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Men's Better Sweater™ Fleece Jacket Reviews

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September 20, 2023

Wonderfully Comfy

Bought the Better Sweater Jacket since I wanted something I can easily slip in and out of due to the full-length zip. I have two older pullovers, which I love. The Nouveau Green is the perfect shade of green! My only gripe is with the cuff opening. It's awkwardly large leaving the sleeves to slip down past the wrists and over my hands. (In cas... Read Moree you're wondering, my wrists and hands aren't tiny or puppet-sized.) The cuffs on my pullovers are just how they should be, just snug enough to stay put. Other than that minor annoyance, this jacket is awesome.

September 9, 2023

Great look for Fall Outdoor Wear!

This was a gift very well received by my son-in-law who tried it on immediately and was very happy with the fit and the look!

September 8, 2023


Fantastic quality, and true to size. Love the colour too (Obsidian Plum)

September 3, 2023

Great fleece

I’ve tried a better sweater on before and always felt like a large was a great fit. Sent it back and exchanged for a medium, was much happier. Fits wonderfully.

September 3, 2023

It looks good, but its tight.

In almost everything I purchase, I buy it in the medium size. But I bought one of your raincoats in a medium, and I drown in it. So this jacket I bought in a small, but it is tighter than I expected. And your catalog always shows a 6,1In almost everything I purchase, I buy it in the medium size. But I bought one of your raincoats in a medium, and I... Read More drown in it. So this jacket I bought in a small, but it is tighter than I expected. And your catalog always shows a 6-1 model wearing your jackets, But I am 5-8. And if I were to purchase a medium in this jacket, it would be way too long. you have great quality, I just wish the sizes were a little easier to work with.

Response from Patagonia
September 6, 2023

Hey Bruce, thanks for the review and our apologies for the confusion with sizing. All of our products come in different fits: form-fitting, slim, regular and relaxed; so that could be adding to the confusion. If you check on the fit tab on the product page, you can find this information. We're not sure which raincoat you purchased, but this jacket has a regular fit. If you ever have questions about size, please connect with customer service. We're happy to help, and we can provide you with garment measurements. If you ever make a mistake, we do offer free and easy exchanges which could be started on [this page](

September 1, 2023

Consistent Quality

Amazing jacket, you always know what you're getting with Patagonia. Warm, durable, high quality, and feels good.

August 23, 2023


I have had my last jacket for years finally bought a replacement. Love these jackets

August 23, 2023

Cool Fit

It is warm enough to replace a bulky jacket, but might be to warm for summer. Nice addition to the hiking gear and work clothes.

August 22, 2023


Warm and supple and versatile.

August 3, 2023

Great jacket, good warmth, great color selection!

So everybody knows this jacket. I use it when I need several layers, or when around a campfire at night and it gets chilly. Or when I go for a quick walk with my dog! The breast pocket is a nice added bonus, it is quite large and very functional! this is like my 7th review so far, would it be possible to get a friends and family coupon so I could ... Read Moreget some more stuff that I need for the upcoming winter season and then I'll post more reviews??? Thanks muchly!!

August 1, 2023

Great Fleece Jacket

One of the best Fleece Jacket i have ever owned

August 1, 2023

Great fit and quality!

Great fit and quality!

July 31, 2023

Excellent fit and quality

I struggle to find XS sized clothing, so love Patagonia for manufacturing to fit people like me. Then they make great quality weave and style. Thank you.

July 3, 2023

Warm and sharp looking!


June 28, 2023

Best Sweater Jacket

Calling it the "better" sweater is being modest. It's so comfortable that upon putting it on, I was overflown by feelings of safety and goodness. Feels like home. The one thing I'd change would be to make the sleeves elastic. There is no stretch to them whatsoever. Oh, and to make the hooded version available to Europe!

June 24, 2023

My favorite sweater

I think in a way, we are all looking for that one perfect sweater that we just feel attached to. If that is you, my friend your search has come to an end. I love this for work. The office is always cold, so Im always in my sweater. Love the fit. Have the vest, and the 1/4 zip as well. I wear the 1/4 around the house and this one is more for out of ... Read Morethe house.

June 16, 2023

Very happy with this!

