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Description

Versatile and environmentally-friendly.

You may end up taking the Patagonia Men's Down Sweater Men's Vest wherever you roam, from summer alpine trips to winter ski sessions in the backcountry. Just stow the vest inside its chest pocket before you pack it up, but be sure to let it out regularly so its plush 800-fill Traceable Down insulation retains its soft loft over time. Patagonia's Traceable Down comes from non-live-plucked and non-force-fed geese; a fact that's been third-party-verified.

To enhance its green status, Patagonia made the shell out of a recycled polyester ripstop that's light, windproof, and water-resistant thanks to the DWR finish. Patagonia updated the Down Sweater with a more contoured fit that's longer for better coverage on cold camping trips, and the hem and both cuffs help retain the down's wonderful warmth. Patagonia also added two zippered handwarmers and a zippered internal chest pocket that doubles as a stow pocket when it's time to head back home.

  • Recycled polyester shell
  • DWR finish
  • 800-fill Traceable Down insulation
  • Contoured fit with longer hem
  • Adjustable hem, elasticized cuffs
  • Two zippered handwarmer pockets
  • One zippered internal stow pocket at chest

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4 5

Love this vest, though a little roomie

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Size Purchased: large

Love the quality, style and functionality of this vest. Haven't had a chance to put it through the wringer quite yet, however.

I wish this vest were a little more form-fitting. I'm 6'3", 200lbs and a size L is somewhat spacious. I didn't want to compromise the length so I stuck with a large.

5 5

Hard to improve on this vest

For some reason I used to be a vest hater. I'm not really quite sure why, but once I realized the incredible versatility of a puffy vest, I was hooked. I actually own both this vest (in black, picture below) and the Patagonia Nano Puff Vest. The down vest is certainly more lofted and warmer relative to the Nano Puff, so I choose which vest to wear based on the temps and expected level of moisture (Nano Puff is synthetic and performs better when damp).

Photo: Enjoying a Rainier Beer on the Tokasitna Glacier at Mount Huntington Base Camp, Alaska Range.

Hard to improve on this vest
3 5

Nice Quality but Large is too short

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 217 lbs
    Size Purchased: L

I bought the L after having tried on an XL Down Sweater Jacket. The jacket in XL was way to roomy for me. The vest in Large ends up being a snug but usable fit in all but the length. Its simply to short. Seems there is a gap in between the XL and L. I have had similar problems with North Face sizing.

5 5

Low-profile, high-quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6'
    Weight: 220 lbs
    Size Purchased: XL

I love this thing. Other puffy vests I've had in the past are too bulk to wear as a midlayer, but this is perfect under a shell. I've worn it every day for the last month.

5 5

Versatility

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

Perfect for cool spring and summer mornings. 50's with a t-shirt seems to be the perfect combo. It will fit under my Arcteyx Atom LT on the really cold days.

The fit is perfect. It looks good with a t-shirt but I can wear a fleece pullover underneath it comfortably. It stuffs down well and will be a great addition for summer backpacking. I think this will be one of my go-to layering piece on my November deer and elk hunts.

4 5

Warm, but boxy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 165 lbs

Very warm, good looking but a bit boxy.

I wear a xlg in their sweater jacket should I get it in the vest also?

Responded on

Yes you should. If the chest and waist area fit perfect in the sweater then the XLG will work in the vest as well.

You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or bporreca@backcountry.com

5 5

for The Man

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 220 lbs
    Size Purchased: XL

This was bought for The Man. He has worn it once or twice, but of the four I purchased this was the only one he really liked. The others had to be returned (which this company has excellent service and no questions asked!).
Excellent fit (long torso, length was the defining factor also). Thin but very warm and substantial, not puffy and is less bulky.

4 5

Great Vest

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 185 lbs

After buying this I hardly every where my Summit Series down jacket or other snowboarding shell jackets. This vest is extremely warm! I haven't gotten it terribly wet, but the little moisture I have experienced hasn't affected it at all. Granted our winter this year hasn't been bad in Utah, I have worn this vest and a lightweight sweatshirt underneath almost exclusively. The fit isn't perfect, the medium is a bit short and the large is a bit spacey, but when zipped up I feel the large is about right, I'm 6 foot 185 lbs.

Anyone else feel like this fits a little boxy? I wear a large in almost everything, and the large in this one was way too much through the body... Shoulders fit great and obviously the hem cinch makes that area adjustable, but can't help but feel like it doesn't hug my midsection at all

Responded on

Tried that, medium is a too tight when zipped and a little short. It's like there is a size in between the two that is where a Large would normally be

1 5

Slow shipping

10 days after I ordered still not here. I hope that $2 Backcountry saved on low rent shipping is worth losing a customer. Fortunately I have a REI down the street and they matched the price and I don't need to wait 2 weeks to get my gear.

5 5

Awesomeness

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

Perfect down vest in every possible way - I'm 6'3" 195 lbs and went with a medium for a close, snug fit. The vest is not bulky or puffy like others on the market. This is clean looking vest with a high collar to keep my neck warm. Use this as a layer when I go skiing to keep the core warm and it's functions very well. Green is my favorite color - so it was a no brainer to get the green model this year. Patagonia rocks - easy returns if you ever don't like their products.

5 5

Really warm and extremely light

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

This vest is awesome! I bought it as something warm to wear over my flannels and henleys, but it is way warmer than I expected. I wore out on New Year's Eve with a long sleeve cotton shirt underneath. I walked around downtown Salt Lake in 20 degree weather at night and was perfectly warm. Its a perfect addition to your gear, especially if you are looking for something light and packable. The size seems to be pretty true and the color looks just like the picture, at least for the forge grey. I would totally recommend this vest. I love it!

What is center back length of a medium?

5 5

Warm!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I have always purchased Primaloft vests because I've always felt like a vest should be versatile enough to withstand wet weather, given that a vest is usually worn in those "not sure what kind of a day this is going to be" situations. But, there is truly something to be said about Patagonia's down. This jacket seems to surpass any Primaloft vest I have in warmth by far.
It's new to me, so time will tell how well it will hold up, (another concern I have with down) but so far this is very impressive in the warmth category.