Patagonia Men’s Nano Puff® Pullover Product Review

For my birthday recently, I asked my wife to buy me a Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover, as I felt it was a layer missing from my gear closet. I have fleece sweaters and a down jacket, but nothing in between. A dyed-in the wool Patagoniac, I knew that it would be a quality garment that might just last forever.

Details

  • Ultralight ripstop recycled polyester shell fabric features a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Lightweight 60-g PrimaLoft® One polyester insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility
  • Deep center-front zipper allows for easy ventilation
  • Stuffs into a zippered self-storage left chest pocket with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop
  • Elasticized cuffs and hem seal out wind and trap warmth
  • 1-oz 15-denier 100% recycled polyester. Insulation: 60-g PrimaLoft® One polyester. Lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester. Shell and lining have a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
  • Made in Vietnam.
  • Recycled Polyester: Patagonia recycles used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of their clothes.

Technology

Deluge® DWR: Patagonia’s proprietary durable water repellent fabric finish, Deluge DWR, lasts substantially longer than standard DWRs. Garments with the Deluge DWR finish have like-new repellency after years of extensive use.

The first thing noticeable about the jacket is how light and flimsy it appears straight out of the box. Pull it on and it’s hard to believe it will do much at all. However, the Nano Puff Pullover is a garment that gives multiple options to the wearer. Paired with my Pro Patrol jacket, the Pullover keeps me warm and cozy in temps between 30 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything colder and it is paired with my Das Parka, for warmth regardless of conditions. Though winter has not yet released its grip on us, we have had some days of 40+ degree weather, and the Nano Pullover was the perfect weight to keep the chill off. Add a zippered chest pocket to carry gels or a phone, and this is a jacket that can take care of you on a cold morning run with no problem. One item sorely missing, however, are hand pockets – hopefully they’ll be added to a future iteration.

Highly recommended as a standalone outer garment but even more so as a versatile midlayer for a variety of temps and weather conditions.


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