Patagonia Women's Down Sweater

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Patagonia Down Sweater
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Color: Tobago Blue
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Patagonia Down Sweater -

The Patagonia Women’s Down Sweater is actually not a sweater at all. It’s actually a super warm insulated jacket. Those crazy Patagonia Outerwear folks must be losing their minds. At least they are good at making premium 800-fill-power goose down insulated women’s jackets. I wonder if calling it a down sweater when its actually a Superlight, windproof and water-resistant shell is false advertising? Someone should call Patagonia out. It could be a showdown. There could be gunslingers involved. No real guns though, just water pistols.

- Some of the Patagonia Down Sweaters for Fall 2011 are made with non-recycled fabric. If you receive a non-recycled version of a Down Sweater, the fabric color may vary slightly from the images seen here. Sorry about all of it, and please don't hate us.

FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Down Sweater.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Women's Down Sweater.

Lining and Layers:

  • Regular fit allows for layering and freedom of movement.

Fabric:

  • Details include quilted-through construction, lightweight coiled zippers throughout, nylon-bound cuffs and drawcord hem
  • Quilted construction stabilizes the high-quality down
  • Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal in warmth, seal out drafts

Insulation:

  • Premium European 800-fill-power goose down insulation is extremely warm, lightweight and compressible

Weather and Wind:

  • Two handwarmer pockets with Deluge DWR-coated zippers
  • Ripstop polyester shell is tear-resistant and windproof; Deluge® water-repellent finish causes snow and rain to bead up and roll off
  • Superlight, windproof shell fabric with high tear-strength has a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish

Zippers:

  • One zippered inside stretch-mesh pocket doubles as a stuff sack and has a carabiner clip-in loop.

Manufactured:

  • Import.
  • Made in Bangladesh.

Features:

  • Avg. wt. 12.1 oz.
  • 320g (11.3oz)
  • Recyclable through the Patagonia Common Threads Recycling Program.
USOutdoor.com
If the leaves are turning yellow, the breeze starts to bite, and your out and about nonetheless -- what better way to stay cozy then with Patagonia's Down Sweater. For those unmerciful seasonal cold chill gusts, the Down Sweater counters with high tear-strength 100 percent recycled polyester further reinforced with Patagonia's Deluge DWR finish. So while the elements are stopped dead in their tracks, the Patagonia Down Sweater continues multitasking with 800-fill European goose down insulation stabilized with quilted stitching that maximizes the lightweight thermal capacity. Still, the breeze has many tricks and with nylon-bound elastic cuffs, you can rest assured that you won't have a surprise wind draft getting into your business. So as the seasons shift hits, you're free to enjoy its bliss.

Christy Sports

Patagonia Down Sweater - Women's: The Down Sweater is an ultralight, windproof and toasty warm, the Special Edition Down Sweater.  Highly-compressible 800-fill power down with a water-repellent 100% nylon shell that's lighter and stronger than the original; ideal as outerwear or a midlayer on the coldest days.  A great piece to keep in the pack on long cold walks.  A go to sweater when the elements are trying to keep you down.

Ultralightweight 100% nylon 10-denier shell fabric with a polyurethane dry coating has excellent water repellency.
Quilted construction stabilizes 800-fill-power premium European goose down.
Two zippered handwarmer pockets with Deluge® DWR-coated zippers.
Internal zippered stretch mesh self-stuff pocket with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop.
Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal out drafts.
Shell: 0.85-oz 10-denier Pertex® Endurance fabric 100% nylon ripstop with a polyurethane dry coat. Insulation: 800-fill-power premium European goose down.
286 g (10.1 oz)


