Patagonia Nano Puff Vest - Men's

Warm to the core.

The Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Vest is an ultralight core insulator suitable for trips to the alpine whether you're climbing a new route or remote couloir. Its Primaloft Gold Eco insulation adds the touch of warmth needed for active endeavors in cold places, and it's so compressible the vest stows inside its own pocket for compact convenience on your harness or in your pack. Patagonia treated the vest's tough, recycled ripstop shell to shed snowflakes and raindrops when a rogue squall catches you without your shell on.

  • A light and packable puffy for climbing and skiing in the alpine
  • Highly compressible, water-repellent Primaloft Gold Eco insulation
  • Recycled ripstop shell with water-resistant coating
  • Adjustable drawcord hem stays secure under harnesses
  • Vest stuffs in zippered internal pocket
  • Patagonia creates functional equipment for alpinists, adventurers, and backcountry skiers
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Awesome Vest

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

I bought this as a gift for my man since he has been wanting a nice light-weight vest for a long time. His favorite thing about this vest is how it can be worn for pretty much any occasion, when a little extra warmth is needed. Whether it be mid-layer for warmer ski days, light layer to wear on chillier camp nights or just on a cool night out in town this vest works perfectly and packs down to nothing. The slimmer fit and synthetic insulation keep you from looking like a puff-ball but still pack a good punch when it comes to warmth.

light and warm

    size might be a littler smaller then you think but over all great product very warm and comfy

    nice

      this is the best i cant take it off

      Seeing a lot of use

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

      I ordered a mess of stuff for my last trip to the mountains. Living in Northern Florida we have had a number of evenings in the 30's and 40's. Of everything I purchased last time, this is seeing the most use. With the high humidity cold that we get here, the synthetic down in this is perfect. Compact, packs nicely, fits well enough to be able to layer, I have been very pleased with this. I am thinking to get one of the nano puff jackets because I like this one so much!

      Thanks for the great review David!

      Replaced a 10 year old version

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

      This is my second Patagonia synthetic insulation vest. I recently lost, much to my dismay, my beloved ten year old micro puff (discontinued style) vest. My Patagonia vest was the single most used piece of outerwear in my wadrobe. I wore it to work in San Francisco, on countless fly fishing trips all over the west and snowboarding trips. Despite my emotional connection to my old vest the nano puff version is better in my opinion. Namely, it has a trimmer fit and overall lower profile. Anecdotally, it has a bit less insulation than my old vest which makes it even more versatile as a mid layer for those warmer winter days when my Arc Teryx Atom LT is too much and it makes it more practical for fly fishing on summer mornings that end up heating way and result in the vest being stashed in a pack at 11AM. For Patagonia, the fit here is trim which I also like and differs from some of their more boxy generous cut jackets (I see you down sweater and I still don't like your fit). Overall, I couldn't recommend this piece more highly.

      Solid, but runs small

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small

      Nano puff is always a solid mid layer. Durable and warm... I do think the vest runs smaller than the same sized jacket. If you are between sizes you might want to go up.

      Great Vest

        Super light, very warm and comfortable, pockets are big!

        Nice vest

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

        Bought for my husband. He's mostly a medium, but sometimes a large. We went with the medium. It was a little too snug. We ended up finding a vest through another source, but this was definitely a high quality piece.

        Fully Invested

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

        I was super happy to use some of the christmas cash that was burning a hole in my pocket on this piece. I have used it a few days on the mountain and around town as a insulating layer, and it works like a dream. The vest is very light but packs a punch; I wore it over a fleece, under my ski shell in temps around 15 and was toasty. The style is nice enough to wear over a flannel or with a hoodie or sweater around town, very versatile. I got the Forge Grey color and the color is a little lighter than what I expected from the pictures. Overall, very happy with this purchase.

        Great...but

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

        I ordered a mens large. TWICE I was sent a men's Medium. So TWICE I printed off a label, taped the package up, and drove back to UPS. Thus the four stars. The third time it was correct. As for the vest it's awesome and I'm sure will be with me for a long time.

        Vest Life is the best life

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

        Layering. boom.

        Honestly...

          Honestly, this is the best piece of gear that I own. I love it so much I have 3 different vests. Highly recommended. True to size. Packable. Warm. Perfect-

          Does the job

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

          This vest just looks good! It is very warm and has a really complimenting cut to it that seems to look good on anyone. Just watch out for snags.

          Five Star - It's Light and Comfortable!

            I gave this vest to my brother-in-law for Christmas. here is what he said: This vest is light and warm. It is versatile to wear in any weather. I really enjoy wearing it. I give it 5 stars because it is warm and comfortable.

            Patagonia delivers

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            What I love about Patagonia is that their apparel always seems to be cut well for slim athletic dudes. I purchased a small and it's a nice, form fitting size for me. This thing will keep your core warm and fit nicely under just about any jacket. It also looks great on its own. Finally, the vest is super lightweight. You can cram it in your pack without feeling like you've added anything to your load.

            Gave as a Gift

            • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
            • Fit: True to size

            This vest is durable and warm! The color is exactly as you see online.
            I love wearing it around with a sweater or light layer underneath and it's perfect for errands etc.

            Sized too small

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

            Upon arrival I was surprised by how flat it was. Seemed to have very little insulation but was further disappointed by the sizing. It was too small by a large margin. Ended up returning the product as unusable and purchasing a similar North Face product which was sized properly and which seemed to be a bit loftier.

            Vest Convert

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

            I do a lot of hiking year round and in all weather conditions. This is my first vest and I love it! It holds up well in the rain and snow. I wore it on an eight mile hike a while back through all weather conditions. It started off warm and sunny, got cloudy and started to rain, and then finished in the snow.
            The pockets on it were great for keeping my ungloved hands warm. I look forward to wearing this on more adventures where there is a high range of expected temperatures. I imagine something like this would be great for those chilly mornings and evenings in the desert. It also packs small which is a bonus.

            Vest Convert

            High quality layer

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

            Fullfills all necessary requirements of an insulating vest. It is well made, and highly functional, and performs as expected. A great layer to add to the arsenal!

            Great Vest

            • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
            • Fit: True to size

            I bought this for my sister and she just loves it! She said it's very comfortable, light weight but still very warm.