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Comfortable and warm
I really like this sweater and find it to be exactly what I was looking for but, I did already have an issue with a small hole forming on the arm. Otherwise perfect
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I got the blue with white ~forward slash~
Im 5,6 and it fits great, especially with a navy turtleneck. And looks Great! Really classic and great with a vest in milder weather showing the arms of the sweater. Much better than that brand from Maine. I got one from there and had to return it. I really love this sweater nice neck and double material on the beautiful cuffs! I hope Patagonia kee... Read Moreps making this as it is my favorite sweater and great gift for others too!!
Nice sweater, too big for me
Review: 5'4" male. Lean, workout 5 times a week. Hard to find clothing for my size - XS is too long in the torso. I'll need to see if I can get it hemmed. The sweater does not highlight my body. The sleeve length is fine, however, where the sleeve hem sits on my shoulders is just a tiny bit too far.
Beautiful, but it had to go back
Loved the look initially, but after going through its paces, and two hand washes, it's lost its luster. The sweater has lost its shape, it pills bit much, the sleeves ran too long (require a couple of cuffs to get it to my wrist), and the itchiness never really wore off on me. Wish it could have worked out for me--I loved its look, and would ... Read Morehave even kept it for longer (maybe forever!), had its cons not taken over.
This one exceeded expectations, even for Patagonia. Very substantial, warm, and soft (the wool nylon blend was a great idea). It's also fairly easy to care for and doesn't need many cleanings. A bit surprised by some of the other reviews, as I'm 5'10 and about 190 and had to get a Large for it to be roomier through the arms- o... Read Moreverall size L is a regular, slightly relaxed fit for my size. Given the heft and comfort level of this one, the price is probably a bargain.
Absolutely Love It
I have a hard time buying sweaters because I find one that I like but the fit never works for me. This sweater does everything right in terms of fit, and I'm loving it so far. For some reason a lot of sweaters are super long in the sleeves, and I find myself trying to size down so that the sleeves dont bunch around my wrists and slide down my... Read More hand. On this one, Patagonia made a provision for cuffing the sleeves (it's sold with the sleeves already cuffed), so the length is more reasonable, and can be extended, if preferred. The other really nice feature is the generous waistband. I have an athletic build and sweaters will tend to ride up and sit high on my waist, and I'm constantly adjusting them back down. The waist on this sweater is relaxed and it sits just like it should around my hips. It's a pricey sweater - no doubt about it. But at the end of the day, it looks amazing, is made responsibly with quality materials, and will be guaranteed for life. I'm loving it, and would gladly buy it again.
Quality sweater, but it does run large
Absolutely love the quality and feel of this sweater, but… It does run large, so take care when ordering. I’ve been buying Patagonia kit for over 30 years, and this is the first time that a product has really been too big. Unfortunately, the medium size (which I’d replace my large with) has sold out. So I’m going to stick with it and hope I get som... Read Moree shrinkage in the wash. But I do love the sweater.
Bought this as a gift for my son
So I can't say for sure how amazing it is, but it sure looked terrific and felt nice in my hands. This appears to be a similar fit to other Patagonia sweaters that he has so I'm feeling pretty confident. (Do you think he'll remember to wear it when he comes over for dinner soon?)
Like Wearing A Hug!
This is a nice thick sweater that keeps you warm and comfortable but without overheating. The recycled wool blend has a soft feel and is far less itchy than 100% wool can be. I've worn it over a cotton button down as well as just a t-shirt. The medium fits my 6'1" 185lb frame perfectly for casual wear but I could see others wanting t... Read Moreo size up for a looser fit. I haven't washed it yet but appreciate that I it can be machine washed and laid out to dry vs having to be dry cleaned, ensuring it will be a wardrobe staple of mine for years to come including camping trips and day hikes. If I had one minor gripe it's that I wish the doubled over sleeve cuffs were sewn all the way down vs only tacked down in two spots but it's not enough for me to dock any stars or dissuade anyone from buying.
