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Women's Nano Puff® Vest Reviews

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September 14, 2023

Good all seasons

I originally ordered a small fit but would not be able to wear anything heavy under it medium size is a little bit big but more comfortable I would recommend up a size

September 13, 2023

i love this vest and wear it everywhere

Warm, useful pockets, lightweight. Really it is my go-to for walks and hikes, but also for shopping, eating out, work, etc etc. Useful alone or as a layer. Not bulky. Fit is perfect for me.

September 3, 2023

The Perfect Vest

I live on the California coast and this vest is perfect for my bike rides along the water. Super light, perfectly warm and very stylish. It’s also great when you’re just going out for an evening.

September 3, 2023

Nice vest

Good vest, lightweight with enough warmth. Fit is narrow across the shoulders, and fits well through (around) the torso.

August 31, 2023

Light weight and warm but runs small

This vest size runs small compared to other products. Other than that it's really light and thin with warmness. I'm thinking about exchanging with a medium size.

August 29, 2023


I have the Nano Puff jacket & parka and LOVE them. I ordered a vest in S because that is what I have in those products. The vest is a little snug, it could work but I know better than to keep an article of clothing that isn't quite right. I wanted this vest to head to Maine and so I am disappointed it won't be making the trip with me!... Read More I will stop by a local shop and try it on in a medium. It's a great vest - just a tad too tight to suit me (I did think did I gain weight, but I tried on the jacket to make sure that still fit - it did!

August 24, 2023

fits tighter than usual small size

The vest seems really light and warm but runs a little tight compared to the other product of Patagonia.

August 24, 2023

Just okay

This vest is just your average PNW vest. It’s pretty thin for the price. Size runs small.

Response from Patagonia
August 30, 2023

Thanks for the feedback Amanda. If you were looking for a thicker vest option, we recommend checking out the [Women's Down Sweater Vest]( Please note, we're happy to provide garment measurements to help you find the perfect fit, you'll just want to connect with our customer service team.

August 20, 2023

Super cute an inch too small

Still have and use my 8 year old vest with pocket sewn shut as the zipper broke years ago. Thought Id treat myself to a new one. But the hips were an inch too small (compared to last one). Would have exchanged but out of large.

Response from Patagonia
August 22, 2023

Thank you for this review, Marjorie. Please remember that if you wish, you are welcome to [return]( them for a refund.

August 11, 2023

Too tight in the hips

Ordered an XXL. It was much too big overall. Got an XL instead and now it doesn't fit in the hips. No middle ground.

Response from Patagonia
August 15, 2023

Hi Nicole! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you've had finding the right size. Feedback like this is crucial to making improvements so we'll share this with our design team. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

June 21, 2023


I have this jacket in a medium and it fits me perfectly. So I ordered the vest in the same size and it is too tight around my hips. A large is too big elsewhere.... I need the medium size to regonize that many women (even tall skinny women like me) have hips. I'm 6 ft. and 150 lbs.

Response from Patagonia
June 23, 2023

Hi Julie! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on the Women's Nano Puff Vest. We're really sorry to hear the vest was too tight in the hips. We greatly appreciate this feedback and we'll share this with our design team to keep in mind for future seasons. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

May 5, 2023

Love these vests

I have 3 love the fit and lightweight but keep you warm for a bit of a chilly night

April 29, 2023

Perfect weight all year round

The medium fits well on the torso and the length is good but it seems to be cut for really broad shoulders. There's alot of loose material across the chest. The small fit better in that area but then it was too short.

April 27, 2023

Its warm not bulky. Love

Its warm not bulky. Love it that I can roll it into a small roll and put it in my backpack. Love it.

April 24, 2023

Bought this as a gift

Bought this as a gift for my wife and she loves it!!!

April 20, 2023

Love it!!

I have the nano puff jacket and had to have the vest too!!

April 13, 2023

Runs small but its adaptable

I love the quality but the medium is well fitted so Ill wear this with a light shirt under or a light, fitted sweater. I have almost all of the other nana puff in fitted medium and they fit fine with more layers underneath. But this is an in between summer and fall item. Or, you could wear it under another coat as a layer.

April 13, 2023

Nano vest

Beautiful color lovely weight, but needs someone who at least 3-4 inches taller than me. Sent it back.

April 11, 2023


Purchased for my Daughter in law and she loves it. Perfect for cooler golf days as well and casual day at work.

April 5, 2023

The perfect vest

Lightweight and thin, very comfortable, durable. Everyone I know wears these vests 9 months a year. A basic wardrobe piece.

April 5, 2023

I love my vest. My

I love my vest. My only complaint is the collar is too wide when I zip it to the top. It pokes me under my chin.

April 4, 2023

Recommend with reservations

I don't get the sizing discrepancy. I got a full-zip retro-pile jacket the same day as this nano vest, in size large. My intention was to use both as a mid-layer or outer layer on cool days. The jacket is definitely roomy, plenty of room for 2 layers underneath, whereas this vest is tight with zero stretch, only room for a single thin layer un... Read Morederneath. So I like it a lot, but I wish the sizing was more consistent across product lines. I would say this 'large' is two sizes smaller than the retro-pile 'large,' particularly if you have a generous bust.

