Better Sweater Fleece Vest
Once the weather starts to get a bit chilly and you pull the Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece Vest out of your closet, you probably won't put it away again until spring comes back around. This versatile vest will not only work as a standalone piece during cooler fall days, but will also be a staple of your winter layering kit for cold commutes and epic ski days alike. It's made with Patagonia's classic Better Sweater fleece, which features an ultra-soft and toasty inner fleece and a sweater-like face that gives you dressed-up everyday style in a decidedly casual package. Plus, it's now made with entirely recycled materials, so you can do a favor for the planet you'll be enjoying so much now that you've got some cozy core warmth.
- Versatile fleece vest for easy-layering warmth in chilly weather
- Soft inner fleece delivers comfy core warmth for cold day hikes
- Full-zip design makes it easy to ventilate when you heat up
- Offset shoulder seams let you comfortably carry a backpack
- Zippered pockets give you secure storage for everyday items
- Armholes and hem maintain their shape over time
- Item #PAT02Y6
- Q & A
Its recycled, but the quality suffers.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I've been a fan of Patagonia for ages, because their stuff has been super durable and super reliable WHEN it was made from virgin materials. This vest is touted as 100% recycled material, which sounds great and eco friendly, but the problem is, it's not durable, and as the picture shows, it waved and deformed along the zipper line after 1 wash. It won't lie flat when worn now, and it just looks terrible. So the dilemma now is....do I buy recycled and have to replace more often, which is pretty much compounding the problem, or should I still buy gear that is made from virgin material that will last longer than my 1 wash vest? Nice try Patagonia, but if your recycled gear is not going to last OR perform, I'll find a company's that will last 7-10 years so I don't have to recycle gear every couple years.....and add to my footprint.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 170lbs
This is a great vest to wear under a jacket as it's super thin and doesn't feel bulky under a jacket. I usually wear a large in this brand but wanted to go a size down and honestly the fit is amazing.