Very happy with this purchase! Amazing sweater. Bought an M first. Ended up returning due to size (and ordered another size straight away). Also a very easy process. Happy to order again :-)

June 11, 2023


Flawless. Patagonia went to a weird pocket design over the last few years which sucked. This is now once again a simple, minimal, and beautiful garment which will last for years. Timeless and exceptional.

June 8, 2023

My go to fleece jacket

Love this jacket and I have 4 in different colors.

May 30, 2023

Nice but.

Theres no English washing instructions. Pretty sure its required. Lmk if you need a new product manager.

Response from Patagonia
May 31, 2023

Hello Neil, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Since we sell items internationally and to minimize the size of the care tag with various translations, we use the Federal Trade Commission care guide symbols. Our [product care symbol guide]( will explain everything – and help you keep your gear in great shape. With that said, when it comes to washing your Better Sweater, we would recommend washing in cool water with light detergent and then tumble dry on low-to-no heat. We would also recommend drying this item alone to avoid any pilling from occurring.

May 9, 2023

Best Patagonia Fleece

Excellent fit. Well made. Light and warm. Super comfortable. 'nough said.

May 4, 2023

Nice finance fleece

I have had a similar, but not the same model, patagonia jacket before, but this jacket runs larger. I regret not returning the jacket and purchase a size medium. Besides the fit, I still recommend this product. Its a warm and versatile jacket.

May 3, 2023

Cozy sweater

I like to layer this with a rainproof jacket and it keeps me warm. Sweater is comfy and soft

April 24, 2023

A great versatile zip-up!

This is my third better sweater of various models. I got this one from a generous offer at the Patagonia Store because they were far backed up on zipper replacements for my old one! One note of caution...Patagonia has apparently made their new Medium from the Large template. I ordered a Large, the same as my old one and it was about 2 inches too ... Read Morelong in the sleeves and was big all around. The medium fits perfectly. I have lost weight, admittedly, but I don't think my arms shrank. The sales clerk at the store confessed that there are several lines of clothing that do not size the same as the old ones.

April 19, 2023

Fits 3x too large compared to previous versions

I've owned many versions of this jacket and have always been an XS. It seems Patagonia has increased their XS to a Medium now and is much too large everywhere.

Response from Patagonia
April 20, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review Chris! Your feedback is incredibly important to us and we are very sorry to hear about the sizing and fit issues you encountered. Please know that your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you are more than welcome to [return]( at any time.

April 17, 2023

Comfortable, warm casual wear

So far, I love the feel of the Better Sweater. It keeps me warm on cool days, but it still breathes a bit to keep me from overheating. My body size landed between a small and medium. I ultimately opted for a medium, as I wanted something a bit more comfortable rather than form fitting. I also feared that even a little bit of shrinking would make a ... Read Moresmall uncomfortable.

April 16, 2023

Good Combo of knit and fleece

Like the larger fit of the XL, with room to move. Love the warmth for outside and indoors as well. Love the zipper style making it my go to piece for cold days.

April 16, 2023

Very comfortable. I forget that

Very comfortable. I forget that I have i Very comfortable to wear at work and hiking. I forget that I have a jacket on. The ultimate test for any item that makes it into my "pantheon" of favorite clothing.

April 16, 2023

Really comfy and durable sweater

Really comfy and durable sweater great for chill and cold days.

April 10, 2023

Runs small

Narrow shoulders and short arm length.

April 8, 2023

Perfect for spring and fall

Love this sweater. It is perfect to have at work during the Spring and Fall when the heat isn't quite regulated.

March 31, 2023

Versatile, beautiful and warm

This is my favorite sweater at the moment. It is very versatile and warm. I look elegant when I need to and casual when I need to. Hard to find anything comparable. I use it both inside and outside. Surprisingly breathable.

March 28, 2023

Better Sweater - best made jacket !!

I ordered a small based on other reviews. First, I am 5'7" on a good day and under 150 lbs. Here is what I discovered. The sleeve length is longer than what I expected. The sleeves and body of the jacket are somewhat form fitting with a T-shirt and another long sleeve shirt as base layers. There are unexpected wonderful features such as ... Read Morethe soft warm interior lining of the pockets and neck lining. The pockets appear to be set in a bit but make it convenient for my hands. Since I couldn't add a vest under the jacket, I was almost going to return it for a medium; but I am sitting here sending in this review wearing my first Patagonia garment and am pleasantly pleased with this purchase. I look forward to more purchases.

