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What works- dependable warmth when cold out. Good fit and typical Patagonia quality make for a go to winter insulator. For the grab and go this jacket works for me- its justified as a warmer step up from the Micro Puff. What doesnt work? This is a serious product for warmth so I guess you could say that is a limiting factor depending upon the place... Read More and time and activity.
I like it
I snagged this on the winter sale and I am glad I did. I originally bought the microdown and found I was a little chilly; now I have a micro and a macro and the macro is V warm. I am stoked it is vegan and can take a little moisture, it also sheds rain well. It runs bigger in the fit vs the micro but that adds to the ability to layer; it feels like... Read More more of a technical piece of equipment over the micro.
This is a great coat. I have two Nano puff coats without hoods that are perfect for what I wanted them for. I bought this coat because its longer and has a hood. There is a string pull on the back of the hood to adjust how the hood fits. I could not figure out how it worked and there was no information on the Patagonia web site. My grandson already... Read More had one of these and had figured out how the hood adjustment worked and explained it so now I am good.
An Authentic Cold Weather Jacket
I ordered this jacket, owning a nano and micro puff already. The micro puff kept me warm, it just didnt have the length for prolonged exposure, to me. The depth of insulation is great, the external pocket is great. The external material is slick enough to deter puncture, and is also durable in and of itself. I researched and saw different version... Read Mores of this jacket, the initial offering had a separate stuff sack. With this version, one of the internal pockets was lined with a stretchy material that allowed for self stuffing. That is my only hiccup. I can appreciate the engineering behind being able to evolve from an external storage solution, to an internal one, and I appreciate it. Though, it seems that the measurement for the zip mechanics is off, when self stuffing. I find it hard to zip it closed easily. There is some tugging and hard stuffing, but in the end, I win. As a review, I would consider adding some material in some place that enables the self stuffing to be more easier. It wasnt such a hassle to return it, if it fail I will revert to worn wear for repair. In the future, I think that would be the only improvement, for me. This is a Great jacket. Thank you everyone!
Bad cuffs no belay zip
Ive ordered this jacket 3 times to try and figure out the sizing . The cuffs are so large they just hang off my hands . Someone at Patagonia explained that its on purpose , but it should say that in the description, in the photos the cuffs hug the models wrist , very deceiving . For a belay parka not to have a belay zipper is very weird . But since... Read More it had an adjustable hood , unlike the macro puff or nano puff that just falls over my eyes. I may take it in to get the cuffs fixed .
Comfortably warm when moving
I've been looking for a layer like this for cold hiking, snowshoeing and colder skiing. I have the Micro Puff and it's great for cool to colder days or around town. The Macro Puff jacket is not necessarily a warmer Micro Puff. So far I've found that the Macro Puff works best to keep you warm when you're moving. It is not a &qu... Read Moreot;belay" jacket (for me anyway); I can get chilled when idle in this jacket. However, it's fit is quite large as if intended as a "belay" layer over other layers. I've not had the opportunity yet, but I can foresee this jacket being best while snowshoeing or skiing in colder weather, with a base layer and fleece insulation layer underneath. I'll also take it on cold rainy days in Point Reyes National Seashore. It's a very cozy and comfortable jacket, the hood fits well. I just find the fit kind of confusing; not sure what the intent is. It might be that the warm air between the Macro and layers underneath deepen its effectiveness? As said, it is very warm when you're moving (and breathes well). My hunch is after using the jacket for some time my rating could increase to 5 stars.
Crazy warm and awesome, not perfect
After a few months with this jacket I am still surprised by how warm it is every time I put it on because the jacket is so insanely light. The fit is slightly large, but not baggy, which I think is perfect because it allows for layering underneath. It's a bit odd because the jacket isn't quite full-on parka warm, but the cut seems designe... Read Mored to throw on over all other layers. Hood is good and adjusts well and simply, but doesn't turn with my head very well. Brim, cuffs, collar, pockets, and most features are awesome. The internal shove pockets drive me insane and are really why this didn't get 5 stars. Whatever you put in the shove pockets ends up outside (away from your body) relative to the handwarmer pockets and they occupy the same space. This means if I take my gloves off in camp and put them in the internal pockets to keep them warm, my hands no longer fit in the handwarmer pockets. This is my primary use for shove pockets so it's annoying, but perhaps there is a benefit in a different situation. Overall still love this jacket. I've mostly been using it ski touring in WA and it works great for this purpose. The warmth for the weight is insane, the jacket withstands wet snow and weather well for a non-shell jacket, and the collar is one of the best I've found in that it comes up high when zipped but isn't in the way. I really look forward to using this on wet glacier climbs in spring and summer.
Extremely warm and lightweight
This jacket is outstanding. It keeps you very warm while at the same time being the lightest jacket I've ever owned. This is easily my top winter jacket. It also feels great with top quality stitching and pockets. I'm 6' 0", 165 lbs and a medium fit me nicely. It is a large fit so that you have room for layers underneath. Highly... Read More recommend!
Downgrade from Last Year
I purchased last years version of the Macro Puff and immediately fell in love, a year of hard hard use left me needing a new one. I purchased this years model and was disappointed. The cuff of the sleeves is huge, about double the size of my wrist which lets a ton of cold air in. The sleeves are also pretty dang long. And with a +4 ape index...that... Read Mores big. The zipper is way less burly than last years and is only one way. So no belaying in this one. The jacket is still warm, but feels way less lofty than previous macro puffs. The fit is pretty large as well, all my other jackets have been mediums but I just swim in this one. Downsize downsize downsize. Maybe I got a bad run with the sleeves.
