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Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket - Women's

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    This sweater is better.

    Long gone are the days of moth-bitten woolen sweaters that are beyond repair: say hello to the Patagonia Women's Better Sweater Jacket. This warm fleece offers you the best of both worlds with its sweater-inspired knit and fleece interior, which is equal parts cozy and durable. Additionally, this bluesign approved fabric is spun with heathered yarns and dyed using a low-impact process that ultimately reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy, and water (in comparison to conventional dyeing processes). A stand-up collar prevents brisk winds from permeating your core warmth, while the princess seams and raglan sleeves offer unimpeded mobility—making the Better Sweater ideal for just about all activities. Meanwhile the bevvy of pockets keep all of your small necessities close at hand and secure. So whether you're weeding the garden, climbing with friends, or simply taking a walk downtown, the Better Sweater Jacket assures steadfast style, comfort, and versatility.

    • A versatile, flattering fleece for climbing or casual wear
    • Durable, soft fabric is inspired by knit sweaters
    • Raglan sleeves and princess seams assure a comfortable fit
    • Bevvy of pockets keep necessities close at hand
    • Front zipper is equipped with wind flap and welt closure
    • Item #PAT010U

    Tech Specs

    Material
    100% polyester
    Fit
    slim
    Length
    hip
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 2 drop-in, 1 zippered arm
    Claimed Weight
    16 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, hiking & camping, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    Loved it so much I bought it for my mom

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    I've had this sweater for almost a year and love it. I just recently purchased the same jacket for my mom because she had commented on how much she liked it. It's stylish, comfy, and warm. I love it for spring or fall days that aren't too, too cold, but love to wear a down coat over it if it's really cold. Then I'm plenty warm. I'm usually an xs/s in tops and the xs fits me great. If I wanted to wear a long sleeve under it though, I probably would need a size small.

    The Better Sweater

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I love my better sweater so much I had to get myself a pullover as well as the jacket. I purchased the jacket in the smokey violet color and I am very pleased with the actual jacket color - it looks true to the image.

    Fall Must-Have

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'2"

    You can never go wrong with Patagonia! You need this in your wardrobe as you gear up for fall/winter! This is such a comfy jacket. After buying so many pullovers I decided it was time for one that zips. This jacket is super warm and cute with all the necessary pockets.

    I would say the fit is true to size, but I did go up one size so that it would be big and comfy. If I would have gone with my regular size it would have been a perfect fit and not very loose, so I went up to make it loose and comfy. I love it! It is a great staple item for cooler weather.

    Bought this as a gift and she loves it!

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

    I bought this as a gift for a family member int he pelican colorway and she loves it! The pelican color is a nice neutral that can be paired back to almost anything and keeps you warm on those chilly summer nights. Great for activity or casual!

    Love the sweater - color a bit off

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I love this sweater. A nicer look than my synchilla pullovers so I feel like I can wear this out to dinner and such.

    My only complaint is the color. I have the raw linen. It looks online like a creamy/oatmeal color but in person has an odd sort of neon green undertone. Still like it and my boyfriend is super fond of the color, just thought it would be more cream colored.

    Patagonia Does It Again

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Better Sweater is the best. So warm and cozy without being bulky. Good fit, not too boxy. Great layer at the office or on the slopes.

    happy wife

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    when it comes to fleece my wife requires 2 things. warm and soft. This jacket wins on both.

    Great jacket!

      This is such a cute, stylish yet warm and light jacket. I wear it with everything -great purchase. Fits true to size.

      Better Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: XS
      • Height: 5'3"
      • Weight: 118lbs

      Another awesome fleece from Patagonia! I got this sweater because I have the 1/4 zip one in dark ruby and while I love it, I wanted one that was a little more versatile (and that had pockets). I normally wear a size XS (I'm 5'3, 118 lbs). I got the 1/4 zip in a size small based on reviews and it fits pretty well. In this version, I heard it ran bigger so I got a XS. I honestly could have done an XXS but I can layer under this one, if needed. I got the hemlock green and it's a really pretty color. The sleeve and torso length are perfect on me, as well. I love that the pockets zip up and that there are also hidden pockets on the inside. It's a great layering piece for hiking. I wore it today on a hike in 30 degree sunny weather and felt perfectly warm and have also worn it under a shell for added insulation. Definitely recommend!

