Patagonia Review: Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover & Tech Belt

by nomeatbarefeet


As I stood at the register purchasing a Medium sized Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover I commented to the cashier that I was terrible at purchasing clothes: I always seem to get the sizing wrong, only discovering this once I get home. I was back the next day exchanging it for a Small. I am a tiny guy (5’11” and 157 lbs.) with a long torso and the Medium was like a sleeping bag. The Small fits nicely: relaxed in the arms, lands just at my butt, not too tight when buttoned up. The sleeves and the hem have spandex to keep them tight to the body and the cold out.

This is a great fleece for hanging around the house or heading out in cooler weather >30˚ and/or without any significant wind. It doesn’t have pockets nor a hood, though you can buy one that does. You can’t really layer over this unless you have a baggier coat, but I can get my Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket on to help keep out the wind. I really love this fleece, and it has quickly become a really great piece of clothing for relaxing in cooler/cold weather.



Belts are a tough thing with me. I always seems to be in between sizes, so most traditional belts that have eyelets are either a bit too big or a bit too small. You don’t have to worry about that with the Friction Belt. The nylon webbing holds fast along the aluminum buckle and does not loosen. I have a pair of painting paints that are at least a size too big for me, but with this belt I was able to keep them up and on all day long without the belt loosening at all. It was incredible. I wear this belt too work all the time and have yet to have an issue. One of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time.