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A Fine Jacket, but the Small Runs Small
I have a Men's M in this jacket and it's quite ample. I thought a small would fit me without being tight, but I was wrong. I'm not very big, 5'7" and 147 lb. The Micro Puff Hoody in Medium is one of my favorite garments. It behaves much like a light down jacket but without the down. When it develops a pinhole, the insulat... Read Moreion leaks like down. After several years the zipper stopped engaging with itself. I squeezed the runner gently with pliers to fix it.
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LOVE IT !!!
After watching Tom Whalin's (Pack Hacker) and TJ Dalton's Youtube review of the Micro Puff Hoody jacket, I decided to buy it. I like the versatility being able to use this jacket from Fall thru Spring months. I also love that it packs into itself and is super light. I plan on using this jacket when I go fishing later this year in the Sier... Read Morera Nevada mountains. It gives me peace of mind that I have in my backpack, a jacket I know will keep me warm for the early morning hours and evenings while fishing in the mountains.
Great layer to keep on or in your backpack!
I recently wore this jacket on a research mission in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to better understand how North Atlantic Right Whales find their prey. It was unseasonably cold for mid march and this jacket held its own. The hood was especially helpful when the wind started picking up while I was on the flying bridge of our ship standi... Read Moreng lookout. Can't wait to ski with this and I'll never ever be cold on a hike again. Nice work here!
Great wind stopper and warm for how light it is
Tried this jacket prior to heading to Alaska. Was warm as heck down to the mid 30s, with a light layer under. Used a rain shell on top and was super warm. The zipper kind of makes me nervous feels a little cheap, but works well. Got stuck once or twice on the lining, but still worked, large inside pockets but no zippers, would def rec this cost tho... Read Moreugh
Perfect Pacific Northwest Puffer
Wow! What a jacket! Turns any waterproof breathable shell into a comfortable ski jacket, even a windbreaker like Patagonia's Torrentshell. I put 30 days on this jacket last season as my go to mid layer and it still looks brand new! Great as a stand alone jacket. Looks good with the quilting as opposed to the "tube" look even a fat gu... Read Morey like me can wear this puffer without looking like the Micheline Man. The face fabric is fragile but that is to be expected on a jacket this light and packable. Also Patagonia will repair my jacket for free so if fragile causes a problem it can be fixed. This is, by far, the best synthetically insulated jacket I have ever owned! Would be amazing if the hood was somehow stowable.
Versatile everyday wear
This is a fantastic, versatile light jacket. Great for casual wear or layering. The hood is a little weird but I've been glad to have it when I needed it. At 6' and 200lbs, the large (what I went with) is a tad baggy. The medium was too tight in the shoulders and chest and restricted movement just enough to be annoying.
Good Warmth, Collar Rough
I like the warmth and light weight of this hoodie, but there is a rough seam where the hoodie meets the jacket that rubs the back of my neck and is annoying and somewhat uncomfortable, especially when wearing t-shirts/non-collared shirts underneath the jacket.
Hello Timothy! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the seam that is causing some discomfort. We really appreciate this feedback, and we'll share it with our design crew. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
It's a shame the materials haven't been updated
Why is Patagonia, a company that claims to care for the environment, still using PFCs in their materials? This jacket contains hazardous materials that don't degrade and can cause cancer, which is why I returned this product.
Hello John! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We truly appreciate the feedback regarding the use of PFCs in our products. We are currently working to remove PFCs from our line, and its our goal to be totally PFC-free by 2024. We've already launched quite a few products with PFC-free DWR. We understand not being comfortable keeping this item, and we look forward to being able to offer our customers a 100% PFC-free line.
Not that warm
Although this is a comfortable and high quality jacket, I was surprised that it did not keep me warm on a short walk with temps in the 30's and a sweater underneath. I was hoping the jacket would be effective down into the 20 degree range, but that is not my experience. Good for cool weather, perhaps, but not really for true winter temperature... Read Mores.
The micro puff hoodie is my favorite piece. I have used it for hiking, biking, fishing, and carpentry work. It's the first jacket I grab. Comfort range is good from 50 down to 35 or so. Layered with a thermal under or waterproof shell it is indispensable. Still tays warm when it gets wet. Also stuffs small so I can take it along easily. I like... Read Mored it so much I bought another one. Not sure if Patagonia is discontinuing them, so I have an extra. Been using it for 2 years, sent it back once for a new zipper (salt water), they re-stitched the torn areas and replaced the zipper free. It's light, warm, and has worn well for the abuse.
Damn near windproof!
