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I had one from a year ago that my dog ripped a hole in it so I got another one. I ordered the same size and the new one is a little bigger. Sleeves a longer, jacket a little wider, etc. I love it however. Just should have tried on first.
Response from PatagoniaMay 3, 2023
We appreciate your feedback, Kim! We'd be happy to take a look at your previous jacket to see if we can repair it, so please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team if you'd like assistance. In Fall 2022, our design team made a few changes to this style, adding more down insulation, changing the zippers, and updating some measurements at the sleeve and hip. Thanks for taking the time to review it!
Love this jacket!
This is a very pretty light purple that I got a good sale price. It is still a bit cool in the mornings, and this is the jacket I have grabbed as I head out. Love that the arms are long enough for me. Please don't change the sleeve lengths - tall peeps need the longer sleeves.
Comfortable warm jacket
Comfortable well made jacket. Nice deep pockets with zippers. Arms are a little long which I like because if I dont have gloves on my hands are still warm. Big enough to wear a sweater underneath if needed. The only problem is it is a little tight around the bottom which makes it a little difficult to zip, but not impossible.
My favorite go to jacket!!
This is my go to jacket!! I purchased my first several years ago and find it so versatile. Great for travel (all season) as its light enough to keep warm on a plane and stuffs easily into a bag without taking up room. Actually saved me on a cruise that turned out to have some bad weather. I originally purchased this new design in an XL after readin... Read Moreg the reviews that it ran small. I did not find that to be true. Im an average size 12 , usually wear a L In Patagonia , thus the XL was way too big overall. Because the color I ordered was on sale( more reason to purchase) and L was not available, I exchanged for M which was a little too snug. Soooo I waited it out( so grateful Patagonia is so generous with exchange time limit of 1 year!!!) and luckily the L became available, which arrived and fits great! I have long arms and wide shoulder and L fits well. The length falls nicely at hips. Keeps me warm, and is great under a winter jacket for additional warmth without the bulk while skiing . I cant sat enough about this jacket
Bought for my mom
She wore it to a trip to Oregon and Washington through snow and rain. Though not water proof, she stayed warm. She is generally a cold person so layering with this on the outside helped a lot. One tiny con is not a lot of option for colors. She bought a bigger size to layer, typically shes an XS.
Beautiful Jacket - Not Made for Petites
I was so excited to receive my XS jacket! The jacket was well made, and beautiful! Then I tried it on; sadly I had to return it. It was too long, the sleeves were huge. PLEASE Patagonia make some petite sizes, I do not want to purchase a kids jacket! I am 5 feet tall 100 pounds. Thanks!
Response from PatagoniaApril 12, 2023
We're sorry to hear that this jacket wasn't a good fit. If you're still interested in our [Women's insulated jackets](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/womens-insulated-jackets-vests?prefn1=fit&prefv1=slim), we recommend you take a look at our Radalie Jacket and AlpLight Down Jacket as they fit a smaller frame. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We're happy to help!
I love this down sweater but ...
This down sweater fits great and is a perfect weight and warmth for chilly but not winter cold weather ... however, the shell fabric is TOO thin which results in small holes thru which down starts leaking and once it starts leaking, it doesn't quit. This is the 2nd one purchased over the past 12-ish years. The shell fabric on the first one doe... Read Mores not seem to be as thin or fragile as the latest one purchased. I expect these to last more than a couple of years without 'breaking down'. Perhaps that is simply built-in obsolescence?!
Response from PatagoniaApril 11, 2023
Thank you so much for writing this review Michelle! We also want to extend our sincere apologies that the fabric feels more thin than before. Please know your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you are more than welcome to return at any time. We will also be passing this feedback over to our Product Design Team so they are aware of these issues. In the meantime, we would recommend checking out our [Worn Wear Page](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/?_gl=1*8m9d7s*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY4MTI0NjY4NS41NTIuMS4xNjgxMjQ4MzAxLjQ5LjAuMA..) to replace your Down Sweater as they offer lightly worn past season styles and colors at discounted rates!
Light weight warmth
Very warm, lightweight and wind resistant. Allows full range of movement without bunching when used as a liner or having cold spots. The liner clings to body to eliminate drafts. Feels better with a layer or more underneath. Down pokes in the under arm region if wearing a light t- Shirt so it would be nice if there was another layer of liner in the... Read More armpit region to increase comfort. A lager would have fit fine everywhere but in the shoulders. Had to go up a size to have the movement.
Highly Functional and Quite Attractive!
I bought this jacket in the Sound Blue color which I love. This inspired me to get it in Rustic Purple. It is even prettier in person when you try it on. The fit is perfect on me. I have long arms so I love the long sleeves. I appreciate the outer zippered pockets that don't catch on my sleeves, and the inside pockets. Very warm and does well ... Read Morein wet weather. I don't know how this jacket could be improved upon. I would love to get it in the perennial purple color!
great coat sleeves too long
love the coat but design changes have been made that make the sleeves extremely long
Response from PatagoniaApril 4, 2023
Hi Pete, thank you for submitting this feedback, and for returning a jacket that wasn't going to work for you. We're sorry these sleeves were a miss for you, and we hope we can do better by you in the future!
I love my old Patagonia down sweater and I am very sad they changed the cut. It is shaped more for a man than a woman. It is broad in the shoulders, long in the sleeves and tight around the hips. Please, Please, go back to your old pattern.
Response from PatagoniaApril 3, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the difficulties you had with the fit. Please rest assured that we will be passing this along to our Product Design Team so they can take a deeper look into the fit. In the meantime, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your Down Sweater at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products.
