Great fit and Warm Coat
This coat is a must have. The fit is great, especially for taller men. The only comment, the photo for the item on line appeared darker and richer. The actual cost is a bit more gray and muted. However, overall a wonderful cost that looks sharp for work and is great to wear on hikes.
Fits like a square box
If you are Sponge Bob Square Pants, this jacket is for you. If, however, you're shaped like a normal human, skip this jacket. It fit like a square, short and wide, which is too bad bc it's the best color.
Hi Timothy, we're sorry you're unhappy with the fit of Down Sweater Jacket. We'd be more than happy to help out with a return or exchange. You can initiate your return here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
Great, but make the fit a bit roomier like it was before
Love, love this jacket, it seems to be the one I choose all the time in cold weather. But I must agree with those who say the fit is getting too slender. C'mon, Patagonia, you are great but you have to listen. Make your mediums a bit more roomy in all categories. I can still wear this jacket happily, but now no longer can wear it with a useful... Read More insulation layer underneath.
My new favorite jacket!
Another great piece from Patagonia! I just purchased this and it's already my new favorite jacket. The quality, material and feeling of the jacket is excellent. The fit and cut is also excellent, it's not baggy at all. I'm 6'1" and 175 lbs and size Large is literally perfect. It's very warm, light and not too puffy/ bu... Read Morelky. I would highly recommend this jacket! 5/5*
BOO HISS on the new slim fit!!
I bought this jacket four, maybe five years ago. It is probably my all time favorite Patagonia purchase. I love everything about it -- the quality, the weight and most importantly the FIT. And it's still going strong. In Feb 2020 I bought a second one in Peppergrass Green. Same size (M). The color did not disappoint. Unfortunately, the most im... Read Moreportant feature did; the fit is not the same. The new jacket is tighter in the shoulders, under the arms and around the chest. It was like being zipped up into a straw (a re-useable one, of course). Some people may be able to size up to a large but I was not -- the fit was too boxy, arm length too long. UGH, Patagonia, why did you mess with a good thing? So disappointed. I returned it.
Hi Barry! We're really sorry that you had to return this in the end. It is definitely disappointing not finding the new fits/designs as favorable as the previous ones. Your feedback has been passed along to the appropriate team. Thanks for your review!
Great Jacket, but....
I bought this jacket in November and have been using it as my primary layer this winter with a sweater underneath. With moderate to heavy use already this garment is already showing signs of wear, small rips/tears, lost stitching on one of the arms, and most recently a broken zipper. Although I love this jacket and Patagonia I am deeply saddened by... Read More the state of my gear. Hopefully it will be able to be repaired.
Hi Rebekah, we're so sorry to hear about the untimely wear of your Down Sweater Jacket. We'd be happy to return or exchange it for you under our Ironclad Guarantee. You can begin your warranty return here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
Neck Area Turned Dark After Normal Wear
The neck area turned dark after normal/light wear. I tried use down detergent to wash and clean, but did not work. This doesn't happen to my other down jackets with similar material. Very disappointed.
Hi Chong, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear the way the material around the neck stained. We'd suggest trying to hand wash it in warm water and then give it a tumble dry. If that doesn't help, you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it for warranty review!
Decent down Sweater
Have an older model from ~3 years back but still good. It's a SWEATER meaning that it's lightweight so it's warm enough ~40-50F but when it reaches down freezing ~32F, wear it underneath a True Down garment like a jacket/coat. For warmer weather, the sweater can/is used as a lightweight jacket. Just remember the 'lightweight... Read More7; part! It does block out most of the wind and is relatively warm depending on the temperature. The shoulder areas are a bit tight but is roomy enough for you to wear a long sleeve base layer and a light-mid weight fleece underweath. It does get dirty just from wear especially if you have a bright colored version as mine is red. Wash on delicate cycle with warm water and dry low or fluff with a few balls to puff it back up. May have to fluff it a bit. If you don't have a down wash, using Woolite is fine but just use a little, even with some baking soda. Buy it when it's on sale as it's pricey otherwise.
Like a Warm Hug
I thought I would add a POSITVE review as it seems like only those with problems write reviews on this site. I have had mine for almost 2 years and wear it daily in any weather between -7 and +5C (20-40F)--about 100 days a year. It has held up extremely well and honestly looks as good as the day I bought it. I am a Medium in all my jackets and this... Read More one fits bang-on. If anything, it is a more trim, flattering fit than my other Patagonia jackets which tend to be a bit baggy in the mid-section. You will still be able to wear a reasonable mid-layer under this and the bonus is that it looks great for urban use. The zippered hand-pockets, large internal chest pocket, and drawstring at the hem are nicely executed. If there is a con, it is that the outer material is slightly shiny (but not objectionable, by any means): this probably contributes to its ability to shed light precipitation very well. For reference, I am 1.70m, 65 kg, 33" waist.
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write us such a detailed thoughtful review! We truly appreciate the feedback and love to hear that your jacket still looks as good as new. We hope it keeps you warm for many years to come!
Nice, snug, and warm jacket. I really enjoyed wearing it. I don't wear it that much for I have a sheepskin jacket also. but last week My wife noticed a 1 inch tear on the outside side of the Jacket. I was very disappointed. I contacted Patagonia chat site. They recommended to send it in at my own expense to their repair shop in the US and it w... Read Moreill take a few weeks for me to get it back (shipping back and fort plus, the repair). So, my wife sewed it instead so can I continue to wear it as I really like it. I like the idea of saving the Earth by your using recycled Polyester but maybe a new and not recycled polyester outer fabric would have probably last longer enduring the rigors of use. I have owned, and used Polyester jackets in the past and they lasted for many years without tearing.
Hi James, we're very sorry to hear that your jacket tore so easily. As always your welcome to return or repair any gear that you're that did not perform to your liking. If anything further happens to your Down Sweater, feel free to begin a return, exchange or repair here, https://www.patagonia.ca/canada-returns.html#searchterm=repair.
Down Sweater Jacket
Less than 2 years, and it ripped on the side. The shell is not Durable as advertised The supposed to be Durable shell fabric is made of 100% recycled polyester ripstop treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish I'm sorry to say is not Durable as they advertise.I would spend more dollars to buy a Nylon shell one it is by far durable th... Read Morean Polyester.
Hi James, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the durability of your jacket. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.ca/canada-returns.html#searchterm=return).
I have a HARD to shop for dad, who is very particular about cuts and fabrics and breathability etc. He LOVES this jacket, and said it protected him perfectly from the wind on a walk in the neighborhood. He also said it’s the perfect amount of warmth on a Brisk California winter day. I would highly recommend.
I got a jacket for my husband for Christmas. I could not find the package when it was delivered so i panicked and contacted patagonias customer service. They immediately understood and send me another one one day delivery.. Im so grateful you saved my Christmas! My husband loved the jacket sooo much
After about a year, the zipper broke. I contacted customer service and they were great! They walked me through my options and sent me a prepaid shipping label. I sent in the jacket and received a gift card for the amount to purchase a new one from the website. I received my new one and love it! The whole process was great and my issue was resolved.... Read More Thanks!
PATAGONIA IS SIMPLY THE BEST COMPANY
It was really funny that out of the 20 family members that came to Christmas 16 had on the Patagonia Down Sweater! I know readers of this review will think Patagonia put up this review, and I can assure you that they DID NOT!! Patagonia's customer service, their stance on the environment, the quality of their products, etc. - ALL COMBINED, mak... Read Moree Patagonia a company I truly value and patronize. When I see someone wearing a Patagonia Down jacket, and I am wearing mine - it's uncanny how often we end up telling each other that we love our coats and how much we LOVE the company! Happy New Year to all!
Good casual jacket, maybe not idea for
I purchased this to be work casually, while fishing, and under my shell while skiing. Casually it's a solid jacket, though I feel that it doesn't have as much down in it as others I've seen in stores. I wore it while skiing recently and was surprised at how much I sweat in it. It doesn't breathe like I hoped it would and the ar... Read Morempits were very sweaty after just a couple of runs. I have used the down sweater vest in the past, which doesn't have the same issues, so I will likely go back to that as my skiing setup. Good looking jacket, fits well, but just may not be right for the activities I had planned to use it for.
I have three down sweaters,
I have three down sweaters, all mens, one with a hood. My husband has two of them. We love all of them. When my daughter cam from California to NOrth Carolina for a visit and started to wear one of her Dad’s I decided to get one each for her and her husband. Very excited to see them open this Christmas gift. Five star products.
Latest model smells like a wet dog even if never wet
The latest model of the down sweater smells like a wet dog. I don't know if it's recycled down or what, but none of my prior Patagonia down products smell like this. I returned it and ordered the same sweater by Patagonia but got it through REI. Same smell. I also tried washing and drying it. Same smell.
Daniel, we're sorry to hear this Down Sweater didn't work for you. The fabric is recycled, but the insulation is 800-fill-power Advanced Global Traceable Down. We're glad you were able to return it, but don't hesitate to [reach out](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) if you ever want help to [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/topic/0TO1L0000002yyTWAQ/returns-exchanges) future orders. Also, be sure to check out our [Product Care](https://is.gd/u0SeG0) page!
I have the Nano Puff, which I seem to live in most of the year, but wanted a warmer jacket and this is perfect! I’m 6’0” and about 185 and got the Large. Sleeve length is perfect but it seems a tad big and definitely puffy! But the Medium I tried on at stores were way to tight with layers underneath...Very Happy with my purchase!!!
Almost Perfect, but hand pockets have Fatal flaw
This jacket is fantastic in so many ways. The warmth and fit are covered in many of the other positive reviews, so I'll focus on the one fatal flaw here: the hand pockets. Unless you zip the hand pockets shut, everything (e.g., gloves and hats) will silently slip out, and you'll be forever buying new hats and gloves - that you had tried t... Read Moreo store in the pockets! Perhaps, if Patagonial were to angle the pockets, things would not slip out... I leave that for Patagonia to solve. Meanwhile, when you're looking at the price of this jacket, factor in replacing a pair of gloves or hat (perhaps many!)
Great and packable, does not last long
I purchased this jacket in March of 2018. It's my go to packable jacket for trips of any kind. It's been great. Unfortunately, over the course of these 20 months it's developed a series of holes along the bottom seam. I count ten right now. I don't expect to replace a jacket every two years.
