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This jacket is super light and warm. Living in Northern California on the coast, I wear it year round. Its so easy to tie around my waist while out hiking or on the beach. Quality is excellent. The only things I would like changed or as an option is 1) PLEASE design a fitted cut for women 2) add a hood with faux fur. That would make a very cute sty... Read Morelish option!!
Stylish Warm functional
The color pattern first caught my eye. Love the 80s vibe. Wore it yesterday for the first time and it was soooo warm and soft. Large fit perfect a little snug on hips but I am thick so thats still ok. Wish there were more pockets but nothing more to add. Quality is always on point with Patagonia. Nothing else really compares.
My go to jacket
My daughter and I absolutely LOVE this jacket. I purchased 2 of them last year. They have been our go to jacket anytime its cold/raining/snowing outside. Its very light weight yet keeps you super warm. Definitely worth the money spent. The jacket is a great investment and will hold up for years to come. If youre contemplating on purchasing because ... Read Moreof the price...I say get it. :)
I love everything about it. Particularly the pattern which has that 70s wibe. Which I love. I have another jacket just like it, a blue one, that has been my favorite for many years but is starting to show the wear and so now I use it for sports and gardening and this new one for everyday wear. I always bring my Patagonia jacket with me when I tra... Read Morevel. Airports and airplanes are often chilly and this jacket is so warm plus so easy to stuff in a carry on when I dont need it. Absolutely my favorite jacket of all time.
The jacket is great for
The jacket is great for everyday wear. for true winter weather, I found that I needed to wear a sweater or hoodie underneath for enough warmth. It is perfect on its own for fall. The jacket is not as puffy or thick as it looks in the pictures, it's very light and easy to pack.
This jacket is what I expected from a Patagonia product. The Alpine Blue color gets a LOT of compliments. The zippers are smooth. The jacket itself is way softer than I was expecting, almost buttery. It doesn't make that swishy noise that some down products do. The fit is GREAT. The arms are just roomy enough for extra layers. The shoulders ar... Read Moree roomy. I am excited every time I get to wear it.
I love this jacket because it is comfortable, lightweight, packable, nice looking, quality made. It is amazingly warm for it's weight. It's so nice to have a jacket that I can smash into a suitcase which takes up no room and weighs nothing, and I take it with me wherever I go to have for a chilly day or night. Doesn't wrinkle. Nice... Read More quality and Patagonia great to deal with.
Holding out for other color options
Fit is true to size but very snug in my opinion. I can wear a large (snug & short on my waist) or an xl (a bit too big, boxy, makes me look bigger than I am). Im in the market for a new down sweater but have been waiting for the right color. Would love to see a few more vibrant colors to choose from. I love Plains Green (which my daughter has) ... Read More& sure wish it was available in womens. Gorgeous green. Im always looking at her little jacket with (green) envy, ha.
This is the most versatile jacket I own. My original Down Sweater was purchased more than a decade ago and it still going strong. I recently bought a second one because I Ioved the green color. It is warm, comfortable, fits really well and is a perfect weight. I love how small it packs up into its own pocket. It is a perfect layer under a snowboard... Read More shell.
Warm and light
I love this jacket. Its warm enough for most East Coast winter days. Its so light thats its the first thing I want to grab from the coat closet. The styling is feminine, with a nice curve in the waist and the perfect length just below my bottom. I love the eggplant color. I love Patagonia. Their customer service is exceptional, as is their commitme... Read Morent to social and environmental activism.
My boyfriend surprised me with the Navy down sweater jacket for my birthday and I absolutely love it! Its warm, comfy, true to size and packs down nicely in my pack! Its officially my everyday jacket and cant wait to take it out climbing and hiking! As for sizing, I would Consider myself a true extra small. Im 5ft and 95lb (Petite) and the XS fits ... Read Moreperfectly. I can wear a long sleeve top with a sweater and still have plenty of room to move. I always have a hard time with the sizing because companies would say its an XS, but it would be made for a medium size person. So I absolutely appreciate the sizing being a true XS. Thank you, Patagonia! I highly recommend this jacket! Five stars!
This is my second purchase of the womens down sweater. I bought one about 20 years ago and it lasted until this year when the zipper broke. I was heartbroken as it had been with me through so many adventures. I wish Id known about Patagonias repair service before I trashed it. It still looked great and kept me warm. But I love this new down sweater... Read More even more. Its a great fit, has a bit os style, and is even warmer than the old one. I bought it in black. Id highly recommend this product for hiking in cold weather. Doesnt get you overheated. The down shirt is better for fall and spring hiking. Also I use my down sweater as a casual jacket with jeans and even over a dress with ankle boots to give myself a sporty look.
Very cozy and warm
I live in TX and this jacket is very cozy for winter walks and hikes. I wear Patagonia year round for outdoor activities including swimming and sundresses . Very comfortable and well designed, true to size. I wear size 4 in most clothing and a XS or Small. Thank you for making a durable, functional product.
Fits well. Wish there was a zippered pocket on the inside of both sides, if I keep items in the pocket it unevenly weighs down one side of the jacket. I like the new color but it makes the jacket look more bulky on me. I appreciate the ability to trade in my used jacket for a new one after a couple years. Definitely a pricey jacket though.
Do not hesitate to buy three
When I graduate to colder weather from my Nano, this is the go to for the season! Incredible purplish color is so nice and so many 'wow where did you get that comments'. Love the nice zippers and pockets are perfect placement. Neck fits nicely and very soft/warm .
I spent many days researching and reading about a variety of brands and jacket types. I decided to go with the down sweater jacket based on a number of reviews and Best Down Jacket lists online. I already love how thin, but incredibly warm this jacket is! I wasnt able to try the exact jacket type out in a store because of availability, but tried on... Read More one similar and found my regular size, an xl to be too tight around the waist and hip area. I usually wear a size large T-shirt and a size 16 pant, so in my opinion this coat runs small because of the fit and style. The xxl fits me perfect. I have enough room to layer a thicker sweater under it, but it doesnt appear too large or unfitted on me. I ordered the purple color and it is a slightly deeper purple than the image shown. It goes great with blacks, browns, and jeans. Im glad I finally invested in a high quality coat that can be worn daily! I highly recommend this coat, but think that those that have bigger waists and hips, should size up.
Sleeve cuffs too loose!
Jacket is nice weight for fall & spring where I live, not quite warm enough for winter. Im in between sizes, medium is a little snug & large is a little big. Im 51, 140 lbs & generally wear sweatshirts underneath. The biggest downfall is the sleeve cuffs are too loose! They dont keep the sleeves from falling down over my hands. If they ... Read Morewere a 1/2 smaller that would help so much. Im short & have short arms so this is a big deal for me! I tried every single one on in the store in my size & they all seemed to have the same problem. Some fit a little tighter than others, but not by much. I dont want to pay someone to alter a brand new jacket that already costs quite a bit, so I returned it! Patagonia please consider making those wrist cuff elastics a little smaller by 1/2 - 3/4.
Love this jacket for style, warmth, and the coral orange color! I originally purchase the macro puff jacket but seemed to be in between sizes of XS and XXS. I am 5 feet 1 inches and 105 pounds. As none of the macro puffs fit me that well I tried the down sweater jacket in the XS and it fits perfectly. I purchased this for temps in the northeast of ... Read More30-50 degrees and it is doing its job thus far this fall. Highly recommend!
