I live in Northern California and I like to hike year-round. My challenge is that when I hike I tend to sweat, even in the winter months, so I was looking for layers that breath well yet keep me warm even if a little wet. I found the perfect combination in this Nano Puff vest along with Patagonia's R1 Fleece Pullover and a synthetic layer bene... Read Moreath that. This combo wicks moisture away from my skin, and the zippers allow me to regulate warmth and moisture evaporation very well. I also wear this jacket is great to wear casually and find it very comfortable.
Love the product; but sadly the company more. They stand behind their items adhere to environmentally friendly processes. Most companies are wear and toss. Not Patagonia! They do not need advertising because their product quality does it for themselves. All I can say is thank you and I look forward to future business.
I have been using Patagonia since they were Great Pacific Iron Works. My closet is filled with their products. They make good stuff in a sensitive manner and sell it at a fair price. I have never had a problem with a Patagonia product and this vest keeps my string of satisfaction intact.
Beautifully designed and sewn
Very high quality. This vest replaces my 20 year old fleece vest. So I'm still getting used to the slight rustle this fabric makes compared to fleece. I wear it inside late fall to early spring as we keep our heat 68F/20C in the winter. I also wear it hiking in the woods, observing wildlife. From the old comes the new, as the new leaf bud ... Read Morecomes from my winter heart
Ordered this and the Micro Puff to see which one I liked more... I went with the nano puff. Arm holes just right, and I preferred the lower pocket position. I did like the big inside pockets in the nano, but the nano was just a little off for me. Micro will be just right. The easy thin layer that adds a good amount of warmth without bulk.
This is the third one I have purchased and it is a spare for when one of my other Patagonia vests dies. I tried to get one repaired that I've had for years but they said they could not do it so I took it to my local place and they did some repairs for me. I use my two all the time and carry my wallet and cell phone in them since they come with... Read More zipped pockets. No chance of losing anything or have bulging pockets. I love these vests.
Just right for layering
The construction is on par with the rest of Patagonias jackets. Its not super toasty all by itself but its perfect for layering over a tshirt or sweater and you wont look stuffed if you throw a light coat over it. Ive been wanting this one for a while and refused to buy a cheaper vest. Im not disappointed.
Great piece for casual layering.
This is a great piece for casual layering from late spring until early fall. I own two. Blocks the wind and keeps my core warm without a lot of bulk. Ideal for air travel. Very packable. My only picky complaint is the way Nano Puff material wears. It starts out with a little structure - just right, but it slowly loses the structure and becomes... Read More soft and floppy. This doesnt seem to effect the warmth or wind protection, but it does feel more like wearing a bag. Please note - this only happens to me after a couple years of wear. Thank you for the current length of your vests. They used to be a little short, but not anymore.
Go to clothing
I use Patagonia clothing every day during winter. Whether skiing or going out in the cold, its my go-to jacket, or ski pants. Most clothing fits well but some stuff runs a bit slim. Like jackets around the waist. Im an in between size small/medium so most small items fit but sometimes have to go to a medium to fit my 31 waist.
Love this but fit didn't work
Vest is great, thin and warm. Used for fat biking and skiing in the winter, as well as just casually. I'm 6'2" and about 175 pounds and unfortunately, the vest did not fit. The medium was too short (otherwise fit perfectly) and the large was the right length but too wide in the body. A medium long cut would have been a perfect fit. I... Read Moref sizing works for you, it's hard to beat this vest.
Nice Fitting Warm Vest
I ordered a size L (5-10, 185lbs) - fits well. The one measurement they don't specify in the sizing information is the circumference around the buttocks. This vest has a slight athletic fit that drops down over the buttocks and should be OK for anyone with a measurement up to ~ 43- 44". The other nice aspect of this vest is a slightly hig... Read Moreh collar. When zipped all the way up, it comes to just under the lips (may vary person to person) but compared to other vests, this collar is a 1/2 or more higher than others. The arm holes also have a slight bit of elasticity to them. Both of these features really help seal out drafts. Ultra light weight warmth without much bulk!
Very Disappointed after receiving this as a Christmas gift.