March 27, 2023

Good fit and nice and

Good fit and nice and warm. Thanks

March 20, 2023

Perfect Fit

The sweater is made with the high quality we have come to expect from Patagonia products.

March 16, 2023

Perfect weight

My favorite full-zip fleece! Very stylish and a classic look.

March 14, 2023

Multi use and so comfortable.

Multi use and so comfortable. Wondered why it took me so long to get it!

March 13, 2023

Perfect Fit

Great Product. Perfect Fit.

March 12, 2023

Well made, comfortable. Seems to

Well made, comfortable. Seems to be slightly larger than most large jackets

March 8, 2023

Really Great Sweater Jacket

The XL size is a touch bigger than some, but I dont like my sweaters to be tight so this is perfect. Im about 225-230 and 6 foot tall. This is great for work and when the weather is chilly out but not cold. Doesnt do a great job of blocking wind, but thats not why I bought it.

March 3, 2023

Super warm

The sleeves are about an inch and a half too long

February 28, 2023



February 27, 2023

Comfortable over light long-sleeve shirts.

I just like it! It fits well and I acutally sleep in it some nights. Love the pockets and their postioning. UL one will fit sunglasses or my cell phone in it.

February 27, 2023

You Get What You Pay For

It's pricey and it's recycled polyester but quality is there. It looks smart, keeps you warm, very comfy, and the brand has good environmental practices if you care.

February 26, 2023

Comfortable and looks good

This sweater has a great feel to it and is perfect for mildly cold days outside. It's not wind resistant and can be quite chilly in windy conditions without layers underneath. Overall I love it

February 24, 2023

Dressy Casual

I love the weight and feel of this sweater. Perfect for casual dress work day. Great fit.

February 23, 2023


Great jacket. It was just a bit long in the arms.

February 23, 2023

Great jacket

This is my second one of these. I love to wear them to work or under a jacket when it is colder out.

February 23, 2023

Very Comfy

Very happy with this purchase! Perfect warmth for a Southern California winter.

February 22, 2023

Inconsistent bad sizing

Originally got this in a medium and the collar was tight even when not fully zipped, but rest of the fit was good and it looked good. Returned and tried large, but it was way too baggy and arm length was rather long. Just in general looked unflattering with how baggy it was. Went back for a medium and while the collar was fine. The armholes wer... Read Moree very off that they were digging into my armpits even unzipped. Just going have to unfortunately return this and be done with it as playing return tag for sizing issue isn't fun. I will say it looks quite good, I got the Stonewash color and had it fit well it's clearly a nice design and color with a preppy vibe from the popped collar which covers the back of the neck. However, should note it's very much not wind resistant or solid as I could feel the breeze in the jacket while fully zipped.

Response from Patagonia
February 28, 2023

Hi Richard! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the fit. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

February 22, 2023

Love it!

Sized appropriately and very warm.

February 21, 2023

Great, warm, and stylish

Made very well.

February 17, 2023

Runs a little big

I've always had the fleece, but I love this piece. Ended up buying a 2nd one and wear it to work as a nurse, a lot! Initially got the L size, but found it was just too big, much happier with a Medium-so I think it runs slightly large. Can't say enough good things about the quality, warmth and ease of use!

February 17, 2023

Great pic

Perfect. Love the feel, color, warmth and fit. Nice work Patagonia.

February 17, 2023

Great fit and super warm

This is a great sweater, great quality, great fit, very comfortable and warm. Highly recommend!

February 15, 2023

True to Size and comfy

Great fit, comfortable, warm, and great fit for the shoulders/chest. Compared fit against Delta LT and Kuhl Interceptor and this won out handily.

February 14, 2023

Dissapointed with how much it shrunk.

This jacket was initially comfortable and a great fit, but unfortunately became too tight after the first wash. In hindsight, I would have preferred to purchase a size larger knowing it would shrink.

Response from Patagonia
February 22, 2023

We're sorry to hear your jacket has shrunk! That shouldn't happen when washing in cold water. In any case, we want you to be happy with all of your Patagonia gear, so we'll be happy to help you [return]( it under our warranty.

February 14, 2023

Love the Better Sweater

Patagonia is the go to for all my family gift-giving!

