Chocodovewrote a review of Patagonia Nano-Air Insulated Hooded Jacket - Men's on November 6, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I really, really like this jacket, but the qualities that make it so great also make it a little delicate. Once you put it on you really do forget you are even wearing it. Feels like being wrapped in fluffy marshmallow.
I use this primarily as a winter layering piece and once I put on a shell it really does eliminate the need for pulling out the belay parka everytime I stop. It's also so breathable that it never really gets too hot, even when working hard. It's an amazing piece of engineering. In fact, I got sick of waiting for my GF to get her parka out of the pack all the time, so I got her one of these and now we are both good to go. She loves it as well.
The only downside is I definitely have some pilling and a few tears after only one season of use. I'm not even sure how they got there. Tenacious taped seemed to take care of them, but I am curious to see how the jacket fares after another season. Of course, it's backed up with the Patagonia warranty, so even if it gets trashed I know I will be taken care of.
Five stars because of how cozy and versatile it is, regardless of durability. It's a piece you probably don't think you need, but will wonder how you ever did without once you get it.