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PatagoniaNano-Air Insulated Hooded Jacket - Men's

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 overheat 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
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


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

This coat can do many things. It is warm as a midlayer or stand alone. It breathes
very well under my shell and with the hood under my helmet it keeps me toasty warm on cold days on my bike or on the snow. I bought an XL to have room to layer under it if needed and it has worked out well. I don't like really tight fitting clothes.

Awesome Jacket

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

This jacket is lightweight and warm, and the fit/cut is great. Can't beat Patagonia!

Double check your jacket for defect

    Bought this jacket about 4 months ago,wore it about 3 times for about an hour each time. Pack this jacket for a trip to Vegas and when packing found a small hole under the arm sleeve of the jacket. I contacted Backcountry about this defect and still not resolved and heard from them. I understand Patagonia has a lifetime warranty. Don’t know how true or trustworthy it is. Maybe my last time buying from them.

    Patagonia and Backcountry have great warranty services. Patagonia is for LIFE and Backcountry has returns within 30 days. After 30 go to the manufacturer. You won't have a problem

    Patagonia has an amazing warranty. Basically for life!


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

    Patagonia hit a home run with this jacket. I had to buy another one in a different color. Its soft and the stretch fabric is amazing, especially if your moving a lot. It s my go to jacket when its cold. Its great by its self or as a layer.

    Great Jacket

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

    Comfy and warm. Wind resistant.
    I have been a Nano Puff fan and am now converted to the Nano Air.
    It's not as noisy as the baffled jackets.
    My size is normally between a Med and Lg ( 5'10" 175) and the Lg fit me perfectly.
    Plus it's a Patagonia, a company trying live up to it's high environmental and ethical standards.

    10/10 Jacket!

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

    What can I say that hasnt been said? This jacket is burly enough to wear outside, and comfortable enough to wear inside. Purchased as a mid layer for ski touring but now I where it everywhere. May get a second one just for touring!

    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.

    Unanswered Question

    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?

    Hey Connor,

    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)

    Nano Air on the way out from Katahdin.

    Was in Baxter for three days, I don't think i took it off once.

    Nano Air on the way out from Katahdin.

    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

    Staying warm at the Matterhorn

    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.

    Working strong in wintery conditions

    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.

    Best Answer


    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!

    Unanswered Question

    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

    Rockin' it on the Kenai Range, AK

    Rockin' it on the Kenai Range, AK