Berg's Ski Shop
Patagonia's Down Sweater is the jacket you see around town. You've admired it on your friends. Water resistant, 100% Polyester shell, high quality 800 fill down, great colors. 12.1 oz means you hardly know you're wearing the jacket, but can feel its warmth. Patagonia didn't skimp on the details; zippered hand warmer pockets, interior pockets and elastic cuffs and hem drawcord keep the heat in. Wear it around town, climbing, hiking, skiing. As an outer shell on cool days, or midlayer on frigid ones. The Down Sweater from Patagonia will become a day to day staple that you won't leave home without.
Campmor
Lightweight and windproof, the Patagonia Women's Down Sweater is warm, highly compressible down insulation and can be worn as a midlayer or outerwear in cold climates. Springtime shaded belays at the Creek, predawn starts in the Canadian Rockies and hut tours in the High Sierra - anyplace brisk, the Patagonia Down Sweater delivers minimal weight, superb compressibility and high-loft warmth. The ripstop shell with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish does more than look sharp; it's tear-resistant and windproof.

Appalachain Outdoors
Don't think because you have goose feathers and have a super light weight jacket that you can just fly away. The new women's Down Sweater is the ultimate comfort jacket. Whether you are in the shade of the temperatures are dropping in late fall; Patagonia wants to keep you in total comfort with this down sweater.
Evo
Environmentally friendly with a super clean design, Patagonia hit a home run with the Down Sweater! The Patagonia Down Sweater is ultra light, windproof and super toasty. Cover all the bases when the temps drop with this jacket; it's suitable as an insulating layer or an outer layer.

Denali

Prepare to face any cold, biting wind head-on in the Patagonia Down Sweater. Extremely light and far from cumbersome, this windproof jacket seals in heat and provides a warm retreat from the harsh elements of winter. The 100% polyester ripstop material tear-resistant, snow-shedding and windproof, keeping the user in good spirits on even the most dismal days. The Deluge DWR finish protects in light showers and the 800-fill European goose down offers super compressible warmth. Along with the primary focus, this sweater includes zippered exterior and interior pockets, drawcord hem and elastic cuffs to eliminate any exposure to wind and cold. Ideal as a midlayer or as outerwear in chilly climates.


Rocky Mountain Trail

Lightweight, windproof and toasty warm, the Down Sweater is highly compressible insulation with a 100% recycled polyester shell; ideal as outerwear or a midlayer on the coldest days.
For days when your breath freezes as you sort the rack, our Down Sweater delivers featherweight, superbly compressible warmth. The 100% polyester ripstop shell on this down jacket does more than look sharp; it’s tear-resistant, snow-shedding and windproof. Details include top-quality 800-fill-power goose down, a quilted-through construction, two exterior zippered pockets and a stretch-mesh interior chest pocket that doubles as a zippered stuffsack with a carabiner clip-in loop. Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal in warmth, and the Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds moisture.


Rock/Creek Outfitters

There's much to see 14,000 feet up at the Chasm View bivy: a vertigo-inducing panorama of the Diamond and alpenglow over the Rockies. There's also chilly air in any season, and that's where the Women's Down Sweater by Patagonia comes in. It delivers minimal weight, superb compressibility and high-loft warmth. The ripstop shell with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish does more than look sharp: it's tear-resistant and windproof and made from 100% recycled polyester. Details include top-quality 800-fill-power goose down, an updated fit and styling, quilted-through construction, two exterior zippered pockets and a stretch-mesh interior chest pocket that doubles as a zippered stuff sack with carabiner clip-in loop.


Backcountry Edge (closeout)

The Patagonia Women’s Down Sweater utilizes featherweight 800 fill-power goose down to deliver reliable warmth for everything from backpacking to climbing to around town use. A durable water repellent finish offers weather-resistance.


REI

Frosty mornings, crisp evenings and brisk mountain air all suit the Patagonia Down sweater well. Ultralight, windproof and toasty warm, it's ideal as a mid layer or as outerwear in chilly climates.

Imported.


Campsaver.com

Ultralight, windproof and toasty warm, the Down Sweater is highly compressible insulation with a 100% recycled polyester shell; ideal as a midlayer or as outerwear in chilly climates.


