Drew wrote a question about Patagonia Nano Puff Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's on July 2, 2012
Hoodie vs. jacket for layering?
I'm currently planning an extended backpacking journey and am trying to be smart about planning my wardrobe for all climates. All the positive reviews have sold me on the nano puff as an outer layer in mild/cold climates and a midlayer under a gore tex shell in cold/wet climates. But I can't decide between the regular jacket and the hoodie. Do you guys get good use out of the hood? How bulky is it when it's not over your head? If you're wearing the hoodie as an insulating midlayer without the hood raised, does it get in the way under the collar of your shell? Does anyone who bought the hoodie wish they'd got the plain jacket instead?