Patagonia Sizing Chart
Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, and are in inches, unless otherwise noted.
|Neck||14-14 1/2"||15-15 1/2"||15 1/2-16"||16 1/2-17"||17-17 1/2"||17 1/2-18"|
* Inseam will vary depending on style; when lengths are offered, "short" is 30, "regular" is 32 and "long" is 34, unless otherwise noted.
|Chest||32-33"||34-35"||36-37"||38 1/2-40"||41 1/2"|
|Waist||24-25"||26-27"||28-29"||30 1/2-32"||33 1/2"|
|Hip||34 1/2-35 1/2"||36 1/2-37 1/2"||38 1/2-39 1/2"||41-42 1/2"||44"|
** Inseam will vary depending on style; when lengths are offered, "short" is 30, "regular" is 32 and "long" is 33, unless otherwise noted.
|Weight||34-42 lbs||42-49 lbs||52-68 lbs||71-87 lbs||87-100 lbs||102-112 lbs||114-135 lbs|
|Weight||34-42 lbs||42-49 lbs||52-68 lbs||71-87 lbs||85-95 lbs||99-110 lbs||109-131 lbs|
|Weight||6-10 lbs||10-15 lbs||15-20 lbs||20-25 lbs||25-28 lbs||28-32 lbs||32-35 lbs||35-40 lbs||39-42 lbs|
Though each Patagonia® product is designed and shaped specifically for its intended use, we can generalize our fit descriptions in four ways:
Formfitting: Conforms to the body's contours.
Slim Fit: Closer-fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.
Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers.
Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body.
Classic Boy Fit: Boxy, athletic, with a traditional crew neck.
Anika Fit: Formfitting and longer in the torso, with a wider, deeper neck (not quite scoop).close
4.8 out of 5
Cozy warm vest
February 23, 2012
Nice vest. It is quite warm, packs small, looks and feels good. I bought an XL, even though I usually wear a L. I'm 6'2", 205. The L was too tight around the waist. I would definitely buy this vest again.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
October 21, 2010
This vest is lighter than any fleece yet warmer. If your active, it works well on cool clear days and will fit under any waterproof outerwear if severe moisture is a problem. It is so light you do not notice that you have it on. It serves as an excellent garment to wear around the house doing chores on winter days and evenings when you are trying to save on utility bills. Highly recommend!Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: not good for bushwacking
Patagonia vest - very SLIM cut
November 26, 2011
I have been buying Patagonia products for over 20 years, and they have always stood the test of time in terms of quality and durability. I got the Men's Down Sweater Vest in a size small. I am a 5'6" female at what I thought was a fairly slim 130 lbs. I am a little long in the torso and arms, and have slightly broad shoulders (think "swimmer's build") so I have always been able to wear men's small items well. Not so with the Patagonia Down Vest! Patagonia must think that men that wear a size small have zero body fat and *very* narrow hips. I can zip it up but it is a little too snug around the hip area so I had to return it. I am disappointed that the fit is so slim as the product itself seems quite nice in terms of quality, simplicity of design, and efficacy in keeping the wearer warm.Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: ultra slim fit
April 07, 2011
nice feeling vest. fits true to size. wish i would have gone with a large. i'm 6' and 160 lb. sorta rides up when i have a book bag or backpack on. i got the silver with yellow. looks cool over anythingPros: Build quality, Great value, Cons: Cost
November 13, 2011
Recently I purchased a Patagonia's Mens Down Sweater Vest and I will say how nice and warm they are but more than that they are very stylish. I'm from Colorado and people wear them all the time here. I have a family of 4 and we all have one now. We have gotten so many compliments. It's truly a must have!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
December 30, 2010
Has become my favorite article of clothing...will be wearing it fall through spring...well made...very functional...fits great...looks cool.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: none
October 19, 2010
I bought this for my boyfriend after he tried it on at the store. He never likes vests, but he loved this one. I bought him a medium (which is what he usually wears), but it turns out that he needs the small to have the slim fit feel to it. What's good: very light weight Has its own stuff sack gecko green is good for visibility inside pocket adjustable waist made from recycled material not good: a little pricey, but is a good investmentPros: Great design
What I wanted !
November 08, 2013
Light - I like to wear with long sleeve thermal underwear etc & shorts when cooler day. Nice enuf to wear out yet technical quality for spring ski or mtn hike. Would like several more in alt colors!
