Everything I thought it would be
I got this jacket for skiing and every day running around town. Regardless of if Im hiking the back country and need a light insulation layer for the climb or if I Im skiing on a 20 below day. This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. Light weight, comfortable and warm.
Can't go wrong
True to its reputation, this is a great jacket. More specifically, I like to help others with sizes, it is always tricky on-line. I am 5'10, about 200lbs, 44 suit jacket and normally wear a L or XL outdoor jacket. I got an XL Nano and it fits great for daily wear. It fits under my snowboard jacket with no issue, but if I were to wear this as a... Read More primary mid layer, i'd probably get the large. Enjoy.
Perfect Winter Travel Jacket
I live in Florida but most of my family lives in northern climates. I needed a winter jacket that would keep me warm but even more importantly be easy to travel with. The Nano-Puff Jacket is the perfect solution to meet my needs. The craftsmanship that went into this jacket is everything youd expect from Patagonia, so total satisfaction with the ja... Read Morecket I purchased. Possibly even more important was the level of customer service I received from Patagonia when I had to return my first order because I mistakenly selected the wrong size. This combined with the quality jacket I now own made this an exceptional buying experience.
Brilliant light weight Jacket to keep you warm
I'm 5'10 and weigh 190-195 lbs. with a chest of 42in. I bought this in a M because I wanted a more fitting jacket than one with room to spare. If you are looking to have thicker layers underneath then I would recommend following the size guide.
Just a quick review on the fit of this jacket. Id like to mention as well I do own a large nano puff but I wanted to try out the medium. So Im at 190lbs with wide shoulders and some what large arms. The medium felt tight around the back and chest area when jacket was fully zipped up. The arm holes also felt a bit constricted and not very comfortabl... Read Moree. The medium did not work for me, so Id stick with the Large. With the large size I do have room for a fleece underneath and the back/chest area felt great (I do have a 43 chest) Arm holes had enough space to move my arms around comfortably. The large tapers out a bit leaving your abdomen area with plenty of room. If you dont like the tapered out look, the cinch chord at the bottom helps. Anyways this is my experience with medium vs large fit.
I have not tested out the jacket yet but I can share some Input on the fit. Im 57, at 190lbs and the Large size fits good. I have a wider back and chest so the large feels comfortable with room to layer. I can fit a fleece underneath comfortably. I tend to have bigger arms so the sleeves and arm holes feel just right with enough flexibility, not f... Read Moreeeling constricted. The jacket does seem to tapper out, I do have a bit of a gut (not huge) but never the less the jacket still provides plenty of room around the abdomen area. Hope this helps.
I love the main color (orange) but don't like that the zipper stitching color was black. Halloween is not year-round. So please change to a different shade of orange. I exchanged the orange jacket for the blue jacket for this reason (main color is bright blue and zipper color is dark blue). This is an Aesthetic suggestion.
Made to fit snug
The look and build quality of the jacket is great, but the interior space on these is quite narrow. You either need to have a very fit physique or wear something minimal underneath. The body of the large fit me perfectly, but then the arms are a mile long. Wish it would have worked, but I had to return it :(
Hello Mark, so sorry to hear this didn't fit properly in either sizes. Our designs and fits are constantly being revised and customer's feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes. We hope that we won't disappoint you in the future. Thanks for your review!
Awesome, all around insulated Jacket
Love the jacket. Massively versatile. Light, warm and good fit. Its my go-to jacket. I have 2. If I could change anything: 1). For most Patagonia items (not just this jacket)...I am 6.0 ft tall. I weigh about 170 lbs. I have an athletic build (broad shoulders and slim waist). Anything Large fits awesome in the shoulders... but is WAY to roomy aro... Read Moreund the waist... so I always opt for a Medium to ensure I have a snug, warm fit. However... the Medium often runs pretty snug on shoulders and chest.... so I feel like Im about to bust the seems when I really stretch. What to do? Can Patagonia offer an athletic fit version? Even if its customized? Id pay extra for the perfect fit. I think the idea aligns with your company motto/values. 2). Please bring back more fun colors! The color palette as of late has been pretty dark and drab... Spice it back up! Otherwise... keep doing you, Patagonia
Pocket zipper teeth rip arm stitches
Ive been buying and wearing the Nano Puff Jacket since it was originally introduced. Its very versatile, works well in a broad range of temps, and is excellent as both insulation and outerwear. At a certain point Patagonia streamlined the fit making it more fitted which I very much prefer. However, it does have a big DESIGN FLAW; the POCKET ZIPPERS... Read More. The teeth of the zippers are very fine and catch the quilt stitching on the sleeves when the sleeves brush by the body of the jacket (e.g. rowing movement; arms swinging etc.). The result is many pulled and ripped stitches on the body side of the sleeves. This could easily be rectified by using zippers with wider teeth with rounded edges. Patagonia, PLEASE address this problem. Thank you.
Very warm, yet comfortable.
Great jacket. True to size, yet because of my beer gut, a bit tight. BUT, even though it is not breathable(I think), walking around when temps are in the mid to upper 30s, with only a t underneath, I am very comfortable. I have a Pat, Wanaker Down jacket, and with only a t, sweat like a pig, even with temps in the 20s. So the NP is a great, comfort... Read Moreable jacket.
Little too tight
Just got a Nano puff Fall 19 size M and its really tight in chest, back and arm holes. Fits well everywhere else. Im 57 about 170lbs. Feels like jacket is going to rip in back if I move my arms too much. If you have narrow shoulders and chest might work for you. Will probably return it.
Great for casual uses!
I am from Georgia but go to school in Connecticut so I see a pretty big variety of winter weather. The price was a bit of a shock but man it was worth it. On campus, I can wear only a cotton tshirt and the Nano Puff on the way to class and be comfortable down to ~35 degrees! It truly is windproof. If I add a fleece zip up, or heck, even a champion ... Read Moresweatshirt, I've been warm down to about 15 degrees with a windchill of 5 (I still need a thick scarf and hat though!). Very outstanding performance. The DWR is also a big plus - I've been caught in rain and snow for up to 15 minutes and it's left me bone dry. Once a buddy and I had a drink spilled on us, he was in a Silent Down jacket and I was in the nano - the down in his got wet and put the jacket out of commission for a few days whereas the water just glided right off of mine. Back home the nano does great too - I can wear it if it's a bit chilly (60 F) and it warms me up without overheating. It's also great for lake fishing on an early morning before the sun comes all the way up and it's still a bit cold. Wouldn't recommend for super strenuous hiking or running when it's not freezing, though! It'll keep ya warm, but almost too warm - windproofing came at a cost of breathability and I've found myself in a cold sweat before. Little touches like the zipper garage and ability to tighten the hem are big pluses. All in all, I don't use this jacket for the most adventurous activities, but it does a great job and keeping me from freezing in the winter! I've had it for a year now and love it - aside from some super minor, superficial things (a couple stitch loops came undone) that don't affect the performance at all. Definitely a keeper.