Hi Jonathan. We're sorry to hear you're having durability issues with this jacket. Please feel free to either send it in to us for a [free repair or a warranty return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
My first down sweater is still a favorite. Probably 5 years old. I bought a black one last month. It has a smell like a wet dog. I am trying to air it out but so far no luck. Great product but I won’t enjoy smelling like a dog if it doesn’t change.
Hi Larod, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the smell your experiencing with your down jacket. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
I have owned this jacket for many, many years. It went with me around the world, up mountains, and beside lakes. It fits great, and packs right into your pack. It was my every day jacket as well as my adventure jacket. Through every tear, Patagonia fixed it. They always made sure it was ready for my next adventure, which should be enough of a selli... Read Moreng point. Not long ago, I was in an accident and lost the jacket that has traveled the world with me for the last 8 years (not my choice, cause like I said...accident). Despite it all, my first purchase was another down sweater jacket, because I knew I had more adventures ahead of me. Make the same choice.
Great Jacket. Warm and Light
Overall great . Warm for the weight, great wind resistance and DWR. Misses 4 stars due to the sizing. Been wearing Patagonia for longer than I remember . I'm 6'1" 180 33" waist and historically dead on large, also in other brands. In Patagonia lately Larges are too big but Medium way too small.. This jacket fits in the shoulder... Read Mores but a lot of extra material around the waist.
Loved it until durability failed
I loved the look, comfort, and style this jacket provided, however, it didn't last. I purchased one around 10/2018 and I noticed 2 holes in the upper-back region where some feathers were falling out around 8/2019. I'm fairly careful with my garments and assume the material was just non-durable. I didn't wear it during the summer so I... Read More got about 5 months of wear out of it. I love my other Patagonia jackets, but this one didn't last!
Hi Doug, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're truly sorry to hear about those holes developing after such little use. You're, of course, welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) the jacket under warranty. We'll reach out to you directly with further assistance!
Most comfortable jacket (Sweater) I've owned
This is my second M'S DOWN SWEATER. I had my first one for 3 years, and lost it. It was so light and comfortable I had to get another one. It's great for spring and fall weather when the weather is above freezing. I sometimes wear a sweatshirt underneath on colder days and it is very warm. I would recommend it to anyone as an everyday cas... Read Moreual jacket.
So much warmer than the Uniqlo down jacket that I've been wearing for the past few years but it packs up just as small for travel. Obviously pricier than Uniqlo, but worth the investment because it's so warm and of excellent quality. Planning to purchase for other members of our family.
Seems like a good jacket
Seems like a good jacket but the shell got a hole from a park bench within the first weeks of wear.
Hi Jeff, it's a bummer when this happens! The outer fabric of the Down Sweater is very delicate. Please feel free to send it in to us for a [free repair](https://help.patagonia.com/s/topic/0TO1L0000002yyOWAQ/repairs).
My wife told me so...
She has been telling me for years to pickup one of these down sweaters and I should have. I have denied myself of an almost perfect everyday light jacket that is warm, looks good, and fits perfectly. I am now looking at a closet full of "other" jackets and wondering what needs to go.
Mens Down Feather Sweater
I love the jacket, it is exactly what I wanted. I saw the advertised model wearing the jacket was 6 feet tall and was wearing a medium, which really put the size into perspective. I am 5'8" and the jacket fits me exactly how I wanted; u to my wrists on the sleeves and just below the waist line.
This is the second down sweater jacket I've received of this production run that had a faint smell of a "wet dog." I'm guessing that it must be the down and I question if it's a new source of down that is bringing this scent. Other than that, this is an everyday go-to when the temperature is suitable. Fantastic jacket and a... Read More staple to any wardrobe. Always a 5 star, except for this review and the odd smell the jacket has.
Not built for people with wider waists
I'm a size large with all of my jackets. My triolet shell jacket has no issue with the waist and it was very disappointing that this one did for some reason. The design for it was very slim on the waist but the rest was perfect. Very frustrating, considering that this was my second time having to returning a mid-layer down jacket and having to... Read More play around with the sizes.
Poor quality, disappointing
This was my second Patagonia down jacket I purchased. The first jacket lasted over four years. However, this jacket could not even hold up for one season. The shell is now made from a thinner material that wears down easily. The elbows were worn out after several months and I was shedding down wherever I went. Disappointing to see my favorite jacke... Read Moret is no longer made to the same high standards as before. Expensive jacket to only last two months.
We're really sorry your Down Sweater didn't hold up. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) that back to us under warranty and reach out to our [Customer Service](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html) team if you have any questions.
Compact. Warm. Packable. Perfect
The color is vibrant and bright. I love the pop of the orange zipper and inside. Aside from the aesthetics, the jacket itself proves it's functionality in that it eliminates the need for extra clothes. It's warm enough to hold one over in the cool mornings at camp, yet packs small enough and light enough to put it away after starting the ... Read Morehike. The only 'complaint' is the random feather that comes out from time to time. But this comes with the territory when wearing down.
Down jacket has a great weight, style and fit However the pocket zipper has already come apart with only a few wears. Don’t like the static shock once in a while either. However ... warm and compressible and a good all round 8 month-er northeast weather packable essential. Would it be possible to have 2 upper inside zipped pockets?
Sorry to hear that the zippers are coming undone on your jacket, that definitely should not be the case. You are welcome to send the jacket in for [repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=repair) at any point. We will reach out to you privately to help you out.
Excellent fit and function, but not super durable
Great warmth, not very durable I’ve had this jacket for about two and a half years. I’ve worn it significantly while backpacking, skiing, hiking, and at work (I work for the US Forest Service) in a variety of conditions. It is incredibly warm and comfortable and packs up to an easily packable size (I call it my “oh s**t” jacket because it serves as... Read More my ace in the hole along with a wool beanie that I can throw on at the top of an accent in nasty weather). It breathes surprisingly well and still seems to insulate to a fair degree more than other down products I’ve had when it gets wet. When I wear it under my torrentshell, it’s bomber. If I had to get it again, I would definitely get it with the hood however. My big complaint: it started to wear out super fast. From the beginning I was having to pull feathers back into the coat. it soon developed holes in the lower sleeves around the forearm and wrist, eventually extending halfway up the arm to the elbow. I’ve been on top of it with tenacious tape, but the problem still grows. The next area to develop holes was along the waist cuff, especially where the draw string bunches the fabric. I would gladly add a few ounces of weight for a more durable product. Unless you are just planning on wearing this jacket to go shopping at Whole Foods and attend mountain film festival showings, I would expect it to wear out fast.
Thank you so much for letting us know about your sweater. We do our best to make sure our products last a lifetime and our customers are satisfied, please go ahead and [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) that in as a warranty return.
Collar is still an issue...
I love the jacket, but the collar is still an issue: the zipper does not go fully up the length of the jacket, and stops about 2-3 inches short of the top. This is fine as it's more hassle to send the jacket back, which is otherwise superb. I had sent a previous Patagonia jacket back for the same reason though, so it may be a trend...
Sorry to hear that the collar on this jacket has been a disappointment. You're welcome to [return](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) it to a Patagonia-owned store or send it in for a credit.
Love my men’s down sweater
I’ve wanted one for a while to fill the gap between too cold for nano and full on winter coat. Although it may handle winter in the U.P. of Michigan just fine if my use while waiting for spring is any indication. It’s light. It’s warm. I get compliments on the color, I’m 6’4” and there is plenty of sleeve length in the large for me and length in th... Read Moree torso so no drafts. I’m betting I’ll get lots of use this fall and winter.
Good lightweight jacket
Love the colors on the jacket. It breathes, but gets a star off because its fit is blocky. Also it's not nearly as warm as the cold forge hoody from black diamond that I have that's similar in weight and price. But that one doesn't breathe as well or come in such good colors.
I'd buy it again
Forest ranger here in the Sierras and always outside all seasons. This jacket is warm and functional. Moves with you. Only gripe is the zipper could use 1/8 inch more room on each side of the zipper track. The zipper head catches fabric often. If not up for extra room try stitching the fabric under the zipper the length of the zipper so that there&... Read More#x27;s no bunching of the material. Getting caught on your own gear isn't cool.
Love this jacket!!!
I love the Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket so much, I’m the proud owner of 3 of them. My back color one I used for backpacking when the sun go down in the mountains and get cold, this is my go to jacket. It’s lightweight and packs easily in my pack. My Peppergrass Green I wear during football season and as my middle layer under my Patagonia Powder Bo... Read Morewl Jacket. I’m very comfy skiing in chest deep powder when temps are -5 degrees. My Classic Navy Blue Jacket is my go to jacket on cold day in Austin TX. I also use it as my mid layer under my Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket for snow skiing. I love Patagonia that I have a total of 6 jackets, and one insulated Powder Bowl pants. I used to only wear The Northface, but switch over to Patagonia because they jackets keep my warmer. I’m one very happy camper with their line of cold weather gear! I’m 5’3 130lbs and I wear a medium to give me room to wear a layer under the jacket!
Warm, comfy but a greasy collar
I've had this jacket for a few years. I've even had it repaired by Patagonia. I am happy with my purchase with one caveat. The collar on the light blue jacket seems to collect skin oil that builds up. I've never seen this on any other jacket before. After about 8 wears the grease is noticeable on the inside of the collar. If you don&... Read More#x27;t wash it thoroughly enough it builds up (I have a top loading washing machine). I have seen a few other guys with the same color jacket and they have the same issue but aren't as diligent about cleaning it so the top half of the jacket looks splotchy and darker than the bottom half. I would ask that Patagonia update the design to use a different material for the inside of the collar so this isn't an issue.
Best Patagonia Jacket
I am 6’2”, 205 pounds and consider myself athletic. My wife bought me a large but it had too much room, returned it and got a medium. It fits much better, granted I prefer a more athletic fit. Fit aside, I consider this the best jacket Patagonia I have ever owned. I own several of their jackets but 99% of the time I reach for this. The exception be... Read Moreing if it is pouring rain. The jacket keeps me warm and does a good job blocking wind. The jacket developed a hole in my first year of wear, probably my fault. Sent it back to Patagonia and they replaced the product no questions asked. I have worn the jacket hard for three years now with no issues. I spend a lot of time outdoors and use a variety of outdoor apparel brands, none have warranty programs better than Patagonia.
