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Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip - Men's

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    The look of a sweater with the feel of a fleece.

    When you want the heat-trapping power of fleece, but you don’t want to look like a wooly bugger, reach for the Men’s Patagonia 1/4-Zip Better Sweater. It has a knit exterior for a clean, sharp look and a fleecy heat-holding interior. It is warm enough to wear as a jacket in cool weather, but when things get really chilly, you can wear it under a shell as a midlayer. Raglan sleeves lend to the athletic aesthetic and keep you comfortable when you’re slinging a pack across campus or to a remote hot spring.

    • A well-rounded fleece for everyday wear in town and in the mountains
    • Sweater-knit face with fleece interior with heathered yarns
    • Dyed with low-impact processes to reduce the use of dyestuffs
    • Quarter-zip pullover design with stand-up collar
    • Raglan sleeves promote mobility and remain comfortable under a pack
    • Flat-seam construction reduces bulk and helps prevent chafing
    • Classic regular fit with shape-holding trim at cuffs and hem
    • Item #PAT00WW

    Tech Specs

    Material
    100% polyester fleece
    Fleece Weight
    midweight
    Fit
    regular
    Pockets
    1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    17.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Great Gift for Dad

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

    I recently purchased the Better Sweater is Stonewash for my Dad for his birthday, he loves these fleeces. He already has it in the Classic Red and Bleached Stone and lives in them, so I figured another color would be great to add to his wardrobe. The Better Sweaters fit great and last forever, they look great even after being washed a lot of times. I am sure this won't be the last Better Sweater I purchase.

    Warmer than I thought!

    • Fit: True to size

    This sweater is classic Patagonia quality, it's super soft fleece inside with a nice tight knit outer and understated design. I am also surprised at how warm this thing is for being what I assumed was a light jacket. The fit is a little boxy for me, but this is consistent with the rest of Patagonia's jackets so no surprises or cons here. Really nice sweater for throwing on anytime anywhere.

    Best Sweater

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    Great casual fit for a night out on the town or a windy day out at the winery. Compliments well over at simple button shirt or flannel.

    Love the better sweater

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    This is still hands down one of my favorite items. Great for shoulder season evenings, or as a mid layer in the dead of winter. The fabric is soft, warm, a little stretchy, and perfect for just about anything. Not an overly boxy fit, but if you are looking for something with a slimmer cut, check out the Patagonia Performance Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket.

    Everyone should have one

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    Such a great sweater for cold days in New England. Get a lot of complaints when I wear this sweater to work. Very warm and stylish piece. I find the lightweight version of this better for skiing and snowboarding. This does keep you warm and breathes well so I'm sure it would do fine as a technical piece. This makes an excellent gift.

    Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    I purchased this for my Dad for Christmas and he loves it. He isn't usually a sweatshirt person, but said that the Better Sweater is comfortable, fits well and is warm.

    Warm and stylish.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    This is a great fleece and I can not recommend it enough. I am about 5'8'' 155lbs and went with a Medium for a nice relaxed fit. It is big enough to fit a flannel under, but not so big it looks sloppy.

    If you have any questions on sizing give me a call or shoot me an email!
    Nicholas R. Johnson
    Account Manager
    O: 801-204-4690
    nicjohnson@backcountry.com

    Gifted one

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I have one of these and love it. So I decided to gift one to my father in law. He likes the midweight feel so he can layer with a vest or wear his long sleeve shirts underneath. The color choices are great, you can find one for anyone. We both have the XL. If I wanted this specifically as a midlayer to wear under winter gear I would get an L.

    A Staple

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    This is a great piece to have whether you're needing to stay a little bit warmer during the Spring or Fall or even need a good midlayer in the Winter. I found that air permeates somewhat easily through mine in the Nickel colorway so I almost prefer this more as a midlayer that goes under a shell. Great piece though, worth the money!

    Great Layering or Standalone Piece

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    On par with their usual fit, it's a bit boxy/regular, but isn't baggy by any means. Great layering piece if you want to throw a button down underneath or can easily be worn with just a t-shirt underneath. Comfortable, stylish, and quality materials make this a great pick up and a solid go to.

    Good and comfy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    Good for chilly days. Runs a little tight in the shoulders and arms. Everything else fits good. No zipper pockets though. Overall, not to bad. I will get the full zip next cause of ease of use next time.

    Patagonia better sweater

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    It’s great but if you have broad shoulders it doesn’t give you much room under the arms and fits snug. So going up a size is a good idea.

    Soft and warm

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    Gave as a Christmas gift. Very comfortable and diverse for any activity. The fabric is breathable and soft, while also keeping you warm for any winter activities.

    Best Sweater

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    The Patagonia Better Sweater has lived up to the expectation. I dig the 1/4 zip for ease of cooling off on a mild hike or ski day, and it looks good.

    These things live up to the hype

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    The better sweater is probably the most popular fleece at least in the past few years. They fit great, look great and keep you warm. I love this things and it's my go to!!! I'd buy 10 of these if I could afford it.

    Carbon color?

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    This is an awesome piece of clothing to have, so 5 stars for quality but I ordered the color carbon as it looks more grey in the picture, but the actual sweater is a dark green.

    One of My Favorites...comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    I wear this as a sweater...and find it to be very comfortable and warm. Bought the light grey one and it looks great. It runs a tad big. I'm usually an XL and this is about 10%-15% bigger than I'd like both in the sleeves and the length. For me the Large is snug--so I find the sizing to be a bit odd; most other Patagonia XL apparel fit me well.
    The question that I can't respond to yet is how does it wear from a longevity perspective since that's why I've bought so many Patagonia items.
    A Nano Puff over this in the winter and you can go most anywhere socially or otherwise and be warm.