When my wife told me how much she loved hers, I couldn't believe that something so lightweight could be so warm and wind resistant so I had to get one myself! While the intent for purchase is for hiking at Glacier this summer, I've found myself wearing it to work & walking the dogs because it's so light and so comfortable.
Extremely warm and wind resistant for its weight
This is my second micro puff jacket. Im 5ft 11in. and 165#. Somewhat athletic build. I ordered a Medium. Fit is perfect. I sent my first one in for repairs as the front zipper blew out after three years of use. Zippers are not robust. I couldnt wait for it to be repaired, so I ordered my second one as it was on sale. What I appreciate about the mic... Read Morero puff is that it is very warm for its weight. In the winter time and spring, I practically wear it all day long, as I hardly notice that it is on. With its very warm hood, this is the perfect lightweight jacket for hiking and as a warm layer under your shell for skiing.
Almost perfect light and warm insulation.
The Micro Puff is a GREAT light insulated jacket. If you like really light and warm outerwear you definitely want to check it out. The shell material is very thin but reletively strong for what it is and you feel the warmth as soon as you put on the jacket which was one of the first things I noticed when I tried the jacket on. Patagonia made a ve... Read Morery good choice with this type of insulation. Other than the shell being a bit delicate and having to worry if the shell fabric will hold up over time I noticed that the fabric that runs across the chest of the jacket pulls a bit across your chest when you go to put your hands in your pocket or if you raise your arms and try to push your elbows back. (The motion you would make when your yawning and sticking your chest out while pulling your arms back.) Not a huge deal but for some who have a bulkier chest it will be more noticeable. Other than that this jacket is really light. There's no drawcords anywhere. You get elastic at the hem and around the hood and wrist cuffs. This is a GREAT piece for people like me who run hot and don't like bulky down jackets. The Micro can be worn in temps down to the mid to upper 30's(depending on what you have on underneath). This is a perfect piece for those chilly to slightly milder days. If I had to add one thing it would be a exterior chest pocket. If you need something a bit warmer and with more weather protection then get the Das Light Parka which is the same jacket but with the addition of the chest pocket and a more weather resistant outer shell.
Nice but de-evolved!
Ive had many versions of this, my favorite jacket. The one I almost always grab on thr way out thr door. Thr main fit is nice & comfy. Thr de-evolution is the pockets openings are much smaller & hard to get my hands in. Thr other is thr main zipper is smaller & difficult to operate. It feels like it will fail prematurely. Im always expe... Read Morecting Patagonias great products to improve over time. This is not the case with this version.
Super light and super warm
This is as described - a very light jacket that keeps you warm in cold temperatures. When it arrived I was a bit skeptical about how good it would be in the cold, but its held up fantastically when the temperature dropped into the 20s. The bottom of the jacket, sleeves and hood all have a snug fit to keep you protected from the wind. Its light enou... Read Moregh to be used as a base layer too if necessary. I wore it underneath a raincoat on a cold, rainy day. My only complaint is the pocket zippers get stuck frequently - a drawback likely due to the thinness of the jacket, but its not a big deal. Overall great product.
Very Lightweight & Warm for the Weight
If you're looking for an ultra lightweight jacket for moderate temps or a mid-layer to use under a shell in colder/wet conditions, this is a great option, especially if you can find it on sale. I was hesitant at first about how warm this jacket would be given the synthetic weight fill and the thinness of the exterior denier material, but so ... Read Morefar it's performed great, just understand it's intended use and limitations. I've worn it causally in temps ranging from 25 to 50 F to work and on neighborhood walks and easy day hikes with a base layer or sweater in colder temps and I've been perfectly warm. I've also worn it in temps as low as 11 F with a wool t-shirt and a mid-weight fleece hoody while shoveling snow and was plenty warm (layering is key after all). The jacket blocks wind fairly well and holds in heat with minimal loss if you get the fit right since there aren't any adjustable cords on the waist. For reference, I'm 6'2'', 185 lbs, size 31 waist, broad chest (40") and long arms (33") and the size medium fits great. I plan to use the jacket primarily for hiking and backpacking, mountain and fat biking (when not in motion in colder temps), and climbing (while belaying), in addition to occasional everyday wear. The only con as others have mentioned is that the material will likely tear easily if brushed up against or snagged on anything sharp or abrasive so this jacket would not be a good option if you're planning on bushwacking or will be rubbing up against gritty rock, etc., the price you pay for the ultra low weight (gear can often be light, durable, and costly or not; pick 2). I own an older version of the Patagonia Nano puff hoody and it's construction uses heavier denier which has been very durable in my experience, but is noticeably heavier and bulkier to pack if you're concerned about space and weight. This jacket is also just as warm if not slightly warmer than my Nano Puff.
