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Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece Jacket - Men's

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    A step above the rest.

    As its name suggests, the Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Fleece Jacket is no ordinary sweater. Equal parts technical and urban-friendly, the Better Sweater is constructed with a sweater-knit fleece that provides cozy warmth and wicks away moisture, so you're able to to take to to the hills or the city. Additionally, the bluesign approved fleece material is dyed with a low-impact process that ultimately reduces the use of dye stuffs, energy, and water. Not to mention, the stitching is Fair Trade Certified, so you can feel good about feeling, well, good. The raglan sleeves provide unimpeded mobility, and the flatlock seams assure chafe-free comfort. A bevvy of pockets keeps all of your necessities close at hand, and the stand-up collar doubles down on your protection when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

    • A classic, versatile sweater fleece for the city or trails
    • Polyester fleece is bluesign approved and warm
    • Stitching is Fair Trade Certified
    • Flatlock seams prevent chafing and discomfort
    • Raglan sleeves provided unimpeded mobility
    • Bevvy of pockets keep necessities close by
    • Item #PAT00WV

    Tech Specs

    Material
    100% polyester fleece
    Fleece Weight
    10 oz
    Fit
    regular
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    20.7 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Great Sweater, good jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    I got this for free from work as part of a project. The project team ran out of my usual size (medium) because the length of the arms and torso on the better sweater are longer than usual. Everyone who usually wears large took the medium unless they are really tall. I ended up getting a small. The length of the arms and torso on the small are perfect on me. The chest and shoulders seemed a little tight at first (as expected), but the better sweater is after all a sweater. It stretched after the first few wears and now it fits perfectly. By the way, I am 5'7" 150 lbs. For reference, a standard medium t-shirt fits me and a standard small t-shirt is too tight in the shoulders.

    I rate this as a 5 because: 1) I wear it constantly - indoors and out. 2) It has a really cozy warm feeling to it. 3) It looks great. But there is something you need to know before you buy it: It is a sweater, so it does not block wind. Some people say "I wear it in the 40s and it is plenty warm." Personally, I would not say that. Of course I also do not live in a cold climate, so I'm not used to 40 degree weather. Where I live (San Francisco area) it stays in the 60s for most of the year. When the temperature drops into the low 50s and the moist coastal wind starts blowing, it strips the heat right off of you. This sweater does not protect you in that situation. Having said that, this sweater layers like a champ. Put any wind blocking shell over it and I could see it doing well down to the low 50s and even the high 40s. You can also keep it on while indoors up to the mid to high 60s if you are not moving around a lot.

    Overall, I would definitely recommend this unless you have a stocky build or are heavy set combined with not being tall. The cut on this is for tall and/or slim people (in my subjective opinion). Hope that helps.

    I love these

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I bought one, loved it, bought another. They are fantastic for wearing around my office, which is always curiously cold for some reason. I can wear them with dress pants, or I can wear them with jeans. I get lots of compliments. the only slight negative is that both of them are the same size, S, but they both fit slightly different. the dark walnut fits me a little better than the black one. the black is a little slimmer in the torso.

    Better, indeed!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    The sweater is better, indeed!
    I have been looking at getting one for the better part of a year, and with fall as my inspiration, finally pulled the trigger. I got this to be a casual, daily-wear piece that is a touch classier than other hoodies and fleeces, like the Synchilla Snap-T. The material is very soft, warm and has a unique heathered look. I got the Stonewash color and it looks like the granite of Little Cottonwood Canyon.
    I choose to size down from my usual medium for a trimmer fit, to be worn over a t-shirt. If you would like to use this as a jacket I would stick with your normal size to accommodate layers .
    Overall, quite happy with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone.

    Better than my other Sweater!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    This is one of my go-to jackets on a normal basis for a few reasons: it fits well, looks classy, and keeps me warm (down to around 40 degrees).

    Fit: I bought a size Large, and it fits great. Sleeve length is good (maybe even a tad long). It comes down and sits near my waist, and doesn't restrict my movement. I have a bigger chest, and I don't feel any tight spots.

    Material: The fleece is top notch. I (personally) haven't experienced any pilling (however, I have not put it through the washer). The zippers are secure, and stay in place. The collar is generous, and keeps the wind chill to a minimum on my neck. The pockets are generously sized, and would carry much more than I would ever use them for.

    I would definitely recommend this jacket to anyone who needs something for the commute, or even as a daily jacket for those who live in a milder winter climate.

