The Patagonia Men’s Insulated Better Sweater Hoody is an extremely warm option for winter and cold weather. The polyester fleece hooded jacket has a lining of synthetic insulation to bump up warmth.
Warm, stylish and responsibly made, the Patagonia Insulated Better Sweater Hoody is a great piece that you will be sure to be grabbing anytime you are headed out of the house on a cooler or cold day. Let’s take a look at some of its features.
The outer fabric of this jacket is a blue sign approved polyester fleece. It has got a sweater knit heather design that is made using less dye stuffs and a lot less water and energy than traditional fabrics, which makes it a very sustainable item. On the inside we have got a 100 percent polyester thermogreen insulation and it is a 90 percent recycled insulation. So, again, really sticking with that responsible and, you know, economic build with the items here, so very nice, sustainable piece. It gives a lot of warmth and insulation with that. It is about 60 grams of synthetic insulation, so nice thing about synthetic is if it does get wet or if you start to sweat a little bit, it is going to retain its insulation properties and keep you warm even if it were to take on some water. It is highly water resistant and dries out very quickly also, which is a nice benefit to the synthetic.
Taking a look at some of the other features on the jacket we have got a full length front zipper that has got a nice little storm flap behind it so it keeps out the cold and drafty air. It comes all the way up to this nice, stand up zip through collar. So it gives you nice protection around the neck, a nice comfortable fit and you have got some good materials lining the inside of that collar as well to keep it comfortable and keep it secure. So a nice system in play up top there.
We do have a few pockets on the jacket. We have got kind of some standard hoody style pockets, so just open pockets you can slide your hands into. There is a nice lining on the inside of those pockets. So you have got a little bit of insulation there as well, but just simple kind of tuck away pockets there.
On the inside we do have a pocket, so on the left side we have got a nice insulated inside pocket, so you have got room to store some gear on the inside of that jacket as well, a nice pocket on the inside there.
At the top of the jacket we have a full hood as the name suggests. So you have got a really nice insulated hood that gives you really ample coverage and has actually got kind of an extended and shaped brim here. So you have got a little bit of shaping there, a little bit of style added in and you get really good protection if you needed to zipping that hood all the way up. So a really good piece for those chilly days if you are not wearing a hat you can make sure your head stays nice and warm, but you have got a really good fit on the hood, really good shaping as well.
There is no real adjustability with it, but it does fit very well and it is not too tight, so it gives you good room to move around and kind of good visibility as well.
The fit is a fairly regular fit. Because of that insulation it does fit a little more tight than some of the other Better Sweater garments, so keep that in mind when sizing with the Insulated Better Sweater, but it is normal, you know, I have got a medium on right now and it fits pretty well. I have got enough room to layer a light layer underneath, but with that insulation and that, you know, sweater material I don't see needing much more under the jacket and you could easily layer a weather proof shell, whether that is a lightweight soft shell or a rain jacket over top, so a really nice system there.
You have got nice flat lock seams and good construction all the way around to enhance that fit and enhance the durability of the jacket.
So there you have it. It is the Patagonia Insulated Better Sweater Hoody. It is a great, warm, versatile piece that is responsibly made, great for any backcountry or urban adventure.