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
What do you think about this product?
August 22, 2019
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.
May 23, 2019
Great thin vest
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.
May 15, 2019
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March 30, 2019
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!
March 30, 2019
Comfortable and Warm Enough
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.
January 24, 2019
Should of bought a bigger size
My niece loves it but I wish I would of bought it in a size bigger because it seemed to run very small/snug
January 10, 2019
I thought this would work, but
This has great potential but one of the arm holes is much larger than the other and gapes.
January 8, 2019
Closet must have
Stylish and warm! Looks so great for a casual day out but functional for layering on the mountain.
January 3, 2019
Grandma Loves It!
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.
December 21, 2018
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.
December 6, 2018
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
November 23, 2018
Solid, Classy Looking Vest
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" --
November 20, 2018
My mom always wanted one of these jackets so I had to get one for her and as expected she loves it!
November 8, 2018
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?!
November 6, 2018
Super nice vest!
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.
October 17, 2018
Essential Vest for Fall and Winter
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!
October 11, 2018
Perfect for layering!
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!
October 2, 2018
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.
April 26, 2018
Perfect vest for my mother. Great for cold mornings in AZ playing golf and nice enough to wear out around town when she needs to.
March 7, 2018
My mom loves this sweater, She wears it walking outside and in the office. Looks great and perfect for keeping the core warm.