Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $90
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.
- Warmth even when damp
- 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.
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Patagonia's Nano Puff Jack features a lightweight recycled polyester ripstop shell with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish, a unique quilt patter that holds insulation in place, which promotes durability and longevity, and dual-adjust drawcord hem that keeps drafts out and seals in warmth.
Redesigned to keep you warmer, the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket is an unstoppable insulating layer! Windproof and super light, this jacket does double duty as a versatile outer shell in mild conditions or as a core mid-layer when the temperatures drop. The synthetic insulation will keep you warm even if it gets wet, meaning you can play outside year-round! Ultralight ripstop recycled polyester shell fabric features a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish Lightweight 60-g PrimaLoft One polyester insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility Pockets: two zippered handwarmers, one internal zippered chest pocket, which doubles as stuffsack with carabiner clip-in loop
When the morning starts off with a chill but you know it will end off hot take the Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket for Women Lightweight PrimaLoft ONE insulation provides warmth while abrasion-resistant shell with Deluge DWR finish sheds light rains and moisture Dual-adjustable drawcord hem and elastic cuffs keep in warmth and seal out unwanted wind Brick quilting knit pattern is stylish and holds all the insulation in its proper place avoiding cold spots When the day heats up stuff the jacket into own pocket for easy storage For cold and chilly days on the trail or around town, Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket for Women is perfect weather protection
Windproof and water-resistant, the women's Patagonia Nano Puff jacket is made with incredibly lightweight and compressible PrimaLoft One insulation, and is ideal as an insulating or outer layer. 60g PrimaLoft One insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility and will continue to insulate even in damp conditions. Lightweight ripstop recycled polyester shell fabric has a Durable Water Repellent finish to fend off snow and light moisture. Classic brick quilting pattern through the torso and waist with narrow horizontal quilting on side panels uses durable thread for abrasion-resistance. Center-front zipper has wicking interior storm flap and zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort. Zip handwarmer pockets; zippered internal chest pocket doubles as self-stuff sack with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop. Drawcord-adjustable droptail hem seals out wind. The women's Patagonia Nano Puff jacket has a regular fit.