Ideal for everything from backpacking to climbing to around town use, the Patagonia Men’s Nano Puff Vest delivers lightweight, packable warmth featuring PrimaLoft ONE synthetic insulation that excels in damp and cold conditions.
Lightweight and highly compressible, the Patagonia Men’s Nano Puff Vest is a great insulating piece for those colder days or a standalone jacket for casual days downtown. Let’s take a look at its features.
This vest is constructed with 100 percent recycled polyester rip stop material with a DWR finish, so it will shed some light precipitation, but it is not a waterproof material. It is superlight and abrasion resistant, so it is a nice material there. The insulation is 60 grams of Primaloft Gold insulation. It is the lightest weight and most compressible insulation offered by Primaloft, so it keeps you super warm without weighing you down. To stabilize that insulation we have got Patagonia’s iconic brick quilting, so the Nano Puff here has really good insulation and it stays throughout the entire piece, so it keeps you nice and toasty warm.
Some of the other features on the vest include two hand pockets, so we have got two zippered hand warmer pockets, pretty sizable pockets, you can store some items in or just keep your hands warm if you are not wearing gloves.
We do have a full length front zipper and with a storm flap, so you have got a nice little draft protection behind that zipper there. It comes all the way up to a nice zipper garage at the top, so it is nice and comfortable against the skin, no chafing, no abrasion there. So you have got a really comfortable insulated collar up there.
We do have a pocket on the inside of the vest as well. So there is just a small zippered pocket on the interior left hand side. It is nice for storing some smaller items, keeping them secure and, you know, out of harm’s way. But it also doubles as a stuff sack. So you can actually reverse the jacket on itself and create a nice compact stuff size. You can attach it to a harness if you are out climbing or to a backpack if you are hiking or you can stow it away if you are backpacking or traveling, so nice compact stuff size for that pocket there.
Some features that enhance the fit of the jacket include the elastic arm port. So we do have a little bit of elasticity on the arm ports there. They are just going to help to seal in that warm air and keep the drafts out while still allowing you to move very freely. And we do have a draw cord hem as well, so on the right hand side we have got a little draw cord toggle here. And you can cinch that hem down so the vest won’t ride up on you if you are climbing, if you are backpacking or anything like that, so nice fit enhancements there.
The fit of this vest is fairly trim. I am wearing a medium here and it is a pretty snug fit. I have got room for maybe a light or a mid weight base layer underneath, but not much more than that. You know, if you plan on layering some heavier items underneath, consider sizing up. You could definitely, easily layer a shell, whether it be a soft shell or a hard shell over top of the piece, because of its low profile and lightweight insulation.
And there you have it. It is the Patagonia Men’s Nano Puff Vest, a versatile and super lightweight layering option.