This is a great puffy. I love how warm but light it is, and it looks good on. My girls are big, but for comfortably in this jacket. Only two minor wishes, while the slim pockets are deep and comfortable, the discreet zippers can be a pain to grab. Also wish there was a breast zip pocket ( or just a third zip pocket) for carrying license and cash. I... Read More have the dusty purple and it is a great color!
Lightweight and lovely
I have wanted one of these for a long time and was delighted to see the color I like on sale. Love the warmth, style, pockets and the bright pink interior with matching zipper pulls. I bought an XL which is roomy. A large is likely the truer size for my height and weight (5ft 5inches & 160#) but I like clothes on the loose side.
Loved the coat, hated the fit
I wear a Patagonia S, but when I tried this on at the Cambridge, MA store, it felt a little close on the hips. I wanted room for a bulky sweater, if needed, so I ordered the medium. It was way, way too big around chest and waist, and just right on hips. Very disappointed with the fit.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 30, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the difficulties you encountered with the fit on this sweater. Please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team so they are aware. In the meantime, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your sweater at any time as we want you to be 100% satisfied with all of your Patagonia purchases.
Feel like a polar bear
My fav jacket is this jacket from maybe 6 years ago. . .set-in sleeves, way better color options then. . .a bright cheery blue. It's been amazing. . .still wearing it with original zipper! Magenta too dark and mostly it's the raglan sleeve fit. . .not flattering at all, so returned it. Consider happy color options and set in sleeves once ... Read Moreagain, please? Then I will be back!
Response from PatagoniaMarch 28, 2023
Thanks for the feedback, Mary. We'll share your thoughts with our designers. In the meantime, you can find lightly used past season versions of the Down Sweater on our [Worn Wear website](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/).
lightweight, warm, happy
This is a much better option for cold temps than the Nanopuff. The down sweater is close/slim fitting but works well over a thin sweater or lightweight long sleeved shirt. Interior chest pocket is perfect for putting in some credit cards or folded paper money, a set of keys.
Perfect for my needs!
Wow, I cannot believe this jacket checked all the boxes - fit, style, color, length and weight. I wanted a down jacket that was warm but lightweight and easy to pack/wear when travelling. I chose this jacket over the hoody version because hoods usually add too much bulk (unless they are removeable). Beautiful jacket!
Purple Down Sweater
Absolutely love this jacket. It is so lightweight and comfortable. I took it with me to North Carolina and it was perfect. Had a light t-shirt underneath and it kept me warm. It is also packable so it took up almost no room in my suitcase. Would definitely recommend this jacket!!!
nice, tight in the hips
I got the grey/blue jacket and love the look, though like others, I find that the jacket is tight at the hips. I'm tall and slender and did not have this problem with my previous Patagonia jacket. I hope the designers take note of the comments. Not sure who they are using as models!
Response from PatagoniaMarch 24, 2023
Hi Tracey, we're very sorry to hear about the fit issue. If you find the tightness of the hip too bothersome, we recommend sizing up. Please feel free to begin [complimentary exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at your earliest convenience.
Decline in quality
I recently warranted my old down sweater (aside: it's fantastic that I was able to do that and Patagonia has such a robust warrantee program) after a decade of wear. The replacement coat is... much lower quality? I've had it about 2 months and already seams are loose, down is poking out, and it seems much more prone to tears/rips. Didn&#x... Read More27;t have the same issue with my old coat (see: 10 years of wear before replacement). Sad to think the quality of the product has declined.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 23, 2023
Hi Libby! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's our goal to create the highest quality product possible so it's definitely disappointing to hear you feel the quality has declined. We greatly appreciate this feedback, and we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
This is a perfect down jacket. I wasn't sure how the fit would be, based on reviews, but I found it perfect: I'm 5'9" ~133 and the S fits perfectly, with some room for a layer underneath (you'd want a M if you plan on thicker layers). I like the fitted look / feel--it's shaped well for a woman. Maybe the fact that I&#x... Read More27;m tall helps, but I think it's idea. Very well made, smooth / soft fabric and super warm.
Perfect temp and fitted
So I love my other down jackets from Patagucci but was tired of the colors. Got this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at how thin and light it is and yet temperature regulates perfectly. Havent been sweaty in it yet and i walked around in it for 3 miles on a sunny 70* day. I will say that it is more nipped in the midsection than other my Size... Read More S down Pata jackets but I actually prefer the slim look as my pockets dont get caught walking by things if I leave them open like on my other jackets. That being said, Im a slim, long torso 5foot 6 and 125# with wide shoulders and 34B. I could see this being a bit tight for folks with a bigger chest at this size. I do love it though. Colors are amazing! Was fearful of dirt showing but so far so good. Bought online so didnt get to try it in store. Highly recommended !
the pink color and purple are misrepresented. Very dull compared to the photos. The color is why I ordered
Response from PatagoniaMarch 22, 2023
We're sorry to hear the Perennial Purple wasn't what you expected, but glad to see you've returned it, since we want you to be happy with your gear. Thank you for sharing this feedback, Mary. We hope we can get you set up with something you will like better! Please let us know if we can be of any help in picking out an alternative.
Perfect warm layer, but inconsistent sizing
I already have this jacket in an XS and love it! I'm always cold when alpine skiing and this has kept me warm when paired with a shell. I wanted to purchase another and I tried on the XS in the store before ordering and it fit well. The one that arrived was tight across the hips so I'm sending it back and sticking with my old, well-loved ... Read Moredown sweater in the same size.