I purchased this product for my son and had to return the first one, because of several holes in the sleeves. Now in this new jacket which he's had for 3 months there is a big gash in the arm. This is not for an active individual. The filling is coming out all over the place.
Hi Elizabeth. We are so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with the Nano Puff® Jacket. While it is a great jacket for an active person, it should be layered with a [hard shell](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-hard-shell-jackets-vests) depending on the type of activity it is used for. As always your jacket is covered under our Ironclad Guarantee. You can send it in as a [Return or Repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) with us at anytime.
Compact, warm, but coming apart at the seams
less than 2 years old, wore on road trips across USA and a 10 day road trip in the UK. no rough use, just tourist sight seeing and fishing off a flats boat, but the seam on one arm is just coming lose as if it was never sewn properly to begin with. So would not recommend if you plan any real actie use where the surface comes in contact with anythin... Read Moreg. I wore mine under a Barbour waxed coat so it was next in contact with the outside world.
Hey there Mike. Thanks for your feedback, we're sorry you're experiencing an issue with the stitching on your Nano Puff. We would be happy to take a look at the jacket and see if it something our repairs team can fix for you! You can begin your repair order [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Not sure what these other folks are wearing but Ive had my nano puff for 4 years and have Ever had issues with tearing and this thing has bushwhacked all through the White Mountain National Forest in NH. Super durable, lightweight, wind resistant, and dependable. Some little pieces of thread are finally showing wear but the jacket is still fully in... Read Moretact, no insulation lost, and its still super warm. Also it doesnt soak up your stank
Great! Have 2. Sleeve length differs a bit.
I'm 6'0", 170lbs, wear a 38 suit jacket and a 33 sleeve and prefer that my jackets fit close with athletic fit. I have 2 Nano Puffs. First one from FA 2017 (says it on inside tag) and it fits like a custom made jacket. Sleeves come right to the crease of thumb and pointer finger making me think sleeves are a 33. Almost always wear a ... Read MoreBetter vest or Better Sweater under it and it fits perfectly snug to wear all day (even in office if needed). Just got a 2nd one that says FA 2019 on the inside tag and everything is the same except the sleeves are about an inch or so longer, making the sleeves come down to my knuckles, adding a little bunching at the end, making me think its a 34. I prefer the shorter sleeve length but the new length isn't a big deal, as everyone has a preference. Other than that, same shoulder, waist, and length. Can wear down to the teens easily when using it as outerlayer when layers underneath.
I love this product. Just perfect for so many things that I do! Plus Patagonias ironclad warranty is awesome! I wore this jacket to death apparently. When I returned it for repair the service I received was the best I have ever had! Thank you Patagonia for a great product and exceptional service and warranty!
Thin synthetic jacket that is surprisingly warm
I like this jacket to layer with my hard-shells, since it provides good warmth without the bulk. By itself, it can handle cold and windy weather down to mid forties temperatures, with only a t-shirt underneath. For reference, this jacket is about 5 - 10 degrees less warmer than the micro-puff, and about 15 - 20 degrees less warmer than a Silent Dow... Read Moren jacket. It is the perfect jacket that also feels slightly fitted and thus very stylish, for chilling weather between 45 to 59 when you don't feel like wearing additional warm layers underneath.
Warm, lightweight and great fit.
As a skier who is on the hill multiple times each week and an avid Ice Fisherman I am always upgrading my apparel as money will allow. This was a great addition. Much lighter and less bulky than fleece or soft-shells that I had worn as mid layers. Also much warmer! The fit was exactly as expected from Patagonia. Highly Recommend.
Love love love
Once I got my first Nanopuff jacket, I had to order another because someone in my household was always “borrowing” it. Now, my husband and both our kids have them and they have become a winter staple for us. Remarkably, they are light enough and breathe well enough to be appropriate for SoCal winter evenings, which can be cool but not cold, yet sti... Read Morell be warm enough for winter break visits to Chicago. They are comfortable, easily cleaned, pack small, and look nice. Highly recommended!
super light and warm packable jacket. Doesn't breath well though.
Thanks for the feedback, Scott! For more breathability in a synthetic -insulated jacket, you may prefer the [Nano-Air](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens?q=nano%20air) series or the [Tough Puff](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-tough-puff-hoody-for-fly-fishing/81761.html?dwvar_81761_color=HEXG&cgid=mens-jackets-vests-insulated-synthetic#tile-23=&start=1&sz=48) Hoody. You're welcome to [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/topic/0TO1L0000002yyTWAQ/returns-exchanges) or exchange it so don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Nearly perfect piece of gear, with one small quirk
I've owned a total of three Nano Puffs now, 2 jackets and 1 hoodie. I feel like this is the most go-to piece of Patagonia gear everyone who spends any time outdoors should own (that, and at least a couple of R1 pieces!). However, might I suggest one small design upgrade that would make these pieces perfect: when you have the side pockets unzip... Read Moreped (as I usually always do), right off the bat, or eventually, the baffle stitching on the sleeves that run parallel to the length of the sleeves will start to snag on the teeth of the zippers on the pockets. This results in pulled threads, torn threads, and baffles ultimately coming unstitched altogether. I would suggest Patagonia design these so that the side pocket zippers are more hidden, or at least protected by another layer of material to avoid the threads of the sleeves getting snagged.
Hi Brian, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We truly appreciate this feedback as it's crucial to improving products for future seasons. We've passed this along to our design crew!
Way Too Tight Across The Chest
I'm a HUGE fan of the Nano Puff and currently own a FA17 (Fall of 2017) model. I love it and it fits great in all the right places. However, I went to buy a new one and was shocked how it fit. I double-checked the tag thinking that I accidentally put on a slim-fit. Nope, it said regular fit. I bought it, and took it home to compare with my old... Read More one. Yep, sure enough, the fit had changed. Ended up returning it :( Would I recommend to a friend? Yes and no. It's a great jacket, if it fits you.
Love it so much I got the hoodie version
I have worn a Nano Puff for a couple of years and have loved it. Amazingly versatile! I mistakenly ordered another jacket when I meant to order the hoodie version so I will be returning this one, but only because I want a hood for some extra warmth and versatility.
Recently, on vacation to a colder climate, my husband wore my Nano-Puff pullover as a base layer for half our trip and kept talking about how comfortable and warm it was. Hint taken! I bought him a Nano-Puff full-zip jacket for Christmas, and he can't stop raving about how warm and lightweight it is. I know, in time, he'll also be excited... Read More about how small it packs down.
Great coat. Fit great which is sometimes a issue for me being 6'2". Arms and length were good. (bought a XL) Only issue I had with it was I wish it were warmer. Seems too light for what I was hoping for, but that is not on the Patagonia. They obviously offer different models for all types of weather. I had the jacket on in 25 degree wea... Read Morether and I was cold.
