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

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  • Beluga, XXS
    $119.00
  • Beluga, XS
    $119.00
  • Beluga, S
    $119.00
  • Beluga, M
    $119.00
  • Beluga, L
    $119.00
  • Beluga, XL
    $119.00
  • Beluga, XXL
    $119.00
  • Hawthorne Blue, XXS
    $119.00
  • Berlin Blue, L
    $119.00
  • Berlin Blue, M
    $119.00
  • Berlin Blue, S
    $119.00
  • Berlin Blue, XL
    $119.00
  • Berlin Blue, XS
    $119.00
  • Berlin Blue, XXS
    $119.00
  • Chicory Red, L
    $119.00
  • Chicory Red, M
    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
  • Regen Green, L
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
  • Gypsum Green, M
    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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    $119.00
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  • Piki Green, XS
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  • Piki Green, M
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Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket

When you love the classic look and trusted warmth of wool, but you want something better for outdoor activities, the Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket makes an ideal eco-friendly alternative. Made with 100% recycled polyester and a low-impact dye process, the Better Sweater is better for you and for Mother Nature.

  • A performance midlayer with a classic wool aesthetic
  • Polyester fleece insulates and manages moisture
  • Soft fleece interior adds comfort while active or lounging
  • Flat seams and slim fit ensure bulk-free layering
  • Zippered sleeve pocket secures keys and cash
  • 1/4-zip pullover style enhances offers convenient ventilation
  • Patagonia is committed to using low impact dye processes in its products
  • Item #PAT032P

Material
100% recycled polyester
Fleece Weight
midweight
Fit
slim
Length
hip
Pockets
1 zippered sleeve
Claimed Weight
13.8oz
Recommended Use
skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, hiking, climbing, casual
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 1

Used product

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size

I am extremely disappointed in Backcountry. I purchased the Women's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece and what I received was a refurbished product. This should have been disclosed in the product information. When I received the product it was very obvious that it was not the top quality you expect from Patagonia/Backcountry. I am returning the sweater and will never make another purchase from Backcountry!

>Rating: 4

Love it!

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 3"
Weight
150 lbs

This is the first pullover I’ve ordered in the “better sweater” style. I read a lot of reviews that said it ran small. (I’m typically a medium in other Patagonia pullovers I have). I sized up to a large. The large is actually pretty big, I’m not sure if different colors run smaller, but I ordered the “woolly blue” and it’s pretty oversized in the shoulders and the body. It’s even long enough I could wear with leggings. I feel like it may look awkward with jeans because it’s so long. Definitely a different fit for sure! I think I could size down to the medium and still have a loose fit. For reference I’m 5’3, 150lbs and typically a small-medium in tops and 6-8 in jeans. Maybe people who are saying to size up are more busty than I am? I would stick with your normal size unless you want a baggy/oversized fit. I wanted it to be loose enough to wear a shirt under, but not baggy. I will probably keep to wear with leggings because I don’t want to deal with the return process and it was a good price.

>Rating: 5

warm layer for 40 degrees Spring weather

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 1"
Weight
130 lbs

Warm layer with just a t-shirt for Spring in Colorado. Form-fitting especially around the arms but keep your arms warm.

>Rating: 5

Warm And Comfy

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 2"

Great buy and warm - washes well and looks like brand new each time !!

>Rating: 4

Odd fit.

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 3"
Weight
158 lbs

I ordered this sweater in a M. should I have? No. I wanted a particular color and it was only available in XXS, S, M. I am on the fence with sizing both top and bottom, and I straddle M and L on most sizing charts. I am bigger around the middle (thanks kids!) than I should be in relation to the rest of my measurements; I am perfectly M across the top, XL in the middle , and L at the hip. So, buying tops is a nightmare. Based on my experience with Patagonia, they have made tops/jackets that fit well enough I fully expected to be pushing the limits of my ability to fit a M, but the fit on this thing is just bizarre. I loved the color, loved the style, it's super soft. It is described as fitted, and its is...through the body. The length is good, which is another problem I run into. It fits below a low waist, but not as far as a proper hip. The shoulders and arms are a completely different story. If the body of this top is good on you, the rest is simply going to be too big. Where the body was tight enough to show my inny through, the shoulders and arms still had some room, enough for a lightweight base layer. The arms are long enough to cover half my hand. (My ape index is 1:1) I know I'm just asking for it, but I ordered another in a L. Bottom line: It's quality. Give it a try. Don't hold your breath.

>Rating: 2

I was sold worn wear instead of new!

