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Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket - Women's

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    Better than your sweater.

    The Patagonia Women's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Pullover is better for skiing, hiking, and camping than most sweaters. A slim fit pulls this sweater's soft fleece closer to your body for more comfort, and it's easier to layer your ski shell or rain jacket over. Patagonia added a 1/4-zip front in case you work up a sweat, and the zippered sleeve pocket secures your valuables.

    • An all-around performer for hiking, climbing, and skiing
    • Better Sweater fabric insulates and manages moisture
    • Soft fleece interior provides additional warmth
    • 1/4-zip front pullover design for easy ventilation
    • Slim fit reduces bagginess for easy layering
    • Patagonia is committed to producing sustainable outdoor gear
    • Item #PAT010V

    Tech Specs

    Material
    100% polyester
    Fit
    slim
    Length
    hip
    Claimed Weight
    13 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Very universal

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

    This sweater can be used in so many situations. Best of course for outdoor activities where you want a quality material and one that will keep you warm, but also very good looking and can dress up as well. This sweater will last forever, so I'm guessing most get board of it before the product fails.

    Comfy and Warm

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I purchased this as a gift for my sister and she had this to say about the sweater. The Patagonia Better Sweater fit is exactly how the sizing guide estimated my size to be. It is roomy in the sleeves which is good for a pullover so that it's not restricting your arms. I got her the large so that the slim fit of the body wouldn't be too tight around the midsection. She wouldn't recommend wearing anything bulky underneath though, one because of how warm the sweater is but also it would feel more snug. But she is loving it! If you want to keep your loved ones warm and comfy the Patagonia Better Sweater can do just that.

    10/10 would recommend

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'00"
    • Weight: 115lbs

    Gave this to my friend as a birthday. Let me tell you it was a winner! Her words: "I now understand why this sweater was given its name. I wear this sweater ALL. THE. TIME. It’s so soft and easy to wear! It is tighter than I was expecting so plan for that. Overall: 10/10 would recommend."

    COZY PULLOVER

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: M
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 115lbs

    GIFT FOR DAUGHTER AND SHE WANTS ANOTHER ONE IN DIFFERENT COLOR. LOVES IT !!

    You Can't Go Wrong

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

    I have had my better sweaters for almost three years and they look brand new. They are built to last- and will never go out of style. This sweater is super warm and I love to wear them as layering pieces or just on their own. It is soft and very comfortable too!

    So warm and comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: M
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    The better sweater is one of my favorite layering pieces of the season. It's warm, flattering and I love the colors.

    love it

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I've had my Better Sweater since March, and I can easily say it's the most-worn item of clothing I own. I can wear it to work or on a hike, as a jacket on a cooler day, and under a coat for an extra layer of warmth when it's really cold. It's super comfortable, doesn't restrict movement, and is warm, but not too warm to wear all day. It has pilled up a little bit on the forearms, but that's easily taken care of with a sweater stone. I usually wear a small in shirts, but sized up to a medium in this since my shoulders are a little bit broad, and so I could wear layers under it.

    A Timeless Classic

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

    Got this for my mom and she really enjoys it. Says the sweater has a perfect fit. Fits great over the top of her shirts and under her puffy. It is so warm and cozy but also light - it's perfect for cooler weather. She loves it

    It Is The Better Sweater

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

    Gave this to my mom as a gift. This is what she said about it. This should be called the "Best Sweater" It really is better than all other sweaters! It is soft and warm and washes up great! Looking forward to many years of wearing this!

    Love Patagonia

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I have two of these fleeces- size S & M and I think the medium fits better. There's a little more room for layering underneath vs. the small which is a bit more fitted. I'm typically size small in Patagonia fleeces and jackets but this Better Sweater is a bit more snug.

    This is a great piece for cold ski days. I only need one thin base layer underneath the fleece and then my shell jacket- this fleece is super warm and very comfortable.

    Earning Its Name

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

    I gave as a gift, here's what they had to say:

    Such a cute sweater to dress up or down. Fits beautifully and is light weight enough to wear in between seasons!

    Great for camping!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    Bought this for my wife and she thinks this is ideal for camping. Doesn't leave home without it. Great slim fit and incredibly comfy. Even wore it all night during some relay races and was pleasantly surprised never ever being cold.

    Slim fit

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'2"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    Really soft sweater. The only reason I am writing a review is to warn buyers that it is a slim fit and to definitely size up. I am usually a size XS/S in Patagonia but found the Medium was still a little small for me.

    Better than my other sweaters

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    Super comfortable fleece and and a cozy layering piece. I typically wear medium in all of Patagonia clothes and most other brands. This sweater seems a little on the tighter side. Next time, I might size up one if I want a looser sweater fit.

    So comfortable!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    It definitely runs small, so if you're debating between two sizes, size up one. Otherwise though the quality is amazing, it's softer than expected, and it looks great.

    Soft and cozy

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    Got this for my sister and she loves it. She has worn it everyday since I gave it to her. Great gift.

    Unanswered Question

    I live in Japan. when i order, can you send to Japan? and how long and how much?
    regards,

    I am 5'7" , 135lbs with an athletic build. Would you suggest a medium?

    Hey Lyn, I am a similar size and would say a Medium would be a good fit if you wanted to layer with the sweater but if you are looking for a more snug, fitted piece the Small would be the better option. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out and give me a call. My number is 8012044694 and my email is kswistak@backcountry.com

    Looking at this sweater as well as the full zip. I'm about 5'5"-5'6" and around 110 lbs. Slim and slightly lanky. Any thoughts on XS or S?

    I'm 5'0" around 110 lbs and I got a small and it fits perfectly. It's not tight and I can wear a shirt underneath it but it's not awkwardly baggy! The length falls perfectly at my hips and I can bend over without my bum hanging out! Hopefully that gives you some perspective!

    I'm 4'10 and 105lbs and got an XS. The length is a little long for me (but is nice to wear with leggings!) as well as the arm lengths... other than that it fits fine! I would say if you plan on really piling layers under it, go with the Small. You could get an XS if you maybe plan on just wearing a tank or thinner top underneath. Hope this helps some!