For argument's sake, there's nothing more uncomfortable than climbing in a gym that's both clammy and cold. However, thanks to the Patagonia Women's Performance Better Sweater Fleece Jacket, you're able to cut the chill and climb on without peeling your jacket off. And while you may be thinking that the Performance Better Sweater Fleece Jacket bears a striking resemblance to its big sister, this jacket differentiates itself with a lighter weight material and Polartec Power Stretch side panels that wick moisture, dry quickly, and assure unobstructed mobility. The princess seams, drop tail, and slim fit offer a chic look, while the zippered hand pockets secure necessities like your phone or snacks.
- A lightweight performance fleece for climbing, hiking, or yoga
- Cozy fleece with stretch panels for warmth and mobility
- Princess seams and drop tail provide a slimming look
- Stand-up collar cuts the cold when temperatures get chilly
- Patagonia creates clothes that meld style with mountain-inspired functionality
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- Fit: True to size
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Patagonia Performance Better Sweater
cozy when the wind blows
My go-to jacket for fall
....and it will be be my go-to layer come winter!
Feels like a hug. Performs like a dream.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: xs
I'm a sucker for jackets. Patagonia is one of my all time favorite makers-of-jackets, and I have spent a lot of hours in my Houdini this summer and the R2 has always been a cooler weather favorite. With temperatures in Utah finally dropping, this fleece has quickly made it to a top choice in my jacket rotation.
The first thing I noticed is that when I slip it on it fells like a warm fuzzy hug. The inside is super cozy fleece that feels AWESOME--it's honestly the jacket I reach for every morning when I go out back to grab eggs (and the pockets are nice and big!) I'm pretty slim, and most Patagonia jackets tend to fit a bit more on the boxy side--not this one. It's slim fit, and the stretch panels on the side not only allow for movement when hiking or climbing, but give it a flattering silhouette also (I like the fit so much more than the R2 fleece from a couple years ago).
It's thick enough that it really keeps the chill off when I'm up in the cool mountain air, but not so thick that it limits physical activity or range of motion. I think this is going to be a new favorite for winter running, a great mid-layer when it really gets cold, and I think it will be perfect for winter climbing trips in the desert.
One last thing I want to talk about that is never mentioned enough, it the no-stink-factor with so many of Patagonia's layers. I've worn this up a few peaks in the last month, and then throw it on to run errands around town, because it still smells great :)
The Performance Better Sweater Fleece is a definite must have for your jacket collection.