Comeing from an Environmental Science Teacher
I love this company so much. Pretty much every class I catch myself mentioning how important this company is to our world. It’s the perfect example of how companies should be ran, limiting as much unnecessary harm as possible. I love what this company stands for and what it’s mission is. With that being sad. This jacket is perfect, a classic. Tr... Read Moreaceable down no plucking. Super warm, versatile, packable, stylish. Fit is perfect(if the jacket wasn’t touching your skin it would be as warm people) Quality is what you would expect from succa high class company. Keep on doing what you guys do best! You have a customer for life
Not warm enough
I bought this coat as a Christmas gift. The reviews were good so I felt good about my purchase. Until the person I gave it to said it wasn’t warm enough. He said his north face coat, that was half the price, is warmer and chooses to wear that unless it’s above 35-40 out. The look of it is nice and it’s comfortable, but not for winter.
Excellent Jacket (Review for short & muscular body types)
Lightweight, extremely warm and very stylish. I just wore this jacket for the first time today and it has already exceeded my expectations so far as warmth goes. Perfect for temps in the low 30s and up. The fit of a medium is excellent for me at 5' 6" 170+lbs (athletic with broad shoulders and chest) however, if the sleeves were an inch... Read More or half inch shorter, I wouldn't mind. The main improvement I would make would be to have an elasticized hemline for men with wider hips (mine measure in at 40"). Other than that, a great jacket.
Only useful in certain temperature ranges
I was pretty excited to get this jacket, but it ended up being disappointing and I returned it (thankfully for a full refund) and replaced it with the Hi-Loft version. It holds up fine in temperatures from ~40F to ~60F (with some more layers needed towards the bottom range, obviously) but it really does not perform well outside of those ranges. Per... Read Morehaps my expectations were too high - I took the jacket backpacking into the Adirondacks in early October, and even with a decent layering system I froze my butt off. Temperatures there were from 25F to ~40F, for reference. I really wouldn't recommend it for anything other than casual wear during fall/spring. It is also colder without a hood. Finally, I don't see why anyone would get this jacket (which although is 900 fill power down, is packed very lightly) over the Hi-Loft version which is much, much warmer.
Really comfortable in a wide range
This jacket is surprisingly comfortable in a really wide range, I can wear it from 10 degrees working outside to 65 in an office. It regulates nicely. It's my first down jacket, and I gather this is standard for these, but I have an ever growing number of duct tape patches to keep the feathers in. Also, although it says DWR, I'm not sure ... Read Morewhat sort of resistance it gives. If it rains at all, you're soaked through.
I bought this men’s down sweater jacket for my adult son. He loved it and wore for many years. Bought him another one from Nordstrom this past Xmas and the feathers were coming out of different spots. Exchanged for a different one and the same thing occurred. Very disappointing. Is that supposed to happen? Or, is the craftsmanship poorer nowadays. ... Read MoreLike to hear if others are experiencing the same.
The very best combination of warmth comfort lightweight and style. I wear a large though only 5’10” and 140lbs because a. I’m 15 and likely to grow over six foot - make the most of my investment! b. I wear it to school over a blazer and it needs to nearly cover it. If you were and adult and my size medium is probably the best choice.
Probably the best outdoor attire I've ever bought
This gets the job done. Super warm and looks great. If you are going to be roughing it Theodore Roosevelt-style, or are simply in the vicinity of thorny bushes, you'll want to have another layer over this coat. I mean, that's common sense, right? It can be quite easily punctured, as is the case with all or most down coats. A bit silly to ... Read Morededuct points for that... I wear this in the office as much as the outdoors. After two years it is starting to look like it's had a wild existence, but what's important is that it holds up its main function, warmth - which it is.
Amazing down jacket
amazing down jacket. I love the fact that the geese aren't harmed to make the jacket. I was looking for a replacement and chose this one and could not be happier. I bought a medium and it fits perfect not too tight or too loose. For reference I'm 6 foot and weigh roughly 180.
"Stolen" by my Dad
My Dad was out visiting me and discovered this brand new Patagonia down sweater hanging in my closet. He tried it on and immediately fell in love with it. He loves how warm and light it is. The zippers are perfect for him despite his arthritis. I ended up having to buy another jacket for myself.
Huge tear after only 2 days
This jacket is well fittted and very warm but after only 2 days of very light someone pointed out that I was leaving a trail of feathers down the street. I wore the jacket to work one day and then class the next which somehow resulted in a very large tear near the left shoulder. I loved this jacket because of the warmth and fact that it is very lig... Read Moreht, but I will be returning because the durability leaves a lot to be desired.
Shopping for my high school age kids and husband... we spare no expense in winter gear in our family as Wisconsin winters are brutal. Unfortunately Patagonia took nearly ALL their jackets and made them intolerable to wear because of the horrible color selection! Every year your products are more technically advanced yet increasingly UGLY. Thank God... Read More for Canada Goose!
Wish I loved it more...
So I got this jacket exactly 2 years ago, only wear it in winter so about 1 year of wear to be fair. The fabric is literally deteriorating at the seams. There are feathers all over my car, my clothes sometimes my food, it's actually embarrassing. I love the weight and fit of this piece and love Patagonia, but I'm beyond disappointed with ... Read Morethe quality of it. My next jacket purchase (which will obviously be soon) will not be from Patagonia, which saddens me.
I been using this jacket for about a week in a cold weather and is really warm i just wear a t shirt underneath and it keep my body temperature also is super light to take around and not to worry about where to put it! I'm 5'10, 162 Pounds and Medium size fits just perfect, it kinda get dirty super fast but other then that is super nice, ... Read Moreworth the price!
A huge fan
I've worn this jacket for six weeks now. It's lightweight, extremely comfortable, and it stops wind. And here's the strange voodoo about this jacket: it keeps me warm outside, but if I don't take it off indoors, I don't overheat in a 68-70 degree office environment.
This jacket is being worn by 15 year old who is thin and lanky. The XS fits quite snugly at the waist (30 inch waist) but fits well in the back and shoulders. The style of this jacket is like that of a sweater as the name suggests, not necessarily a jacket that you would fit a sweater under unless you size up so I recommend factoring that into the ... Read Moresize you select. It is extremely warm and well made. I like the fact that the fill is sourced so safely.
Had high hopes
I purchased the better sweater after owning a number of other down jackets that didn’t meet my needs. The jacket fits true to size and I love how it looks on. My biggest disappointment is that my first jacket ripped within two weeks and the replacement has ripped as well. I don’t want to return it as I believe in sustainability but I think manufact... Read Moreures like Patagonia and others need a stronger material that holds up to the intended uses. I live in Minnesota and have 3 children in hockey so I spend a lot of time on ice rinks. This jacket doesn’t provide as much warmth as I would have liked.
I tried to switch this year to the Nano Puff but got frustrated with inconsistent sizing and poor workmanship. After reading reviews, I decided to try the down sweater jacket. Like the Nano, a medium chokes me and a large is too boxy and big. I’ve never had these problems with Patagonia clothes before. I took the jacket out on a few hikes and fou... Read Morend it inadequate in keeping me warm while the awkward fit made movement difficult. I went back to my 7-year old Costco puffy coat which keeps me warm and toasty (they are about equal in weight, too). Bottom line, there are better choices for much less with other brands I’ve been a Patagonia fan for years but lately have found the quality lacking and the price point ridiculous if the product doesn’t perform as expected.
Poor Quality - feathers stick out / zipper issues
I've had multiple issues with this jacket. The feathers poke through the jacket very easily. The zipper on left pocket snags the fine stitching on the left underarm of the jacket when it rubs. I returned once only to have the same problem recur with the new jacket. I emailed customer service and they did not respond.
Comfortable but Run large
I'm a short athletic build - 5' 6", 135 lb, 38" chest and 29" waist. XS fits perfectly with moderate or thin second layer underneath. If you have over 38” chest or over 30” waist, you might want to consider SMALL size. 800-fill-power with water repellent fabric is perfect for Seattle winter and very light rain. So far, I ha... Read Moreven’t experienced the down escaping the fabric yet. I highly recommend this jacket.
Dependable and warm jacket
I wear this 800 fill jacket to almost any occasion. Weather starting to turn cold, I wear it unzipped and still get too warm. Biting cold of winter? Zip it up and I'm off to the races. I wear it skiing underneath a goretex rain jacket and the cold doesnt bother me. Also the soft cushion has held up well when owning it for the past few years. W... Read Moreould recommend
Down Sweater Love circa 2000
Last winter I purchased one of your current generation down sweaters. Prior to that,I had owned the same Patagonia down sweater for more than fifteen years. The original down sweater had no side pockets,no draft closure,no inner liner. I loved it; lived in it from fall through spring. It was like the Dire Straits song,comfort for nothing and your w... Read Morearmth for free. However,after fifteen or twenty years,there were a few holes in the nylon fabric that I had to cover with tape,and the zipper had been replaced. I purchased that new down sweater from you last month,and passed on the original to my brother (who had been seeing me wear it Christmas after Christmas). He jumped at the chance to own it. He loves it. Myself,however,am not so pleased with my new sweater,because it's actually a lightweight coat. Nowhere near as comfortable to live in as the old one was. I also don't believe it's any warmer! Would you please bring back the original? Sell it next to the new one,if need be,but we need that original wonderful Patagonia sweater back. It is perfect as a sweater! I must admit that I didn't take it backpacking very often,it was used in the house when it was chilly (we keep house at 65 degrees in winter) and outside under my fav three season Gore-tex lined jacket in winter. Keep on keeping on,love your ethic Stephen Wright
Multiple Issues - Holes and Zipper Snags
I received jacket with a small hole in the back of the jack and feathers coming out. I returned the jacket and got a new one. For the new one,when the left pocket zipper is unzipped,the zipper snags the fine stitching on the underside of the left arm when it rubs (e.g. every time i sit down to drive my car). Now the left arm has multiple stitching ... Read Moreproblems. Terrible experience with this product after spending more to get a Patagonia quality jacket.
Built for Girly Men?