I had the exact same jacket bought two years ago, but the quality isn't as good as it used to be: the down is not white and uneven / the outer shell more see through. It looks as though the jacket has black stains all over
Hey there, thanks for the review. Feedback is important for our designers to see what's working and what's not, so we value you taking the time to let us know. It sounds like you purchased a lighter color Down Sweater, because lighter colors tend to be a bit more translucent. If you're interested in switching it out, you're welcome to do an [exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for a darker color.
the best jacket i own
Whilst this jacket is definitely expensive, there is no doubt that this has been the best purchase ever! It is fits well whilst still having room for a sweater underneath. I have worn this jacket almost every day in every weather condition - rain, wind, sleet, snow! I wear it walking my dog, to and from work, up mountains! It is my most worn item o... Read Moref clothing and even though I have had mine for almost 3years, there is not a broken mark on it! It still looks brand new (almost) and hasn't lost any of its 'puffiness' as I find most others do! Would highly recommend to anyone who is considering buying this jacket! A wonderful all rounder!
Lightweight, but warm
I got this jacket to wear for temps above 0-30 degree temps. I wear it to and from pretty much everywhere. Love how lightweight it is, yet still warm. I will sometimes still wear a light sweatshirt underneath which helps. I got the red coral color and I love it how its different from any other jacket I have. Cute causal coat, warm and easy to pack ... Read Moreaway if I need. Thank you Patagonia!!!
Light weight and warm
Quite satisfied with the jacket overall. very light but quite warm. The color is great as well. The only criticism I have is that I wished it was a bit more of a tailored fit to be a bit more feminine as I feel like it is a bit boxy in the waist. I do love the jacket overall though!
For the price and function Patagonia should have a double zipper and more pockets. The fit is long in the arms. This is ok for me but I have very long arms. Tight in the hips given the room in the bust. Gussets under arms or set in front and raglan in the back sleeves would improve range of motion. Overall recently, your designs compromise func... Read Moretionality, interest in design by skimping on fabric and using straight back seams instead if interesting biases. missing fastening options like two way zippers, multiple snaps, functional pockets ... Please return to your design roots of perhaps ten years ago. Ps women have hips. Sincerely, KT Oh, if your fit option isnt on the list do force me to answer
Thanks for the feedback on our Women's Down Sweater Jacket. We're sorry that the fit was not optimal for you. It sounds like you're looking for a jacket with a little more stretchability. If this is the case, please check out our [Women's Pack In Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-pack-in-jacket/20955.html?dwvar_20955_color=INBK&cgid=root).
I went back and forth for three months reading reviews on this jacket. I tend to always be cold, I was looking for a very warm jacket. Honestly I didn't think this jacket would be warm because its so light. Was I surprised! this jacket is incredibly warm, I use it when I walk in the mornings, in 40 degree weather I am very comfortable, even th... Read Moreough I am only wearing a short sleeve tee underneath. I love this jacket, its going to be my perfect travel jacket whenever this pandemic is over and I feel comfortable flying again. I will buy it in more colors. I fits a tiny bit snug but I don't mind that.
Not for this body
I was really looking forward to wearing my new jacket this winter. I am 5"1" and stocky, an apple shape with a short waist. Unfortunately this jacket was too large in the shoulders, too long in the arms and very tight in the waist. Back it goes. I can always wear an XL in other popular outdoor gear brands, but the fit in this one was tota... Read Morelly different and didn't work for my shape.
I live in Colorado, where the weather can go from being 80 degrees one day, to snowing and 30 degrees the next, so I'm glad I got this jacket just in time for fall and winter. I took this jacket on my hike up pikes peak about a month ago and it felt amazing to put on at the top. The wind can get very harsh once you began to reach the top, and ... Read Morethis jacket worked well to keep me from getting too sweaty from the hike, and too cold from the wind. It also fits perfectly in all areas, and is very comfortable and lightweight. I cant wait to see how it handles skiing.
Warm but odd fit
I really like this jacket but the large was really big in the chest, shoulders and arms. But when I went down a size, it was too tight in the hips. So if you dont have narrow hips, it may be hard to get a good fit. I generally wear a medium but stayed with the large. It is great for early morning walks as the temperature is dropping and for fall hi... Read Morekes. Also love how small it crushes down.
While it hasnt been cold enough yet to wear my new jacket, I know Im going to LOVE. IT. for the colder months coming up! Im in TN where the weather can go from a very mild, rainy winter to full on Northern winters the next week, or even the same day. I hate bundling up and feeling so bunched up in a coat, and I think this amazing sweater will fit m... Read Morey needs quite well! I love how it is so light weight but warm and cozy without the heft of a heavier jacket. I sized up to an XL just to allow for comfortable layering, but overall the fit seems to be true to size, if not just a teeny size bigger. The sleeves are a tad long on me but not enough to get in the way. Its tailored to fit a womans shape, so bye bye, bulky boxy coats! Looking forward to taking my stylish new jacket out for a spin soon!
My most-worn article of clothing
I bought a black down sweater many years ago and it has turned out to be my most used article of clothing. I wear it on cool days outdoors all summer, and in the house all winter, or under a coat. Finally decided to get a new one and while the styling has changed a little, the quality is just as good as the old one. I love the down sweater so much ... Read Morethat in addition to the new black I bought one in the Balsamic color. Didn't need it but love the color. Love the fit, the comfort, the warmth, the durability.
Wasn't the Red I was wanting. However, my favorite winter down
The down sweater jackets fit me perfectly. My old Tailored Gray gave up it's last breath and it was time to get a new down sweater jacket. I wanted a "real red" but the Roamer Red color was not what I had been hoping for. I exchanged it and got a Pura Purple. It will stand out nicely in a sea of Seattle black jackets.
essential ultralight coziness
This jacket hardly needs my endorsement as it is a Pat classic by now. But for anyone considering an ideal jacket for a backpacking trip this is it. I stored it with my sleep system in the base of my pack for a weeklong journey through the High Sierra. It packs up into its own zippered pocket and weighs only 12 oz. Nothing more relaxing than parkin... Read Moreg your pack and wrapping up in this sweater jacket for the evening. Just as cozy to wake up and put it on to make a mug of coffee at sunrise. We became fast friends the first night of my trip. It remains a loyal friend at home and on the trail.
The best jacket I ever owned.
1st of all, trying to pick a category that I use the jacket for, "everything". I am rough on the jackets with all that I do. I used it biking Glacier Park numerous seasons, reg biking, fishing, walking the dogs, yard chores, under layer for hunting in the cold, ect. I have 4 different colors of this same jacket. The jacket is light weight... Read More, warm, and girly shaped. I am tall with longer arms. It is rare that I can find a jacket with good sleeve length as well as overall length. My only wish is that the fabric was tougher. As above, I wear the jackets hard.
Not very attractive on
Disappointed with the fit. Arms too long and shoulders too wide. But tight around the hips. Bought to wear under my ski shell, and its too long for that. Really odd sizing.
We are very sorry to hear that the fit isn't working out in this jacket. We appreciate your comments in regard to the arms and shoulders and we know our designers and other customers will find this helpful. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this back to us.
My Favorite Winter Jacket
I love this jacket. Not only is it beautiful, but it's so comfortable, light weight and warm. I got the light blue one. I got it towards the end of the winter season so we will see how it does next winter. So far I've been careful and protective with it because I have this fear that it might be delicate and get damaged or something but th... Read Moreat could just be a fear.
So flattering and such a staple
I had ordered dark blue but it took over a month to ship. I got impatient and called one to check in. I waited another week and called again and changed the color to another. I'm still happy with the color but sad I couldn't wear it much before summer. It is super warm and well made however.
Not like they used to be...
I had one of the first rounds of down sweaters. It was the silver version and quite warm.. I skied, hiked and did everything in it in winter, late fall and early spring. The down finally got so thin they warrantied it for a replacement. I appreciate Patagonia’s policy and they always stand by their products. Unfortunately, whereas my first jacket f... Read Moreelt like it was meant for someone who actually spent time outdoors, the new ones feel like a “fashion” jacket. It is not near as warm as my old one. I have had it a year trying to make myself like it but I don’t even wear it anymore. I will be returning it for a more technical jacket. I miss my old silver one tho:( It was a great piece.