I paid $45.18, which I should have known was too good to be true. What I got was worn wear, although that was not mentioned anywhere in the product description or sale price and backcountry doesn't have Patagonia listed under results for a worn wear search. The jacket is in excellent condition. On Patagonia's site it would have cost $53, judging from another better sweater women's zips there. So, I got about 15% off, and I suppose I should feel good about reuse. Still, I do feel taken in since I didn't get what I thought I had bought. Another reviewer noticed receiving worn wear at a sale price but I skipped over that review until now. Look for a worn wear tag on the inside seam of the jacket to see what you got if you buy it on sale. The drop of 3 stars is for back country's sleazy behavior.

>Rating: 5

Sizing can be tricky

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 11"
Weight
150 lbs

I was so indecisive to get S over M. This is my first Patagonia garment. They are so popular here in the Northeast. I am 5ft11in and with an athletic build. I have broad shoulders and certainly am not a Size Small in most brands. I expected the M to be more slim but I guess the room will come in handy when I have to wear a long sleeve underneath. I would say this is true to size. The color I picked is beautiful and so versatile. I look forward to adventures with this sweater. Hope this review is helpful!

>Rating: 5

Great Fleece

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

I was a little nervous as some reviews said it was tight in the shoulders. I'm built pretty athletically (big shoulders, small bust). This fits me great - shoulders, arm length, length overall. The weight and color are on point. It's looks nice enough I can get away with wearing it (remotely) to work(and probably in person once we're released). I'm excited to adventure in it!

>Rating: 4

Cute but a little tighter than expected

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

I usually fit a Medium with Patagonia products. This fits, but is a little tighter than expected mostly around the arms, shoulders and chest. Getting a long sleeve under it was a bit tricky and I definitely wouldn't be able to put more than that on underneath. That being said, with a light tshirt underneath, I like how it fits, so I'm keeping it. It's pretty warm for how light it is, and love the colour.

>Rating: 5

Perfect - and TTS!

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

I was so nervous to order my usual size after reading all the reviews about this running small. But it fits perfectly fine! I have a large chest (DDD) and bigger arms, but did not find my movement restricted at all in this. It’s not loose enough to layer anything thick underneath, but that’s not what I bought it for. The item was new with tags and shipped quickly. 5’5”, 138lb, purchased size M.

>Rating: 3

Cozy, but a little suffocating

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
175 lbs

Normally a Large in sweaters. I have broad shoulders, 5'9, 175lbs. It's a little boxy and runs tight in the shoulders/arm area.

>Rating: 5

warm

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>Rating: 5

Love it

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
165 lbs

I love this sweater and will be buying more in other colors! It is fitted, but still roomy. I could wear it over a t-shirt or a fitted long sleeve, but not over a thick long sleeve or sweater. If you want it more lose fitting and able to layer thicker long sleeves, size up! It is warm, cozy, and looks put together!

>Rating: 3

Too tight

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 5"
Weight
128 lbs

This is a beautiful sweater, but it is too athletic fit for me. I’m 5’5” 128lbs and the medium was snug without a shirt underneath. It was tight through the shoulders and the sleeves hit above the wrists. I’m not sure if it was defective or the other reviewers with same weight/height have short arms and tiny shoulders. Sending back. Seems like it would be really warm!!

>Rating: 4

Great fit

Size Bought
xs
Height
5` 0"
Weight
98 lbs

I love the color, material and warm.

>Rating: 5

Amazing soft and warm fleece!

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

I originally ordered the Medium since everyone said to size up, but when it came it was way too long in the torso and arms. I ended up exchanging for a Small (my true size) and it fits perfect and looks great.

>Rating: 1

Used Clothing for High Prices

I bought this when it was on a slight sale on 4th of July weekend. I received a used, rather than new sweater. If I'm receiving something used, the website better (a) TELL you before you purchase and (b) give you a much better deal! I'm glad Patagonia has a worn wear program, but this is unacceptable. Beware getting worn wear! This was seriously misleading - worn wear was nowhere to be found on the website, my receipt, etc.

>Rating: 4

Sizing is a bit off

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 4"
Weight
145 lbs

Runs a bit smaller than expected for most Patagonia jackets/sweaters. Works perfect as a midlayer, but if you are looking to layer under this piece you may want to size up.

>Rating: 3

Too slim across bust & arms

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 4"
Weight
132 lbs

This is really a nice sweater for slim people who are small busted. The material is really nice and the style is good. However, if you are not skinny and have more than a size B bust, this will probably not fit well. It is cut too tight across the chest and the upper arms are too tight. I am not overweight and the arms are too tight for me. It is too bad. It is a bummer to have to pay for return shipping on an item that was not designed well.

>Rating: 2

Odd fit, monkey arms

I ordered myself and three daughters this sweater as Christmas gifts for 2019. I tried mine on to gage if I had ordered the others the correct size. Holy cow, it was a awful fit! Monkey arms!!! Mine will be returned, but will see if the others fit the girls at Christmas only because Back Country person I spoke with said they could still be returned after Christmas if in original packaging. That in itself made me want to continue to be a back county customer.