We appreciate all your feedback on sizing, fit, fabric and performance. Including all these details is incredibly helpful for our other customers and designers, so thank you for taking the time to submit a thorough review, Jonathan!
wonderfully sculpted hood
I love this jacket. It is kind of strange that the jacket is so light and thin, yet it keeps you warm. What I really enjoy is the hood. The zipper zips right upto the chin so it is as though you are wearing a scarf. Also the hood covers a great deal of the head so you do not need to wear a hat, a very sculpted jacket!
Surprisingly warm and lightweight
I got this in the dark blue because it was on sale in my size. The large fits me perfectly, 5'11", 194lbs, 44" chest. I just walked 10 minutes in the rain at around 45 degrees F and was perfectly warm and dry when I got home. Love how small it compresses. This is a go-to jacket. Pockets aren't numerous, two zippered hand pockets... Read More and two ski goggles size interior pockets which work great for bulkier stuff. Love it, couldn't be happier with this purchase... except being able to get other colors for the same price!
Very versatile jacket
I bought this after having a true down micro puff from Patagonia. Honestly I think the down retained heat better but the synthetic in this does a decent job. Best part of this jacket is it is very warm in colder weather but not too hot in slightly warmer weather. It is truly lightweight and very packable. Overall I am very pleased with it.
Category-defining lightweight puffy with a constrictive hood
This is a fantastic jacket that narrowly misses on my personal priorities. I would give it 4.5 / 5 stars if partial ratings were allowed. First, heres what I love: The fit through the shoulders and torso is divine! The pocket configuration is great! The mobility and loft are magical! The fabric choices are spot-on! All in a down-free, fair trade ... Read Moresewn, recycled fill jacket, at under 10oz / 300g! Patagonia made a huge leap forward with this style. The design is nearly impeccable and the build is outstanding. It's lightweight and very warmIve owned 80g and 100g synthetic puffies with comparable loft to this 65g style, at 1.52x the total weight. It's certainly not an "active insulation" layer, and I think that's a good thing. This style shines in cooler temperatures as an outer layer of resting insulation, and for layers like that I favor weatherproofness over breathability. I do find it breathable enough to wear during moderate activity if it's very cold outside. My only gripe is with the hood and collar: I have a strong bias for helmet-compatible hoods on my outerwear, so I can reuse layers across activities; this jacket doesnt have one, which to me makes it an inherently more specialized design. The hood and collar are cut almost scuba-style, similar to a microgrid fleece hoody like the R1. I find that pattern finicky even with stretchy fabric, but in this style I find it outright constrictive. When I wear this jacket I am looking for excuses to keep the collar unzipped. The hood can probably be forced over some helmets with the zipper down a ways, but usually when I want a hood up, I also want a collar up. I ultimately decided to trade this style for the DAS Light hoody, which is very similar in many ways but with a helmet-compatible hood, a touch heavier, and more weatherproof / less breathable. If I could change one thing about this style, I would give it a hood pattern like the DAS Light, or the previous generation of Micro Puff jacket.
We appreciate your thorough and detailed feedback on all aspects of our Micro Puff Hoody. We're sorry that the hood was a disappointment but glad to hear that you were able to secure a warm hoody that works well for you!
Lightweight and Super Warm
This has become my all time favorite jacket. I have the superior blue and believe me - this blue is superior. The small fits perfectly. The hood is remarkable. Initially, the hood felt a little weirdbut now Ive come to love it. Why? Because its so effective at keeping my head warm I no longer need a hat when wearing this. Thanks Patagonia! You hit ... Read Morea home run with this gorgeous, stylish and superior jacket.
Light and thin
I wear it when the temperature was in the teens. Given how thin and light this jacket is. I am surprised that I can survive walking from parking lot to my office building with just a polo shirt underneath. I can see though that it might be too cold if I just stand outside in the cold. Overall I am pretty happy with it.
Thin on features
While I am aware of the trend for super light and so forth, this jacket is void of features. No decent pocket, no draw cords, no storage sack, etc. It is basically a minimalist mid layer that is way overpriced. I like the insulation level though. I have two old ones and a variety of Patagonia, Arcteryx, and Marmot. This just isnt much for the money... Read More. It feels like Patagonia is going cheap.