February 14, 2023

Super warm fleece.

I got this fleece for my wife. She likes it and it is comfortable to wear.

February 12, 2023

Nice fit and super warm.

Love the jacket.

February 11, 2023


Always a good choice.

February 11, 2023

Bulletproof Warmth

Ive never run across anything better than these better sweaters for warmth vs bulk. Great material, great feel. I wear them all the time on cool days in the SoCal winter. The only issue for me is the fit-I am 5 ft 8 in, 150 lbs, and the S is a bit too small and the M is just a bit too big. But I wear them both happily.

February 10, 2023

Too long

I wear a MED in everything but this sweater is too long in the arms and body. If you are long and skinny this will work for you...

February 9, 2023

Very Warm

I bought this for my 82 year old man. It was lost in shipping and Patagonia sent him another no charge. This sweater is very warm and my old man loves it. Thank you Patagonia

February 9, 2023

Perfect for those with dodgy heating

I'm wearing it as I type (it's one of those evenings when the temperature has fallen too quickly for the radiators to keep up). The shell has a sweater knit, while the interior is comfy fleece. Works great outdoors on a cool day, or layered under a barn coat.

February 5, 2023


This sweater is great and keeps me warm. It fits everywhere but it a little tight through the shoulders. But if I get the bigger size its way to big everywhere else. I love it

January 30, 2023

Love the jacket but it pills

I love the jacket, it's stylish and very warm and cool looking but because it pills I don't wear it out which is very disappointing. Other than the pilling problem I would highly recommend it.

Response from Patagonia
February 9, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the pilling issue you have encountered. If you would like to prevent further pilling, we recommend washing your item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. To remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new again. If you notice that the issue continues, please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( the product back to us at any time.

January 29, 2023

A Millennial Closet Essential

I finally feel like an adult wearing this sweater.

January 28, 2023

so in love!!

i love how comfortable this jacket is! it has a ton of pockets and i love how they zip closed. however, the jacket is kind of big. besides that, its perfectly fine and ive gotten tons of compliments on it.

January 25, 2023


My wife bought this sweater for me as a gift and it is absolutely fabulous. Soft and extremely warm but not bulky. Great fit.

January 24, 2023

Husband's new favorite jacket

I gave this jacket to my husband as a Christmas gift and he wears it almost every day. It is cold outside so he's layering it under his new Patagonia Down Sweater (also a Christmas gift he loves and wears constantly). Come spring it will be perfect to wear by itself. Note - we ended up exchanging the large for a medium and it fits perfectly. T... Read Morehis has a great slim fit.

January 20, 2023

Great look

The fit was perfect, the sweater is warm, and it looks great on (as my wife tells me)

January 18, 2023


I bought this for my boyfriend he loves it.

January 18, 2023


This is the first Patagonia item Ive bought and I have to say Im really disappointed with it. I expected it to be of superior quality for the money I paid and it falls real short. The zipper is poor quality and is wavy, not straight. I was hoping for a much nicer jacket.

Response from Patagonia
January 27, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with this product. Based off of this review, it seems your sweater may be defective as this jacket should not have a wavy zipper. We have gone ahead and sent you an email to help get this resolved for you.

January 17, 2023

He likes it!

I bought this as a gift for my husband. The size seems pretty good but a little more length would be nice. He's around 6'2". Other than that, it's been great :)

January 16, 2023

Loved this!

The ultimate jacket which you must have. Glad that I bought it for my husband. He loved it.

January 15, 2023


Very comfortable and warm. Fits very well and looks great. Highly recommend.

January 14, 2023

Great For Women with XS size with great colors

I am petite and the XS is roomy but not too large. The colors are richer in the Men's sizes.

January 11, 2023

Super warm

Great sweater. I think a large was what I should have ordered. Other that this product is everything I expected. Will be ordering another in large. Keep doing what your doing. A great product.

January 10, 2023

Terrible fit

I never give feedback, but thought I'd let your company know that your designers are terrible. Not everyone who wears a large is 6'5. Sleeves and overall length are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long. Do you understand?

Response from Patagonia
January 24, 2023

Thank you for this feedback on the proportions of our larger sizes, Nick. You're correct that as our sizes go up, the sleeves also tend to be longer. We appreciate your input, and we are sharing this with our designers. In the meantime, thank you for returning a jacket that wasn't going to work for you. We'll be happy to help you pick out an alternative, and our Customer Service Team can definitely provide more detailed fit information, including sleeve length, collar rise, sweep, etc.