I haven owned used the Nano Jacket for years and love it. I thought the vest would be a lot like the jacket but it is nothing like it as far as insulation. I received this vest as Christmas present. I now regret having put it on my Christmas list. The insulation is nearly none existent. I might as well wear two trash bags as the insulation would ... Read Morebe similar and the cost much cheaper. It is a misnomer to call it a puff vest as 'puff' is what it really lacks. I own many Patagonia products that I have reused for many years. I am extremely disappointed in this one and concerned that the company is heading the wrong direction if this is the type of overpriced and poorly designed product they are making now. Hopefully this is a one off mistake but I won't continue to buy products if this ends up being a trend. Very disappointing.
Thank you for taking the time to submit this feedback to us. We are very sorry to hear that this vest wasn't what you were hoping for and we'd be happy to receive that back for a credit. Additionally, we might recommend looking at our [Down vests](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-vests?prefn1=fabric&prefv1=recycled-down%7Ctraceable-down) as these will provide some more loft. If we can offer any [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/#searchterm=help), please let us know.
Nano puff vest!!!
It’s an interesting piece.. I have 2, a medium and a large... my only complaint is that I wish the torso length on the medium was a little longer... next... this is my go to piece when I need to add a layer, without adding bulk.. for a walk to the local bar, or when skiing... I find it extraordinary in the back country, while touring... it adds tha... Read Moret bit of extra to keep me just warm enough , without sweating... I pair it with a Capilene mid weight crew... and if no wind... toured in single digits comfortably... it stands up to years of use.. and the little bit of tenacious tape that stops the tears... just adds to the story.. get one, wear it... you’ll find a way to love it
5-star Customer Service
There was mistake on my delivery address and I message Patagonia to resolve the issue on a weekend. I am so surprised with how quickly I got a response and was so thankful that they went above and beyond to resolve the issue with my shipping address. I’m definitely going to order again!
my husband loves it, reluctantly
I bought this as a gift for my husband. When he opened it, he acted like he didn't need it, asked why I'd bought it (he's always complaining of being cold in the house), and told me I could just send it back (he's very frugal). I told him, OK, I will, but just wear it for the night with the tags on, try it. So he did. The next d... Read Moreay, he reached for it again, however, and told me he thought he might keep it! He's worn it every day since.
The vest seems very good. I think it looks good. I bought it for running, but I would wear it out socially for sure. It seemed kind of thin just to feel it, but I have tried it out on some runs at about 30 degrees and it has actually been surprisingly warm. I do not tolerate cold well. With just a couple basic long-sleeve synthetic shirts and the V... Read Moreest over the top, I have been plenty warm on all-day long runs.
After ten years of skiing, I’m still trying to perfect my layering. I have a nano puff pullover but it has seen better days. So I thought I’d give the vest a try and it was perfect the other day. Just enough warmth with no Michelin man effect. Love it. I got a large cause I will be wearing it over a sweatshirt, under my ski shell.
Looks great! Not very warm.
This is a very versatile piece. Looks good with almost everything. Not as warm as I hoped, but that’s ok. I have other vests for cold weather. Extremely light and packable. Comfortable with outdoor activities In cool weather. Definitely not for sitting around in the cold!
Nano puff vest
Terrible, very thin. I own a lot of Patagonia clothing and the Nano vest is sub par! I think maybe they forgot to put the puff in this vest
Hi Allen, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the vest. It's not the warmest vest that we offer so if it's just not working for you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). If you're looking for something warmer we'd suggest the [Down Sweater Vest](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-down-sweater-vest/84622.html?dwvar_84622_color=TATE&cgid=root&isSearch=true#q=down%2Bsweater%2Bvest&lang=en_US&start=1).
Wasn't sure what size to purchase as my chest is the upper end of the medium sizing chart. Ended up getting the medium and it is a perfect fit. I'm 5'8" ~ 165# w a 30" waist 40-41" chest and am able to wear with or without a fleece/sweat shirt under it. As advertised it is super light weight and so far warm (I've ... Read Moreworn it in temps of low 30's-40's F).