Warmth without the bulk
Love having such a warm jacket that is also lightweight. I live in the Bay Area so our winters arent crazy cold (~40-50 degrees F) so this is perfect. Im about 5 5 with medium build and the small fits perfectly. I still have some room to layer with sweater, if needed. Also with Patagonias iron clad guarantee, I have peace of mind this is a garment ... Read Morewhich will last a long time!
Super light, super warm
Great versatile jacket that works best as a mid layer thanks to its lightweight and warmth factors. I use this under a shell or down sweater and it does a great job keeping me warm and protected. Great pockets too. No drawstring on the bottom to keep out the wind but not a big deal. Would highly recommend
I have carried down jackets for 40 years, but rarely put them on for fear they will get wet and lose their loft. They are for sedentary evenings and early mornings when it is not raining. What sold me on the Micro Puff is its light weight, packability and its ability to maintain loft when wet. I now wear my puffy no matter the conditions knowing it... Read More will continue to provide warmth even when damp or wet. The fit is wonderful, the hood form fitting. Elastic at the cuffs and hem seal well. Love the two inside pockets as well as the zip hand warmer pockets. I usually buy whatever is cheap but owning this jacket has opened my eyes to what a quality fit and finish in a garment can be.
Very light and packable
Great jacket. Seems to fit a little tighter around the upper back than my Nano Puff in the same size, but still fits well nonetheless. It's much lighter than the Nano Puff and stuffs down to a much smaller size. Very warm on its own, but when combined with a thin baselayer it performs even better. My only complaint is that it doesn't have... Read More an inside, zippered pocket in which the jacket can be stowed like the Nano Puff.
Very impressive warmth for the weight
I ordered this jacket online, and was surprised when I received it at just how light and thin it was! I thought at first that it just wasn't going to be warm enough, but I was wrong! This jacket is more than enough for most chilly weather, and paired with a hoodie underneath I'm able to comfortably walk and hike at temperatures as cold as... Read More 25 degrees. Not bad for such a lightweight jacket! My only complaint is that the hood is tight enough that it doesn't work well if layered over hats, other hoods etcetera, but I suppose that's a tradeoff because the hood being as snug as it is allows it to be worn underneath a helmet.
surprisingly warm - dissapointing zippers
I'm amazed by how warm this jacket is and by how lightweight it is. It's a great jacket. My only issue is that the zippers (main zipper and the pockets) are very easy to catch and get caught up in the fabric. the nylon guard could be bigger to help prevent that from happening. Because of this, the main zipper eventually blew out and now I... Read More just wear it as a cape.
Hi Michael. we're so bummed to hear about the zipper issues with your Micro Puff® Hoody. Please feel welcome to begin a [free repair, return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Super light, no hood or waist cinching, cold creeps in.
This is an amazing coat for its weight, however, with very little extra weight, a waist and hood draw string would make this coat so much more useable. If there is wind it will blow up under the coat, same with the hood, I had to buy the Macro Puff to get these features, which is a totally awesome coat, just wished the Micro Puff was as well rounde... Read Mored. I might see if a someone might be able to fix this, it would be well worth the money being the coat otherwise performs like none other.
This jacket is so versatile, it's awesome! Like others, I was surprised that something seemingly so light could provide such warmth. Having the fitted cuffs and waist definitely play a part in that, compared to other Patagonia jackets. I prefer this over having the zip cords at the waist.
Absolutely an amazing piece of gear
At first I thought this was too thin. It is absolutely thin but keeps me warm in 20-30 degree weather. Protects me from the wind and really keeps me very comfortable, not hot, not cold, but very comfortable. I will only buy Patagonia for my outdoor activities from here on out.
Ripped open on first use
The very first time I wore it, I threw a light backpack on to go to the park and the strap ripped a gash open on the chest. It also has no zipper chest pocket for a phone, the side pockets are oddly set, and the yoke is weirdly stiff, inhibiting movement. Spend a few extra bucks for the indestructible nano.
Hi Marshall, we're so bummed to hear about your experience with the Patagonia Men's Micro Puff® Hoody. This definitely sounds like a warranty issue, so please feel free to begin a return or exchange here: https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
I own three of them. The first one has about 500 full days of use skiing and mountaineering and its showing its age, but it still is warm. I often wear two of them under my Gore-Tex shell when skiing in quite cold weather. Very comfortable and its possible to easily control for big temperature fluctuations. One of the best parkas Ive ever owned in ... Read Moresixty years.
