The Men's Nano Puff Hoody by Patagonia. Windproof and water-resistant, the Nano Puff Hoody jacket is warm, incredibly lightweight, highly compressible and can be worn as insulation or outerwear in cold climates.
DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Hoody
Lightweight ripstop recycled polyester shell fabric has a Deluge DWR finish
Lightweight 60-g Prim aloft 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 carabineer clip-in loop
Under-the-helmet hood construction is light and simple
Draw cord-adjustable drop tail hem seals out wind
Weight: 12.6 oz / 357 g
Shell and Lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Insulation: 60-g Prim aloft One 100% polyester
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This Jacket works great. I purchased it for a backpacking trip this summer for the cold mornings at high altitudes. I have been using it around campus and it is one of those jackets that are always the right temperature. The hood is fairly small, but for cold mornings that will be great. I would recommend wearing it with a shell because it is made to be insulation so the rubbing from the backpack can cause the jacket to wear more quickly. If you buy it for its intended purpose it is worth it!
I've had this jacket now for 2 years and it is my go to piece in just about any condition. It works great as an around town jacket, as a layer under a shell in wet weather, or a standalone in 40-50 temps. With a fleece under, this jacket will keep you warm in temps around freezing. It is super lightweight and packs EXTREMELY small... think the size of a grapefruit. It is great at keeping the wind out. It is not a waterproof jacket, but holds up well to light rain/moisture. Being a Patagonia product, I know this will last for decades, so it was worth the price. I'm 6'2, 215lbs and the large is a perfect size for me with space for a base layer or fleece if needed.
This jacket fits very well and is very warm. The hood fits nicely and could fit under a helmet fairly easily. The best feature is it's weight. This jacket is super light, I don't go anywhere without it.
Took this from the Patagonia site because I had the same question and I thought I would share."If you are going to be in cold, dry conditions, the down hoody is the hands-down choice. When it's dry, no other insulator can match down for warmth per ounce.But the key word is "dry." If you are planning to be out in wet conditions, it's the Nano, again hands down; the synthetic insulation is not nearly as compromised by wet as down - which is worse than useless if it gets soaked."and that's why I got the Nano Puff Hoody
The thing is absolutely windproof, and melting snow drips off easily. Mixed snow gets it a little wet, but I've never soaked it through in some pretty intense storm, and it's never lost its warmth in the wet. The hood adds like 20 degrees of comfort instantly, but it is on the small side. That makes it insulate well with no pockets or dead spots, but if you have a long neck like me, you look like a turtle. But if it keeps me warm, it keeps me warm, so I wholeheartedly recommend it. Oh, and light. Sooooo light.
I'm 5'8, 150lbs and got a small. Fits perfectly. Wore this snowboarding in Heavenly, with merino wool t-shirt and longsleeve underneath, and a shell on top. Temps ranged from 40 (in the lift line and in the sun) to about 20 (on the mountain with wind chill - winds were probably about 30 mph). Absolutely incredible warmth for the weight and bulk. Doesn't even weigh ONE pound! It's so light that you'll forget you're wearing it, and takes up very little space when packed down. Hood is a little small, but it might fit well under a helmet. Zipper goes over my chin when zipped all the way. This is my new snow staple. GET IT!
Loved this thing. Kept me warm with nothing but light base layer underneath. Cuffs were very comfortable and just loose enough to make rolling up the sleeves easy when you need to reach for something and you don't want to snag or get it dirty. Thought the hood was a lil tight but appreciated the close warmth when the wind came with the chill.
What makes this jacket amazing is that you get fantastic warmth and ditch the bulk. It's great for throwing on under a ski shell or when you're walking around town and don't want to look like you're wearing a trash bag!
"Epic. Will get you all the girls, shield you from freezing cold, make others gaze on you in awe."
This jacket is arguably perfect for any cool conditions. Super light weight, this thing packs down to nothing and layers like a champ under shells. Given its weight and size, it is miraculously warm in cold conditions- but wearable even in warmer ones if left unzipped. Minor issues include a rather small hood, which can be tight on big heads if zipped all the way up. on the plus side, this means it fits under most helmets nicely. Neoprene wrist cuffs can be somewhat annoying, but this is a small price to pay for the benefits this jacket brings.