Response from Patagonia
April 12, 2023

Hi Ann, we're very sorry to hear about the size difference you experienced between the two vests. Please feel free to take advantage of our [complimentary exchanges]( at your earliest convenience.

March 30, 2023

Nano puff Vest

I bought the vest to match the jacket for my girlfriend, who is always cold. It fit perfectly and was a nice complement to the jacket if it got a little colder.

March 27, 2023

Love a vest!

It runs a bit slim fit at first but seemed to stretch in the right place as I wore it.

March 23, 2023

light weight

My daughter and I both have this nano puff. It packs nicely into a ski backpack. The fit is good with some room for a fleece underneath.

March 22, 2023

My daily wear

I had to buy a second one in the same color since I have been wearing mine daily. The first is getting a bit worn, so will be shifting to yard work attire. These vests are the perfect layering piece, wash up very well and are flattering. I also now have 3 nano puff jackets in different colors.

March 22, 2023

My Favorite

This is my third Patagonia vest, the second one being exactly like this one and the one before that having diamond-shaped stitching instead of boxed. I wore and wore the first one to the point of tiny holes near the zipper. Then I got the second one and have worn that for years also. Still using that one some and just started using the third. It is... Read More light in weight but adds so much in comfort. Glad they are still making it. I just wish they also still made a light weight zip up fleece like the one of those that I have worn for years too.

March 22, 2023

Super warm vest.

I absolutely LOVE this vest. Perfect color, weight. Great construction. Perfect to dress up or down.

March 21, 2023

Comfortable and added warm on

Comfortable and added warm on overnight flights. I have 2 of these vests and would buy again.

March 16, 2023

Great Vest

As with all Patagonia products, this Nano Puff vest is well made and stylish. I ordered a size large, one size larger than normal for me, because the medium that I have is slightly tight, as I've gained weight. I was surprised at how much bigger the large vest was than the medium that I have, in fact it was so large that sadly, I had to return... Read More it.

March 15, 2023

Great item!

Warm and cozy, lightweight, great for layers

March 13, 2023

Great quality

Great quality but a bit overpriced if purchased with a regular price.

March 3, 2023

I love that the vest

I love that the vest is lightweight and fits easily under a parka or coat. It fits great, and looks good with pants.

March 2, 2023

not a great fit for me

Even though I'm larger on top and smaller through the hips, this was too tight in the hips and then too large on top. Given how long it was, I knew I couldn't move up to a larger size, so I returned it.

Response from Patagonia
March 7, 2023

We're sorry to hear the fit wasn't quite right on this one. You're welcome to check with the Patagonia-owned store in your region for any fit questions, returns, repairs or exchanges. Of course our [online return portal]( is also a great option. Please don't hesitate to contact Customer Service if you have any additional concerns. Thank you for taking the time to send us a review, Karin!

March 1, 2023

Nice and Warm

The vest is a good fit-Not to loose and keeps you warm. As always, the quality is great!

February 25, 2023

Very Nice

I really like my read vest. I normally fit into a medium. But I didn't want a tight fit. So I went a size up. It feels more comfortable this way and not snug. Very warm for a light vest.

February 23, 2023

Light as a feather, but warm!

When I opened this up I was laughing - it seems like it's not filled with anything, just fabric. But, remarkably - it is quite warm! It's not going to rival down or anything, but I'm excited for it to fit in with my gear on a month long trekking trip to Nepal with very limited baggage. This adds almost zero weight, and if scrunched u... Read Morep I can literally hold it in my two fists.

February 23, 2023

Light, warm and well-designed

I love the look and the design of this vest. Zippered pockets are well thought out, elastic at the armhole lets you move. Seaming in the back gives a flattering fit. Four stars because the fit is a little too close to the body for my 65 year old body. But Ive been wearing Patagonia for 36 years and Im not going to stop now!

February 20, 2023

3-Season Staple

I have two--a winter staple with an R1 zip-neck underneath and Nano Jacket over. Love how they glide on when layering. Little details that would be great are if they came with a few extra zipper-pull tabs. Those seem to frequently break off in the washing machine, and two-way zippers. Also would love to see the Dark Ruby color from Winter '21 ... Read Morereturn, along with more neutral colors and fewer pastel colors.

February 20, 2023

3-Season Staple

A staple! Wear it all winter with an R1 shirt underneath, and Nano Puff jacket over. Love that it glides on as an underlayer. Only wish it came with a two-way zipper which I prefer as an equestrian. Would love to see it available in the Dark Ruby color of Winter '21!

February 14, 2023

Comfy and classy

Fit is great. Weight of this vest is perfect as the finishing touch to a casual outfit and also a fabulous mid-layer for added core warmth under a jacket.

February 13, 2023

Good for winter golf

This is great for layering. Light weight, not confining and looks great.

February 12, 2023

I chose the small size

I chose the small size because I have a slender build but broad shoulders. the medium size was too baggy and large around the torso. the small fit my body but is sort of tight in the arm holes. I have an athletic build and was hoping it would feel more comfortable for doing activities and for just wearing casually. I didn't recognize how tight... Read More the arm holes were until I wore the vest for a few hours. In the store it seemed to fit but once I started to move in it, it just feels a bit too small.