      Better Jacket

      Good Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: S
      • Height: 5'6"

      I wish it had a more flattering fit, but overall a good jacket. Very warm. It is kind of boxy and the arms are short if you are tall. I wear a XS in other jackets and had to get a S in this due to arm length.

      Totally agree with you on the strange arm length! I had the same jacket in XS and S -- the XS's sleeves were too short but the S's torso area fit awkwardly...

      Update: Recently ordered another to give it another shot, and it seems that Patagonia updated the item with a sleeker, more tailored fit.

      She loves it!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 130lbs

      Since I had one the girlfriend and to have one too. Its now her go to fleece when we go out. The fit is perfect and she loves mobility of it. She also layers it under her jacket for extra warmth. She as nothing but good things to say about it.

      Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket – Women’s

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I bought this as a gift for my mother and she absolutely loves this jacket. It is very comfy and the materials and quality of construction are wonderful, as I’ve come to expect from Patagonia.

      Great Jacket

      • Fit: True to size

      Warm and comfortable. Perfect for every day use. Soft but sturdy material. Stylish fit.

      Love this toasty gem!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      My 17 year old daughter received this as a Christmas gift. She loves the fit and the color, now her sister wants one too! Looks great with yoga pants or jeans. Initially, she ordered the 1/4 zip in a men's small, but likes the fit of this full zip much better. The customer service we received from Brittni to complete the exchange was fantastic-the expedited shipping allowed the gift to arrive on time for Christmas. Thank you Backcountry!

      Classic.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      I got this for my mom. She's never had one before, but I've had multiple and always love them. Be aware, though, that if you want to wear a tee shirt under neath, you might want to size up. Tee sleeves bunch and get uncomfortable if the sweater's sleeves aren't loose (not too loose, obviously) enough.

      Style + Performance Every Day Use

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 146lbs

      This awesome jacket "sweater" is classic because of its simplicity, and extremely well designed and constructed. Timeless--pick a color you love because you'll have it for a very long time. It has structure to hold its shape, it cozy and warm, and I can wear it for activities or everyday casual; goes with everything. I love the Birch White for versatility, but all of the colors are great. This sweater has a place in ANY apparel collection for all different lifestyles and tastes. I found I'm in-between sizes so I sized down and it's perfect. While I don't want a skin tight fit, I definitely don't want a sloppy baggy fit so sizing down 1/2 size worked well for me.

      Patagonias best!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 5'3"
      • Weight: 125lbs

      Bravo Patagonia! Bought this as a gift and she had this to say. This is my favorite outerwear for any fall-winter activity, I wear it ranging anywhere from hiking through the canyon to sitting by the campfire on a cold night. I wouldn't take any other pullover I have previously worn over this on a ski day either. It is an everyday go to.
      the fleece inner-lining keeps you extremely warm and is baby bottom soft. the quarter zipper is long and this is easy to pull on and off. the color is fun,
      extremely durable as I have beaten the snot out of it and looks brand new still. I chuck it in the washer and dryer and hasn't shrunk either. I will end up most likely buying this in all of my favorite colors!

      Too small

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XS
      • Height: 5'2"
      • Weight: 110lbs

      I followed the advice if other reviewers who said the sweater ran big and ordered an XS...its too small and will have to return for a S, my regular size.. Love the birch white color and the style and finish of the sweater, fabric is soft and feels like it will be really warm. 4 stars only because I haven't actually worn it yet.

      Awesome jacket, awesome customer service

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      This jacket is awesome, it goes with me everywhere. It's nice and warm. I bought the craft pink color and it's a beautiful vibrant pink. It's true to size - I bought a medium and most of my tops are a medium as well.

      I also wanted to give a shout out to the customer service at backcountry. They have been wonderful in giving me expedited shipping and following up afterwards to make sure I was enjoying the jacket and didn't have any other questions. I would definitely recommend them!

      Love this jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      I love this Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket! It is very comfortable and keeps me very warm! It's perfect for layering on a cold day. It fits true to size. I would highly recommend.

      Unanswered Question

      Is there Men who wear womens xl? Waist line and armhole is extreamly differ from mens?