Patagonia Nano Puff Review
Last year, I had coat envy of one of our male testers: he got to try out Patagonia’s Nano Puff Pullover and raved about it. This year, I received the Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody jacket to review. I am glad I was patient enough and waited my turn because the full zip design and added hood makes this jacket even better than its’ predecessor.
Patagonia’s Nano Puff Hoody has been oh so useful since I got my hands on it back in August. The Nano Puff Hoody has been on numerous shoulder season camping trips, fall walks and hikes with the dogs, trips on the slopes, and layered with a shell when the temps are less than 20-30. The Nano Puff Hoody has been a great piece for all of these adventures because it is super light, weighing in at 12.7 ounces, and provides great warmth even when it gets wet thanks to PrimaLoft® One insulation. The outer lining has been treated with Deluge DWR, which out performs traditional DWR finishes and makes this jacket water resistant.
Where the Nano Puff Hoody shines is its’ ability to be layered. The Nano Puff is perfect for layering because it has low volume due to detailed stitching throughout the body which keeps the insulation in place and low profiled. The only place that lacks the detailed quilting is over the arms and shoulders, which is smart because these high wear areas often trigger pulled strings or snags when wearing a pack. I have been placing Nano Puff Hoody under an athletic cut shell for chillier days and love the added warm without adding much bulk or puff. The low volume of the Nano Puff would be perfect for climbers that need something that moves with them, provides warmth, and does not get in the way of things. The hood on this jacket can be worn under a helmet and features a nice tight, but not too tight fit for added warmth. To round out the features, the Nano Puff Hoody has two zippered hip pockets and an adjustable hem thanks to a pull cord on each side.
The fit of the Nano Puff Hoody is my only area of complaint. I am 5’9″ and 138 lbs. The medium was way too big, so I opted for the small because I wanted to take advantage of this jackets layering capabilities. The small fits great through the shoulders and body, yet the backdrop length and arms are a bit short. Like many reviews in the past, I have stated that I am often in between sizes. With that said, the positives of this jacket outweigh the slight imperfection in its’ fit for me and I overcome the length issues with wearing longer baselayers and tucking them in to reduce drafts. Overall, the Nano Puff Hoody jacket is worth the price tag of $199 and is a great jacket for traveling, packing in your day pack for “just in case” weather, or for any other pursuit you can think and dream of.
Features and Details
- Ultralight ripstop-polyester face fabric is treated with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- Lightweight 60-g PrimaLoft® One polyester insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility
- Unique quilt pattern holds insulation in place promoting durability and longevity
- Pockets: two zippered handwarmers, one internal zippered chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack with carabiner clip-in loop
- Dual-adjust drawcord hem keeps drafts out and warmth in
- Under-the-helmet hood construction keeps things light and simple
- Shell: 1-oz 15-denier 100% recycled polyester. Insulation: 60-g PrimaLoft® One polyester. Lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester. Shell and lining have a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
- 360 g (12.7 oz)
- Made in Vietnam.
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