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Patagonia - Micro Puff Insulated Jacket - Men's

Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Jacket - Men's

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$149.98 Original price:$249.00
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Item #PAT029Z
Past season color




Tech Specs

Responsible Collection:
Certified B-Corp
Pertex Quantum (10D nylon ripstop), DWR
PlumaFill (65g)
2 front, 1 chest
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty:

Micro Puff Insulated Jacket

If your trip or spring expedition runs the risk of getting wet, then the Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Jacket can effectively insulate you while you hunker down in a tent to wait out the rain or freak June snowstorm. The power of the Plumafill insulation becomes apparent in cold and wet climates, because it can still lock in your body's warmth when wet, but it also dries quickly and can easily compress and fit into your alpine pack. But thanks to the water- and wind-resistant recycled polyester shell, you don't have to worry about sprinkles or heavy flurries slowing down your alpine travels.

  • Toasty, lightweight, and versatile jacket for cold outdoor trips
  • PlumaFill insulation mimics down and retains warmth when wet
  • Durable fabric resists water and abrasion
  • Regular fit leaves room for extra layers
  • Elasticized cuffs and hem seal out the elements
  • Multiple pockets stash smaller essentials

Lightweight warmth

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I was surprised how warm this jacket was considering it's so lightweight. I have worn it on 20-32F-ish days with just a t-shirt underneath and still keeps me warm! I really like that its light and packable which makes it good for backpacking, or travel. The non-hooded version makes it great for layering when you want some extra warmth too. Been wearing it for daily use throughout the current winter season and haven't had any durability issues either.

Packable warmth!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I'll admit it, I'm a big fan of Patagonia's products, and I own a ton of them. I have a bunch of their products, ranging from sweatshirts, t-shirts, & jackets to pants & hats! I've owned the Nano Puff in the past, and I liked it, but it wasn't as warm or as packable as I liked.

The Micro Puff fixes both of those issues! It's super lightweight & packable, I love the fit (very similar to any other Patagonia item I've worn), and it looks great!

If you're in the market for a do it all midlayer (worn under a shell during inclement weather) or outer layer (in cold, dry conditions), look no further!

Packable warmth!

A Great Addition

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

So light, warm, and packable! You need to add this one to your gear closet. When packed into its own left-hand pocket it's about the size of a 32oz Nalgene but can be squeezed down even smaller. For the weight of this jacket, it packs some warmth. I get cold easily so for me 45-60 degrees are where it's best suited by itself. Of course, that depends on what activity you are doing. I find myself wearing this jacket all the time in the house in the winter to stay comfy. Then I throw a heavier jacket over it for going outside in sub 30 temps. I'm sure I will be taking this jacket on many hikes this spring. As for fit, I am 170lbs, 6'2" and the medium fits great.

Light but warm!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

I have used this jacket multiple time belaying on chilly mornings or as a nice touring shell. It keeps the warmth in with out all the weight, it is super comfortable yet put together nicely. This jacket will get the job done!

This Thing is Light

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The warmth to weight ratio on this jacket is truly astounding. I haven't used the jacket too much yet, but it has kept me warm this fall as temperatures were dropping and it has provided a very warm layer under my shell coat this winter already. When I first tried it on, I had my doubts as to how well this light jacket would keep me warm, but I was quickly surprised at how warm and how comfortable it was. This jacket has definitely earned a place for itself on my backpacking trips and I hope it keeps keeping me warm and surprising me as I continue to use it.

Micro Puff for the Win

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

If there's only one good thing that has come out of my 2020 year, it's this jacket.

The Micro Puff is super light, impressively windproof and packs the heat. This sucker is my new go-to jacket when I'm headed anywhere in the mountains, as well as around town. Its weight and pack size makes it ideal for any adventure.

I was skeptical while I was unpacking the jacket... My main concern was warmth. Would this mid-layer jacket pack the heat for the price point? Those worries quickly dissipated after putting it to the test in the Wasatch range. Not only was I happy with the Micro Puff, but it honestly blew away my expectations. The Plumafill insulation is beyond impressive. It has the feel of a down without the worry of losing heat or the fill clumping when wet.

Patagonia has outdone themselves again! In a world of layers, this one get's a gold star in my book. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

Adventure Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

This jacket has quickly become my go-to adventure jacket, being light enough to store easily in a pack but still having ample warmth. I was blown away by how windproof this jacket was, having used it on a windy hike and a cross country ski. It also repelled the light snow well without soaking through. In addition to being great for adventures it works just as well for walking the dog or shoveling. The fit and sizing is standard Patagonia, with a bit more of an athletic fit which I prefer. Another stellar jacket by Patagonia, and one I would recommend to anyone looking for a versatile light adventure jacket.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I'm pretty stoked about this jacket and the adventures we will go on. Having multiple Patagonia jackets in the closet this has become a go-to. From just around town to walking the pup on the trails. This jacket has kept me warm. Pockets seem to sit a little higher which isn't my favorite and why I deducted a star. Other than that the fit is pretty similar to other Patagonia jackets but a tad bit smaller. not enough that I would recommend sizing up. Holy Moly is this thing light!

maybe the most versatile?