Great wool sweater
As others note, the wool can feel slightly scratchy but it feels like great quality and warm. I like the color/pattern a lot ("Classic Navy" with the beige lines throughout) - I prefer it to the flat looking women's navy option. The sleeves are long for me so I roll them once, which makes the cuff pretty thick since it's already... Read More sewn back on itself once, but alas! Still a wonderful sweater.
Runs big and loose fitting
Good sweater but runs big
Hi Todd, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear that you found the sweater to run on the larger side. We appreciate this feedback as it helps us to improve fit for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you;re welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Problems with shedding and pilling
I'm really disappointed with this sweater. I'd like to say first of all that own several Patagonia fleeces and jackets and couldn't be happier overall with their fit, look, and quality. This sweater is very disappointing however. After only a handful of wears, the wool is pilling and leaves strands and little balls of fiber all over ... Read Moremy pants and anything it touches. It also itches quite a bit, but that is somewhat to be expected for wool.
My go lounge around the house sweater but dresses up easy.
I purchased the el cap khaki and I love the color personally, basically just your standard tan. Pretty true to as shown in the pictures. I live in this or my uprisal hoody (also a large), both handle odor fantastically and can go two weeks without washing easily with average daily usage. Layer a nano puff over and youre set fore just about any wint... Read Moreer conditions. Some wool will itch me, but all wool from Patagonia so far has been great. No itch, minimal stretching or shrinking and good threading. This is probably a cheesy review but honestly for my body type it fits perfect and so do most Patagonia products. But I am a pretty skinny 511.
Im very brand loyal and own a variety of Patagonia items. I expect functionality and quality construction throughout. I bought this sweater for warmth. After one use I can say that it does provide the warmth I hoped for. My only disappointment is the straight body cut. Im a slender guy with broad shoulders and longish arms. The straight cut makes t... Read Morehis sweater very baggy on me. I would prefer a gathered hem. Other than that Im happy with the sweater.
Like many Patagonia styles, seems to be getting boxier...
Nice material, just really wide. Not sure if Patagonia is making some new sizing decisions, but much of my recent order was significantly wider than previous clothing.
Thank you for your feedback on the fit, design and fabric, Paul! Be sure to check each product to see if they're "slim" fit, "regular" fit, or "relaxed" fit. Your purchases are absolutely covered by our Ironclad Guarantee, so please reach out if you'd like any [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) to return.
Not durable, though warm & breathable
I've only worn this sweater for about 20 days. Its stretched out way too much in this time as well as developing lots of little snags. I haven't found it to be on par with the quality of other Patagonia products which is a bummer. I'm familiar with how to properly care for wool sweaters as I own several others I've found at thr... Read Moreift stores. In comparison to other sweaters I own, this is the most delicate. It has lost a lot of its shape in a short time, stretching out around the shoulders, wrists and waist. I don't mind the snags so much, but they seemingly appear out of nowhere...Its a pretty loose knit compared to my other wool sweaters. This is somewhat superficial, but in my opinion the sweater has lost a lot of functionality due to its fragility and loss of shape. Wool sweaters are expected to be durable which is why they've been famously worn by fisherman, skiers, woodsman etc. over the years. Hopefully the next iteration is improved.
Hi Will, we're happy to hear that your Men's Recycled Wool Sweater is keeping you toasty, but it's unfortunate about the stretching and snagging. We have a quick suggestion that could help you out with the stretch issue! Wool sweaters should be washed every 4-5 wears. Wash your wool sweater by hand in cool water with a bit of dishwashing liquid or a wool safe detergent. Let the garment soak in the basin, but don’t agitate the water, twist, rub or wring it out. Then rinse with fresh water until the water runs clear and gently squeeze out excess water. Air-dry your sweater by laying it flat on a dry towel and stretching it to the correct size and shape before it dries. If you have already tried this and feel that your sweater is not meeting your expectations, please feel free to begin a return or exchange here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
It feels like a regular wool sweater to me. I wore it yesterday with a lightweight long sleeve t-shirt underneath and, unlike other reviewers, I didn't notice any itchiness. It is a comfortable, classic weight sweater with turned-back cuffs (the cuff is held in place by a stitch of yarn). The arms were a perfect length for me, but I tend to ge... Read Moret LT when I can (6'2" 195#). Recommended!