January 30, 2011
very light and warm fits snug under a jacket and over a baselayer, seems like it should hold under normal use,but I wear it under a shell or jacket to keep from tearing itPros: Performance, Cons: Cost
Nice Vest Seems to Run Large
April 20, 2013
Typically wear an XL in most things. I'm 6'2" and 215 but in this vest an XL was way to big. Will go for a large.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use
Warm to the Core
August 22, 2012
Well, I'll start by saying that the reviews made me think the sizing was on the small side, i ordered an XL. I find that a large would have been a better fit for my frame size 6'2" 220lbs. and would say that the sizing is spot on. The vest is well put together, lightweight and perfect under a shell to keep your core nice and warm in moderate cold.The pockets are very roomy and a nice touch is a "garage" for when the zipper is all the way up. The zipper pull tucks into a little pocket so it doesn't flop around or dig into your neck while you head is tilted forward. For me the best use is to fine tune my layering while flyfishing in cold weather. A nice light down vest w/o to much bulk. I like it alot ! Thanks Altrec...Pros: Great design, Build quality
Versatile vest - outerwear or layering
February 03, 2011
I wear my Patagonia vest more than about any other piece of high-end gear. Was wary about spending so much compared to other models, but have decided it was worth the expense. The vest is lightweight, yet remarkably warm. I wear it in many ways. When its rainy & the temperature is in the mid 30s-40s F (common here in Western Norway), I am warm enough with just a long-sleeve shirt and a very lightweight Marmot rain shell, provided I keep moving. Inside buildings that can vary greatly in room temperature it's a practical piece for throwing on in drafty rooms. Patagonia sizes run large, especially the past season, but they describe the fit of the vest as a slim. I wear a 40 short suitcoat and a 15 1/2 inch dress shirt, and find the M fits me almost perfectly. Not too tight, doesn't look puffy and, I've been told, is slimming. On plane and train rides, it packs down into a neat pillow. Highly recommended.Pros: Performance, Ease of use, lightweight, Cons: Cost
June 12, 2011
This is a wonderful vest for a bit of extra warmth when the weather starts to get a little colder. I look forward to also using it as an extra layer when it gets really cold. Light weight and I bought it to take it to Kilimanjaro as it is so versatile. The grey also looks great . Worth the extra cost.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
a must have product for actice people.
August 11, 2011
I will never go skiing without this west. easy to pack, and carry and warm if you should need it. Perfect in combination with coretex jackets. Best use is to carry on your way upp a mounten ( often chill) and use it under your cortex, skiiing down. I will also bring this playing golf in september, october.Pros: Great design, Great value
October 29, 2010
This vest looks good, gives a nice snug fit and keeps me warm. First thing you will notice is that it is super light weight and thin, so it does not give you a puffy look with other down vests. I also like that it can be stowed into a small pack using its own liner pocket. I have yet to test it under everyday wear and tear over a long period, but I trust patagonia to make it durable.
Down Sweater Vest
December 13, 2011
This was my first piece of Patagonia gear and I love it. The fit is perfect to layer underneath a shell for snowboarding in Tahoe. It has a nice slim fit and hugs nicely when zipped up. Also, it compresses small enough to fit into a cargo pocket for the afternoons when it heats up. I am 5'11" and 170 lbs and the medium fits perfect for my purposes. I'm a new fan of Patagonia and will look for more of their gear.Pros: Performance
November 12, 2010
Highly recommend this vest. Quality is great, fit is just a littel on the large size, but overall an excellent piece that will almost always come along for core warmth.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
LOVE this vest
December 31, 2009
I got this vest as a present for my boyfriend. Last year I got him the down sweater which has become his favorite winter jacket for layering, wearing around town and on the mountain. The vest is the same weight with a slightly closer fit in the body. I think he's going to be wearing this everywhere - even around the house. It's warm when you need it, but lightweight enough to work in a wide variety of temperature ranges. Now I want one!
October 18, 2009
I expected in the ballpark of the listed 193 grams but found that size medium was 240 grams! It's made to fit tight at bottom and top to keep wind out and heat in but I would prefer less material inches around the middle too. It looks fitted at top and bottom but balloons out a bit in the middle. For reference, I'm 5'8" and 155lbs. The jacket looks very well made and I'm sure it's as warm as people say too.
November 13, 2007
I bought one for my 86 year old mother because it is so light and keeps the core warm and easily slips over and under clothes. I have one myself. This one was for my father (aged 88) who was jealous. He loves it. The warmth to bulk ratio is excellent allowing several layers in addition to this. The perfect addition to an english wardrobe where the weather is often damp and chills to the bone!
