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Better Sweater Fleece Vest - Women's

4.714285714285714 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
Color:Nouveau Green


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Better Sweater Fleece Vest

When you want a cool weather vest that can do it all, your wardrobe calls for Patagonia’s Better Sweater Fleece vest. Its sleek heathered knit face can layer over your favorite flannel or fit smoothly under a hardshell for rainy-day hiking performance. With a classic wool aesthetic reminiscent of a woodsy fall cabin retreat, the Better Sweater vest augments your cold-weather apparel with timeless style and reliable performance.


  • An insulating vest that transitions seamlessly from town to trail
  • Midweight fleece material insulates for core warmth
  • Flat seams and slim cut ensure bulk-free layering
  • Fleece style interior provides extra-soft comfort
  • Zippered handwarmer pockets keep fingers toasty
  • Feathered knit fabric affords classic wool aesthetic
  • Fair Trade Certified sewing, bluesign-approved and recycled fabrics
  • Item #PAT032Q
Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed, Responsibly Sourced
100% recycled polyester
Fleece Weight
Center Back Length
[small] 25in
2 hand
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 7 ratings

Review Summary

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3 out of 5 stars

April 6, 2024

Too long

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:

This vest would best suit a woman with a long torso. I wear petite clothes. It was too long for me. But it was of excellent quality. Unfortunately, I had to return it. I guess I don't fit Patagonia clothes - back to LL Bean and Orvis for me.

5 out of 5 stars

February 8, 2024

Patagonia Fleece Vest

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 2"

This vest is terrific! Comfortable fit; warm; great color; and, it goes with everything! I usually wear an extra small in jackets; however, I ordered a size up so that my heavier sweaters would fit under the vest more comfortably.

Barbara T
5 out of 5 stars

May 20, 2023

Love Patagonia's Better Sweater Fleece

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 3"

This is the second Better Sweater vest I've purchased and I also have the jacket. Great weight, great fit, super comfortable. I have one in small that I use over light layers and one in medium that I use over heavier layers.

Leslie R
5 out of 5 stars

February 1, 2023

Warm & Comfy

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 7"

Recently wore this on a hike and it’s a great addition to my collection of Patagonia. In 42 degrees w/ the sun out, this vest was extremely comfortable, warm and breathable. Just wore it with a long sleeve tee and leggings and I was able to hike and not get over heated.

Norma P
5 out of 5 stars

December 27, 2020

Great layering piece!

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 3"

Love Patagonia! Their products are such great quality and I've had pieces by them that last 10 years plus! Bit pricey for a vest, so bought this during a holiday sale and absolutely love it. I'm 5'3", 115 lbs and a size small fit perfectly over sweaters and under my coat. I wear it in the house or as a layer when going out. Perfect piece!

Michelle B
5 out of 5 stars

October 6, 2020

Favorite Item of Clothing

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 6"

I already had this vest in grey and now just purchased in black (so I have some advice since I have had it in another color for years). I'd say it runs TTS - I am 138lb, 34B, 28 waist and medium fits me perfectly. Size up if you want it looser and more oversized, but the medium is fitted but comfortable for me (not tight). Thought the black would be a bit speckled based on some pictures but it's pure black which I love. It looks really flattering on. It's warm but very lightweight. I wouldn't recommend if you're hoping it will keep you warm in super cold weather - I'd say it's perfect for fall in Colorado (where I am) or in winter time I sometimes wear it under a heavy coat to provide extra warmth. Good quality, feels soft. One tip - I washed/dried my grey vest a ton and it pilled badly and is not as soft anymore. I'm planning on taking better care of this black one and not drying it. I think you could still wash on cold/delicate but just hang to dry. One of my staple pieces of clothing, I wear it ALL the time. Go for it!

Jaime K
5 out of 5 stars

April 30, 2020

Great vest

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 7"

Has become part of my nursing uniform in clinic. Got a size up as I'm pregnant and wanted something it to fit around the bump! Customer service was impeccable as well!

Aubrey B