Half-Moon Outfitters
Superlight, windproof shell has high tear-strength and is treated with a Deluge® DWR finish
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Activity:Multisport
Back length:Hip-length
Back length (in.):25 inches
Clothing Fit:Regular Fit
External pockets:two handwarmers with Deluge DWR-coated zippers
Fabric:Polyester / polyester blend
Fabrics/Materials:Shell and lining
Fit:Regular Fit
Garment Fit:Regular Fit
Hood:No
Insulated:Yes
Insulation:800-fill-power premium European goose down
Insulation Material:Goose Down
Insulation Type:Down
Internal pocket:one zippered stretch-mesh that doubles as a stuff sack with carabiner clip-in loop
Item Weight:11.3 oz
Lining :800-fill-power premium European goose down
Material :Shell and lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% all-recycled polyester mini-ripstop with Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Number of Pockets:3
Other:Packs into Inside Pocket
Pockets:Two Zippered Handwarmer Pockets; One Interior Zippered Stretch Mesh Pocket Which Doubles as Stuff Sack and Has Carabiner Clip-In Loop
Quilted construction:stabilizes 800-fill-power premium European goose down
Recommended Use:Hiking/Backpacking/Skiing/Climbing
Shell Material:100% Recycled Polyester
Shell and lining:1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulation
Shell fabric:Ripstop polyester
Snowskirt :No
Technologies:[eFibers, Deluge DWR]
Type:Insulated Jacket
Ventilation :No
Warranty:Limited Lifetime
Waterproof:No
Waterproofing :No
Weight:320 g (11.3 oz)
Windproof:Yes
Zip-In :No
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Patagonia Down Sweater Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

warm and light

i have been looking for a down jacket that is warm and does not make me too much like a michelin man since i am 5'1 and 150# and also top heavy. this jacket fits the criteria the best of all the different down jackets that i have tried on. the jacket is light and does pack into itself into a little ball, which i find is good for traveling. usually, i have problems finding patagonia jackets that fits my shape since most of the sleeves are too long. if u are petite like me, this jacket is a good one to try. length-wise in sleeves and torso are very petite-friendly :) yes, the feathers does start to come out almost immediately. in my case, the second day and continues to come out but i love this jacket. i got a second one already for myself and bought my mom the longer version. the sizes for this jacket runs a bit big since i am not normally a medium but that is what i fitted into (nice feeling for the psyche ;) i also recently took this jacket with me as a layering jacket (to be used under snow shell jacket) for a recent trip to beijing and harbin, china (a little south of the siberian plains) in january that had minus 30 degree weather. and i got away with just wearing a pair of wool thermals, t-shirt, fleece jacket under this down jacket in the daytime in harbin (except for the times that the wind blew since this jacket is not wind-resistant) and i am from sunny california (silicon valley to be exact) so i am not used to cold, freezing weather. this down jacket is thin enough that you can wear multiple layers under it without looking like a stuff sausage and layer over it without feeling uncomfortable. this jacket is very versatile. i have worn it in 40 degree weather to minus 30 degree weather and still felt warm and comfortable. another good thing that i have found with this jacket is that u can wash it in the washing machine in cold water in delicate cycle and dry it in the low heat cycle for 30 minutes but u do lose the "newness" shine of the jacket and it does smell a little like a wet duck but then it is made with down ;)
smileycloudz at Patagonia on 02/26/2010

Love it!

I looooove this jacket. I bought it for myself as a birthday present to use for travel and backpacking. I wanted a jacket that was warm enough for cool fall evenings and that packed down small. I was sick of trying to carry a bulky fleece in my pack.

I am so happy with my purchase. It squishes down to the size of a grapefruit and weighs next to nothing. Plus it's warm. I use it for backpacking and when I'm traveling, I can fit it in my carry-on purse. I'll even use it as a pillow on the plane.