I got this vest about a month ago, before the cold weather really started rolling in, and it’s been exactly what I wanted it to be. It is warm and wind-resistant enough to wear alone over a sweater or flannel on moderate days and works great as a low bulk layer when it gets colder. It’s also been very nice for keeping my core warm while running. I ... Read Morewould say it runs just slightly small compared to the down vests and jackets. I sized up.
Perfect addition under a jacket
Bought this to keep me warm fat biking. Turns out I look for it every time i go out in the cold. It is a light layer that seems to make a huge difference in keeping me comfortable outside. Also the cut and look is pretty stylish even if i got the awkward green color.
I had this vest a few years ago and got rid of it because I wanted a different color. Bought the red this year and I love it. I’m 180, 5’9”, and I wear a medium. It fits snug, but it’s got a little room and it’s the right length so I like it. I don’t like vests hanging off of me so i went that route. It’s very functional to wear on brisk days and t... Read Morehrow a layer over on cooler days. Good product.
Awesome! But I wish they made a hooded version.
This is one of my favorite outwear pieces to wear in the fall and spring. I'm 6'1" 180 and the medium fits greats. It's a slimmer, but perfect for wearing an R1, R2, Better Sweater, or acollared shirt underneath. I do have a size large as well, which is good for layering over extremely bulky jackets or fleeces i.e. synchilla. Th... Read Moree only thing that would make this better is if they made a hooded version. There seems to be a lot of women's vests with hoods available on the market, but hardly any for men. I hike and fly fish a lot and a hood would be a perfect addition when the wind picks up on the cooler days.
Nano puff vest
This vest is proving to be a durable aternative to my nano air vest. I let fits well, has good warmth and seems like it will last many years to come. The nano air vest will remain my favorite, but the material is fragile and does not wear well. So if you are looking for a solid vest, I would say this is a great “go-to”. The large fits very well and... Read More is not excessively tight or baggy on a 6’ 3”, 200lb person.
Versatile, warm, attractive
The nano puff vest is extremely versatile. It is thin and warm so you can wear it alone or under a blazer, flannel shirt or wool winter coat when it gets super chilly. It packs up small to stow in your brief case. I have three of these in different colors to match my wardrobe. Has also has a nice snug fit with good length to cover the waste. I am 5... Read More 8", 162 lbs and ordered a medium. Small was too snug. Very thin though and may not be rugged enough for high friction activities.
Essential Clothing Item
This is arguably one of the most essential clothing items one should own. With its slim profile it makes for the perfect lightweight top or as an extra layer underneath a coat. The fit is simply perfect, especially when being active, with no binding in the shoulders at all. The Nano Puff version is extremely packable and perfect for travel.
Having a nano puff will eventually lead to owning a nano vest. It sells itself. Warm, light, durable and keeps plastic waste from the landfills. Throw this over an R1 on mild fall days, or can use as a solid mid layer when the snow starts to fall. 100% recommended. For reference 6' 18lbs and the L is a great fit.
Great for all occasions!
I'm 5'10", about 160lbs and I got he medium. The vest is what you've come to expect from Patagonia. Looks great, and quality craftsmanship. My only grip is that the sizes from year-to-year are a little different. I would like it just a little bit slimmer like last years model.
I now own three of these vests in different colors and wear them all the time, indoors and outside, at work or on the trail. I love the snug-ish fit so the vest is never in the way, and how it keeps me warm throughout the year. I wear it over a t-shirt in the spring and summer, or as a layer in other seasons. The cut/fit is perfect, and always look... Read Mores stylish!
A little snug for me
Have been a Patagonia devotee since the 80's and love their gear. This vest gets rave reviews everywhere and thought I'd try one at the great on sale price. Sadly I'm returning it today because despite being a "regular fit" it's just a little too snug for my comfort. I'm 62 years old now and not quite as trim as I... Read More used to be but it seems that Patagonia menswear has been sizing on the smallish size lately and I usually am a Medium. At 5'8" and 160# it felt a bit more constricting through the torso than I'm comfortable with. Other than that it looks to be the typical quality Patagonia product you'd expect. The men's Better Sweater Vest I got in Medium was fine and a keeper.