Dear Patagonia, I am writing to address a problem that I see emerging as a trend. With the advent of "skinny jeans" it seems that "skinny" or "fitted" is in. However I find that backpackers tend to not completely fit this profile. We tend to be fit AND strong. Along with strong we tend to be a group that works out,an... Read Mored because of working out we develop our arms. My arms in particular are 17" in circumference,and I am not the biggest guy in the gym. I cannot find a jacket where the arms fit without having the body of the jacket look like tent like on me,whether the jacket is Patagonia or other. Jackets with tight arms are cold on the arms. To further complicate the issue backpackers also need to layer. I know this is a trend as I have an older Columbia jacket that fits just fine with nice big arm holes,and room in the sleeves but it is time to upgrade and I like the quality,weight and packability of the Patagonia goods. I was able to buy a Down sweater but it just barely fit with an XXL. I don't have any other clothing in an XXL,most of the time I wear a L. Would you please pass this along to the designers? I'd add a pic,but that would be creepy. Sign me "Old Steel and S3x appeal"
Have several puffy jackets but all are too fragile to wear on their own. This one fit the bill: durable,yet soft,ripstop exterior which I am not afraid to roam about the woods in. It is both windproof and waterproof (up to a point). The fit is true-to-size,roomy but not too boxy. With just a long-sleeve shirt under,is good to 32F+/-. Nice drawstrin... Read Moreg at the hem to keep out drafts,zip hand pockets,and an absolutely humungous inside chest pocket that could easily fit a pair of oversize goggles. And the color--"distressed blue"--is much nicer and more understated that in the photographs. Nothing not to like!
Down is my new favorite
I got this jacket around early winter this year,as I live in the appalachians,and go through brutal winters. This Jacket has done nothing but impressed me. Even in temps below 30 degrees,I always stay warm. The elastic cuffed sleeves are a blessing,and allow for layering. I've used this as my secondary layer under goretex for skiing,and I'... Read More;m 100% warm the entire session. The stuff sack makes traveling a breeze. There quite literally is nothing wrong with the jacket what-do-ever. The only bad thing I have to say is the bulky look in the sleeves doesn't really appeal to me,but that's a given when you buy a down jacket like this. Nonetheless,this product made me fall in love with Patagonia. An absolute great purchase worth every penny.
Perfect for travel
I travel frequently and this is the jacket that I carry all winter. It is warm enough for most of the places I go. My favorite part is the ability to stuff it into its own small pocket,which makes it fit perfectly into a carry on bag. I have now had this jacket for a couple years and have managed to poke three small holes where some of the down s... Read Moretuffing is coming out. I'll be working on fixing those next summer.
Good but maybe don't wash it
Super warm and lightweight,actually found myself too warm in a lot of situations (but that's me and not the jacket). After I washed it it lost a lot of its bulk. It was never bulky to begin with but you can tell there is less material in there after washing it once. Can't say I loved this. I have the nano puff too and have washed It a ... Read Morefew times and it's maintained all its insulation and warmth.
Warm and comfortable
I was looking for something light,warm and comfortable and the Down Sweater has met all my expectations. I wrestled with laying for the first week but now have the right combination. I'll 100 miles north of Toronto and this time of year it does get 'fresh' I contacted Mona at Customer Service and she answered all my questions and co... Read Morencerns. It will be a 4 season item for me. Well done Guy
if you can only have one..
4 years and still going strong. From Tahoe to Maui to New Jersey,this is the one jacket that has got me through all seasons on all coasts. Just add a different base layer for the temps. from Fall Surf checks to Winter shoveling,pack it and go anywhere. Got some burn holes from bonfires but nothing some super glue could fix. Worn Wear On!
Pretty Close to Perfect
This jacket is super comfortable to wear,and you have excellent mobility in it. I never feel restricted in my movement. It's very warm relative to the weight,and not a struggle to stuff it in the stuff-sack. I wear this under a Torrentshell parka and they fit together beautifully. I purchased this in the Forestland Green and love the look. Su... Read Moreper cool yet subtle pattern -- I've never seen anyone wearing anything like it. My only qualms: I'm not a fan of the drawstrings the pockets. They don't hold and get in the way. Would prefer the traditional placement at the hem. Also,the fit is a little boxy. The hem is tight below the hips,so it rides up quickly. But that might just be my frame. Overall,a perfect do-everything mid-layer.
I bought this jacket for my boyfriend to go on our backpacking trip in Yosemite and he loved it. He is 6'2 and L fit him perfectly. I have the same jacket for myself in women's and wear it absolutely all the time,around the city in San Francisco and every night out in the cold wilderness. I think he was surprised how much he liked the jac... Read Moreket; he loved how lightweight and comfortable the jacket is and completely impressed how warm it is. If I had the money,I'd buy a down sweater for everyone I know.
Patagonia introduced the first down sweater a couple of years back and now there are many brands that jumped on the bandwagon and put out their versions. Sure,many of them are light and warm. The things that all these other companies sorely lack are the second to none ethics and customer service that Patagonia has had since the days of The Great Pa... Read Morecific Ironworks. I sent one back for repairs that needed to be done. There was wear and tear,a few holes and a zipper that needed to be replaced. What did they do? They sent me a new one in the color of my choice. Who else does this?! Thank you for continued innovation,inspiration and respect.
Should be a well-needed guft
I bought the Patagonia Down Sweater last month for my grandson who will be moving to the Chicagoland area this fall. I have one just like it in a different color and love it. We lived in Chicago for 10 years,but it works to keep me warm now in Tennessee. If the size is right he should love the jacket.
Very well designed,as expected
Excellent jacket,with the usual array of well thought out features. Zippers are quality. Packs down small if needed. Warm without being hot. Wear alone on a chilly morning or layer under a shell for a cold downhill ski day. You can use this jacket in any season in the backcountry. Re: fit...I'm 6' 1" and about 198 and an XL was just ... Read Moreright.
I bought one of these on sale in February 2017 and loved it so much I bought three more for my family a few days later. Super lite weight at 13 oz. Deceptively warm with only a t-shirt underneath. Once you are to warm with it simply stuff the entire jacket in the inside pocket and zip it up. End result is a 6" X 12" soft pillow that easil... Read Morey fits in a backpack. Highly recommend.
Brilliant bit of kit: shame about the creases
Up there with the best Patagonia stuff I've ever bought over 40 years. But the transit packing leaves it with sharp-edged creases: two on each sleeve; two down the front and two running the length of the back. They're unsightly,unnatural and prevent it from hanging well. Washing and tumble-drying it hasn't helped. Anyone got any bett... Read Moreer ideas?
I bought this for my father who always comments on my down sweaters. I have 4 down sweaters and love them. They keep me warm under my ski shell. Spring and fall hikes provide warmth but squish down to nothing in my pack. Have even used it as a pillow when packing after I forgot my pillow-
I bought this to replace a favorite (other brand) down sweater that had a little too close of an encounter with a candle flame,and I could not be happier. On sale price was stellar,worth every penny. Fit (Medium,6'0" 160 lbs) is absolutely perfect. Fitted but not too snug,Perfect length sleeves anf torso (for me). Lightwight,warm,high n... Read Moreeck,fits beautifully over mid-weight base,as well as under any shell. Sheds light rain and snow with remarkable ease. Looks fabulous. Appropriate on the trail and in town with equal aplomb. It is a critical part of my UL backbacking kit. Insulating layer,pillow,and a way to extend the lower temperature threshold of my sleeping bag... Nit-picking - The hand pockets could be lined with microfiber for warmth/comfort. But this does not in any way diminish the utility,quality,and value of this piece. Thank you,Patagonia.
Solid bit of kit!
Been wanting to get one of these and scored it on sale (big thumbs up - I'm a cheapskate!) and have not been disappointed. Fits me well (5'-11" 215lbs - XL) and keeps me quite warm during our surprising chilly winters in the SE. Have the Nano Puff Jacket,which I also enjoy,but this provides a bit more warmth on those sub-20 degree mo... Read Morernings. Usually lay it over a Smartwool Zip-T and an Ibex wool vest and I'm good!
Sizing has changed
My husband has a down sweater that was purchased 3 or 4 yrs ago....it has been a great light weight option for 3 seasons. He wanted another down sweater,so ordered the same size...large. He has not gained any weight and this one is definitely smaller than the old one. So he ordered an extra large,which was much too big. The pocket location is also ... Read Moredifferent. He ended up keeping the size large,although it really does look tight when the zipper is up. I also think the quality is not as good as the old one.
Amazing Lightweight Winter Jacket
Purchased this at the start of our MT winter season,and have worn it almost exclusively in weather ranging from -30F (not counting windchill) to 40F. At temps below -15,I'd recommend layering this jacket. This aside,it's been a great "daily driver" so to speak and am only disappointed by the fact that the weather is starting to... Read More get warmer! I usually wear a large,but I've found the jacket to be a bit tight around the chest and midriff. That being said,it is still comfortable,and only ever noticeable if seated and leaned forward.
This is a lightweight and well-made item. The pockets are perfectly located using good zippers. The collar is comfortable,the look terrific and stitching of the highest quality. Unlike the fleece pullovers I bought this year which fit very comfortably,this items is undersized for my body (I will gift it). It seems most appropriate for slim figured ... Read Moremen. Nevertheless,I highly recommend this item to anyone looking for a beautifully made,good-looking warm jacket
This jacket is as close to perfect for multiple temperatures and activities. Great for mildly cold days or layering up for those more frigid. Watched the hot air balloon festival in the early morning an layered up with Patagonia shell for skiing that afternoon. A bargain at twice the price!
At 71,I've become pretty retro and minimalist. But my old down coat of 50 years(!) finally got to looking pretty shabby with frayed sleeves and stains that don't wash out. So,I reluctantly bought a Patagonia down sweater. But,then I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it better than my old jacket. The down doesn't shift around like... Read More in my old coat,and I like the pocket layout. It's at least as warm as my old coat,and weighs half as much. It's probably the best designed down garment I've ever owned.
I have had my Men's Down Sweater for about 4 weeks. I find that it is perfect tor temperatures between 30 and 50 as an over-garment with a shirt underneath . The materials and workmanship are excellent,as I would expect from Patagonia. The warmth to weight ratio is perfect. I camp in the high desert area of the United States,mostly in Utah,and... Read More this will be my "go to" garment on my fall and spring trips. I am going to try it out in cool weather bicycling with a long sleeve jersey underneath.
Storage pocket misplaced
In my new down sweater purchased in Feb17 vs the old one purchased in Aug15 there is a noticeable difference in the placement of the storage pocket. On the 2017 version the stow pocket is on the left hand side chest high near the zipper. when using the pocket for other items like a toboggan,sunglasses,etc,it hangs heavy and bulky. On the 2015 versi... Read Moreon the stow pocket is found on the left inside waist with a mesh outer pocket. This allows for items to easily be stored and they hang un-noticeable and the drop of the coat hides the bulk. Other than that a fantastic jacket. I did myresearch and for the weight,the fill,the durability and the price,this is the go to jacket for both trail and town. Thanks
No Durability,Loosing lots of down
I was so excited to buy this jacket originally. It is great looking,extremely comfortable and very warm for its weight. The price is high but I felt okay with that thinking I was buying a quality and durable product... However,it has no durability whatsoever. This is my special occasion causal wear coat that I wear when it is cold and still want to... Read More look good. However,after 2 seasons of very light use it is loosing down from multiple places,particularly the seems along the arm which exists exactly where the coat rubs against everything you rest your arms on. This seam has no reinforcement and is,in my mind,designed to fail. When is starts to wear even the slightest bit you can expect to start loosing lots of down. I have no doubt that doing anything outdoorsy would cause this jacket to fail even faster. I wish I could recommend,but I cannot. Spend your money more wisely.
