Ideal for everything from backpacking to climbing to around town use, the Patagonia Women’s Nano Puff Hoody delivers lightweight, packable warmth featuring a PrimaLoft synthetic insulation that excels in damp and cold conditions.
I am wearing the Patagonia Women’s Nano Puff Hoody. This is an extremely versatile piece. It is lightweight. It is warm for its weight. It is perfect for chilly days when you need an extra added piece of insulation that you can tuck away when you don’t need it and pull it out. It is going to make a big difference with that warmth to weight ratio.
It works great as a standalone jacket in chilly temperatures or you can layer with it as part of a layering system, because it is lightweight enough. And the standout feature here is the lightweight insulation. It is very high quality Primaloft One insulation that is 60 gram, so you do have that very lightweight feel. But the thing I love about synthetic insulation is that it is very resistant to moisture. So if it is exposed to some rain or to some moisture it is going to resist that really well, dry out quickly if it becomes wet and synthetic material really it holds its thermal efficiency even if it is wet. So unlike down that loses its loft, this is going to keep you nice and comfortable even if it gets wet. It is lightweight enough, again, that you can wear a shell over top of it, if you really need it to be waterproof. But this material on the outside has a durable water repellent finish. It is 100 percent recycled polyester. It is a 15 denier material, so it is very lightweight. They keep the weight of this jacket down so that it is very easily packable. You can clip it on to your harness or pull it out of your backpack when you need it.
It does stuff down into the chest pocket. So you have got the full length zipper here for easy on and off. You don’t have to pull it over your head. The chest pocket on the inside here is a two way zipper, so you can just stuff it right down into that pocket and that is really, really convenient. There is even a clip on the inside. You can clip it to a harness. And you do have just stretchy cuffs here, so really comfortable cuffs down at the bottom. They keep it really, really simple there. You have got two hand warmer pockets, really comfortable hand level pockets. And you have an adjustment down here at the hem as well. So small attention to detail, but you can really cinch that down. So cinch down at the bottom.
And this is the hooded version, so, obviously, you have a nice hood. It is not big enough to go over top of a helmet, but you can definitely wear a helmet over top of this hood. You have got stretchy Lycra around that face there and you have a nice collar here as well. So if you need to zip it up all the way, it provides a lot of warmth and a lot of protection around your head where you need it. Again, that is really stretchy so it is nice and comfortable.
And you have got soft material behind the zipper so it is not going to irritate your chin if you have it zipped up all the way. And that hood goes a long way to just keeping you nice and warm and comfortable. If you don’t want to wear the hood, but you want protection around your neck, you can just zip it up there and you have really great protection there. So just a couple of different ways to wear the jacket, but overall it is just extremely comfortable. You can wear it any environment from downtown, in the backcountry. It is a great climbing piece. You can clip it to your harness and just wear it wherever you are.
It is the Patagonia Women’s Nano Puff Hoody.