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THE BEST!!!! FIVE***** TEN *****'s since I bought 2!
Con- This is an expensive coat and worth it-but I got both on sale! Pro's: WARM AND BREATHABLE JUST LIKE DOWN. This is no exaggeration. I prefer synthetics to the animal feathers but have never found as good an insulator as down until now. THERE NEEDS TO BE A VEST IN THIS TOO. This is my most favorite coat ever - I wear it everywhere in all ... Read Moreconditions. My girlfriend kept stealing mine so i had to buy her one, too. Glamor use: Steelheading and Skiing; Mundane use: walking in my Great Lakes neighborhood with Lake Effect blasting. One of my favorite pieces since buying the BBC (Big Balls in Cowtown) shorts in the 80's as a kid or my Nitro Ski Jacket in the 90's.
Great Jacket for Minnesota Cold
Felt compelled to write a review, as my experience on a couple fronts seemed to differ from other negative reviews. To start, this coat is plenty warm for an everyday coat (some have said otherwise). We just had a couple weeks of highs in the negative (-4 Fahrenheit) here in MN. This jacket over a base layer (sweatshirt/better sweater) was great,... Read More and the extra length go if was a welcome stop to the wind. Naturally when it's this cold I also wear long-johns. I found it was indeed warm on windy days as well, and the material stayed soft even in the very cold (not ever crunchy like some coats can get). Oh - the hood is amazing as well, never thought I'd feel that way about a hood, but it's SO effective at insulating my noggin and you can really cut down on the amount of face being exposed to the air. Second thing to address is the fit. For me, I'm constantly needing XS/S in Patagonia stuff, as I'm not too tall and quite thin. So when I saw that it ran large, I expected it not to fit, even in the XS that I ordered. Not the case - nice fit, not too baggie, but plenty of space for layering. I'm picky, and I like the cut. Seems to ring true to order smaller than what you might usually get if you're on the fence. Again, I've generally done XS and it held true here as well. As far as it's water-proofness, you will want a shell when things get rainy/wet snow to stay totally dry, though in dry snowfall it's performed great. A shell will help to cut wind and insulate as well. I have simply layered my Torrentshell with it - which works great as far as sizing and effectiveness. All in all, this is one of the better coats I've ever owned. It's warm-wearing and simply designed, and has free range of movement. It's been a great coat for cold days getting to work, as well as days I go out hiking! Just don't get snagged, as the fabric is seemingly softer (which I do appreciate for movement/noise). I don't like owning more than I need, so it's great that this item can check multiple boxes for warmth and use here in MN.
Outer shell looks and feels too delicate
Thanks for the feedback on our Men's Macro Puff Hoody! The shell of this jacket was constructed to be lightweight, yet durable. The ripstop is intended to minimize potential damage. If you're looking for something with a thicker outer shell, we'd recommend checking out the [Men's Nano Puff Hoody](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-nano-puff-hoody/84222.html?dwvar_84222_color=BARR&cgid=mens-jackets-vests).
All Around Awesome Layer
I love this jacket. I was looking for a great insulating layer, hood was a must, and a longer body was ideal. I got all of these things and more with this jacket. I am a woman who usually orders a size Medium in Patagonia and the x-small men's was on sale so I decided to give it a go. It fits great, little tight in the hips (since it has a glo... Read Moreriously long body...no drafts coming in from the bottom!). It is really warm, has great pockets, the neck is nice and high and the hood is perfect. I wear it under a shell for skiing on cold windy days and it has kept me warm as an outer layer while skiing, hiking, skinning, and around town. I can't recommend it enough, thanks for making another quality product.
I remember my reaction when I pulled this out of the box and put it on: wow. Weighs nothing, super soft and supple, has a much different feel than the micro puff and the drop hem is much longer. I like to pair with a Nano air. 6/190 and L is a little baggy but I prefer it to layer. Highly recommend.
Cut very full, no cinch cord at waist
This is a great coat but I couldnt find a fit that worked for me. A large was too tight in the chest for my taste. An XL was way too large. Had the coat been designed with a waist/chest cinch cord I would have kept the XL. In the end I returned both. Similar comment on the hood. It was very very large without any adjusting feature. My Nanopuff hood... Read More also lacks adjustment, but the fit is just right for me.
