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Nano Puff jacket up top and R2 fleece everywhere else.
Spend forty years designing gear for life lived in the mountains and you too might create a jacket like the Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Hybrid Insulated Jacket. This jacket features Patagonia's Nano Puff insulation up top and its iconic R2 fleece everywhere else. Treated with a water-repellent coating, the top portion of this jacket sheds weather and warms your chest, arms, and shoulders, while R2 fleece insulation breathes away sweaty moisture, stretches, and adds a soft touch to the bottom, inside and out. You're protected from the cold and free to move about as you need to during long climbs or ski approaches, without overheating. A hybrid by definition should always be the best of both worlds, and the Nano Puff Hybrid accomplishes this in spades.
- Shell and lining feature a DWR coating allows the polyester shell material to repel and resist light moisture and precipitation
- Polyester shell and lining materials are lightweight and highly durable
- Primaloft synthetic insulation feels warm, it dries out quickly when wet, and it compresses without losing its loft to add to jacket packability
- Slim fit keeps insulation and fleece material close to your body and it makes for easy layering beneath a shell jacket or outer layer
- Stretch vent panels utilize Polartec Thermal Pro material for breathability, mobility, and light warmth
- Front hand pockets feature zip closures for security
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Putting on this jacket is like putting on a nice, soft blanket. I like the regular Nano Puff, but am not a fan of Patagonia's "regular" fit. This jacket fits slimmer than the regular Nano Puff, but due to its hybrid nature I'd say it's not as warm. However, it is more breathable, and for that reason a better choice for insulation during hiking, climbing or other activities.
The primaloft insulated front and back are windproof and water resistant. The R2 fleece is warm, but not windproof. Don't count on this jacket to keep out the wind when you have your arms up, because it won't. Again, the advantage of the R2 under the arms, however, is the breathability. I often wear this jacket under a soft or hard shell both hiking or just hanging around at camp. It's a great alternative when you need something a little less insulating than down.