After reading other reviews about this jacket being wide and not fitted i opted for a size smaller,i typically wear size L and i am 6'1 175 lbs and size M was PERFECT. I wore this jacket in mammoth with just a t-shirt under at night and i was toasty when it was 18 degrees out. I received a ton of compliments on the Ash tan!
Like it very much,fit and otherwise
I am always b/t a Patagonia Large and XLarge in jackets. I am of average build (5'11",200#,44-45 chest,35 sleeves,36 waist and broad shoulders),in decent shape but not slim. I did not find the coat to be a slim fit. The Large is a close but not too snug fit with ample freedom of movement and no pulling anywhere. The XLarge would be far to... Read Moreo roomy. I wear something like a sweater underneath. I much like the rest of it too.
Jacket of my dreams
Exactly what I wanted,warm and lightweight,looks good and works even better,I've been wearing this mostly on its own all winter even in winter peg and just throw my gore-tex shell over it if it's snowing. This is the first patagonia product I've ever bought and I'm hooked.
Excellent quality jacket
I have to say this is the best down jacket I purchased. The fit is perfect and on the slim side,not too thick and not too thin. It is ver light too. Moreover,the jacket has not leaked massive feathers; it is holding up pretty well. I used to own a North Face down jacket in similar style and it would leak small feathers each and every time I would w... Read Moreear it. The only drawback to owning this jacket is,because weather in Southern CA don't stay cool for a period of time,I won't get to wear the jacket as often as I'd like. All in all,no regrets with this purchase.
Light and Cozy
This is an awesome jacket! Lightweight and effective. Whether worn alone on a cool day or layered with a Wind & Water repellent layer (I use the Patagonia Hybrid Adze or the Patagonia Side Send soft shells) this is an excellent choice! When my wife began taking mine on a regular basis I finally bought one for her so I could get mine back! A fav... Read Moreorite for both of us.
Exceptionally Light & Warm
Excellent quality. This sweater/jacket is incredibly light & very warm considering the weight. I've warn it in 20 degree snowy winter windy weather & felt very warm. I would definitely recommend this jacket. Watch for it to go on sale !! I just bought a second one !!
BEST DOWN ITEM I'VE OWNED!!
I own several down coats,Mnt Hardware,Columbia,Northface,etc. All are fluffy and one is like a dough boy. When I got this jacket I thought it was a joke as it's so light/thin. What a surprise,due to the 800 fill quality this coat is warm in 5 degree weather and best part it's OK up to 45-50 without being hot. so light it's great for ... Read Moredriving and shopping. buy this boy and you'll be a happy camper. I bought 5 for family for Christmas and all love them. Ron Spraggins,CCIM Manitou Springs Colorado.
What's the old saying?... "Should have... could have...". That's me. I meant to purchase a Down Sweater a few seasons ago,but I didn't and I regret my decision. Fear not,I finally bought one and I absolutely love it. I also recently purchased a Nano Puff and I love it as well,but I prefer the Down Sweater as a stand alone s... Read Moreolution for everyday use. Yet another outstanding piece of gear from the folks at Patagonia!
Great second jacket (already had the hoodie versio
I bought this as an alt version,since I also purchased the hoodie version. I love both of them,seriously,great jackets. I use the hoodie version much more as I just like to have the hoodie available to me any time the weather gets colder fast. I used my hoodie version for a month in Europe,but I would have be able to use my regular Down Sweater jus... Read Moret as well if carrying a knit hat and such. Really pleased
I bought the Men's Down Sweater a few months ago for a 2-month stay in Manhattan. I knew I would need a jacket that was warmer than my nano puff jacket. It proved to be the right call. It kept me warm when I needed it,but also breathed just right when I started to overheat in the subway system. Great performance in sub-40 degree temperatures w... Read Morealking around the city. Wearing it today in 30-degree temps in Tahoe over a t-shirt and an R1 pullover. Perfect. Love it.
I bought this jacket two months ago and it's been a great all around jacket. Nice and warm in temps as low as upper-thirties (Fahrenheit). Does well in light drizzle and it knocks the wind down nicely. I'm 6'2",180 lbs and the large fits me perfectly. I noticed a down feather coming out of a pinhole sized hole on the top of the ... Read Moresleeve,but I pushed it back in and have had no repeats since.
Best Jacket Ever!!!
I recently sent in my old Down Sweater for reapirs after many years of abuse . I loved that jacket more than words could ever express. Much to my dismay,it was not able to be repaired. However,the fantastic customer service reps at Patagonia took care of me and helped me acquire a new one. It is now my new favorite. It is super warm and so light th... Read Moreat I barely notice it. The only thing concern is the fit. It is a little more tailored and snug than my prior Down Sweater. Not a big deal,but a caveat nonetheless. But,given the superior customer service I received,I am willing to let that slide.
I wanted a nano puff jacket but when I tried it on,it just did not fit. Too tight under the arms and the next size up was too big. I tried on the down sweater and it fit perfectly. I took it reluctantly ... Faster forward 2 months. WHOA. I wear this thing ALL THE TIME. It's my go-to for when I'm in need of a warm jacket. I bring this th... Read Moreing everywhere and cant imagine not having it. My wife even loves it,looks like I'll be making another purchase for her. :)
I underestimated the performance of this jacket. Put it to the test its first trip out to about 2350' and 30 mph sustained winds,28 degree airtemp,and it cut that wind like butter and kept me as comfortable as one can be in that situation! It performs best as a mid layer but here in the Ozarks it is really the ideal outer layer for cold and dr... Read Morey.
This coat has been a great addition for me. Superior warmth and comfortable temperature range. Way warmer than my last "puffy down" coat. Only dislike and reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the fit,like the older versions fit better. But heck it might work better for you,just not me. Luckily I tried one first. I get medium everything Pata... Read Moregonia,but had to large on this one. Overall I don't believe there is a better warmth to weight coat out there for the price
I bought this jacket for skiing a month ago. I found it very warm and comfortable to wear under my Pantagonia Shell. This jacket is also great to take to the office on those cold mornings. I have the micro jacket as well and find this to be warmer and the perfect jacket for the cold winter.
Good Looking Down Sweater Jacket
I bought 16 of these as a Christmas gifts for my sales staff. As a Subaru dealership,we wanted to look uniform,and good,as well as mimic a majority of our customers. All the Salespeople absolutely love them. Unfortunately,one of them got snagged on a corner and has already torn,but other than that ,they are awesome. Thanks for making my sales staff... Read More look good. John Molloy Lou Fusz Subaru
Great all around jacket for a Minnesota winter.
I bought this jacket two months ago at the beginning of winter up here in Duluth,Minnesota. So far the jacket is outstanding for everyday use. It keeps me warm when commuting to and from work,shopping,etc. The warmth for something so light is incredible. However,I would suggest either buying a warmer jacket or using a shell for those days when temp... Read Mores hit -10 fahrenheit or below. For running errands or going from the garage to the truck and then into work it is great but for any outdoor standing or light walking the jacket is a little light for temps 10 below zero or lower. That being said,for running or fat biking in the cold the jacket provides great protection while being lightweight. If you are looking for a great everyday jacket for winter in Minnesota I would say go for it. Keep in mind I usually wear multiple layers to work,t shirt,dress shirt,and a light sweater,dressing in this manner is a matter of habit in the winter up here and the jacket is perfect for this layering. Even for casual wear I always have a sweatshirt or light fleece on during the winter and this jacket is perfect for this type of dress. If you plan on only wearing a tshirt with this jacket below zero you would be chilly. Obviously this jacket is not a waterproof shell but it does repeal snow,even melting snow,and it does offer some wind resistance. As far as size; I am 5'9" 175 with an athletic,but lean,build. I was right between a medium and large. I chose to go with the large because I wanted to wear this jacket with sweaters,sweatshirts and other heavy layers. If you want to wear this jacket as a layer or with only a t-shirt or thermal under it then I would go with a medium. If you plan to use it as an everyday go to jacket then I would suggest upsizing to accommodate heavier clothing. The medium was roomy through the shoulders but tight in the core and waste with was not conducive to wearing heavier layers. Overall this is a great jacket,the quality is sensational. I get compliments everytime I wear this jacket. I highly recommend it.
Best mid layer ever
I have two of these. My wife has one and two of my kids have one. This "jacket",is light,highly packable,very warm as a layer under a shell,and a great stand alone jacket in moderate conditions. I've been using Patagonia gear for almost 40 years for skiing,climbing,and all around use. This jacket is my favorite piece of clothing ever... Read More but my storm jacket which lasted 20 years and my heavy duty Patagonia ski pants are close seconds.
I must admit,this is one fine garment. I wear it in the wee hours of the morning when I go on my morning walks,usually 5 to 8 miles. This sweater is perfect over a thermal layer,and keeps me warm down to 10 degrees. Moderate winds aren't an issue. Below 10,I use an additional layer. If it's above 30,I use only a light cotton layer under i... Read Moret. Above 40 and it's a little too warm. I can't believe how light it is. I have a little bit of concern about taking it on one of my wilderness canoe trips for fear of tearing the outer shell,but it packs down to almost nothing and would be great in any pack.
Soft and warm
Ordered this jacket for a skiing and trout fishing in New Mexico over the holidays. On the colder days (0-15 degrees with wind),I wore this jacket under a thin shell,and I was warm and comfortable. On warmer days,I used this jacket without a shell,and it worked great. It gets wet pretty easily,but it's very warm and super soft.
Warm and coxy
I bought a large Patagonia dow sweater about a month ago and it works great. It's super warm and looks nice. The French red color pictures online was true to what I received. I typically wear Larges and ordered a large in this jacket as well. The only issue I have which is specific to my body size and height (5'9 180 lbs) is that the medi... Read Moreum fits but is just a bit too tight and the large fits as well ( which I purchased) but is just a tad bit too big. I stuck with the large just in case you are layering clothes underneath the jacket,which in San Diego there is no need for. Overall super pleased with my purchase and happy to have done it at a time when Patagonia was giving back to the planet!!