Warmth-wise, it's perfect for fall and spring and even colder days if you have a warm sweater and a water-proof shell to layer over it. I wouldn't wear it in the depths of winter, but I wore it on a backpacking trip where the temp got down to around the freezing mark and I was happy.

This jacket is light enough that I've been known to wear it to keep warm in my freezing house. I'll even sleep in it.

Style-wise, well, it is a little lacking. The arms look a little Michelin-man and are weirdly over-sized in the upper-arm area, but when you're layering a bunch of stuff, you end up being thankful for the extra room.
reluctantcamper at REI on 10/10/2009

Good Quality

This is one of my favorite jackets. I also bought the vest which has the same fit as the jacket but does get a little more fitted around the waist. I wear them year round. I could not give it 5 stars for two reasons. One is that the drawcord to tighten up the lower part of the jacket is on one side only. It should have one on each side to get a more fitted look. The other is really only because of the way it fits ME. I have large shoulders & D size breasts. Kind of like an 8 bottom & 12 top. The medium in the jacket fits me perfect around the midsection but is constricting around the top so I went to a large. Although the jacket is not the most flattering for me b/c it is big around the waist I still love the way it feels. I have always understood that Patagonia makes their clothing gear toward a rock climbers body. Small up top, narrow waist & larger hips. So knowing that I usually only buy certain jackets, shorts or fleece pants. The watergirl series tends to fit me better. You'll have this jacket forever and it is worth the money. Do not buy a knockoff like a Land's end, it will not fare the same quality.
skiwindjunkie at Patagonia on 02/09/2010

LOVE!

I love everything that I get from Patagonia, and this jacket in the fennel color is no exception! It is fitted enough to be flattering and just puffy enough to be super toasty. I never thought I would wear a jacket in the house, but this one I don't want to take off :) The first day I wore it, the first time I was out of the house I had two different women stop me and tell me how beautiful this jacket is. I have coveted this jacket since last year and finally pulled the trigger to get it. I am so glad I did! My sister and I have been super competitive since birth, and when she saw me in it, she asked if she could get a matching one. That says a lot if you have sisters like us :) That was the best compliment I could get! This jacket is super squishy and super light but warm at the same time. I am already looking at a different color for my next one. The size was true to size. I am 5'4" and 130 and got a medium. I could have gotten a small, but the med fits great! It is totally windproof which is fantastic! The colors in this line are all gorgeous! You won't be disappointed.
kbrossa at Patagonia on 12/31/2011

Great for travel!

I live in Hawaii so a down coat is not something I've owned for decades. However, I travel a lot and will be going to colder temps this winter.
I would give this 5 stars except for the length. After wearing this coat in Vegas (50 degrees) over a t-shirt and in Utah (25 degrees) over 2 layers of wool, I found it to be very versatile. But just about 3-4" too short. I found I had to keep tugging the coat down while sitting and always had to shift things around when I stood up.
Also - it's not a jacket you can layer under too much. For me, I went with a Med. as it fit me best with 1 light layer underneath. I can't wear an R2 under it (too tight in the arms). So I made the sacrifice - M for nice fit with little layering under. Large was just too big and allowed too much air to get in without heavy layers.
I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. So I'm not heavy, skinny or super tall. I think this would be a 5 star if there were just a few more inches at the bottom. Otherwise - it's great for travel, light, packs up well and kept this Hawaii girl toasty inside and out!
DeniseVR at Patagonia on 11/26/2009

