- December 8 2011
Light, Warm, Easy to Pack
I haven't had the Nano Puff out in really cold temperatures yet, but recently wore it over a smartwool base layer in 25F temps without wind, and it was surprisingly warm. Given how light it is, the warmth is appreciated. I also like the fact that it can be balled up into a very small space and packed away when it not needed. Since it is not down, it doesn't seem to take much time at all to fluff up when it is unpacked. I am 5'9' and 155lbs and the medium is a pretty good fit: perhaps not quite tight, and so it will accomodate a fairly thick base layer. All in all, a great product, and the build quality appears to be typical Patagonia.
- December 6 2011
Supreme Patagonia Product
Hands down one of the best insulating layers produced by Patagonia. Can be worn as a mid-insulating layer or as a standalone jacket in milder weather (>20deg). This jacket compresses down next to nothing and it's synthetic insulation is handy when things get wet. I've worn this jacket as an insulating layer on top of a light base and beneath a goretex soft-shell 95% of my time on the ski hill last year and was more than warm (provided you stay active). This jacket also is functional enough to be worn as a standalone jacket for most activities, provided the temperature does not drop below 20F. I highly recommend this product with my only caution being the outer material - be careful not to get jacket snagged on anything as the 'shell' of this coat is very susceptible to ripping/tearing if snagged. Other than that small complaint, this jacket is one of the best (in my opinion) synthetic insulators in Patagonia's lineup. Incredibly light, packable, and warm to boot.
- November 5 2011
This jacket is exactly what I expected - Great! I have only used it for a couple weeks of city life including some light rains & cold mornings. It's warm, but not too warm for mild weather. I haven't tested it's cold limits. It's thin (not like typical down jacket) and thus amazingly light-weight. The outer fabric feels delicate, so I find myself being careful with it (thus the 'good' rating for durability), but I suspect I'll be impressed once I take this hiking (this is a Pat product, after all). Like other Patagonia fits, I find them normal. This brand runs smaller than North Face.
- July 16 2011
We have had a cold spring and summer in the NW. This jacket is very light and warm. Good fit for a tall guy. I bought this jacket for an Alaska drift trip in the fall, I'll find out about the durability them.
- April 27 2011
Versatile, yep very versatile
The Nano Puff is a warm jacket, sweatshirt, wind breaker, light rain jacket and a piece of mind. I have been using it in temperatures from 20 - 50 degrees. At 20 I am comfortable with just a t-shirt underneath, which is the same for 50. I have found the Nano Puff to be very breathable and possibly why it would be comfortable across a wide range of temperatures. This is an active person's jacket. If you have a higher metabolism due to regular exercise than you will have the same experience as me. It fits true to size and I almost never zip it all the way up unless I am cold. The jacket seals tight against your chin when fully zipped, especially when the hood is up. This is great because it helps trap more heat in when you need it. Otherwise it is more comfortable to leave it unzipped a bit. It performs great in high winds and sheds enough water for short bursts of light rain. The Nano Puff Hoody is a piece of mind because it compacts very small and is light weight. Something you can always bring with you. When your new jacket arrives and you hold it in your hands you will doubt everything said here. It is very thin, light and hard to believe it works at first sight. Resist those thoughts and try it!