Not my favorite Colors the depressing grey , because it Was No choices on colors unfortunately
Hey Bernard, thanks for the review on the Micro Puff Hoody. We're sorry to hear that the color options were a disappointment, we'll pass this feedback along to the rest of the team. We did want to point out that this jacket does come in "Fire" and "Superior Blue with Ink Black" as well, if the Forge Grey is not your thing. If you'd like to exchange for one of these color options, feel free to begin the process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Lightweight, tailored fit
Lightweight and warm with subpar features. Was looking for a lightweight, insulated jacket to replace an old ultralight down jacket - while the weight and warmth was there, this jacket felt like a cheaper knockoff of the ultralight. Specifically no drawcord at the hem meant a really tight, but not adjustable fit at the waist. The outer fabric also ... Read Morefelt less durable. I ended up returning the jacket for a nano puff, a few improvements and Id have chosen this one.
So i've always wanted one of these, and finally bought one for my birthday. I wanted a winter coat for the crazy Chicago winters. So far this jacket has been wonderful. I've worn it multiple times and i have yet to be cold. It's very warm, fits true to size and it's very comfortable. I highly recommend this!
Awesome by itself and awesome in layering.
In combo with rain parka, the Micro Puff Hoody has incredible range in temperature, wind, and rain. Everyday, the Micro Puff hoody is my go to under my ski school jacket or rain parka. It works well in the moisture laden days, too. Keeps my neck and head comfy.
I used this Jacket while working in Monterey for a week, there was a variety of weather conditions from cold wind off the ocean to rainy mornings and it preformed admirably. I pared this jacket with one of my Patagonia vests and was very warm and dry. The jacket has good deep pockets for lots of storage and a nice tight fitting hood keeps the wind ... Read Moreoff your ears. this is a solid fall jacket as its not to hot when the sun comes out but you aren't to cold when the wind starts to blow or its raining.
Kept me warm
I havent had the jacket long enough to get a good idea of its versatility but so far its kept me warm in colder, damp and rainy weather with a rain shell over top. I could feel the shell pulling some heat from my back but its done the best job of all the layers Ive tried in the past. Super light and comfy but my only complaint is the awkward fit. I... Read More typically fit medium Jackets without issue and after reading reviews it sounded like it may fit a bit loose, which I was ok with. But it has an awkward fit around the shoulders and biceps while the sleeve length and wrist cuffs are perfect. The small would have been too small and medium is too big (though fits good with bulky layers under). But the shoulders almost seem inflated and dont fill up. Im a wider, lanky human so this is something Im used to navigating but I may not have bought it had I been able to try it on in a store (I bought it online). Still, everyone I know who has it loves it, its warm despite the excess room, and super lightweight so I wont complain. Im 59 and 140 lbs so if your body type is similar you may want to try it on at a store. It also dried quickly after getting caught in the rain camping. Definitely a plus.
Fit good, wish there were tall sizes
Love the jacket. Really lightweight but warm. I have already found use for rolling it up in its pouch for travel. Love the red color too on this one. Looking forward to some seasonal weather here to wear it daily. Only wish is it came in Tall sizes. I'm 6'3" and 185lbs and wear a Medium Tall in other brands. No tall option here means... Read More I have to up size to Large for sleeve and waist lengths, but that gets a little baggy in the middle.
Hi John, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate the feedback regarding the need for tall sizing with our line. We realize we still have work to do supporting people of all sizes seeking outdoor gear that is durable and produced consciously. We hope that we can offer a better selection of sizing in the future.
Nice & Lite
i bought this coat to use in the coming winter for warmth & going out to dinner as it's nice & clean. But i really wanted it for next summer's back packing trips when it's a starting to get used and not brand new. It's 5 ozs lighter than my existing nano puff hoody. On a weeks trip in Idaho's wilderness that will p... Read Moreay off. It may be a bit extravagant or over consumptive to buy to save weight but i'm a back packer & make other choices to be present with my carbon foot print.
Great with the first version, now improved.
