Patagonia Insulated Better Sweater Hoody

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Comfortable and warm; great for chilly fall or spring…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89

Summary

Comfortable and warm; great for chilly fall or spring evenings.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Very warm
  • Windproof
  • Casual coloring styles

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not packable
  • No way to tighten the hood

Overall, I am very impressed with the jacket which is best for cruising around town, going for evening walks, or hanging around the campfire. It combines the features of Patagonia's Nano Puff and Better Sweater together into a package that is extremely warn and comfortable.

I would say the weaknesses are more towards using the jacket for which it is not most suitable. For example, the jacket is not made for backpacking or for other trips where space and weight are a concern. I have taken it with me on a couple of overnight trips, but temps did not dip low enough to really test the jacket's attributes.

It will pack small enough to fit under the lid of my 40L High Sierra pack, but at almost 2 lbs, it is not the most efficient jacket.

Patagonia has discontinued the jacket, but you may be able to find it for 40-60% off original price online or in Patagonia outlet stores.

All-in-all, a very warm, comfortable casual jacket for almost every day use.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

For fall?s cold mornings and even colder evenings, we insulated the Better Sweater(R) Hoody with 60-g 100% polyester (90% recycled) for lightweight, ultra-comfortable warmth. The soft polyester fleece exterior with heathered yarns combines a sweater-knit look and feel with considerable strength and durability. The full-length zipper has an internal wind flap to keep cold from getting in and heat from getting out, and the 3-panel hood is insulated with 60-g 100% polyester (90% recycled) for extra warmth. With raglan sleeves for pack-wearing comfort, kangaroo-style handwarmer pockets for warming hands and an interior zippered chest pocket for stashing essentials. Hip length.

- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version

You just found your hoodie of choice for the cold mornings of the fall all the way to the freezing days in the winter: the Patagonia Men's Insulated Better Sweater Full-Zip Hoodie. This sweatshirt is made and insulated with polyester that'll keep you warm and protected from the cold. When you want to ski or play in the snow, throw a waterproof shell on top and enjoy the winter wonderland.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Insulated Better Sweater Vest FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Insulated Better Sweater Vest Soft fleece vest that has a sweater-knit face, fleece interior, and 60-g 100% polyester (90% recycled) insulation Full-zip vest with zip-through neck, internal wind flap, and zipper garage Kangaroo handwarmer pockets and an interior zippered left-chest pocket for stashing essentials Polyester/spandex rib-knit on bottom hem Hip length SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's Insulated Better Sweater Vest Weight: 23.2 oz / 657 g Regular fit Body: 9-oz 100% polyester fleece Lining: 2-oz 100% polyester plain weave with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish Insulation: 60-g Thermogreen 100% polyester (90% recycled) This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Patagonia Men's Insulated Better Sweater(TM) Hoody - Sale - For fall's cold mornings and even colder evenings, Patagonia insulated the Better Sweater(TM) Hoody with 60-g recycled polyester for lightweight, ultra-comfortable warmth. The soft polyester fleece exterior with heathered yarns combines a sweater-knit look and feel with considerable strength and durability. The 3-panel hood (also insulated with 60-g recycled polyester) and full-length zipper with internal wind flap keep cold from getting in and heat from getting out. With raglan sleeves for pack-wearing comfort, a large kangaroo-pouch pocket for warming hands, and an interior zippered chest pocket for stashing essentials. Hip length. Details Soft fleece that has a sweater-knit face, fleece interior with 60-g 100% Thermogreen(R) polyester (90% recycled) insulation 3-panel hood Raglan sleeves detail Full-length zipper with internal wind flap and zipper garage Kangaroo handwarmer pockets, and an interior zippered chest pocket for stashing essentials Hip length Body: 9-oz 100% polyester fleece. Lining: 2-oz 100% polyester plain weave DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulation: 60-g 100% Thermogreen(R) polyester (90% recycled) 927 g (32.7 oz) Made in Vietnam.

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version

We warmed up our comfortable, polyester fleece Better Sweater(R) Vest by insulating it with 60-g recycled polyester. On crisp days when the temperature quickens the pace, the soft warmth of the Insulated Better Sweater(R) Vest means you can stay outside longer. Made of 100% polyester fleece, with a refined, sweater-knit face and a compressible layer of 60-g Thermogreen(R) insulation (90% recycled), it plays the role of warm vest when you're cruising around town or backcountry midlayer when layered under a shell. Lightweight, stuffable and soft enough for a nap (or two), it has kangaroo handwarmer pockets, an interior stash pocket for essentials, rib-knit bottom hem to keep out cold drafts and an internal wind flap and zipper garage to protect your neck. Soft fleece vest that has a sweater-knit face, fleece interior, and 60-g 100% polyester (90% recycled) insulation Full-zip vest with zip-through neck, internal wind flap, and zipper garage Kangaroo handwarmer pockets and an interior zippered left-chest pocket for stashing essentials Polyester/spandex rib-knit on bottom hem Hip length Body: 9-oz 100% polyester fleece. Lining: 2-oz 100% polyester plain weave with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulation: 60-g Thermogreen(R) 100% polyester (90% recycled) 657 g (23.2 oz)

- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version