Patagonia gear has gotten thinner
Patagonia gear has gotten thinner every year. I get light-weight but im not convinced thinner is better. Very disappointed in both article of clothing recently purchased bc it feels cheap and I question its value.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 20, 2023
Thank you for the review, Patrice. We're very sorry to hear that you feel like our quality has overall decreased. We double checked on any changes for this particular item and it looks like we actually added 26% more down, so it definitely should not be thinner. With that said, we understand that some of our customers are not a fan of the recent changes, and the issues have been brought to our product team for further consideration. If you'd like to check out some past season versions of this jacket, we recommend browsing [Worn Wear](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/shop/search?q=down%20sweater). As always, we welcome you to send it back anything that's not working for you.
I have worn Patagonia products forever, and this is the first down sweater i dont recommend ! The fit is good. But the problem is that the down feather ends poke through the lining, constantly biting my back and arms ! Not good. Probably wont continue to wear.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 17, 2023
Hi Julie! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on the Women's Down Sweater. We're really sorry to hear down is poking through the material. It is completely natural for some of the down and feathers to escape through the fabric, particularly in the seams. The sharp quills of the feathers can poke tiny holes in the fabric and work their way through to the outside. It is normal for this to happen, particularly in newer products when the down has not had an opportunity to settle. In rare cases, a material defect may cause excessive down leakage in a product which is covered under warranty. If you're unsatisfied you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Great winter mid layer
Love this jacket. Have been using my previous version down sweater for over 15yrs and love it. This ones great but fits narrower in the hips and more room in the chest. XS was too small for my hips but fit great in the chest. Went up a size but will probably be too bulky in the chest as a base layer. Love the colour new navy with my blue eyes. Comp... Read Moreany is amazing. Repairs are easy when needed.
Disappointed with Quality
I bought this jacket a few years ago but barely wore it. I recently noticed that the collar was stained with a dark color. Not sure where/how it happened. I hardly wear make-up and the jacket is in like new condition. I tried washing it but it won't come out. It's all along the inside/outside of the collar. I'm also disappointed that... Read More the jacket does not have care instructions. Overall, can't recommend- but I do like the weight and look of the jacket.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 14, 2023
Hello Victoria, thank you for leaving us a review. We're sorry to hear that you're experiencing some stubborn staining. We've emailed you to gather some more information and offer you some solutions. If something like this comes up in the future, you can reference our [stain removal guide](https://www.patagonia.com/repairs/#asset-modal-holiday21-repair-stain-removal-accordian-modal) and reach out to customer service for additional assistance.
Versatile, Lightweight Down Sweater
This down sweater is working perfectly for me while visiting Vermont. I wear it under my Gortex in the snow and am pleasantly warm. The Amaranth Pink color is gorgeous and the fit is perfect! I normally wear XL with varying degrees of success. This piece, however, runs slightly large which enables me to wear a down vest or another warm layer undern... Read Moreeath the down sweater. It does not feel snug as most XLs do without looking sloppy. I highly recommend this versatile piece.
Great jacket but sleeves way too long
Sadly, I will return this jacket because the sleeves are way too long. Holding it next to my other beloved Patagonia jacket shows the sleeves are at least two inches longer than previous down sweaters. Seems down is very difficult to tailor. Too bad.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 9, 2023
Thank you for this feedback, Stef. We're sorry to hear that the sleeve length is too long with the redesign, we'll share this feedback with our product team. If you're interested in shopping past season versions of this jacket, you can check out our Worn Wear website [here](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/shop/search?q=down%20sweater).
This is a beautiful sweater. I love the blue green color. Its a little too long for me and tight around the hips but Im keeping it. Zipper is hard to engage.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 8, 2023
We're glad to hear you love the color! If you have any issues with the zipper or hip measurement, please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team or your local Patagonia-owned store. We'll be glad to help with a repair, return, or exchange. Thanks for the review, Barbara!
Light but warm, great cut
I've had my Down Sweater for a few weeks and love it. It's light, but warm and the cut is very flattering. I like the zippered pockets and while I've not had to pack it yet, I love that it can be very compact. I'm very pleased with the Down Sweater and highly recommend it (I got it on sale, so that was a big plus!).
Patagonia Fixed the Zipper Issue!
I bought this new jacket to replace my Down Sweater jacket from spring of 2016 because the inseams on the arms kept catching on the pocket zippers. This created holes in the jacket where the down was falling out for years. It was time to replace the jacket and I am so glad I did! This updated version does not have that zipper issue. Thank you, Pata... Read Moregonia! This jacket will last even longer. I love the contract of the pink interior agains the dark blue/purple exterior AND the addition of the various interior pockets. Thank you for another great product! For reference: I am 5'5", 115 lbs, 33" bust, 29" waist, and size XS fits awesome. I can fit a light sweater underneath as well. Highly recommend.
Just right cozy & comfy
I love it because it is a light jacket, yet it adapts to my body temperature and the weather. I can dress sporty or casual and it looks wonderful. It is easy to care for and requires little space in your tote bag. Texas folk we need this piece in our wardrobe.
Sizing is awkward
I really loved how cozy this jacket felt on. However, I ordered this is in an x-small and small. The x-small fit well in on top, but got stuck on my hips and made zipping it up difficult and uncomfortable around the hips. The small was gigantic on me and the arms were way too long. Sadly, I had to return both. For reference I am 5ft 2in and 113 lbs... Read More.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 3, 2023
Thanks for the review, Venus. We're sorry to hear that this jacket was not accommodating around the hips. If you find another jacket you're interested in, reach out to [customer service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*1geto2j*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3Nzg1NDc3OS42MDMuMS4xNjc3ODU1MjU2LjAuMC4w) so we can provide you with measurements and ensure a good fit.
