Patagonia Puffball Vest
Fill: Primaloft (?)
Price Paid: $95
I needed a mid-layer to go under my parka. I chose the Puffball Vest (in screaming Mango) over TNF Nuptse because it was way lighter and less bulky than the Nupste. The Nupste with its 700+ down was warmer but overkill for my hiking and skiing needs. The Puffball stuffs into its own small napoleon pocket and will be carried in the mesh water bottle pocket of my TNF parka on iffy days. All in all, incredibly warm for such a light garment.
Price Paid: $150 Cdn
Great lightweight piece that folds into its own pocket.
Very warm for its weight and easily packable. Use it over or under other garments for a variety of purposes. With the slippery outer fabric it fits well under other pieces, although this also makes it fairly non-abrasion resistant.
Has a DWR as far as I remember.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Puffball Vest (Fall 2005) When in.light and fastin. likely means in.wet and cold,in. reach for serious core warmth of the Puffball Vest by Patagonia. Our soft, featherlight Puffball adds heat, whether used under a shell or as an outer layer. The polyester shell resists wind and snow; the slick ripstop nylon lining slides easily with layers. It compresses into one of two zippered handwarmer pockets. Fit Regular fit accommodates layers. Fabric 2.3-oz. mini-ripstop polyester; DWR (durable water repellent) finish; Insulation 100-g. Thermolite Micro; 2.3-oz. mini ripstop polyester; Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Lining 1.7-oz. ripstop nylon; Deluge DWR finish. Insulation 100-g. Thermolite Micro Weight 283 g. (10 oz.) Full-length front zipper Two handwarmer pockets; One is oversized to serve as a stuff sack Chin flap has fold-over zipper cover for comfort Imported Great for Expedition Climbing Iced, Mixed, & Alpine Climbing Backcountry Riding Base camp warm-up We are not able to ship Patagonia products outside the US because of that other thing.
The Patagonia Mens Puffball Vest is a low-profile way heat up. Having this lightweight vest close to your core will help you to regulate your body temperature.
Patagonia® Puff Ball Vest is ideal for skiing, mountaineering, climbing and fishing, or as a quick-grab layer after vigorous activity. The lofty Thermolite® microfiber insulation provides maximum warmth with minimal weight. Insultation retains its warming properties even when wet. The durable ripstop polyester shell has a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish to resist wind and water. Features two oversized handwarmer pockets; one pocket doubles as the vest's stuff sack for convenient carrying and packing. Soft, rollover collar with hang loop. Closeout.
When "light and fast" likely means "wet and cold," reach for serious core warmth. Our soft, featherlight Puffball adds heat, whether used under a shell or as an outer layer. The polyester shell resists wind and snow; the slick ripstop nylon lining slides easily with layers. It compresses into one of two zippered handwarmer pockets.