January 10, 2023

Amazing quality

Amazing quality

January 10, 2023

My first experience with "sweater

My first experience with "sweater fleece". It has a knitted look (more formal or dressier appearance, more like a wool jacket) compared with traditional fleece which has no grain. The grain in this jacket is vertical ... which is better, aesthetically, than if it was horizontal. It's denser and firmer (stiffer but not uncomfortably s... Read Moreo) than regular fleece, and seems to have equal insulation value to traditional (unknitted) 200 gm fleece. I think the density makes this jacket comparatively more wind, water and weatherproof than unknitted fleece. I think the density makes the knitted fleece more windproof so I can go longer without putting on a top layer in the wind. And holds in the heat better when I rest. The knitted surface does not have the outside fabric "coziness" of traditional fleece but the inside has a warm feel and the pocket lining material is comparatively superior in warmth and feel and doesn't catch on rough skin and frayed fingernails, rings and watches when you stick your hands inside. There are 3 regular exterior pockets and 1 interior open breast pocket. I think the pocket system (location, number, their significant volume, and importantly, the zips) are optimum for function, capacity and security (my cell phone, key fob and wallet do not fall out when I am active). That was one main reason I landed on the Patagonia jacket in the first place: the pocket system. The other reasons I prefer this jacket are: the raised collar with the main zip to the top so it acts like a scarf without the bulkiness of a scraf (and this collar looks better too), and it doesn't interfere with over layers like fold-over collars do). Then there is the length of the jacket. Too many fleece underlayer jackets stop too high on the back .... just where you need the jacket to cover your lower back in the cold. This Patagonia design has a longer body that covers the areas which normally become exposed when active, or when bending over, or sitting in a boat, a plane or the back of a pick-up, or reaching when climbing and lifting. The one thing I would do to improve this jacket is a two-way, up-and-down zipper, so it can be left open at the bottom and zipped in either direction. That would improve body temp control adjustment flexibility, and cool-down options, depending on conditions and activities.

January 10, 2023

Makes me teary eyed.

This is one of the best sweaters I have ever owned. And to find out that it was available in my size made me feel so included. I rarely am able to find clothing of this quality in my size and I am so happy I have found a company that does. The sweater itself is super warm and looks amazing on me. Will definitely buy again. Patagonia definitely earn... Read Moreed a loyal customer.

January 9, 2023

The sleeves are actually long enough!

I bought this for my 6 ft 3 in boyfriend whose arms are very long and it fits great

January 9, 2023

Now running too large

I have owned a few of these in different styles and have liked them. However, they are now running much larger than they used too, about an inch and a half longer on the sleeve, longer and fuller in the body. I am 5 foot 10 and have always worn size medium in Patagonia until now. I am a solid medium in literally every other brand. Check the 6 foot ... Read More1 model wearing the better sweater on the Patagonia site, it looks large on him. Really disappointing, ive enjoyed Patagonia for years and now they do not have a size that fits me.

Response from Patagonia
January 26, 2023

Hi Terry! Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We're really sorry to hear that size medium wasn't the right fit for you as it usually is. We rely on feedback like this to improve products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

January 9, 2023

Nice warm jacket but pills too easily

Overall a good everyday jacket. However pilling is a big issue. I have two of these jackets and both have pilling after a few months. Normal machine wash and separated from other garments.

Response from Patagonia
January 20, 2023

Hi Fangao, like all fleeces, the Better Sweater has a tendency to pill. Due to the knit appearance of the face fabric of this particular item, this pilling can be more noticeable. To prevent pilling, we recommend washing that item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded.   To remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new again.  Of course, if you are not pleased with the performance of your fleece, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a [warranty returns evaluation]( under our Ironclad Guarantee.

January 8, 2023


Warm and elegant, especially in black.

January 7, 2023

Very warm, very comfortable, great

Very warm, very comfortable, great fit. Definitely a must have.

January 7, 2023

Super warm and comfortable

I love this jacket! It keeps me warm and can match with anything I own.

January 5, 2023

True to seize love it..

True to seize love it..

