Hobie Shop: Monday Morning Obsession: The Better Sweater by Patagonia

Good morning, Happy Monday!! I am up and after it with a vengeance! I’m like a chipmunk on espresso… I’m like a gazelle being chased by a lion.. I’m like a puma doing puma stuff. What I’m saying is I’m UP and   W  I   D   E    awake! Must have something to do with the uncrowded beaches and the promise of an uncrowded line up.

But…. before I get to jump in the water, it’s time for our latest obsession… the Better Sweater by Patagonia.

Patagonia always does it right…

We’ll get into the Better Sweater details in a second, first, I want to say how great it is that we at Hobie Surf Shops get to carry a brand like Patagonia. They are arguably one of the top outfitters in the world. Their quality in construction and fabric technology are unmatched in the marketplace, as well as their commitment to the global outdoor environment. To state is simply, they are absolutely amazing, and we love partnering with them in bringing their vision to the Hobie customer.

Now for a few details on the Better Sweater…

Sturdy, warm, and long lasting.. What is not to LoVE??

From Patagonia:

Run the gamut in the Better Sweater™ Jacket. Its versatile coziness works a truck-bed bivy and your gig as jug-band frontman. Its 9.5-oz polyester fleece, with a sweater-knit face and fleece interior for warmth, can be worn with layers as outerwear or as a midlayer under a shell. Two zippered handwarmer pockets keep fingers toasty; the stand-up collar has a zipper garage so your neck stays comfortable. Raglan sleeves provide pack-wearing comfort. With shape-holding micropolyester jersey trim at collar, cuffs and hem. Hip length.


  • Fabric has a sweater-knit face, fleece interior and heathered yarns
  • Full-zip jacket with zip-through, stand-up collar and zipper garage
  • Raglan sleeves for pack-wearing comfort
  • Two zippered handwarmers
  • Micropolyester jersey trim on cuffs, hem and back of neck
  • Can be worn with layers as outerwear or as a midlayer under a shell
  • Hip length
  • 9.5-oz 100% polyester with a sweater-knit exterior and fleece interior
  • 464 g (16.4 oz)
  • Made in Thailand.

Both my husband and I, and almost everyone who works at Hobie, has one of these. They are perfect for fall and spring. Not too warm but warm enough for 60 degrees and up. Throw it on for a dawn surf check and you will toasty even in morning mist. Mine is two years old, it has been washed and dried tons of times and it still looks new!

Click here to shop Patagonia online…. or come into any of our five shops and check it out!

-Tracey Engelking


2 thoughts on “Hobie Shop: Monday Morning Obsession: The Better Sweater by Patagonia

  1. My kid still wears some Patagonia stuff that I’ve practically had since Yvon stitched the damn things himself. Patagonia is timeless and tough. Along with “The more you know, the less you need” here is another thought provoking quote from the man himself in his book – Let my people go surfing:
    “…the worst thing said about him is that he was “uncurious.”
    Let us all strive to be just a little more curious each day.

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