I love buying from Patagonia, love that they truly stand behind their products, love that they are truly pro environment. Patagonia generously replaced my old micro puff (no hood) and my very old nano puff (no hood) jackets with a micro puff hoody. The zippers eventually malfunctioned on both old jackets. The plastic insertion pin at the bottom sto... Read Morep of the micro puffs plastic zipper degraded, so the zipper failed to keep the jacket closed. The fabric around the nano puffss metal zipper frayed a great deal; the zippers teeth frequently caught bits of fabric, and got stuck. The new micro puff hoody has a metal insertion pin; the zipper works well. Unlike both old zippers, the new micro puff zipper does not become stuck in the jackets fabric. The hoodys fabric has an improved feel, compared with the old micro puff. The old nano puffs fabric had the best feel of all, but may be too heavy for a super light weight micro puff. I wore the old micro puff frequently as a mid-layer and outer layer, depending. It was great as a mid-layer on bicycle rides down to the low 30s F. I expect the new micro puff to function similarly. I slept comfortably in the new micro puff hoody during a week long Summer camping trip to Lubec, Maine the eastern most town in the U.S.A. The temperature dropped into the low 50s F. The Medium fits true to Patagonia size which tends to run a bit larger than some other brands sizing. Its comfortable and cozy. I like the feel and fit, and the way it looks. I like the 4 pockets. I expect to wear it often. I like the way it packs into its own pocket. At 9.3 ounces, its 3.5 ounces lighter than the similar nano puff great for minimalist packing. I look forward to taking it along, when I resume international travel. Ive only had this jacket for a short time, and hope to remember a follow up review in a few years. Pros: great jacket from a great company, well designed, great fit and finish. Wish List: I wish the Patagonia logo was easier to remove. I put a small hole in the jacket when removing the logo with a seam ripper.
For walking four-leggeds in San Francisco I always need an outerwear piece that is wind-proof and water-resistant. I have broad shoulders and have always needed a medium sized outer layer but this item is a little too big for me in the arms and chest. Cannot complain about the weight as it feels like Im not wearing a windproof jacket.
Very warm but large
The jacket is stupid warm and light weight but its friggin huge... I dont wear small anything so I got a medium of this and it fits like a large
Thanks for your feedback on the warmth, weight, fit and sizing. We're sorry to hear it's running a bit big. If you haven't returned or exchanged the medium jacket, please reach out to us. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
I have it in my fishing kit and its very packable and lightweight to bring along for all my days on the water. I keep it in a large Black Hole Cube along with a Cap Air Hoody and a pair of Nano Puff Pants for any unexpected cold weather, it also doubles as a comfy pillow on overnight camping trips.
lightweight is an understatement
6'1", 175. Lightweight doesn't cover it. The jacket is an easily packable piece that goes with me all over the place. Fairly windproof and perfect for a lot of situations but not all. I have never found it particularly breathable and therefore it isn't great for fast paced pursuits or strenuous activity, but for lightweight warm... Read Moreth its unbeatable. I wear it casually all the time too and it does a fine job at that during the fall and into winter with the correct layers underneath. I have found that it doesn't bode well against a stray ember or two from a campfire, but a few patches from Patagonia support fixed it right up. Great jacket
Could be warmer
Fantastic fit. Material is super light. We'll see how it holds up. I love the hood - adds a lot of extra warmth. But I wish there was more of a difference in warmth between my nano jacket that I use as a daily jacket and this micro puff hoody that I'm using for ultra-lightweight camping. The nano/micro value prop difference is a little va... Read Moregue in my mind. I wish my new Micro Puff hoody had slightly thicker insulation. Thanks for asking!
Thanks for the feedback. Your Micro Puff® Hoody is filled with 65 grams of PlumaFill synthetic insulation—a revolutionary featherlight down alternative. Your Nano Puff® Hoody has 60 grams of PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco. The Micro Puff® is a more technical piece for those fast ascents where weight is crucial.
6-2 180 and tried the large, but too big. The medium is just right, still with room for under layers. I love the Micropuff but this has the wind/light rain protection for extra warmth/protection when not wanting to layer and colder conditions. There is an extra degree of noise/crackles with the outer layer but I kinda like that. The hood is big, wh... Read Moreich is great, but gaiters down around the neck when fully zipped. The double zipper in front is great as are the outside pockets--contrasting colors look good. An inside phone pocket would be only future wish.
Initially I was a little undecided due to the stiffness of the collar and hip elastic band. Once it got broken in a little it feels great! I wear it under a shell for cold, rainy, weather and alone in almost any other conditions. Seems to keep you at just the right temperature due to the light weight and effective insulation. Not good around fire... Read More or open flames. Outer material is very thin, which is great for weight and packability, but not so great if you are hard on your gear like I am. Every once in a while I'll get a small piece of insulation pulled through. All-in-all its a daily driver.
Why did you stop making this fantastic jacket.