January 5, 2023

Quality material

This sweater is a solid work or causal piece. It works as a uniform for EMT work and is super warm for not being too heavy. Out of most sweaters I own this one is the thickest and warmest. Great for low output warmth, I dont know if I would recommend for any sort of hiking or running, but when you decided to stop, throw this on and youll be nice an... Read Mored toasty.

January 4, 2023

Perfect gift

Gifted this for my husband for Christmas as he has been wanting a Patagonia jacket since forever. It fits him perfectly and I have a feeling Im going to have tog eat him another one for his birthday since he wont take this one off lol.

January 4, 2023

Bought as a gift for my BIL

My BIL is a Patagonia super fan and he was thrilled to get this jacket for Christmas. After 10 years of hard living, his old one has seen better days. He likes everything about it - the weight, the fit, durability, etc. Excellent product!

January 4, 2023

Sizing is off

I am a tried and true M with Patagonia going on 3 decades. Sleeves on this were extremely long---like 4" too long. Overall length is also several inches too long. Just a bizarre cut. Would exchange it but am overseas and it's just way too inconvenient to do so.

Response from Patagonia
January 13, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear this did not work out. Please know you are more than welcome to hold onto this product and once you return from overseas, our [Customer Service Team](*1w1ig81*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3MzYyNzQ3NC4zMTguMS4xNjczNjI3NDgxLjAuMC4w) would be more than happy to help with getting you into the correct fitting jacket.

January 3, 2023

Perfect for Work or Errands

Bought this for my husband as a gift. It's great to wear into work on cooler Fall or Spring days and can be worn around the office with a button down when the AC is blasting. Also perfect for running errands and other casual activities.

January 3, 2023

Home Run Gift

I gave this sweater to my son as a Christmas gift, after getting a thumbs from his wife who also gave me his size and the best color. My son is a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins and rides a bike to work. He and his wife also hike. My son immediately put his sweater on after tearing off the wrapping, and wore the rest of the day and home on the plane.... Read More This sweater was a huge home run as a gift! And we all like the Patagonia mission.

January 2, 2023

Pills too easily

This is the second time I've purchased this product. It looks great and fits well, but a serious liability is that within a month or so it starts to pill, eventually making it looking pretty ratty. I otherwise LOVE Patagonia products, but won't be purchasing this again.

Response from Patagonia
January 12, 2023

Thank you for sharing this review, Richard. We're sorry you've been disappointed about the pilling that has happened with your jackets. While some pilling with this fleece is bound to happen many customers find sweater shavers work well to remove the excess. Please let us know if we can be of any help!

January 1, 2023

Excellent Sweater

And a perfect base layer to my Macro puff in colder climate. Beware on fit. I had to go one size down. I wish there was something between S and M

December 31, 2022

Love it!!!

Very awesome product and a very awesome company.

December 31, 2022

Bought my fleece to replace

Bought my fleece to replace 20 year old Columbia fleece jacket. Good quality compared to other fleece jackets on the market. It has a tappered fit vs Columbia so i had to buy an XL vs. large

December 31, 2022

It is a nice jacket.

It is a nice jacket. Runs on the smaller side. Too short for my (little over) 6ft son. Sent back for XL.

December 28, 2022

nice and comfortable

nice and comfortable

December 28, 2022

Great product

Great product

December 28, 2022

Love these jackets

This is my sons 4th jacket likes this. He uses them all the time.

December 26, 2022

Very comfortable and super warm

My husband love it so much. Its very comfortable and super warm.

December 26, 2022

On Point

Son loves it , was wearing it on Xmas day had to tell him it was ok to take it off since it was 76 degrees

December 26, 2022

Super coat

Fit just right! Would buy again!

December 25, 2022

Super warm

Very comfortable and light to ware

December 25, 2022

No so warm

The sweater/jacket is well made and the fit is excellent. It is warm under stagnate conditions, however if there is the slightest breeze the sweater offers little protection. The winter temperatures my area range 50 to 70. The sweater/jacket looks nice but I am disappointed it does not offer more protection from the cold.

Response from Patagonia
January 5, 2023

Hey Barry, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that it's not working out with the Better Sweater Fleece Jacket. This particular fleece is not windproof, but we do have some windproof options if you're interested in alternatives. We recommend checking out the [Men's Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket](

December 24, 2022


Very good product!

