Patagonia Better Sweater Vest

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Weight 14.1 oz / 400 g
Fabric 9.5 oz 100% Polyester, Sweater-Knit Exterior, Fleece Interior



It's a good lookin' fleece vest. It fits nicely like…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25


It's a good lookin' fleece vest.


  • Looks good
  • Handwarmer pockets


  • No sleeves (only joking)

It fits nicely like most pata stuff. It is a little big in the arm holes. Fits nicely in the chest, fairly slim. I'm 6' 160 and I have a medium.  It looks nice in the reddish color.  

The vest is not super warm, it is only about 150 weight fleece, but for the weight it is very good. The zippers on it are kind of loud and have lots of resistance which is strange. Bought it off ebay NWT.

It is a good piece for skiing or casual wear. I don't think it will make the cut into my winter day hiking kit.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Warmth without bulk, the Patagonia Better Sweater Vest has a wool-like knit face, luxurious fleece interior and the rugged durability of polyester fleece.

- refers to the men's version

Soft, warm and durable, the men's Patagonia Better Sweater vest handles a blustery afternoon at the crags--or an early morning meeting--with dignity and style.

- REI refers to the men's version

Patagonia Better Sweater Vest for MenHave tons of fun on your outdoor adventures using the Patagonia Better Sweater Vest for Men, to keep you warm and relaxed. The sweater knit face on this vest resembles wool, for a soft and snug feeling. The Patagonia sweater has a fleece interior that makes it warm with a delicate touch. This product has a durable full zip to trap heat inside. The zip through stand up collar keeps your neck protected from the elements. Thanks to the offset shoulder seams, this vest reduces rub and chaffing points. The vertical zippered pockets give you space, to take your valuables safely. This vest includes two handwarmers to keep your hands from getting cold. This vest is worn with layers or as outerwear. Have a great outing with the Patagonia Better Sweater Vest for Men.

- SunnySports refers to the men's version

Soft, warm and durable, our Better Sweater(R) Vest has a plush fleece interior that feels broken in and a resilient knit face that resembles wool. Made of 100% polyester, it dries quickly and adds lightweight torso warmth on its own for the shoulder season, or layered under a shell deep into winter. The stand-up collar warms your neck; a vertical chest pocket holds the day's essentials. With offset shoulder seams for pack-wearing comfort and micropolyester jersey trim at the armholes, hem and back of neck.

- refers to the men's version