Excellent warmth and fit. Durability...
Purchased this jacket for my 6'7" son for Boston winters while at university. He absolutely loves it. The jacket fits well, keeps him warm when temps drop too low for his NanoPuff, and he loves how lightweight and packable it is. The only weakness maybe durability, as the shell is very thin--he recently snagged it on something which produ... Read Morece a small tear. I hope that Patagonia might consider sacrificing a few ounces of weight for a little more durability in future iterations. Nevertheless, would absolutely buy again.
My favorite go-to puffy
Love this jacket, especially for the Pacific NW. Not quite as lofty as I expected for the macro but definitely punches above its weight class in warmth. It actually feels less lofty than my down sweater hoody. Oversized fit is probably exactly what it's designed for but I sized down to medium to wear next to a base layer and it's perfect... Read More. A little snug in the hips but overall length, arm length, and chest are perfect and plenty long and roomy for me. A medium run similar to my large down sweater. For reference, I'm 6ft, 190lbs, with an athletic build. The hood is also fantastically designed with the extra elastic under the visor. Brilliant. Overall, this jacket rocks and perfect for cold, windy, and or drizzly days in the PNW.
No 2-way zip?
The previous original model is better, the two-way zip was clutch, great for sitting, nature calls, CC sidearm access etc. The Macro was originally a belay parka but maybe since theres now the new DAS & DAS light its seen now as more of a casual piece. Its now also a bit shorter, and the extra length to cover the (donkey) is a boon when its rea... Read Morelly cold to lock it all in with the pull cord. The original is still on sale for 1/2 off. Im sure the new model is overall great, but... The warmth is perfect, Im a 56 127 lb ectomorph runner, so not much natural lipid insulation and this has me comfy at 30°f standing around no exertion (0 MET) moderate wind w just a regular ol cotton Tee and 150 weight baselayer bottoms under jeans or any other pant. I dont go out into freezing cold w just a Tee under my coat, so if its that warm a cap air (the dream layer, its fragile but guaranteed so get it anyway) base is usually standard for me. If it got into the low twenties or teens Id add an R1 hoodie or even colder the R2 techface (another dream layer). I would go with the R2 tech before my Micro Puff under the Macro (that would be 155g Plumafill arms/ and damn near 200g body and hood) since while very warm, the pertex QG Fabric of the Micro isnt as breathable as the Macro shell fabric, but the R2 tech breathes like Ralph Smart. The hood is a thing of glory, period. If you got the non-hooded version thinking it wasnt worth the extra cash, or that it can be somehow cold enough to need a very warm coat but not a hood, you lied to yourself. The XS is perfect, and still fits under my XS Rainshadow like a glove. Its usual accomplice is the reversible Crankset vest or airshed (or both ) which are constant 4 season companions. Im only taking away one star for the unwise trade off of the belay zip and shorter length (and revised, slightly closer fit for a self-stuffing pocket. Pro tip: when standing around in the freezing cold trying light a joint while testing a plastic jacket always stand upwind.
Best Value for Winter Sports
The Macro is a better value, dollar for dollar, than other Patagonia synthetics. The 100+ g plumafil keeps you warmer than the Das Light while still packing respectably small, and better than the Das, into an interior pocket. Weird that there aren't many options, industry-wide, for a 100+ g synthetic with packability. For the current Patagonia... Read More line-up the Macro hits the skiing top layer and ice climbing belay jacket niche, albeit I replaced the zipper with a two-way (fix this, Patagonia). I'm 6'1, 195, and purposefully bought the XL to throw overtop other outer layers. A Large would be fine if seeking a more trim fit.
Great Jacket Except for Cuff Opening Size
I have owned may Patagonia jackets over several decades working as a field biologist, outdoor educator, and ski patroller. I always buys size Large. I LOVE patagonia! The sleeves on the Macro Puff Hoody I received hang down over my hands, unlike all my other jackets which are snug at the wrist. (I wear size XL gloves.) As always, Patgonia Customer ... Read MoreService has been stellar and provided a return. I really like this jacket, except for the cuff issue. I wonder if anyone else has had a smilar experience with this detail?
We're so happy to hear that you've already been taken care of, though we are sad to hear that the sleeves on our Macro Puff were a bit funky for you. Check out our [Men's DAS Light Hoody](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-das-light-hoody/85300.html?dwvar_85300_color=ANDB&cgid=root) and feel free to reach out anytime for garment measurements!
Feather weight warmth
This jacket is deceptively warm for it's weight - although i haven't been in REALLY cold weather, it blocks wind well and i was very cozy in a very brisk and blustery day. The fit is good - it's a bit longer in the body than the previous jacket I had that this one replaced - really happy with it.
Even For Casual Wear, This Works
I planned ahead for the winter season with this purchase (thanks to a really great discount), and I'm not disappointed. I'm not using this for anything technical, but even as a casual jacket it works quite well. Take it account the size of the hood, considering it was made to compliment rock-climbing and mountaineering. But overall, it&... Read More#x27;s warm, light, and easy to pack away when not used. Definitely recommend.
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