Great everyday jacket for New England winter
I love the Patagonia down products for their warmth, comfort, style and durability. I have as the nano air jacket for the last 5+ years and wanted this women’s down sweater jacket. My husband has had this jacket for 10+ years and I’ve purchased for my growing children multiple times. Happy to have one for myself that I can now wear in my regular ro... Read Moretation. The green color is great and versatile with all colors.
lightweight yet warm
Got this jacket for mild winter and early spring days when temps aren't freezing cold but still require a warm layer. Jacket is super lightweight yet provides sufficient warmth. I ordered my true size and am able to layer over a light sweater at the most. If you enjoy bulkier sweaters I would say try the next size up. All in all a nice jacket ... Read Moreto get through the mildly cooler days of the year.
Want it in every color
I ordered this jacket in both XXS and XS to see which fit better. I had recently purchased another down jacket from a competitor and was dissatisfied with it because of how "poofy" it looked on. The XXS was the winner for me. I'm 5'2" for reference. Like previous reviews state, the waist is a little tight, so I would size u... Read Morep if you are concerned about that. I don't think I'd be able to layer something super thick under mine, but I prefer the snug appearance so thats something I'm willing to sacrifice. The pocket space could also be bigger for hand-warming purposes. I love that I chose grey instead of black but note that the grey has a silver tint, I don't mind it but the photo makes it appear like a darker shade of grey. Overall I'm really happy with this purchase and can't wait to take it on many outdoor adventures.
Great product, the only thing
Great product, the only thing I would note is that the vertical seams create a boxy shape, so if the jacket is baggy, and not closely fitting, it has a tendency to create a rectangular shape around the body. If it fits closely, then it forms to your body and looks better. Maybe over time the jacket would conform to your shape, even if worn baggy.
So warm! LOVE IT!
I'm a ski instructor and use this jacket for work, training, and my own personal use on and off the mountain. I absolutely LOVE it. It keeps me very warm and although it is puffy it is still layer-able to pair with an insulated ski jacket or shell to keep the down dry. It's also an attractive jacket to wear in the cold evenings. The fit i... Read Mores flattering for women so that we don't feel boxy or oversized, however it's still loose enough that I can comfortable put on my base layers and a fleece underneath, or a sweater under in the town. As someone who gets cold very easily, warmth and multi-functionality are very important to keeping me on the mountain in blizzards. This jacket is definitely one of my favorites to layer with on those rougher weather days. I am very happy with this product and would recommend it to any friends, clients, or coworkers looking for a new puff!
So Warm! So Light! I love it!
This is one of the best jacket's I have ever purchased! It really keeps me warm and have been getting a lot of compliments on it. I've been wearing it every day for the past week I feel like--definitely my go to jacket now. Couldn't give it a 5-star rating though, becasue the fit around the arm is a little too loose. It makes my arms... Read More look really fat, but no worries. Warmth>>>>Fit
Sent it right back
When I tried this jacket on, I could't get the zipper ends to meet. Finally pulled it up and got it zipped. On the bottom, I looked like a sausage. The shoulders and bust, surprisingly, fit OK. As I stared at myself in the mirror, I realized that this jacket was cut to fit a man - wide in the shoulders, narrow in the hips. Who would design and... Read More cut a woman's garment that way? Packed it up and shipped it back immediately.
Love the sweater but smelled kinda funky at first
It's very warm and light-weight! The only reason why I'm giving this a four star is because when I opened the package and wore the jacket for the first time, it smelled (for the lack of a better term) like a puppy...and not in a good way. For some reason, it had this weird funky smell where you get from a pet that hasn't been washe... Read Mored for a while? The smell was the worst near the arms. It was really unexpected but it went away after a day or two.
Hi Grace! Thank you for your feedback, and we're very sorry to hear about that bad odor! When down gets wet or damp, there is potential for it to smell a bit musky if not put in the dryer immediately. I am not sure if this is what happened in your case, but it is possible that some moisture accumulated while the item was in transit. I would recommend adding one cup of white vinegar the next time you put the jacket through the wash. If the jacket continues to smell after you wash it, you are welcome to initiate a return [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
tight in the hips and waist
I'm 5'4" and 120 pounds with narrow shoulders and slender build. I could zip up the down sweater and it looked okay in the shoulders and back. Unfortunately, the jacket was very tight around my hips and butt. I'm not curvy and I have a small butt. A XS was too big overall. The waist and hip proportions need to be adjusted.
Hi Grace, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fit. Feedback like this is crucial to improving fit for future season so it's appreciated. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
The ultimate adventure piece
I bought my Down Sweater in preparation for a trip to Iceland. I wore this jacket everyday - it's the perfect weight, level of warmth. I live in South Carolina and even with more moderate Fall and Winter this will be the perfect piece that I'll wear all season long.
stylish warm jacket
I don't know why this is called a "sweater" because it is not a knitted item. I bouht it to be a jacket, which is what I call it. It is warm enought with a fleece under it if the weather is at least 40 degrees F. Colder than this, I would need a warmer jacket. I l am very happy with it.
The light weight is deceptive given how warm this stylish jacket is when you put it on and go outside in the cold. Comfortable for temps in the 40s and 50s, and I put a light weight down vest on underneath when it’s down to the 30s. Don’t think I’d wear it at temps below that given that I get chilled easily. Well designed, well made, and is very fl... Read Moreattering.
This is my second down sweater I have purchased. My first one I wore out and it could not be repaired. I love this jacket. I wear it year around in California. It is great for travel. I got a small again. I am 5’5” & 135 lb. the new cut is slimmer than my old one. I am not sure how I Feel about that. The medium may be too big.
It's black, it's warmish, ummm ya that's about it. Would it kill you to use a two way zipper? And news flash, girls have butts. This jacket is cut just like my husband's, long arms, huge shoulders and small around the bottom. It is not the Steady Eddie I was hoping for but it isn't bad enough to kick to the curb so I will k... Read Moreeep it until something better comes along.
We are sorry to hear that this wasn't really what you were looking for. We want to ensure you are satisfied and if you aren't, we'd be happy to receive that back as a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) and recommend something else.
Down sweater vs Thermoball
I ordered the W’s down sweater and the NF thermoball at the same time. I ended up keeping the down sweater and sending the thermoball back. The sweater is much warmer. I live in Utah and It is cold here! It keeps me warm but doesn’t make me get too hot. Great purchase! The thermoball was more flattering on me but it was also way thinner.
Just in time purchase
I purchased this item for an upcoming thanksgiving trip to Chicago but was called back to rural Illinois due due a family member’s health concern. (I live in Ventura, CA) While there, I was fortunate to experience a blizzard and subzero windchills while packing and moving my family to a new home. My sweater kept me warm and because it’s lightweight... Read More and not bulky, allowed me to climb in and out of the back of the pickup truck multiple times without constraining my movement. And it’s easy to stuff in a suitcase.
Nice and Cozy
This is the second down sweater I have purchased. My first one is being retired to a work-around-the-house jacket after getting sliced open by a hockey skate. Regardless - this jacket is warm enough for casual wear most days in the VT winter. I have also worn it as a mid-layer when skiing on cold days.
Sizing/fit not similar to previous Patagonia jackets
This LG does not fit correctly. The Sleeves are about 2" too long, The bust area fits but, just fits. The side quilting is not slimming. I guess I will just keep my old Patagonia.
