and I can easily fit what I usually wear underneath it: t-shirt,flannel,and even a hoodie if I really need it. So far,the only problems I've had are around 4 or 5 down feathers sticking out on the inside of the ja... Read Morecket where the stitching holes are. It has a nice and large inner pocket,and the hand warmer pockets provide instant relief from the cold. The hood is very technically shaped,not like a cotton hoodie that is droopy. It's designed to envelope you in warmth. I have a large head so it sometimes feels too small but for most people it will be perfect. I never find the need to use the drawstrings to cinch the jacket to my body,but I have tested it and it stays tight and seals in all warmth. Overall,if you're looking for a jacket to insulate,that is stylish in town or practical in the wilderness,you'll be warm,no doubt.
I have wanted one of these jackets for a long time and finally bought one,and I couldn't be happier. Somehow it is perfectly comfortable in a vast amount of conditions. I've worn it in temps ranging from 10-60 degrees so far and been completely comfortable. It fits great and feels great. It's my favorite jacket!
Very nice. Small for xxl.
I got this to replace a previous one I had recycled through Patagonia. I was pleased with the color,the new zippers and construction. They have reduced its size though on many items I am a XL. I ordered a XXL to have some sweater room. No chance. This is a slim cut. Still going to wear it eve though it won't be my daily go to.
Warm and Compact
I've had this for about a month and I'm still putting it through its paces. For reference,I'm 5'11" tall and I weight about 205 and I tend to get a little warm so I usually don't wear many layers on cold days. With only a t-shirt and a long sleeve shirt underneath,I used this as my main jacket on a 10 day vacation an... Read Mored it was more than enough to keep me warm and temperatures between 20 and 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Above 35 degrees it was a little too warm for me. I wore it in a light drizzle and I was concerned it wouldn't dry well but I hung it on a coat hook overnight and it was just fine the next morning. This hoody packs away nicely. You can zip it up in its internal pocket but a few times I haphazardly stuffed it in my backpack and it packed away just fine.
Got the Mens down sweater hoody and haven't stopped wearing it all year! I have a ton of Patagonia gear and some 10-15 years old but so far this has been my favorite piece. Warm,thin,packable - it's everything I wanted and need! Only down side is now all my kids are demanding one!
Crazy Warm,Crazy Soft
First down coat in a long time,and I can't believe I waited so long. The hood is tailored perfectly so there is very little peripheral vision blockage. Weight is perfect so I hardly notice the jacket. Collar is great too,zips very high so hardly any cold air can sneak in. I haven't worn this skiing yet,but should be good as a midlayer on ... Read Morethe coldest days - packs down well,so I doubt the hood would be an issue under a hardshell
Great All-Around Hoody!
I bought this two months ago for trip to Canada. I am completely satisfied! I wore this in single digit weather with just a t-shirt underneath and was completely warm. I also love the fact that I can pack into the inside pocket for traveling. Definitely worth the purchase!
Warm and Light
Used this on several backcountry ski trips already this year and is a great combination of lightweight/low volume and warmth. Love the hoodie-I have the down sweater without the hoodie and may have to retire it. The added warmth of a hoodie compared to a jacket & hat doesn't compare. I am 6',180 and the Medium is a snug fit,but is how... Read More I like it. Still room to move,but not more than 2 base layers underneath. The Large seemed a little baggy in the waist area.
Cold weather essential
I've been a PNW resident for 10+ years and somehow,I've never owned a down jacket. After the typical extensive research I conduct before purchasing a piece of technical apparel,I selected this jacket. Here's why: 1. Ethically sourced down. Without getting too deep into my personal life,the treatment of animals used in/when sourcing... Read More animal products is extremely important to me. Patagonia is really the only company in this realm (apparel) to 3rd party certify the source of down used...FWIW. 2. Style/Fit/Function. These jackets are everywhere. How do you rock one without looking that "outdoor couple" from that comedy show about Portland? The fit is trim,the style is modern,the look is classic. Excellent for layering: works both as outerwear or a sweater/mid-layer. Get you a jacket that can do both. Lastly,the 800 fill down lets this jacket be winter warm,packable and lightweight.
Pitches and Stitches
I've had this jacket for six years now. It's been with me on a month long backpacking course in the Winds,a month and a half of backpacking in the Indian Himalaya,weeklong trips in Glacier NP,Utah,The Beartooths,survived desperate chimney climbing and backcountry ski days in the tobacco roots and bridger range. I'm 5,5 and about 130... Read Morelbs and I can still wear the jacket as an XS. The poof has been awesome as a belay jacket in late fall and good to climb in early Montana winters. The material can take a beating being abused against rock and being snagged at for years by sharp branches. On ski days it's kept me warm even when walking summit ridges at reports of -35 degree windchill with an adittional base,mid,and shell layer. I've put holes in the jacket over the years and some light stitching and crazy clue and an old nylon bag have kept it from losing its loft. Keep the jacket away from big sparkfilled bonfires to maximize longevity. (Nylon + fire= no bueno. Shocker.)
