Last Updated – May 5, 2021
Patagonia is a world-famous name in the market of the down sweater, a segment that is now bursting at the seams with multiple entries. The last time we used this specific model, we were in the San Juan mountains, where it is very chilly and where a good down jacket is an absolute must-have. It is with this experience that we decided to bring you the Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie review– just for you. Incidentally, we used the Feather Gray color variant in case you were curious.
Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie Review: Why use it
The Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie is an excellent example of what modern technology can do with an age-old foe: inclement weather. Two of the down sweater’s main factors are its lightweight nature and comfortable warmth. While it has a more expensive sibling- the Patagonia Ultralight- it is slightly warmer, as far as our experience is concerned.
This version of the Patagonia Down has a hoodie which is uniformly easy to use and offers a complete range of functionalities without bothering us with too many extraneous features.
The material is fairly windproof and can be worn even when skiing. What we liked the most about this jacket is that it has a better warmth-to-weight ratio than many other competitors. In this regard, this is probably the best down jacket there is.
- Regular Fit
- Durable shell fabric is made of 100% recycled polyester ripstop treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- 800-fill-power Traceable Down (800-fill-power goose down from geese traced from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure the birds that supply it are not force-fed or live-plucked, as certified by NSF, an independent third party)
- Contoured fit has a longer-length hem
- Shell: 1.4-oz 20x30-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Lining: 1.5-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a DWR finish. Insulation: 800-fill-power Traceable Down (800-fill-power goose down from geese traced from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure the birds that supply it are not force-fed or live-plucked, as certified by NSF, an independent third party)
Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie: Things We Like
The Patagonia Down Sweater with Hoodie is something that can be worn not only in the coldest of climates, it can also be worn in slightly warmer climes. Patagonia seems to have paid extra attention to the sweater’s features: we were as smitten by the hood drawcord as we were by the very comfortable and very snug fleece-lined chin guard. Both of these are value-added factors of the wearable.
The material used is also soft and extremely comfortable. The details, like we said, are well attended to; for example, the zipper’s top part has a small layer of fleece so that even if it blows into your face, you will not feel uncomfortable. We also enjoyed the DWR coating which is pretty capable of shedding any accumulation of snow or rain without feeling out of place.
The fit and finish of the Patagonia Hoodie are outstanding; these are areas in which the company usually does exceptionally well in any case. The cuffs are well-designed and will suit even those users who have smaller wrists. Even while wearing gloves, we used to love wearing this model. Weighing in at 14.60 oz. (413 g), this is one jacket which is eminently portable while not losing any of its warmth.
Regardless of the make of the Down Sweater- vest, hoodless or Hoodie- you will fall in love with the make and model. Overall, with the jacket making a style statement of its own and with the 800-fill down warmth, this is one of the best options that one can possibly have.
Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie: Things We Don’t Like
There are not too many things to dislike about the down sweater really. It might be very pricey for some users, that is for sure. Also, unlike many comparable models, this one does not use hydrophobic down, something that may irritate certain discerning users. It is also a bit heavier than many comparable and similar sweaters. However, when compared with the great benefits it offers, these one look like minor afterthoughts.
Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie Review: Final Conclusion
As far as the Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie Review is concerned, the model is the best such wearable that money can currently buy. It is also an example of how good features can improve the quality of the sweater without compromising the price factor. This is one of the most stylish down jackets/down sweaters and is still going strong for us even so many years after use. We recommend that when you go out in the wild next time, you must use this Patagonia product.