The Patagonia Down Sweater is a classic narrow baffled down jacket ideal for casual wear and less technical outdoor use. The whole range features recycled polyester shell fabric with a DWR finish and either recycled or fully certified down. Patagonia have been adding to this range so that there are now 5 different models. Here’s a run down of what’s available at facewest.co.uk.
Down Sweater Hoody & Womens Down Sweater Hoody
The Down Sweater Hoody is the original garment in the range, it features 800FP Goose down for great warmth to weight, stuffs into it’s own internal chest pocket and has a single pull adjustable hood. It’s ideal for semi technical use in dry cold weather and also looks great as a round town jacket.
Down Sweater Hoody Pullover
The Pullover features a half zip rather than a full zip and, making the most of the space available, a large†Kangaroo-style zippered handwarmer pocket and a zippered drop-in torso pocket which also doubles as a stuff sack. 800FP down keeps it light and warm whilst the contoured fit and longer length keeps the heat in an minimizes draughts.
Hi Loft Down Hoody
The Hi Loft Down Hoody is designed as a more casual use jacket and is warmer than the Down Sweater Hoody as, despite featuring 600FP down rather than 800 it has a lot more of it. It also has variable width baffles, a drop tail hem and still packs into it’s own chest pocket. If you’re looking for a warm round town jacket this is it.
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Down Sweater Jacket
The Down Sweater Jacket is much the same as the Down Sweater Hoody but without the hood. This makes it a much better layering piece and is an ideal do-it-all down jacket.
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Down Sweater Vest and Womens Down Sweater Vest
The Sweater Vest is is exactly what you’d expect – a sleeveless and hoodless version of the Down Sweater Hoody. It packs down super small into its zippered chest pocket and it hasn’t lost the zippered hand pockets, from which you can tighten the hem drawcord – a nice little thought. The armholes are bound with elasticated nylon to prevent heat loss. This is a great, packable choice for days when a jacket is just too much.