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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars (2)
photo: Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip fleece top


Price MSRP: $99.00
Current Retail: $74.25-$99.00
Historic Range: $48.93-$119.00
Reviewers Paid: $80.00-$99.00
Weight 17.3 oz / 490 g
Fabric 9.5 oz 100% Polyester, Sweater-Knit Exterior, Fleece Interior


2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   0

Durable, fits well, warm.


  • Warm
  • Pretty durable


  • Pills badly
  • Loses softness quickly
  • Fits awkwardly in the pits

Fits awkwardly—bunches in the armpits and creates muffin top illusion.

Fabric loses softness and gets sort of rough after multiple washes. It also pills quickly making the sweater look raggedy just after a couple wears. 

Very warm, great to layer with though the pullover is awkward to take on and off. Would recommend the full zip over the 1/4 zip.

Very durable to tears and snags.

Breast pocket is nice to hold a card or bit of cash, but kind of useless overall.  

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99

So warm, on most days you won't need a jacket.


  • Warmth
  • Durability

Because I live in Northern California, on most days the temps don't get below 40 degrees (f) even in the winter. So, on a cold day, my choice has been either a thick jacket that had me sweating if I did any kind of hiking or climbing or a long sleeve tee that wasn't warm enough.

The Better Sweater is thick, which means it's warm and durable. I don't worry about wearing a hole in the elbows and I don't need a jacket. Because it's fleece, it's pretty water repellent.

A very comfortable garment that I highly recommend to people living an outdoor life.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Better Sweater 1/4-Zip versions

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