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