One of the best pieces of clothing ever

I'm 5'4 135 pounds 36C and the small fits perfect -- a long sleeve shirt fits under comfortably. The down sweater also fits really nicely under a variety of coats. The sleeves are a little long, but I have short arms (sleeves fully extended covers most of my hand). It's not a problem b/c they tuck under on themselves nicely and lay flat. This is seriously one of the best garments ever! It's so light, soft, comfortable, and warm. I don't want to take it off. The cut is super flattering (please don't change it!!) -- slimming and sleek. I got the natural color, which is a beautiful vanilla color. It's unusual and flattering. The only problem is you can definitely see the feathers through the material. At a distance you can't tell, but up close the dark feathers look a bit like faint muddy splotches. My first reaction was I needed to exchange it for a different color b/c of the feathers showing through thing, but I think I just have to deal with it b/c I love color so much (and I don't love any of the other colors). If the dark feathers didn't show through this would be the perfect piece of clothing.
auntieo at Patagonia on 11/24/2010

Perfect Scooter/School Companion

I live in NorCal where the weather dips down into the 20s in the winter at night but the days rarely fall below the 40s. Being a student who rides a scooter though, it's pretty freakin' cold at 7am. This is the best piece of down outerwear I've found - it's warm, windproof, and light. I have other down jackets but they're too heavy or bulky and layering is rarely an option. With the Down Sweater, I can wear just a t-shirt or a fleece or a sweater and baselayer and ride around in comfy toastiness. It's especially great that this jacket packs so small so I can stuff it in my backpack when it's too warm. AND this is the first item I've had that packs into its own pocket that doesn't take 20 minutes and planning to get it in there! I got the white one first and will admit that I thought it was a little boxy, but it has so many comfort possibilities that I ended up buying the cherry colored one, too, just in case I needed a backup. Totally for the person who loves the warmth of down but not a heavy jacket! DO IT! :)
Birdini at REI on 11/11/2011

Fits us big girls, too!

THANK YOU, PATAGONIA, FOR MAKING CLOTHING FOR BIG GIRLS THAT ACTUALLY FITS! I'm 5'8" and 210. I think most manufacturers believe that large people sit around in front of their computers and televisions, eating chips and drinking soda...so not true. WE NEED OUTDOOR CLOTHING THAT FITS US AS WELL AS SLIM PEOPLE! This is the third or fourth item I've bought from Patagonia that I've been tickled pink about. The XL arms are a little long for me, but I have short arms to begin with. The hemline is a little snug, but that's normal for me, as well. Otherwise, the fit is roomy enough for me to wear a sweater or fleece underneath. I have no problems zipping it, and I like the fact that I don't feel like a Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon! As for performance, the temps last night were in the low 20s, so I wore a fleece underneath. My husband and I went for a short walk and I ended up being a little too warm. Can't wait to take this camping!!! Totally worth the money - GO GET ONE NOW!!!
PrettyChikin at REI on 11/11/2011

Sweet, warm, and light

The first year I saw these, I passed on them because they were so light that they didn't seem warm, and looked like the Michelin kid. The second year I picked one up just to see what the hype was about. Yes, it is really, really warm. I was amazed at how seemingly so little down can be so warm. The "thick bicep" look does go away a little as you wear it - I think it's due to the crease line on the fabric going away. Recently washed it with the Down Wash by hand, and dried in the dryer with tennis balls. Kind of wish I didn't dry it with tennis balls, because it got beat up a little and are losing down a lot faster than they were before. I would just dry it and fluff it by hand, like you would with duvet comforters.
Just for the record, I do like the high loft down sweater better for the fit - the length is longer, and the cut is closer to the body. Didn't like the wider quilting though.
Sammie at Patagonia on 02/02/2012

Puffy...

