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Built for the up and the down.
When your day is going to consist of as much up as down, you need something special to keep you warm and comfortable for the long haul. Conveniently, that special something comes in the form of the Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Insulated Hooded Jacket. The combination of a nylon ripstop shell and plain weave nylon lining offers excellent breathability, so you don't feel like a dog in a hot car when you're hiking, climbing, or skiing, and the FullRange synthetic insulation stretches with you to provide generous freedom of movement whether you're reaching through the crux move or reaching for a tail clip as you rip skins on a windy ridge.
The DWR treatment on the outer face helps to shed light moisture, and its windproof construction cuts wind on the way down, too. In order to help combat the elements, Patagonia added storm flaps to the front zippers and a zipper garage at the top, so you're not taking a cold metal zipper to the chin every time you move your head from side to side. Stretch material around the cuffs helps to make a seal to fight off even more winter chill, while zippered handwarmer pockets let you warm up your digits when things head into those frigid temps. The hood is designed to be worn under a helmet for next-to-skin warmth, but it can also be worn over a low-profile helmet thanks to its stretchy nature.
- Protective insulation for start-and-stop missions in the mountains
- FullRange stretch insulation maintains warmth when wet
- Light and tough 4-way stretch shell with water-resistant finish
- Nano Puff brick quilting along sides enhances durability
- Stretch hood fits close against the noggin and will fit over helmets
- Stretch binding at cuffs and drawstring at hem locks in body heat
- Regular fit allows piece to be worn both over and under layers
- Patagonia has been building gear for the high mountains since 1973
- Q & A
Best Jacket Ever Made??
This is a solid 10/10 for me. Check out my review below for an in depth look at this incredible piece.
Ok this or the nano puff hood which is gonna be warmer and more durable
Where is the patagonia's xs size
Here's s size are patagonia's xs size??
Hey Jeong - Patagonia does make the Nano-Air Insulated Hooded Jacket in an XS, but we do not have any in stock and none on order. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.
- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead
I plan on getting something for New England winter hikes. I was thinking either this or the dual aspect. Ultra lite backpacking. Nothing bigger yet. Could anyone give me a recommendation? Not many reviews for the dual aspect, but the ones for the nano air sound good and up my alley given that when I get any exercise I turn into a furnace. Thank you!
Both pieces are pretty cool for sure. I'd say your priority should be to get a Nano Air, you'll love it and wear it a ton. Dual Aspect is great, but a little more of a specialized piece. Not as warm as the Nano Air, but offers a little more wind protection with that gridded soft shell.
Im 6'2" and 160 lbs on a good day and want to know what size i need, will the large be too big? Or do i need the large for the length?
I would recommend you go with the Large in the Nano Air, specifically for the extra arm length. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.
Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead
hello, what size do you recommend ? I'm 5'5 " and 127 lbs . s or xs ? thanks a lot
My nano puff pullover is s ( perfect size)
How does this compare to the Patagonia nano puff. I would be using it for climbing and backpacking/hiking.
Brendan, the Nano Air would be better for wearing while active (unless it is very cold & windy...then a wind shell would likely be needed over it), and the Nano Puff would be better for rest stops, belays, etc. since it is more wind-resistant. For me, the typical lightweight puffy jackets (like the Nano Puff)are too hot for wear while hiking unless it is very cold/windy, but my thermostat tends to run on the warm side. Aside from Patagonia's proprietary insulation, you would need to look for jackets with Polartec Alpha insulation (Westcomb Tango, Rab Strata, etc) or with venting side panels (Arcteryx Atom LT, etc.) for similar jackets as they are all designed for wear. during higher-output activities. I would venture to guess that the Nano Air is among the most breathable of them all.
Nano Air on the way out from Katahdin.
Was in Baxter for three days, I don't think i took it off once.
Staying warm at the Matterhorn
The Nano Air worked great on a hike with variable conditions (sun/clouds/calm/windy) below the base of the Matterhorn. September 2015
Working strong in wintery conditions
Near the summit of the Breithorn in Zermatt, Switzerland during pretty wintery conditions in early September 2015. Once the wind picked up I used a Nano Puff jacket on top for some extra warmth.
Can anybody comment on whether or not they've experienced any durability issues? I have read elsewhere that the back/shoulders area can pill/tear easily, which would be problematic as I would mostly be using this jacket backpacking and climbing.
The Nano Air is definitely a balance of being breathable and lightweight, while still as durable as we can make it. If you're carrying a heavy backpacking pack for hours, this might not be there best choice honestly. And if you're wearing a big pack, you wouldn't be getting the full benefits of the jacket. Nano Air is designed for light and fast endeavors, and is a great layering piece under a shell. So for climbing, thumbs up for sure. I'd lean towards a regular Nano Puff and an R1 hoody for true backpacking endeavors.
Any S in red coming in?
now in stock
Hello: I have a question regarding sizing for the Nano Air hoody. I am 5'8", 160 lbs, 40 inch chest, 33" arms, slender frame. Would the small or medium be a better fit? I like a slim cut and I don't plan on wearing a thick baselayer, so I was thinking of a small, but would not want any constriction around the chest. My hesitation with a medium size is that the arms or torso may be too long. I usually wear a medium jacket, though. Thanks!
I think a small would be worth a shot. Definitely comes down to personal preference, but I think since you're looking for a slimmer cut you'll be comfortable in the smaller size with the stretch that the jacket provides.
Haven't purchased yet, but tried both small and medium in a store. Me : 39" chest, 5'9", 150lbs, and the small was binding in the shoulders. Going for a medium
Thanks to both of you!
Do you know when you will be getting more of the feather grey in medium?
Rockin' it on the Kenai Range, AK
Rockin' it on the Kenai Range, AK
are there any M size coming in soon ??
We have a purchase order on the way. The inventory will be seen on the site very shortly i would keep checking a few times a day so you can get your hands on some mediums as soon as we put them on the site for purchase.
How do they compare against OR - Halogen Jacket (Outside 2014 Gear of the Year award). http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-halogen-insulated-hooded-jacket-mens
I am split between these two. Need a synthetic jacket for Mountaineering and Climbing
Appreciate any suggestions
The halogen jacket has select panels that offer stretch and breathability, while the Nano Air is stretchy and breathable across the entire garment, both the shell and insulation.
It will come down to the rest of your system and your personal preferences. On it's own, this jacket will provide more protection than the nano air provided you don't run too hot. Personally, I find that having very breathable side panels really cuts down on my ability to keep my core warm when I stop moving (even with a shell on top). If you are going to carry a shell as well, I'd go for the nano just for that ability to keep warm. If you aren't carrying a shell the OR would be a safer bet.
Is backcountry going to get any of these in XL?
We have a whole bunch of these jackets on order! There are some XLs included in that.
Should I get this version or the nonhooded version? I doubt I would use the hood very much but don't want to miss out if it is something people are liking alot.
tough call for sure! The hood is sweet to have for sure, but might get in the way if you're wearing it as a mid layer quite a bit, in which case the non-hooded might be a little more comfortable. Can't go wrong either way really...
Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Hoody
In this video I talk about some of my first impressions of the Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody. I have a size small in Tumble Green. I find the fit to be true to size charts. A great warm jacket that is a definate performance item in my bag. Even more so with winter bikeing.