Response from Patagonia
February 21, 2023

We're sorry to hear this vest didn't fit you properly, Carolyn. Please keep in mind you can [return]( anything that doesn't work out for you.

February 11, 2023

I love Patagonia. I tried

I love Patagonia. I tried this vest and anther Patagonia vest in medium and large. The problem is they are all shaped for very curvy women. On me, they gap around the breast and arm holes. I prefer the shapes from years ago that were flatter. Can't you offer some choices? I can't wear any of your jackets or vests now.

February 11, 2023

This is my third nano

This is my third nano vest and it provides a snug fit and an additional layer in my Alaska environment!

February 11, 2023

Love my vest

I am 130 pounds and 69 so my middle section is larger than it used to be! That said, the Medium size is necessary to zip the vest. Yet it does not appear too large in my chest and shoulders. The navy is accented with a lovely trim. The vest is warm and comfy.

February 10, 2023

Perfect Outdoor Vest

This is a very light weight vest that is perfect for playing golf on those not so warm days. It is warm but not bulky. Also looks great.

February 9, 2023


Light weight & warm layer for snowboarding & splitboarding.

February 9, 2023

This works for everything! Trim cut - love this!

I bout the jacket too in a different color as I can wear this everyday for various reasons. It is a slim but true to size fit. I wear a small or size 4 in almost everything and this is in that category. Light and so easy to wear. Looks nice enough to wear to work. Warm for layering. I really appreciate the fit, color and warmth! - options, durabili... Read Morety.

February 9, 2023

Bought this without trying one

Bought this without trying one on because I thought it would fit the same as the jacket which fit me well. It was way more snug than the jacket not allowing for layers underneath. Truly disappointed. Customer service was excellent as far as returning.

Response from Patagonia
February 16, 2023

Hi Ellie, thank you for this feedback on the fit of this vest; we're sorry it was too snug! When shopping you can always reach out to our Customer Service Team, and they'll be happy to provide specific measurements so you can feel confident about the fit of your purchase. Thank you for returning it, since we want you to be happy with everything you get from us!

February 9, 2023

Pretty light pink

I have several vests in this style. Living in Maine means wearing layers much of the year. Adds a great deal of warmth. Love!

February 9, 2023

Puffing Great

Love the Nano Puff Vest. Own more than one & just wanted to add a new color. I layer the vest over a top & under a heavier down jacket on a really cold day. Then as it warms up, I can start losing the layers. Great fit. Wish my new blue one was reversible bc the inside is a very cool kinda umbre/tie dye-ish print - that would look really co... Read Moreol if it could be worn on the outside.

February 9, 2023

Perfect lightweight warmth

This is my go-to vest when I want a lightweight and easy packable layer for any event or activity. I take it on walks, hikes, travel, shopping, or out for dinner. The vest fits true to size and is comfortable to wear as an outer layer or under a jacket. Love it!

February 9, 2023

Very comfortable

This is a little snug on me, but I still love it. A gorgeous color and very comfortable. I'm motivated to buy Patagonia's products because of the quality and their environmental practices!

February 8, 2023

This vest is very well

This vest is very well made, with several pockets and good materials. However, the fit did not work for me. The vest continually rode up, and seemed to be too loose around the arm holes. The stretchy darts on the sides of the chest area also seemed to be part of the problem.

Response from Patagonia
February 16, 2023

Hey Linda, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that the fit on this vest is not working for you. We advise checking out the [Women's Down Sweater Vest]( as an alternative.

February 7, 2023

Runs small

It's a great vest bit I am giving mine to a friend because it's too snug. Ordered L but it fits like a M..

Response from Patagonia
February 15, 2023

Hey Susan, thanks for the review. You're welcome to exchange so long as you're exchanging out for the same item at the same price in a different color or size. Exchanges through our exchange portal are only eligible for orders, if this applies to you, you can begin the process [here](

February 7, 2023

I am short waisted

Patagonia, the reason this vest doesn't work for me is because I am short waisted and should take a small but because I am a landscape gardener I am constantly reaching in one direction or another, up to prune semi-dwarf apple trees, down to weed or get something off the ground, outwards to pull a cart full of redwood chips...I need more flexi... Read Morebility in the shoulders and arms which the small doesn't provide. I love the feel, lightness and 'smoothness' of Nano vests. I still have an old well-used and loved one of these vests and want another.

February 7, 2023

super comfy

I have been wearing this vest since I got it. I love it!

February 6, 2023

Love the "Nanos"!!!

I love the Nano Jackets and Vest!!! So light and warm - made with Eco Impact in consideration!!! Goodly color choices (More Greens Please) - Great tailoring and fit!!! I can see the Quality and attention to details - And I want "Fair-Trade" for People's Labor!!! Thanks Patagonia!!!

February 6, 2023

I have this vest in

I have this vest in two colors. It's nice and light weight

February 3, 2023

quality not as good as previous vests I've purchased

The vest runs small and is a very snug fit. I have several others that are a medium and they fit fine. The fabric is not the same quality as the other vests either.

