gary289343 wrote a question about Patagonia Nano Puff Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's on November 28, 2012
I'm trying to find the ideal mid layer for cold backcountry ski trips. Last year I bought a Montbell Thermawrap Guide, but with my Mountain Hardware conduit shell and thin poly base-layer, I'm sweating out the insulation. Example, three weeks ago I went on a simple 3 hour hike. Temps were 10 degF with about 30 mph winds. I had to bundle up pretty good, but at the end of the hike, I was freezing cold to discover my layers were completly sweated out. Therefore, I think the Thermawrap is just too warm to wear with a shell, but I desire a shell to protect the fragile shoft shells from damage in the backcountry and provide some water protection.
I also consider a hood a requirement for both additional confort if needed and also in case of emergencies, always good to have extra head protection.
Reading these other reviews leads me to believe the nano puff is also going to be too warm for my needs. When I compare the insulation between the nano and the thermawrap however, the Thermawrap has more than twice the insulation as the nano, which leads me to believe the nano is not as warm as the thermawrap, which is what I think I need.