Great for packing and wearing. Threads seem to be falling apart in less than two months.
Great jacket for layering and packing. I travel very often and this jacket is very convenient for packing and layering with professional looking clothes. One concern I have is about the jackets overall thread construction and quality. My jacket with several weeks of light wear showed loose and weakening threads from the arms of the jacket where the... Read More arms typically lay against the zippers. This jacket went from being my most professional and sharpest looking jacket to being one I do not wear in professional situations hence the fraying threads. Note to Patagonia please strengthen threads or something to mitigate this weakness. Much appreciation and thanks.
A bit tight.
175lbs, 6'3", 41L suit jacket, 35/36 dress shirt sleeve, 32" waist, cardio-athlete. I ordered the medium (navy) online, but will be exchanging for a large. The sleeves were a good length, and the waist fit nicely, but the upper chest felt like a small -- tight in the armpits and tight across the shoulder blades. I also ordered a size... Read More M (black) down sweater jacket, which had 1" longer sleeves, and fit me like it was bespoke. If you're built like me, then get a medium down sweater instead of the medium nano puff.
Great Warmth to Weight Ratio
I've been very pleased with the Nano Puff jacket. It's light enough that I can wear it under a blazer, but it's warm enough that I was walking around in it as an outer layer on windy, 30F day and felt completely protected. The fit is better than many new Patagonia products, that team to favor tall, slim builds. At 5'10 and 180 l... Read Morebs, mediums are just too snug for me, but many large items tend to be a bit long. Not so with the Nano Puff. Exactly what I was hoping for.
My second Nano Puff.
I have owned and used extensively a Nano Puff pullover for several years on canoe and backpacking trips, travel to Mexico and Europe, as well as just around town. I recently purchased a Nano Puff jacket, which with its full zip and handwarmer pockets will allow for a wider range of use. I am 6' 1" and weigh 190 lbs. The size LARGE fits me... Read More perfectly. I especially appreciate the sleeve length, long enough so that when I extend my arms the cuffs do not pull back. I have found that sleeves are often too short for me in size LARGE on other brands of jackets and tops. Both my Nano Puff garments are well designed and well made... beautifully functional and easily stuffed in their own breast pocket.
This is my 3rd one.
This is my 3rd one. The first one is still going; Tattered from use around the farm and in the shop; The second one was my town coat but it got a little tear and now will replace the first one; The third one is now my sparkly town coat. Great layering item for cool and cold temperatures.
Great Travel Piece
Very compressible and easy to pack away. Superior warmth for the weight and the fit is perfect. I am 5'10 and 175 lbs, the medium is a perfect fit as I still have a little room for layers. The only reason for not giving five stars is the fit at the collar. The height of the collar is a little uncomfortable initially as it hits at the chin. Thi... Read Mores has become less bothersome over time as the shape of the collar has softened a bit.
Really like the weight to insulative value . Never too warm, never cold. Very light weight air cloud feel. The rub comes in the fit of all your products. Have tried many other pieces, yet they all seem to be cut for someone taller than 6 ft weighing about 160lbs. I purchased my first Patagonia product in 1977. Have gone through many since. Would li... Read Moreke to be able to support your present mission just can't fit your products.
Nano Puff rocks - color option great too
Bought this classic - again -- this color / a lemon-lime - has caught a lot of compliments already. This coat works great for layering - nice slim line fit - works fine for 6'5" height - sleeves fit fine. Would like to buy another one with the hood - very practical item that will get a lot of use.
I bought a men’s large
I bought a men’s large nano puff jacket approx 4 years ago and it has served me well. I ordered another one same jacket, same size and it must be cut smaller because it does not fit the same and I’m the same size when I ordered previously. I love this product but am disappointed because it doesn’t fit like I wanted it to.
We are sorry that this jacket didn't fit like you'd prefer it to. We welcome you to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) this back to us for a refund or we can help you with an exchange if you'd like to try a different size. Thanks for the feedback on this!
Love my Nano Puff Jacket. Wear it as a base layer while waterfowl hunting and does an excellent job suppressing the cold. Have also dressed it up and worn to the office. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is for fit. I’m 6.4 and weigh 200lbs. The large is still baggy around the waste. Really wish there were tall options.
Got this for our 12
Got this for our 12 yo son, who has outgrown the "boys" section (long & lanky). This jacket is a little big, but we figured that he would be able to grow into it. So far, it has proven to be great (he's only had it a week) and best of all, he doesn't mind "putting on a jacket" to go out and play...
Weight to warmth ratio is crazy. I have been wearing the pullover version of this for the last 8 years and have transitioned it to a work coat. The heat I produce in this coat/jacket is too much for any strenuous activity no matter the temperature. Even shoveling snow, I have to have it unzipped. My wife always wore it to go feed the horses in the ... Read Morewinter due to its warmth and freedom of movement. She now has the workwear coat the she wears religiously. I have the down sweater, but the nano puff ( in my opinion) is the better jacket. i am going to be recycling the down sweater back to Patagonia. I am 6’ 0 with broad shoulders and the XL fits perfectly.
Purchased a large Men's Nano Puff Jacket and couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. The jacket is extremely lightweight, but provides plenty of warmth. Can easily wear anything from a t-shirt to a vest underneath it. Is great to travel with, as it packs down to a clutch size bag. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a mul... Read Moreti purpose jacket!
I'm 6'6" - Perfect Fit
For any long - armed tall guys out there, you know it's hard to find -anything- that fits both your body and your arms. This jacket fits snug to the body and also plenty of length in the arms. There is nothing worse then a jacket too short on the arms. This is not the case with this jacket. I am 6'6'' slim/fit and ordered a Larg... Read Moree.
Great Coat, Small Flaw
I have owned on other Nano-Puff jacket and one Down Sweater. The Nano Puff is a good insulator, is lightweight and fits true to size. There are couple of flaw related to the outer material. The material is easily snagged which is avoidable. The opening around the neck/chin area wears almost instantly from rubbing on my chin when fully zipped. I do ... Read Morenot have a heavy beard and consider this a silly oversight. The area needs to be reinforced with a more durable fabric. This is the same with the down sweater.
You just can’t beat Patagonia for quality. This jacket is lightweight and quite comfortable. I bought it as a match for my Nano Puff vest, which I wear most every day. I bought the same size as my vest (a Large). The sleeves on the jacket are a bit long but I can live with that - when walking in the cold I often pull the sleeves down over my hands ... Read More- very comfy.
Looking everywhere in every catalogue
Looking everywhere in every catalogue is a little frustrating ,but my son ,the recipient of the jacket kept reminding me of his previous nano puff jacket which he wore in bitterly cold Michigan as an underlayer and now he lives in New York City with much milder temperatures .This jacket fit the bill!
