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Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket - Men's - 2010 BCS
The watch alarm beeps loudly in your ear. Hit the off button and reach for the Patagonia Menís Nano Puff Insulated Jacket. Nobody else dares to venture out of his or her toasty sleeping bag, but this lightweight and warm jacket helps you motivate and get ready for a full day of backcountry skiing.
- 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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Favorite piece of gear
August 29, 2012
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.
Patagonia Nano Puff Review
January 25, 2011
I recently purchased the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket. Patagonia products are in the top tier of outdoor equipment. I've owned the Down Sweater for just over a year now and it's been a great piece. The nano puff purchase was based on the idea that I should have a synthetic jacket to supplement the down sweater.
There must be some manual online that describes how to build a solid kit of equipment. I just thought it made sense to have a great synthetic jacket and a great down jacket. Maybe it doesn't make any sense.
The test: I've had the jacket for about a week now and the real test was today at Keystone Ski Resort. Conditions: Mostly Cloudy/Snowing, 20s, 30+ mph gusts, 7" of powder. Most of the day was spent in the backcountry area to the skiers left off of Cat Dancer on the North Peak. I wore the jacket as an outer layer, with a thermal Under Armour underneath.
The details: At 12.5 oz the Nano Puff is a little heavier than the Down Sweater. From my test run it didn't seem warmer than the Down Sweater, if anything it wasn't as warm. Although I was never cold in the jacket despite the chilly conditions. The ripstop outer layer of the jacket never let the wind break through the jacket. There were several occasions where I had to dig myself out of the powder, the jacket being completely covered in snow for more than a few minutes each time. The jacket never became soaked with water and never held any water. Throughout the runs I also had to put my forearms in front of my face to fend off the tree branches. I checked the jacket at the end of the day to see if the jacket was blemished in any way and I couldn't find anything. Another feature is it's ability to be compressed and folded into it's chest pocket. This is a nice touch for when you want to stow it on a pack and have it easily accessible for when the weather turns.
The fit: I own a medium Down Sweater and the size medium Nano fits somewhat differently. This is due to the fluffiness of the down and the Primaloft synthetic is more consistent and flat. I checked the arm length of both jackets and it appears to be the same, yet the Nano's sleeves tend to bunch up a bit around the wrists. Another thing is that the pockets on the Nano are really low and items held in them tend to sit below the waistline. This is my one gripe about the jacket. These pockets should be a little higher because the way they're situated in the current model is a little awkward.
The verdict: The Nano Puff is an exceptional jacket that is light and great at resisting wind and water. It also seems pretty durable thus far. It took a pretty good beating today. I would recommend this jacket to anyone that is looking for a strong all around jacket and layering piece when it's extra cold weather.
Hey guys, I have been looking at both this version and the vest.
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!
July 5, 2012
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.
By: Thomas Ogasawara
July 6, 2012
February 14, 2012
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.
How does this jacket compare in warmth to the down sweater version?
How does this jacket compare in warmth to the down sweater version? Thanks in advance.
By: Luke Sato
December 19, 2011
Luke, the Down Sweater is going to be slightly warmer than the Nano Puff.
By: Ty Nelson
December 19, 2011
A bit baggy !
September 28, 2010
If you´re planning on layering this jacket will be fine even with two pieces of garment underneath.
Otherwise, if you wanted a cool looking jacket to stroll around town when it gets chilly this cut wont work... It fits really baggy on the belly and the arms. Shoulder length and torso are ok
Love love love
December 22, 2011
I am so in love with this jacket. Superlight, super toasty, Really durable.
patagonia nano puff or Stoic Luft Sweater ???
patagonia nano puff or Stoic Luft Sweater ???
November 27, 2011
Wow. @ kei3762194 "the only advantage primaloft offers over down is down can get wet. " Gosh, like when is THAT an advantage? It's never wet when I go outside. For snow sports? Not like snow is ever wet... What, the snow would have to like melt or something to actually make "wet" conditions... You're right being able to insulate when wet is probably NO advantage in the out of doors. And BTW I'm sure a synthetic jacket from Walmart weighs way less than a Nano...