Good but fit is slightly fifferent
I have owned several of these over the past decade and where through them once every other year or so. This latest one seems snigger around he chest and abdomen,I even lost weight this year and yet it is noticeably smaller than jackets of the past. I do like it hat the interior poscket was moved from the abdomen area to the chest. I don't qu... Read Moreite understand why the jacket is tighter still? Maybe it is supposed to be slimmer but my old one still fits and if it wasn't for the down coming out in the waste gusset as well as a few other areas I probably would still wear the older version.
super light and warm at elevation
I've worn the hoody version at 11,000',in zero degrees,with a nano puff underneath. Its a trade off as your bindings will rip open the down,but its a great jacket. The downside is the toddler front zipper on an adult jacket. Not replaceable. It would be smart to beef up the zipper as it tends to 'fail' on a regular basis. Patago... Read Morenia being the first class company bought my hoody,replaced it with a Snowshot asap.
Can's say enough good about this jacket
I've had this jacket on top of Kili and Fuji,as well as in the local church (kind of the same thing....). I've tossed it in the back of my car among the crampons and axes and coddled it in my closet. I wear it in temps from the 40s down to the single-digits. It is extraordinarily tough,versatile and warm. I tend to be a size Large-And-A-... Read MoreHalf in Patagonia (5'11"; 200 lbs,endomorph),and the Large fits perfectly. Early on,I had a tiny issue with leakage at the seam just above the wrist. I placed Tenacious Tape over the seam and have had no issues ever since. However (BIG HOWEVER),the zipper recently started unzipping from the bottom up. I contacted Patagonia and they told me to arrange a return. They said they would give me a credit for the jacket once they received it. And that's exactly how it happened! Sobbing,I returned it. Then I got the credit and ordered the exact same jacket! Love this company! Love their products! Love their customer service! Love their environmental policies! Highest,highest marks,Patagonia!!!
Feathers Coming Out
I bought this item 2 weeks ago and today I noticed the feathers were poking out of the elbow. There was no rip and its impossible to stuff the feathers back into jacket. I was going to bring this to Yosemite in a few months but now will probably bring something more reliable. i hope they will replace the jacket.
Exactly What I Needed
I bought this jacket to combat the frigid winter in Montana. So far,this jacket has not let me down. I've done fieldwork in Yellowstone with temperatures ranging from 0 to 8 degrees F with this jacket being my top layer (along with a long-sleeve shirt) and was very warm. I've even walked to work (1 mile) in -4 F weather and couldn't ... Read Morebelieve how warm I was. I am 5'9 130 lbs and a size small fit great. I would highly recommend this jacket if you know you'll be in similar weather.
I've worn my black D-Sweater for 9 years,and it still looks the same as the day I got it. Not just the best jacket ever,but the most comfortable clothing I have in my closet. It goes with me in to the mountains,traveling,cold beachs,and to nice restaurants (in cold climate). It feels as good as it looks!
Perfect Puffy for taller ladies
Yes,I'm a lady reviewing a mens coat. I find that it fits me a little better with the slim fit,mostly because the waist and sleeves are longer! With that said,I LOVE this jacket. It's warm,it stuffs into a pack very easily,and if you toss a waterproof shell over it (I have torrentshell) then you're set for anything wet and cold.
Ethical Company,Ethical Products
I bought the down sweater after I submitted Mt Whitney with an ultralight down and realized that I need something much warmer to do the Sunrise Hike up to Whitney so to fill the gap in my gear I purchased the Patagonia Down Sweater after doing a lot of research and couldnt be happier. Great Company,Great Product & Great Ethics in procuring and ... Read Moredoing business. Life time warranty aka Iron Glad Warranty was an added plus
Great for the Cloud Forest
Took this to Costa Rica high up to the Cloud Forest with an ultra light waterproof shell. Pouring down rain,blowing and cold. Wore it with shorts and sandals and a Gortex hat and was perfectly comfortable! I love how it packs up small. Only used it that once but am ultra glad I took it.
Perfect All-Weather Jacket
I bought this for a recent trip to Alaska and it didn't disappoint. Kept me warm and comfortable in temps ranging from 35-65 degrees F. Also made for a good layer underneath the Torrentshell rain jacket for chilly,rainy days. Packs down very well to fit in a suitcase or backpack- also doubles as a convenient pillow when needed. Would highly r... Read Moreecommend.
fits into its own pocket,among other superlatives
This was my go-to base layer under raingear through most of last year. I thought the Pacific NW winter would keep it in the closet most days but found that this was the jacked I reached for day in-day out. Very light,packable,and above all toasty warm.
My favorite piece of Patagonia gear to date
5 stars for comfort. Very soft and elegant - it's foolish to expect rough durability from down. The only improvement I can imagine would be an additional seam below the armpits so that you can lift your arms above your head with out the jacket raising up at the waist (like the merino daily polo has). Incredibly warm for the weight and very sty... Read Morelish. I plan to throw a waterproof shell over this in the winter as go-to. I'm 6'0 and athletically built and a large fits me perfectly.
Perfect Look,Fit and Feel
I wear this to work between Winter and Summer as an in between coat. I chose this one over the M's Down Shirt because it was a little more in the temperature range I was looking for and most of all,zippered pockets. I like to keep the contents of the pockets secured and not use them necessarily as hand warmers. The fit of the Extra Small was p... Read Moreerfect for me even though the slider above did not work to select that. I just think the color scheme was wonderful,as well.
Disappointed with Down Sweater
About six years ago I purchased a Down Sweater and it has been one of my two or three all-time favorite Patagonia items. So when I deemed it time for a new one to wear when I lead birding tours,it was a no-brainer. My first problem was color: for work,I like more subdued colors,without extraneous patterns. Not able to find the olive green color tha... Read Moret I so like (and has become something of a professional brand for me),I opted to break out of my mold for a different color. My old one has fit perfectly since day one,so I ordered another large. Imagine my incredible surprise when I received it,tried it on,and it was clearly WAY too small! I called Patagonia,explained the problem,and they quickly sent a replacement. When I asked about the size issue,I was told that sizing had been changed. What? Was that really necessary? Okay,so now I have an XL,but the jacket,while it fit,was longer in the torso,seemed heavier,and was a bulkier fit. To make matters worse,the first cold day I wore it,my elbows got cold: I could not feel much insulation in the elbows; clearly a quality control problem. I wore the jacket off and on during the winter,but I just was never happy with it (partly because I kept wanting it to be the same as my old one,which it clearly was not). I have been buying Patagonia clothing since 1979,when I bought my first fleece jacket at the Eastern Mountain Sports in North Tonowanda,NY. I have worn Patagonia clothing back-country skiing on all of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains,atop Whiteface Mountain where I once did acid rain research,on a five-month sea kayak expedition around the perimeter of the Gulf of Maine,on stage with Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion,to Antarctica,and in in daily life. It has always fit well and performed well. This is the first piece I have ever been disappointed with (not a bad track record,Patagonia!). I hope I just got a fluke. Fortunately,when I called and spoke with Alex,he was willing to offer a refund. Thank you!
A Must Pack!
I pack this on every adventure. It's light,versatile,warm,and strangely breathable. A notable new feature is that the slack from the adjustable waist elastic now dumps into each front pocket as opposed to at your side where it would otherwise catch on hiking poles,tree branches,etc. a great improvement!
Amazing warmth in a feather light package
I generally wear 38R suits, 32 waist 32 height, 147 lbs 5'-10". The size medium is just perfect for me. It provides enough space to comfortably wear a relatively thick merino wool sweater underneath, as a mid layer. The jacket is exceptionally light and warm. In temperatures from 0C (32F) and up I can comfortably wear the jacket over a lo... Read Moreng sleeve shirt and then spend a considerably time outdoors. When the temperatures dip below zero, a cotton or fleece mid layer will do the trick and in very cold temperatures, such as -30C (-22F) I felt comfortable with a thick merino wool mid layer, underneath the jacket. I love the versatility of this product in a wide range of temperatures and it looks stunning.
Little teensy details
This is a nearly perfect piece: super light,toasty but not overbearing,lovable comfort,good pocketry,confident zippers,BUT! Two teensy details: 1. Make hand warmer pockets 1" deeper so items do not fall out when zipper is fully open. 2. Add an external pocket at right chest area so keys (etc.) can be stored without having to access the left in... Read Morener pocket. This so-called "sweater" (a bit too cute) is a world-class garment,a Patagonia classic worthy of the Patagonia Hall of Fame. Thank you,Patagonia,for making this planet more livable.
This jacket is great from 60 degrees down into the 20's if you pair it with a mid layer and/or shell. Breathable, windproof and very water resistant. It stuffs down into a package the size of a softball and weighs almost nothing so throw it in your pack even in the summer for cool evenings. I am 150 lbs, 5'-10" tall and have long arm... Read Mores; the medium is a perfect fit even with a fleece mid layer. My original jacket was about 5 years old. Eventually, the keeper on the zipper began to separate from the garment and it developed deep vertical creases in the fabric on the chest. I brought it into the store where they tried steaming the creases out to no avail and because of that and the zipper problem they replaced the jacket with a new one on the spot. I want to commend Patagonia for their superior customer service and iron clad guarantee that apparently is good for the life of the garment.
I am very pleased with my jacket which I received as a gift. Here are three slight design improvements that I would suggest to make the jacket even better. 1. Lengthen the flap under the zipper slightly so the zipper won't snag my sweaters. 2. Make the pockets about 1/2 deeper so objects won't fall out of the pockets when the zippers a... Read Morere open. 3. Put one small pocket inside the jacket for a cell phone, wallet, etc.
Unhappy with sizing change
I bought a 2015 Down Sweater in size XL to replace my XL 2014 model that got torn on a barbwire fence. Unfortunately,Patagonia has changed the sizing significantly. When I lay the 2015 model on top of the 2014 model,the shoulder width is 2 inches narrower,and the body of the jacket is two inches narrower. Ironically,the sleeves are each an inch lon... Read Moreger or so while still seeming a little narrower. The XL now fits horribly and I had to return it. It is tight in the shoulders and tight across the whole body. I tried on a 2XL and it seems to fit in the shoulder and the body as the 2014 XL does,but it is several inches longer and not an ideal length for this type of jacket. I have gone from spending the last 15 months loving the Patagonia Down Sweater to now hating it. I'm sure it fits fine for some,but if you have an older version (2014 or earlier),then the 2015 sizing may seriously disappoint you.