Great Jacket But Lower Quality?
This is my second Nano Puff jacket and I absolutely love it! This lightweight coat keeps me surprisingly warm during hikes, on the river, and around town. My only complaint? The second jacket started losing its threads by the second day. I wasn't even hard on it. I would still recommend this piece but I am less than happy with the quality.
Hey there Brendan! Thank you for your feedback on the Nano Puff Jacket and sorry to hear that the threads are coming out. You can use some Tenacious Tape or a dab of super glue on the ends of those threads to keep them from unraveling further. As always we want you to be satisfied with your gear so you are welcome to bring it to a local Patagonia store or send it in for a warranty [return or repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I love my Nano Puff
This is my second Nano Puff, the first of which I wore so much it became threadbare in many places. I'm pretty hard on my clothing and my Nano just kept on working. Eventually I snagged the zipper area and totally destroyed it but with the iron clad guarantee I am now wearing a shiny new one.
Everyone needs at least one
I personally feel everyone needs at least one puff jacket in their inventory. The nano puff is my new go to as a light outer layer and low impact base layer. Very packable and perfect for minimizing weight and space. Regulates body temp well across a range of moderate temps...you don't have to take it off if you go in somewhere warm for a whil... Read Moree. Solid investment
Nice casual jacket
Lightweight jacket yet very warm considering how thin it is. Very packable. Warm. Blocks wind. Comfortable. Heavy enough to keep you warm on most occasions. I've only had mine a few weeks but wore it in the Sierras on a breezy 30 degree morning walking our dog. Stayed warm and comfortable. If you're in colder weather, I'd recommend p... Read Moreairing with a layer. I'm 6', 200 lbs, non-athletic build, pleased with the fit.
Ladies can wear them too!
I jumped on to one of the annual 50% off sales and did not see a women's puff in the color or size I liked, so I decided to try a "men's" puff. I wear a M in women's and decided to try a S in men's. It does fit a bit differently than the women's jacket with longer arms, but the rest of the measurements are pretty ... Read Moresimilar. I love that the nanopuffs are made from recycled materials. They are good for chilly days, but can also be layered with other items for really cold days.
Under layer or over layer
I bought this jacket to use under a Micro Puff Storm Jacket I bought last March. The storm jacket was warm enough for temps in the 30’s and 40’s in upstate NY in March, but I sensed it wouldn’t be adequate on a 10 degree day in January without a warm under layer. The Nano Puff jacket has a slim fit and works perfectly under the more roomy fit of th... Read Moree storm jacket. I now have an extremely lightweight double layer that can handle the colder temps. The Adobe Brick Nano Puff looks so good that I’m sure I’ll be using it by itself as well.
Light weight, packable, comfy, funky inner lining which actually allows you to use it backwards! For real! (Brick color). It fits a little odd though, sleeves to long and tide body on a 6’2” 205 lbs guy (on the slim to normal build) the down sweater fits way better but left lots of feathers on clothes.
For a light weight insulating layer it’s pretty good. I bought this to replace a basic 650 fill down puffy that was at the end of its life. The Nano isn’t quite as warm but it packs about as small and doesn’t weigh much. The fit is just ok for me. it’s a little more boxy in the shoulders than I need and the waist has a tendency to ride up kinda wei... Read Morerd when I’m sitting. It’s stylish and mostly I wear it around town. For a technical layer I think I still prefer down.
This is the second Patagonia jacket I've had in green. Both have shown dark discoloring around the inside of the collar. So weird. It's not like I sweat profusely or don't bathe. I don't get it. Maybe it happens on my black puffer but I just can't see it.
We're sorry to hear this! Those stains appear due to natural skin oils rubbing against that specific area and do not affect the performance of the jacket. However, we understand if you'd prefer to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Well worth it
I knew you had a good product but was always scared off by the price. Well now that I got past that mental block I know why they cost a bit more is because that are worth it. You get what you pay for. A great jacket worth every penny. I will buy more Patagonia products as I have a need. Love them.
The perfect layer!!! And travel jacket.
Packable. Warm. Comfortable. This is the perfect layer. Heavy enough to keep you warm on most occasions. If you find yourself in very cold weather, pair this jacket with proper layering and you’ll find yourself warm without the feeling of being weighed down. Oh yeah, it also packs into a nice pillow for traveling!
This is a re-review. I have now had the jacket for several months, with some serious hiking and backpacking, along with multiple bike commutes in PNW winter. It is amazing in warmth to weight! Stuffs away in pack or travel bag to almost nothing, but keeps me warm and dry. Great under a rainshell or by itself in light rain. Pockets big enough for an... Read More extra camera lens or thermos cup, or hat and gloves. There are complaints about the light weight fabric. I would not wear this jacket without a cover whilst doing serious rock climbing, as I am sure it would shred the fabric, but that is easily avoided, and I am too old for that anyway. But it has served well in the back country with care for its inherent fragility. In my opinion/experience, it second only to my stand up shorts as the best outdoor garment ever.
The jacket is AWESOME but...
It was a fit thing for me. The large was too big and the medium too small. I’m a “normal” build 5’10 180 lbs. I was surprised , and bummed, I couldn’t find a fit.
We're sorry to hear the jacket's fit didn't work out. Please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service team](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) if you'd like to return that.
No Micro Green?
I have a very old version of this jacket. Looks nothing like this one (mines a half-zip, non-pleated insulation, with zippered chest pocket - at least 20 years old I would say). I was thinking of upgrading but I see there's no Micro Green color any more. That color is what inspired me to possibly upgrade. Please bring back the Micro Green colo... Read Morer (permanently). Best color yet! The score is for my old jacket.
Great jacket, but definitely won't last very long
Nano puff is a great jacket, its super light weight, easily packable. Unfortunately, it rips super easily on any kind of contact - brush against a door and you've torn a thread, brush against a branch and you've ripped it. I originally bought it to wear during activity but I don't think it'll last even a few months like that. Ca... Read Moren only wear this very cautiously and casually. The jacket is also pretty boxy, definitely not for the athletic build.
My first Patagonia. Pros: super light, breathable yet very warm. Love the color (New Adobe) not at all bulky and tucks down to almost nothing. Cons: After 3 months of wear, have quite a few pulls and lose threads at the stitching over the jacket. Considering the cost and reputation for quality, I would not expect to see this. If not for this one i... Read Moressue, I’d rate it 5 stars.
Warm, light, yes. Durable, no. Material is very delicate. Insulation popping out everywhere from micro-tears. Zipper broke. Upon returning it for repair, store staff told me that I needed to always wear a shell on top of it and treat it like a delicate sweater. Wish they had told me that in the first place.
