Nothing like being prepared.
- Water-resistant and windproof fabric keeps you comfy in wet snowstorms, early morning skins, and chilly belays
- 100%-Recycled polyester shell easily glides over your base layer or fits smoothly underneath your shell
- 60g PrimaLoft One insulation spits in the face of cold weather
- Compress this winner into the interior zippered chest pocket, then slide the clip-in loop through your carabiner for easy carry on multi-pitch trad climbs
- Elasticized cuffs and dual-adjust drawcord hem seal in warmth and block out wind
- Recycle the Nano Puff through the Common Threads Recycling Program after you put this baby through the wringer
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I keep one of these (or the vest in warmer weather) in a sil-nylon stuff bag in my pack for even a short day hike. A sudden drop in temperature come nightfall is no problem with my Nano onboard. Thunderstorm cause a chill? Even in a Southern Appalachian shoulder-season humidity fest, I am toasty. The bright orange helps ward off the drunken deer hunters, too!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this piece for its packability in an insulation layer. It works great. Used on a river trip in January w/ wool base and mid-weight fleece underneath. Will make a great hanging out jacket in early spring and late fall camping excursions.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
great insulating layer for underneath a shell. It is very roomy in the gut area. Im 6' 195lbs and wear the size large. The medium fit, but it was snug, just to give you an idea on the roomy fit.
Super lightweight and packable. Great buy.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The nano puff is a phenomenally versatile jacket. The synthetic insulation is super light and will continue to keep you warm if it gets damp. This is a layering piece in cold weather (say less than 40 deg F) or a stand alone jacket in the fall or spring.
My only complaint is that the fit is a bit boxy. All Patagonia down;synthetic jackets tend toward the boxy side.
I am 6 ft 180 lbs with a 33 in waist and wear a 42R suit and the waist on this jacket and the shoulders are a bit square, albeit not terribly so. I really prefer a more tapered fit. My dad also owns this jacket in an XL and he is 6ft 2in and 220 lbs and the jacket fits him perfectly, but he has a bit of a stomach to fill out the waist of the jacket
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have yet to try this coat in the snow but it is perfect right after surfing. It brings up my body temperature and is waterproof...awesome
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've had the Nano Puff jacket for about a year now and it is awesome. Skied with it on in Maine all last season and it was the best. I wore it over a lightweight t-shirt and under my Saga Anomie Jacket. This set up kept me cozy warm all season long with no problems. Even on a couple days when the temps. were around -10 at the summit of Saddleback. I'll definitely be rocking the same get up this year. The best part about these jackets other than their warmth, is their the packability. These things get so small when you pack them into their own pocket, it's like they aren't even in your gear bag. I loved this jacket so much that I went and bought the vest version and will soon be buying the hooded version. Thanks Patagonia, you guys hit it out of the park on this one!
The picture below shows the jacket packed up in it's own pocket and compared in size to a standard 32 oz Nalgene Bottle.
What else would you recommend if I want a slimmer fit but like everything else about this jacket? I like the way the UL down sweater fits, but want synthetic and I like the looks of this and don't like real shiny shell fabrics. thanks.
The Mountain Hardwear Zonal jacket is similar with a slim fit. The Arcteryx Atom LT doesn't have the baffled look like the Nano or the Zonal, but it is a wonderful piece that probably comes closest to the lightweightness of the Nano (plus it's warmer in my opinion).
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Broke my Nano in on North Maroon and Pyramid peaks a few weeks back. It was the perfect mid-layer for the chilly morning start and the evenings under the stars. I wore it between a synthetic T and a soft shell. When the sun came up and it was time to shed layers, this jacket easily stuffed into my Osprey Manta 25.
As its synthetic, the coat is very thin compared to my North Face down coat with 700 fill, which is the true meaning of "puff". Yet, despite the thin feeling, I was pleased with the warmth for my tall, skinny frame--and the fact I didn't look like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. I never like to be cold, and will start adding layers the moment I take off my pack. This one is a go-to for easy storage and warmth.
Granted, there's many adventures to put on this coat, but my initial impression is another solid Patagonia product that will last me years down the road.
I got this as a Christmas present in 2010. It has been with me on nearly 100 nights out, not to mention countless days to school, to Ultimate tournaments (i've laid out in it - it does that well). Mine is the older model, only half-zip and has a breast pocket.