February 17, 2012
i don't know what this guy ty is talking about; since when is polyester better than down? its certainly cheaper, although its not necessarily reflected in some of these prices. the only advantage primaloft offers over down is down can get wet. however the down is usually warmer, more breathable (especially in the case of the stoic), and if the down is inside of a water resistant shell (like the stoic), you'll probably be better off with the stoic. i ordered a high end primaloft jacket and sent it back after 1 wear, because it felt cheap, just like one of these 20 dollar throw away jackets from walmart that are also made of 100% polyester; so my advice is if you want synthetic, don't be suckered into paying more than 20 bucks for it simply because it has a fancy trademarked label such as "primaloft." in fact, i still have a polyester puff jacket from walmart that i paid 7 dollars for that is very, very warm; and because it wasn't 160 bucks like the primaloft jacket i once purchased, i decided to keep it as a backup. its reversible too. :)
January 15, 2012
Nano Puff all day. Better fit and better materials for sure. 60g of PrimaLoft One in the Nano Puff if the best synthetic insulation you could ask for - super versatile, comfortable, and durable.
By: Ty Nelson
November 28, 2011
May 12, 2012
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.
Liked it so much I'm buying another
February 28, 2012
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'm looking for a warm jacket to wear on my 10-minute bike
I'm looking for a warm jacket to wear on my 10-minute bike commute in potentially heavy rain. Will this jacket's water-resistant properties fend off heavy rain for 10 minutes?
By: Derek Young
November 2, 2011
I love my nano puff, but I use it AFTER exerting myself, like after climbing to peaks or when resting. For breathability, it's like wearing a trashbag. It's not meant for sweating in. I would not buy this for the purpose of biking or running in it. Also, mine has elastic at the bottom and would ride up my back if I were to bike in it. It hasn't rained on me while wearing this, but it's not described anywhere as water proof.
November 29, 2011
The Patagonia Nano Storm would be another jacket to consider, it's basically a Nano Puff with a waterproof hardshell exterior and is pretty sweet. The regular Nano here will definitely handle some rain, not sure if I'd be psyched to be out in heavy rain for too long wearing it though. Hope that helps
By: Ty Nelson
November 3, 2011
Well, you'll want something with a hood. If it's going to be pouring rain, look for something waterproof. You might be mostly dry by the end of your ride, but your jacket will be soaked.
By: James Jenden
November 3, 2011
Patagonia Nano Puff insulated jacket - mens
September 1, 2011
Great jacket to wear in town or out on the trail. Provides that extra comfort that keeps you warm when you need that little something. This is my primary piece of outer wear. I like the Nano Puff instead of down for those damper days. I hike/climb about 200 days a year. I only gave it four stars due to a reticent zipper on my original jacket. Nice folks at Backcountry did a super fast replacement so now I'm a happy camper again.
February 3, 2011
This is the best piece of ski clothing ever! Keeps you warm but breathes nicely! I do a lot of out of bounds skiing, you never know what the weather will do, easily packs down.
Great summer/fall base camp jacket
May 4, 2012
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.
I tried on the Nano Puff Pullover XL and it fit well if I wasn't moving around. However, I think I'd feel better with something that was an inch or two longer in the torso (I have about a 23-24" torso). I noticed the full zip has a draw cord waist and not just an elastic all the way around. From experience, does anybody think this would be a better bet for us taller folk?
By: Michael Genovese
September 13, 2011
Keep it in the pack
March 2, 2012
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.
February 26, 2012
Great jac as usual patagucci stuff works as advertised.....
February 28, 2012
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.
I'm debating between the Nano Puff and the Down Sweater any
I'm debating between the Nano Puff and the Down Sweater any advice?
November 28, 2010
If you will be using the jacket in a wet clime or an urban environment, get the Nano Puff, the synthetic insulation works when wet and is easily machine washable. This jacket is much thinner than the Down Sweater though, and for dry cold, the Down sweater will keep you warmer, be more breathable, and keep its loft for years longer.
By: Simon Hatfield
November 28, 2010
February 8, 2012
I got this jacket for Christmas and I have to say I am pretty impressed. I usually don't like any type of puffy jacket but this one really surprised me. its comfy warm and cool looking.
February 14, 2012
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!
By: Peter hurtgen
May 20, 2011
this is the warmest lightest coat i have ever worn. the coat on the left is brand new and the one on the right is about 4 months old. this is super durable for how light it is. If youre having any doubts just get it. its worth the money!!
February 13, 2012
This coat is my first of many "puffy" coats to come. 6'2" 225 and the XL is just the ticket! By itself or as an isulattive layer the Nano gets the job done. Also, the electric color will garner unsolicited comments. I just smile as I know that i'm cooler or "warmer" than they are.
I plan on using the nano puff with a patagonia R2 fleece as a
I plan on using the nano puff with a patagonia R2 fleece as a midlayer and regular cotton t-shirt as my base layer. Would this be warm enough for walking around town in 20-30 f temperature with occasional winds. I live in DC and it gets windy at times but nothing too severe.