Great on cold days
February 18, 2011
I ski 70 days a year on Vail Mountain where temperatures can drop as low as 25 degrees below. I have both the vest and the pullover and use both in combination or alternate the vest and pullover according to the weather. Light and warm - a great buy!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
worth the extra $$
November 10, 2010
was looking for the perfect down vest to wear under a wool coat on cold new york city mornings (i take a boat to work, so the wind is really cold at 5.30am). This will not only form the perfect base layer, but it looks great with your jacket off as well. Incredibly light and very soft, it has ample pockets (i like the stash pocket inside for keeping $$ in) . Becuse its so light, it's not noticeable under another (more stylish) outer coat, but it really keeps you warm. This will NOT make you look like a sumo wrestler wearing one of those other down vests on the market . For those of you a little over your optimal weight, it is cut for a thin athletic type , length is true to size though.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost
April 26, 2013
After I purchased this same vest for myself a few years ago I fell in love and had to spread the joy to my husband. The vest is warm, comfortable and packs up easily. It is the perfect item to have on hand to throw over a long sleeve shirt on a summer evening, or to add under your ski coat in the winter. Now that my husband has his he is equally as addicted to always having this layer on hand. It is sporty yet "mountain chic", so can be worn on any occasion. He is slim but tall (6'1"), so went with a size small. The medium I ordered was too wide and let out too much heat.Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost
Good Mid Layer - could be a 5
April 08, 2010
I have tried my Patagonia Men's Down Sweater Vest once - under my jacket while skiing a storm in cold spring temps and wicked winds. I stayed quite warm. Am pleased with the minimal bulk and apparent high insulation value provided by the garment. Would give it a 5, but I have not tested it in winter conditions yet. I would emphasize that it has a lightweight outer fabric - not rugged enough for heavy duty outerwear, but perfect as a mid layer or for around town.
Men's Down Sweater Vest
January 28, 2012
This is GREAT for Cross-country, snowshoeing, ice skating! Very little bulk but excellent warmth and performance! Patagonia never disappoints! I think anyone who wears their gear will be totally satisfied!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Great warmth and light weight
December 25, 2009
I bought this vest for my husband who resists getting anything new for himself. He is thrilled with this vest! It is warm yet light weight and will fit under other jackets for extra insulation when he has to plow the driveway.
All around great vest
June 12, 2009
I picked this vest over all others because of the nice color selections. The tan color is very versatile. This vest is comfortable enough to wear all day. Quality of the vest is exceptional.
Great Daily Vest
April 22, 2011
I really love this vest and has been using it so often, almost daily. It is so light and you can compress it into nothing, easy to put into a backpack. Thinking to buy a down sweater too. Really good product. Recommended!Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
February 08, 2009
I love this thing.... the individual compartments for the down eliminate any cold spots. I work as a flight paramedic in Maine, I use this at work where it is often below zero and I stay pretty cozy. it has all the warmth of the rest of the down vests that other folks make without the bulk. I highly recommend it
Very light weight, warm, great for layering and high quality.
December 28, 2009
Worn 5 times and would give one more star but can not determine yet the longevity. It appears from the quality that it will be good.
October 19, 2010
I bought this for my boyfriend after he tried it on at the store. He never likes vests, but he loved this one. I bought him a medium (which is what he usually wears), but it turns out that he needs the small to have the slim fit feel to it. What's good: very light weight Has its own stuff sack gecko green is good for visibility inside pocket adjustable waist made from recycled material not good: a little pricey, but is a good investmentPros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Cons: Cost
perfect for layering
August 28, 2007
super light weight -- excellent layersing vest -- well made and not bulky
so light and warm under my coat
January 18, 2010
this vest was the best thing i bought this winter..love it!
Excellent fit and functionality
February 21, 2009
I purchased this trip for multiple applications. First and foremost as a technical layering piece for outdoor activities and second, as a layer for travel in and around town. This vest fits very well and is surprisingly warm for its size and bulk. I am very thin and purchased a men's small. The fit is excellent. The vest does not extend past my shoulders and yet it doesn't restrict any movement about the torso. I recommend this vest to anyone looking for a down layering piece and I would say The Patagonia Sweater Vest is also superior to a comparable fleece garment.
Perfect for campus life.
September 08, 2007
I moved from So-Cal desert to Notre Dame..Brrr. But this vest is great; light weight, warm, perfect for campus life.
December 20, 2012
I purchased this vest for my husband. We do a lot of snow skiing and he sometimes prefers a vest vs the entire pullover. It is perfect. Light weight yet very warm. He can use it skiing or just hanging around the lodge after a good day hitting the slopes! He would like more in different colors! Fits true to size. He is 5'10", 165lbs, the large fits him perfectly!Pros: Great design, Performance
This vest rocks!
