Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

men's
Weight 12.5 oz / 354 g
Shell Fabric 1 oz 15-Denier 100% Recycled Polyester, Deluge® DWR Finish
Lining 1.4 oz 22-Denier 100% Recycled Polyester, Deluge® DWR Finish
Insulation 60 g PrimaLoft® One 100% Polyester

Reviews

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Great light jacket for cool to cold temps and as a…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199

Summary

Great light jacket for cool to cold temps and as a mid layer when it is really cold. Stylish, high quality product from Patagonia that seems like it will last for years.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Warm
  • Very packable

First, I want to say that I am a big fan of Patagonia gear. The quality is always excellent and I like the back to basics, no frills style of their clothing. This jacket has been on my list for a while and I finally went ahead and bought one. Once again, Patagonia did not disappoint.  

This jacket is very lightweight for the warmth it provides. It works great with a light base layer as a cool weather jacket or as a mid layer when the weather gets really cold. I use it for hiking and it performed great on a recent New Year's Day hike where the temp was in the upper 30's to lower 40's range. All I had on underneath was a long sleeve Patagonia Capilene 2 shirt. I actually got a little warm with the sun shinning and took it off for a while until I cooled off again.

It also works nicely as a casual jacket around town. One really nice feature is that it packs up into one of its pockets and is great for travel.

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This jacket works well as a stand-alone jacket in…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $90

Summary

This jacket works well as a stand-alone jacket in cool weather, and as a layer when the weather gets frigid. I have enjoyed how small it packs up for a synthetic, it holds up in wet weather, and is incredibly warm for how light it is (for a synthetic). It is perfect for any kind of travel and is nice to whip out during a cold belay.

Pros

  • Warmth even when damp
  • Comfort
  • Fit
  • Packable

Cons

  • Lightweight fabric does wear out, eventually

I acquired this jacket while working as a kayak guide. When working in the cool, rainy climate of Valdez, AK, it was nice to be able to pull this jacket out at camp and not worry about how damp the conditions were.

Since I've moved on to other employment now, the jacket has followed me and performed well in most conditions.  It has come with me on all of my travels, works well for cool weather trips, and is perfect for exposed, cool belays.  Unless it is really cold I wouldn't wear it for very active pursuits (like cross country skiing) because you may overheat, but it is great as a camp jacket! It is also attractively styled so it can be worn in civilization too.   

The weather resistance has eventually worn out, and the lightweight fabric is starting to wear through, but this is through heavy use and not necessarily as a result of poor construction (I have worn it most days for four years through all sorts of adventures). Though it's unfortunate that this one will wear out, when it dies, I plan to replace it with another. 

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Patagonia's Men's Nano Puff Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Patagonia's best-selling Nano Puff Jacket and iconic R2 fleece are combined for a hybrid that will keep you warm but not overheated during those high-output adventures.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Wear the windproof, water-resistant Patagonia Nano Puff as an insulating or outer layer in cold climates. It's made with incredibly lightweight and compressible insulation that warms even when wet.

- REI refers to the men's version

Take our classic Nano Puff(R) Pullover, add a full-length zipper for greater all-around ease and, presto, the Nano Puff Jacket?wear it as a sleek micro-belay parka on chilly fall rock routes or as an insulated jacket during wintertime squalls. The wind-blocking, 100% recycled polyester shell sheds moisture and glides effortlessly in your layering system. Low-bulk, hydrophobic, highly compressible PrimaLoft(R) Gold Insulation (60-g) traps heat with remarkable efficiency, even when wet. The jacket has a shaped fit and the soft, wicking interior storm flap and zipper garage adds chin comfort when zipped up. Its internal zippered chest pocket doubles as a self-stuff sack with a carabiner clip-in loop. It also has two zippered handwarmer pockets, elasticized cuffs and a dual-adjust drawcord hem to seal out wind and seal in warmth.

- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version

Spend forty years designing gear for life lived in the mountains and you too might create a jacket like the Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Hybrid Insulated Jacket. This jacket features Patagonia's Nano Puff insulation up top and its iconic R2 fleece everywhere else. Treated with a water-repellent coating, the top portion of this jacket sheds weather and warms your chest, arms, and shoulders, while R2 fleece insulation breathes away sweaty moisture, stretches, and adds a soft touch to the bottom, inside and out. You're protected from the cold and free to move about as you need to during long climbs or ski approaches, without overheating. A hybrid by definition should always be the best of both worlds, and the Nano Puff Hybrid accomplishes this in spades.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version