Response from Patagonia
February 14, 2023

Hi Christine! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the disapointment with the fit and quality. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

February 2, 2023

Fabulous vest

Once again Patagonia did not disappoint. The vest is perfect for biking in Florida in the winter. Simply love it!

February 2, 2023

Great color, super warm and

Great color, super warm and comfortable

February 2, 2023

Love the color

I just love this vest. I could have went with a small also, but wasn't sure what I wanted to wear with it so opted for the medium and it is a little roomy.

February 2, 2023

Perfect layer

Love my nano vest! Perfect layer when down is too warm or bulky. Love the 3 zip pockets for essentials! Stuffs into the pocket for easy packing.

February 2, 2023

Great fit warm but light

A great addition to my winter/fall/spring wear

January 29, 2023

Unfortunately I only gave this

Unfortunately I only gave this three stars as it is very unflattering on me. I have a pear shape figure and it is not always an easy shape to find a good fit ie. in an a-line dress I easily fit a size 4, and jeans always a 6. This jacket barley fits over my hip area (could probably use a bigger size here) YET it is too roomy in the bust (I am an A ... Read Morecup) so in summary not entirely flattering. This is of course the drawback to online shopping, had I tried it on in a shop I probably wouldn't have purchased it. Saying that.... It is extremely practical though and so is getting a lot of use! I get very cold very easily especially across the shoulders and neck as soon as there is any draft. This jacket is super light and folds up tiny, easily shoved into a backpack or even handbag. I also use it to sneak as an under layer when wearing something smarter. I had to attend a dressier occasion where I wore a dress, boots and jacket. I wore it under my jacket, with a scarf covering the neck line. As it is thin it is not at all bulky and I was very grateful for the warm layer. I would therefore recommend it to a friend who needed a light, yet warm extra layer that can fold up tiny and travel wherever you go when not needed.

January 28, 2023

Much thinner than past nano puff, fit is tight in waist.

I'm so disappointed in this vest. I have a nano puff jacket from a few years ago that I absolutely love, so decided to get the vest. I ordered the same size as my jacket (which fits perfectly), and the waist is SO tight. Why has the waist gotten so tight in Patagonia with the latest styles? Apparently women with relatively normal hips are not... Read More the model size. Also, I know this is Patagonia's thinnest fill and the whole thing about the nano puff is being thin but somewhat warm, but it's probably half the thickness of my nano puff jacket. Literally some of the baffled sections don't seem to have any fill at all, it's just 2 layers of thin fabric. Honestly it seems cheap (which it's not, obviously). Big disappointment. I've been buying the brand for 20+ years but unfortunately end up returning most things any more.

Response from Patagonia
February 8, 2023

Hi Lucy, thank you for sharing your experience with the Nano Puff Vest. We're so sorry this fit wasn't good for you! And while the vest is thin, it should be warm for its weight. In any case, we're glad to see you're returning a product that wasn't going to make you happy. Please reach out to us if we can help you find something that will work better for you!

January 28, 2023


Fits great and very warm

January 27, 2023

Nice vest but runs way too small

I love and own so much Patagonia gear, but the sizing frustrates me. I wear a medium in all other clothing brands but have to buy an extra large in Patagonia because they run so small.

January 27, 2023

Designed for Barbie

I was really excited to see this vest on sale. I'm always a M in Patagonia tops. However, this vest had such a weird fit - very large in the chest and slim in the hips, like it was designed for a Barbie doll! It's noticeably loose in the chest and I'm not flat chested! It's tighter in the hips than my other size M Patagonia jack... Read Moreet. Disappointing.

Response from Patagonia
February 7, 2023

Hi Justine, thank you for sharing this review of your Nano Puff Vest. We're sorry to hear this fit wasn't right for you! Please feel free to start your [return]( at any time, as we want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with their Patagonia products.

January 26, 2023

Nice sleek vest, could use some small improvements

This is sleek and nice looking. I appreciate the easy maintenance synthetic. It does run small. I'm a large in Patagonia fleece and could barely zip up the large in this - size up! My main quibble (a minor one) is that the shoulders are cut too far in. I think it gives the shoulder a weirdly puffy look. If the shoulders could come out about 1&... Read Morequot; more, it would be perfect.

January 25, 2023

Very comfortable keeps me warm enough if Im wearing a long sleeved top

when buying Patagonia tops and jackets, fleeces etc I alway have to buy large. In all other brands I wear a small top and a medium jacket. The large in Patagonia wear is just a little to big but a medium just doesnt feel comfortable.

Response from Patagonia
February 2, 2023

We appreciate your feedback, Patti! The Nano Puff Vest is a regular fit style, while other may be slim or relaxed which could affect which size feels best, depending on layers.

January 25, 2023

Great vest

Great fit with an extra layer of warmth

January 23, 2023

Love this vest

BUT, the large was too small. I must be between L and XL because I have other Patagonia jackets/vests in Large that fit perfectly. The vest is warm but not bulky - very comfortable!