Not thrilled with it
I have a pretty standard frame and body size and find the lower seam to just be too tight. The bottom of the jacket has a draw cord which is useless as the bottom seems to taper in so much that it is tight in the bottom 2" but fine everywhere else. Also a few of the stitching separating the down baffles comes out. I returned one jacket already... Read More for this but its happening on the replacement after a year or so of owning it. The quality on that front just isn't there. However it will keep you warm and the hood really works well,relaxed if you want or pull the cord some and really seals off while not giving an overly technical look to the hood. Just wish it fit better and the baffle stitching was done better. I have quite a bit of patagonia clothing and this has been a controversial purchase in my mind.
Beware of the wet dog smell!
Smelled fine when I unpacked it - wore it on a light walk and by the time I got to my gym,I smelled a strong smell that I can only describe as a wet dog. I thought,that's strange - my gym stinks like a wet dog. Put jacket away in locker and no more smell. Wore it home and by the time I was in the elevator in my building,the smell came back. Fi... Read Moregured it was a one-off; returned it and tried another. Jacket smelled fine on delivery but once again,light walk (not breaking a sweat by any means) and the smell was present in the second one as well. Have plenty of Arc Teryx,OR,and other down garments with no issues even after aerobic exercise,and no issues personally with B.O. just to set the record straight...not sure what's up with the down. Called Patagonia and they said they had not heard of anything like this...seems strange. Just be aware.
Essential Winter Piece of Gear
This jacket has you coverd from head to tail! This is as good as the regular Down Sweater but ups the warmth & coverage level a bit with the addition of a hood. Whenever cold adverse weather ight be in the playbook,this is a great jacket. I really like the draw string waist,tighten it up to accomodate a harness - loosen it to CYA walking downt... Read Moreown. Two generous hand warming pockets and inside vertical zip pocket are just the right amout of on board storage. Two thumbs up!
EXCEPTIONALLY WARM MID LAYER
I am surprised to experience how warm this jacket is. I have used it for hiking as a mid layer under a Goretex-Pro shell and over a basic merino base layer when the temps have hit below 0 Celsius. I really like it for a couple of reasons; one is the thing is so light for a mid layer that you hardly know it is on. This is huge on an active hike in c... Read Moreold weather. Second,the insulated hood is priceless when it is cold and windy. My only criticism is I wish there was more availability in larger sizes (2XL) throughout the model range of garments Patagonia offers. Some items only go to XL and that's it. Otherwise the quality is excellent and shipping to Canada is super fast!
Very warm and my new go to jacket!
I used to lug around my fleece when hiking and backpacking. With the Down Sweater Hoody I can pack it into itself and it takes significantly less room. I've always heard good things about Patagonia gear,but was concerned about the price point. After a backpacking trip to Second Beach,La Push,WA where we experienced high winds,cold front,and ra... Read Morein. This jacket didn't get soaked as I believed it would. Blocked the wind and had me sweating with just a T-Shirt on underneath while quickly gathering our camp gear so the rain wouldn't ruin it. I shook the beads of water off and when I woke in the morning it was completely dry. Can't wait to put it through the paces of the winter! Jacket receives a perfect score 5/7 (internet joke). The fit is more form fitting than any Large I've been used to,but the snug fit is comforting like never getting out of your sleeping bag in the morning. N
Sizing is way off
Bought this jacket and had to return it because I was very unimpressed with the sizing. Large was way too big and medium was way too small on me. Furthermore, the sleeves are way too wide. If you could improve the fit of these jackets to accompany slimmer profiles that would be great
Fleece Lining Needs to Go
The years past had a much more aesthetically pleasing face fabric on the black color. My main gripe is the fleece lining by the face that has been added to this updated version. It makes it an eyesore and honestly the nylon felt good up against my skin. Patagonia is second to none when it comes to environmental practices in the outdoor industry, so... Read More kudos to them for doing their part. Please remove fleece lining by face. :(
Great Jacket - A Few Tweaks Needed
This is a great jacket for a variety of dry, cold weather uses. I find the DS comfortable with only a baselayer between 25 and 40 degrees. When the temperature dips below 25, I usually thrown on a shell or layer with something warmer like the Patagonia better sweater. I would offer a few recommendations for Patagonia. The biggest feature missing f... Read Morerom this jacket in my opinion is an external chest pocket. A NO brainer in my opinion and something that almost convinced me to go with the RAB microlight instead. The fit is also boxy, and is not kind to tall/thin people like myself. A more tailored fit with a bit more in the length would be appreciated. I have not used the jacket for all that long, but the recycled polyester fabric does not feel as robust as some of the Pertex fabrics out there. We shall see over time how it holds up to the daily abuse I throw at it. Overall a great product!
