Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket - Men's

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Thick, soft and cozy, the Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Jacket escorts the casual style of a cardigan sweater into this decade with modern fleece fabric. Watch the embers from that pipe, this full zip fleece jacket is made from 9.5-oz polyester fleece. It has a sweater-knit exterior and a fuzzy fleece interior for a timeless look with more warmth. A stand-up collar has a zipper garage to keep you chin happy and zippered front pockets to warm up chilly hands. The collar, cuffs and hem are lined with micro-polyester jersey fabric to wick moisture and add a luxurious layer of comfort you won't find in other fleece jackets. With raglan sleeves that wear comfortably under your backpack straps, you can bring out your gentlemanly charm when you take your honey on a fall hike in the forest and stop in a sunny glade for a picnic. End the date with a warm drink and a bluegrass concert in town and let her wear your Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket for men on the chilly walk back home.

Specifications

  • Fabric: 9.5-oz 100% polyester with a sweater-knit exterior and fleece interior
  • Heathered overdyed yarns
  • Stand-up collar with full zip and zipper garage
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Pockets: Two zippered handwarmers
  • Micro-polyester jersey trim on cuffs and hem
  • Made in Thailand
  • Hip length
  • Weight: 465 g, 16.4 oz

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

35 Reviews

Pros
  • Ease of use: 9
  • Great value: 7
  • Lasts forever: 6
  • Build quality: 23

Cons
  • Cost: 4
  • a bit long-in-the sleeve for a 5'10': 1
  • no synch cords: 1
  • not enough pockets: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4.9 / 5
Durability: 4.7 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5
Wind Protection: 3 / 5

35 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Gearlover2

Really Really Nice!
December 23, 2011

Typical Patagonia slim fit. Much warmer than I was expecting. Extremely comfortable with a casual but dressy look to it. I highly recommend this sweater to anyone looking for a fleece that doesn't look like a piece of technical clothing. Two thumbs up!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
XmasSanta

Great gift
January 09, 2011

This gift was a big hit with the recipient - he loved the cut and feel of the sweater/jacket, and found it to be quite warm (a little too warm to wear inside, but perfect for walks on a brisk day). The color of the blue jacket is a striking shade as well, especially for someone with blue eyes. He hasn't been wearing it long enough for me to comment on durability, but it is comfortable, attractive, and seems to be well-made.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
BigManOutdoors
from Greater Boston, MA
35-44 yrs

Extremely Comfortable
November 21, 2010

I now have two of these and wear them as jackets on not so windy days in New England. I'm a big guy (5'11"- 250lbs) and this sweater fits perfect. The sweater has two large internal pockets that allow for added convenient storage which comes in handy if you have to navigate through airport security as much as I do.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
DudeDah
35-44 yrs

BUY ONE NOW!!
December 20, 2011

Dang, I loves me some Better Sweater. I have a full zip and a 1/4 zip and would love to have one in every color. They are so easy to slip on in the cooler times of the year and are super comfy and warm ENOUGH. I guess I'd love to combine the two and have the full zip with a chest pocket, that would be IDEAL. As it stands the full-zip does NOT have a chest pocket only the 1/4 zip does, so if you are looking for this feature you'll want the 1/4 zip.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
LtRy
from Marinette, wi

My favorite sweater ever
February 24, 2013

I LOVE this sweater!!! Nice and warm. Great fit. I want to buy ten more!! Highly recommend.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
Mell
from Boulder, Colorado
45-54 yrs

I LOVE THIS SWEATER
November 08, 2011

The Patagonia Better Sweater has become one of my very favorites. So much so, that I now have five of them in different colors. They are soft, so comfortable, and warm. They are perfect for taking off the chill of a cool evening or as a great insulator under a shell.

Pros: Great design, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
CarolinaShopper

Hubby luvs this jacket!
October 21, 2010

He wants more! I bought it in several colors thinking he would choose one---he kept all of them. Ulta cozy, but lightweight. Great for dogwalking but can also go out to a casual dinner.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
JTrekker
from Texas
18-24 yrs

Good Quality = Patagonia
December 25, 2010

The Better Sweater from Patagonia is a well-made cool weather "jacket." I am pleased with the fit, the workmanship, color and overall look of this clothing.