Response from Patagonia
January 31, 2023

Thanks for the review, Janet! If you decide you'd like to exchange for a size up, you can begin the process [here](

January 22, 2023

The Nanopuff without sleeves

I always have to size up in women's tops at Patagonia and I am a very average-sized 5'7" female. But their tops run small. I loved my nano puff jacket and thought I would go for the vest as a way to layer on cold ski days. It is great for that! It is so warm and also an easy way for me to look professional at work.

January 22, 2023

Great for a straight figure

This was a fab vest, but had to return as it is not made for a curvy figure. Too bad. I found another thats Polar fleece thats better, but they definitely cater to taller torsos and narrower hips.

Response from Patagonia
January 30, 2023

Hey Maura, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that you ultimately sent this vest back, we'll share your feedback on fit with our product team. You might find that our [Women's Synchilla Fleece Vest]( has a more comfortable fit.

January 21, 2023

Light weight and warm

I bought this to wear at home and for outside. When it's very cold out the vest is perfect around the house because it's lighter than a sweater or sweatshirt but keeps the chill away. The same can be said for the outside- a nice extra layer without bulk. I am between xs and s and in this vest the small felt more comfortable with enough ro... Read Moreom to layer over a shirt or sweater.

January 20, 2023

travel staple

i travel for work and this is a travel staple on my wardrobe, gray is a neutral color that will go with every other piece of clotting and how it keeps me warm is still a mystery, magical piece!

January 19, 2023

Stylish, warm, and light weight

I love this vest! I purchased it as I was looking for a warm vest for spring and winter in the Midwest. I like that it is tailored/slim fit to be flattering vs boxy. It's great a casual vest running errands around town and grabbing coffee with a friend as well as for outdoor activities. I loved my first purchase so much, that I bought two addi... Read Moretional colors. Would highly recommend to a friend.

January 19, 2023

An unusual cut

I have several jackets, vests and sweaters from Patagonia. This vest, however is cut unlike any other I own. It was too tight on the bottom, causing it to ride up and bunch at the chest/armpits, and the top half was cut too large/loose thus allowing the increased bunching. I was excited to add it to my wardrobe, however, I send it back due to the ... Read Morefit :(

Response from Patagonia
January 27, 2023

Hey Lisa, thanks for the feedback on fit with our Nano Puff Vest. We're sorry to hear that it didn't work out. If you're curious about potential alternatives, the [Women's Down Sweater Vest]( might be a better fit for you. The bottom hem runs about a half inch bigger.

January 18, 2023

Great all around vest!

This is a perfect mid layer piece. It keeps you just warm enough for those cool but not cold days. It's light and packable; great for traveling or throwing into your day pack.

January 18, 2023

Warmth with Arm Freedom

Great vest! Warm, but my arms are free. Fashionable and functional. Excellent choice!

January 17, 2023

Warm, soft

Pretty color- good fit

January 17, 2023

Flattering fit, perfect warmth

This lightweight vest is perfect for when it is a bit too warm for my Nano Puff but too cool for no jacket at all. Zip pockets are conveniently located and deep enough to be useful. I love the blue color, too. 5 stars all the way.

January 16, 2023

Nano Vest

Love the vest. I bought it as a gift for a friend who would normally wear a large and while it fit, it didn't allow room for a long sleeve shirt or sweater underneath. Returned the large and got x-large. Very happy with purchase.

January 13, 2023

Had to return...too tight and no give in the belly.

I ordered the XL and XXL vests, and had to return both. Love Patagonia and everything they stand for, but wish some of the sizing had more "give" the XL was simply too tight on my Winnie-the-Poo shaped torso and then the XL was way too large. If the XL (which I have in other vests) just was a hair larger or there was a bit of stretch buil... Read Moret in to the sides, it would have been perfect. Having that 1-2" variability would likely help a lot of other people too. As it is, this cut is very straight and not great for stockier builds.

January 13, 2023

Awkward fit

I tragically lost my trusted nanopuff vest and ordered this one as a replacement. I was sorely disappointed in it. I ordered a size larger than usual as my small nano puff jackets have been feeling a little snug around my hips. With this vest being a little longer, I thought I should have allow myself a little extra room. For the record, I'm 5... Read More'6 and athletic. I wear a 27 or 28 inch waist pants and am generally a size 6 is most clothing brands. The fit was awful! The hips were still a little snug, and the chest was HUGE. Why would you do this Patagonia? Why are active women not even allowed to have a little bit of hips? And, why would my chest be two or three times the size of a small? Returning and looking elsewhere for a replacement vest (while still remaining hopeful my old one miraculously appears).

Response from Patagonia
January 25, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the difficulties you had with this product. Please rest assured that we will be passing this along to our Product Team so they know about these fit issues. With that said, if you are looking for a Nano Puff Vest that may have a similar fit to your old ones, we would highly recommend checking out our [Worn Wear](*13r7426*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NDY2NzQxOS4zNDkuMS4xNjc0NjY4NTQ4LjAuMC4w) page! Our Worn Wear page offers lightly worn past season styles and colors at discounted rates so you may be able to find a Nano Puff Vest there.