Well made but itchy
I purchased this sweater for my 20 year old son. It arrived on time for the holiday and the color and fit is just as described. He is tall and thin and I ordered him an xlg & he looks great in it. He did state that he will always need to wear a long sleeve shirt under the sweater because it is very itchy (which is why I have 4 stars rather than... Read More 5).
It was great until....
I have an older version of this sweater with the neck zip. Two of them actually. I love them, fit great, warm, dressy enough for work, but not too polished. I realized after owning them for some time, it was probably time to wash them. I always wore them as an outside layer for office work so they never got dirty. I followed the directions to the l... Read Moreetter per the tags. I even looked up what all the symbols mean, and both sweaters shrunk up on me a lot. They are now too small. Really bummed.
We are so sorry to hear about this. Please note, we guarantee everything we make and we encourage you to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) these back to us for a warranty evaluation. As long as things are being washed properly, they shouldn't be shrinking down in sizes.
Nice, warm, but heavy. What
Nice, warm, but heavy. What happened to your cashmere sweaters, equally warm but lighter to wear?
Hi Edward! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we really appreciate the feedback. We still offer the Men's Recycled Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, you can check it out [here](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-recycled-cashmere-crewneck-sweater/50525.html?isSearch=true&dwvar_50525_color=WOBL).
Sleeves Too Long
I wear sweaters all the time. I purchased a medium and found that the sleeves are 2" too long on me. I a 5'9" slim guy and have never had this issue. That said I'm keeping it.
Hi Norman! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, it's crucial to improving products for future seasons. We're really sorry to hear that the sleeves are a too long for you. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, so if you decide you'd like to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) you can!
Great sweater. Sizing is tough.
I really like this sweater, but had a tough time finding the right size. I wear some things from Patagonia that are men’s size large and some men’s size medium. I originally bought a large, and exchanged for a medium. Still, the sleeves and body are a little long. Otherwise, the sweater is of great quality and design.
Bought for my pappa!!
I bought this sweater for my pappa for Christmas (my family is fully in love with Patagonia as a company and their values). After he let me try it on I immediately wanted one for myself. It is perfectly oversized and heavy but still hugs the body! Seriously wish I would have bought one for myself.
Recycled Wool Sweater
This sweater is perfect for the Pacific NW and our three season dampness. We keep our house cool, so it is great inside and to go outside I add a rain shell and that is usually warm enough. When it does get cold, it is great as a second layer over a long sleeved base which also negates itching on bare skin. I'm thinking about getting another.
I live in Alaska and wear a lot of sweaters. This is a keeper. I'm 6'0 160lbs and the the medium was perfect. The sleeve length is perfect- goes just past the wrist a little and because it has a little stretch to it makes it very easy to move around in without it pulling this way and that (would make a good ski sweater I would think..). T... Read Morehe collar is well done- nice and snug without being overly so. I do not find the material itchy at all. No, it's not cashmere, but very comfortable nonetheless. Happy to have this one, I recommend it.
Love this sweater!
I was so excited to purchase a sweater using recycled materials. When I opened my package, I could see right away that the sweater was of great quality. The fit is perfect and the sweater looks high-end. It's a great piece of durable clothing that I hope will last for many years. I'm excited to buy more recycled clothing, such as this swe... Read Moreater, from Patagonia in the future.
I'm not sure if it's the knit, or the recycled Nylon, but it's very itchy. As soon as I tried it on I knew it wasn't going to work. I'm relatively tolerant of wool, owning Merino shirts and socks, and the recycled Cashmere sweater I received at the same time is very comfortable. This sweater fits and looks great I would kee... Read Morep it if it was softer.
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