Gentlemen/Ladies: Why did you stop selling this fantastic hoody? I have had one for about 3 years and have worn it 6 months of the year here in Minnesota. If it is less than minus 10, I supplement it with a down vest. IT IS INCREDIBLY LIGHTWEIGHT AND EASILY STUFFS INTO ONE OF ITS POCKETS. It is pretty windproof; and rainproof. In a gullywasher, I t... Read Moreop it with your hooded nylon rain jacket. I did have a problem with the zipper pull, but that was easily replaced. Having the hood is great in Minnesota. I have had many different Patagonia jackets over the last 30 years. Patagonia quality. They're all still in good shape. But this is by far my favorite. Though your clothing is exceedingly durable, I worried I would wear this one out. So I managed to find one more of them. Unfortunately I did this after all the sales were over and the color selection diminished. But I figure these two Micropuff Hoodies will last as long as this 79 yr old body does. Consider strengthening the zipper. PLEASE BRING THIS HOODY BACK.
Zipper falls short
This is a nice jacket. True to the claim, it is very warm for it's weight. Unfortunately, the zipper has no covering or sheath up at the collar. So, when the jacket is zippered all the way up, you are left with the metal and plastic of the zipper directly on your skin (chin, lips). This appears to be a failure or oversight in design, since mos... Read Moret every other light-, middle- and heavy-weight jacket I own have something soft covering the zipper at the collar. Patagonia, please explain the rationale behind this design, or perhaps that it was a mistake and will be corrected next year? It's otherwise a nice jacket, but falls quite short on this important feature. Thanks and regards.
Hello Jeff, thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us. This hoody comes with a zipper garage at the chin so the zipper should not be touching your skin. If your hoody doesn't have this, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it under warranty.
Was a huge fan of the ultralight jacket; but once I tried this jacket, found it was a step above even that jacket. Lighter, more flexible, better fitting, more compact, warmer. I absolutely love this company and their products; not a fan of their politics, but they seriously make EXCELLENT products.
Very lightweight and warm!
Got this jacket for hiking the Grand Canyon and Zion in March, when the weather is chilly in the mornings and warm in the afternoon. It was perfect warmth for the 30degree mornings and super light weight when stuffed and clipped onto my pack. Im 61 and 195lbs with long arms, jacket fits somewhat tight to body with room for layering and movement.
Really good jacket with more specific uses than others
This jacket has impressed me more than I thought it would. I tend to run hot and found this jacket to be perfect for colder environments when working out. I've warn it as an outer layer on cold Nordic skiing days and it hasn't let me down. The tight fitting hood is also a nice addition. The only down side to this jacket is its thin outer ... Read Moreshell. I've worn out the material just by the movement of my hip-pack's strap skate skiing. Luckily the people at my local Patagonia store were more then willing to patch it up for me. The bottom line: This jacket is really special. If you want a warm (I've found its warm when working out to about 10ish degrees with just a t-shirt underneath), easy to layer, and super light weight jacket this is for you. Keep in mind that the outer fabric is not the most durable and is a trade off you'll have to make. Luckily Patagonia will stand by their products so you're in good hands either way. Wearing the micro-puff with a hard or soft shell that's more durable could be a killer combo as well. I haven't taken mine alpine skiing yet but I imagine it would preform very well as a mid layer. If you want a more hardy jacket I've heard that the Nano-puff (also by Patagonia) is a more durable standalone piece.
Patagonia nailed the sizing on this jacket for me. I'm tall and have a long torso, the longer fit of this jacket is great but it's not overly boxy and wide on my chest. Purchased this for a lightweight option to carry biking, hiking, and skiing in case of emergency. Enjoy the minimalist features and snug hood for under helmet usability.
Great warm gear
This replace a previous feather down jacket by Patagonia. Its a little warmer and better insulated are the pros. Its a little bulkier than the down version but it does stuff into its own pocket unlike the other one. My only real gripe although they do stand behind their products is the puny zippers they use. For their price it should heavier duty.... Read More
Light and warm
I bought this jacket in November 2020 for hiking in the winter. I was worried about how thin the shell was but after 3 months of almost daily wear, I see no evidence of damage to the shell. I take it on my almost daily solo hikes in the mountains usually with a soft shell over it and a wool long sleeve underneath. The jacket keeps me warm while hik... Read Moreing in temperatures from 30-50 degrees F while hiking but if I stop for prolonged times, I tend to start get cold. The jacket is cozy, it fits well, is very light and surprisingly warm. The biggest downside to this jacket is it does not breathe well, if I am hiking hard or in snow, it turns into a sauna. This lack of breathability probably helps increase the warmth and blocks the wind. All in all it is a great jacket and after reading Colin Haleys article, I bought a second jacket in small size. I now wear the small size while hiking (its much more form fitting than the medium) and when I stop, I put the medium size overtop the small one and I can sit in the snow for an hour lunch and not get cold.