I've never been big on Patagonia's down / insulated jackets in the past,most that I've tried were never very warm unless you were constantly active which is what most people forget what Patagonia is all about. They make 'technical' wear for people who are going to be actively moving in sports like mountain climbing,sking,bi... Read Morecycling,etc. etc.. Over the years I've tried down jackets for many purposes and from many different companies and I can always tell how good or how well a down jacket is made by the first time you put it on. If you get warm 'immediately' when you put it on without having to do a 20 jumping jacket,then it's a good jacket. This down sweater is not only warm,it's definitely the best in it's class. Patagonia still makes their clothes way to big for me. I had to go one size down. I'm 5/11 and weigh 150 pounds and the small was perfect. I usually wear a medium in every other brand of clothing. It's cut close to fit so it looks very stylish. The collar is snug when you zip it all the way and I appreciate the drawcord hem at the bottom of the jacket to keep warmth that you gain from the down from seeping out. What I have found with all down jackets is that if lose air through the waste,wrist or neck,then you defeat the purpose of having down jackets. I worked for many winters in -30 C weather and found out that simple things like putting a small rubber band on the end of the sleeve around the wrist do wonders for trapping warm air in the jacket. I love this jacket and feel it is extremely well made and it has given me a re-newed faith in Patagonia's down jackets.
Great jacket. Many uses.
In regards to sizing, I am 6 feet tall and weigh 165 lbs. I ordered a medium. It fits perfectly. The arm length is great and do not ride up my arms when I raise them. The waist is perfect. I have a 32 inch waist. The length is just beyond my waist. Not too long or too short. In regards to warmth, I have worn it with only a tshirt in 20 degree weath... Read Moreer and felt like I was indoors. I have also worn in in the house and have not been hot. It is super comfortable with a tshirt. This jacket is also great for layering as a base layer or outer layer. I plan on buying more in different colors in the future.
Warm but unusual fit
I recently got a new down sweater to replace an older one that lost some of its loft. The new one has an unusual fit where the body is quite roomy but the arms are on the thin side. It fits fine if I'm wearing a long sleeve shirt but if I put on a sweater the arms end up being tight. My old one (from 2008) fit much better. It's the perfec... Read Moret warmth for most of the winter in MA. Super comfortable. Doesn't get too hot. I recommend but double check the fit.
Preformed well in the cold!
This down sweater is a very versatile product and I am exited to take it on some big adventures. The fact that you can compress it down into its own little pouch was a very pleasing bonus for me,You can quickly roll it up and stick it In a pack without worrying about getting the sweater dirty,which is huge for places like SD where the snow can be v... Read Moreery dirty. I was very pleased with this product. Well worth the price!
I love the down sweater and wear it all winter. I do have an issue with the apparent change in the sizing. I bought mine a number of years ago and it's still in excellent condition. However as I've aged (64) my condition is not so great and I've grown a bit portly. My down sweater is a large and when layered over a fleece it's s... Read Morenug around the middle when zipped up. So I bought an XL and thought I'd pass my L down to my son. But the new XL turned out to be materially smaller than my L. My son was happy to take the new XL,which fits him well,so I didn't return it. This is supposed to be a regular fit but my experience suggests otherwise.
Performed as expected on Cactus to Clouds
This jacket works great for approaches to climbing crags in colder climates as well as treks where size and weight matters. Stuffs and compresses well with minimal effort. If I had to be picky, I would like to see this jacket come in a medium long version with roughly an 1" - 1.5" more length in the waist (for the leaner people with long ... Read Moretorsos).
Ethical materials, high quality down, great warmth for a diversity of climates, and a nice color selection. But for the price, the finishing isn't quite there. I had to return my first jacket since the zipper had some serious puckering that made me look pretty silly. And the zipper itself is not Patagonia's finest. The cut is also a littl... Read Moree funky: pretty trim in the arms, but boxy in the middle, so I'm not sure what physique they were going for. I'll probably still keep the replacement when it comes just cause this thing is so warm and light.
Preliminary thoughts on the Down Sweater
I purchased this jacket on November 6, 2015. Temp in Ventura was a sunny 77 degrees but I still made the purchase. This is my first Patagonia purchase item and used the Ventura store to do so. Great staff at the Ventura store, I couldn't have been more satisfied with the assistance I received primarily by Shane. He helped me decide this was TH... Read MoreE jacket to purchase. Being in So. California I've not had many chances to use the jacket but I did take my Lab for a walk one night with wind and cool temps and only a t-shirt on and the jacket was awesome! I can hardly wait for the temps to get colder and El Nino to come. I feel ready. I bought a Large, Black. I'm 5' 9" 195# which I have plenty of room for a t-shirt and a flannel shirt underneath which was still comfortable to move around in. I'll post future reviews as I use this jacket but I am so far happy I purchased this jacket. Thanks Patagonia and Shane!
Great jacket with a caveat
Finally got one of these and I'm pretty happy with it. Very warm. Very light. Very cool looking. I'm 5'9" and about 215 lb and the large fits great. Only issue is that everytime I wear it I notice feathers coming out of the jacket through tiny holes that appear. Seems for the price that Patagonia charges for this jacket things l... Read Moreike that shouldn't really happen. I guess the warranty will come in handy at some point for this jacket.
All around quality and function.
I absolutely love this jacket. I recently purchased it, and right away I could tell that this lightweight jacket can hang with the best of 'em. I cannot comment on the durability of this garment, as I have not "put it threw the ringer" but Im sure I never will either. With a little care and common sense, I'm sure it was last for... Read More years and years. As far as fit goes, I found it true to size and very comfortable and roomy enough for a fleece base layer overtop a shirt. It's very functional in a huge range of temperatures and conditions. So far I have worn it in 45-55degree sunny weather with just a tee shirt and stayed very comfy. As well as 20degree weather with a fleece base and it kept me very warm. Pairing this garment with a nice base and a waterproof shell- It's unbeatable. I highly reccomend this to anyone who's looking for a high quality,built to last, warm jacket.
Makes me look forward to winter
This coat is fantastic. It is very lightweight, unlike previous winter coats I have had. That being said, it is still incredibly warm. I like being able to walk to class and not have to wear a 10 pound coat to stay warm. My only negative thing about this coat is that it gets little holes very easily, and the down fir/feathers on the inside can snea... Read Morek out. These holes are incredibly small, but the more I've worn it, the more they appear. I have only had this coat for one winter so far. Because of the holes, I am hesitant to wear the coat in situations besides walking to class, for fear of making it worse. I highly recommend this coat if you're looking for a light winter coat to stay warm and look good though, but I wouldn't recommend doing anything crazy in it.
I've owned two of these coats in the years and live in the frigid Midwest where temps reached -18 F last year...not including the windchill factor. This coat is very lightweight and exceptionally warm in temps down to approx. 15 degrees F with a wool base layer. It's great for having to run in
Works for everything outdoors
This sweater is exactly what it says, the perfect warmth for just about anything! you stay warm but don't ever get to hot (which can happen with some down products). Its perfect for layering and if you like to backpack light it doubles as a nice soft pillow. This is by far one of the best products Patagonia makes, and thats saying something! A... Read Morellot of the reviews say it fits Large but I found it fit perfect to size.
Excellent, Versatile Insulation Piece
I purchased my Down Sweater eight months ago and without any exaggeration, it is my favorite piece of clothing I've ever purchased. It's ridiculously comfortable, durable for its weight, and offers the perfect level of insulation, performing flawlessly during everyday cold-weather activities and even pulling its weight when the thermomete... Read Morer dips below freezing. [COMFORT] The Down Sweater is very comfortable worn over a baselayer or just a T-shirt. The fabric is smooth and comfortable next to skin, and the microfiber kissing-welt zipper garage at the neck makes a world of difference, eliminating any irritation that you would find on similar products without this feature. The piece is incredibly lightweight as well, so you never feel weighed down; if you could wear a cloud, it would feel like this. [DURABILITY] I am quite impressed with the durability of the Down Sweater as well. There have been absolutely no signs of wear and tear from everyday use (and I have worn this piece almost every day for at least 6 of the 8 months I've owned it). But the piece seems to stand up to harsher treatment as well. While on a film set this past February, I was cutting a piece of foil and accidentally caught my Down Sweater against the serrated foil cutter. The serrations pulled a few pieces of down out from under the fabric and it looked as though I'd totaled my jacket, but after brushing the few clusters of down out of the way, I found that the serrations had barely affected the ripstop nylon leaving only an almost invisible pull in the fabric. Very impressive. The only slight complaint I have in terms of durability has to do with the stretchy fabric used to cap the sleeves. The fabric is quite thin, looks fragile, and appears to be sewn on very delicately. While I haven't had any real problems with it yet, the fabric has started to pill, and I imagine these pieces would be the first to fail on the otherwise durable jacket. I wish the sleeves on this piece had been finished in the same manner as the Fitz Roy jacket. [INSULATION] I wore this piece every day for the four winter months I spent in New York this year and was continually impressed by its insulating capabilities (from 15'F to 55'F, blizzards to cool mornings), even with just a T-shirt underneath. Because they use top-of-the-line 800 fill-power down, Patagonia was able to maximize down's legendary warmth-to-weight ratio in this jacket, achieving an incredibly light piece that still maintains excellent insulative properties. In my opinion the piece offers the perfect balance; it kept me comfortably warm even below freezing, but I never felt as though I was overheating even in mild 50-60'F temperatures. I think the best way to describe the feeling is that the Down Sweater kept me at my normal body temperature through a huge range of conditions, reliably dispelling the cold, but never making me feel hot. The piece continues to perform above and beyond my expectations, and knowing that every cluster of down keeping me warm is ethically sourced provides peace of mind that few other companies can match. Overall, I cannot recommend the M's Down Sweater enough. It offers incredible comfort across a huge range of temperatures and conditions. I probably wouldn't recommend it for anything colder than 15'F, but for most situations in which the average person might find himself, the Down Sweater performs above and beyond the call of duty.
Love this garment
All around great and insanely warm garment. The styling and colors are awesome. The red interior is classic. The fit is excellent, and unlike some of my other Patagonia items, the neck is nice and roomy. I look forward to wearing this sweater on cold clear days and on cold nights, and especially I look forward to just hanging around in it.
