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Anthony Green
(antgreen) - F

Locale: Reading - UK
Nano Puff on 08/18/2010 08:35:38 MDT Print View


My birthday coming up, and I have my eye on an insulation layer.

Currently have the following:
Patagonia Down Jacket - Weighs about 22oz
Arc'Teryx Gamma SV - Weighs about 20oz
Patagonia R Fleece - Weighs about 15oz

I'd like either a Nano Puff or a Montbell.

How do you rate the nano puff hoody over the jacket - would save me carrying a hat. I like the fact it's synthetic as I live in the UK and it rains a lot - if my sleeping bag was compromised due to getting damp, I could wear the nano puff.

But I also like the Montbell UL Down Inner Parker, and the EX light down jacket.

Any of the above is a good weight saving over what I have, so I don't necessarily want to go for the lightest - I'm looking for the most versatile piece for the UK climate.

Any views...?

Erick Panger
(eggs) - MLife

Locale: Mid Life
I like my Nano puff kinda on 08/18/2010 08:40:47 MDT Print View

I wish it had hand pockets and I wish it was full zipper. I assume those all would add weight so it's a compromise I guess. Isn't everything.

But for wet or damp environments it is my go to light weight jacket. My other choice is the Patagonia down sweater.

Philip Maynard
(Autoxfil) - F
Nano Puff! on 08/18/2010 09:54:25 MDT Print View

I have the Hoody and love it. I used it on Mt. Adams in pretty cold and windy conditions and it was very warm. It's also an excellent sleeping layer, partly due to the snug fitting hood.

Weight of my medium is only 12.5oz.

The fit is great, not as wide as a Micropuff. I'm 6' 155lb and its wide enough to layer under, but no more.

Marc Kokosky
(mak52580) - F

Locale: Washington, DC Area
Love It on 08/18/2010 13:01:34 MDT Print View

I have a Patagonia NanoPuff (hoodless version) XXL that weighs in at 12 oz. I love it and is my go to insulation for all but about 2 months out of the year when I need something just a tad warmer.

Edited by mak52580 on 08/18/2010 13:02:18 MDT.

Philip Maynard
(Autoxfil) - F
NanoPuff Photo on 08/18/2010 13:25:42 MDT Print View

Here's me on Adams. Note the significant loft, snug hood, and overall fit. I could have cinched down the waist, but hadn't in that photo. Underneath is just a merino T and Houdini (blue poking out the hood).

Nanopuff Hoody on Mt. Adams

Edited by Autoxfil on 08/18/2010 13:27:16 MDT.

Anthony Green
(antgreen) - F

Locale: Reading - UK
Nano Puff on 08/18/2010 14:24:46 MDT Print View

Great photo - the Nano Puff Hoody has won!!

I've read a lot about the Houdini on here - very light. I have what I believe is a Patagonia High Velocity jacket, about 4 oz - no hood - anyone else seen or owned one of these...?

Nobody You Know
(DirtbagLiving) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Nano Puff on 08/19/2010 22:14:13 MDT Print View

Nano Pullover on sale on right now. Like $90

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
nano on 08/19/2010 22:25:05 MDT Print View


Edited by Creachen on 08/19/2010 22:27:07 MDT.