Best Down Jacket
I started years ago buying Patagonia as a suggestion from my son a rock climber in Yosemite. My three Patagonia layers are base, down sweater and down hoody jacket in cold conditions. These products are well built unlike alternate products from LLbean and others which the down flys out everywhere from holes in the seams. Best of all Patagonia repai... Read Morers if needed. The value is quality, low weight without bulk and environmentally conscious. Looking for the best bang for your buck, no need to look elsewhere.
I have purchased two of these jackets and love them for hiking, canoeing and skiing. However when I am skiing I need to attach my season pass to the pocket zipper. Since these jackets have pockets that close upward I keep losing pocket belongings. The problem is the weight of the pass and the speed of skiing pull the zipper open. It would be much s... Read Moreafer to have the zipper close downward and have gravity keep it closed.
Good fit, warm, but already coming apart
I would rate the jacket higher if it weren't for the fact that after 2 months of wear, a thread on the left sleeve came loose already. I have only worn the jacket for going to work and back, riding in cars--no outdoor activity use whatsoever. I will have to send the jacket back for repair, but not sure if I want to keep the jacket as the same ... Read Moretype thread and weak stitching is used all over the jacket. Other than the above fragility issue, the hoody sweater is warm, and has a good fit for my body. I can layer comfortably under it and doesn't look too puffed up. The fit is definitely for an athletic climber type of build. The hood is a tight fit as others have noted. When the hood is not used and I have the jacket zipped up close to my chin, the hood hugs the back of my neck which leaves my neck very warm, but the front edge of the hood is definitely stained (which others have noted as discoloration) from the contact with back of my neck. I expect a wash will reduce or remove the stain, but it is unsightly between washes. The inside color of the jacket is khaki, so that probably worsened the staining problem.
Love it. Need more Colors
Seriously, awesome jacket. I rocked this guy at Breckenridge last weekend when it was dumping snow, under a shell of course, and it kept me nice and warm the whole time. Popped a few vents on the shell when I was getting warm and closed them when I was cold and it worked perfectly. Only complaint, wish you made it in Navy or something over than fi... Read Morere of the sun orange and black. Obviously I want to pack somewhat minimal when carpooling to the mountains and this guy makes me feel a bit like the sun walking down the street. Not bad looks at all as the coat looks pretty nice on, but I could definitely go for something a little more incognito, ya know, like navy.
Good, but could be better
I've been a huge fan and purchaser of Patagonia jackets and clothes ever since the business started. I have owned various clothing and jackets that have gone through tons of changes year after year. I have many of your jackets that I use for many different activities. My activities include: running/jogging, walking, car trips, skiing, hiking, ... Read Moresnowshoeing, chores outside my house, creating, and just hanging out. This product - I have owned about 6 different generations of this jacket, including the pre-hood era. I own the down sweater jacket with and without a hood. Items I like: light weight, warmth per oz, ease of washing and drying, ability to layer easily, inside lining material, and type and density of the down. Improvement opportunities: the hood design needs changing overall, top end of hood threads unravel easily, need some microfiber or other material covering that area, the cinch cord in hood needs improvement, hood needs to be able to cinch much better and to a closed tightly position, the zipper was improved much better than a couple years ago, but could be made even better - especially the bottom area where it first gets inserted, the large inside pocket needs to come back and has been gone for too long, the hood bunches up too easily when in a car or sitting, needs to be formed a bit differently so it fall much more downward when not worn.
Poor Quality Control and Design
So, I ended having to return replace the previous iteration of this hoody, and was looking forward to the new design of this one. I would have to say it was a brief and bittersweet rendezvous. First, the hood closure broke in the wash only one day after receiving it in the mail (1/30/15). Second, and on a completely unrelated note, I was unimpresse... Read Mored with the redesign of the new hood cinch design. With the prior design there was a way to close the opening of the hood to cut the wind draft from sneaking in, and likely due to the cinch cord extending down the front sides of the hood. In this new design it seems HQ thought to only have it tighten only around the crown of the head, effectively destroying whatever wind protection I once received. Some design points I did like were the visor extension on the front of the hood, and the extra chin room where the zipper closes. Since this is my second down sweater hoody in less than a year (in addition to other returns I've had to make for other product failures), I'll be seeking my durable outdoor gear someplace else from now on.
Very warm, great fit
I work FT as a ski instructor and I bought this to layer under my outer jacket on cold days. With a couple of base layers, this jacket keeps me warm even when the temps drop below zero. The fit is great around the head/neck, wrists and waist. I am not sure how durable it will be, one of the seams between the down pockets has started to fray. The s... Read Morehell fabric feels thin but seems like it will not rip. In my opinion, it would be better with a larger hood to fit over a helmet better, and a zipper similar to the Nano puff jacket. One reviewer complained about discoloration around the hood. I think this is from where it rubs on the back of your neck/hair when zipped all the way up but the hood is not up.
