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

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Performance Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket

The Men's Performance Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket combines the casual styling of Patagonia's staple sweater with Polartec's Power Stretch fleece for better performance whether you're skiing or hiking. Worn as a midlayer, the Performance Better Sweater's Power Stretch sides ensure mobility and moisture management to keep you comfy from first chair to last. A sweater-knit torso makes this sweater suitable for relaxing in the city, too.

  • Patagonia's staple fleece redesigned for skiing
  • Sweater-knit torso styled for the streets
  • Polartec Power Stretch sides for mountain-worthy mobility
  • Quarter-zip front enhances ventilation
  • Elastic cuffs and hem assure a secure fit
  • Media pocket stores your smartphone and headphones
  • Item #PAT01TD

Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp
Material
[torso] 100% polyester sweater-knit fleece, [sides] Polartec Power Stretch (86% polyester, 14% spandex)
Fit
slim
Length
hip
Pockets
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered media
Claimed Weight
13.2 oz
Recommended Use
casual, skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Love it!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 0"
Weight
165 lbs

The sweater runs a little small but if you plan accordingly, you’ll love it. It seems like excellent quality, very warm, and looks great.

>Rating: 5

Great so far

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
180 lbs

I ordered this after a long search for a lightweight 1/4 zip fleece to wear everyday. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and have worn it almost every day. I own a ton of Patagonia gear but have never had a Better Sweater. The material has a nicer and softer finish than I expected. The fit really surprised me! As others note it is form fitting, similar to a baselayer. It really hugs you. I’d say it runs true to size if you’re expecting a very trim fit. Sleeves and length are right. That said I’m quite happy with it. I work in construction and wanted a go-to midlayer. Works well over a wool baselayer or a Capilene tee. Also feels pretty darn good with nothing under it. One great feature is that it does NOT ride up when I raise my arms over my head. I’ve never owned a fleece that did that. Thanks, side panels.

>Rating: 5

Great Sweater

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 9"
Weight
170 lbs

I love this Patagonia sweater! It’s lightweight, comfortable, and keeps you really warm! I purchased this in order to have a “go-to” sweater and now I no longer wear any other sweater. You can really wear it anywhere, whether that is hiking, going out with friends, going to the gym, or even at home. It is fantastic quality and provides as a great layer for windy or snowy conditions. It also has a little pocket that I can use as well to store my phone, wallet, or keys. You will not regret this purchase and I definitely would want to buy this again.

>Rating: 4

Slim Performance fit

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 2"
Weight
185 lbs

I prefer the slimmer performance fit over Patagonia's regular fit. The only thing missing is side pockets. I still enjoy wearing it casually or for chilly morning runs.

>Rating: 5

Best Sweater

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 6"
Weight
145 lbs

First Patagonia sweater i've owned and it's perfect. Love the form fit and the size is true. Definitely keeps you warm on chilly days but best to layer up on colder ones.

>Rating: 4

Form Fitting and warm

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

Love the warmth without the bulk! Goes great over thermals or just a “T.” Mine sees use year around whether under my Snowshot or torrent shell or as a cool fall or spring day layer. Just a note - this is form fitting and works great where you want a full range of motion but need warmth

>Rating: 1

not true to size

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
210 lbs

I used the sizing recommendations and ordered XL, which for me is always a good fit in most garments. The sweater arrived and not only was it too tight around the torso, but strangely it was too long. So it didn't fit in either direction. very disappointed.

>Rating: 5

Performance Sweater

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
185 lbs

More slimmer fit compared to the Better Sweater. Almost a 1/2 zip compared to a 1/4 zip. Cant go wrong with this one and looks professional as well.

>Rating: 5

So Warm and Professional

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 8"
Weight
160 lbs

Love that it is practical but can also be paired with a button-up shirt for a professional look. This is so warm. I usually wear a medium, but bought a large to make it less fitted and allow for layers.

>Rating: 4

Runs small

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
208 lbs

If you like your clothes tight, this is for you. Shoulders and arms were too tight. Everything else seemed fine. Feels good and looks good. Go one size up if you want more mobility. Had to return it.

>Rating: 5

Its even better

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

Great addition to the Patagonia Better Sweater line. With a slimmer fit and the 3/4 zip, it is the perfect casual layer for a brisk fall day, or when the office air conditioner is on full blast. I really love how the sides are a thinner product to reduce the classic sweater bulk, without losing much warmth from the original.