Hi Barbara! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We're sorry to hear that the fit of your new Down Sweater just wasn't right. Your satisfaction is guaranteed so you're always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Love my puffy
Love this jacket that I got in the pesto color from last season. This is without a doubt the best down jacket I have ever owned. My second winter with this jacket is coming up after heavy use, and I have yet to have a leaky spot or a tear. I got a size S and I intentionally got it a little big so I could fit a sweater under it. Get this jacket in a... Read More well-fitted size if you plan to layer it underneath a shell.
Excited to test this!
My husband and I are going to Japan this winter and picked these as our main travel jackets. As we plan to layer our clothes, we think we will stay plenty warm for the outdoor activities planned. This jacket is lightweight and packs nicely for travel. The colors are vibrant and the fit is spot on for me, especially since I am short, only 5’. I orig... Read Moreinally ordered the size S, but exchanged it for a size M as I am busty. The M fits great without adding bulk when I’ll need to layer up.
This is my second down
This is my second down sweater, the first was a Mother’s Day gift from my kids many years ago. When the zipper on that one wouldn’t zip, the loca store fixed it. My daughter said if that wouldn’t have been possible, the store would have replaced the jacket. That zipper now has missing teeth, but I love the jacket, so the new one is my backup.
3 years and still going
I've owned one since 2016 living in Dallas. It's made it all the way to the PNW with me here in Washington. I've had it repaired once by Patagonia because of a tear in the front seam from biking I believe. It's lost some feathers, but still my favorite jacket of all.
W down sweater camper green
I wanted the darker army green and this was lighter( I get that camper green is not army green but it had a greyer green), it also seems that the company wants only to fit " slim hipped" women. I used to wear a med nano-puff now even a large is shaped to fit someone slimmer. Sorry but the fit is not good!!
I had a down sweater that I wore day in and day out for years. In fact the fading wear and tear was so significant that it had to be replaced! For that I give your customer service, especially Christine, a 10 on a scale of 1-5! However, I love the old boxier cut so much better. I’m not fond of the feminine fit or the different size of down tubes on... Read More the side of the new sweater. The old style was my favorite and I will miss that old comfortable feeling.
I love this sweater! It
I love this sweater! It feels great on, warm enough to wear with just a shirt, but can easily be layered when it's colder out. It's light weight and well made and I got it in the big sky blue and it's beautiful! I look forward to keeping this around for many years to come;)
I love Patagonia and, until now, everything I have bought has fit perfectly. But this down sweater has an odd shape. It’s super tight and long on the bottom which makes it ride up. And I’m 5’4” and 115 lbs with no hips and the XS is tight on my hips. But I can’t go up in size or the top would be very bulky. Also the pockets are so small your whole ... Read Morehand can’t fit in them and a cell phone falls out of the pockets all the time. So I have to put my phone in the inner chest pocket, which isn’t great for staying warm and accessing your phone at the same time. The plus is that I love the color and it’s reasonably warm.
Great quality, bad fit
Love Patagonia as a company. Jacket is great quality but terrible fit. I bought the small which is bulky in shoulders and chest and tight at the hip. XS is too tight in my hip so I can’t size down. I’m 5’4” 125 pounds. I’m bummed because I just don’t like wearing it as it doesn’t look good. I’m going to try and sell it privately because it’s expens... Read Moreive and worn wear doesn’t give you much for it.
Hi Alexis! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with that feedback. Although, we're really sorry to hear about the trouble with sizing you've experienced. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I bought the jacket in Tasmanian Teal. Great color, fits well, warm. I originally bought a medium based on reviews to size up. I'm ideally a "small and a half" (5'7" 130lb 34D), but the medium was HUGE on me even when I layered a base layer and hoodie underneath. The sleeves swallowed me. I sized down to a small and it i... Read Mores the exact fit I was looking for-- fitted, but still roomy enough to wear layers under it.
Perfect for Central Coast Autumn and Winter!
I absolutely love this jacket! I go to school in SLO, California, and this jacket is absolutely perfect for autumn and winter days. I got the jacket in Craft Pink. Having owned this jacket in black before, I thought it was time to get a fun color. So many people have stopped me to tell me they love the color! The pockets are big enough to fit anyth... Read Moreing from keys, to a phone, to a granola bar. I also love that it can fold into the inner pocket to make it compact for traveling! Even though it is a little pricey, I would go ahead and buy it! It is so worth it, and the quality is gorgeous! I would recommend this to anyone!
Everyday and everywhere
This jacket is so amazing. It keeps you warm every day. You never want to take it off because it’s so comfy. I wear it all the time. If it’s just a little chilly or if it’s really really cold it’ll keep you perfectly cozy. Worth every penny! I liked the packaging it came in, environmentally friendly.
Ws Down Sweater- LOVE this jacket
I ordered a SM- I'm 5'6" and 135 lbs and it fits me precisely- with still enough room for a flannel underneath if needed. I have the hooded version of this jacket and a nano puff jacket and this one perfectly completes my arsenal. I'd say it runs slightly large, since I normally wear a MD in most clothes, EXCEPT for Patagonia ja... Read Moreckets. All of my Patagonia jkts are size SM.
This sweater was on super sale which is definitely what caught my eye ;) but the colors are two of my favorites so I feel like it was made for me. I’m a pretty solid medium but the down sweater always seems to run a little big to me. I can wear a small in it as well but the medium gives me some extra length in body and sleeves. But it also means it... Read More’s a little boxier in body and arms especially. But, it’s cute, it’s warm, it feels good and it has a warranty of champions so I’m giving it all the stars.
The Down sweater is a beautiful color but it is so thin compared to past years.More like the Nano Puff Little down from the elbow to the wrist. Won't be buying another
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Perfect As Always!
The down sweater is a staple in my wardrobe-this lightweight, but so warm jacket is perfect in all conditions. I use it to layer under a shell for skiing, and for cool nights year round. I’m 5’11 and thin build-I have long arms and the length is perfect in both arms and body. I ordered the medium. I love the new orange color too. Have not washed it... Read More yet.
Your feminized cut leaves many of us S.O.L.
I ordered the down sweater to replace my beloved 9 year old worn out down sweater and I'm so disappointed that the women' jackets shapes have been "feminized". It may look good when you've got the right pre-set proportions but many of us have shorter torsos or curvy hips and this mandated shape looks silly and fits terribly... Read More. How disappointing for an essential gear staple. Please consider bringing back the shorter straight cut down sweater. Not everything needs to be feminized.
I haven't had a chance to wear it for real yet since it's still summer, but the quality seems great (as expected) and the colors are nice. The arms are long, but the rest will be perfect over winter sweaters and I'd rather have arms that are a bit too long than too short, so I think it'll be great!
The fit changed from the
The fit changed from the one I purchased years ago, it was too long and narrow in the arms and torso, I am not a heavy person 5 ft 1 in 120 lbs pear shaped so have bought the medium for the hips fit but this new coat was tight when I sat down, I wish the coat and sleeves were shorter as my old one has discolored around the sleeves and neck,not sure... Read More why. This time I ordered the navy blue and loved the color just wish it had fit and had to return it
Best All Around
This is my second one for my wife. She runs jackets into the ground. The last one lasted about 7 years. It's still good, just flat and not as warm. She lives in these jackets. She is inbetween small and xsmall in items and she gets this in a small and it is form fitting for a jacket. She cannot layer a bunch underneath it.
Great color and great weight!
The Patagonia W's Down Sweater (jacket) is comfortable and fits perfectly with a little room to layer underneath. Ref: 5'2" 104 lbs. XS. Because I am "short" this jacket length hits me mid-bum which is comfortable. The Tasmanian Teal is a wonderful color, not bright but flattering. I am thrilled with the purchase and with P... Read Moreatagonia's excellent customer service. And looking forward to wearing this fall and winter.