Not warm enough
I think this is only fall weather. Winter is little too cold to wear it
Hey, thanks for taking the time to write this review. We definitely want you to be prepared for winter! Our Customer Service team would be happy to assist you find the right winter jacket for your location. You can contact them via phone at 800-638-6464 or with our Live Chat feature on Patagonia.com. Representatives are available M-F 6:00-6:00 PST or on weekends from 7:00-3:00 PST.
Super warm, puffy, different than other puff products
I owned a nano puff hoody. I want a thicker jacket for the deep winter days in the northeast. This jacket is definitely toasty. The style is not your slim, fitted style. It is a lot more puffy than the typical nano or micro puff so be clear on this particular style before you purchase.
The sleeves and shoulders were too small in a Medium (62.5 170lbs) but the torso was PLENTY big enough. I tried a Large and it was massive - I could easily fit 2 of me in it. I returned it at once. Hopefully they can dial in the fit with next seasons run. The 2019 MacroPuff is far beyond regular fit.
Best Patagonia winter coat I own
The macro puff hoody is true to size yet would have room if you need a mid layer. It is incredibly warm for its smaller size, has a tapered, longer look. It has twice the warmth of the Nano puff so it solves wearing two coats on a cold day. However, because the fabric allows air circulation, you can wear this on days in the 40s. Walked the dog in 1... Read More5 degrees and was warm with one coat. The jacket is a little longer, the drawstring is well done both in the pocket or on the interior, and this is a well made coat. I own the better sweater in XL, the Nano in XXL, and this is the best fitting and best looking in an XL. The sleeves are warm due to extra insulation. I tried a micro puff but it was an awkward fit as either too small in the XL or too big in XX L plus it was a shiny material. The macro puff is a more Matte fabric. The hood on the macro lays nicely and looks good unlike the way the nano puff hoody looks which was why I chose the nano without the hood. I think Patagonia nailed this design in styling, fit, size, breathable fabric, and overall warmth. This is my favorite Patagonia and would highly recommend it.
I owned the Micro-Puff which was great and used it often in the winter hiking in Austria. I was completely satisfied. However... they have somehow out done themselves! The quality of this jacket is amazing, micro felt a little fragil, like I had to be on the look out for sharp edges. But this seems more rugged and has great wind protection. Highly ... Read Morerecommend and worth the investment!
Lightweight, versatile, and warm
I wanted a jacket to replace a Patagonia Guide Parka that I had been wearing since 2006. I already have a Down Sweater and Nanopuff hoody, so I was looking for something warmer. I was also looking at the Fitz Roy Down Parka. I could not find any retailers in the area who carried the Macro Puff, so I was relying on reviews and information from Patag... Read Moreonia. I finally decided to try the Macro Puff and put it on my Christmas List. My wife forgot to order it, so I didn't actually receive it until mid January. When I took it out of the box, I was really disappointed at first. It didn't seem like it would be any warmer than my existing jackets and so I thought I had spent a lot of money to duplicate what I already had. I did like the appearance and the fit, however, so I thought I would try it for a few days before sending it back. I live in the Midwest and go out for daily walks with my Golden Retriever. So having a warm coat that could block the wind and do the job for 60 minutes walking outside was my top priority. Giving that this coat was going to be worn for more vigorous activity and in wetter conditions, another important consideration was getting a synthetic coat as opposed to a down parka. I have now worn the Macro Puff jacket for over 20 walks in varying conditions, and I like it better and better every time I wear it. The jacket is amazingly lightweight--it's hard to believe when you put it on that it will keep you warm. But it does. The cut fits me very well; I like the extra length. I really like the lack of bulk. Unlike my previous coat, the zipper works flawlessly and is easy to use. The design of the front zipper and hood provides wind protection for the neck, something that might be the most enjoyable feature of all. How does it work in the cold: Before, I would wear my Nano puff hoody until the temperature went below 35-40 degrees (depending on wind). With the Macro Puff, I can go down to mid-20s wearing only a polo shirt underneath and still be warm. In fact, anything more and I overheat while walking. Two days ago, we went out on a 13 degree day with light wind. I did add a 1/4 zip long-sleeve base layer and a nano puff vest--and was perfectly warm the entire time. So the Macro Puff hoody has become my go-to coat. I still wear the down sweater for more public occasions because I think it looks really nice and it is even more lightweight. The Nano Puff Hoody is now relegated to more backyard work and something to throw on on a slightly chilly day. On the few sub-zero days, I'll just go back to the old Guide Parka. But. overall, I think the Macro Puff jackets may be the best coats Patagonia has ever made. The only improvement I would suggest would be a waist cinch because it can get a little drafty. And the only slight criticism is that the adjustment toggles for the hem and the hood are not user-friendly and difficult to use, especially if wearing gloves.