January 12, 2023

Perfect fit over my hips.

Perfect fit over my hips. Love the color. Goes well with my puffer jacket of the same color when days are much cooler.?

January 12, 2023

I like this and have

I like this and have one in a different color. It dresses up my very casual pants and top. I expected both to be a bit thicker, but since I now live in SoCal, they work well!

January 10, 2023

Great mid weight vest thin

Great mid weight vest thin enough for layering under a jacket for colder weather or alone for fall walks with the pups.

January 9, 2023

Great product, as I use

Great product, as I use it daily!!

January 9, 2023

My new go to vest

I Live in the PNW and work mostly in an office, but I have meetings that have me going from office to car to another office at least a couple times a day. This vest is perfect because I can leave it on all day and be comfortable.

January 6, 2023

Warm and comfy

I love this vest! Light weight, warm and looks great! It packs easily and perfect tor travel.

January 5, 2023

This vest was actually a

This vest was actually a Christmas gift for my wife. It looks very nice. But we felt there is one significant problem. There is VERY LITTLE almost no insulation in the vest. We were not looking for a puffy vest but a little insulation would be nice. We came very close to returning it. We have been Patagonia customers for years and this is the only ... Read Moreproduce we have not been totally happy with.

Response from Patagonia
January 13, 2023

Hi John, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear this vest didn't have as much insulation as you were looking for! There should be 60-g of synthetic insulation, which should be very lightweight but also add warmth. If you haven't done so already, we'll be happy to help you [return]( it.

January 4, 2023

Lightweight and warm

I like vests and my husband suggested I get a Patagonia Nano Puff Vest. I love it. It's super warm and super lightweight. I have got a few compliments on the color I chose. I also just purchased a own sweater and jacket and in love with it as well. Light but really acts as a little furnace to keep you super warm. It's so comfy I could wea... Read Morer it to sleep!! Keep it up Patagonia!

January 4, 2023

This vest is great

This vest is great

January 3, 2023

Everything vest!!

I love this so much. I can wear it in a million different ways and it makes indoors during the winters, easier.

January 3, 2023

Warm and stylish

Perfect fit. Super comfy!

January 2, 2023

Super light

Love the vest appreciate the lightweight feel but would have appreciated a chest zip pocket for phone. Pockets nice and deep

January 2, 2023

Love this vest.

I love the color. It keeps my core warm. The style allows me to dress it up for work and also dress it down for casual wear. I love the feel of the material, and it is so lightweight I forget I have it on. With that said, I hope I don't gain any weight as it fits snuggly around the waist, but I still highly recommend this vest.

December 31, 2022

Nice vest

I wanted this to use while running. It is light weight and keeps you warm on those chilly days.

December 31, 2022

Lightweight, comfortable Have 2 of

Lightweight, comfortable Have 2 of these : teal and grape seed

December 31, 2022

A Wardrobe Staple!

Love the nano-puff stuff, and own a lot in black. The wavy color is the draw for me in ordering another! My new favorite color in an old favorite design. Bought the sweatshirt in wavy to match!

December 31, 2022

Cute warm vest

The vest is very nice. Its fit is a bit tight on me. I own several items by Patagonia, jackets, vests and all of them are size M and all are more roomy.

December 28, 2022

Lightweight and comfortable

I am 5'5", 130 pounds and ordered a size small because all my shirts and rain jacket are size small. I couldn't even get the zipper close to zipping. I contacted customer support who couldn't have been any nicer or more helpful. Niki helped me with an exchange and together we decided I should order a size large. I just received ... Read Moreit, and it's perfect. I ordered the navy, and it's such a nice shade. Needless to say, I recommend sizing up. I love this vest and will wear it often.

December 28, 2022

My favorite vest

This is my third NanoPuff vest. They are very lightweight, but warm. I find them to be very versatile. I wear them in all types of settings. I prefer wearing this vest over a long sleeve shirt rather than a bulky sweater. I wear one everyday to coordinate with my wardrobe. If I get too warm, I can easily remove it and fold it down into its very own... Read More stuff sack and put into another bag or pocket. I have other vests, but this one is the best! Love Patagonia! Highly recommend!

December 28, 2022

Warm and Comfortable

This vest is lightweight, comfortable and warm.

December 27, 2022

Pretty Thin

Hi my husband and I both got these at Christmas and I find that they're both much thinner than I had thought. It almost seems like there's almost no filling inside. Maybe that's how they're supposed to be? Very lightweight? Other than that they're fine.

Response from Patagonia
January 9, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review Margaret! Our Nano Puff Vests are incredibly light weight but will keep you very warm. If you are looking for something a bit more heavy and warm, we would suggest checking out our [Down Sweater Vests](!

December 26, 2022

The Vest given for my

The Vest given for my mother due to cold weather and she was very comfortable wearing it

December 26, 2022

I am petite and curvy.

I am petite and curvy. I purchased a size small. The length is fine but ches fits snugg but not too snugg. I am going to keep it. I especially like that I stay warm and dont feel like a puffed-up marshmallow.

December 24, 2022

Nano never!

