Patagonia Nano-Air Light Hybrid Insulated Vest - Men's

Forget The Deodorant.

You sweat when you're nervous, excited, scared, and stoked—which, come to think of it, are all the feelings you experience when you make a move on a spindly climb, clear a downed tree during a trail run, and approach your objective while backcountry skiing. The Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Vest is more than equipped to handle those activities and a whole lot more.

Designed specifically for adventures that often include a proclivity for sweating, the Nano-Air Light Hybrid continues the proverbial benefaction of the Nano-Air lineage with its lightweight, durable, and stretchy constitution. However, this vest's main point of differentiation lay within its airy waffle knit on the sides and back panel, which have a CFM rating of 40 in the front and 130 in the back. In other words, this fabric expedites the release of excess body heat, wicks moisture, and dries quickly to ensure that you stay anything but saturated or clammy. Much like its elder siblings, the Nano-Air Light Hybrid features 40g FullRange synthetic insulation, which is not only warm (even when wet), but also highly pliable to maintain unimpeded mobility as you run, post-hole, or ski down the mountain. A DWR treatment protects you, the shell, and lining from moisture, while two welted and zippered hand pockets are compatible with a pack or harness.

  • Tackle all and any high-octane adventures with this vest
  • Lightweight, durable, and stretchy fabric for mobility
  • DWR treatment fends off light precipitation
  • FullRange insulation provides warmth even when wet
  • Waffle knit panels regulate temperature and wick away moisture
  • Welted and zippered hand pockets are harness or pack compatible
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Best Layering Piece

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Like many others, I suffer from horrific back sweat. I simply do not need any insulation whatsoever on my back. I do however, appreciate the windbreak and warmth on my core. This thing is perfect. From cycle commuting to snowshoeing, this is my go to active layering piece. Since I intended to use it under a shell, I went with the Large. I am 6'5 and 200lbs

Crazy Light, Super Versatile!

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

I am really pleased with this piece. I love the hybrid aspect to it, and will make it something that I envision myself using often! It is surprisingly light, and still packs down fairly small. It breathes super well too!

Active Vest

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

Perfect Active vest from Patagonia! I tend to overheat at times with my Micro-D. This is vest is perfect for activity! I wear this for long hikes and short bike rides.. I love it!
*My gear head is Zack.. Any questions give him a call.

Light and Supply Warmth

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

This vest is a great addition to the Nano-air family, and the hybrid nature of this vest makes it a very versatile piece of clothing. It can be used as a base layer, with the ability to regulate temperature due to the waffle knit pattern apparent, as the excess heat is forced out the entire back and side of the vest. Than this can also be used as a stand alone jacket during the spring or fall, or during the cooler parts of the day; with the low bulk insulation providing great heat. The feel of this vest is one of my favorite things about; with the fabric soft, supply, and stretchy; allowing it to move with your body instead of remaining static while you move. Over-all another great product by Patagonia that will quickly become a staple piece in my gear closet.