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A lightweight hybrid synthetic insulator that delivers on big routes and grueling alpine endeavors.
- PrimaLoft One insulation (60g) features tiny synthetic fibers that absorb very little moisture, dry quickly, insulate when wet, and compress easily
- Recycled polyester shell is water- and wind-resistant so you can wear it as a top layer or a mid-layer when things get nasty
- Recycled content reduces fossil fuel consumption and the amount of waste in landfills
- Lower body, sleeves, back, and underarms features R2 fleece, which is a midweight fleece with an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio that also expels your sweat while wearing a harness for days
- Full-length zipper provides a little venting when you warm up in the sun and a zipper garage keeps the zipper from smacking you in the face in the wind
- Bound cuffs and a full, brushed collar further seal out the cold weather without chafing
- Water-resistant front zipper and pocket zippers prevent vulnerabilities in wet or snowy weather
- Entire jacket weighs 12.7 ounces so you don't add a lot of weight to your pack
- Two front core pockets stash climbing essentials even while wearing a harness
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If I were to use this as a mid layer under...
If I were to use this as a mid layer under my super apline jacket how breathable would this be? Or breathable at all.
The Nano Puff Hybrid is a great option for warmth and breathability in the alpine environment. The Super Alpine jacket has a GoreTex Pro membrane which allows it to be very breathable for a waterproof and durable mountain piece and though the Nano Puff hybrid will retain more heat when layered underneath (as it's designed to do) it will also allow you to dump heat during aerobic activities and insulate when moving slower. The combination and placement of the synthetic insulation and R2 fleece creates a great combination of breathability, durability, and warmth.
Crazy looking but I love it.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got this on SAC. I know it seems a little weird, like a jackalope. But this rapidly became my favorite layer and the piece I always have with me. It's super soft, great neck, very light, and breathes well while still keeping me plenty warm (at least if I have a shell on). I had typically worn insulator-type sweaters under my shell, but tended to drown in sweat if I was doing any sidestepping or hiking. Now, I just open my pit zips and I'm good to go. If it's really warm, I wear this with a vest and I'm perfect.
I'm 5'7", 145 lbs with wide shoulders and, as is typical for Patty, the shoulders and waist are a smidge long in a M but I am not phased.
I don't try to rock this as a casual layer (I have the blue/green) but I guess you could if you were more confident than I!