Worst purchase ever. Warm is the first word in the item description. Its not! I dont think there is any filling. Its like two ply polyester. That is it! Can only wear it under something which makes it not worth the money!

Response from Patagonia
January 5, 2023

Hey Denise, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that this vest is not cutting it for your needs. The Nano Puff Vest does have 60-g of PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco 100% postconsumer recycled polyester with P.U.R.E. We recommend always checking out the "Specs & Features" tab on the product page to give you an idea of what to expect with a product. It sounds like you might be living and playing in cold conditions, where the Nano Puff would not suffice. We're happy to have a conversation to figure out how you were planning on using the vest to help you find a better fit for your needs. Perhaps the [Women's Bivy Hooded Vest]( would be a better match. Feel free to reach out to us and we could carry on this conversation.

December 23, 2022

Great vest!

Lightweight, warm, easy care, great style and fit: another excellent Patagonia product. Got the Wavy Blue, love the color - much better in person than it looks online.

December 23, 2022

Warm and weightless

Enjoy the gray color, the warmth, and quality. I wish it was less boxy and more tailored for female figures.

December 23, 2022

Love the lightness and warmth

Love the lightness and warmth of this vest, great to pack! Since I am 5 ft 3 in, I would prefer it be about 2 inches shorter!

December 22, 2022

Nano puff vest fit

I usually wear a Patagonia medium, but this medium felt a little too small on my shoulders and hips - better for someone with a narrower frame. The next size up was way too large. I sadly ended up returning it.

December 22, 2022

super comfortable

vest is soft and warm and easily layers under or over other layers. zip pockets are roomy. folds down small for packing. I had to size up because I have a deformed back. 5'1" 105 pounds would normally wear a small or small.

December 20, 2022

Unusual fit - cut dry small and with an odd shape

I love the concept of this best but found the fit to be very very tight and uncomfortable. I would not recommend this.

December 18, 2022

Super cute, but tight in hips

I love the colors (I purchased the beautiful wavy blue) and the overall feel of this vest--warm, but light. It fits me great in the shoulders, chest & waist, but I need another inch or two to make this comfortable around the hips. Wish I were a guy, or a woman with no hips--then I could wear this otherwise very cute vest. Sending it back.

December 18, 2022

Beautiful construction, surprisingly thin

I was hoping to replace my old puffy down vest, so was surprised by how thin this is. I don't usually buy XS, but did after following the sizing guide. It was too small in the hips, where I am usually too small, put perfect in the shoulders where I am usually too large. I had to return it, though it looks very beautiful.

December 18, 2022

I love the fit and

I love the fit and style not bulky but keeps me warm. I have 4 other styles of jackets

December 17, 2022

Comfortable and warm! Great to

Comfortable and warm! Great to wear when golfing.

December 17, 2022

My favorite piece

I adore this vest and wear it everywhere. Its warm, stylish and lightweight. Definitely a staple in my closet.

December 16, 2022

Love this product and all

Love this product and all the nano filled vests and puff jackets. I have 5 different colors. Love that they pack into a pocket. Fit is small, especially at the hips.

December 14, 2022

warm and stylish


December 8, 2022

Very warm and stylish.

Runs a little big. I wish I had bought a size down. And for most part I am true to size when it comes to Patagonia.

December 8, 2022

Love the product, but it

Love the product, but it fit too tight to be comfortable. Very disappointed.

Response from Patagonia
December 9, 2022

Thank you for submitting this review, Barbara; we appreciate this feedback! We're sorry this vest didn't fit comfortably. We're working on expanding our size offerings, and we will share this feedback with our product designers. We're glad to see you've returned something that wasn't going to make you happy, and we hope we can do better by you in the future!

December 7, 2022


This vest is great if you need a little extra warmth. My son bought me one last year and I wear it so much I decided to get another color. I wear it playing beach volleyball in the winter and/or out and about.

December 3, 2022

Lightwieght and warm

I love, love, love this vest! I actually own 4 of them in different beautiful colors. It's super versatile. If I want to take it off while skiing or hiking it will stuff in a pocket. It is also attractive to wear. I must admit I'm a vest junkie!

November 28, 2022

It's very compact. That is

It's very compact. That is a pro. But it's not warm at all and for the price I feel like it should be a little warm.

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2022

Hi Samantha! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the amount of warmth the vest provides. It's not the warmest vest we have to offer and it's meant to be worn with further layers in colder temperatures. We'd encourage you to check out our [Women's Down Sweater Vest]( for a warmer option.

November 27, 2022

Great, classic Patagonia style

I've had one of these for a decade. Tried lots of others in an attempt to add to my wardrobe. Nothing was right, so I went back to the ideal vest and was thrilled to see it was still in the product line up! So many vests are the puffy style right now; not this one and I know it will last and look good for a long time.

November 23, 2022

So comfortable

Lightweight and keeps the wind and chill off.

November 23, 2022

I like the vest. It's

I like the vest. It's light weight . I bought a large for looser fit.

November 14, 2022

This vest fits perfectly. It

This vest fits perfectly. It keeps me warm. I appreciate the woman's body fit. I love the color. It is perfect for my needs. It is sculpted enough to wear under a warmer jacket, yet it keeps my core toasty warm without. I like the trim at the shoulders helps keep breezes winds out.