Super light and warm.
I own many Patagonia jackets. I was hesitant to order this down sweater jacket because of narrow hem. I ordered size large and extra-large. The extra-large was too big. I kept the size big. The fitting was not tight but a little loose. This jacket is not bulky and very warm. Easy to take care off, wash cold water and tumble dry. No regrets ordering... Read More this jacket. I ordered blue and I may order another color. Thank you, Patagonia, for a wonderful, light weight and warm jacket.
Love warmth/weight of this jacket.
Love warmth/weight of this jacket. Have it in multiple colors. Can use as an outer jacket, or as an under base when in the coldest days in Colorado. It is a winner! Its sleeve length is actually long enough for a tall person- added bonus. Really like this jacket design.
Super light down sweater
So happy to be able to replace my original down sweater from Patagponia. I found this on on sale the color is beautiful, brighter blue than navy and the lining is pink, with pink accents. This jacket is more tailored than the original and the fit is tighter through the hip. Love It!
I wanted a casual winter jacket for the non-frigid days where I don't need my huge parka and this works really well for that. Color (Sound Blue) is very pretty. I was worried I'd look like a blue marshmallow, but I don't think I do. The cut, however, just doesn't quite work. Based on reviews and Patagonia's suggestion to si... Read Moreze up for a relaxed fit, I ordered a Medium and it was huge on me, even though I have broad shoulders compared to the rest of my body. I was able to exchange for a Small (my regular size) which fits perfectly everywhere except the hips, where it's a snug. The drawcord hem feels like a joke -- I can barely fit the jacket around me completely expanded. I also wish it was longer in the back, but that's just my preference. I kept it since it was on super sale, but just feel like this could be so amazing with a few tweaks.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 3, 2023
We really appreciate the feedback Alexandra, and will share your thoughts on fit with our product team!
Always Just Enough
No matter where I bring this jacket in my bipolar city weather, its always exactly the right thickness to keep me comfortable. Take it w me every day to a building with unreliable heating/cooling, and for walking afterward. Somehow it always seems to be just the right jacket to bring along, which is to the delight of my dad, who wanted me to stop l... Read Moreayering thin clothes to stay warm after moving from an eternally hot place.
Perfect Fit and Warm!
I love this jacket, it was just what I was looking for. I have the Nano Puff hoody, but it was just not keeping me warm enough. When I first opened the package I was worried because the jacket didn't see as "puffy" as I was expecting and I was afraid it wasn't going to keep me warm. But, the fact that the material is windproof, ... Read Moremakes a huge different and the loft is perfect. This is now my winter go-to jacket. And I love the fit and colors of the blue jacket. It's a very flattering cut! Bonus!
Great warmth & wearability
Really love this versatile down sweater - no bulk, super warm and cuts the wind. Perfect for riding my horse when xtra warmth is needed; ideal for hiking. Great Pockets allow for iPhone, dog biscuits. Added bonus, fits great under my Patagonia down jacket when the temps really drop.
I wanted to love my Down Sweater but the fit was weird. The color was also not what I expected. I normally wear a small in other brands but because Patagonia runs small I went up to a medium. The bottom was tight around the hips, the arms were long and the shoulders wide. Patagonia needs to adjust the fit of woman's jackets and coats.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 28, 2023
We're sorry the fabric and fit were off, but we really appreciate your detailed feedback. It's so helpful for our design team. Thanks for taking the time to send us your review, Julie!
Love the weight of this jacket!
This sweater is light as a feather, but oh so warm! It fits snug but looks good even though I don't usually like form fitted jackets. I love the fact that I hardly realize it is on. I bought the blue tones, which are my favorite colors, so I love wearing it all the more. Being that our Northern Minnesota winters drag on well into end of April,... Read More I think I'll be able to wear this sweater at least until mid-May if not longer. The material is soft and doesn't make a lot of swishing noise when walking and swinging my arms. I highly recommend it!
Not if you have any curves
My family buys a lot of Patagonia, it's pricy but great gear and we watch for sales. We know it has a slim fit, which has always bothered me but I purchase accordingly and often times need to go with another brand. I have an older down sweater in a size M and it fits me great. After reading reviews on the new cut I ordered a Large. The large i... Read Mores too tight on my hips and is large and bulky in the back. I am disappointed! I hope Patagonia will look into options for people who are not tall and slim but still athletic and want good gear. I'm a pretty average sized woman, I wear a size 8-10 pant. I've have better luck with the fit of Eddy Bauer and Columbia but I prefer PataGucci. For being such a forward thinking company it has always bothered me that Patagonia does not do a better job with size inclusivity. After this last purchase I had to write a review.
Love the long arms
This jacket is as advertised - it packs small, is lightweight and warm. I think it'll be what I bring with me 3/4 Minnesota seasons (winter deserves a heavier choice - or layers I guess!). It's already traveled to Mexico and was a great choice for cool nights. Stylish cut, not bulky. I especially appreciate the long arms in this jacket.
Down Sweater-The Best "Sweater " Never Nade
*disclaimer - I worked in an Outdoor Reailer for about 6 years. What says the most? I still buy Down Sweaters. No Discount. I wear them alone, I layer with them, I put a shell over them and wear in rain and snow. The colors and fit have become more feminine over time. I live in the Mid-Atlantic and work outside often. Make sure I have shell if pric... Read Morekers or around some of our especially naughty horses. Going to store? It's what I grab. Has to be one of Patagonia's greatest products ever. I got my first in 1984-85. I bought this one purely on color. I still have the first one I bought in 2008. It's my barn one. Insulation pieces from Patagonia? I think I have them all. They are all "the best". The Down Sweater is MY favorite.