5'11" 200 lbs athletic build. This jacket does what its intended for, which is to be part of a layering system. If you aren't an outdoor athlete/sportsman this jacket is probably not for you. It is not an around town jacket by itself if it's below 30-40 but held up in below zero temps on lake Superior with 20mph gust as part of ... Read Moremy layering system(windproof shell, heavy fleece and wicking base layer). With most Patagonia clothing I feel this is overpriced and definitely too fragile for the price. If you have a shell on with velcro wrist adjustments they will quickly catch the nano's elastic wrist bands and start pulling them apart, this is an easy fix that Patagonia should address. As others have stated the baffle stitching will start pulling loose here and there. All this wear happened the first time I used it on a four day snowshoe expedition. If your looking for a mid layer to add to your system this is pretty decent, it's light, not bulky and helps keep the wind out while keeping the heat in. With that said you could still find a better jacket for cheaper, but Patagonia does do a lot to try and bring awareness to environmental problems and puts its money into helping preserve all the great places this planet has to explore.
Love the jacket. Lot's of fraying.
Got this jacket at a gift at Christmas and love it. Very light weight and comfortable while providing great warmth. Unfortunately I have a hard time recommending it because within two months of wearing it there is a lot of fraying through the exterior of the jacket. I'm constantly noticing threads hanging from various spots on the jacket, to t... Read Morehe point where I don't pull them or cut them anymore so there are just a bunch of threads dangling from sleeves and the front of the piece. I only wear it casually, and can only imagine what condition it would be in if I were to wear it doing any sort of activity, which is kind of how it is marketed. Looks great, but if you're anywhere up close, it looks like a jacket I've worn for years.
GO TO JACKET
Wear the jacket all the time. Usually under gorex. I live in Juneau. Wet and an on the coldish side. Light weight. Fabric durable for me but the zipper comes off the track. I see these thin plastic zipper's a lot and have problems with them with other jackets. I wish the industry would beef them up. I think I am going to go for a jacket like t... Read Morehis with a hood and breathable side panels. Be even better.
Best jacket i’ve ever owned
This was the greatest jacket I have ever owned. I wore this pretty much every single day and it kept me very warm. I highly recommend this to everyone, but unfortunately mine was stolen at a bar the other night and now I do not own the nano puff. I am very very sad about this loss :(
Let me start off by saying that this is ALMOST the best jacket I have ever bought. It is warm, light weight, and such an amazing all around jacket with a horrible side effect. The stitching and threads come off with just about any contact. Patagonia was amazing enough to replace it because my first one was already tearing after two months of use an... Read Mored now my new one - within two weeks and about 4 times casually worn already has the same issue. About 3 stitches have already come undone on the right sleeve and one on the left sleeve. Im not sure what to do because this is by far my favorite purchase. I really wish the stitching was built better.
Try first in store before buying on line
New Nano puffs changed in way it is fit now. And if you like me a long time fan of Nano Puffs, and have two-three jackets of older generation.....it is true, the fit changed for the worse. Size XXL is no longer fit me in chest and way, way too tight in the armpit, very tight. And I am pretty comfortable in similar jackets size XL in MHW or NF. So t... Read Morery first at store to avoid paid/return process. Very disappointed. Such a nice product no longer fit.
Nice Jacker but...
This is a really nice jacket it was 26 and windy today and kept me warm with a tee shirt and hoody on under it. My only complaint is that when the side pockets are unzipped the teeth of the zipper grabs the stitching on the arms and pulls the string out. The same thing is happening to my wife’s jacket. Overall love the jacket just hope it stands th... Read Moree test of time! I’m 6’3” 210 and the xl fits great!
Fit has changed for the worse
Just purchased new Nano Puff to replace my old one. Bought same M size - much too tight in shoulders/armpits and sleeves too long. I know a lot of Patagonia customers are lanky climbers, but a lot more aren't at this point! I'm 6'1" 180 lbs and unfortunately large would be too big because I'd have to roll up the cuffs.
Not very durable
The Nano puff will keep you warm but I would not plan on using this for real outdoor activities. The shell material is very lightweight but is prone to snags. I wouldn't go hiking in this jacket because after an hour the shell would be wreaked. Also, the jacket does run small. I am 5' 9" and had to get a large.
I wish it was more durable
I have had this jacket for two years and I love it. The fit is great and it is surprisingly warm down to 0°F. I’ve even worn it sailing wear I was soaking wet. My only complaint is that it is not very durable. Within the first year, I had to send it in to repair a torn sleeve and I just sent it in again with 5 smaller tears. One of which is from th... Read Moree zipper. I would love to hear of a similar product that has a more durable outer material.
Just got my new nano puff last week and wore it to work right away. I am in and out of a vehicle all day, so I need to dress for the winter weather. This jacket looks really nice so I like that. Very light weight and packable. Good for layering under or over. It was 28F in the early morning with a breeze, and I had a sweatshirt under this, and it w... Read Moreas enough, although I wouldn't want to go much colder without another layer. Was out for a walk later at 37F with an extra lined flannel under and was very warm. Cut's the wind well. Fits me just right and love the sleeve length because I'm tall. I have room to layer a long sleeve thermal and a fleece under this, but it is slim enough to wear a heavier jacket over if needed.
Good midweight jacket
I'm 5-11 and 180 and the fit is fine and it looks great. Comfortable and super light in weight. When worn as midweight jacket it's warm into the 30s if you're active but not if stationary. I wear it as my mid-layer over fleece when skiing and its warm to the teens and not restrictive. I bought it on sale at a considerable discount; I... Read More wouldn't pay the full price.
Not a "Regular Fit" - Fit has changed.
I've owned a couple of Nano Puff jackets over the years and they have been great for all outdoor activities with lengthy sleeves and looser fit. In addition to the OLD R1, the older styles Nano Puff were my favorite outdoor piece. I recently purchased this newer version and boy has the fit changed. I am tall and slim and the new fitting is too... Read More tight in the shoulders, neck, and even the mid section. I don't use this piece to just walk around town, but for fly-fishing, camping, hiking, etc. where a lot of room is needed for all of the movements required for those activities. It's disappointing that Patagonia has changed such an iconic piece. We are not all rail-thin, high-energy output vegans here. The Micro Puff is even slimmer and I did not notice much difference between the two! Don't fix what ain't broke.
My 17 year old son LOVES this jacket!
My son is an outdoor enthusiast, skier, hiker and wears this everyday to school in the Northeast. He absolutely LOVES this jacket, however he has had it for about a year, and the zipper is broken- I just packed it up to send back for a repair and am hoping that Patagonia can fix it with their ironclad guarantee!!!
