The newest addition to the RACK OF GREATNESS is the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket. This one is in classic black, as all insulation layer jackets should be.
I have told you about the Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket and how it is the synthetic insulation layer jacket part of my multipurpose outdoor clothing system but it is just a touch heavy for my late spring slash summer load out. Oh yea, well the good people at Patagonia have an app for that. Damn straight they do. Same jacket but lighter, thinner and more compactable. They call it the Nano Puff Jacket. See in the over all naming scheme of things, nano is smaller than micro. Get it. Good, I knew you would.
My Micro Puff contains 100 grams of Primaloft Sport insulation and weighs 19 ounces (XL). The Nano Puff by comparison has 60 grams of Primaloft One tipping the scales at just a smidge over 12 ounces (XL).
Pat says either of these could be worn as an outer garment but I say nay nay. That is fine around camp or inside your sleeping bag but the exterior shells are too light and wispy to be worn out and about without the protection of a shell layer which is OK with me because I am a layer guy. BTW, both the Nano and Micro are available in hoody versions if you are into that sort of thing.
One interesting note, the Nano is cut a touch slimmer through the shoulders than the Micro. Not Rab or Mountain Hardwear snug in that area but less full cut than Arcteryx or other Patagonia products.
Fit and finish is typical Patagonia, meaning top notch. This liner jacket is the perfect companion to my Marmot Precip shell layer Jacket to sit in my day pack until the weather rolls in or night fall.
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