Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover- Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover- Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 84 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 600

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Relaxed fit for easy layering on top of a base layer.
  • Very comfortable and cozy fleece material.
  • Snap collar for extra warmth.
  • Extremely versatile jacket across moderate/above freezing temperatures.
  • Well made and long-lasting.
  • Polyester provides some defense against wear-and-tear.
  • Elastic around wrist cuffs and waist hem to seal in warmth.
  • Snap-pocket on the chest for storage.
  • Good mobility.
  • Stylish patterns.
  • Great color variety.
  • Multiple reports of being extremely comfortable and cozy.
  • Lightweight Synchilla is more versatile than the heavier version.

Expert Reviews

  • Fair Trade certified sewn and 100% recycled polyester fleece.
  • 4-button snap closure on the collar.
  • Comfortable due to the fleece having no pockets or front zippers to catch.
  • 12 different patterns available.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Boxy fit may not be desirable, resulting in too-short of a torso, or too big in the chest/waist area.
  • Not wind-proof or water-proof.
  • Some reports of sizing-issues when purchasing in-between sizes.
  • No side pockets.
  • Not very compressible for easy packing.
  • No kangaroo pocket.

Expert Reviews

  • No thumb holes.
  • No hood.
  • Doesn’t breathe well.
  • Bulky for layering when wearing under a thin shell.
  • Only method of ventilation is opening the four snaps on the collar.


The Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover for men is popular and timeless. While its lack of weather-resistance makes it unsuited to be worn as an outer layer in wet or windy conditions, its cozy construction makes it a terrific mid-layer. And, of course, its classic stylish design is great for around town.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2.