Perfect Fit, Perfect Jacket For Me
I bought the large size in Sound Blue at REI. This jacket fits me perfectly: the sleeves are nice and long right past my wrist (I like that length), I can wear it over a fleece jacket for a nice snug fit, and its warm. I love the pink interior and pink zipper pulls. This is my new favorite jacket of the five I own. Its perfection!
Prefer nanopuff for layering
I purchased and returned this coat because I didnt like it for layering. I prefer the nano puff because it fits closer to the body. I wear a nanopuff under a shell. For whatever reason, this sweater, even in my regular size, had a slightly looser fit.
Love but too slim
Small around hips .. only comes slim :(;(
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 23, 2023
Hi Denise, thank you for taking the time to write a review. This season's Down Sweater has a slimmer fit through the body and waist. If you haven't already done so, please feel free to take advantage of our [complimentary exchanges](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) to grab a different size.
Very nice but not quite what I was looking for..
I wanted something for high elevation winter hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, etc., so I first bought the AlpLight down jacket. It was a very strange fit for me, so I thought I would try this and see how different it really is, functionally. For reference, I'm 5'5", and 39", 29", 40. I'm not a super athlete anymore.... Read More This fits me much better, and I like the color I was able to get better - but it is definitely thicker and honestly I don't think it's as warm as the AlpLight. I find it a little strange that this is called a down sweater, when it's too thick to fit under another coat, but the AlpLight down jacket might fit under a coat, and is more packable. I'm afraid I'll probably return this one, even though I like it better, because it's not as functional for the purpose I bought it for. I could wear it in my very cold home office as a sweater. For outerwear, I prefer something longer, unless I'm doing something active, in which case the AlpLight is probably better.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 24, 2023
Hey Ava, thanks for the thorough and detailed review. The Alplight was designed for alpine pursuits so it will definitely be more lightweight and packable, but the Down Sweater is pretty packable as well. With that said, it does have more loft and bigger baffles. We think the [Women's Micro Puff Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-micro-puff-jacket/84071.html?dwvar_84071_color=HMKG&cgid=root) might be worth checking out considering what you are looking for. It does not have down insulation but the synthetic works well in wet weather and it is also very packable.
Fit is not for me.
Fit is not for me. Too long too thin. Please consider making petite sizes. Also the sweater has been sprouting feathers since the second wearing.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 23, 2023
Hi Katharine, thank you for submitting this review. With regard to the feather loss, you may be able to keep them intact by pulling them back in from the other side, and then firmly rubbing the fabric with your thumbs to close any hole that has formed. In any case, it sounds like the size or cut of this jacket is not for you. We want you to be happy with everything you purchase from us, and if you like we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it. We'll also share your feedback on the size options with our design team.
This is my 4th Down
This is my 4th Down Sweater and it is noticeably cut slimmer than my other 3. Im not certain why Patagonia found it necessary to change the cut from the original but it is not nearly as comfortable as the original cut.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 24, 2023
Thanks for the feedback, Judie. We did make some changes to the overall design and fit in hopes of making it better. We're sorry to hear that it has resulted in a much more snug fit for you. If you'd like to exchange out for a size up or return, click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I bought this to upgrade from my daughters 7-year old version and enjoy the newer inside pockets and deep blue color. Ive experimented with layering and have found the coat to be warm into the windy 20s with just a medium weight fleece or wool sweater underneath. The neck zips up to my chin which is also an improvement I appreciate. Its a bit tight... Read More in the hips per the description and I chose a large over an XL which was roomier in the hips but too large overall. All in all, this is a versatile winter coat and warmer than expected for a down sweater.
Beautiful, light, and warm
Due to some other reviews regarding the redesign of the down sweater I was concerned about the fit. (I have 2009 down sweater, that I still love.) But when it arrived, it fit perfectly. (I'm 5.3 and 105.) And, in addition to being snow and cold ready, it's quite beautiful. So, I'm going to wear my new Dusky Brown jacket over a long, ... Read Moresilky dress this weekend. Happy!
Different Fit from Previous Version
I sized up from my usual Patagonia size Small because I wanted to be able to wear it comfortably over a heavier top like a Micro D 1/4 zip. I already have a the down sweater in a size S and size M. I found the fit on this one to be different. It was a closer fit through the body than my other down sweaters and the sleeves were longer (too long). I ... Read Morecould have kept it, but I decided that sleeve length and general fit were a deal-breaker. Also, the color was more purple than blue and I didn't like all of that bright pink contrast. Back it went. For reference I'm 5'4", 124 lbs.
My new down jacket is
My new down jacket is very comfortable, warm and fits well. I like the color but was surprised that the lining is pink, not my preference. I love that Patagonia uses recycled materials including down, and is taking major steps in an attempt to help the environment. I will continue to support your company whenever possible.
