Patagonia Performance Better Sweater 1/4 Zip - Men's 5053-214

Patagonia Performance Better Sweater 1/4 Zip - Men's

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The performance version of a true classic, sort of like the dance mix of a favourite song. It combines polyester knitted fleece and supple stretch fleece to create the perfect mix of lightweight warmth and motion-friendly utility. The sweater knit exterior hides a soft brushed interior that's warm for the weight. Flat seam construction won't chafe when worn with a pack, and the chest pocket is earbud-compatible so you can soundtrack the approach hike.

  • Body and sleeves are made of sweater knit fleece with a cozy brushed interior.
  • Gusseted underarm and side panels are made of warm Polartec® Power Stretch® fleece that gives you huge range of motion.
  • Flat seam construction reduces bulk and banishes chafing.
  • Tall collar and 1/4 length zip provide warmth but can be unzipped for venting when you're working hard.
  • Raglan sleeves are comfortable under pack straps.
  • Zippered chest pocket has a cord port to keep the tunes flowing.
  • Elasticized cuffs and hem seal in warmth.

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Ideal for
  • Camping and hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Snowsports
  • Mid-layer
  • Fleece
Fabric weight

Measured in grams per square metre (gsm). The larger the number, the heavier and thicker the garment.

Technology Polartec Power Stretch
Fabric content 100% polyester
Secondary fabric
  • 86% polyester
  • 14% spandex
Pockets 1 external chest with cord port

A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.

Length Hip-length
Durable water repellency

Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.

Antimicrobial treatment

A treatment that inhibits bacteria growth and reduces odour.

Made in Thailand