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This is the second Better sweater we bought because our son grew out of the first one and he loved it so much! He is an alpine ski racer in Pennsylvania so he wears it four days a week when hes training and even wore it under his speed suit when he was younger. He also wears it to school almost every day. Great product!!!
Seems like your size is large than the normal
We're sorry to hear that the sizing on this one wasn't quite right. This fleece is one of our "regular" fit designs and you may prefer the ["slim" fit fleece styles](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-fleece?prefn1=fit&prefv1=slim). Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you'd like any help to exchange or return it!
Pilling Ruined Sweater, despite proper care
Avid Patagonia wearer. I purchased this camo 1/4 zip pull over for my boyfriend in Sept. Despite following proper care instructions the sweater has pilled terribly. Very unfortunate for the quality of normal Patagonia clothing. Disappointing considering the price that I paid (and not to mention it was a gift). :(
Scratchy, cheap feeling fabric
I bought this for my husband as a gift. Was very disappointed in the fabric feel and quality. Its rough and scratchy. He returned it.
We're sorry to hear that the fabric feel was disappointing. Our Customer Service team would be happy to recommend some other [men's fleece tops](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-fleece) that he might like better. Thanks for the review, Melissa!
Makes a great gift
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend, and I can't wait to give it to him. The olive green color is great for hazel eyes, and the quality of the product is amazing. He usually waves between XS and S, and I'm glad I went with XS as I read reviews that this particular sweater runs a bit big.
I bought this for my son. He looked great in it First time in 43 years I have bought him a piece of clothing he liked. I just want to thank your wonderful staff who helped me with a shipping debacle. That was at my end not yours but your sales people were so helpful it was amazing. I will always think to spend my money with you because of fine qual... Read Moreity and the manner in which you value your customers. Retailers should follow the values you use. Thanks so much
This is my second Better Sweater; my first being a full zip. My only comment is that this article is more tight in the shoulders and around the armpits than expected and the arms a little long. (I order a mens L in everything Patagonia.) Perhaps, through some wear, it will loosen up a little bit. This is super warm and for skiing I wear a capilene ... Read Moret-neck and then a down parka. Perfect!
Classic, Useful Staple
My closet is full of these. When theyre new, they make great, decent looking casual wear. Over time, they break in and become like a second skin. My unprepared fishing clients often end up wearing them home. Durable and soft. Warm and resilient. Theyre the perfect mid layer.
Super Warm and Stylish
I wear this sweater on colder days. Last time I wore it I was outside for 5 straight hours. Between that sweater and my nanopuff jacket, I was plenty warm even with the temps below freezing the entire time. It keeps me warm and then looks stylish when I go inside and take my coat off. I have another one in black too. Love them!
I love the fit and quality fabric of these better sweaters. After testing out my first better sweater for 2 years I decided to purchase my 2nd one. The first one is still like new, nothing wrong with it after 2 years of use. I love it. If I had enough money I would have 1 in every color. Im 56 about 194lbs and wear a large. Fit is perfect.
Looks great but is a little short
I'm 5'8 and average build; seeing as the arm length of the S and M were the same, I decided on the S. Unfortunately, the jacket length isn't quite long enough for my liking, as it only barely covers my belt. I wish it were maybe 2 inches longer as I like my jacket length to be closer to my back pockets. Having said that, I have bigge... Read Morer shoulder and back muscles than the average guy so that might have something to do with it. Also, I realize that having a full zipper in the front would have been better functionally. If it gets too warm I can unzip, and if it's cold I can just zip up. With the 1/4 zip I actually get tired of pulling it on and off.
Thanks for your feedback, Vang! We recommend that you try our ["slim" fit fleece jackets](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-fleece?prefn1=fit&prefv1=slim) in the medium size. Reach out to our Customer Service team if you need any assistance. We'll be happy to help!
Super dope fleece
This this is way nice. The better sweater vests, run kind of small; its a bit tight in the chest. I was skeptical about getting a small one of these, but its turned out to fit perfectly. Im 58,170lbs w/athletic build, and this fits so perfectly. Strongly recommend this and the vest.
Fit needs improvement
Ive always loved Patagonia clothing quality, customer service, philosophy, but the fit needs improvement on this one. It is very boxy and sloppy looking. Im usually between L and XL in most clothing across the board, but a lot of Patagonia L stuff is still too baggy but not long enough in arms or torso length. This one is long in torso length and d... Read Moreefinitely baggy at lower half
High quality fleece, arms are too long
Pros: great overall straightforward design, recycled fleece, high-quality materials, low-impact dyes, fair trade certified. Cons: Arms are too long (at least in size medium). I tried 3 different items (2 from a retailer in-person, 1 directly from Patagonia) and they all fit a little different but had the same general issue. I have an older size la... Read Morerge which has shorter arms! Unfortunately, the small is too short in the body and the large is too wide. Most medium Patagonia items fit very well.
Hey Mark, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that the fit on this fleece was funky for you. We've taken note of the feedback and shared it with the rest of the team. If you haven't already, you're welcome to begin a return [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). Additionally we're happy to provide any measurements if you want a preview of how something might fit, just reach out to our customer service team.
Purchased a black BS quarter zip. Quickly became disappointed in the quality. With proper care, and a couple months of wear, it piled all over. It now lives in the back of my closet.
Hey Brock, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on the Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece. Unfortunately, pilling is hard to avoid with knitwear as friction is the culprit. Over time, this could happen with washing with abrasive items, wearing backpacks or just rubbing in a high wear location. Luckily, there are sweater stones out there that can make knitwear good as new. If you find that the item is still sitting in the back of your closet, please [send it back to us](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for warranty evaluation.
Ive owned two of these for a few years and pretty much where them everyday in the colder season. The M fits my build perfectly. I recently bought a new one and the fit has changed. It is slightly more baggy and I can see the seam has changed on the arm. Im definitely disappointed as Im pretty picky about the fit. Please change the design back to wh... Read Moreat it was before.
Hi, thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback on the fit. We are sorry to hear that changes have caused some disappointment for you. If you're unsatisfied with your new one, please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it back to us.
Very glad I made the purchase. Functional, attractive, warm and looks good layered or on its own. Superior materials and craftsmanship to other similar fleece jackets Ive tried. I was looking for a warm layering piece to go under a lighter jacket and it has been perfect for that. No excess bulk. Appropriate for multi-season use. Worth it!
Warm and worn all winter
This will be my second one after being totally satisfied with all aspects of this better sweater. It pills a bit but that seems to disappear when it is washed. Good product
We're so glad to hear you're happy with the Better Sweater! All knit fabrics pill to some degree, so we recommend a sweater stone or electric fabric shaver to take care of that pilling if it persists. Also a product like the [Guppyfriend](https://www.patagonia.com/product/guppyfriend-washing-bag/GP001.html?dwvar_GP001_color=000) Washing Bag can be helpful to avoid abrasion. Of course, your purchase is always covered by our Ironclad Guarantee too!
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