I'm excited to write a product description for a jacket that has served me well in the past. I could go on and on and on about the Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Jacket (I'll try to limit it to just "on and on"). First let me threw some details at you. The Nano Puff is filled with PrimaLoft® ONE synthetic insulation which traps heat, even when wet. The outer shell is lightweight ripstop recycled polyester with Deluge® DWR finish to shed moisture. All of this adds up to a slight 11.8 oz. On a thru-hike of the PCT, I wore a Nano Puff almost every evening around camp (especially in the Sierras), used it every night as a pillow and wore it in every town while I did laundry. It stood up to all I could throw at it and remains my go-to insulating layer in the winter. This year's model is even better as it has an improved fit through the torso and waist, and an added interior storm flap behind the zipper. I can't say enough about this jacket.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Jacket
Lightweight ripstop recycled polyester shell fabric has a Deluge DWR finish
Lightweight 60-g PrimaLoft One insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility
Brick quilting pattern with horizontal quilt lines on side panels uses durable thread for improved abrasion-resistance
Center-front zipper has wicking interior storm flap and zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort
Two high-hand zippered pockets have clean finished zipper garages zippered internal chest pocket doubles as a self-stuff sack with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop
Drawcord-adjustable drop tail hem seals out wind
Weight: 11.8 oz / 334 g
Shell and Lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Insulation: 60-g PrimaLoft One 100% polyester
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As usual, you can't go wrong with Patagonia. The black Nano is stylish enough that I can wear to work but holds up equally well in the mountains. Key points:-It's incredibly light for its insulation. I'm warm in 20F weather and people stop to ask why I'm not freezing-Slim fit (I'm 6', 150lb and a small is trim for me)-Great design; the zippers work well, the shock cord around the waist is smooth, and the elastic cuffs are perfect. Plus an inside breast pocket for wallet, keys, camera, phone, etc. -Only minor problem: it's not as breathable as I expected for high-energy pursuits. I was fine winter hiking in 10F, but when I try to bike in anything above 25F (there are lots of hills near me), my arms start to sweat a lot.
I've wanted to purchase this product over the years and have never been happy with the fit. I always considered this to be an alternative to the Arctery'x Atom LT, but the fit was just too boxy. Patagonia finally changed the cut and made it more fitted like the Arctery'x Atom LT or Patagonia R3. Sleeve length and jacket length are adequate (I have long arms/torso). I can wear this down to about freezing with a thin base layer and a little lower with a shell over it. Love how it packs into the chest pocket. Time will tell if it's durable, but if used mostly as a mid layer that would be a non-issue... I'm 6' 1" 220 lbs with an athletic build and I went with the XL. There is slight tightness in the shoulders, but nothing that impacts range of motion.
"Great jacket! Perfect fit love the new color!!"
I wear this coat to work, hike, camp, chop firewood, check the mail, feed the dogs, pretty much anytime I wanna stay warm. And it's the bomb!! Love the fact I can wear it in the rain and it still stays very warm. Highly recommend it to anyone!!!
I know I am going to be in the minority here, but I am not completely taken with this jacket. I love Patagonia products but am not in love with this one. First the pros - super light weight, works great as an insulation layer and looks good. Cons - the biggest con to me is that it is not very warm. I can never wear it in any temps below 45 degrees and for the price you pay for it I expected something better. I own the Patagonia Micro Puff jacket as well and would recommend the micro over the nano any day. Again, as an insulating layer, the nano is a great jacket but as a stand alone jacket, it's not worth the price.
"Greatest buy for the winter I could have ever made!!"
I am a total wimp when it comes to cold weather but this nano puff bails me out and makes me look like a tough son of a ******. I have yet to complain about the cold this season (Low of 27 degrees so far) whereas in years past I would have already been curled up in the fetal position next to the heater shunning the outdoors. I am dying (not literally) to test it out on a camping trip but one step at a time! I am allergic to feathers so the synthetic down does the job. I have combined this "sweater" with an Arc"Teryx Alpha Hybrid and I'm ready for sub zero conditions. Final Thought: Buy the damn jacket/sweater already!!!
I wear this jacket a lot since I purchased one a few months back. I think I like it because it is very lightweight, keeps me warm, and protects pretty well from the wind. It basically replaced my TNF Apex Bionic although I wish this jacket was slimmer fitting.This does pack down pretty small for backpacking trips which is a plus. I've used it with just a baselayer in temps around the low 30s and was fine. I should have bought the hooded version, but obviously I wasn't thinking straight when I made the purchase.
"The small, lightweight jacket that fills a big niche."
I have owned Patagonia's Down Hoodie for a few years, and that jacket has probably saved my life twice. The only problem is that I live in Texas. When I leave the house in the morning it's 30F, and by lunchtime it's 80F outside. So other than when I am sitting in a deer blind at 20F or camping during the winter I find myself taking the down jacket off a lot. I needed something that could satisfy that "not-too frigid but still need a jacket that works" niche. I found it in the nano puff. It's just plain awesome, I have it in black and wear it from the house to the car to the woods and to the wards (I work in the medical field). When it does get cold, I wear the nano under my down jacket as a base layer and I can stand the wind-chill at sub-freezing in Amarillo, where the wind blows 30mph and doesn't stop. Get one!