December 24, 2022

Nice, comfortable sweater.

I really enjoy this sweater. It's comfortable, and casual while looking nice enough to wear to slightly more formal occasions. I weight around 180lbs, so originally I purchased a medium, however it was too long in the arms and baggy on the trunk. I returned it for a small, with a very quick return time by Patagonia. The small certainly looks b... Read Moreetter, it does not leave much room for thicker clothing underneath. Highly recommend though.

December 23, 2022

After I bought the jacket

After I bought the jacket I was thinking maybe It was too long, but now that Im wearing it almost everyday Ive come to realize that being long is not a bad thing it keeps me warm. Many pockets means a lot of storage another plus if you need it and with hiking you will find that there is enough storage space that you wont need a backpack as much as ... Read Morewith out the jacket

December 22, 2022

Warm and Cozy - return if the size is wrong

Truly love the Better Sweater - have to dock 1 star due to inconsistent sizing. The arms were a little large, and the waist was like a huge hoop. I thought the design had changed and was very disappointed. However, I had ordered two sweaters and the other color was the size expected (both were L) I sent back and the replacement was the right s... Read Moreize. At the moment one out of three of my Patagonia orders are sized differently. Its a hassle, if it doesn't fit replace!

Response from Patagonia
January 4, 2023

We're sorry to hear you found inconsistent sizing with the same style and recommend that you reach out to our [Customer Service]( team, as we'll be happy to help you with a return or exchange or offer any specific measurements or an alternative style you may not have noticed on our site. Thanks for taking a moment to review, Colin!

December 22, 2022

Excellent quality and style

This is my second better sweater from my adult kids! The fit, color, and weave keep me comfortable and looking good as I navigate another Midwest winter.

December 22, 2022

Very comfortable and warm

Very nice color, practical, casual, soft and very warm. Great addition for everyday wear, hiking or work. I love it

December 21, 2022

Great second layer

Great as second layer but as with most of Patagonia clothes you can combine it inifinitely. Fits perfect, material is great and color is intense. Love this one

December 21, 2022

Always as promised

Same great quality and fit as always!

December 20, 2022

Great Quality

Great quality, warm and good fit over other clothes.

December 18, 2022

Like the sweater, warm and

Like the sweater, warm and comfy, but the fit isn’t that good. I tried on L at that was way too tight, so ordered XL. Too wide at the bottom. Has a kind of elastic but isn’t elastic enough so it’s more of a tent and I wear it when I don’t have to leave the house.

December 18, 2022

Its my go to. I

Its my go to. I use it all the time. Fits great.

December 17, 2022

Great quality

Very satisfied with my purchase. It's a bit expensive but you do get what you pay for. It's early days, but I think I'll be enjoying this garment for a long time.

December 16, 2022

longest sleeves ever...

overall this is a great garment. durable, warm fleece layer that stands up to a lot of different uses, but the sizing needs adjustment in my opinion. fit is good. sizing - not as good. sleeves are long for a medium. my opinion is that 6'1" 175 is not medium...

December 16, 2022

Warm, comfortable, great look!

Perfect sweater! Its warm, comfortable, and the fits great. Totally recommended.

December 16, 2022

Excellent Warmth to Weight ratio

The Patagonia Better Sweater provides an incredible warmth to weight ratio meaning it is very light yet super warm. For addition warmth, add a shell over the top of it and you are good to go for additional colder weather. Makes for a great travel piece. Wears like iron. Highly recommended.

December 16, 2022

I like the fit and

I like the fit and appearance of the sweater jacket. I was somewhat uncertain of the burnt orange color, but it looks great. I wear the sweater jacket around the house and outside during the cool winter weather. It really keeps me warm.

December 15, 2022

Nice color, well knit and solid craftsmanship, a daily go-to

Thumbs up everyday. now my 3rd

December 15, 2022

Sleeves too long and cuff does not help

The sleeves are simply too long that forced me to go a size down. Medium would be much more comfortable for me but choosing that means the cuff would end pass the tip of my fingers. The cuff should be redesigned to accommodate people with shorter arms but rounder body. Not recommended for shorter guys with a bit of a round belly.

