This sweater is better.

Long gone are the days of moth-bitten woolen sweaters that are beyond repair: say hello to the Patagonia Women's Better Sweater Jacket. This warm fleece offers you the best of both worlds with its sweater-inspired knit and fleece interior, which is equal parts cozy and durable. Additionally, this bluesign approved fabric is spun with heathered yarns and dyed using a low-impact process that ultimately reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy, and water (in comparison to conventional dyeing processes). A stand-up collar prevents brisk winds from permeating your core warmth, while the princess seams and raglan sleeves offer unimpeded mobility—making the Better Sweater ideal for just about all activities. Meanwhile the bevvy of pockets keep all of your small necessities close at hand and secure. So whether you're weeding the garden, climbing with friends, or simply taking a walk downtown, the Better Sweater Jacket assures steadfast style, comfort, and versatility.

  • A versatile, flattering fleece for climbing or casual wear
  • Durable, soft fabric is inspired by knit sweaters
  • Raglan sleeves and princess seams assure a comfortable fit
  • Bevvy of pockets keep necessities close at hand
  • Front zipper is equipped with wind flap and welt closure
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

excellent fleece

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave this to my mom, it really keeps you warm and the style and fit are great

Warm and Comfy

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Got this for my mom for Christmas and she's been wearing it almost every day. She says it's perfect to layer with under her coat, and keeps her warm in the office but not too hot. The flexibility in the sleeves has been another love as well.

All time favorite

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

My girlfriends previous better sweater had seen better days after probably 7 years of heavy use. There was no question as to what to replace it with and this one stepped in and took its place without missing a beat and is now a regular in the rotation again.

Soft to the touch, very comfortable, and most importantly nice and warm! Flattering/feminine fit without being overly tight. The shadow blue looks great in person and has more of a blue/green hue to it than the picture shows in my opinion. Its very unique and she loves it! Fits true to size. Typically a medium in most tops and this fit perfect.

Beautiful

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

Great quality and beautifully made

Awesome jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: m

I bought this jacket for my mom and she loves it. It does fit a little small. She wears a small in most things but the medium fits perfect for her. My mom wears this jacket everywhere and is warm and stylish!

I can't stop wearing this

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Extra Small

By far my favorite sweater to wear and I think everyone knows because I wear it ALL THE TIME. It's perfect in every way - it holds it's shape, it's comfortable, it's light enough to layer and substantial enough to keep me warm. I have the new Pelican shade and it's beautiful!

Go-To Ski Sweater

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XS

I love to wear this sweater when I go skiing! Easy on-off since it is a full-zip. I wear it with my thermals under and then if I get too hot (which, if you wear this under an insulated ski jacket you will be nice and toasty) I just take this one off. So comfortable and cute, super durable. I have had this sweater for 2 years and it still looks like new!

Can't go wrong

    Perfect for the fall weather days

    Great Fall and Mild Winter Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Very comfortable and soft. Perfect warmth for a California type winter. Fitted in the waist, sleeves and overall length is long without being excessive. The Dark Currant colorway is a nice, rich wine color that is noticeable without popping too much

    Year round use

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave this as a gift, and here is a review:

    This is the perfect jacket for year round use! Just the right warmth for those cooler summer nights, wear a long sleeve underneath it in the spring/fall, and use it as a layer for the colder months! Great fit to wear while active, days at the office, or nights on the town.

    A must have for cold weather days!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this as a gift for my friend's birthday two weeks ago and she's worn it every day since. The sweater is a timeless Patagonia piece. It's super durable, so it's handling the excessive wear really well. My friend raves about being able to wear it to the office as an outer layer and on cold morning hikes in the PNW as a mid layer. The fabric insulates the wearer from windy days extremely well and the breathability is comparable to wool pieces.
    I highly recommend the Better Sweater to anyone that wants a functional layer to keep them warm and to anyone that wants to enjoy the benefits of a durable outdoor piece without looking like they're wearing outdoor gear.

    So cozy and comfy!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    I love this! It was my first ever purchase of a Patagonia jacket. I will warn that it does run small. I have always been a size a Medium in everything, so that's what I originally ordered, and it was uncomfortably tight. So I ordered a large and it fits much better. Other than the sizing though I highly recommend!

    Better Indeed!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I gave this as a gift, here's what they had to say:

    I’ve been thinking about purchasing a Patagonia sweater for a long time and finally settled on the full zip. I love the color and the zipper on the arm. Great for morning runs with the dogs.

    Loved it so much I bought it for my mom

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS

    I've had this sweater for almost a year and love it. I just recently purchased the same jacket for my mom because she had commented on how much she liked it. It's stylish, comfy, and warm. I love it for spring or fall days that aren't too, too cold, but love to wear a down coat over it if it's really cold. Then I'm plenty warm. I'm usually an xs/s in tops and the xs fits me great. If I wanted to wear a long sleeve under it though, I probably would need a size small.

    The Better Sweater

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I love my better sweater so much I had to get myself a pullover as well as the jacket. I purchased the jacket in the smokey violet color and I am very pleased with the actual jacket color - it looks true to the image.

    Fall Must-Have

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    You can never go wrong with Patagonia! You need this in your wardrobe as you gear up for fall/winter! This is such a comfy jacket. After buying so many pullovers I decided it was time for one that zips. This jacket is super warm and cute with all the necessary pockets.

    I would say the fit is true to size, but I did go up one size so that it would be big and comfy. If I would have gone with my regular size it would have been a perfect fit and not very loose, so I went up to make it loose and comfy. I love it! It is a great staple item for cooler weather.

    Bought this as a gift and she loves it!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this as a gift for a family member int he pelican colorway and she loves it! The pelican color is a nice neutral that can be paired back to almost anything and keeps you warm on those chilly summer nights. Great for activity or casual!

    Love the sweater - color a bit off

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I love this sweater. A nicer look than my synchilla pullovers so I feel like I can wear this out to dinner and such.

    My only complaint is the color. I have the raw linen. It looks online like a creamy/oatmeal color but in person has an odd sort of neon green undertone. Still like it and my boyfriend is super fond of the color, just thought it would be more cream colored.

    Patagonia Does It Again

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Better Sweater is the best. So warm and cozy without being bulky. Good fit, not too boxy. Great layer at the office or on the slopes.

    happy wife

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    when it comes to fleece my wife requires 2 things. warm and soft. This jacket wins on both.