Patagonia Hi-Loft Hooded Down Sweater Jacket – Men’s

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

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: N/A (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: N/A stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 76

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • The cut is longer to fully cover.
  • Warm and wind-resistant.
  • Tear-resistant fabric and durable.
  • Hand pockets provide ample space.
  • Packs into own internal chest pocket.
  • Baffling aids in providing warmth and adds style.
  • Interior pocket is large enough to hold items securely.
  • The arms and shoulder areas provide mobility.
  • Adequate temperature range for multiple conditions.
  • DWR treatment to protect against light precipitation.
  • Fleece-lined collar where the zipper is against your chin.

Expert Reviews

  • A warmer and more burly jacket than the Down Sweater option.
  • Large channels that feature 800-fill down for lightweight warmth.
  • The loft is higher than the Down Sweater, but not too high that the jacket becomes bulky.
  • Down is protected by ripstop nylon, providing a durable outer layer.
  • Shell is covered by DWR to protect against light precipitation.
  • Easy for layering over or under.
  • The stuff sack provides a small packing space for the jacket.
  • Only weighs 14.6 ounces.
  • The hood is adjustable with a pull cord at the back.
  • Elastic cuffs provide adjustability.
  • Good warmth to weight ratio.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • If you wear a synthetic layer underneath, there might be static due to the friction between layers.
  • The fit is a little more boxy than slim fit.

Expert Reviews

  • Too warm for high-intensity activity.
  • Unable to fit helmet underneath the hood.


The Patagonia Hi-Loft Hooded Down Sweater Jacket for men is a warm, moderately lightweight, and packable layer. The compressibility and material make this an ideal choice for layering under a tougher shell, or over a light baselayer on cold weather excursions and around the town.


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