Pros: Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
TheJacketCollector
from California
25-34 yrs

Best Everyday Jacket
October 19, 2010

Since getting this jacket I have worn it almost daily. It has become my go to jacket, and over the month or so since I bought it, it has become more like an old friend. The Better Sweater breathes well and is super soft inside. The jacket has a great fit and style. It also has the perfect amount of warmth for fall. The only real drawback is that the fleece on the inside is getting mashed flat at the elbows and forearms. I guess this happens to most fleece jackets though, at least mine anyway. Overall it is my favorite jacket.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: Wears quickly
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
jibbidycricket
from Minnesota
25-34 yrs

Very Comfortable, Warm Jacket
May 21, 2011

This jacket is surprisingly comfortable! It has a unique, and elegant outer exterior (zoom in on image) while maintaining an incredibly soft and warm inner fleece-type material. It has two, deep front pockets that are lined with the same material which also prove to be quite warm. While overall I think it is an incredibly comfortable and warm jacket, there are a couple features I wish had been included. As the jacket fits me a little loosely (I'm 6'0", and 175lbs and wear a size Large), it would have been nice to have had some durable synch cords built in. Additionally, I've always been a fan of zippered breast pockets either on the interior or exterior of the jacket, something this jacket does not include. Overall, highly recommend this jacket. Though I have not had it long, I believe, like all Patagonia products, this will provide unrivaled durability and comfort for years to come.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: not enough pockets, no synch cords
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
theglobalguy
top10Contributor

from Louisville, KY
25-34 yrs

Dressy and built like a house.
February 13, 2011

Picked this up for travel and work as much as for wearing out in the wild. Own other Patagonia fleece jackets, and this was on the snug side. Not a complaint since it works better as a form fit jacket, just a heads up.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Jani
from California
25-34 yrs

Great all around jacket
January 11, 2011

I purchased this sweater jacket last year for my daughter and she loves it and wears the jacket all the time. I ordered this jacket for my son-in-law who also loves it. Very comfortable and versatile, does fit true to size.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
JTrekker
from Texas

Good Quality = Patagonia
December 25, 2010

The Better Sweater from Patagonia is a well-made cool weather "jacket." I am pleased with the fit, the workmanship, color and overall look of this clothing.

Pros: Performance


July 30, 2009

I thought I was getting this item in blue. I guess I only payed attention to the photo and not the color description. I ended up getting Burlap. Not one of my favorite colors. Regardless, I think this item is great. Super comfy! Too bad it's the middle of summer and I have no reason to wear it yet.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Lewie
35-44 yrs

Great Jacket
November 09, 2010

Another great product by Patagonia. This jacket/sweater works perfect for cooler fall/spring temps. Fits true to size and very soft and warm. I am 5'10 175 and the size L fits nice.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 1 / 5
luvinPatagoniaStuff
top1000Contributor

from Southern Wisconsin

Nice and Warm
November 28, 2010

Love the design and VERY typical Patagonia Quality. True to size (large) and, although the sleeves seemed long, was typical for Patagonia sizing for their "regular" characterization. Altrec shipping arrive a day ahead of the "predicted" delivery date. Very nice surprise. Cannot rate durability as I've only had it for a week. No wind protection and not intended to be (see product notes).

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
JoelinNewMexico
from New Mexico
25-34 yrs

Patagonia Men's Better Sweater
January 24, 2013

The sweater is great as outerwear around town on chilly mornings but also works great as a layering piece under a large jacket for extreme cold. I'm 6'1" and 215 lbs and it fits perfectly across my shoulders, good arm length, and doesn't ride up when moving around or hiking. Another great product by Patagonia.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
mownyc

Wow
January 25, 2011

I ordered my first BS about six months back. Ended up wearing it almost every day, so I decided I should probably get another. The first one is still in perfect condition... this really is the best sweater/sweatshirt/jacket I've ever had, especially for the price.

ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
WindProtectionClothes: 1 / 5
ANCdave
top250Contributor

from anchorage, ak
25-34 yrs

great for the office
October 13, 2010

i used to have one of these but returned it because i never wore it. now that life has changed and i am in an office this is the perfect sweater to throw on to be comfortable and respectable.

Pros: good fit, Cons: pils easily.
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
Aruminski
top1000Contributor

from Colorado Springs, CO
45-54 yrs

Favorite Sweater
December 05, 2010

Great year round comfortable sweater! Not as bulky as a jacket but just as warm!

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
chilly

just like name says: better sweater jacket
July 02, 2011

This product is another example of Patagonia style and quality. Exactly as the name says: BETTER! The sweater jacket is of the highest quality, fits well, comfortable and warm....The sweater has it all! Thanks Patagonia and thanks Altrec BTW: Altrec has pleasant, competent and a most helpful staff Keep up the great work

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, warmth
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
CFH4
from Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
45-54 yrs

Not all fleece is equal
September 20, 2011

Patagonia always has a knack for creating great garments, and this item is a perfect example of that. While others make great technical layers (as does Patagonia too) this piece blends the technical with comfort and casual style. No one will look twice if you wear this not a nice restaurant, unlike some fleece tops that make yo look like you were on the way from or two a crag. I love this "sweater"

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
vanilla
from Midwest
35-44 yrs

Padagonia
November 15, 2012

I shop on line for most of my clothes. This was my first time using Altrec. The product i received was exactly what i thought i was ordering. I spoke to an operator to order the product and found him to be very helpful in the process. I would recommend this company to everyone.