Sorry to hear that the sizing of the vest wasn't quite right. You're welcome to [return](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) it to a Patagonia-owned store or send it in for a refund or merchandise credit.
Great for Layering
I work as a ski instructor in Utah, whether its a cold January morning or some springtime laps this vest is amazing! This is the perfect balance between staying warm, yet not too warm. I wear it under my coat while teaching, and in the spring wear it over a flannel. Patagonia does it again!!
Takes the Gold
Just received Hammonds Gold Nano Puff Vest. I am very happy with the size (XL) and color. Sometimes Patagonia changes the shape of its product when they send out a new color scheme.. Not this time. I own 2 other Puff Vests from previous years and this one fits me the same. The Hammonds Gold is a great color and a little different for Patagonia. Tha... Read Moret's what I was looking for to help mix things up a bit. The Gold seems to have a little more brown mixed in versus the Hammonds Gold on their Fjord Flannel (appears to be a brighter orange on the flannel). Overall, I'm excited about this new purchase and looking forward to wearing it when the weather cools down. Thank you Hannah.
Great all around versatile layer
The vest arrived and i don't think i went a day without it for a couple weeks. Seems to keep me warm when I need it to and not TOO warm ever. I feel like that is my experience with anything nano-puff. It's a magical material in that way. Love the design, love the color, love the fit, and most of all, love the versatility of the vest in di... Read Morefferent temperatures. Definitely highly recommend this to anyone looking for a versatile layer for most temps and easy to use as a mid layer in really cold temps.
nearly perfect product
this vest does exactly what it is supposed to do - it's warm and windproof, but not bulky at all, so it can either we worn inside or outside other layers. great for traveling due to its packability. i would make sure to try it on before buying because the sizing chart seems to run very small. for example, it says that i should wear a medium. ... Read Morei am 5' 10" and 170 lbs (41 inch suit size) and the medium was very tight, so i chose a large instead, which is still fairly snug but loose enough for a heavy sweater underneath.
Very warm, might want to size up
For all shirts and coats, if I want a good fit then I get a small or even possibly an extra small. I was about to order a small, but I tried this on in Nordstrom and realized a medium would actually be a little snug but the good type of snug. It is warm for a vest and works good in all those aspects, but I recommend trying it on beforehand in case ... Read Moreyou might want to size up.
I’ve owned this nano puff vest for almost 2 years. It is an essential piece of my winter gear. Light weight, stuffable into a bag, and allows for more mobility than wearing a jacket. Keeps my core warm and blocks wind very well. My favorite thing about the product is how thin and mailable it is, and all the while keeping me warmer than wearing som... Read Moree jackets or sweaters. If there were to be any improvements a detachable hood would set this puppy up for like 7 stars! But even though it doesn’t have a detachable hood it is still an excellent product.
Love this Vest so much i have 2 and want a 3rd
Living in Arizona this vest 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 have 32" waist so i wear a Medium and it fits perfect!
Great vest while it lasted
I got this vest as a gift last year and absolutely loved it! The fit is true to size,it's warm,light,packs really well and is super versatile. I only gave it a four star rating because I unfortunately got a pretty big rip across the back of the vest on a trip in Peru. At the time,I wasn't aware of Patagonia's solid return/repair prog... Read Moreram,so there's a happy local down there rocking one with a taped back! I think my experience was unique. I must have snagged the back on something sharp because I put it through a lot. I hope to replace it soon. I definitely recommend it!
Excellent vest - a daily wearer!
I purchased this a couple of months ago,and I have been wearing it nearly 3-4 days of the week since. Between this and the retro-X vest,I think that this is the most flexible,and I wear it with pretty much everything: over a lighter tech fleece,under my cycling commuter jacket for a touch of additional warmth,or even over a bright button-up shirt f... Read Moreor something a bit less dirt-bag. :) Definitely well worth the price,and it fits beautifully. If I had any complaints,it's that it's a bit on the puffy side (it's a puffy after all) and I prefer my vests to be a bit more slim in profile - like the Nano Air. For what you're paying,however,this is REALLY hard to beat!
Awesome! But they shrunk it!