Best Jacket Ever...!!!1
Read some of the 1 and 2 star reviews and couldn't believe what I was reading so I decided write this review. This is the most amazing jacket I have ever owned. For anyone sitting on the fence about buying it...BUY IT !!!! First of all, it is for me the absolutely the warmest jacket for it's weight. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area wh... Read Moreich has a million different micro climates going on all the time. It covers practically most if not all weather conditions I encounter in SF. I have owned this jacket for almost 4 years now and what it amazing is that the color is almost the same as it was when I first bought it. It's hard to believe but I was in a store the other day and saw a brand new version of this jacket but in the same color. My jacket's color was still almost identical the original new version of the jacket and that's after many man y washings. The construction of the jacket is flawless. I have had not one seam break and unlike the Down Sweater (wear I am always losing feathers.....) this jacket has kept it's original size and shape from the start (like I said almost 4 years ago I bought this jacket) Bottom line...different strokes for different folks but I have to be the pickiest person on the planet when it comes to buying clothes so when I write a review like this...You know this jacket kicks ass.... !!!
The fit changed for the worse
I didn’t want to believe it...but it’s true, the fit has changed for the worse. I ALWAYS wear a medium in Patagonia, and have owned two Nano Puffs and countless other Patty items. Keep in mind, I am a tall, slender musician who prefers to wear form fitting clothes...but the fit on the new Nano Puffs has gone too far. Way too tight in the armpits (i... Read Morensta-sweat) and across the chest and back. I ended up returning it and finding a used Nano Puff from the 2015-2016 era. Far better fit! Bring back that fit, Patagonia! We don’t want the boxy fit from 2012, we want the slimmer fit from 2015... not this restrictive 2018 fit! Help us!
Nice jacket but poor fit for a tall average build male.
I have an original Nano jacket in size large and purchased a new one in my size large. It did not fit like the original. It was tight around the chest and neck. I reordered a size XL and it was hugh. Felt like I was wearing a poncho. I’m 6’5” and 200 pounds and normally wear a size large in regular fit and size XL in a slim fit. It has been a hassl... Read Moree in finding the correct size with Patagonia and never had this problem in the past. I’m giving up on this jacket style and will look for another style that will fit properly.
Nano Puffs,R1 Pants, R1 pullovers etc etc
I have purchased a few items over the past 15 years from Patagonia to include a 2005 Primo ski jacket, R1 pants, R1 zipped pullovers and Nano puff jackets. I have been happy with the ski jacket over the years but the R1 pants and tops have changed not only in materials & weight but sizing. The Nano puff jacket has gotten slimmer in the body and... Read More sleeves as well as longer in the sleeves and body. Not sure why Patagonia is not more consistent other than it manufactures in 3rd world countries. I would like to own more of these products in various colors but the lack of consistency is so frustrating. I owned 3 Nano's but sold one off recently and just returned 2 new ones because of fit. I also returned 2 R1 top pullovers and last year I was given a gift of the R1 pant and have not worn them at all other than to try on. Ill probably give them to a local thrift store. For a company that sells generally overpriced products made in 3rd world countries I guess I should expect nothing less.
I will never buy Patagonia product again
This afternoon I bough Patagonia Nano Puff jacket from REI. The jacket looked very good and put it on right in the store and then drove home. At home when put it off I noticed that the seam got loose on my shoulder. I read several negative reviews, but I was loyal to Patagonia and inspected every inch of the jacked at the store -- there were no def... Read Moreect.s I rejected another jacket I tried because of a small cut near the front pocket.
Pocket zipper design flaw
I am new to Patagonia, this Nano Puff jacket is my first purchase and I didn’t know much about the brand prior to purchasing. After I did some research, I liked what Patagonia represents from an environmental and reputation aspect. I love how functional this jacket is for all the reasons that most have talked about. However, I have had the jacket f... Read Moreor less than 3 weeks and there are stitches coming undone on both sleeves. I can feel the zippers catching some of these loose threads and making them worse. Why not just out a zipper guard on the pocket zippers? The jacket is nice but looks older than what it is from just wearing to work or casually going out. Not sure if others have the same experience but it’s sad because the jacket is awesome otherwise. Maybe I got a defective one or this could be common with a jacket that has some much exposure for loose threads. But for the money, I would like to see something more durable for very causal use over a few weeks.
I have used this jacket for the last couple of months and am about to return the product. First of all, it is not very warm and secondly the front end of the collar is higher than the rest of the collar and is constantly chafing my jaw/ cheeks/ ears depending on standing/ sitting position. Highly irritating.
Light and warm, very fragile
I’ve got both a pull over and jacket in the nanopuff line. The good about them is they pack very small and the weight to warmth ratio is very good. The bad, the coats are very fragile, the stitching along the baffles and cuffs snag on nearly everything that passes over the fabric. The coats don’t stay attractive looking for long, becoming misshapen... Read More and puckered due to the snagged threads. How can a piece of gear be expected to be rugged enough in the backcountry when a cat sleeping on my chest can leave it looking like a thrift store throw away?
I expected better quality: jacket has loose threads all over
I love the cut, the warmth, the material, the recycled-ness… but the workmanship on this jacket is the worst of any piece of gear I’ve used. I’ve had it for 6 months and maybe worn for 1, and it’s got pulled threads all over. One of the baffle threads on the jacket front pulled loose the very first week, and the recommendation from Patagonia custom... Read Moreer service was to patch with Tenacious Tape or send it in for repair, which I dutifully did at my own expense—was stitched with non-matching thread, which I took as a badge of honor: I am a person who repairs clothes. Put it away for most of the summer and fall and only recently resumed use a few weeks ago, and there are loose threads and pulled seams all over it. I am shocked that this fabled piece of gear that so many have used and loved came to me so poorly manufactured. I hope it was merely a miscalibrated sewing machine and that others have a better experience.
1 Jacket = all temps
This jacket is perfect for all temperatures. I have gone snowboarding in this jacket and used it under my shell. It kept me warm in -10 degree weather. This jacket has also kept me comfortable all the way up to the mid 60’s. Anything 70’s and above this jacket will be too warm for you.
The last jacket you will ever need!
Absolutely the best I have replaced every single jacket with just three of these a black a regular color like a grayish and of course you need a vest that’s all you ever need in your wardrobe. Patagonia makes really nice stuff whether you want to dress up or simply use a pair jeans !! Is worth every penny I bought one for every person in my house.
Warm Jacket, Strange Size
So I ordered a Medium after looking at the size guide, putting in my dimensions online, and reading through the reviews. Holy cow, this thing is HUGE. I'm ~175lbs, 5'10, and the size dwarfs my athletic frame. It's especially strange after going back through and reading the reviews mentioning the more slim fit others are receiving. Ho... Read Morepefully I'll be able to exchange this item since it's one I've been looking forward to owning for some time, it's just a little disheartening to need to jump through some more hoops to get the right fit.
Best layering insulted jacket you can get
The nanopuff jacket and hoodie is the insulated layer of choice for Alaskan fishing guides. So I got one myself. You can't beat the weight/utility/comfort combo on this jacket. It seems to have the inate ability to adjust to the elements, and not be too hot or cold. Throw a high quality shell on top and you are set for any situation above 20° ... Read MoreF.
