- January 6 2012
Great Jacket, Excellent Quality!
I had to return this jacket because it was not what I was looking for however I do highly recommend it for other uses. I was looking for a jacket to ski in that would keep me warm when the late season storms hit and dry when the snow is wet. The H2No waterproof and breathable exterior and Nano Puff PrimaLoft One insulation seemed like a logical option to meet both needs with one jacket. As expected from Patagonia it is a high quality, well made product. Especially at the sale price it is well worth the money. You absolutely get what you pay for. The problem I had was with movement. The midlayer sewn into the outerlayer makes for a single thick layer that is only somewhat flexible. I need more freedom of arm movement for skiing. So if you are looking for a jacket that does not require great flexibilty (like backpacking) this a great jacket. For movement I settled on the TorrentShell for an outerlayer and seperate Nano Puff midlayer.
- December 23 2011
Winter Rain Jacket
Wanted a rain jacket with enough insulation that I wouldn't need to layer for quick walks with our dogs. Jacket is really nice quality and outside material seems really durable. Also a lot thinner than wearing a middle layer and shell. A little pricey at full price but worth it if you can get on sale.
- April 8 2011
This jacket was a really smart purchase for our California coastal weather. It is very lightweight so great for travel, and also worked perfectly for East Coast Spring weather (rain, below 30 degrees). The quality is what one would expect from Patagonia; lots of attention to detail, intelligent design and excellent construction, which is, of course, reflected in the cost. But this is the jacket that can be worn on the West Coast 7 months out of the year, and with layering can even work in snow and really cold weather. Before I purchased the Nano Storm online I was honestly concerned that it might be just a glorified raincoat. I was happy to find out that instead it really is a proper everyday jacket, without the bulk, which provides mid-range warmth and can be easily packed away as the day heats up by the afternoon.
- November 20 2011
Nano Storm Rain Jacket
I loved this jacket, until I got one and did a test outside. I went outside on a windy, not quite rainy day, and I tested the nano storm jacket. When it's really raining, I realized that I wanted more protection then a short slim fitting rain jacket. While I had been looking for a warm rain jacket for a few years, and thought I had found one - I realized I preferred wearing my nano puff under my Marmot Precip jacket by far. The precip is a bit longer and very lightweight. Another thing I didn't like about the nano storm was the weight of the hood. It was quilted on the inside. I could feel the weight of it on my back, and didn't like it.