Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50

Detail Images

  • Patagonia - On-Model Front
  • Patagonia - Back
  • Patagonia - On-Model Back
  • Patagonia - On-Model Front
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Classic Navy
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Stonewash
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Black
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Mako Blue
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Matcha Green
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - New Adobe
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Bleached Stone/Pale Khaki
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Dark Walnut
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Pale Khaki
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Nickel/Forge Grey
  • Patagonia - On-Model Front -
  • Patagonia - Back -
  • Patagonia - On-Model Back -
  • Patagonia - On-Model Front -

Current Color

  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Classic Navy
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Stonewash
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Black
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Mako Blue
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Matcha Green
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - New Adobe
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Bleached Stone/Pale Khaki
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Dark Walnut
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Pale Khaki
  • Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's - Nickel/Forge Grey

Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's

sale $79.99 - $99.00

Free 2-Day shipping on orders over $50. Learn More

Select a Size:

Select options
  • Select options
    • XS
    • S
    • M
    • L
    • XL
    • XXL

    Select a Color:

    Select options
  • Select options
    • Classic Navy
    • Stonewash
    • Black
    • Mako Blue
    • Matcha Green
    • New Adobe
    • Bleached Stone/Pale Khaki
    • Dark WalnutPast season color
    • Pale KhakiPast season color
    • Nickel/Forge GreyPast season color
    4.55140

    140 Reviews

    Details

    Better Sweater 1/4-Zip

    When you want the heat-trapping power of fleece, but you don’t want to look like a wooly bugger, reach for the Men’s Patagonia 1/4-Zip Better Sweater. It has a knit exterior for a clean, sharp look and a fleecy heat-holding interior. It is warm enough to wear as a jacket in cool weather, but when things get really chilly, you can wear it under a shell as a midlayer. Raglan sleeves lend to the athletic aesthetic and keep you comfortable when you’re slinging a pack across campus or to a remote hot spring.

    • A well-rounded fleece for everyday wear in town and in the mountains
    • Sweater-knit face with fleece interior with heathered yarns
    • Dyed with low-impact processes to reduce the use of dyestuffs
    • Quarter-zip pullover design with stand-up collar
    • Raglan sleeves promote mobility and remain comfortable under a pack
    • Flat-seam construction reduces bulk and helps prevent chafing
    • Classic regular fit with shape-holding trim at cuffs and hem
    • Item #PAT00WW

    Tech Specs

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

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    The best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 245lbs

    I often regret purchases, this isn’t one of those moments. I love the fleece by Patagonia. It makes for great layering, really warm, comfortable and a great fit. Definitely suggest it

    Love the brand and love this top!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I've always loved Patagonia! And the more I buy items they make, the more impressed I am with them. My new Better Sweater is already one of my favorites! It was a little thicker than I imagined - making it warmer than expected - but it's soft, it fit perfectly, and the pocket and collar construction are just great! Hard to imagine that this top could be any better... seriously!

    Great item

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I love this sweater it is good in all types but of weather can wear inside as well. Highly recommend this item.

    Dad's 4th Better Sweater

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

    I purchased this as a gift for my dad, it is his 4th Better Sweater... safe to say, he loves them. Here is what he has to say about his Better Sweaters:

    "This will be my fourth purchase of a “Better Sweater” from Patagonia, I really love this versatile piece of clothing. These sweaters are as at home going out to dinner as they are kayaking or cross country skiing. I use mine as a single layer in moderate temperatures, or an additional layer under shells in colder weather. The ¼ zip which I prefer allows for quick ventilation or additional warmth when needed as well. Sizing is true to size on these sweaters and I would suggest to hang them to dry rather than exposing to high heat in the dryer, this minimizes the pilling and the wear on the fabric. Great product!!"

    Fantastic gift idea

    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    Feedback from my best friend after I ordered one as a Christmas gift for him:

    "Patagonia continues to impress with its comfort, professional line of fleece sweaters. So much so that I bought this in multiple colors.

    Light on the body with maximum warmth and durability. Extremely comfortable and loose, yet fitted in the right places. As always, highly recommended."

    Great look and Fit

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    You really can’t go wrong with Patagonia . I’ve bought this for both my mother and father and they love them. You can wear it casual with gym clothes for a hike or dress it up with khakis for work. Fit is true to size and they last forever!

    Better Sweater!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XXL
    • Height: 6'6"
    • Weight: 260lbs

    Another perfect garment from Patagonia! Seriously, what's not to like? Must try one if you haven't already , well worth the price and you won't be disappointed.

    fantastic!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    The fit is perfect (size small for 5 foot 6 male). It is warmer than expected which is great to pair with lighter or shell type jackets in the winter. Also, color is perfect. Went with the bleached stone.

    Perfect gift for dad

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    Gave it as a gift to dad and he loved it for the cool days and cold nights in the mountains. He's been sporting it around the house as well. Says it fits and layers well.

    Can't go wrong!

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

    Such a great, versatile piece that can be worn year round. Can't really go wrong with this! Originally sized up to a M, but returned for a S as it does run TTS. If you like a looser, slightly baggy look (or plan to wear thicker layers under) you could size up.

    Arms too fitted

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XXL
    • Height: 6'4"
    • Weight: 250lbs

    Fits well in shoulders and length-wise but the arms (especially wrist to elbow) are too fitted!

    Warm and comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    Use to wear in the city and also when I got hiking. It keeps me nice and warm no complaints. Its a great fleece jacket will end up buying more in different colors.

    An investment for life

      There’s a certain standard of quality that every Patagonia product lives up to, and the better sweater is no exception. The quality is outstanding, and the fit is sublime. In terms of warmth, the better sweater feels more like merino wool than poly. Which is nothing short of impressive, but then again, what more do we expect from Patagonia?