April 08, 2009
This vest will be in my pack on every trip nuff said!
Good Stuff, best for layering
May 27, 2007
I recently got one of these vests. I inadvertently got it thinking it was synthetic fill. Where I live down is not a very practical insulator, BUT, after wearing and using this piece I can see it being a useful layering piece for my work in the field. Warm, extremely light weight and VERY packable, it is a solid vest.
September 17, 2010
Would recommend it for sure! I have worn it with several combinations of layers and it hasn't failed, it is reasonably snag resistant as well although I haven't worn it bushwhacking.
December 30, 2010
I purchased this as a gift for my father for Christmas - he loved it and it is the perfect down sweater vest - not bulky yet not too thin, warm and can be layered nicely. Definitely recommend!Pros: Lasts forever, Performance
July 22, 2011
Wow, whoever had the idea for a "slim line" in out clothing should get a bonus. This is the only vest that has ever fit me because most bunch up in the front when zipped. I am a big Patagonia Fan!!Pros: Great design, Performance
May 15, 2009
Ultralight and highly efficient!! perfect size. Very compressible. Can be used like layers, outside home, or even every day work.
very high quality
November 20, 2010
it's very light and extremely warm. 120% satisfied! before i bought this one, i thought it's very expensive to me, but after i use it, i understood worth to pay. highly recommend.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
October 28, 2009
This product can keep your core warm yet it's weight is very little. Wear it over or under to adjust to current weather. The vest also is very water repellent and looks great over regular clothes.
Great Travel Vest
September 24, 2011
Remarkably warm for the light weight. This vest is easily packable. Though not water resistant, it is very durable in light rain. The quality is typical superb Patagonia. The cost prevents this vest from being a good value.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
February 07, 2011
I really like this vest. I wear it a lot, both around town and on the trail. The fit is perfect, I'm 6'2" 218# and I bought an XL. I am now considering the Sweater Jacket. It is a little expense but you get what you pay for.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Just what he needed!
December 15, 2012
I bought this vest for my husband. I have the women's Down Sweater and I love it. It is not bulky and can fold up nicely into it's pocket and doesn't take up a lot of space. I bought the vest for my husband because he prefers to wear vests that give him more freedom of movement. And it does provide him with warmth.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Warm to the Core
August 22, 2012
Well, I'll start by saying that the reviews made me think the sizing was on the small side, i ordered an XL. I find that a large would have been a better fit for my frame size 6'2" 220lbs. and would say that the sizing is spot on. The vest is well put together, lightweight and perfect under a shell to keep your core nice and warm in moderate cold.The pockets are very roomy and a nice touch is a "garage" for when the zipper is all the way up. The zipper pull tucks into a little pocket so it doesn't flop around or dig into your neck while you head is tilted forward. For me the best use is to fine tune my layering while flyfishing in cold weather. A nice light down vest w/o to much bulk. I like it alot ! Thanks Altrec...Pros: a great layering option
yet again...patagonia does not disappoint
August 11, 2010
what can one say? patagonia simply does their homework and gets things right. if you are in the market, stop shopping and BUY. no more/no less than you need. in my eyes - PERFECT.
Light weight warm vest
March 26, 2010
This vest is light weight and warm. It is great for chilly spring or fall mornings over a long sleeve t-shirt. I also like the style and color choices.
May 02, 2010
It feels like wearing hot air around your body. So light you only notice the warmth around you & not the vest.
Lightweight, warm, very packable
January 02, 2010
I just received my vest, but it has quickly proven itself. My first day out I needed a little extra warmth on a sub 30 degree bike ride. I put this on under my jersey and felt nothing but the sweet sensation of core warmth during the entire ride. It is so light you can't tell it's on, perfect for layering. The best part is the packability. It compresses extremely well, which is great for someone that doesn't like to check bags when traveling. I'm going out of town this next week and I know this is coming along with me. Quality feels excellent as with all Patagonia products. I ordered a large, which feels slightly big through the torso on my skinny frame so may go with a size down (6'3" 175). Great product nonetheless!
be warned about fit
October 24, 2011
I LOVE Patagonia products. The down sweater is the best jacket I've ever owned - it fits like it was tailored just for me (in a Medium). However, the down sweater vest is another story. It is not a regular fit (like the down sweater), but Patagonia's infamous slim fit (no matter what Altrec's site says). Thus, it is not simply the down sweater minus sleeves, but a whole different garment from a sizing and fit perspective. For me, it doesn't work at all - the Medium is too snug (although zippable) and the Large is too, well, large. If you are slim and long torso'd, Patagonia's slim fit is for you. If you're not, be warned!
