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Patagonia Women's Performance Better Sweater® Fleece Hoody

C$ 189.00
C$ 189.00
25975 #25975
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    C$ 189.00 IKP
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Additional Information

This lighter-weight version of our classic Better Sweater® fleece features soft Polartec® Power Stretch® side panels. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.

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This hoody is made with lighter-weight fabric (only 7.2 ounces) and incorporates under-the-arm stretch panels. There is a center-front reverse-coil zipper with matching reverse coil and handwarmer pockets. A cozy, stand-up collar is trimmed with soft-brushed elastic for a soft-against-the-face feel. Long sleeves feature a drop shoulder with thumb-hole openings and soft-brushed elastic at cuff. Fit is slim, and a little longer to pair nicely with tights or leggings. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
  • Soft and warm 100% polyester sweater-knit face, with a fleece back and Polartec® Power Stretch® side panels under the arms and at side torso
  • Center-front reverse-coil zipper with matching reverse-coil handwarmer pockets
  • Cozy, 3-panel hood trimmed with soft-brushed elastic
  • Long sleeves feature a drop shoulder with thumb-hole openings and soft-brushed elastic at cuff
  • Left-chest pocket features a small opening for your headphones’ cord
  • Princess seams and a slight drop tail is finished with brushed elastic
  • Hip length
  • 383 g (13.5 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 5'9" and wearing a size Small Slim Fit Size Chart

Body: 7.2-oz 100% polyester knitted fleece.

Side panels: 6.8-oz 86% polyester/14% spandex Polartec® Power Stretch® jersey face with fleece back.

Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.

Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved

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By their nature, knitted garments are prone to pilling, and this style is no exception. Removing pills can help lengthen the life of your Patagonia sweater, plus it’s easy to do with a sweater stone. Learn about removing pills at

bluesign® Approved Fabric

Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.

In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.

Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.

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Fair Trade Certified™

We pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries our label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.

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Women's Performance Better Sweater® Hoody is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best fit, style, color I just got this fleece hoody in Bend Blue and it fits like perfection. Its slimming and fitted for women's bodies - not boxy or baggy. I've been dreaming of this fit in Patagonia women's wear forever and I just adore it. The bend blue color is my favorite and the fleece inside is cozy. Definitely worth it and will be wearing in all seasons.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST ZIP UP HOODIE EVERRRRRR Excellent fit; favorite hoody! thumb holes are a great little feature. Every hoody should have a chest pocket with zipper like this one does.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the $$$ I love this jacket. I have a number of items from Patagonia, including the snap-t fleece, re-tool fleece, and Better Sweater in full zip and quarter zip. This is by far my favorite, especially for use during outdoor activities. Yes, it is expensive, but the fit is fantastic (size up - the sizing tool is very accurate in my experience). I have read reviews complaining about the arms being tight and the fabric pilling. I find the arms to be comfortable, and I especially love the extra length in the arms to go with the thumbholes. As far as pilling goes, it is taken care of with a sweater stone, same as any Better Sweater. That's just the nature of the fabric. My other Better Sweaters had lots of pilling around the underarms - this is avoided in this model thanks to the inset along the sides. For siding reference, I am 5'4" and 150 lbs with a very large chest. A size large fits me very well. It is flattering, and there is room to later underneath and over top.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Crazy long I have the original performance better sweater hoody from two years ago or whenever they “unveiled” it. I love it. The thumbholes are fantastic. The fit is great. It pills a bit but a sweater stone keeps it looking decent. I love it so much I purchased two more....a magenta one and a new bend blue one. Magenta was last year’s color. Bend blue is this year’s. The magenta one was about an inch longer than the original gray one I own. The arms were a good bit bulkier and larger, and there was an unattractive bulge in the stomach. The bend blue one was another inch longer than the magenta one making it a full two inches longer than the original gray one and still had the stomach bulge that the magenta one had but the gray one does not. I am 5’4” 115 lbs and am now absolutely swimming in the xs in the new colors. The gray one in the xs fits me fine. Patagonia please stop changing your sizing. This hoodie is the best. Great colors. Thumbholes. Super soft and comfy. However I can no longer wear one and am stuck with just my gray one for as long as it may last. If you are going to keep changing your sizing to accommodate tall women and forget us short women you are going to lose customers. Please make a petite, regular, and tall line in your popular styles. Women are not a one size fits all group. This ended up being tunic length on me which is not exactly how it is supposed to be.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flattering fit I love the fit of this sweater. It's so comfy and absolutely perfect for sport or lounging.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Want to love but started piling after one week I love Patagonia and I really want to love this jacket but it started piling at multiple places after just one week. I have not yet washed the jacket either so I’m not sure how long it will last. Considering the price and usual quality, it’s a bit disappointing. Overall, the jacket is comfortable and fits well too. It’s a great light jacket for casual everyday use. Pockets are nicely lined too. I did not go up a size but if you plan to wear thicker clothes underneath you may want to.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Bought one size up because that was all that was left but fits true to size. The best zip up jacket!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than regular better sweater I had an original better sweater and loved it. When I replaced it, the new model was small and boxy. This performance version is MUCH better if you are tall and lean! The arms are long, the torso is long and more fitted. The regular better sweater was extremely unflattering, this one is great!
Date published: 2017-09-09
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