Wore this during winter in New Zealand! Was is the 40s and during the day I only needed a tee, light overshirt, and this jacket. It was so warm without being bulky. Perfectly packable. It stayed fresh even over a 2 week trip. No loss of feathers even after washing and drying, which it did well. I did go with the next size up and it felt just right.... Read More This jacket will get a lot of use.
My only jacket
If you want to be a minimalist and own one jacket the down sweater is the best. It’s packable and very versatile for a lot of different conditions. This is definitely my favourite jacket that I end up using year round. I just wish they reinforce the seams and the cuffs so that it lasts longer! I owned my jacket for five years before it just looked ... Read Moretoo ratty, but Patagonia replaced it which is amazing.
My main winter jacket!
This jacket is a great one to have. From hiking to commuting, camping or hanging around the house - it is very versatile and sleek looking. Living in Seattle, I wear it pretty much in every season except summer. This summer it came in handy when I was at Crater lake and it got chilly as the sun was going down. It has a nice fit on the body and has ... Read Moregood coverage (i.e. not too short). I love that it is not too puffy and can be layered under or over things. I am usually an XS-S and I got the small because I didn't want it too tight and wanted to make sure I could layer underneath without it being uncomfortable.. I would recommend getting the bigger size if you are in between sizes. I got the light green color called pesto. Since it is lighter, it does show stains and dirt more than a darker color so I am very careful not to eat with it on etc. Just something to be aware of if you want a lighter color. I like this jacket so much, I purchased another one for this fall/winter in the balsamic color. Good quality and patagonia customer service is amazing!
I Love the Older Style down sweater
I have two of these jackets. I live in San Francisco and it is the perfect jacket for the weather here. I have been waiting for Patagonia to come back to the shorter and more feminine fit with the older style. I am short waist-ed and long legs at 5'9" and shorter waists look best on me. I bought the newer model and unfortunately will be ... Read Moretaking it back as I really love the older version and will be looking on media for used jackets. Patagonia told me to give some feedback on this as I have been waiting for a few years for a change. Thank you Patagonia for your commitment to quality and our planet. I love you.
Second time buyer
Love this jacket. It's my 'go-to' outerwear piece. I'd consider it a medium weight down-jacket. It is very light, and gives me full range of motion. This version compared to my last one (purchased maybe 4 years ago?) fits my phone in the front pocket WAY better. The older version I had could barely fit my phone in the pocket (Go... Read Moreogle Pixel 2 w/ large Otterbox case), this newer version fits my phone very easily. Love it.
Love my down sweater! This is my second one - wanted new color. This one seems a bit longer (which is great) actually warmer and more windproof than the other one for some reason! Great under another jacket or alone! Super comfortable. Only negative is one day I was super warm one day and it got a little "wet mittens" smelly - aired out o... Read Morek - I should have shed layers earlier!
Small hole in sleeve
We love Patagonia and have bought many pieces. This jacket was ordered to update my daughter's winter coats and there is a small hole in the sleeve where down sometimes comes through. I would still recommend Patagonia but was disappointed with the quality of this particular jacket.
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Great jacket, but falls apart easily
I had my eye on this jacket for years and my husband finally got it for me as a gift. It is the perfect jacket for everyday wear or for hiking. That being said, I have only had this jacket for 5 months and have noticed a lot of issues. The feathering comes out more than expected and the lining in the pockets always gets caught in the zipper. As suc... Read Moreh, even though I have tried to treat it with care, the inner lining of my pockets is getting torn apart because the lining always snags. It is a frustrating part of an otherwise perfect jacket.
Tight for a mid- or outer-layer
For the past few years I've been slowly replacing my Patagonia gear from 2007-2010ish. This coat from 2009 was my absolute favorite mid- or outer-layer (depending on the activity and temperature). I wore it regularly for at least six months per year for a decade and could count on it being comfortable for any activity--rock climbing, skiing, h... Read Moreiking, biking, etc.. Unfortunately, like most Patagonia clothes nowadays, the fit of this year's jacket is much tighter than the older one. I'm petite but a former gymnast with a gymnast's build (5'1", 36B, broad shoulders, bulky/muscular arms, 25" waist, 34" hips). Longer lengths - this year's is two inches longer and almost two inches narrower at the bottom hem - are not a fit improvement to me. It fits fine at my hips but is longer than I would prefer. MOST IMPORTANTLY, the shoulders are cut tighter (both across the back and the arm holes) and the arms are almost 3 inches narrower around which means I can no longer wear this rock climbing because I can barely lift my arms above my head. I prefer not to wear it as a layer for skiing or hiking because it feels so constricting over base layers. Sizing up would make the body absurdly baggy. I can really only wear this jacket walking around now. I wish Patagonia would go back to sizing clothes for athletes so we could wear their clothes while doing sports rather than making overpriced athleisure wear. On the hunt (very sadly because I used to love Patagonia) for a brand that fits athletic builds...
Got it in February in LABL color and I like how warm and compact it is, but the blue started to darken at some seams and around the collar. I have no idea why it is changing color because I haven't spilled anything on it or gotten it dirty. I'm not sure if this is just my jacket or like a thing that has happened to others. Color isn'... Read Moret the main factor for getting this jacket for me, so I'll still keep it, but it is a bit disappointing.
Love this jacket
I bought this jacket in the fall and wear it all the time. I love it. I took it to Switzerland and New Zealand hiking. It is very lightweight but warm. It was ideal for backpacking. I have been wearing it in temperatures between 20-55 degrees F, which pretty much is most of my winter and spring. I am buying one for each of my daughters. I have wash... Read Moreed it several times and it comes out like new.
Great little take anywhere jacket
This is my favorite go-to light insulating layer when I'm travelling and hiking. It weighs next to nothing. Can be stuffed into its own pocket for tight packing and shakes out to a lofty layer to chase away an evening chill or be ready for a sudden drop in temps during a hike. Add a rain jacket on top for added windbreak or in case of a drizzl... Read Moree.
Nice, but tricky to keep grey color clean
I have this jacket for about 2 years now. For the most part I like the jacket, but there are a few small issues. I purchased the feather grey color, which seems to show EVERYTHING- I cannot keep the jacket looking very clean. When I wash it, it is tricky to kep all the 'puff' in the right places. I am also noticing that feathers are comin... Read Moreg out pretty consistantly.
Loses feathering inside too easily
I love patagonia and was so excited for this coat especially for the cold winter, but it did not last longer than a month! There are multiple holes in the seams in the arms which cause the feathers to come out so now the coat does not keep me warm and I am unable to wear it now.
Love it but doesn't last long
I got this jacket in November of 2017, and I loved it because I had wanted a high quality down jacket for such a long time and really wanted to find one to invest in. After less than a year of owning it and taking great care of it, microscopic holes would appear near the seams and feathers would poke through and leak out. Now, my jacket has small h... Read Moreoles all over the jacket and feathers are constantly sticking through and falling out. The feathers also attach all over the clothes that I wear under the jacket and it is inconvenient. I love it, but for the price, the quality does not make it worth the expensive price. I still like it and wear it, but the quality really disappoints me.
Great while it lasts, but doesn’t last long.
I’m torn because I do love this jacket, but the quality is so disappointing. The first one I had replaced because in less than a year one of the zippers broke. Now the new one in less than a year is getting little holes all over it on the seams and leaking feathers like crazy. It’s so frustrating! Patagonia is NOT what it used to be. After a recent... Read More slew of disappointments I finally decided to write some reviews. I have Patagonia products from 10-15yrs ago that are still going strong but anything I’ve bought in the last couple years has fallen apart (except for one indestructible better sweater!). Hoping quality improves one of these days.
Tight and not warm as the older one I had
It is uncomfortable if I layer under it which I need since the jacket is not warm enough for me. I had a sweater jacket from 5 years ago which was perfect and came with a nice hood -one that isn't like the ones they have now with the zipper up the neck.