Great Jacket, Design a bit misplaced
Looking at many of the reviews, people are being ridiculous. The fit is looser and longer? Yeah of course, it's a parka design meant to fit over other layers. Big hood? Fits over a helmet and likely a couple of over hoods. Heavy 2 way zipper? So it won't interfere with a harness. As a stand alone over a baselayer the jacket is about rig... Read Moreht for skiing in 5-20 degrees. For actual mountaineering/alpine climbing I would only use as a belay type parka (4th layer) unless it was <0 temps. I've also used as a throw over layer when backcountry skiing on the way down - just stay out of the trees! Excellent casual wear jacket, soft and comfy, but you'll want a shell if it's actually raining or snowing heavily. My main issue with the jacket is that it seems like it's trying to serve two masters. The light weight and 10D face fabric suggest mid-layer, while the rest of the design and fill volume suggest parka - but the light and low weather resistant face fabric reduces its capabilities as a belay-type parka. I would suggest that Patagonia either move to a heavier 15-20D fabric (although it would then likely be too similar to the upcoming 2020 DAS parka) or move to something more similar to what is on the nano air range. I would also flair out the bottom hem 1-2". Where are the macropuff zip-on pants for cold weather mountaineering?
You could stand naked on Hoth, wearing only this jacket, and be toasty! Its big, baggy, comfy, layers perfectly. I'm in the snow three or more days a week, for 8 hours at a stretch, at 10,500 feet. I wear an R2, the Macro Hoody and a shell, and I'm all good. I also sweat complete through the Macro many times and it dries out super fast. ... Read More Bravo Patagonia, well done!
I agree overall the fit seems a little large. I have a down sweater jacket also which is a medium and fits perfect. This seemed large at first. Once I washed and dried it, it did seem to fit better. It is still a little bigger than I would like. Overall the warmth is noticeably better that the down sweater. I live in Wisconsin and my son plays hock... Read Moreey, so we are in the cold all the time. I am amazed how warm this jacket is for being as light as it is. It is also very easy to move in.
It's not warm as advertised.
With advertisement of 'wamrth and warmer' etc, I decided to purchase this jacket to wear in NYC. However, it's not warm at around 32 degree which contradicts to the ad. And it's not wind proof. It is chilly when cold wind blows. And wind is coming to my arms and back. Not sure if it's defect or exaggerated. I'm confuse... Read Mored that people in reviews said it's warm. Other than this, I like this jacket in general.
This is a great puffy! The design and features are awesome, a full coverage hood, two way front zipper, pockets where I need them (including two internal drop-in pockets), user friendly elastic cuff, warm, light, and fairly low bulk. Patagonia nailed it with this one! Thanks for a great piece!
Not what was expected
The gray color of the Macro Puff Hoody is very dull and not the satin sheen with subtle fabric pattern as my Micro Puff Hoody. I ordered a size medium and found it fit across the shoulders but was very loose in other areas. The sleeves and coat were both too long for me and the amount of insulation was much thinner than expected (by comparison with... Read More my Micro Puff and advertising comments of double insulation in the Macro) especially in the sleeves. I returned it. Thank You.
Probably the best cold weather jacket Patagonia makes.
Probably the best cold weather ever made. It's incredibly light, yet keeps me warm below freezing if I'm moving. Standing still, layering is still recommended. It runs a bit larger than the Micro Puff Hoody(also another greatest hit) but as a cold weather jacket, it's fine because I can layer. The hem is definitely longer than usual ... Read Moreand the body is a bit more roomy. I thought the hood was too big, but I found the hidden drawstring and it fits perfectly when adjusted. The sleeve length is typical medium length from Patagonia sizing. It's windproof as well. But not waterproof, which would be this jacket's only downfall. Aesthetically, it looks great and not super puffy like other similar jackets. Easily wearable anywhere from the trails to the workplace without looking out of place. Well worth it. Better than down.