Still in Awe
Im still in awe of this piece. I read a review saying it was warm in Minnesota winters, and I was highly skeptical. But Ive been super impressed with how warm it is on cold Arizona mornings (at or near freezing). I really cant imagine needing much more in an insulating layer unless I was in truly abominable conditions.
The Patagonia Warranty is the best there is.
I have had this jacket for the last 3 winters. In NC it doesn't get too cold but I wear this almost every day. The jacket itself is very light and thin, but keeps you very warm and going a size up gives you the ability to layer if you need to. I ride my bike a lot through the city and this jacket has usually held up well but I am about to be o... Read Moren my third! I have fallen twice through the city and shipped it back to patagonia for fixes/replacement. THE JACKET IS THIN BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS SEND IT BACK FOR $5 TO GET FIXED OR REPLACED.
I use this jacket as a shell for hiking and fat biking. I am absolutely blown away with the performance of this jacket. It fits true to size, blocks wind, and has an amazing warmth to weight ratio. It also seems to help regulate body temperature during periods of higher activity. Honestly, its the most impressive jacket Ive ever owned. One flaw ke... Read Moreeps it from being perfect. Almost every time I zip up this jacket the fabric gets caught in the zipper. It happens about 4 inches from the top. Multiple times Ive had to take the jacked off like a hoodie and gently work to get the fabric unstuck from the zipper. Im sure it will eventually rip. Im not sure if this is a design flaw or if I just received a flawed jacket. Past that, its perfect.
This jacket is fantastic. I dont think Im alone in noticing/perceiving this jackets light weight and unique stitching to appear a bit flimsy. I was nervous about potentially falling on the slopes or catching it on a branch and having it be the end. I fell here and there and Ive taken it to the white mountains of NH. As long as youre moving this pie... Read Morece will keep you plenty warm and is deceivingly rugged. Another fantastic Patagonia product!
Micro Puff, Maximum Performance
I bought a previous year model of the Micro Puff from an individual and loved it so much that I purchased a new season model from the Patagonia website. Light, wind proof and much warmer than I thought it would be. Fits close and still allows for a layer or two underneath. The quilting pattern keeps the Plumaloft in place and is oh so cozy. I could... Read Morent ask for a better piece of kit.
I love my Patagonia products and when I was looking for an insulating jacket this was the perfect find. I have zero complaints with this product. I originally bought the micro puff jacket but did not like how high the collar went on my neck. The micro puff hoody takes care of that completely and is worth the extra money. Great fit.
Love this jacket
This jacket is magic for winter rec. i wear it with a single baselayer in temp range from 35-15 for hiking and snow shoeing. It keeps me warm and the hood adds warmth when windy. So light and seemingly insubstantial yet really effective. Better than my old Patagonia down sweater for outdoor rec. Still warm when wetted by fresh snow. I chose to have... Read More a tighter fit even though Im usually an XL; XL felt quite loose on me and not as snug. Plan to use with a shell for downhill.
Replacing an old favorite
I am 31 years old, 53, 128 lb, with a short torso and 34B in the chest. I own a version of this from several years ago which I recently sent into worn wear. Needed to replace after a lot of love and wear. I owned the original in a small which fit fine but as I have gotten older I was just looking for a slightly baggier fir especially something to a... Read Moreccommodate winter hiking layers. It is definitely a little longer looser but perfect for me.
Unbelievably warm and light
The main feature of this jacket is seriously absurd warmth for the weight, and all with synthetic insulation. It's bonkers. I am constantly underestimating how warm this thing is because it's so light when I pick it up. The cut is perfect and although I'm slim I think it will fit a variety of people well. I thought it was kind of lo... Read Moreose in the stomach until I put my hands in the pockets and realized it was perfect. Hood fits close to the head as it should, I don't need this thing to go over a helmet and it eliminates the annoying cinch that is uncomfortable when sleeping in a jacket. Cuffs and hem fit close to hold in warmth without being uncomfortable. I sometimes miss having a chest pocket but I think it's the right decision to leave it out of such a light jacket. My only real complaint is same as the Macro puff: the internal shove pockets route outside of the handwarmer pockets, which I find annoying because it's hard to use both pockets at the same time. I've mostly been skiing with this jacket so far and it's great as my only insulation under a shell for WA. It pairs well with the Macro puff for ski touring and fits nicely under the Macro when you really need to be warm. I'm also looking forward to using this on trail runs, mtn bike rides, and climbs. It's lighter than any other jacket I own and still warmer than many of them, so it's a perfect fail-safe on lightweight summer outings.
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