Patagonia Hi-Loft Hooded Down Sweater – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Patagonia Hi-Loft Hooded Down Sweater – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 90 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 77

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Warm and comfortable.
  • Able to pack into own pocket for easy storage.
  • Lightweight for easy packing.
  • Elastic cuffs on the sleeves for keeping the heat in.
  • The hood zips up closely to the face, to prevent heat loss.
  • Zippered pockets are large enough to hold bigger items.
  • Longer body-shape, for maximum coverage.
  • The regular fit allows for easy layering, compared to a slim fit.

Expert Reviews

  • The channels in the jacket provide sufficient quilting to keep the down in place.
  • The down is covered by durable rip-stop nylon.
  • The jacket comes with a stuff sack for storage.
  • There is a loop on the outside of the stuff sack for easy clipping via a carabiner.
  • The hood is adjustable with a pull cord.
  • The tall collar promotes a tight fit and heat retention.
  • Two hand-warmer pockets, with an internal zip pocket for ample storage.
  • Features a pull-cord to cinch the waist.
  • The DWR treatment helps in repelling light rain and snow.
  • Features zipper pulls that are compatible with gloves.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Reports of the zippers being flimsy.
  • The fabric can get dirty easily and be difficult to maintain.
  • Might be tight around the hips for some body shapes.

Expert Reviews

  • The long draw-cord can snag on things.
  • The neck and collar area may be too tight with a helmet on.
  • The jacket would not be suitable for high intensity activities due to limited breathability.


The Patagonia Hi-Loft Hooded Down Sweater for women is a good choice for those wanting a comfortable, flattering, versatile, and warm jacket for light-aerobic activities and walking around town. The lack of weatherproofing and technical abilities makes this jacket not sufficient for stand-alone use during intense activities, but sufficient for light outdoor use.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3.