This coat is prefect for the 10-25 degree weather range and performs well in the windy, cold Montana weather. I love that the hem is long for coverage. I am 5' 2" weighing 118lbs; I'm a bit disproportionate for my height, with a shorter torso and longer inseam, so this coat covers my rear completely (which I prefer) instead of mid-wa... Read Morey like the model. I purchased a women's small which is just right for my frame. I can comfortably layer underneath if I want.
Disappointed, coat is way too lightweight for the cost. I just returned it for a refund.
Hi Nicole! We're sorry to hear you had to return this. This jacket was actually designed with a minimalist intent, so it is one of our lightest, most packable jackets. If you're looking for a heavier jacket, we'd recommend the [Men's Jackson Glacier Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-jackson-glacier-down-jacket/27920.html).
Really Solid Jacket
This jacket is a great jacket. It's well manufactured and fairly comfortable. I ended up sending it back because it was larger than expected compared to other similar Patagonia Jackets. This jacket won't disappoint, but probably worth trying out in the store first for sizing.
Actually comparable to down
I used to have a Micro Puff which I purchased not long after it came out, based on a lot of the hype of it being as warm as down. I was disappointed by that jacket, which I felt like really only served as an ultra packable mid-layer. The macro puff is what I was hoping for out of the micro puff. It's warm enough to use as an outer layer more r... Read Moreegularly and extremely comfortable. I specifically wanted something synthetic being in the PNW and not wanting to rely on water treated down. I originally purchased a large (I'm 6', about 175 lbs with broad shoulders) and it was too big, even planning for layers underneath. The medium fits perfectly and works great even with a few layers on beneath it. I have a +5 ape index and the sleeves are still a good length for me in the medium. Definitely recommend this jacket!
Great Jacket with Minor Flaws
Excellent jacket for walking around when it's moderately cold but not very cold. Plenty of warmth throughout, and when it gets colder the hood is very warm, fits well, and can be snugged tight so there's no air leakage. I had a tailor tighten the elastic cuffs because the sleeves were too long for me and the cuffs weren't snug enough... Read More to keep the sleeves from dropping over my hands. My only other problem is that the backing for the right side of the front zipper is maybe 2" wide and quite stiff. The problem is that when the jacket is zipped up 3/4 of the way the backing doesn't bend and so the base of the hood keeps rubbing against my chin instead of laying down like it should. Excellent jacket, but rated 4 stars instead of 5 because of the sleeve length/cuff tightness and the uncomfortably stiff zipper backing.
Macro puff too macro
Sizing way to big compared to every Patagonia jacket I own. Sitting in 45 degree, somewhat windy weather, I got super cold. This is not up to Patagonia standards. What happened guys?
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Patagonia Marco- Puff Hoody
I bought the Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody and I love it. It is extremely warm and it fits very well. I am 5'11' and the medium size fits very well. It is light weight but there is still a ton of loft to the synthetic down. Overall it was a great purchase, I can't wait to use it in the mountains this winter.
Lofty, Warm & Light
Awesome jacket! This has replaced both my Patagonia Down Hoody as well as my older Black Diamond Synthetic Belay Jacket. It is the perfect do-all jacket! It's warm, light, provides full coverage, and is full of thoughtful features. It fits a little bigger than the Down Hoody, which is nice for both layering as well as keeping your butt warm. T... Read Morehe inner drop pockets are great for storage, and the two way zipper is great. There is an awesome hood with a unique way it cinches (hugs) your head. Oh yeah, and it's super comfy.
New Burly Synthetic
I took this jacket out while climbing in Toulomne last month. Wore it at night and early mornings when temps dropped. Superb warmth in a startlingly light package. I haven't put this through the real cold test yet. So far I'm very impressed with this piece. I typically wear medium and large in Patagonia products depending. I went for the ... Read Morelarge and glad I did. You can layer really nicely with this. Stoked on the fit.
Bring on Winter!
The hoody arrived quickly, no drama. I would love to try it out right away, but winter is more than a couple of weeks in the future. I was impressed that the package, when received, seemed impossibly light; that's a good sign. It is significantly longer than the Micro Puff, and the two-way zipper is a big plus. Now for some cold temps to reall... Read Morey make it prove its worth...
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