Anyway, I took this to Gates of the Arctic National Park this past summer for 42 days of backpacking. It didn't get washed, didn't get hung out to dry, nothing. It did, however, perform magnificently. It was what I tossed on to scramble out of the tent in the wee hours, it was my go to for early mornings, as well as lunch breaks. Hiking up a pass? Don't worry about sweating in it, it dries (nearly) instantaneously and keeps you warm regardless. It has been stuffed into countless backpacks, suitcases, duffels, and more, and it only has minor nicks in the fabric that don't cause any leakage of the Primaloft. That's after all most two years of consistent use.
Overall, if you need a layer that will keep you warm as you perform basic chores around camp, or something to paddle in (works great, no worries about getting it wet), or something to lay your head on during an 8 hour layover in the Fairbanks Airport, the Nano Puff cannot be topped. It is my favorite piece of gear.
I have been looking at both this version and the vest. I currently live in GA and do a lot of climbing in North GA/ Southern TN where the winters are mild mostly, but can get cold. My issue is sleeve length. I have long arms, which are great for climbing, but no so much for fit in many jackets. I have a Monkey Man fleece which is fantastic (extra long sleeves and super warm), but when the wind kicks up, it cuts right through it. I was thinking of layering the vest on top while belaying or just grabbing the long sleeve and leaving the fleece at camp to cut weight. Anybody out there run into the same long-arm problem? I'd be looking at the size medium. I guess another benefit of the vest is that my arms don't usually stay to cold on belay because I'm usually cooling down from a climb (it gets pretty warm on the exposed face up there.) Tips? Pointers? Advice? Thanks!
I'm 5'10" with a +2 ape index, and the small is plenty long enough for me in the sleeves. My arms usually get pretty cold in the wind when I'm in just my fleece, but this thing keeps you pretty toasty, provides a great shield. I would definitely consider this, unless your wing span is >75 inches or so.
An awesome piece of gear, I love mine. Very lightweight, warm and packable. My ever so slightly pudgy mid section just gets along great with the fit of Patagonia stuff. At 6'1" 185 lbs the large is absolutely perfect. It's somehow small enough to act as a mid layer while simultaneously being big enough to throw over a few other layers at rest stops or to use as a light belay jacket. Admittedly, the Arcteryx Atom LT is a little better suited for use as a mid layer with its venting capabilities and snugger fit, but my Nano Puff gets tons of use around town, stuffed in a bag for tavel, etc. It's very versatile and it looks good too.
This has replaced my fleece in all but the wettest and abrasive conditions. Half the weight with comparable warmth of 200-weight fleece. I use it as an outer layer for base camp and summits in the Adirondacks during summer and fall. I do avoid using it if I know I will run into heavy rain or high-abrasion activities, like caving, slide climbing, or bushwacking. Obviously, it won't hold up to wear like fleece. Also, I tend to favor fleece as a midlayer for winter climbing and hiking, as the fleece seems to manage my excessive sweating better.
Warm, but lightweight and packable. I use it as a mid-layer for snowboarding, and keep it in the pack just in case even when I don't think I'll need it. It is a little pricey, but I guess that's what you should expect when buying anything patagonia... All in all, I'm very pleased with the jacket.
I skied in colorado this winter with this jacket, a base layer and a long sleeve shirt. I was warmer in this than I normally am in my gortex northface with zip in fleece (and base layer). It does a great job keeping wind out and compresses great.
Highly recommend. Get this one over the 1/4 zip because this one has hand pockets and if you do get warm, you can open it up, which you can't do without the full zip.
I actually went down a size in this to the Large. I'm 6 foot, 210lbs and have fairly broad shoulders and chest which is why I have to get my shell in XL. The jacket is good anywhere from 20-50 degrees. Skiing in VT I have my base layer, this jacket, and shell and stay warm all day.
Great jac as usual patagucci stuff works as advertised.....
What I think:
This is an outstanding product for several reasons, and one is that you can use it all the time. I have been wearing it as an insulation layer under a shell and just to work as a jacket. The primaloft is warm and the ripstop is element resistant, so you can even go with just the Nano even when it's freezing. I do that mainly bc it's so light and easy to grab and go. If you buy this you will be wearing it all the time. The only drawbacks I see are that you may receive some ribbing for the colors due to the fact that they are loud. I have the fennel and I love it, but it might not be for everyone. Additionally, I would love to see a more form fitting cut. The bottom of the jacket kind of hangs loosely. There is cinch so no issues when being used as an insulation layer but it looks a little off when wearing as a jacket. I would def appreciate pit zips on the Nano, so that I could leave them open when wearing under a shell while snowboarding. thanks!
Insulates when wet
Draw string waist
I own only one
This is now my go to jacket for cold mornings and everyday use. It's everything you want in an insulation layer.