Pros: Build quality, order process
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Red01
from Redding, CT
45-54 yrs

Excellent Purchase!
November 15, 2012

I bought this jacket as a present for my brother. It was based on my own recommendation since I have the woman's version of the Better Sweater. Patagonia products have always impressed me. I absolutely love the better sweater. It is very warm and comfortable.. The jacket has a great knit outer look, and the inside has the soft, comfy fleece. I wear my better sweater constantly, oftentimes instead of my wool coat! I am certain that my brother will love his as well.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
chikalee
from chicago
35-44 yrs

Fantastic product
August 18, 2013

This is my second fleece from Patagonia and I can only recommend it. I'm a big fan of the light weight Patagonia fleece jackets.It really is a better sweater.

Pros: Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
jaybone

September 30, 2011

Warmer than I expected. Comfortable and casual, but looks nice enough to wear out at night. Just received, so I cannot comment on the sweater's durability.

Pros: Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
vbrizzo
from Chicago
55-64 yrs

Its a Patagonia.
December 30, 2013

It's your typical product form Patagonia, good fit, made well, warm and you can find many uses for it. Wear it alone or under a shell, not as warm as a R jacket, works great in chilly weather. It looks good in a casual setting as a sweater. It seams to resist stains and doesn't wrinkle. I bought the 2x and it fits perfectly. I would buy it again but I think this one will last a long time, just like my other Patagonia products.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost

This jacket is great!
October 06, 2009

I'm very glad that I decided to get this Patagonia product. As with all Patagonia, it is very well made. It is cozy warm. A cross between a fleece and a sweater. Wonderful!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
KIWI7
from Chicago
45-54 yrs

Great Sweater
July 27, 2011

When it comes to fleece Patagonia does it right they have been making great fleece products and I have been buying them forever. The better sweater is just a great sweater very well made very warm and fits very well. When there is a chill in the air I throw it on while having my morning cup of coffee as I sit on my porch outside and so warm and comfortable . Do not forget a very nice styled sweater as well. I always look at zippers on jackets and perfect one on the Better Sweater. Wears very well can be a great mid layer in really cold weather as well. It really is one of my go to Jackets try one on and you will want one and Patagonia stands behind there products and has some of the best customer service in the industry . Altrec .com has a great selection and excellent customer support.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
LtRy
from Marinette, wi
25-34 yrs

My favorite sweater ever
February 24, 2013

I LOVE this sweater!!! Nice and warm. Great fit. I want to buy ten more!! Highly recommend.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
bdaypresent

husband likes it
December 10, 2011

husband needed a new fleece jacket and I got him this one cause of color. I thought it looked a little Mr. Rogers-ish but nice. He likes it, finds it comfortable and warm.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
No1Umma

A big hit for Christmas gift!
January 27, 2013

Got one for one son at Xmas, and now ordering one for the other son for Valentine's day gift! I think I will order one for myself as well!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
baywatch
from Los Angeles
55-64 yrs

Better Sweater
April 18, 2013

I have had a Patagonia fleece for years and it's been great so I purchased this jacket.Just received the better sweater and it feels great and kept me very comfortable on walks to the beach. Fits well and the fabric is just the right weight. I live close to the beach in LA and even in the summer the marine layer can come in with a chill, this is perfect for all year use.

Pros: Build quality, looks good
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
BayArea
from SF Bay Area
55-64 yrs

Not your normal fleece
February 11, 2012

As with all Patagonia products - this one has great quality and detail. If you are looking for a "not your normal fleece" jacket, this is a great alternative. It has a nubby, sweater-like appearance on the outside and fleece on the inside. A very nice contrasting appearance and a more upscale look.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
georgiamom
from Atlanta
55-64 yrs

great sweater/jacket
March 08, 2011

I had already bought the better sweater 1/4 zip pullover for my son and he loves it. Got the jacket version for my husband... great price! Would definitely recommend and buy again.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
lxiclassic
top500Contributor

Great sweater
December 05, 2010

I have three of these now, which I wear throughout winter and fall. I get lots of compliments. I recommend this product highly.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
Notusingmyname
from San Francisco
35-44 yrs

Better Sweater
September 30, 2011

Great jacket for San Francisco type weather. This is my second Better Sweater and use this as my everyday jacket for work and play. My older jacket lasted about 3 years before looking a little tired after many washes. Really warm and comfortable. Fits great but sleeves are a little long but Im not exactly a big person. Great everyday jacket, would purchase again. Altrec delivered in 2 days, great service.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

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