Warm, slightly large, extremely well made
A great sweater, may run slightly larger than size. I am 160lbs and 5'8" with a 42" chest and the large is not tight. Great for wearing over a shirt of any kind. I like the loose comfortable feel of it. Wore it a lot for winter hiking in coastal CA, and hanging out during damp rainy evenings in town. In summer, was great for evenings... Read More in the mountains. Too bulky to take backpacking. If you want a tight fit, (lots of young dudes go for tight fits) go a size lower. I like the versatility of having a little room. Great material, soft. Amazing its from recycled material. Another great Patagonia garment that looks like it will last years.
Warm and functional
The Better Sweater is truly a functional piece that is both warm and stylish. I use mine for multiple purposes. They wear well, have a useful chest pocket and layer nicely with a shell on really cold days. I appreciate that Patagonia seems to have addressed the piling issues with earlier versions.
This one is for my Tomboys!
I rarely write reviews- but I just have to put it out there that I absolutely live in this Patagonia. I'm 5'6, 130 pounds and I'm someone that has always struggled with the tighter fit of womens clothing as it makes me feel uncomfortable. I like a little room to move. Patagonia Mens XS are absolutely perfect for the tomboys out there... Read More- it's NOT the overly boxy and baggy in the chest, yet also weirdly tight in the hips fit that happens a lot when the ladies cross into the mens section. Unfortunate that the Patagonia pullover has been co-opted by the finance bros, but hopefully they'll start listening to the values of the company. 10/10 my favorite thing that I own.
Neat and Cozy
Super cozy sweater. Depending on the colour, it can definitely be worn out to a nice dinner (pre-COVID) and looks clean-cut. The chest pocket is great for carrying ID, bank cards, or cash, so you don't have to bring a bulky wallet along. It's also very warm and great for cooler days/nights.
Does not fit good
Whoever designs the fitting for these should be fired. I wear large everything and read some reviews saying it fits a bit big so I was debating on ordering a medium or large but decided to go with large cause I figured it would just be a little loose. But no, the sleeves go all the way to my finger tips and the body looks like it’s for a XXL. So I ... Read Moreexchanged it for a medium figuring it would fit right, but again no. Although the sleeves fit good, the body doesn’t and is pretty tight and uncomfortable at the chest. I do love the look of the sweater and wish I could wear it, but I like to wear clothes that fit properly. Patagonia just needs to hire someone that can design their clothes to fit the same as every other company.
Hey there Jordan, we want to apologize for the sizing troubles. We appreciate your feedback and have passed your comments on to our design crew.
Good quality, but odd sizing
I'm 6ft 1" and quite slim, 175lbs. This sweater feels much larger than a medium, there is lots of room around the chest and stomach area, and the sleeves are a bit long (I can't see my watch without rolling up the sleeves). Definitely not a slim fit. Sizing and fit could be improved, but the overall quality is satisfactory.
Solid Daily Sweater
This sweater is perfect for daily wear, my office isn't heated well and I toss this on over my business casual wear, does great keeping me warm while remaining super breathable when I'm outdoors. Definitely loses a bit of value when it's windy on top of the cold, but I more or less expected that with a knit style sweater. The only ad... Read Moreditions I could suggest for this is pockets at waist level like the full zip has, just picked one of those up for travel.
Jumper bobbling after 1 week
Happily received as a christmas present and while the jumper fits well and is warm it is really badly bobbled at the front. Not sure how to get rid of this or if it should be returned. If it continues it will become unwearable. Anyone recommend how to get rid of the bobbling/pilling without ruining the look.
Hi Ross! Thank you for your feedback. We’re very sorry to hear about the pilling that has appeared on your sweater! I would recommend using a sweater shaver or sweater stone – these tools will remove the pilling and help your pullover to look brand new again. Of course, you are also welcome to initiate a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) on that item if you’d like.
Exactly what I was looking for
I purchased a Better Sweater jacket and the 1/4 zip. While the jacket let me down a little, the 1/4 zip came exactly as advertised. The fit is great, the fabric feels warm and substantial when you have it on without feeling too bulky or heavy. It is hands-down my new favorite sweater.
Warm, soft, high quality, stylish
Wow. I have never owned a sweater this warm. This sweater is almost hot sometimes. You can feel it retaining your body heat. It is quite amazing. Super soft fleece and very stylish design and color (bleached stone and blue). I get a lot of compliments and it looks fantastic with anything I wear. Highly recommend. Fits true to size.
Great Fit and Function
This is a great 1/4 zip, I have a full zip as well and the fleece is dense and super comfy. I would classify this as a semi-slim-fit but not overly slim. I love the fit because it's not a huge puffy fleece that makes you look like Santa, it's nice fitting. Well done, will last for decades.
Great material and super comfortable. Originally bought a medium (I wear medium in pretty much every other Patagonia item I own) but it felt too big in the shoulders and long in the sleeves. Returned it for a small and it fits great. Recommend trying it on before buying to ensure the fit is right. Otherwise, no complaints about this!
Finished, Classy Look and Feel
Thought the sweater would work as a casual, "Let's go out" top for our Michigan winters. So it has proved to be: it's warm without feeling bulky and with a collared shirt underneath and jeans, it feels and looks good. In short, highly recommend.
Great item and service
I have a quarter zip Better Sweater of my own and ordered one for my dad for Christmas. It is such a high-quality shirt: warm, comfortable, well-fitting and durable through many wash cycles. As usual, Patagonia's customer service was excellent. I accidentally entered the wrong shipping address. They immediately sent out a new item to ensure t... Read Morehat it would arrive in time for the holidays.
Whether a girl (like me) or a boy, this sweater is roomy, soft, cozy, and will DEFINITELY keep ya warm without overheating. The zip up neck allows you to feel free to cool down or warm up a bit more depending on where youre off to. Im only mad my fiance has this and ai didnt buy it for myself.
A Michigan High School Cross-Country Officials New Favorite Piece of Clothing.
This Better Sweater fits very well and it is very warm. I have used the sweater under my rain gear. I received the sweater just in time to wear it to a high schoolState Regional at which I worked as an official. I was toasty and dry for six hours of outside activity.
I bought two of the the sweaters in different colors size large (6’1” 190#). One fit great and one fit like a tarp, one was correct length and width and the other was longer in the arms and wider in the body. The fit in the arm pits was bad also, bunched up like a gas station fleece and cut off circulation. Sent both back due to fit and quality. T... Read Morehe BS has potential, buy it in the store where you can try it on, or buy multiples and return them. Wouldn’t recommend the BS.
Hi Shane! Thanks for taking the time to provide us with the feedback. We're really sorry to hear about the troubles you had with the fit of our Better Sweater. We appreciate the review as it's truly crucial to improving products for future seasons.
Fit to a T
I bought this for my boyfriend who is 5'6' and on the fairly skinny side. Typically he wears size medium for tees, sweaters, etc., but the small fit him perfectly, so be wary that this product does run a bit small. Other than the sizing, its super comfortable, warm, and a very simple, clean look. He loved it.
I bought a black XL on sale for layering under a shell when skiing. I liked it so much, I bought a couple more to move away from 'the big ski parka' to simply layering this under a shell or with a vest under a shell. This item is also great just over a T around the house, over an extra layer for outside when it's chilly, and of cours... Read Moree on the slopes. It breathes well, doesn't pill the way standard fleece can, and is very insulating. Should be standard in a skier's wardrobe.
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