• Patagonia - Down Sweater Vest - Women's - Lapiz Blue
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Patagonia Down Sweater Vest - Women's

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$114.97 $179.00

Item #PAT00I0


Tech Specs

Responsible Collection:
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
[shell] 20D x 30D 100% recycled polyester ripstop, DWR treatment, [lining] 22D 100% recycled polyester ripstop, DWR treatment
800-fill Traceable Down
2 hand
Claimed Weight:
7.8 oz
Recommended Use:
casual, hiking & camping
Manufacturer Warranty:

Simple is vest.

Not to mention, vest is best—specifically the Patagonia Women's Down Sweater Vest. Designed to maintain core warmth, the Down Sweater Vest features high-loft, 800-fill Traceable Down insulation, which traps that hard-earned heat and promotes effortless temperature regulation—without making you feel as though you're a tire-toting inanimate object. Additionally, the Traceable Down is certified by NSF (an independent third party) and is derived from geese that are never force-fed or live-plucked, meaning you can feel good about feeling good and cozy. A durable shell protects the down insulation from abrasive obstacles and daily wear, while the DWR treatment fends off light moisture build-up and precipitation. Meanwhile, an adjustable hem seals in warmth, and the contoured, slim fit provides a flattering, chic fit. So whether you're perusing the winter farmer's market in search of fresh greens or settling in for a long day of work at the computer, the Down Sweater Vest assures dependable style and warmth.

  • A cool weather staple for maintaining core warmth
  • Recycled ripstop exterior is durable and lightweight
  • DWR treatment repels light moisture
  • 800-fill Traceable Down is warm and thermally efficient
  • Adjustable hem seals in body heat
  • Bevvy of pockets keep necessities close
  • Chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack
  • Contoured, slim fit offers a flattering, chic fit

Worth the price

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

This is a great investment piece and is worth the price for the weight, packability, and warmth. I have used this hiking and skiing in the snow with just a merino wool baselayer, sleeping in cold desert nights down to 20*F with a 3/4 zip fleece underneath, and walking around town. It has kept me warm and dry. I have owned it for about 2 years and have no problems with staining or loss of warmth. Worth every penny.

I have a large and am able to wear fairly thick fleece underneath. I am 5f2i, 36D, and about 160lbs with fairly curvey hips and have no issues with tightness to the chest or hips.

Love it!

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

I love the Patagonia brand! I have the vest now plus the nano puff jacket. They are both great for fall to winter seasons.

Love it

    Great fit. Perfect for around town with jeans or as a layer for snow sports. It’s quite warm and high quality. Cute pattern and color on the navy with the inside being a bright blue. Very happy with my purchase. I think it will be a go to piece for a long time.

    New Favorite

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

    I've always been a bit skeptical when it came to vests. I always tried them on and thought I looked frumpy. This down sweater vest is not the case - it has a slim fit but still gives you room to move in it. I'm usually between a medium and a large and I went with a medium. I've worn it a handful of times and my favorite times to wear it are on chilly runs or just running errands around town when I don't want to wear a coat.

    Just right for me!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    I have two. I wear my black vest with so much! It’s just the right weight and warmth for me. I can wear it over a fleece or under a heavier coat for additional warmth. I typically wear a medium, but this is cut slim and I have hips so I got a large. It’s roomy for me to fit a thick layer underneath though.

    The Perfect Everything!

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

    I waited a long time to have one of these. I do see here they're on sale again...trying to tell myself it's ok to have 2 colors... :). I bought the black and it's perfect - warm and goes with everything. It does run a touch small. I ordered the medium and the large. Large is too big and the medium is just a touch snug. I kept medium and wear it everyday! Happy Winter!

    Perfect vest

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

    What a great down vest! Perfect outerware for nippy weather and that long trip in a vehicle. It's not cumbersome and you can keep it on in your car. Love the Pesto color. It's a soft light olive with a hint of gray overtones.

    Great Vest!

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

    I love this vest. Runs small, however. I ordered the large and it fits well, typical of other Patagonia items I have. Love the Currant color and hip length. And the inside zip pocket is handy. Doesn't make me look like I have one padded breast like the Marmot vest I had did.I haven't worn it too many times yet but am sure this will be a go to item this winter.

    Favorite item in my closet!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: Small

    Love it. Very warm. Great for layering.

    Worth The Investment

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

    Bought this as a gift for my mom and it's received 2 big thumbs up! She mentioned its ultra stylish, a perfect layer for those colder days, and packs down small for traveling. you can't go wrong with the Patagonia Down Sweater Vest if you're looking for a functional and stylish gift for a woman in your life!