Praying for true purple!
I LOVE this jacket as much as everyone else and have worn it for YEARS and won’t give it up! But some of us would love to buy another in true deep purple or deep midnight purple. Then I can pass my black one on ! Those colors have been available in the past, and I love those jackets on other women. Thanks
My favorite jacket
I’ve had the down sweater for two years. I wear it skiing, hiking, and everyday general use all winter. It’s shows no signs of wear. No feathers have come out, no fraying. It is very lightweight but warm and soft and cozy. My husband is tired of hearing me say “Have I told you how much I love this jacket?” I had tried many brands and had given up b... Read Moreecause they were all so skinny in the arms I couldn’t bend my elbows. I do not lift weights, I’m naturally muscular but not unusually so. Patagonia is the only brand I have found that comfortably fits me and lets me move. The redesigned styles (versus 20 years ago) are also now cut to the female figure, so thanks for that. I’m 5'3" 135lbs and the medium is a perfect fit for me over light layers like capilene with a fine wool sweater, but I have no room for heavy sweaters or fleece. I wear a 38C and the medium is just right in the chest. I couldn’t comfortably wear it any tighter. The shoulders are roomy enough that I can comfortably cross country ski and reach down to my boots. I feel it is the perfect length for me. Sleeves are about 3" too long (typical for me) but the fabric and down are so soft that the bunching doesn't bother me, and the stretch binding at the wrists keeps the sleeves from coming over my hands. I could have bought the large and filled the extra space with a heavy sweater or thick fleece but I have never wished for that much insulation while wearing the medium with light layers. It keeps me plenty warm when I am active. On a really cold day on the hill, wear it as a middle layer and wear a shell over it.
Buyer Beware: Love this down sweater!
Thought a birch white jacket would be awesome with my darkish hair. I have a birch white Nano Puff vest, and love its versatility in that color! In the down version, there are dark feathers included & they show through the white exterior fabric. :( That’s the buyer beware part. I LOVE your navy which is full of blue and purplish tones! Not to... Read Moreo dark so as you say: classic. I love my new DS so much that I’m getting the new pink color. Love its bold hue. All that other reviewers say about DS’s terrific workmanship, lightness but wonderful warmth & it’s ability to repel wind & travel is true in my experience. I go to a weekly meeting where the room’s always Arctic. So glad to have this garment to “ weather” that environment too! :) Thank you for this smart looking, tailored but not too restrictive jacket.
I love this jacket.. I have broad shoulders 5"2', 142 lbs. I felt comfortable in a Large. I could have worn a Medium. But with sweaters the Large was more comfortable for me. Previously purchased North Face. In my comparison this jacket is warmer. The light weight of this jacket is also great. I gave the jacket 5 stars, however I am a mak... Read Moreeup wearer. My only issue is that My make up tends to stain the collar and has not been easy to remove with washes. Maybe that is my personal issue, but it ruins a perfectly great jacket (and it's not cheap make up either) (smiling)
I have a down sweater that is several years old, I was looking for a new one but I am holding out for the purple color you have in the video about this jacket!! Please, please bring that color of purple back!! Love my Patagonia jackets, the nano puff & down sweater but must have purple!!
You will love this!
This is a very well rounded coat! I am 5"5' and 125 lbs and I have both the XS and S in different colors. The XS fits a little more snug, so I can't put more than one layer underneath it but looks great on me (I have a longer torso), and the S has more layering room without looking frumpy (It still has great shape)! I love the qualit... Read Morey too. Washed on cold and dried with tennis balls it looks brand new. It is a very comfortable, breathable piece. Personally I would highly recommend to anyone looking for comfort, style, versatility, and warmth for winter. My use is everyday use, grocery trips, shoveling snow, errands, out to dinner. I absolutely love this piece and will continue to buy for years to come! Worth the price for sure!! I would recommend this down coat to all! The one with the hood is lovely too!!
I'm a big fan of Patagonia products. They are good quality and last a long time. I am 5'8 about about 140 lbs - the small fits well on the torso but the arms are a bit large. The arms sort of make your frame look boxy, and I'm not a huge fan of that. They could work on making the arms and shoulders a more feminine cut. I suppose this... Read More is good for layering though. I was also disappointed that the color I ordered (Pesto) wasn't an exact match. It's a cooler tone, like a sage. All in all however, the jacket is well made and will do the trick!
I work for a competing brand. This piece is still my all time. The DS is light, warm, fashionable, fits well and is durable. The added benefit of the opportunity to repair and a lifetime warranty is hard to beat. I just purchased my third DS in a decade and I'm still happy. I personally purchased a Medium and wear a 4-6 top. I like room for la... Read Moreyering and needed to size up to zip over my hips some, which is normal for me. My only caveat: I do not use this as a "technical" piece at all. For me, this is a winter staple for getting to/from work, errands, hanging at camp, etc. For me, this would be too warm and not breathable enough for aerobic pursuits. I do run warm, but I would look into purchasing a synthetic layering piece for climbing, biking, etc.
One and Only Down Coat
I had been looking at and researching down coats before I bought my first one. I finally landed on this one. I absolutely love it! In my opinion it runs a little bit, I'm 5'6 135lbs and I ordered a small (the size chart recommended a medium). The coat fits wonderfully, I can fit a sweatshirt or a lighter fleece under it, and I can also ea... Read Moresily fit the Better Sweater Jacket under a heavier coat for those extremely cold days. I do a lot of work outside in the winter time on cold rivers and in the mountains. This coat goes everywhere with me, either as an extra layer or as my main jacket. I first of many Patagonia purchases.
Bring back the old fit!
I miss the way these coats used to fit - they were not tight and fitted / they were just perfect for layers underneath / and had room to move. These new versions are so tight, long and restricting...I am scouring wornwear and ebay to try to find old versions! I hope you will consider going back to less "sculpted" design sometime soon.
Tomato Down Sweater
I always get my jackets one size up, but for the first time I actually wish I ordered my regular size (SM). This jacket makes me look a little wide, and the color is more of a coral than a red...That being said, it is light, warm, and extremely comfortable. I am a little worried about the material ripping and exposing the down, it seems very delica... Read Morete.
I live in these
I was gifted one of these in 2011. It seemed expensive and I almost returned it, but I ended up living in it for the winter and spring. I loved it. I have purchased four more of these (different colors including white). What i like so much about them is the wide range of temperatures in which you can wear them, and for how long you can wear them th... Read Morerough three seasons, so they are definitely worth it. Very breathable and layerable too if walking outside to inside and back outside. I tend to shop more moderate prices and sales, but at full price I still consider this a bargain since it is so useful. I have seen how this jacket has been copied, but this is the original and it works and have never had a problem with it I haven't created myself. Wash with powdered detergent as directed on the delicate cycle with just a few items, dry with dryer balls on light, and it will last you years.
Look cool amidst the other Seattleites
Everyone in Seattle wears this so you'll fit right in. Jokes aside, it's super comfortable, looks nice and keeps me really warm even in freezing conditions (when hiking/climbing/ice skating). Too warm for running. My only complaints are that it's curve-unfriendly, meaning I have loads of space in the abdomen area and not much in the ... Read Morechest area, so it fits me slightly big (I'm on the cusp between M and L and had to go for L). Fits underneath most rain jackets that are size L, and the houdini as well if you need to layer.
