The Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Vest. Warmth without wonk: our new sleeveless version of the Better Sweater; this vest has its characteristic wool-like knit face, luxurious fleece interior and the rugged durability of polyester fleece.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Vest
Fabric has a sweater-knit face, fleece interior and heathered yarns
Full-zip vest with zip-through stand-up collar and zipper garage
Offset shoulder seams for pack-wearing comfort
Zippered pockets: Vertical chest and two handwarmers
Micro polyester jersey trims the armholes, hem and back of neck
Can be worn with layers as outerwear or as a midlayer under a shell
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Vest
Weight: 14.1 oz / 400 g
9.5-oz 100% polyester with sweater-knit exterior and fleece interior
This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
"Perfect Vest for the Urban Adventurer (who makes it to the mountains a fair amount)"
The only reason I didn't give this vest a "love it" is because of warmth. Maybe next time I wear it though, I'll try it with a shirt underneath.Seriously though, if you don't like attention, don't purchase this vest. I have never received more compliments on a new article of clothing. I live in Dallas, therefore I do quite a bit of urban adventuring and whenever I have this vest on, it gets noticed in a good way. Going to a bar? No need for a conversation starter because this vest already started one for you. Going hunting? The ducks, the deer and the wild boar want to take a closer look. I just purchased this vest last month and have yet to make it to the mountains, but I'm confident it will work magic up there as well.It's extremely comfortable and has a good, athletic fit. I would recommend this vest (urbanist green) to anyone, even if they don't want one.I'm very satisfied with my purchase.(proudly wearing vests since '07)
I was in a pickle between the patagonia vest and another brand that was about half the price. I went with the patagonia and received it yesterday and it's very nice! I have a Patagonia pullover that is excellent quality and this vest only furthers opinion of patagonia products.I was also a bit skeptical about the material because I thought I would prefer a fleece outer material. However, this wool-knit material is very nice and probably more durable than fleece.I recommend this to anyone looking for a solid vest.
"The Patagonia Sweater Vest is Better than others"
Last year, I tried to find a less expensive alternative to the Patagonia Better Sweater Vest, but came up empty-handed after two months of looking. So, I bought it this year and now wonder why I went to all that trouble. I'm 5'6" and weigh 148 pounds, and the vest fits perfect. It pairs well with almost any shirt fabric, and it keeps my core warm, without overheating me. (The jacket looks good zipped and unzipped.) I have the Better Sweater 1/2 zip, but if I had to choose, I'd take the vest over the 1/2 zip. Moosejaw is a reliable company that takes customer service seriously, but still has fun selling great products and servicing its customers.
"Uncomfortable zip, poor design - not Patagonia standard"
The material is good, but the design is poor. The lining of the chest and hand pockets is stitched along the zip, which makes the zip very stiff. So the front of your jacket bows out when you sit or bend your body in front. The jacket juts out under the chest (where the stitching is flexible) as if something was sticking out of your chest. Think of it like pressing together two ends of a plastic stick with a slightly flexible part in the middle, it bows out. Besides looking very strange, it feels very uncomfortable, especially when you do anything that needs you to bend in front (sitting, climbing, picking up grass). For $90, and for what you expect from Patagonia, this is a bad, bad jacket.