    Feel free to contact me with any questions or to place an order. I would be happy to provide you with a personalized experience here at Backcounty!

    Versatile and dense

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Wore this all winter long with business clothes or even a thick Fjord flannel, goes great with everything. Some say it pills up but I haven't had too much of a problem, my only gripe is the sleeves are slightly long. Since I'm not doing anything climbing oriented in it, would have preferred slightly shorter sleeves.



    It dressed up or down nicely as you want to but looks smart for most occasions. Throw in a scarf and beaner for colder days! Worked perfectly on a cold night in a cabin.

    Versatile and dense

    Good Looks, Every day comfort

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    The better sweater does what its supposed to... Looks great and is comfortable enough to wear all day. I bought this for a friend in the stonewash color and he really likes it.

    I own three and bought this as a gift

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    This is just as comfortable as a sweatshirt without looking as sloppy. I bought this as a present, and purchased an XL because he is so tall, but it was too boxy around his waist. Returned for a Large and the sleeves still fit, incredibly.

    Nice fit, good color choices

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    I bought this to replace a 10+ year old REI microfleece jacket, and like the fit and slightly heavier fleece which provides more warmth. Some of the colors have a textured pattern, which provides a little variety. If you needed a jacket for highly aerobic activities you might want to get something more technical that would breathe better. Design-wise, I might prefer the chest pocket to be located internally in order to provide a cleaner look on the exterior, but that is not a big deal. I have slightly long arms and the jacket fit me perfectly in that regard. The jacket sleeves are trim fitting so if you are wearing a thick shirt you may need to reach in at the wrists to pull your shirt sleeves down, but the trade-off for the trim fitting sleeves is less bulk and better warmth. I bought my son one also and he really likes it.

    Truly Better

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    This piece is excellent. I got this after trying the Snap-T, which wasn't working for me, and I am so glad I switched. It has a much better fit for me, as I'm really small and skinny and the Snap-T was just overly baggy. Plus I like the addition of the hand pockets and the fact that it is a full zip (pullovers just aren't my style).

    I was surprised by how warm this jacket was. I have worn it with nothing but a t-shirt into the 40's and been comfortable. A stylish comfortable piece for both the mountain and the town.

    sweater fleece

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xlge

    I love this jacket; it's warm and stylish and true to size. I have two and I bought my daughter and son one each. Unfortunately the winter, here in Vermont, has been too mild to wear them regularly

    It IS Better

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Xxl

    Very warm & comfortable. As a layer or stand alone. I decided on the Better Sweater after an online chat with a BackCountry staffer and am very pleased with it's fit (xxl, I'm 6'6"), comfort and warmth.

    Great product but screwy sizing!

    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    Love Patagonia products. Have been using for over 30 years. But the sizing for this Better Sweater is just off. I always wear a Lg in pretty much everything. Sleeves and waist are too long! By about 1.5 inches. Cut is also a bit odd but I can live with that. Exchanging for a Med.

    Better than better!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I was unprepared for just how better the better sweater jacket is compared to most fleece layers/jackets. Very high quality and the feel and look of it is great! Might be my new fave piece of gear but that's a hard act because of all the great Patagonia products I am discovering. My plan is to use it as a mid layer first and casual jacket 2nd. Very happy with the purchase and Backcountry got it safe and sound to my doorstep super quickly! Better than Goatworthy!!!

    Way Stylish

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    This jacket is awesome, I won one from a wacky t shirt contest. Best. Win. Ever. I chose the small size and am glad I did because it fits perfectly and layers perfectly. I can wear a t shirt underneath and it feels amazing, I can wear a polo with it and it still is a great fit.

    I personally enjoy the loose fit of this jacket and dont feel as though it is too big, and I'm a small person. It is also a relatively warm jacket for how light it is.

    I have worn this bad boy fly fishing, as a mid layer skiing, and even hiking. The full zip makes for better functionality based on activity and even adds style.

    I'd like to buy this for my husband, but, concerned about the sizing.
    He is 6'4 and 240 (little padding in the mid section).
    He's usually an XL (tall) in jackets/fleece.
    Any thoughts on sizing?


    Thank you!

    Hey Ginger!



    So I would say this runs a bit small. So If your husband normally wears a XL, I would step up to the next size. If this is something that you are nervous about, many customer will order two sizes and return what does not work. ( Since we have free exchanges.. within the lower 48 states that is hehe)