I finally found a Patagonia jacket that fits me (XXS - 5'2" 98lbs). It's a 4-star because: (1) The color isn't as red as it is online, it's more pinkish peach red, not red red. I really don't understand why Patagonia has to change the basic red. Red is red, it doesn't need all these fancy names that you call it. I... Read More don't think you have to change the shades of anything. Red is one of those basic colors that come in almost all jackets in every other brands I've ever bought. Patagonia is the only company that changes the shade of red, and when you buy these things online, you rely on the color that is shown which, unless it's black, the online colors have deceived me every single time. (2). The pockets are extremely small. I'm a small person, and my hands don't fit in the pockets open. I have to make a fist for them to barely fit in the pockets. I bought this to replace an old Marmot, which had pockets big enough for my hands and my Samsung S8 phone. My S8 does NOT fit inside the pockets of this jacket. It's kind of disappointing because I actually love the fit everywhere else. The length of this jacket hits the mid part of my rear, not too long, not too short. I like it. Patagonia, I hope you're reading this and taking customer's suggestions into consideration in your design. I've never had a pocket jacket so small that my hands don't fit inside them. I'm debating whether or not to keep it or return it. The tomato color is bright, but not a proper red color, so I'm not sure if I want it. I really wish you have the same color options for one design vs the other (hood vs no hood). I buy these jackets for my hikes/climbing and I like bright colored jackets so that I can easily be seen on a wall climbing, or hiking or maybe when I'm not and need to be rescued. I need more color options for the hooded down sweater, please. I just ordered my husband a nano puff, so I'm hoping that it'll fit properly for him. One other thing, the XXS in this jacket is not the same as the XXS in the micro puff. The micro puff XXS is extremely tight around the arm and waist. Please keep your sizes consistent across product line. Thank you.
I was mostly loving this jacket-the xs was a bit tight, yet the sm was too large, but it was working out. However, the zipper is terrible! It goes up and down just fine, but snags on everything. Lots of the stitching is all pulled after only wearing this jacket for two weeks. The zipper on the hi-loft down hoody is much better.
Note the new ones run large, i used to wear a xs now wear xxs, but hips on these are snug, so unless you are slim order one size up New puffy sizing same except hips do not fit as tight, more like old puffy xs! Both are a tad longer than old ones, inch or so, same quality! Why did they change sizing, oh ehy or why!?
I've had a few down sweaters and a nano puff and love them all! I am mostly a winter photographer and find myself in outside in windy, wintery scenes so the down sweater is my go to. In fact when the chill comes to VT, it's pretty much the only jacket I wear still spring! I have size large, which is a little big, but perfect size for wear... Read Moreing a fleece underneath and giving me room to move. No issues with warmth.
Runs Big and very thin
I used the sizing guide and it recommend that I get a small which ended up being WAY to big. I am 5'6 and 125lbs. I am going to order this coat in an xs and hopefully that will fit better. It is also a lot thinner than I had imagined which isn't necessarily a bad thing but I'm not sure how warm it is going to keep me in the cold wint... Read Moreer months.
2nd down sweater
I gained weight & my size medium down sweater (which I’ve had for at least 7 yrs & still in perfect shape just a little tight). Had to buy a size large cause I can’t live without one! Best weight for many weather challenges! So light you can’t believe it is so warm. These wash beautifully! My husband also has one & loves it as well!
Light, soft, warm jacket
This is the first time I've owned a down jacket & I love it. I own many Patagonia clothing items but I think this may be my favorite. It's light weight but warm and I like that it can stuff into it's own pocket and become a travel pillow. I travel abroad once a year and this will be a great travel jacket. I'm going to surpri... Read Morese my sister and get her one for Christmas.
Won't travel without it!
Replaced my original Patagonia down sweater of 7+ years -- that had travelled to 5 continents -- with this new design: love the drawstring hem,slightly longer length and higher collar,narrower sleeves,and more opaque fabric...my older off-white was sheerer that the Birch color. Never got on a plane without it! I'm 5'3" and 105 lbs --... Read More the XS fits perfectly. However,in future designs PLEASE move the interior zippered stuff pocket back down to below the waist -- putting anything inside the current chest pocket is uncomfortable and makes one look terribly lumpy and "unbalanced"! Thank you,Patagonia,for an incredible recycling/credit program,excellent customer service,and 1% for the planet!
Great light weight,warm layer
I bought this jacket,this past summer when I realized the jackets I packed for a field season in AK were not warm enough. And for the price you can't beat it! It's super light weight,and warm. I wore it under my triolet jacket when I was working,and when I was out in town and it was perfect when I wore a warm base layer for the freezing c... Read Moreold,blowing side ways days that I was out in.
I had an older version of the down sweater jacket,and it had a structured elastic at the waist that I imagine made for a comfortable fit on a range of body types. The new model almost seems like a men's cut - it's straight down the sides - and the bottom has a cord,but it can only be adjusted to be smaller. It's also hits pretty low ... Read Morefor a jacket (the medium hit mid-bum for me,I'm 5'7''),which means that if you have wider-than-your-torso hips,it either fits too snugly at the hips,or not at all. I usually wear a size medium so I tried sizing up to a large,and while the bottom fit,the arms and chest were way too large. If you are of consistent width from shoulder to bum,this would work for you,but otherwise it felt simultaneously boxy (chest) and tight (hips). I wish it fit better,because I do love the weight and warmth.
Boxy fit is a bummer!
This jacket has a nice texture,feels warm and has an appropriate length in arms and torso,as well as a good fit across the shoulders. However,the width of the fit in the torso is boxy,with almost too much material to make it a good layer. I am an athletic build and typically wear smalls in regular and athletic clothing,so was surprised to find the ... Read Morefit to be so wide through the waist when the fit was described as 'regular'. I know this product it meant to layer over larger base layers,but I'd literally have to be wearing another full jacket underneath (or a fanny pack) to fill up the space. It's a bummer,because I was pretty excited to use this jacket ski touring,camping and climbing! Bottom line: if you're an apple body shape,this jacket may fit you well.
Best I've Ever Owned
This is the best jacket I've ever owned. I couldn't decide whether the number of people I've seen wearing this was due to it being trendy or just a great jacket. It's definitely the latter. It somehow always keeps me the right temperature - warm when it's cold outside or just drafty in my office.
Great Layering Piece
This is not warm enough on its own to be a winter coat. It is indeed like a cozy sweater.I wear it around the house more than anything. I use it as a versatile over-or-under-layer when hiking and camping. It packs down nicely. It's a great jacket in 40-60 degree weather. I don't think that it blocks the wind that much. If its cold,you... Read More7;re going to feel it. The buffalo green is very pretty; not too loud. I'm between a small and medium. Went with a medium so I could wear a sweater and vest under it,but its not so bulky that I can't throw a heavier coat over all that,if needed--and it looks good no matter what.
Warm but down feathers shed/stick to your clothes
I bought this jacket as a layering piece,and for that purpose,it's great. However,one major problem is that the down feather's shed/come out inside the jacket. So when you wear this over a sweater and then take off the jacket,you'll see all these white pieces of down stuck all over your sweater. For the price and quality,this was dis... Read Moreappointing.
Super light,very warm and convenient
I have been wanting to buy this for a while since I get cold so easily,even on a warm day,if there is a breeze,I am screwed. Have used it in the city as well as in the mountains. I was just unsure about which model to get and in what color in size. In the end I went for classic black in this model,for the warmth - I don't have to wear much und... Read Moreerneath,but the warmth is there when I need it. I've also gone running with it wrapped around my waist for when I cool down. Only thing is that after asking friends and looking at measurements,I still got the wrong size (S). I had to go in and get XS. I'm 5'9" with long arms,and small-chested. It works great. Sleeves are not too short and it doesn't look too baggy in the front.
Down sweater worked!
Just used the down sweater in Colorado in mid September. 9800 elevation. 40 degrees plus. Worked out great. Also used capilene and techy lays in conjunction. Was warm and toasty. Also at the coldest part of the day the with d was about 60 mph and Gusty. Had no wind cold with the sweater either.