November 9, 2022


This vest is light and so comfortable. I live in Michigan and basically wear it every day from November to March, both indoors and outdoors! If I'm going outside I just throw a coat over it!

November 9, 2022

Good extra layer for the core

I bought this to replace a cheap vest from a different brand. I like this one better than my old one because the Nano Puffness is not too puffy and it doesn't feel bulky. Good worn over a flannel. It's a little loose in the chest for me, but that means I can probably wear it over something thicker.

November 8, 2022

Light weight in comparison to warmth.

I like the hidden chest pocket the best. No other ladies vest I have found has one. Light weight and very warm. Layers well.

November 1, 2022

Warm - Fit is Off

The fit is a bit snug and long - A two-way zipper would help at the hips vs an interior chest pocket I will never use. The fit from a couple of years ago on jackets/coats/vests worked much better for me.

Response from Patagonia
November 9, 2022

Hi Caroline, we're sorry to hear that the Nano Puff Vest was a bit off in fit. Please feel free to take advantage of our [complimentary exchanges]( at your earliest convenience.

November 1, 2022


Perfect vest for everyday activities and outdoor pursuits. Comfy and warm but not too much. At 5 ft 3 in I find the length a tad long.

October 27, 2022

Toronto Vacation

The vest was perfect for s fall vacation to Ontario Falls and walking the streets of Toronto.

October 26, 2022

Beautiful Vest

It was a beautiful vest and the perfect color but a little longer than I wanted.

October 22, 2022

Its 3 inches longer than

Its 3 inches longer than my older vests and is more fitted. I prefer my shorter less contoured old vests. The same is true for the jackets! Please bring back some of older models

Response from Patagonia
October 25, 2022

We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear that the fit on some of our products has been disappointing. Lucky for you, a looser, shorter, more boxy fit is popular right now, so we recommend taking a look at our [Synchilla Vest, Synchilla Jacket, Synchilla Snap-T Pullover, Shearling Hoody, Microdini Hoody, Lost Canyon Jacket, Lunar Dusk Jacket, Retro-X Coat, Cambria Jacket, Maple Grove Jacket, Downdrift Jacket, Woolyester Pile Bomber Jacket, and Seldom Traveled Jacket]( Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team for any fitting advice or specific measurements. We're happy to help!

October 17, 2022


I have bought several of the X Small Nano Puff vests. I layer them in moderate weather. good choice of colors. I don't find them very warm at all and can't recommend them for cold weather use, except for a very light layer under a warm jacket. Wish Patagonia would make a shorter version of the vest for petite sizes - it's a nice ligh... Read Moret weight vest for layering, but not so much by itself

Response from Patagonia
October 19, 2022

Hey Susan, thank you for the feedback. We'll share your thoughts on petite sizing with the product team. The Nano Puff Vest definitely works best in moderately cool temperatures. A good general rule of thumb is that down will be warmer than synthetic options, but it will not retain warmth when wet like synthetic insulation can. If you're interested in a down alternative, we recommend checking out the [Down Sweater Vest](

October 9, 2022

Patagonia rarely disappoints.

I originally bought this in white. It was like BRIGHT PAPER WHITE. Hurt my eyes. Easy exchange. Back to black. Patagonia products (for the most part) last forever. Big fan.

October 8, 2022

Almost perfect

I own two of these, both size medium, one with this fit and one in the previous diamond quilted pattern. As an hourglass shape gal I appreciate two way zippers for comfort around my hips. I am athletic, 5 5, 155 lbs. 43 years old. I own just about everything Patagonia makes in their most popular pieces. My only complaint is a two way zipper, otherw... Read Moreise this is my go to piece for just about everything. Please Patagonia consider a two-way zipper!

October 7, 2022

Love it! Quite tight on curves

I love this vest! A perfect layering piece. Like others have commented, however, if you have a curvy chest or hips, I would definitely size up. I have large hips and chest, and the vest is tight in both areas, but fine in the waist. Other than that, I adore mine!

September 25, 2022

Large needed to go around hips

This is a great vest however it needs to be made with a two way zipper. I had to get a large to accommodate my hips but the the bust and shoulders are a little to large.

September 25, 2022

Light and warm

I have owned a nanopuff jacket for several years and it's my favorite coat for winter. With cooler temps approaching I was in the market for a new vest, and ordered this during the recent sale. I can wear both S and M depending on the item and the desired fit, and bought this in M so I can wear it over a thick hoodie or sweater. I love the lig... Read Moreht weight of the nanopuff products -- and this one is a gorgeous blue.

September 22, 2022

I love this vest

I am not a vest person but I have hardly had a day when I have not worn this. I live in a place with a wide swing in daily temperature and this is a perfect layer, both indoors and out. It is so light you don't know you are wearing it. No suggestions for improvement - maybe more colors?

September 19, 2022

Fall favorite

Love the contoured fit, color and lightweight feel of the Nano Puff vest. The perfect layer when the temps fall and you need a little bit extra.

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