This is my favorite thing to wear! So light and warm. Looks great. However,beware because for some crazy reason the new version is much smaller. Bought another one and it is way tighter than my current one. I guess I have to hope the next size up fits right? Inconvenient. Not sure why they messed with perfection.
Versatile and Built to Last
I was gifted this nano puff vest for Christmas and could not be happier with the fit,comfort,and build quality. It has already served me well in both the office and on the ski hill as a versatile layer. While I have yet to test the primaloft synthetic insulation in damp conditions,I can attest to its consistent warmth. Patagonia continues to delive... Read Morer!
Good vest overall,but with a drawback
Great amount of heat and wind protection in a very lightweight vest. Not very breathable,but I wasn't expecting it to be. I like the fact that it is mostly made of recycled material. The only drawback for me is the design of the vest. The collar could use more padding to hold up better and feel softer on the chin. It tends to either press back... Read More on my neck or chin,or kind of fold down. This makes it less confortable which is a bummer for its intended use (pretty much whenever I am cold) and the price tag. Using a smaller size might have helped with this issue,but sizing down made the vest very tight on me (impossible to wear anything else than a thin t-shirt). In sum,small changes could make this good vest an awesome one.
Fantastic vest,just a little tight around waist
I've had my vest for almost two months now and I absolutely love it! I usually wear this over a flannel shirt and it keeps me very warm,I often have to unzip it for car rides though as the insulation can get to be a little much if the heat is on. I only wear gear with synthetic insulation,and being a 5'7 male at 130 Lbs with a 30 inch wai... Read Morest,finding the right clothes can often be a challenge. Overall,I love this as an all purpose vest for chilly Vermont weather.
Love the quality and style
Forge Gray great color the vest is very good quality and nice looking... I ordered a M based on other reviews I like snug fit but the M was much too tight around the chest waist and shoulders even with just a tee shirt!! a sweat shirt would never fit under it.... I had to rtn for a L I'm 5-9 170lbs
I was never much of a vest person. I have several in my closet that never get worn. Since I purchased the Nano Puff Vest,I have worn it almost every day. It takes away the morning chill of 50' and is perfectly comfortable at 69'. I live in the mountains and it's usually chilly.
Does it's job well!
I bought this ahead of a backpacking trip in Yosemite,wanting something light and packable that could add some warmth. It was perfect for the trip,being easy to stuff wherever in my pack,not adding much weight,and adding a perfect layer of warmth during the cold evenings and mornings.
Very thin,but warm. Sizing is weird.
I'm 5'10",170 lbs.I usually wear size Large in most other brands of clothing,but found the Large for this vest fit more like an XL. Meanwhile,the Medium fit somewhat perfect around my chest and shoulders,it felt a little snug around my waist when zipped and feels like it could maybe use another inch in length. I'm realizing for... Read More Patagonia,I'm a Medium. The slightly snug fit of the Medium was preferable to having something that was way oversized. (Large looked like I was wearing a Glad bag,and it was only 1 size up.) Aside from that,the vest is amazingly warm without the bulk,and the materials feel soft. I suggest that you spend a good amount of time trying on the different sizes to ensure you get the right fit you're looking for. The Nano Puff is awesome,I even picked up the jacket version. Nothing else like it!
Only vest that I like
Tried other vests that were too boxy and or sizing was off as I'm sort of between a small and medium. I like a snug but not too tight fit and I like how the small fits me in this vest. I actually have the legend green and the new black and work great over a tshirts/shirt. I'm 5'11 and 160 thin but athletic in stature. Some may not li... Read Moreke snug like fit but I do. Great vest for warmth and weight for any activity or just around town.
Love the product
I bought this a month ago just as a 'round town extra layer in San Diego winters,not to strenuous an assignment. I usually wear a large (I'm 6'4" 180),but the large was too big. I returned it for a medium,which I ended up keeping,but it's a tiny bit snug.
Bought this as a gift for my picky husband. He hates how bulky other vests are,but loved how thin and sleek this one was. He likes things to be more fitted,so I got him the large,but if you need a little more room I'd recommend sizing up. I can't comment on how warm it is,but if you're buying a vest you're probably layering anyw... Read Moreay.
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