I wanted a light down jacket for skiing and backpacking. Patagonia is always on the top of my list of brands, so I tried it. I don't regret it at all. It's incredibly light and warm and I can wear it with a light layer underneath if I want to be extra warm or nothing and I'm still protected from the elements. I have also wear it as a... Read More mid-layer with a shell over it. I'm really enjoying this jacket and it's my go-to for everything now. The jacket is really versatile, warm, and light--almost like not wearing anything at all.
So hot when it is SO cold!
I purchased this jacket as I was relocating from Seattle to the northwest corner of Minnesota. With sub zero temps for long periods of time as well as windy days, I needed a jacket that would stand up to these harsh weather conditions. This jacket has held up extremely well against these harsh conditions thus far and will continue to do so. The hoo... Read Mored does a great job of covering my head and it has quite a bit of room to wear a stocking cap. The zipper is great as it does come up high enough to cover right up to under my nose. The best part is that it is lined with a fleece layer and it does not irritate my chin. The sleeve length is also well done, as there have other jackets that seem short in the arms. I do appreciate that it is a traceable down and that it comes from a great company that it is very conscious of being responsible to the environment. I would highly recommend this jacket.
The Patagonia "Down Sweater" series is an excellent choice for a mid-weight down insulator. I've owned the regular "Down Sweater" for many years and it's the perfect insulator for fall and non-subzero winter days. In fact, I'm always surprised at how warm it can be. With the new "Down Sweater Hoody", Pa... Read Moretagonia adds two essential upgrades: more robust zippers and an insulated hood. The hood fits well and can be easily adjusted via the single elastic pull at the back of the head (even with one hand.) And the zippers are a huge improvement over the previous "Down Sweaters", which easily and frequently come apart in the field. In fact, the only issue that I found with this jacket is that the fit has changed slightly (compared to the older "Down Sweater") so that the bottom hem of the jacket is more snug. This results in the jacket riding up above the waist sometimes in the field, and then not falling back down over the waist. But it's a minor issue and one that people with a slightly trimmer frame will not have. Congrats Patagonia on another jacket that will be a part of my everyday / every outing arsenal.
Good garment thus far. Warm down to about 20 degree for me, and then I need to put another mid-layer underneath. There is a weird fit to it. It is too short on my torso in a small (5'8" 135lbs) and I hate the idea of cold wind sneaking in from underneath, so I bought a medium and its a bit bulky in the midsection, particularly if I am wea... Read Morering a light layer underneath. I sacrificed fit for functionality, a trade-off that shouldn't need to be made. Don't think this is a down parka - its not. If you want something with a better fit and higher loft/warmth, try to Arc'teryx Thorium SV. Overall though, this is a good garment that fits day to day use pretty well.
It keeps you warm but...
I bought this in blue back in October and had to exchange it by December because the wrist seam was falling apart and there was discoloration around the opening of the hood (looked like it was wet but really wasn't). Upon my exchange, I decided to go with the same color. However, I've only had this new one for a little over a week and the... Read Morere is already noticeable discoloration; needless to say I will be returning this for a refund and not an exchange. Very disappointed in the quality of this item, this is not something that you'd expect for the price.
I like this jacket, but be warned that it is a very lightweight down jacket. It is pretty warm, but not that warm. It is almost more of a "sweater". After a couple of seasons with feathers poking through and coming out and being compressed over and over again, it starts to feel very thin and not that warm. I can't imagine the need fo... Read Morer a lighter weight down jacket and yet Patagonia makes several that are supposed to be even lighter than this one...
A College Student's Best Friend
This jacket is literally the bomb. It looks great, fits the body very well and is extremely warm. It's somewhat fragile but is to be expected of a jacket that's made with feathers and a polyester ripstop shell. I get compliments all the time (especially from the ladies) and this thing is literally my go-to piece. I own multiple pieces of ... Read MorePatagonia gear, two vintage snap-tee's, thermal onesie, better sweaters, nano-puff, etc. and this tops everything. Oh, and to add, the jacket looks even better when patched up. Highly, highly recommend.
Perfect Alpine Jacket
This jacket is amazingly warm for how small it packs down and how light it is. It's been with me on alpine mountain treks and big multi-pitch trad climbs where belays can be rather chilly. If I'm in the mountains or pulling rock, this jacket is in my pack. The hood is big enough to fit over a helmet and makes all the difference when it&#x... Read More27;s cold and windy. The fit of the medium is a little large for me (though I'm very trim) but it allows for the chest and arms to be roomy for under layers. Never had an issue with it though, it just looks baggier than I might prefer.
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