Fantastic fit if you have a chest
Finally! A Patagonia jacket that accommodates a larger chest! This jacket is fantastic! It has plenty of room for my 36DD and is slim in the torso/waist and hips! I can move and rotate my arms, free from any squeezing of my chest. Full movement and comfort with a slim flattering cut. This jacket is great for an apple shape. If you have a wide ... Read Morehip shape, it might be too tight in that area. Definitely not for pear shapes. Thrilled with this cut!!!! Thank you Patagonia for making a jacket that allows those of us with a bigger chest to enjoy your products when enjoying the outdoors. For reference - 36DD 5 foot 5 inches -155# Short torso Size 6 jeans 34 waist 39 hip Patagonia mens medium - usually purchase Patagonia mens to make sure there is room for my chest. If you are a pear shape- I purchased a Nano large and it was more of a typical Patagonia cut - small in the chest - narrow torso - wide hips. It barely fits over the ladies - doable but restrictive.
Weather versatile coat!
I love this jacket. It is the second one I have purchased. Still wearing the original one but wanted a second color. This jacket is awesome in a broad range of weathers. I typically layer this jacket over a hooded sweatshirt and short sleeve shirt. It provides outstanding comfort walking in 7 degree weather to a balmy 55. Only difference in attire ... Read Moreis adding gloves and a scarf at really low temps, This jacket is lightweight and comfortable. I wear it everywhere. It washes and dries easily- all you need is to add a clean tennis ball during the dryer cycle. Love, love, love it!
Because I was unsure of size I purchased this in the medium and the large and returned both of them. In both jackets the arms were disproportionately long and because the sleeves did not fit tightly around the wrist I was unable to push the arms up although given how long they were I doubt that would have worked.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 21, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are incredibly sorry to hear about the issues with the length of the sleeves. Please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*8nvh5w*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NzAwOTg4NC40MzYuMS4xNjc3MDA5OTAyLjAuMC4w) if you have any questions or concerns regarding your return.
Great mid layer down jacket
Love the fit of this. Im an athletic build and sometimes Patagonia sizes are tight around my shoulders and back in small. In this jacket the small feels great, its comfortable and snug. Its not loose or big around the body/hips like some of the other jackets I have from Patagonia. This is attractive and very functional. Super light weight and I lov... Read Moree the indigo ( dark purple) color. I wear it daily on moderately cold days, wear it hiking/walking and as a mid layer skiing.
Love this coat!
This is my second down sweater. I purchased my first one about 9 years ago, and it was still my go to everyday winter coat but due to some wear over the years wanted an upgrade. I personally love the new fit. Its longer and less boxy compared to my first down sweater. I am still impressed by the warmth, and I love the vintage purple color!
Love this jacket. Keeps me reasonably warm (not toasty, but warm enough) down to about 20 F. This does run a bit small. I'm a large to XL in Patagonia. Definitely needed an XL in this one. The colors are great - really nice to have the bright blue/pink rather than the drab brown/red theme Patagonia has at the moment. If I would make one design... Read More suggestion to Patagonia, it would be to make it a couple inches longer. Otherwise - great jacket!
Nice Jacket, Color Did Not Work
I gave this jacket 4 stars because of the color. It looked different on line and didnt work out for me, so I returned it for credit. That said, I wish I could have kept it. It fit nicely and looked well made.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 17, 2023
Hi Sharon, we're sorry that Rustic Purple didn't turn out to be what you were hoping for. Please let us know if we can be of any help with that return, or with finding an alternative.
My favorite winter jacket
This is my third Women's Down Sweater. It's the perfect weight and warmth for most of the winter in Anchorage, AK. I like this new design, the fit around my hips is better - not so blousy. However, to fit my shoulders/chest I need a large - the new design seems to have longer sleeves and they are too long for me. I am going to see if my f... Read Moreriend who is a seamstress can help me shorten them about 2 inches and insert a new elastic.... otherwise the elastic is too loose to hold the sleeves at my wrist and they eventually drop into my palms and interfere with my gloves. Otherwise, I love this coat.
I love the Patagonia puffer,
I love the Patagonia puffer, which is what we call the down sweater. It is warm without the weight, feels like wearing air! My daughters keep borrowing my puffers, so I keep restocking! My husband wears his black puffer everyday on the train commuting into NYC. Our whole family enjoys wearing Patagonia puffers!
Great All Purpose Jacket
I have two hooded down sweaters and got the this version as a lighter and even more packable option for traveling and its great! The sleeves are just a touch long. I roll them a bit most times. Its also a teensy bit snug on my booty but fits perfectly elsewhere with enough room for a light sweater underneath. I just completed a 24 hour trip from th... Read Moree US to Southeast Asia and it was exactly what I needed. Worked as a great extra layer/blanket on the super cold airplane but stuffed down to almost nothing once I hit the tropical air and no longer needed it. I got the light purple and its beautiful. Im 5 ft 9 in and 165 pounds and wear a medium in most my Patagonia gear, which is what I ordered and is an ideal for for me.
Could improve fit
I ordered an xs and a small because I was nervous based on reviews that the xs would be too snug. I have this jacket from about 4 yrs ago and saw in reviews that they changed the fit. The small fit very well in the body, but the arms were about 4 inches too long. The xs is snug in the hips, but Im able to zip it. The sleeves fit much better. Why ar... Read Moree the arms on the small so long?! I ended up keeping the xs, even though its slightly tight, bc the sleeves on the small looked ridiculous. I wish the xs fit the way my old jacket fits though, with more room. For reference, I'm 5 foot and 115 lbs.
