Pros: Lightweight, warm, packs down to nothing
As soon as I put it on, I understood why they call it a “sweater.” The Patagonia Down Sweater is super lightweight — it feels more like a sweater than a performance jacket. It’s available in a range of colors including Amaranth (a hot pink-purple with eye-catching contrasting trim). I love the lightweight feel of this jacket and its great performance. I’ve worn it in a variety of weather conditions and have always stayed warm and dry. Over and over I am amazed by the improvement in down-filled gear. This piece is easy to wear, keeps the weather out, and looks great. There's a more complete review and photos at my website GearGuide.