This separate review provides additional descriptive and performance information on the Patagonia Down Sweater. Read our article Ultralight Three-Season Down Jackets State of the Market Report 2010 for a state-of-the-market analysis and comparative specifications and performance for a range of ultralight down jackets.

The popular Patagonia Down Sweater has been around for awhile and has evolved somewhat over the years. When Backpacking Light reviewed the Patagonia Down Sweater in 2005 it was insulated with 700 fill power down, giving it 0.9 inch (2.3 cm) of single-layer loft, the shell was 1.3 oz/yd2 (44 g/m2) 20 denier triple ripstop polyester shell with DWR, and the only features were a full-height front zipper, a single zippered chest pocket, drawcord hem, and elastic cuffs. It weighed 11.1 oz/315 g for men's size Large and the MSRP was $165.

Since the Patagonia Down Sweater is one of the early ones on the market, it is interesting to compare the present version with the old one, and also look at it in comparison with the numerous lightweight three-season down jackets on the market today.

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  • Introduction
  • Description
  • Performance
  • Comparisons
  • Assessment
  • Specifications and Features - Patagonia Down Sweater

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