Moosejaw Staff Pick "If you want a dress-it-up, dress-it-down kind of sweater, the Patagonia Better Sweater is where it's at. Form fitting, stretchy and available in colors to match any outfit - this jacket it is the bees knees. Layer it up or wear it on its own - the Better Sweater is where it's at." Brooke - Partridge Creek Moosejaw
The Patagonia Women's Better Sweater Jacket offers the aesthetic of wool with the easy care of fleece. Micropolyester jersey is used on the wind flap, cuffs, hem, and pockets to provide a stylish detail. Richly textured and lightweight, the Better Sweater jacket has something to offer everyone. Sweat a lot? Patagonia’s moisture-wicking fabric will keep you nice and dry. Are you a lady that loves a good mullet because it is business in front and a party in the back? Well Patagonia’s Better Sweater is classy and stylish on the outside and warm and versatile on the inside. Seriously though, you’ll love this women’s fleece.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Better Sweater Jacket
Fabric has a sweater-knit face, fleece interior and heathered yarns with a knit-like texture
Front zipper has a wind flap and a zipper garage
Raglan sleeves, princess seams on back, and forward seams on front for contoured shape and fit
I was really hoping this sweater jacket would be awesome, but it wasn't. This is the first and last Patagonia jacket I will buy. Perhaps it's the material of the sweater jacket but it ended up fading and collecting pills (little tiny fabric balls) all over the jacket. It is not an everyday coat for me so it's even more disappointing that it's falling apart. At just over $100, you probably get what you pay for. I wish it was better quality. You can really see the pills and fading color (I bought black.) As for size and fit, it's very true to size.
I've had the Better Sweater for two years. It's a great middle layer on a chilly day--the moisture-wicking polyester keeps me warm and dry, and a great outer layer on a not-so-chilly day. I'm a midwesterner, and I wear this jacket for three of the four seasons. I haven't had any problems and I plan to continue wearing it for years to come!
The better sweater is one of those jackets that can be worn as an actual 'sweater' for an all day event, or be used as a layering piece. Very soft interior. Provides good level of warmth for a cool, brisk morning. An everyday essential for sure!
OMG let me tell you about this jacket! I love it! I wear just about everyday! Seeing that I live in Denver you honestly NEVER know what the weather is gonna be like, and with this sweater I feel prepared for anything! It kept me warm and it is light so it barely feels like I am wearing anything :) I actually went to a haunted house in the middle of nowhere of course, and waiting in line for almost 2 hours outside in 26 degree weather could of be a brutal one, but I actually wore my better sweater and stayed warm during the entire time I was waiting in line, I also was nervous about putting my credit cards and ect in the side pocket but I also didnt want to bring my purse in to the haunted house where I could of dropped it from running, but the pocket stayed closed the entire time....even while I was running from the chainsaw murderer. Overall, this jacket is amazing and I am honestly extremely happy with the quality and the appearance of the jacket! This is my go to! :)
I bought this for my High School daughter and she loves it! She is very fashion conscious too, but this not only keeps her warm, but makes a fashion statement! I highly recommend for the chilly nights and mornings!
"Great Fleece for Camping and Everyday Wearing"
I bought this for an upcoming camping trip to the PNW and was really impressed with it. The nights were cool having this fleece really helped to keep me warm. The material is soft and hasn't snagged on anything. The pockets are nice and deep. The jacket is nice and slim fitting so it doesn't feel overly bulky like some other fleeces tend to feel. Overall a great product and moosejaw was a great retailer to buy from. I needed the shipping expedited so I was able to get it in time for my trip and the customer service was very helpful at ensuring I got it in time.
I've been lusting after one of these for a while, so I finally found myself with some extra cash and bought myself one. I love the way it feels, and I have extremely long arms for my skinny frame, so usually Patagonia's stuff fits me better than other stuff. These arms weren't quite as long as I remember, but they still work. The jacket is warm, the variety of colors are nice, and it's really well-made with great attention to detail. I got it in the summer, so I haven't worn it much yet, but it's one of the big reasons I'm looking forward to fall. I see myself wearing this pretty much all the time.
"Moosejaw is bomb, and I'm always impressed with Patagonia. CANT WAIT!"
Havn't even gotten it yet but already impressed with customer service! I've seen several similar products in stores from patagonia and am always impressed..hope this purchase raises up to the hype! Btw I am 5 foot 3 inches and weigh around 133 and ordered a medium just to be able to wear hoodies underneath.
I really like the Sweater Jacket. I bought this to replace my beloved charcoal gray fleece I bought in the late 90s. I would give 5 stars if it were available in a dark gray, and if so many other reviewers hadn't mentioned the pilling. I haven't worn mine much yet, but that worries me.I'd also like to request that Patagonia please be more accurate when saying its vests & jackets are "hip length." This carries the same description as the Retro-X but the Sweater Jacket looks SEVERAL inches longer -- and for me, that's the perfect length. More precise measurements in a product description would be great.
Love the better sweater sooo much that I now have 4 better sweaters in 4 different colors!!! Love them soo much and have gotten sooo many compliments!! Must have item! So comfortable and fits great! This was the first Patagonia product I purchased and now I mostly only purchase Patagonia for my jackets! Love!