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Patagonia Down Sweater Vest Reviews

40 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

36 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/25/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

You would never guess that a vest this cute and lightweight could be as warm as it is. The truly amazing part is that, while it's toasty, it's never too hot. I can wear it around the house, in the car, & running errands and forget I have it on. I have this item in a medium, and can easily fit a thin fleece underneath, & it still fits nicely under a shell without being too bulky. (I'm 5'4", 145 lbs.) The absolute best piece of down clothing I've ever owned. Pricey, but definitely worth every penny.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/30/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Had to return it-- poor quality feathers everywhere. Expected more from Patagonia and for the money.

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2011

Kitty B

from Pacific Palisades

I ordered 10 black down vests to try them out and this was the most flattering, however, it also was the thinnest and the shortest. I live in LA, so warmth is not the most important thing, but even with our mild climate this vest doesn't provide much on its own. Nice mesh inner zip pocket. The edging around the arm holes is an elastic band, which gives a cleaner look but is perhaps not for everyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2011

Kaila

 

Very comfy vest! Love it. Definitely looks a little different on the model. I ordered a size XS and it fits perfectly. I am 5'4”, 120 lbs, 32 DD. The zipper does not even pull in the chest area (something I struggle with). It is form fitting without being too loose. Definitely small enough to wear under a jacket, and perfect to wear over a cute sweatshirt or long sleeve shirt. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2011

Anonymous

from New Mexico

I'd been looking for a thin, down fitted vest for a couple of years to no avail. I wanted to wear it under a coat on very cold days or over a long-sleeved shirt on slightly cooler days. I keep an eye on Patagonia and like their products and quality, but colors are not always appealing. I like black because it is neutral for my needs and I happened on this one on Zappos. It is perfect. I am an active, evenly proportioned woman 5'5 and 118 pounds and bought the XS. I've purchased from Zappos before. Their service is outstanding.

Brands I'd also recommend: Athleta, Royal Robbins

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2011

Christine B

from Maine

I am in love with this vest! The fit is snug and very flattering. It provides instant warmth without being bulky. If it is like all my other Patagonia pieces, it will be extremely durable. Great job!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2011

Kate

from San Francisco, CA

Love, love, LOVE! Had an older Patagonia down vest, decided to upgrade to this one as the "sweater" version fits much better. Fits close to the body - manages to be flattering despite being a puffer vest. Also longer length than the previous version, which provides better coverage. I have not had any problems with excessive feathers coming out as another reviewer mentioned. I am a HUGE fan of this product - will be wearing it as an outdoor staple. Perfect for spring/fall (or even a warm winter day) outer layer in San Francisco weather.

Brands I'd also recommend: Arc'Teryx, Mountain Hardwear, North Face

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love the vest. I think it runs a bit on the small side. If you are between sizes, order up!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2011

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

I bought this vest for my mother, thinking a small would fit. I exchanged it for a medium. Runs small but is a great warmth for the core.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Seattle

Great fitted vest! It's light and warm, packs into a little zip pocket. Now I want the jacket version.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

Smaller than I would have expected, but fits just right. I'm petite: five feet tall, 105 lbs. I wish it were a just tad larger -- but a size up would be too much. I'm keeping it. It's warm when it's cold outside, but not too warm when it's warmer outside. I love that it's so lightweight!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

Nice vest. Runs a little short, as seen on the model. Feathers inside can shift after washing/drying the item, so it looses it's shape.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 16, 2011

Emily 9

from San Francisco, CA

Great vest that fits under jackets. However, it is thinner than I expected. It's a medium to light thickness more suitable for spring. The lines are flattering.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 30, 2010

Anonymous

from baltimore

Had to return it-- poor quality feathers everywhere. Expected more from Patagonia and for the money.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Missoula Montana

This is my 2nd Patagonia down sweater vest. I live in my first one, and needed a "going to town" vest. I also bought one for my husband. They are light, yet warm. I wear mine golfing, skiing, to football games, running errands and around the house.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2012

Erin

from Durango, co

It's super light, but warm. The perfect 4 season layer in Colorado. I've hardly taken it off since I got it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2014

Anonymous

from N. FL

I love this vest. It looks just like the picture. I got the XS which was true to size. The vest is very well made. It is a little short. However, that is fine since I am short (5'3"), The Zappos rep was very helpful, with size, color, etc. The item arrived in a day or 2 - amazingly fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

This is a beautiful, top quality vest. I feel it runs small. I ordered an xl to wear over layers. I wear a size 12-14 in street clothes and have a large bust. the color is true to the photo.

Brands I'd also recommend: Arcteryx

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 18, 2014

Alisa T

from South Jersey

Overall this is a very nice vest but nowhere in the description does it say that the lining is yellow! You can't see the lining when it is completely zipped up though. The leaden blue is a beautiful color but I wish that it had a different color in the lining to accentuate it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2014

Anonymous

 

This is the perfect weight and great style. I received this the day before Thanksgiving and have worn it almost every day since, except the recent Arctic temperatures. It's warmth without bulk; just order it already,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Great fit, very warm & comfortable. Also easy to travel with as it is quite light and does not take up much space.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2013

Anonymous

from menlo park, ca

Great vest. Lightweight but warm. I'm 5'4" and 116 lbs, 34A, and the xs fits perfect with room for a light layer underneath. could easily wear a jacket over the vest for added warmth. Zappos price is competitive but it was the fast shipping that sold me since I needed this quickly for a trip to the sierras.

Brands I'd also recommend: northface, mountain gear

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Naperville, IL

I love this vest! It fits perfect. Some other brands (North Face for one) are cut too big through the midriff area for me. This one is very flattering - not too puffy but still warm and toasty. I first ordered the white but returned it for the reasons many others indicated: the down showed through the fabric which made it look dirty. So I exchanged it for the same style in black. It runs true to size - I am 5'4", 150 lbs but am smaller through my upper body. The Medium fits nice for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I LOVE this vest! I had been wanting one for awhile and though its pricey its 100% worth it. It folds up really small so easy for traveling and is super warm! I am 5'5" and weigh about 130 and ordered a size small which is perfect for me. I would perhaps consider a medium if you know you want to wear a sweatshirt underneath and stuff then maybe you would want to go up one size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought this vest before and loved it enough to purchase it in another color, but beware this color is see-through. You can see the down through the parka material. It looks like it's stained all over.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Grand Junction, Co.

I love this vest. I needed a light layer over my Icebreaker sweater when my down jacket was too much for snow shoeing. When it is cold it really helps under my coat. It is great around town for just a little warmth. Packs small for travel or in a pack. Size seems to be true. As always I love how fast Zappos gets it here!

Brands I'd also recommend: Isis, North Face, Marmot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2013

Cs

from Pennsylvania

This is my very favorite winter piece!!! Light enough to layer under a jacket, but warm enough to wear on its own. Love it, and wear it every day!

Brands I'd also recommend: arcteryx

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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