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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

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    Nice sweater fleece

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I purchased this as a nicer fleece to wear golfing and around town. It is a little warmer than expected but it isn't uncomfortably warm. I found the fit true to size. I typically wear a medium and the medium fit perfectly.

    So Freaking Warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    This is my camping sweater. It's SO WARM, it's crazy. I worked in the outdoor industry and war this on my coldest winter nights, and it doubles as a great pillow!

    Beautiful!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I absolutely love my "better sweater". I purchased the pelican color- it's exactly as pictured, with gold and sage speckles on a cream base. Runs small, I ordered a medium and would normally wear a small in other similar products. It fits perfect! The only disappointment is that it does not have pockets other than the small pocket on the left upper arm! The cut is great, and the back sits low enough to wear with leggings!

    12/10 Fleece Sweater

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

    Got this for my wife. She really likes it and tries to wear it as much as she can. She was surprised by the warmth of it. On chilly days it really helps to stay warm and cozy. She said the sizing was true to size for her. She is in between a small and medium and she went with the medium due to what others had said about sizing. When she put it on, initially she thought it was a touch too big but decided to stick with it as she would prefer a sweater that fits a little more on the "cozy side".

    Very warm, but a tad bulky...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I usually never complain about a Patagonia product. I love 'em all. But this one could use some modifications. I feel like the arms are bulky. It's really tough to push the sleeves up and get anything done. It's great otherwise, incredibly warm, great for layering under a rain jacket, perfect for hikes. But if you want to do dishes in it, it's a pain, there's no stretch to it. Oh also, that little pocket on the left arm is useless. I'd prefer a hidden pocket down near the hip area.

    Absolutely love this "really is better"

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Xl
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I have been wearing this sweater for days!! The arctic blast is not getting me! I wasn't sure at first but I'm in love! Warm comfortable and cute!!! The pelican color is beautiful!

    Happy customer!

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

    I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I bought 2 pairs of these quarter zips for my mom, and she loves them. She said they're warm but don't make you feel over-stuffed like some layers do. She wears them for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, and walking the dog under a light jacket most of the time, and she says it's perfect.

    Great quarter zip!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I like the slim fit of this sweater as it doesnt make you look too boxy. I had the los gatos quarter zip before this, and the collar wouldnt stay down. I bought this since it was on sale, and I am much happier with this purchase. Might have to buy in more colors!

    Warmest sweater!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'1"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I love how comfy and warm this sweater is but I hate how long the sleeves are. I have this sweater and the retool sweater and both sleeves go well beyond my hands. My only complaint. But I get Im a pretty short girl. But nonetheless it’s kind of a bummer.

    Love, love, love!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    Perfect fit. Casual but can wear to work also. Comfy and warm-- definitely want more colors!

    New favorite fleece

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I have been debating if I wanted to this fleece for years and I finally made the decision to do so! I am so happy I spent the money on this jacket. It is slim fitting so you may want to consider going up a size, unless you want it to be snug. I got a size small and it is a little tight in the arms, but I wanted that for layering.

    Another 5 Star

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Patagonia keeps making the best fleeces. This is no different. Comfy fit, comfy style, comfy fabric. Wearing it right now as I type this. Wish I could wear it every day.

    Girlfriend wears it everyday

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"

    My girlfriend runs cold. This sweater in the color pelican made for a perfect gift. We're actually the same size so I still it and love it too! Also, we've both spilled on it kind of a lot? The thing doesn't stain though! All that we'd hoped it would be and more.

    I am 5’4” and 118 pounds. What size would you recommend getting?

    Hi Sarah, You can check out the size chart above if you need more info. But this item and most Patagonia products run pretty true to size so you should be good to go with whatever size you normally wear in clothing!

    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!