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Patagonia
Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's)

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The Men's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip by Patagonia is a rugged yet soft 1/4-zip fleece pullover that combines the aesthetic of wool with the easy care of polyester fleece.

Patagonia's plush Better Sweater styles adapt to their surroundings, effortlessly making the transition from the metal shop to karaoke night. Pleasingly styled and technically adept, they have the timeless look of wool and the durability of polyester. Heathered 9.5-oz yarns create an easy-wearing, moisture-wicking, bulk-free piece with a handsome face and a soft fleeced interior. The stand-up collar has a zipper garage; raglan side and back seams make for a classic shape. Micro-polyester trim at the collar, cuffs and hem wicks sweat, and a vertical zippered chest pocket secures keys and cash.


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Features

  • Fabric has a sweater-knit face, fleece interior and heathered yarns
  • 1/4-zip pullover with stand-up collar and zipper garage
  • Raglan sleeves for pack-wearing comfort
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Micropolyester jersey trim on cuffs, hem and back of neck
  • Can be worn with layers as outerwear or as a midlayer under a shell jacket
  • Hip length
  • 9.5-oz 100% polyester with a sweater-knit exterior and a fleece interior

Gender: Men's
Weight: (17.3 oz) 490 g
Material: 9.5-oz 100% polyester with a sweater-knit exterior and a fleece interior
Fit: Hip length
Technologies: [bluesign approved]
bluesign approved
Season: F13 F14
Vendor ProductId: 25521
Review ProductId: 13747

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PatagoniaBetter Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's)
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (12)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Stylish (9)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Comfortable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (10)
    • Cold / extreme (7)
    • Travel (7)
    • Daily use (5)
    • Going out (4)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        90% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (7), No (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (8), Casual dresser (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Sweater!!

    This is truly a great sweater! It looks great with jeans, khakis, and just about anyting else you match it with. It is very very comfortable and stylish. The fit is great,...Read complete review

    This is truly a great sweater! It looks great with jeans, khakis, and just about anyting else you match it with. It is very very comfortable and stylish. The fit is great, even after washing it a few times. I wear it out on cold days, without any kind of shell, and it keeps me plenty warm. My sweater got hung on a nail but after washing it I really think it went away! The snag is not visable! Defiantly worth purchasing if you ask me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Stick with the Snap-T Pullover

    The Better Sweater is an attractive, casual garmet that looks great over a button down shirt. It's a stylish fall/winter piece; perfect for a ballgame or casual party. However, the Better...Read complete review

    The Better Sweater is an attractive, casual garmet that looks great over a button down shirt. It's a stylish fall/winter piece; perfect for a ballgame or casual party. However, the Better Sweater is not as warm as I had hoped it would be. Patagonia's Snap-T pullover is much warmer and almost as stylish (in a throwback sort of way). Date the Better Sweater, but marry the classic Snap-T.

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    5.0

    Better sweater

    By matttf

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Hiking and Camping

      Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

      Comfortable, casual and did I say comfortable? I wear mine around the home office or on the trout stream in cooler temps. Its a slimmer fit for me as I usually wear a XL. like that so I can layer it under a shell or wading coat. I'm 6'4" 190 and the L fits me perfect. I like mine so much I bought a second one.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Nice and Warm

      By RobTheBob

      from Cookeville, TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather

        Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

        Great feeling jacket. I didn't dry the first time I washed it just didn't want it to shrink it fit me just right. It is very warm and cozy but its downfall is probably it isn't very resistant to water but I am not the most outdoorsy so I don't have to worry about that too much.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By JoeyC

        from Cumming, GA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Stylish
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Hiking and Camping

          Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

          Very Comfortable. Great price at Rock Creek

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          An instant classic from Patagonia

          By travelin' John

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Cold Weather
            • Travel

            Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

            It's a bit dressier than Synchilla or other fleece pullovers.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Very happy!

            By Lynne

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Dries Quickly
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear

              Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

              I was very impressed with how quickly my order arrived. The price was, by far, the lowest I found on Cyber Monday. The product is great quality, exactly what I wanted!

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              gift

              By britt

              from somewhere in, Texas

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Dries Quickly
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Cold Weather
                • Travel

                Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

                I loved mine so much that I had to get my boyfriend one!!

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Great Better sweater!

                By Fave

                from Tyrone ga

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Stylish
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cold Weather
                  • Hiking and Camping

                  Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

                  This was a gift for my nephew. Exactly what he wanted.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  Nice cozy sweater

                  By gunksgirl

                  from Newtown, PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

                  I got this for my boyfriend for Christmas. He wears it all the time. It's nice and warm and comfy. He's 6'1" and around 175 and I got him the M. It fits pretty well although it seems a bit short in the torso and in the arms but he says it's fine. He usually wears it with a t-shirt underneath. He's not a big fan of the chest pocket. I got the red which is a nice change from the usual blues, greens and grays he normally wears.

                   
                  3.0

                  Odd fit

                  By Eugene the Plumber

                  from Cambridge, MA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fantastic Color
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                  • Fit Not As Appears
                  • Too Wide At The Bottom

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cold Weather
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

                  I initially loved this product based on the reviews it received, the pale khaki color, and the seemingly casual yet classy look, but I returned the product as it has a very weird fit. Though the site says it is a regular fit, the bottom of this fleece widens up, which was not at all what I wanted. If you want a more fitting look, this is probably not the best choice for you.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels too big
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent sweater!

                  By zefir

                  from Fairfield, CT

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                  • A little staticky at time

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cold Weather
                  • Hiking and Camping

                  Comments about Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip (Men's):

                  Excellent for around the house when it's cold and as a layer under the coat outside.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    What is the length of an XL?
                    Asked on 11/30/2013 by Mallory

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Mallory, I just measured an XL for you and the "center back length" from the top of the collar to the bottom hem of the jacket is exactly 31 inches. If you subtract the collar height and just measure from the collar seam to the bottom hem, it's exactly 29 inches. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Jeff from Rock/Creek
                  • Q:

                    Trying to decide between M or L. My son is 6'2" weights 160 lbs. He has long arms. Any suggestions??
                    Asked on 11/10/2013 by Renae from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Tough call. I don't think the M will be long enough. The Better Sweaters, despite being a "regular fit" Patagonia style, tend to be a pretty slim fit so I think I'd go with the L here.

                      Answered on 11/11/2013 by Jeff from Rock/Creek
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