Response from Patagonia
December 21, 2022

We're sorry to hear the fit isn't quite right on this one. Our Better Sweater fleece material doesn't have much stretch at all, so we recommend taking a look at one of our other [Men's Fleece Jackets]( like our Reclaimed Fleece Jacket, Shearling Jacket, Micro D Jacket, Synchilla Jacket or Synchilla Cardigan. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service or your local store for a return. Thanks for the review!

December 14, 2022

Great Sweater for Tall Person

It's really a great sweater. It looks great and it's got great pockets. The fit is good for me as a tall person, meaning the sleeves are long enough and the torso length aligns slightly below my belt. It's very warm, and yet simultaneously breathable, making it great for cold weather hiking, as it traps just enough heat to stay warm ... Read Morebut not so much I'm roasting after warming up. Maybe one word of warning is that it does shrink after washing, so account for that as you try it on. I felt like before washing the Large was a little big around my chest, but since washing it, it's shrunk slightly to be a very comfortable and nice-looking fit.

December 13, 2022

I now have 2 long

I now have 2 long sleeve better Sweaters and 2 better sweater vests. They are my favorite cold weather pieces. They are very well made, look great and fit well. I retired last summer, I use to wear these pieces to work, now I just wear them a lot.

December 11, 2022

Great Patagonia jacket

What should I said about this product, this is the third time that I bought this type of jacket because of the quality and the comfort

December 11, 2022

Amazing quality

Great quality. Have never had such a cozy warm sweater before. Definitely worth the price

December 10, 2022

Great for comfort and warmth

Super piece of gear for our Florida winter weather. Sheds dew in the morning. Keeps you comfortable in our 40 degree days and pretty impervious to wind. Very comfortable. Not for heavy rain but great in a shower.

December 10, 2022

Quality and warm feel

Quality and warm feel

December 10, 2022

The Better Sweater is Better than Ever !

Warm & cozy - trim fit - great quality - indestructible - lucky to have it in 4 colors - throw it in the washing machine - keep it out of the dryer - typical Patagonia quality - super product

December 9, 2022


I was replacing a very old full zip jacket of a different make and so far this works very well... I hope the condition remains as good in years to come as the old one did.

December 8, 2022

Good fit if ur a tiny man:)

Ran too tight across back everywhere else was fine. Im also a model with Wilhelmina sooo not a big meat head:) Im 6 3 200lbs

December 5, 2022

Not as warm as I expected

I bought this in Europe and found it to be not as warm as I expected. The sleeves are tight and when putting it on the sleeves stick to your shirt. Its good looking, just wish it was warmer.

December 4, 2022

Scheels Rochester did not have

Scheels Rochester did not have the green and thats what my husband wanted so when we got home I ordered it on line. Now he has 2 (grey and green and he loves them.

December 4, 2022

Great quality and true to size

Love the fine knit texture. The jacket is warm and comfortable and true to size

December 1, 2022

Very warm

This jacket is very warm and fit very well apart from the sleeves which were very long, about 4 inches past my wrist which made it very awkward to wear without folding the sleeves back a little bit

November 30, 2022

Super warm

Great sweater that you can use on a colder day or post winter surf session..great for casual work functions or a nice dinner. Runs a lil closer to true to size but decided to go a little bigger.

November 28, 2022

Love this. Its awesome!

Love this. Its awesome!

November 28, 2022

A really nice and warm

A really nice and warm sweater - perfect for a slightly more formal setting.

November 27, 2022

Fantastic cost would recommend highly.

Fantastic cost would recommend highly.

November 27, 2022

Very nice!!


November 21, 2022

Very nice jacket

Jacket is very comfortable and warm. Color looks even better in person. I have gotten a few compliments on it too.

November 21, 2022

Great casual jacket

Feels warms and well made. Lots of pockets that can hold your wallet, phone, keys, badge etc. works pretty well for upto 5 deg F weather

November 20, 2022


Fits great. Great quality. Still new but feels durable. Sleeves slightly long but I personally like it.

November 20, 2022

Perfect fit, stretchy and very

Perfect fit, stretchy and very warm when it needs to be - otherwise unobtrusive and ready to be a 2nd or 3rd layer. I highly recommend this product.

November 15, 2022

Long bulky and expensive

I thought being at the price point it was made by who it was this without only keep me very warm but if it would be spot on. None of the above. Very disappointing.

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