October 11, 2010
Mauricio, the Nano Puff with an R2 underneath will be VERY warm. Definitely down to the 20's no problem. You could almost wear your Nano Puff alone in temps that cold if you layer a little more than a cotton T. hope this helps!
By: Ty Nelson
October 12, 2010
January 31, 2012
The Nano Puff is one of the most versatile jackets that I own. It can be wore as a standalone jacket in ~40 degree weather or as a layering piece when the temperature drops.
I'm wearing the Nano Puff as a layering piece when I snowboard here in New England area. The temperature varies quite a bit from -2 to 40 degrees. When combined with a thermal base layer and Gore-tex shell, it is warm, but not super hot so you won't sweat. This combo is light and won't restrict your movement while making turns, jumping and all the fun stuff.
I would recommend everyone to buy one!
February 1, 2012
I am normally a large in most all jackets but I was swallowed by this jacket and barely made an escape. I am 6'1" and 170, the length on the sleeves was great as I am a 35" arm in dress shirts. I am going to order a medium and see how it fits in the body and will try to remember to report back. But buyer beware they gave this coat a Wal-Mart cut(read America).
worth the money
January 20, 2012
Well i'm 5' 10" tall and 200lbs...i bought the xl. The fit is perfect..i have wide shoulders and have plenty of room across my back even with many layers on in cold weather..this jacket stops the wind and is good to about 40 deg. ..i would purchase again
I had the pullover and the fit was way too boxy in the belly
I had the pullover and the fit was way too boxy in the belly region. Any chances of the jacket having a "slimmer" fit? Thanks guys and gals...
By: Lincoln Hales
August 21, 2010
I found the cut of the two jackets to be similar, but not identical. For example, the medium in the jacket fits me, albeit snugly, but the medium in the pullover is too tight; so I went with a large. And the other bonus of the pullover for me is that I prefer the elastic around the waist for retaining warmth, love the half-zip for venting, like not having the "zipper effect" through the body of the jacket, and the weight savings doesn't hurt, either.
I think the deal breaker for many folks is the handwarmer pockets vs. no handwarmer pockets prospect. This is a layering/moderate-weather piece for me, so I'll take the weight reduction (and to maybe a lesser degree, bulkiness reduction) of the pullover, vis-s-vis no pockets or full-length zipper, over the jacket. I did get another Nano Puff, but went with the hooded jacket to compliment my pullover; that way I get the handwarmer pockets, a full zipper, and a hood, which made it worth my while (and the extra weight).
All three are great choices though; I think it comes down to personal preference and what you plan to use it for. Patagonia makes really nice stuff, and hit one out of the yard with the Nano Puff if you ask me. And at this price point, you can't go wrong. Long story long, I went with the pullover and the hoody, and I wear them everywhere...
By: Big Papa
September 27, 2010
I think the fit for the Nano Puff Pullover is a little different from the jacket. The pullover's got elastic around the waist and the jacket does not so it drapes differently and looks good.
By: Ty Nelson
August 22, 2010
Patagonia Sweater Jacket
December 29, 2011
One of the best things Patagonia has created - it's a 3 season jacket (in Minnesota). Just great, everyone should have one.
Great So Far
December 7, 2011
For it's weight and slim fit, I was surprised at how warm this thing is. We've had a very cold spell in CO lately and I've put this thing to the test skiing in it as a baselayer and shoveling snow in 10 degree weather. It's held up nicely, and I like the fit.
November 18, 2011
Warm, light, looks legit. The fit can be sometimes be a little odd in the chest in shoulders, but it's not noticeable when you're shredding the steep and deep. Buy it.
August 16, 2011
I got the Nano puff pull over and loved it. But it was a little bit of a pain to get off and on in the field. Take off helmet goggles ect. The full zip version is the bomb. Throw it on over a shell or under to keep warm. Throw it back int he back. No issues. Couldn't image not having the piece around. And the weight penalty is minuscule.
Perfect for Sierra backcountry skiing!
February 7, 2011
This insulator is almost always in my backcountry ski pack and is all the insulation I usually take on most winter/spring day trips. I love how small it compresses and it breathes well on those cold early morning skins. It is combines perfectly with a lite outer shell for Sierra winter and early spring outings.
- [shell] polyester ripstop w/ Deluge DWR finish; [lining] 100% recycled polyester w/ DWR finish
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- 60g PrimaLoft
- 2 hand, 1 internal stuff sack
- 11.8 oz
- Recommended Use:
- skiing, climbing, belaying, hiking, chilling
- Manufacturer Warranty: