Patagonia Performance Better Sweater Fleece Jacket - Women's
PatagoniaPerformance Better Sweater Fleece Jacket - Women's

Better-er sweater.

For argument's sake, there's nothing more uncomfortable than climbing in a gym that's both clammy and cold. However, thanks to the Patagonia Women's Performance Better Sweater Fleece Jacket, you're able to cut the chill and climb on without peeling your jacket off. And while you may be thinking that the Performance Better Sweater Fleece Jacket bears a striking resemblance to its big sister, this jacket differentiates itself with a lighter weight material and Polartec Power Stretch side panels that wick moisture, dry quickly, and assure unobstructed mobility. The princess seams, drop tail, and slim fit offer a chic look, while the zippered hand pockets secure necessities like your phone or snacks.

  • A lightweight performance fleece for climbing, hiking, or yoga
  • Cozy fleece with stretch panels for warmth and mobility
  • Princess seams and drop tail provide a slimming look
  • Stand-up collar cuts the cold when temperatures get chilly
  • Patagonia creates clothes that meld style with mountain-inspired functionality
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  • Q & A

Save your money

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I was really disappointed when I received this jacket. The material is super thin, the arms are tight (even after I sized up for a cozy feel) and it doesn’t feel like a $150 jacket.

A Better Better Sweater

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

I always loved the classic Better Sweater on others, but found the fit to be bulky and boxy on me. This performance version of the tried and true classic is just what I was looking for. It offers a more tailored cut and is longer than the original. I especially appreciate the tall stand-up collar and the thumb holes at the sleeves. I ordered this in gray and it's just perfect! I ordered my normal size of XS and the fit was great!

Better than original Better Sweater

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

I find the original better sweater fits boxy but this has a slimmer fit that looks better on. I would highly recommend this one over the original.

Love's It

    Bought it for my mother as a present and she loves it. Warm and looks great at the house or around town.

    Christmas :)

      Picked this up as a gift for my sister In law. She loves the fit, the flex sides, and thumb holes.

      Almost a keeper

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

      Bought this for my adult daughter who is very particular about fit. She said that it fit well in every way but the collar she found to be uncomfortable when zipped up because it hit her chin. She bought an XS and she is 5'3" and 110 lbs

      Supes Cozy

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

      Feedback below:
      "Very comfortable, great fit, pretty color. The sleeves were long enough for my long arms. Kept me warm under my jacket shell on some snowy days. "

      cute & cozy

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

      This is one of my favorite layers from Patagonia. I am extra small in everything they make, but that still usually leaves some room. This fleece actually fits me really well in a form fitting way. I wear this at home, on errands, & in the woods. A really great all around fleece that is nice enough to go from town to camping. I have long arms & the thumb holes are a little too short for me, but that makes the sleeves the perfect length!

      Gift for my wife

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

      The performance better sweaters are awesome for keeping you warm without the bulk. I got an XS and it fits pretty good. Could've sized up for a little more room to layer under it, especially in the arms. Overall great piece.

      Fast shipping!

      • Fit: True to size

      True to size. Very Fast shipping. Amazing quality!!

      Patagonia Performance Better Sweater

      Patagonia Performance Better Sweater

      thumb hole!

      thumb hole!

      cozy when the wind blows

      cozy when the wind blows

      My go-to jacket for fall

      ....and it will be be my go-to layer come winter!

      My go-to jacket for fall

      Feels like a hug. Performs like a dream.

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

      I'm a sucker for jackets. Patagonia is one of my all time favorite makers-of-jackets, and I have spent a lot of hours in my Houdini this summer and the R2 has always been a cooler weather favorite. With temperatures in Utah finally dropping, this fleece has quickly made it to a top choice in my jacket rotation.

      The first thing I noticed is that when I slip it on it fells like a warm fuzzy hug. The inside is super cozy fleece that feels AWESOME--it's honestly the jacket I reach for every morning when I go out back to grab eggs (and the pockets are nice and big!) I'm pretty slim, and most Patagonia jackets tend to fit a bit more on the boxy side--not this one. It's slim fit, and the stretch panels on the side not only allow for movement when hiking or climbing, but give it a flattering silhouette also (I like the fit so much more than the R2 fleece from a couple years ago).
      It's thick enough that it really keeps the chill off when I'm up in the cool mountain air, but not so thick that it limits physical activity or range of motion. I think this is going to be a new favorite for winter running, a great mid-layer when it really gets cold, and I think it will be perfect for winter climbing trips in the desert.

      One last thing I want to talk about that is never mentioned enough, it the no-stink-factor with so many of Patagonia's layers. I've worn this up a few peaks in the last month, and then throw it on to run errands around town, because it still smells great :)

      The Performance Better Sweater Fleece is a definite must have for your jacket collection.