There is a reason it's a sweater and not a jacket.
It's a nice sweater that has a good fit. It's not too tight and not too baggy,just a little snug. The material does feel pretty flimsy and probably won't hold up that well over the long run. What I really don't like is the warmth of this jacket,there isn't much there. It's more like a windbreaker than a down jacket,I g... Read Moreuess that's why it's called a sweater by Patagonia.
There is a reason it's a sweater and not a jacket.
It's a nice sweater that has a good fit. It's not too tight and not too baggy, just a little snug. The material does feel pretty flimsy and probably won't hold up that well over the long run. What I really don't like is the warmth of this jacket, there isn't much there. It's more like a windbreaker than a down jacket, ... Read MoreI guess that's why it's called a sweater by Patagonia.
I have one; my wife has one; my kid is on his second,he outgrew his first and I bought him a bigger size. I work as a part-time ski instructors and many of the people I ski with also have one as their go-to mid layer. Super warm. Super light. Packs easy. Whip it out of the backpack when it gets cold. The BEST insulation between shell and base laye... Read Morers. Also useful to throw on real quick on its own to go around town.
I have one; my wife has one; my kid is on his second, he outgrew his first and I bought him a bigger size. I work as a part-time ski instructors and many of the people I ski with also have one as their go-to mid layer. Super warm. Super light. Packs easy. Whip it out of the backpack when it gets cold. The BEST insulation between shell and base lay... Read Moreers. Also useful to throw on real quick on its own to go around town.
Ultimate gear test
I will be taking the down sweater on a 5 year trek from northern tip of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. I chosen the down sweater over the nano puff a synthetic for the weight and pack ability paired with the H2No Torrentshell and R2 jacket makes a killer 4 season layering system. Made it through a wet Tahoe winter and kept me dry whether ... Read Moreit was snow or snoraining. Now to put the combo through the trek and gear test of a lifetime.
Ultimate gear test
I will be taking the down sweater on a 5 year trek from northern tip of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. I chosen the down sweater over the nano puff a synthetic for the weight and pack ability paired with the H2No Torrentshell and R2 jacket makes a killer 4 season layering system. Made it through a wet Tahoe winter and kept me dry whether ... Read Moreit was snow or snoraining. Now to put the combo through the trek and gear test of a lifetime.
Great Jacket,rips easily
When I got the jacket I was ecstatic,as it fit me very close to perfectly. I am 6' 184 lbs and the sleeves are perfect,maybe a tad snug around the bottom (I got a medium). The first time I wore it was to a beach nearby. As I was walking down onto the sand,I slipped on a small patch of wet grass,fell backwards,and landed on my elbows. I was sad... Read Moredened to see some tearing on the jacket on where my right forearm landed,as well as some grass stains. The jacket is incredibly warm and it's my go-to nighttime jacket,since it's never very cold around here during the day. The color I got they aren't selling anymore,but it is this beautiful medium blue that looks even better in person than on the website. I am extremely satisfied with this piece (plus,I got it half off!),but somewhat disappointed that I marred it on my first outing.
Great Jacket, rips easily
When I got the jacket I was ecstatic, as it fit me very close to perfectly. I am 6' 184 lbs and the sleeves are perfect, maybe a tad snug around the bottom (I got a medium). The first time I wore it was to a beach nearby. As I was walking down onto the sand, I slipped on a small patch of wet grass, fell backwards, and landed on my elbows. I wa... Read Mores saddened to see some tearing on the jacket on where my right forearm landed, as well as some grass stains. The jacket is incredibly warm and it's my go-to nighttime jacket, since it's never very cold around here during the day. The color I got they aren't selling anymore, but it is this beautiful medium blue that looks even better in person than on the website. I am extremely satisfied with this piece (plus, I got it half off!), but somewhat disappointed that I marred it on my first outing.
Wide Range of Uses
This jacket is fantastic. I am 6'1"/240 and this jacket in XL goes with me on every trip and gets lots of use at home. It packs small,keeps you very warm,is great in the wind,and is surprisingly durable. It can be a little hot if the temp starts to warm up but this is the most versatile piece of clothing that I own.
Great jacket,but tears easy
I'll start by saying this is really an exceptional jacket for the right conditions. It's light,fits well,and keeps your fairly warm. Great for around town. However,this is not a jacket for serious outdoor endeavors as it simply rips too easily. Sharp branches will make quick work of this jacket and I suggest that if you're looking f... Read Moreor a durable jacket to get down and dirty this is not the one. I wish Patagonia would add a little bit of weight for increased durability and more warmth. If the going gets tough,this thing gasses out.
Great jacket, but tears easy
I'll start by saying this is really an exceptional jacket for the right conditions. It's light, fits well, and keeps your fairly warm. Great for around town. However, this is not a jacket for serious outdoor endeavors as it simply rips too easily. Sharp branches will make quick work of this jacket and I suggest that if you're lookin... Read Moreg for a durable jacket to get down and dirty this is not the one. I wish Patagonia would add a little bit of weight for increased durability and more warmth. If the going gets tough, this thing gasses out.
Wide Range of Uses
This jacket is fantastic. I am 6'1"/240 and this jacket in XL goes with me on every trip and gets lots of use at home. It packs small, keeps you very warm, is great in the wind, and is surprisingly durable. It can be a little hot if the temp starts to warm up but this is the most versatile piece of clothing that I own.
Perfect If You Don't Need A Hood
I had the M's down sweater with the hood as well as the M's Down vest. This item is the perfect in between jacket. The hood was a bit much especially if you have a nice hat. The jacket fits me perfectly as you would expect from any Patagonia product.
Perfect If You Don't Need A Hood
I had the M's down sweater with the hood as well as the M's Down vest. This item is the perfect in between jacket. The hood was a bit much especially if you have a nice hat. The jacket fits me perfectly as you would expect from any Patagonia product.
Great jacket,not exactly what I wanted
I like the fit - snug,not bulky. That said,there's not a lot of room to layer underneath. It's one of those pieces where you put it on and leave it on - indoors or outdoors - which I love. I wear it inside all the time. I could live in this coat; it's that comfortable,especially the hand pockets. It is not as warm as I would like as ... Read Morea stand-alone jacket. Most of the winter I needed another layer on top of it (usually a peacoat for work or a Regulator shell). I would say this jacket excels at temperatures between 20 and 50 degrees where walking or standing is the activity. At higher activity (five minute jog),it kept my body heat in very well - to the point of needing to take it off. It kept me warm while taking photographs in a snow storm,paired with a Regulator jacket and Expedition Weight capilene top and bottom. I would say it worked about the same as my R4 Jacket with the same combination of layers. I was hoping it would be noticeably warmer,however. It does pick up sweat and oil on the collar easily,so I had to wash it within the first few weeks. I tried pre-treating with hand soap as instructed from the website,but it didn't all come out in the wash. I was worried about washing it myself. I have a top-loader,so I only put hand soap in and set it to Soak,rubbing a bit in the dirtiest areas. I let the water drain and let it spin just slightly and no damage was done,plus it fluffed right back up with a tennis ball on mostly tumble dry and some very low heat. It did take a while to dry,probably an hour and a half,but it didn't shrink or lose any warmth.
Great jacket, not exactly what I wanted
I like the fit - snug, not bulky. That said, there's not a lot of room to layer underneath. It's one of those pieces where you put it on and leave it on - indoors or outdoors - which I love. I wear it inside all the time. I could live in this coat; it's that comfortable, especially the hand pockets. It is not as warm as I would like ... Read Moreas a stand-alone jacket. Most of the winter I needed another layer on top of it (usually a peacoat for work or a Regulator shell). I would say this jacket excels at temperatures between 20 and 50 degrees where walking or standing is the activity. At higher activity (five minute jog), it kept my body heat in very well - to the point of needing to take it off. It kept me warm while taking photographs in a snow storm, paired with a Regulator jacket and Expedition Weight capilene top and bottom. I would say it worked about the same as my R4 Jacket with the same combination of layers. I was hoping it would be noticeably warmer, however. It does pick up sweat and oil on the collar easily, so I had to wash it within the first few weeks. I tried pre-treating with hand soap as instructed from the website, but it didn't all come out in the wash. I was worried about washing it myself. I have a top-loader, so I only put hand soap in and set it to Soak, rubbing a bit in the dirtiest areas. I let the water drain and let it spin just slightly and no damage was done, plus it fluffed right back up with a tennis ball on mostly tumble dry and some very low heat. It did take a while to dry, probably an hour and a half, but it didn't shrink or lose any warmth.
Have held off for a few years on buying one of these,and finally took the plunge at a great price. Okay.....the dirt? This item is practically weightless when on; has very little bulk; it is wearable by itself on most cold days; and it can be layered with a light rainwear-type item for darn good warmth in sub-freezing temps. It works quite well aro... Read Moreund the house too! Ripstop is pretty thin (thus the light weight); it's not the best choice for aggressive use on its own. Very good product,though.
Have held off for a few years on buying one of these, and finally took the plunge at a great price. Okay.....the dirt? This item is practically weightless when on; has very little bulk; it is wearable by itself on most cold days; and it can be layered with a light rainwear-type item for darn good warmth in sub-freezing temps. It works quite well ar... Read Moreound the house too! Ripstop is pretty thin (thus the light weight); it's not the best choice for aggressive use on its own. Very good product, though.
Great jacket, warm, comfortable, but bad zipper.
Have been only wearing this jacket for about three months, maybe about twenty times, and the zipper has already broken. When I bought the jacket I was worried about how fragile the zipper looked. The little tab at the bottom of the zipper broke off. While I had the jacket, I was impressed it's warmth and comfort.
My "Go To" Jacket
Since purchasing this jacket in February,which was the COLDEST month EVER on record in CT,I have been so pleased with this purchase. It is the FIRST coat I reach for,wether I am dashing off to the gym or bundling up for a 5 mile walk with my dog. It is extremely warm worn along,and even more so when layered with a wool base layer. The fit is perfec... Read Moret (Mens SM,5'7",135 lbs). This is my third Patagonia coat and each one has lived up to Patagonia's highest standards.
Great jacket,warm,comfortable,but bad zipper.
Have been only wearing this jacket for about three months,maybe about twenty times,and the zipper has already broken. When I bought the jacket I was worried about how fragile the zipper looked. The little tab at the bottom of the zipper broke off. While I had the jacket,I was impressed it's warmth and comfort.