I ordered this in a medium, my size in Patagonia fleece. It fit great through the arms, shoulders and chest but it was way too tight around my waist. Patagonia recommends sizing up for a more relaxed fit so I returned it for a large but I find sizing up does not resolve the narrower cut at the hips. The hem is still too tight and now the arms, shou... Read Morelders and chest are too big. It is simply an awkward fit. I honestly cant decide if I am going to keep it. The sale price is good, but it just doesnt look good on. I guess this new cut is better for folks with a narrow build, not those of us with curves.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 16, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are truly very sorry about the difficulties you've encountered with this product. Please know you are more than welcome to return your item at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products. Additionally, if you are looking for a discounted Women's Down Sweater with the previous fit, we would recommend checking out our [Worn Wear](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/?_gl=1*n9hwtb*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NjU3NjQzNy40MjEuMS4xNjc2NTc4NTc0LjAuMC4w) page! They offer lightly worn past season style and colors at a discounted rate.
Perfect for a wide range of temperatures.
Love the down sweater, but I thought the color Sound Blue would be a little brighter and prettier. Husband got a blue down jacket from Rab and the color is much nicer than my Patagonia. This is just a dull blue. Considered returning. Disappointed. But no other pretty color was on sale, and now I cannot trust color to be accurate on the internet.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 16, 2023
Hi Mary! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're very sorry for the disapointment with the color. We do our best to provide accurate pictures of the colors we have to offer. That said, sometimes they will appear a bit different on a screen vs in person. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Love this jacket. Had one
Love this jacket. Had one I wore for years -Antarctica, Africa, theater, everywhere. Then lost it so got another. Sad it doesn't still come in the silver color I had before that went with everything and could dress up or down. But this color works. Have recommended it to many friends.
Bizarre fit for short folks
LOVED the color blue. The arms were about 3 inches too long, too much room in chest/stomach, but way too tight around hips. I ended up giving it to my mom, who is 4 inches taller, and it fit her beautifully. Patagonia needs to make petite sizes -- the regular hits too low on the body in any size above an XS.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 16, 2023
Thanks for this review, Charlotte. We've made some strides in our size range options, but we still have a ways to go before we're truly inclusive. We appreciate the feedback and will share your thoughts with our product team. If you find an alternative you might be interested in, reach out to our [customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*1iqwyyq*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NjU1NjAwOC41NDEuMC4xNjc2NTU3MjE4LjAuMC4w) and we'd be happy to provide you with garment measurements to see if it would work.
Perfect for City or Country
I purchased 2 down jackets: the Down Sweater and the Alplight jacket. For added warmth without bulk when the day turns cool on the golf course, the Alplight weight was best. However, for those of us with upper body musculature, the fit in the shoulders and arms was too restrictive while the lower body fit was fine even with 2 light layers underneat... Read Moreh. I am keeping the Down Sweater. I could probably downsize to a large, but am concerned about shoulder mobility even though it is bulkier than I prefer for the golf course. The Alplight jacket with the same cut as the Down Sweater would be the perfect layer for me!
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 15, 2023
We really appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback on these down-insulated jackets. Please let us know if you need any help to return one of them. Thanks for your review, Suzanne!
Fit Not Right For Me
I have a couple of other Down Sweaters from 6-8 years ago and wanted a new one. My older down sweaters are a size M and a size S (hoody). I ordered the new one in a size M because I wanted a bit of extra room for layering. The cut of the new one is much different than the older ones. Generally speaking I would say that the body is cut more narrow a... Read Morend the arms are much bigger. I had to return it because the new one didn't have as much room through the body as I wanted (not as much as my old Medium) and the arms were so big though the shoulders that they were not flattering, and the length of the sleeves was way off (almost to my fingernails when I let my arms hang down at my sides). I got this in the blue and was surprised to see the bright pink lining at the color and inside the sleeve cuffs (very noticeable when I rolled the sleeves to get a better length). Also, the blue is closer to a purple than blue, and I really was't looking for a purple and pink jacket. Overall, just not flattering on me...not the fit and not the color.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 14, 2023
Thank you for the feedback on our redesign of the Down Sweater, Suzanne. We'll share your thoughts on fit and color with our product team. If you'd like an older version of the Down Sweater, we recommend browsing our [Worn Wear website](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/shop/search?q=down%20sweater).
I received this as a warranty replacement. The original coat lasted since 2016. The zipper broke on the pocket and was deems unrepairable. The nice man at the Patagonia store Let me know of the warranty program for which this coat qualified. I was amazed at the lifetime guarantee. The new coat is one hundred times better. Theres new and bigger pock... Read Moreets, it seems to be warmer, and now the pockets have a seam protector so the edges dont caught in the zipper salvage. I love this brand, the coat, and the fact that my product was guaranteed. Before this I was. Sad I was going to have to shell out the expense to buy a new coat, but so glad I went to the Patagonia store directly for the help.
Not pink enough
Over the years I've had several down sweaters & was pretty happy to see the return of some bright colors, particularly after the past few years of such dark hues. While I loved the color on Patagonia's website, real life was disappointing. Online the pink is nice & bright; real world was not as bright & closer to pink/purple(?... Read More). Have Noticed these color differences lately, such as a "pinyon green" sweater vest that turned out to be more like blue/green spruce. Not major issues, but color is matters, and the pink was disappointing. Besides that, fit, sizing, quality all seem up to par.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 14, 2023
Hey Brenda, thanks for the review. We'll share your feedback on color with the product and web team. In the meantime, if you'd like to exchange out for a different color, you can begin the process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I have this same item from over 10 years ago. I wanted to update to a new one. My original size small was tight in the hips, so I tried a M. It was too big on top and the sleeves were way too long, and the hip area was so tight I would not want to wear it. My hips are 37 inches and sizing says a M is for 40 inch hips. No way. I am a tiny person but... Read More this jacket is made for someone with absolutely no hips. Also, my previous jacket had a gross grain ribbon running down the flap by the zipper, which prevented the fabric from catching in the zipper. I loved this feature, it was the smartest thing, but they have removed this. For such an expensive jacket you would think they would keep this important detail. I am very disappointed that I cannot buy Patagonia because they have weird sizing - and I have a basic petit shape and not at all overweight. Plus they do not offer petite sizes which is really a shame. Please get your sizing correct Patagonia!
