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  • Sweater-knit polyester microfleece in heathered yarns
  • Stand-up collar traps heat; zipper garage protects your neck
  • Micropolyester jersey trim on cuffs, hem and back of neck
  • Raglan sleeves for pack-wearing comfort
  • Vertical zip chest pocket
  • New low-impact dye process significantly reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy and water
  • Fabric is bluesign® approved


View all Patagonia Men's Fleece Jackets

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Best Use Casual
Fabric Polyester fleece
Fleece Weight Medium
Hood No
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's
Weight Unavailable

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Sizing notes

Inseam varies depending on style. Measurements are stated in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Sweater for MN!! I quit wearing all my other sweaters! This one is warmer without being too warm. It keeps my neck warm and it's a little longer so it keeps you warmer below the waist. I like that it is not scratchy on the skin and it's not too soft either. Just right. Plus it has a pocket for my iPhone so I can keep that warmer next to my chest when I'm outside in this brutal MN weather. Heading to -11 today...aaargh! Oh and the sleeves are a little longer too. It's the perfect middle layer. I have the Aqua one and now I want to find a few more colors. Yep, Love it!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Comfortable I'm 5'10" 165lbs and a medium fits perfectly. This quarter zip is always somehow the appropriate amount of warm, whether inside or outside. Worth the money for such an outstanding and well made piece, you will not be disappointed. I'm going to be buying more of their better sweater products.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for anytime and anywhere I had been using a traditional pullover for casual wear at work and home but the neck was tight and the overall design was a bit too casual. This sweater is now my go-to sweater, it's great to wear to work if you have a casual office or whenever. The quarter-zip is what really sold me on it, comfortable around the neck unlike a traditional pullover. I usually end up wearing black so i decided on the blue and its nice to have some color for once. Overall, this sweater meets the high-quality you expect when purchasing Patagonia products.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stylish and comfortable CONS: sizing maybe a little smaller PROS: this sweater is stylish that you can wear it on a saturday night, nightly walks, casual, church, going to the gym, cozying at home, mostly anywhere you can wear it. high quality fabric, and price is cheap for the quality. i will definitely recommend this and going to buy other colors.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for any occasion I have this in nickel/forge. I don't typically wear "sweaters", but I wear this all the time. Keeps me warm, fits perfectly, looks good for work or going out on the town or is great while camping, beaching, boating or hiking...I've done it all in this! I need more!
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purcnhased for my son He could not wait for the 79 degree Texas weather to get cold to wear. Just loves it now that he has gotten some use out of it.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sweater inside and out I bought this sweater as well as the green one. These are very comfortable sweaters. I think I wore them everyday. They're a little bit on the warm side so with the weather getting warm I save them for early morning or late evening now. Great products as most patagonia items are. The fit is regular and true to fit so stick to your normal clothes size if you order online.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cozy and Warm Bought this before trip to Joshua Tree last week, did an excellent job at helping me stay warm in under 30 degree nights. Length is great on me, as a tall 6'6" this was something that made me very happy.
Date published: 2017-02-07
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Any idea when these will be available again?

Asked by: trevscar1121
Availability depends on which color/size you are looking to purchase. We currently do have several colors in stock and ready to ship. If you are inquiring about a color that is not currently in stock, please contact us by phone at 1 (800) 426-4840.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-05

do body people say this runs true to size? Or al\ little small or big?

Asked by: arp
Most find the fit of the Better Sweater Quarter-Zip Pullover to be true to slightly large.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-28

What are the dimensions of the chest pocket?  Is it large enough to hold an iPhone 6sPlus?

Asked by: sam001
The zipper is almost 5 inches long and the inside is only slightly deeper. Seeing as the iPhone 6s Plus is 6.23 inches long, it will not fit in the chest pocket well, if at all.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-17

Will there ever be size XS in stock for this product?

Asked by: vin03
​As of March 2017 we do not plan to stock size extra-small. All available sizes are on our website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-07

I'm a girl, and I want to buy the men's better sweater for myself. (I'm 5'3, athletic build) want to be able to layer at least my long sleeve shirts underneath it. im just not sure what size would be good. Would a medium or maybe a large be too big? 

Asked by: Patriciaa0311
We recommend ordering by chest size, knowing that a men's cut will leave a lot of room in the waist/hips area. For medium, the Better Sweater Quarter-Zip Pullover is fitted for someone with a 38" – 40" chest. Chest measurements for other sizes are listed in the size chart.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-12
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