    Slim Fit

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

    I was looking for something that was warm but NOT overly bulky. The Patagonia Vest is great for layering, I love using it as a Mid insulation layer on cold winter days and as a stand alone piece in fall. I understand these high end garments are an investment and you cannot go wrong with responsibly sourced "Traceable Down."
    -Ashley F

    3-Season Staple

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

    The Patagonia Down Sweater Vest is a classic that I'd recommend to anyone. It is down, so it regulates temperature really well by keeping you warm when it is cold, but you don't burn up if it gets too warm out. Since it is a vest, it is more versatile than the regular Down Sweater because you can still wear it as a layering piece under a shell, but it has tons of ventilation with your arms being free. I primarily wear it over a long sleeved t-shirt, but also wear it over a baselayer and under a shell.

    I found the fit to be true to size and it fits really well.

    The best!

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

    I was hesitant because of the price but after buying my Torentshell jacket which I love, I knew I needed this. I ordered an XS and it fitted just as expected... Perfect fix and super flattering. 10/10 recommend!

    Strange fit

    • Size Bought: L

    As others warned, this has an odd fit. I usually wear a M in Mountain Hardwear, so I ordered an L for this vest. It was still too tight across the shoulders and hips, but huge in the waist area. So it's going back. It's a good 4 inches narrower than a Land's End L down vest that I ordered last year, but an inch wider than an REI down vest in L. I wish manufacturers would find some consistency!


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

    Love this vest! super warm and comfortable! I hike and back pack a lot and it works great and it works great for skiing as well! 10/10 would recommend. I got the medium and it works great and is even a little roomie!

    Onto the next one!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    I bought this vest 4 years ago and just bought myself a new one! I bought a new one not because the original was at the end of it's life, but because my sister stole mine! The nerve! The vest has stood the test of time and it is obvious that it is a great product as there has been very few changes over the years. "Don't fix what aint broke" The vest is super versatile- I wear mine around the house, working in the yard, on hikes,... just about everywhere! Patagonia just makes a great product - the only thing I would say, is that I did order a size up so that I could get the vest to fit as I would like - a bit loose.

    How to you wash it? After washing it I have notice some weird black spots inside my vest that I have noticed. Also, after washing the vest it doesn't look the same...

    Cozy and Durable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Super warm and cozy! I am 5' 4'' and 125 lbs and the small fits well with a little room so I can still fit a sweatshirt underneath. Probably would have sized down to an XS for a more fitted look. Love the small interior pocket.

    Turned me in a vest person

      Bought this jacket on a whim and it was a GREAT decision. This is a perfect vest for putting over anything. Even sweaters! I bought the black so it matches everything and it's really comfy. Recommend!

      Cold Weather Essential

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought this vest as part of my cold weather ski get up. This is an essential piece in properly layering for frigid ski days.

      I start with a merino base layer (Mons Royale long sleeve turtleneck), then the Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 zip in an XS. Then this down vest on top in a S. Last, the North Face shredromper bib pants and the North Face Anorak shell on top. You're guaranteed to stay warm that way.

      The reason I opted for a down vest over a down jacket is for breathability and temperature control. Down can get wet and cold if you get too hot and sweat, so it's important to use it wisely in insulating and a vest is the perfect balance between staying warm but not getting over-heated.

      I love the fit of this vest. It pairs so nicely with so many other pieces and adds incredible warmth to the right areas. This vest packs the highest amount of warmth with the least weight and bulk, making it perfect for my ski layering process.

      Big Sur Blue

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I got the Big Sur Blue vest and was surprised at how vanilla the white color was. There is no white on this. If you wear a lot of cream colors it'd be a good match.
      Re size, I'm 5'8" 130lbs, 34" chest, 27' waist, 37" hips. I got a medium and it's a tad roomy. Would be great with a base layer of fleece. One caveat is if you have athletic shoulders, the back of the shoulder opening pulls against my arms. I'm returning for that reason.


      Women's Apparel & Swimwear
      US Size0 - 24 - 68 - 1012 - 1416

      32 - 33in

      (81.2 - 83.8cm)

      34 - 35in

      (86.4 - 88.9cm)

      36 - 37in

      (91.4 - 94cm)

      38.5 - 40in

      (97.8 - 101.6cm)




      25.5 - 26.5in


      27.5 - 28.5in


      29.5 - 30.5in


      32.5 - 33.5in





      34.5 - 35.5in

      (87.6 - 90.2cm)

      36.5 - 37.5in

      (92.7 - 95.3cm)

      38.5 - 39.5in

      (97.8 - 100.3cm)

      41 - 42.5in

      (104.1 - 108cm)








      Formfitting: Conforms to the body's contours.
      Slim Fit: Closer-fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.
      Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers.
      Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body.
      How to Measure:
      Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions. For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
      Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
      Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
      Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
      Inseam will vary depending on style; when lengths are offered, "short" is 30, "regular" is 32 and "long" is 33. Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.