Light weight and warm!
I bought this a few weeks ago to prepare for the upcoming cooler weather. This jacket is amazing. It's lightweight and warm. Already broke it in on dog walks early in the am when it's cool. But the color is amazing! I bought the ice blue color that is only available online. I LOVE IT!
Love my down sweaters from Patagonia
I bought my first Patagonia down black sweater 10 years ago. It traveled with me,in my carry-ons,to observe at a telescope in Chile,to hike in high mountains,and it keeps me warm in Illinois all winter with its 800 down. Last year,I sent it for two repairs,and it is like new. Then,I misplaced it,and before I found it,I panicked and bought this repl... Read Moreacement,in turquoise. I am going to keep it.
I've had this for a couple seasons now and am loving the new longer fit. The extra length seals up the belt line and gives coverage when bending over with the drop tail hem. I'm 5'10'' and 165 w/ athletic build and the medium fits really beautifully. It's a big snug to fit a layer more than a light-medium sweater,but... Read More find that it works well over work clothes walking to and from the car.
Love it but beware of sizing!
Patagonia sizing seems to vary based on item. Not sure if that has to do with slim vs regular fit? Sometimes I find the sleeve length too short for some XS jackets (I have long arms I guess) so I size up to the S. When I bought the S for this jacket,it was WAY too big so I returned it for the XS and the arm length was fine. Excellent customer servi... Read Morece during the exchange!! One of the many reasons I will continue to shop there.
Surprised by a flaw in the fabric.
I bought the Down Sweater to take on a summer trip to the Dolomites and it arrived just in time to pack into my suitcase. I tried it on before packing; my husband said it looked good on me,and fit great. Was very pleased. But when I next put it on in Italy,I glanced down to see what appeared to be a discoloration in the fabric on the front panel ne... Read Morext to the zipper. I couldn't have gotten anything on it because I hadn't had it on more than 5 minutes total before packing. I see it more from looking down on it while it's on me,versus someone seeing it facing me. It's noticeable to me and I'm not sure what can be done about it. I love the jacket and I needed it to replace the same Patagonia down jacket I'd worn for ten years and the zipper finally wore out.
Very warm and light
I got the chance to order a down sweater jacket through work and I am in love! It is warm,but very light weight. I am 5' 4",165-168 lbs and normally wear a medium,but the only size left in the color I wanted was a large. I bought it anyway,knowing Patagonia can run a bit small,with the idea that I could wear it over heavier layers and it ... Read Moreis perfect for that. I can easily wear it over a heavy sweatshirt and still have plenty of room so I'm not feeling restricted. This one will be perfect for snowshoeing this winter and unpredictable Northern Michigan weather any time of year.
Had to get it!
Bought this jacket about a month ago because it was 50% off. Haven't had a chance to wear it too much yet but the fit is great and it's super warm. My boyfriend has the same jacket and he loves it! Wears it as a winter jacket and its perfect as an under layer for skiing!
Love jacket,yet not the color I really wanted
I have wanted this jacket for quite some time. I had my eye on the Navy Blue. That seemed to sell out too fast in Medium. I didn't want a brighter blue or brighter color or patter. I just wanted the pretty dark blue/epic blue zipper. I settled for a Black after searching for a medium Navy Blue everywhere. I live in the PNW,so another black jac... Read Moreket wasn't what I really wanted here in a sea of black jackets. Nonetheless,I do love the fit and light weight warmth. Please Patagonia,make another navy blue version for Fall 2017.
I bought this at an end of season sale,not realizing I would still have a few opportunities to wear it yet this year for chilly weather. I can layer this under a Torrentshell and my top half at least is snug and dry in wet weather around 0'C/32'F. I bought the Forestland: Lupine color only because it was what was left on sale in my size.... Read More I didn't expect to like it much but I've gotten compliments and I have to say that it is nicer than what I expected. I'm at the upper end of the medium range and this fits nicely.
My favorite jacket!
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the Down Sweater and own in three colors!! I live in Idaho and this lightweight but warm jacket serves me all year round. Great to travel with because it is so cozy to wear on a plane (also serves as a pillow) but can be easily folded or stuffed into a small carry on bag. Fits comfortably but is very flattering.
I got this right before a trip to Ireland in March. I didn't want to pack my larger winter coat and this took up much less space in my carryon. This was perfect because it kept me warm on very windy cold days but still worked when temps warmed a little but still required a jacket. It is the perfect coat for traveling!
perfect weight for varying conditions
This garment is made well (and with a good conscience I can wear this down). I find it just right for the transitions between seasons and because it's windproof,even on quite chilly mornings or evenings it is comforting. I will also use it sailing for the evenings at anchor. I can layer it over thicker or thin sweaters. It feels cozy!! I appre... Read Moreciate the longer length of the sleeves. Overall,this down sweater will come to hand for many seasons.
I'm a ski instructor so I regularly work outside for long periods in very low temperatures. I have good,warm gear,but nothing compares to this down sweater. It layers well under my shell,and also keeps me quite toasty worm alone. I'm around 5'4 and around 125 pounds and the XS fits perfectly. Also (huge bonus) it's very durabl... Read Moree and thus far impervious to sweat-stank
Lightweight,perfect warmth,LOVE IT
I got the bright orange color,and although its bright,I really like the color! This is so light,I don't mind if I take it off and carry it,its not bulky,its has perfect warmth for the cool coast,I love it! It be great for layering if you were someplace colder. I love the fit.
Love My Down Sweater!
The Women's Down Sweater is probably the one piece I wear the most as a ski instructor in the Northeast. It is exceptionally warm. I sometimes wear a Nano Puff underneath it and sometimes I add a Fitzroy over it and never feel bulky! It is very light and pliable. My co-workers sometimes ask how many layers I have on instead of asking what is t... Read Morehe temperature!
Rips too easily
I bought this jacket originally for warmth and durability. I run a farm and basically live outside and this jacket is the worst! For an outdoors brand, you would think their clothing would be more durable. After the first major tear, I stopped wearing this jacket when I work outside. Even with light and casual use, it still ripped all the time! Thi... Read Mores jacket is only a year old and is full of holes! The fabric is so flimsy and rips at the tiniest provocation. I love patagonia's values, mission and production but would never buy another one of these!
not entirely loving it
I wanted to love this jacket. I had a Down sweater for several years that I just wore out so I bought this one to replace it. Its slightly longer than my old one so it hits my hip in an awkward spot and the shoulders are too puffy. So I waer it but I don't feel like it looks very good.
Fantastic All Purpose Jacket
My all purpose jacket for when the temps drop to low 30's and 20's 'F or for when it's warmer and I just want to feel warm. Not to 'big' feeling,but keeps you warm; easy to move around. I'm 5'8' 160 lb. and ordered the L ' I like how it fits. I wear this jacket under a Gortex shell when the weather ... Read Moreis wet and cold.
love this coat!
I exchanged my old similar patagonia coat for this one. I was worried that it wouldn't be as warm as it's not as "puffy" as my old one,but it is very warm and very comfortable. I love the color. It is really comfortable. I wear this all of the time,work and play.
A Color Masterpiece!
I LOVE my down sweater - in fact,it's my favorite article of clothing for this winter! I receive compliments every time I wear it. Everyone tells me that Epic Blue is a great color for me! I would appreciate hearing of any other items in that same color that are available.
Perfect versatile jacket
Got this as a replacement for a down sweater I'd had for probably 8 years. Loved the old one and was sad it couldn't be repaired but glad to know that Patagonia will probably recycle it in some way. this is the perfect replacement. Similar color,wonderful fit I'm 5'10" and 160 lbs and bigger in the chest and the medium fits... Read More perfectly.