Its a down jacket. It is supposed to be puffy. And the thickness of the puff is great. Warm and cozy, but not pillow-worthy. The green color is super bright and nice. Its extremely light and seems like it would hold up well. The problem is the cut is just too wide. The upper arms are suitable for steroidal body builders. This isn't too bad once the crease falls out a bit, and could be a big perk if you want to do some heavy duty layering and still have full movement. Really, this fits as it says. "Regular fit." I just wish they would make it a slim fit cut instead. I really wanted to love this jacket and wear it every day all winter long. But I don't like the look of it. (Also note, with a size D, I think the puffiness is especially unflattering. Might not be a problem with less up top.) So if you don't mind looking fluffy, then you'll love this jacket. I'm going to try my luck with the slim fit down sweater vest.
gearhead82 at Patagonia on 10/14/2009

Negative Reviews:

Definitely just a sweater

I ordered this "coat" online and knew as soon as I opened the package it would be going back. This is a very light coat and I can't imagine it would even keep me warm in 50 degree weather. I am 5'0" and 98 pounds and wear an xs in just about everything. This coat is huge for the size! The sleeves are about 2 inches too long and I could fit at least three thick sweaters or sweatshirts under this coat. I ordered the blue and it is a really pretty color but that is about the only good thing I have to say about it. This light coat is definitely not worth the [$] price tag.
ontherocks1 at REI on 02/02/2012

W down Sweater

I like the down sweater very much but not the off white color because the off white fabric is translucent and since the inside lining color is gray, you can see the down which gives an overall mottled appearance of the sweater. I asked many people what they thought and none liked it. One person thought it looked grungy. To me it looks like it is dirty. I have seen older versions of the off white sweater and the color looked more opaque and solid. If you change the appearance, I would buy it but I will probably look at other brands at this moment.
Bobbe at Patagonia on 02/21/2012

Sadly, I will have to return this one.

I don't usually take the time to write reviews as I am a busy mom of three. However, I will have to return this jacket. I got the creme/white color and the material is so thin that you can see the feathers through it. It looks like it is dirty and a cheap jacket. Also, I have lost a few feathers so I am concerned about the quality. The fit was just right though, slimming but also warm. However, regardless of the the nice fit because of it's cheap appearance it will have to go back.
jjoe at Patagonia on 10/14/2012

Not happy with Women's Down Sweater

I returned the Women's Down Sweater. This was a gift for my mom, and she wasn't happy with it. The down filling showed through the shell covering (many of the feathers were dark); also, my mom thought this piece of clothing is too short - she's not that tall (5'4"). This sweater should come down further on the hips. Also, the sleeves were too wide - not form-fitting enough, so the entire sweater looked too blocky.
Benito at Patagonia on 03/03/2012

feathers show through

LOVE the (black) down sweater vest. Disappointed in the sheerness of the (Bougainvillea - pink) down sweater I just ordered. The feathers (white and brown) can be seen through the fabric. Love the color, but I think it looks odd to see feathers through the fabric. The inside lining color appears to be dark enough to hide the feathers, maybe that's closer to the magenta color offering.
Dextermom at Patagonia on 02/02/2012

Very Disappointing

I bought this coat and absolutely loved it until it started losing feathers. That happened almost immediately so I took it back and got a second one. This one is losing feathers at a much quicker rate than the first one so I guess it's going back too. I love the idea of the coat. It's lightweight and warm, but at this rate it won't last long.
Anonymous at Patagonia on 01/10/2011

Not Natural!

It's a great light jacket. Love it! BUT I ordered it in Natural and the color is awful! Light yellowish and you can see all the dark feathers through it! Not a good color at all, I thought it was going to be more of an oatmeal color. It's a nasty looking color. Great Jacket just don't get that color!
outdoorgirl2 at Patagonia on 05/20/2011

White Not Right

Followed washing instructions. Down lumped and shows through the white fabric...looks dirty grey. I have a green and a blue jacket that are great. I love these jackets. The white fabric is too thin and down shows through. Remove washing instructions and say dry clean only. White jacket is not recommended unless heavier fabric is used.
Down lover at REI on 04/04/2012

down sweater

Xtra small was to large for me. Patagonia needs to offer smaller somen sizes, XXS and make products that are more tapered and form fitting. This sweater is boxy and unisex in appearance. I will be returning both the down sweater and the ultralight weight hoody.
kahala at Patagonia on 01/09/2012