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Picking my favorite Patagonia puffy is kind of like choosing my favorite Charlie's Angel--pretty much impossible?! But as much as I love my Patagonia Down Jacket and Nano Puff, the new Micro Puff may be the most impressive and versatile puffy in the Patagonia line up. It holds its own as an outer layer in cool to cold weather, packs down small, and fits great under a shell. But the jacket's weight to warmth ratio is borderline ridiculous. The Micro Puff more or less matches the insulation of down. As a synthetic, however, it's better than down in wet weather and for high output winter activities that might swamp a jacket with sweat. I'll keep wearing my other Patagonia jackets--they look great and have never disappointed me. But the Micro Puff may be my pick when I'm after light weight, packability, and exceptional warmth to weight. It's a solid pick, especially if you live and play where the winter weather tends to be more damp than dry (which makes down jackets a riskier option). Patagonia isn't just for pretty people. This jacket is a good fit for my (less than sleek) physique and a high performance piece for those of us who like to play outside in all four seasons.

maybe the most versatile?

Really Nice and Warm!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

This jacket has been great! I use it casually and as a cold weather mountain biking jacket. My only issue with the jacket is that the collar is a little high for my tastes but if you don't zip it up all the way it doesn't bother me.

Micro puff praise

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This jacket is a great go-to jacket for any fall or spring activity. Looks great walking around town or for a quick trad climb. I found myself wearing this jacket for a wide variety of activities. I never got too hot in the jacket. They did a great job making the jacket lightweight without compromising on the warmth factor.

This cotton jacket is awesome

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This cotton jacket is awesome. It is the lightest cotton jacket I wear. Despite its light weight, it is very warm and feels very hot to wear. Patagonia is a great and outstanding company. I hope to create more outstanding products!

It is not made of cotton. It is obviously a wool jacket.

Yikes; you're both wrong! Read the technical specs...

Ski Backpack Essential

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

As a big mountain ski coach I find myself standing still on the mountain during competitions and line scouting for long periods of time (anywhere from -5 degree F days to 25 degree and windy days). On the flip side there are times I am hiking for long periods of time. I needed a light weight, ultra pack-able, toasty warm jacket that I could pack away or throw on at a moments notice.

The Micro Puff was perfect for what I was looking for. Throw it on for the cold and take it off for the elevated heart rate stuff. I am 6'2 175lbs, normally go large in patagonia, but I size up in the slim fit jackets for layering and extra room, so I got an XL in the Micro-puff. I like the collar style for on the mountain and fighting the winds when they whip but can get a bit annoyed with it when I'm not on the mountain in this jacket.

One thing it is missing is a cinch on the waistband. That would be nice for when the snow gets real deep and some extra pinch would be nice.

Off the mountain, I occasionally wear it to and from work and around town, but have other jackets I prefer for my other outdoor activities. Because the micro puff is such a warm jacket I find myself wanting to wear more breathable airy jackets when I'm "out on the town". Overall, this is the perfect jacket to keep in the ski backpack when you need to warm up in a flash and be able to pack tightly out of the way when not in use!

Take-aways: Extremely warm for its size and weight, Packable, Comfortable, Slightly stuffy when weather is warmer/not breathable, Handles the elements without loosing any warmth/integrity!

XL-size dad bods beware

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

2 stars only for the fit of the XL-size jacket on me, specifically. to help the other human giants, i'm a 44XL in a suit jacket, 17.5/36 dress shirt, 38 waist.

i saw other online reviews that mentioned how the fit seems different, but i've owned other patagonia jackets (down sweater, better sweater jacket, snap-t pullovers), so i ignored them. tag says XL and regular fit, but not for me at 6'5" with a wicked dad bod - you know, basically athletic but soft in places. sleeve length and jacket length were fine, but the jacket was tight on my body with no hope for more than a t-shirt or baselayer underneath. i could have made peace with the athletic fit ( i have an arcteryx atom s-something that i like in a slimmer cut), but the collar was too tight to zip up completely and be comfortable. i exchanged for a XXL.

the good news is, i had a wonderful customer service experience facilitating that exchange. thumbs up, backcountry!

Same experience here; I just can't wear Patagonia XL in garments like this, too skinny at the belly and hips. If I sat down, I'd blow out the zipper!!


  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I bought this jacket his winter for a lighter alternative to another down jacket that i have had and I could not be more pleased. This jacket is warm and extremely light. There is nothing else i could ask for in this jacket! It works great for anything from skiing to climbing this jacket has done it all for me.

Love the Patagonia puffy!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've had many puffies over the years and I always come back to this one. Having synthetic insulation for warmth and being water resistant you have a great combination. It compresses like down, great to throw in a pack and have that cold weather backup. Great mid layer or light town jacket. Very versatile, well-made and looks good enough that I can wear it out on the town.

Good review but I hate that this style jacket is called "puffy". I know it's the nomenclature of today's generation but for some reason it grates on me.


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