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Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket synthetic insulated jacket

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
  • Comfort
  • Fit
  • Packable


  • 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. 

Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $90

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.


  • 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.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199

This jacket is a solid micro puffy. The features are well designed.


  • Lightweight
  • Nice pocket design


  • The cut of the torso is not fitted

The Nano Puff Jacket used to be the standard for light micro puffy jackets. Now I think some other companies have caught up and exceeded this jacket.

The Nano Puff Jacket is light, wind resistant, and warm enough to be a light belay jacket for rock climbing. It layers well. I wish the cut in the torso were more athletic. The size and shape of the pockets helps keep things inside. 

Source: bought it new

A must-have jacket. Super light and pack-able, yet keeps you warm in winter.


  • Light
  • Warm
  • Water-resistent


  • Price is higher than other similar products

I walk every day to work. I usually wear this on a chilly and snowing day with a shell outside. Never feel any cold.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199

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Price MSRP: $179.00
Current Retail: $66.00-$239.00
Historic Range: $34.00-$269.00
Reviewers Paid: $199.00
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, Delug® DWR Finish
Insulation 60 g PrimaLoft One 100% Polyester
Price MSRP: $179.00
Current Retail: $143.40-$239.00
Historic Range: $59.70-$239.00
Reviewers Paid: $90.00
Weight 10.5 oz / 298 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
Price Current Retail: $43.99-$119.00
Historic Range: $18.83-$119.00
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