Disappointed

Disappointed in the Mango women's down sweater.
The shell is too thin and you can see thru it.
It always looks dirty b/c you can see the down feathers. I have had numerous friends ask me if it is a mistake or is my jacket dirty.
Bummer
Jmveteto at Patagonia on 02/25/2012

Neutral Reviews:

the good news and the bad news

This jacket looked perfect at first! It is a good thickness and weight. The size small I ordered is PERFECT in the sleeves and around the waist but it is a few inches too short in front. And I am not a tall girl- I am 5'3", 125 lbs, 34C. The back of the coat is longer and if the whole thing was that length it would have been perfect. I am going to try and return it for the medium but I'm concerned that it will be too long in the sleeves and too big around.
ColoradoGrl at Patagonia on 04/28/2013

major gripe - too short

I love this down sweater and the Fiona but my major gripe is I want one just like the down sweater only about 26-30 inches long. Ran into four people this weekend with the down sweater and everybody said the same thing TOO SHORT, WISH IT WAS LONGER! Patagonia, please listen to me and make a longer one. Ralph has a great one but I want Patagonia. When I talk to clerks in the stores and tell them what I want they say YOU AND EVERYBODY ELSE but don't have it.
Jojojojo at Patagonia on 11/29/2013

didn't fit me

I have been looking for a iight-weight down jacket or coat and when this went on sale I ordered one. Although it was well constructed and warm, the small did not fit me, it was too wide (boxy) and short through the body. I am 5'8", 120 lbs and long through the waist and this was fitted for a shorter stockier person. It didn't work for me so I returned it. I wish more of Patagonia's tops were longer and narrower through the body to fit me.
Kren at Patagonia on 02/26/2012

Sleeves way too long

The jacket is lightweight and very cute, but the sleeves are at least 4 inches too long (my arms are normal length). The jacket is also bulky around the shoulders. I called Patagonia to see if I should exchange the Small for an Extra Small. The sleeves on the XS are only 1 inch shorter. My husband had the same problem with a men's version of this jacket. We will have to return them.
BocaDeb at Patagonia on 08/25/2012

High tear-strength not really all that high

I loved this jacket for three weeks until a dog jumped on me and ripped the fabric. I would not recommend getting this jacket if you were in danger of encountering anything that could snag it, perhaps rough tree bark on a cross-country trail, or anything with sharp edges. In safe environments, it's a winner. I wish I lived in such an environment.
mjrivers5 at Patagonia on 01/30/2012

a sheepish complaint

I love patagonia's gear and have wanted one of these for years. But I have been really disappointed in the ripstop shell. I have little puffs of down coming out in all kinds of places and I have only used the jacket casually. I bought it for backpacking and climbing, but I'm just not pleased with the shell.
seki at REI on 02/02/2012

Fragile

The jacket tore at the bottom seam 3 days after puchase. I'm a big girl so it never really fit right, very tight across the chest. If you have a large chest try it on before you buy it. I wear a 14 and could barely zip up the XL. Very nice for people with thinner frames.
Cholie at REI on 11/11/2011

More of a fashion statement

Used this on an 8 day backpack trip in the sierras. Jacket fits great and definitely stylish but not as warm as I would have expected. Used it over baselayer and fleece and was still cold. Upon returning it to store was told by sales staff that jacket is more for fashion statement than warmth.
sierradreaming at REI on 09/09/2010

love it with reservations

I absolutely love the style and weight of the down sweater but have been disappointed that the feathers have had a tendency to poke through the fabric, leaving a hole if you try to pull them out or if you try to poke them back in which is hard to do
Anonymous at Patagonia on 01/24/2011

Do not buy white!

I feel bad giving this jacket only 3 stars, because I love most everything about it, except that I bought white. The down shows through and makes the jacket look dirty and mottled. I am returning it for a different color ( which will most likely get 5 stars!
Anonymous at Patagonia on 01/23/2011