I work with the military and we are always traveling to different places for training. In between training and traveling I've been through just about every sort of weather. When it gets cold I'm always looking for my green nano puff jacket to keep me warm. This jacket is excellent, perfect size, weight, and fit. When I'm wearing civi... Read Morelian clothes in the winter, I'm wearing this. Then when I'm training I switch over to the 3A jacket which is the same thing just in Multicam.
I washed a down sweater, meticulously following Patagonia's instructions, and it was ruined. But, true to their history and character, Patagonia offered to replace it, but with a Nano-Puff (as they didn't consider another down sweater 'suitable' for me - even though I swore never to wash it.). I assumed it would perform close to... Read More the down sweater. Sadly it is a million miles away: in warmth (it isn't) in feel, in looks - like it is empty. I am not an active outdoorsy person any more, and I guess the nano-puff is aimed at that kind of user. Picking-up on what an earlier reviewer says, I also feel that durability has been sacrificed at the altar of lightness. I cannot fault Patagonia for their service: they've been brilliant, for me, over the almost 40 years I've been wearing their stuff. I had an L in both garments and this suits me well, because I'm only 72 kilos (159 lbs), but 6'2".
Best jacket ever made
Living in Arizona this jacket is perfect for everything, fits great, extremely durrable, looks great, and the primaloft has the perfect balance of warmth and wind blocker for all my adventures in the city or the mountains. Im 6'2 and wear a large as i have a 6'4 wing span and prefer the longer sleeves and shoulder movement.
Outstanding Jacket for a wide range of temps
This is my everything jacket. I wear it and am comfortable in temps from 30- low 60s. After two years of regular wear, it is in the same condition as when I bought it, no issues with ripped squares or pulled threading. It is true to size but slim-fitting, which makes it easy to layer when necessary.
Not even close to a regular fit
Purchased to replace an old nanopuff.... the sizing has gone down by at least 1 size... it is a slim fit, and regardless of the sizing assistance on the website go up at least a size. Shoulders so snug that if I move to dramatically, they will tear... I’m a very fit XL, and an outdoor professional... it’s a great jacket, the sizing is just way off.... Read More
Just What I Needed
I was looking for a jacket that could be used throughout the year. I need a mid-layer for skiing, a hiking jacket that would keep me warm on night hikes, and cool on spring/fall hikes, a jacket that was perfect around the campfire, and one that could be packed super small, lightweight, and could double as a pillow. This jackets covers them all. It ... Read Moreis warm on cool evenings, and doesn't let me over heat on long strenuous summits. It goes on EVERY backpacking trip on go on. I have read that some of the stitching comes undone, I have had this for 6 months and have yet to find this. This jacket has taken a 60 foot tumble down the South Sister with me, while I got cut and scraped, this jacket didn't have a rip. I wouldn't go anywhere in nature without it. It first perfectly under my winter shell for skiing, and keeps me nice and warm and dry up on Mt Hood, when it is usually anything but.
Good. Just wish Patagonia would make sturdier products.
As a poor undergraduate geology student I used to lust over Patagonia's gear. Their stuff seemed so practical and useful but at that time I just couldn't afford the price tag associated with them. Years and years down the line I've owned a number of Patagonia garments all across the line. Recently I have been pretty disappointed with... Read More the quality they are putting out. Specifically to this jacket, stitching has come undone, threads are lose, and fill comes out regularly after just one season of use. My thoughts are that through saving money in production the 'ruggedness' of the products has suffered. This jacket is not the only thing I have had problems with either; t-shirts, duffel bags, and other jackets all age very poorly. For an upper end company aimed at outdoor exploration I feel like this is totally unacceptable. Just my thoughts. See you out there.
Sizing is terrible
Patagonia needs to greatly improve their seriously flawed sizing system. Im 5 11 and 170 pounds. Im a solid medium in everything that I wear. A medium in Patagonia puff jackets cuts off circulation around my armpits, and is weirdly tight around my waist. when zippered, I can't even swing my arms sideward because Im afraid it would rip the jack... Read Moreet. The only thing that works is the sleeve length. Everything else feels so constrictive that I couldn't even begin to imagine the sores I would receive If I actually tried taking it out into the woods for a trip. A large is even worse, its so baggy I could fit myself and a small child inside. Not to mention the sleeve length is so long only a orangutan's limbs would fill it appropriately. A huge jump from medium to large in sizing to the point where it feel like a XXL. I would highly recommend for Patagonia to revamp their sizing to appropriate standards.
Finally: Classic Navy w/o Contrast!!
My 10 year old Nano has been a go to jacket and this one is even better. It has a great temperature range on it’s own, is great for layering under shells or insulated jackets, and packs small. It’s warmer than my old one; either better insulation or age, I don’t know. THANK YOU for finally issuing in CLASSIC NAVY W/O THE ANNOYING CONTRAST. Classic ... Read Morenavy is like basic black and the contrasting colors only detract from the clean look and make coordinating with other colors more challenging. I hope that this is a new Patagonia trend!
My Favorite Jacket Ever But Why Mess with it?
I have 3 older versions. I can wear them all year long. Absolutely perfect. Warm,dry,packable. Layer perfection for skiing. Just nailed it. I'm a fairly new Patagonia lover,I have a closet full,but lately I am worried that this can't last too long because they seem to be shrinking the jackets. Everything is Slim fit now. I'm not fat,... Read Morebut the slim fit thing uncomfortable and is getting ridiculous and I'm afraid my love for Patagonia can't be a long term thing. The next size up are poor fitting. Why. Why Mess this up?
Seams a little weak.
I've had two of these jackets since November and both of them have had a seam on one of the boxes pull out,I'm very careful with the jacket,but it still happened twice. If this was fixed somehow on a future model I would get another one. Until then I would have a tough time recommending this jacket,which is unfortunate because I love ever... Read Moreything else about this jacket.
Love the product poor sizing
I have an older version of this jacket and love it but this latest version isn't even close to the sizing of the older one. I am 6' 2' and weight 183 lbs and the sizing calculator told me I was a large. My older Nano Puff was a large and fit me perfectly. This one is way smaller in the shoulders and not close to fitting. I tried an X... Read MoreL in a store and although the shoulders fit the body was way too large. Wish I could buy another one with this sizing it's a no go.
Must Have Jacket
I purchased this jacket in the winter of 2016 and it has easily been one of the best purchases I've made. It is deceptively lightweight,which makes you think the slightest cold breeze would make its way to your core. Boy,is that a lie. Not only is it wind proof,it is quite warm as well. It is great for just about any activity and I frequently ... Read Moreuse it in sub 30 degree F weather. I am also well pleased of its durability - I have had no issues with insulation or noticeable wear - it looks exactly the same as the day I first put it on. Y'all,this is akin to the mithril shirt Frodo put on in the hobbit (sorry,not sorry for the nerdy analogy). The elements should fear you when you wear this. Also,the forge grey is the ticket.