Gift for hubby
January 06, 2012
He loves it but it's too big so we need to exchange it. Patagonia doesn't disappoint with this product. Thin enough to be comfy but still keeps youbwarm. Not great for windy days. You will love it.Pros: Great design, Build quality
Patagonia Down Vest
November 18, 2013
This vest is very soft, incredibly light, warm and very comfortable. One just can't go wrong with this piecePros: Performance, comfort, light weight
Another classic from Patagonia
December 04, 2010
Classic down vest looks with Patagonia quality and features. Packs easily providing good warmth for its reasonably slim/lightweight profile.Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value
be warned about fit
October 24, 2011
I LOVE Patagonia products. The down sweater is the best jacket I've ever owned - it fits like it was tailored just for me (in a Medium). However, the down sweater vest is another story. It is not a regular fit (like the down sweater), but Patagonia's infamous slim fit (no matter what Altrec's site says). Thus, it is not simply the down sweater minus sleeves, but a whole different garment from a sizing and fit perspective. For me, it doesn't work at all - the Medium is too snug (although zippable) and the Large is too, well, large. If you are slim and long torso'd, Patagonia's slim fit is for you. If you're not, be warned!Pros: Build quality, Performance
November 18, 2009
Best of the Best Vest! It is very light like feathers but extremely warm and comfortable. I Do like it and wear everyday.My Friends asked me 'Where did you get fabulous Vest?' Patagonia Down vest is Good Quality gear and excellent Value!
October 15, 2010
Overall quality, very nice, as expected from patagonia. Fits rather short. I am 6 foot one, and the large barely reaches my belt. But I got it for layering under my shell, so it's fine. Not super warm...I've had down sweaters before, and you can notice the difference with the absence of sleeves. But it does keep your core warm, so it works for most days above 10F.Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
great little vest
November 19, 2010
I was looking for a vest that would both be warm and not bulky and I found it!! Perfect for 40 degree weather!Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Patagonia Down Vest
February 26, 2011
Excellent fit and very warm. Next purchase will be full jacket. If you want warmth with good mobility, get this vest. Good value and style. I would recommend this vest to anyone needing a lightweight warm garment.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
extremely lightweight and very warm
December 21, 2009
I love this vest. It's so lightweight and still keeps you very warm.
October 25, 2009
Patagonia makes great products and this is one of them. I've used for riding, climbing, and just around town. It's small to pack, versatile, and you can wear straight from the crags into a restaurant and not look like a chalked up dirtbag :)
Lightweight & Warm
October 26, 2009
Awesome vest, I wear it regularly. It weighs almost nothing but is surprisingly warm. It kept me comfortable under a shell for four hours in wet and windy 40 degree weather.
October 20, 2013
So far, so good. Comfortable, and very lightweight. Fit is trim and not bulky. Can't speak to durability yet, but looks to be very good build quality.Pros: Great design, Performance, Great value
Lite and Warm
July 17, 2011
I bought this for my husband an avid skier. He usually has no issue with being cold but there were a few days below zero that sent him to the car for more gear. Not skiing from open to close is not an option so more warmth for those very cold days was necessary. This vest is light weight - easy to stuff in a backpack - adds tremendous warmth while allowing free range of motion through arms and shoulders. He was thrilled! This vest is worth every penny! Love it.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
July 23, 2009
Light weight, good color, very comfortable. Attractive and not too puffy. I won't have a chance to wear it here in New Orleans for a while, but look forward to cool fall days when this Patagonia sweater vest will be perfect.
November 18, 2009
This is my second Patagonia down product and I love them. I get very cold easily and this does the trick. Also, Altrec's customer service is excellent.
not bulky but warm enough
October 30, 2007
I have been looking for some lightweigt down vest to wear under heavy duty parka for winter mountaineering.Usually down vest is too bulky for layering but patagonia down sweater vest is not bulky and light and warm enough. And it is made of high quality 800 fillpower down and looks good too. I really like it.
Alpha Green, Autumn Leaf, Bali Blue, Bandana Blue, Black, Burlap, Continental Blue, Dill, El Cap Khaki, Forge Grey, Gecko Green, Glass Blue, Graphite Navy, Green Super Sonic, Henna Brown, Mango, Narwhal Grey, Olivine, Peppergrass Green, Pirate Blue, Pomegranate, Red Delicious, Ultramarine, Watercress, Wax Red, Ceylon Blue and Fire.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl.