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Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece Vest - Women's

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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

Material
100% recycled polyester
Fleece Weight
midweight
Fit
slim
Length
hip
Pockets
2 hand
Claimed Weight
10.6oz
Recommended Use
casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Favorite Item of Clothing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 6"
Weight
138 lbs

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!

>Rating: 5

Great vest

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 7"
Weight
165 lbs

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!

>Rating: 2

Defective

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 4"
Weight
125 lbs

Returning because the armholes are cut differently. It is noticeably asymmetrical when I put it on. I am hoping this is just a defective garment. Re-ordering and crossing my fingers the replacement will be higher quality. Regardless of the symmetry issue, the armholes are cut quite roomy, so I have a feeling this would fit better on a bustier build. Will update if possible once the exchange is made.

Returning
>Rating: 5

Great thin vest

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 4"
Weight
129 lbs

I have the various types of vest from Patagonia and this one doesn’t disappoint. I wanted a thin non-bulky looking vest to wear with thin tops or sweater dress. I sized up to M based on the reviews but exchanged for size small, my normal Patagonia size. It is very stretchable and the slim fit looks the best for my intended purpose. I am 5’4”, 129lbs with broad shoulders, B-C cup.

>Rating: 5

Comfortable!

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>Rating: 5

Great gift!

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

I have one of these myself, but also think this is a great gift since it adds a layering option to anyone's closet. The versatility of the vest is really what sells it - you can layer it under a ski shell for some late spring skiing days or you can pop it over a L/S top when you are out on the town. It does fit a bit slimmer so if you want to layer it over bulky tops, I would size up!

>Rating: 5

Comfortable and Warm Enough

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 3"

This is my second Better Sweater Vest. Perfect for Los Angeles "winters" or as a layer when I visit CO. 37" chest, 28" waist, Size M. Washes well; no dryer. I can't wear scratchy materials, but this vest is quite soft, even when the high collar is zipped to the top.

>Rating: 4

Should of bought a bigger size

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 3"
Weight
125 lbs

My niece loves it but I wish I would of bought it in a size bigger because it seemed to run very small/snug

>Rating: 3

I thought this would work, but

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

This has great potential but one of the arm holes is much larger than the other and gapes.

>Rating: 5

Closet must have

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 2"
Weight
120 lbs

Stylish and warm! Looks so great for a casual day out but functional for layering on the mountain.

>Rating: 5

Grandma Loves It!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 7"
Weight
0 lbs

I gave this as a gift to my Grandma for Christmas and she loves it! She mentioned that she loved the fleece lining on the inside as well as the soft exterior that provides great warmth as a mid- layer. I bought her a large she's about 5'7" and it definitely runs true to size.

>Rating: 5

Do you have a cold torso?

Patagonia makes great stuff, but you already knew that. If your into vests, you won't do any better! I picked up one of these for my girlfriend, and she loves it. Sizing is consistent with the rest of Patagonia's lineup.

>Rating: 5

Patagonia vest

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Size Bought
Med
Height
5` 4"
Weight
135 lbs

My daughter has worn this almost non stop since we got it she loves it she says it's comfy and keeps her warm very pleased with this purchase

>Rating: 4

Solid, Classy Looking Vest

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 11"
Weight
225 lbs

I bought this for my wife, this is what she had to say "The Patagonia better sweater vest, like the other items in the Patagonia better sweater line, does not disappoint! It is an attractive layering piece that is multifunctional fall through spring. It looks great with a baselayer or flannel underneath. I do find that the better sweaters pill quite easily once washed and especially once dried, so maybe find a different way to wash your item. Otherwise, you can easily remove the pills via several methods. I love the grey color, as it never looks dirty no matter how many times or how long you wear it! It fits similarly to most other Patagonia items, if you know your size, but it seems to be a standard or almost relaxed fitting line rather than a trim fit. I am happy to have this to add to my collection" --

>Rating: 5

For Momma

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

My mom always wanted one of these jackets so I had to get one for her and as expected she loves it!

>Rating: 5

You can't go wrong!

This vest is a favorite of mine. Constructed very nicely with a versatile design, super cute, and keeps me warm. What more could you ask for?!

>Rating: 4

Super nice vest!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Height
5` 11"
Weight
195 lbs

I gave this as a gift and she had this to sat: The ad says it mimics wool and I think it does too but with the advantages of polyester. It does have a nice trim fit but that is what I want. The fabric is nice, warm and the inside is soft/fuzzy/warm to boot. Overall a great vest to add to my collection.

>Rating: 5

Essential Vest for Fall and Winter

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 7"
Weight
140 lbs

This is my new go-to piece for fall. It is perfect to wear over flannels or long-sleeve t-shirts. I normally wear a medium in Patagonia/most other brands, and this vest seems to fit true to size. The material is cozy and stretchy, without feeling bulky. The cut is typical Patagonia, which is slightly boxy. If you wanted the vest to fit more form-fitting, then maybe size down. However, if I sized-down, I think it would be too short on me. I bought this in the Pelican color, which is a tan/cream color. I was a little hesitant about the color, but it looks really good on. Highly recommend!

>Rating: 5

Perfect for layering!

Height
5` 4"
Weight
130 lbs

I always bring this vest with me for walking my dog or hiking. The pockets are convenient for carrying my phone and keys, and the fit is perfect for layering over a sweater. My go-to for skiing as well!

>Rating: 5

Everyday Vest

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
130 lbs

I use this for all of my activities. I've found it ideal as an extra layer for early morning day hikes, and walks in the park, so I can wear a base layer or a flannel under. I prefer this vest to my padded vests because it's a light way to add an extra layer. I love this particular light vest because the better sweater material feels like a cozy hoody without the weight.