This jacket is light and packable but adds serious warmth. I use it daily around town and it keeps me comfortable in moderate temperatures. I then wore it XC skiing in 10* F and overheated to the point I soaked the jacket with sweat and ended up skiing home in my T-shirt. I also wore this alpine skiing in some pretty nasty weather at 13.5k and agai... Read Moren ended up overheated. It's breathable but really traps heat when you get working. It will not keep you terribly warm by itself when static in true cold weather,but I find it ideal for even the coldest temps when doing something active. I am 5'11,185 and a medium fits me with room for one mid-weight layer underneath the Nano Puff. With my frame a small was too narrow in the shoulders.
Beware: New Nano Puff's Smaller than the Old.
I have owned and loved one of these jackets for several years; and liked the one I own so much that I decided to purchase another one in a different color. The new jacket I just received is significantly more tailored than the one I now have - to the point it almost looks like a women's jacket and I can't begin to get it zipped up even th... Read Moreough it is the exact same (perfectly fitting) jacket that I now have. In working with a wonderful customer service rep at Patagonia,I was able to determine that I would have to now go to a size larger to get a proper fit through the chest and body. The problem with that option is that the length of the jacket and the sleeves of larger size jacket are both an inch longer that my current (perfect) one; and this additional inch would make the sleeves of the jacket too long (even for my 35 inch arms). The bottom line is: This is an awesome jacket that you will love . . . but only if you are skinny and don't plan to layer.
I have about a 10 or so year old version of this type of jack that was before nano puff but also not down that was getting a little long in the tooth. The material was starting to show its age. I didn't really need a new one but grab one of these last year when they were discontinuing a color. What a great coat and it is an upgrade,fit is a li... Read Morettle better and so much lighter weight wise for the same warmth. it is not going to get you through a cold winter day but a late fall/ early spring go-to jacket for sure.
Just a great jacket
I decided to retire my first Nano puff after 4+ years of wear,thorn snags,and campfire sparks,even though it was still holding up great. I got the same exact jacket again because it's awesome. Light,warm,and easily packs down for travel. The old one is either getting passed on,or going to the Patagonia recycle program.
Yet another great product
Wanted one of this for a long tie and finally got one for a trekking trip to Torres del Paine. Jacket did not disappoint... it packs up light and easy and was perfect after long days on the trail... or during some of the inclement weather we encountered. Jacket has enough features for what you need but is sleek enough to fit under a shell or other ... Read Moregear. If anything (and this goes for most all jackets on the market) I wish it had double zippers!
Not just a climbing or skiing jacket!
A fantastic,versatile jacket that performs very much as stated. It is warm without being too warm or constricting,fits well and layers without adding excessive bulk. I bought it primarily to keep me warm when riding my horse (although it will be going to the mountains of Colorado next month) hence didn't particularly want a bulky jacket. The ... Read MorePatagonia size guide and advice on sizing was spot on - sizing suggested XL but offered L for a slimmer fit which was perfect. In summary,a fantastic multi-use jacket that is not just for the back country!
Great all around cool weather jacket
I have had this jacket for a year and a half,it was my go to jacket at least 3 times a week. The fit was perfect for me,5'8,150,31 waist,a small was just barely tight in the waist and hip but loose enough towards the chest and shoulders that it gave me good movement,maybe a bit loose in the forearms but I almost always had it pulled up my fore... Read Morearms unless it was pretty cold. I got lots of compliments on it,classic piece with neutral styling that could be worn in the woods or on a chilly Sunday morning to church. With the fit it gave the appearance that I had a larger upper body,good for me,a thin runner. I think if I was an inch or two taller and 5 or 10 pounds heavier I would need a medium,but I could have probably been fine with a medium,I am kind of in the middle. It was too small to layer underneath,I could fit a flannel and that's all,but it was great for skiing,layer a shell over it. The temperature range was about 40 to 60 in the Bay Area with a t shirt underneath,but when I came to Utah for college it was good maybe another 5 degrees below that,I suspect because of the humidity difference. So it isn't as warm as a down piece,I'd say my ghost whisperer is a bit warmer,I'd even say my nano air is warmer,although that one is newer. My main gripe with it was durability,the brick quilting looks great and holds the insulation firmly in place,but there is a lot of stitching that can come undone. I noticed loose threads around the elbows and cuffs,high wear areas. The actual material was pretty good for the weight,only had one or two tiny holes where I had been a little careless. To be honest,I kinda beat the heck out of this jacket,I am pretty clumsy walking around and I'd bump into concrete and bushes occasionally,I've rock climbed in it,I've even done car and bike maintenance in it. The only things I would fix are the cuffs and forearms being pretty loose and the stitching being not very durable,however this is not meant to be an urban everyday jacket,it's intent was probably more technical and less destructive activities. I actually recently returned it because there were better options for what I was using it for,which was everything; I now have the fjord insulated flannel jacket for around town and an R1 for technical endeavors,I see the value in diversifying now. If you can't afford two jackets then get yourself this jacket if you're looking for a do it all,just treat it nicer than I did. The only competitors in this category I can think of would be the nano air,Arc'teryx atom LT,and TNF thermoball,all worth a look.
Get the next size up unless u are a string bean
Very nice coat however the size chart is misleading. Ordered the Large because of my shoulder size and the coat fits my shoulder witdth of 44 but is too small in the arms and body. I lift weights and am not overweight,my arms do not fit in the sleeves and the body is also slim. Tried the XL in another color and that fit great. Very disappointed to ... Read Morefind out the color I want (Smodler Blue) is now sold out in the XL. I will be returning the Large coat,and hopefully they get more in stock soon.
not warm or versatile enough
First off,jacket fit is not regular. I'm 5'8 160 lbs. the small is way too tight at the pits,and the medium is way too loose and long in the arms. I can care less about the fit but it's not warm enough. With a t-shirt underneath and this jacket around 45-50 degree,I was beyond cold. I used the Nano puff as a mid-layer and when the te... Read Moremp dropped below 40 degree,this jacket is pretty much useless.
wear all the time but should be better for the $
Since getting this I wear it as the go-to daily jacket for autumn-winter-spring,in NYC. I find it does just fine on the coldest days with a sweater or thick shirt underneath (1 hour plus at the playground,standing around). So that is awesome. And very comfortable. However the fabric by the zipper has ripped multiple times -- for something at this p... Read Morerice point I think that's totally unacceptable. Less serious - the design decision not to have snaps. It would be comfortable at a much wider temperature range if you the wearer could choose between zipping and just doing a snap or two. But it's superlight so I get the decision that was made.