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 14, 2023
We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear the fit on this jacket didn't work. You're welcome to return or exchange the jacket at one of the two [Patagonia-owned retail stores in your area](https://www.patagonia.com/store-locator/), at no charge. We hope you'll check back with us for Fall 2023 outerwear options!
The New Trimmer Fit is Perfection!
I was nervous to take the plunge on the updated trimmer fit after reading some of the reviews. I am a consistent XS in Patagonia outwear (i.e. Nanopuff coat and vests), but went against my better judgment and sized up to a Small. It was WAY too big in the arms, body and hips! I could truly have fit another heavy coat underneath. I sent it back for ... Read Moremy usual XS and the fit is a dream! I especially love the trimmer fit through the hips--modern, fitted, and feminine without the exaggerated bell shape of traditional women's styles. I can still layer a long-sleeved thermal shirt and vest underneath. For reference, I am 5'4/110 lbs. and 34-25-34.5. Hopefully this helps someone else who is on the fence re sizing with the new cut. Finally, the color Sound Blue is gorgeous and super flattering and the coat is perfect 3 season weight for the temperate SF Bay Area. Very pleased.
Fragile fabric, rips with little use
Wry dissatisfied with the durability of this jacket. Fabric is about as strong as my psi Ty hose. Several small tears after 2 months of use. One large tear on front and lost numerous feathers. I mostly wear to and from work on hikes. I don't pack gear, so Im at a loss for the rips.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 8, 2023
Hi Sarah! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear your jacket has ripped after such little wear. We'd definitely consider this a warranty issue so we'd encourage you to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
The new Patagonia down sweater runs large in the shoulders and narrow in the hips. I own last years cut and it fits perfectly. I love it so much, I wanted it in another color. I was sadly disappointed to discover this years redesigned cut, fit too snug for comfort.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 8, 2023
Thank you so much for providing this feedback, we truly appreciate it and the time you took to write this review. We also want to extend our sincere apologies for the issues you had with the fit of this sweater and we will make sure to pass this feedback along to our Product Designers. Please note, our Women’s Down Sweater now has a trimmer fit through the body, waist and hips. If you are looking for a more more relaxed fit around the hips, we suggest sizing up. If you'd like, please feel free to start your [exchange or return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time!
Best Fit Ever
This new version on the down sweater is the best yet! I am tall with wide shoulders, long arms and narrower hips. The fit is excellent! Most other jackets if you size up are just wider, the arm holes are small the body and arms are'nt long enough. Then add that its made from recycled fishing nets making it eco friendly! The fill was more than ... Read Moremy last one (purchased 7 yrs ago) and keeps me super toasty. Best purchase I have made in a long time. The dark grape/ blue color with fuschia inside is very flattering.
Not like the older version
The only good thing I can say is I am between X-Large and XXlarge. The older version of this jacket the XXlarge was way too big, x-large too small in the waist. At least this version, because it runs much smaller, the xx-large was more doable. I am tall and it could definitely use a few more inches in the length of the body. Sleeves are too long. T... Read Morehe zipper is not as good as older version. Unfortunately as a senior citizen with an expanding mid section, finding It harder to get the correct fit. Really like Patagonias philosophy, so I try and support companies with like thinking. I will keep this jacket, as i have always liked the down sweater, but the only thing good about this version is that it runs small enough for me to get the xx-large and have it kinda fit.
I wear my coat walking/running every morning and I live in Massachusetts so it is cold this time of year. I usually have to take my coat off because it is so warm. I bought a large and it fit perfect but I like to layer underneath so I exchanged it for an extra large and I am so happy I did. I love all your products. My entire family is clothed in ... Read MorePatagonia.
Love the style and great functionality
This coat is sturdy and warm while not being too thick. I love the colors, too. My only beef, is that its notMy only beef, is that its not really made for curvy women. I have a large so that it will fit my chest and hips, yet it is not fitted at all to my waist. A lot of Patagonia items are like this, but the one in particular bugs me the most.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 2, 2023
Hey Jessica, thanks for the feedback on the Down Sweater. We offer different fits in all of our gear. Some items fall under form-fitting, others slim, and we also have regular and relaxed fits. This particular jacket has a regular fit, so it wasn't designed to sit very close to the body. You can check the fit on any item underneath the size range options on the product page. With that said, we want you to be happy with your purchase; if you ever find that isn't the case, you're welcome to begin a return on [this page](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
This jacket does have a slim fit which I found very flattering. Its very warm and comfortable. I usually wear a small but sized up to a medium. The sleeves were the perfect length and plenty of room in the chest area. It isnt your typical loose jacket. Very happy with my purchase.
Great color but too tight in hips
I have had versions of this jacket for years and have love it. LOVE the pink color this year. Tried this jacket on in the store and fit great everywhere except the hips. Too tight and makes the jacket push higher everywhere so that looked funny and I didn't buy it.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 27, 2023
Thank you so much for providing this feedback, we truly appreciate it! We also want to extend our sincere apologies for the issues you had with the fit of this sweater. Please note, our Women’s Down Sweater now has a trimmer fit through the body, waist and hips. If you are looking for a more more relaxed fit around the hips, we suggest sizing up.
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