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    Justin Baker
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    Locale: Santa Rosa, CA

    Patagonia Airshed Pullover

    “For weather protection without the unwanted sauna treatment, the stretchy, breathable Airshed Pullover slides over your baselayer to provide just the right warmth and wind resistance while you’re on the move. Built with the same shell material as our revolutionary Nano-Air® Jacket, it’s a whisper-light soft-shell pullover perfect for mountain biking or trail running in changeable weather. ”

    weight 3.7 ounces

    I will hold off until they make a hooded version, but this has me excited. Similar weight to the houdini but better suited to high exertion. I’ve been using a black diamond alpine start which is twice the weight.

    Brad Rogers
    BPL Member


    Locale: Southeast Tennessee

    I will wait for some reports from actual users, some lighter colors, and a sale.  I am fine without a hood and currently use a Montane Aero pullover with no hood most of the time and this would be a great replacement.

    My only initial complaint would be the heavier jersey cuffs and hem.

    Very interested to hear others thoughts and reviews as people try them out.


    Paul S.
    BPL Member


    Locale: PNW

    Curious they don’t list the CFM like with the Nano Air and Light, which are 40 and 70 respectively.

    Serge Giachetti
    BPL Member


    Locale: boulder, co

    Thanks for sharing, Justin. I love the fabric on my nano air, so I’d also be excited about a hooded windshirt version. The fabric has a nice feel to it and excellent stretch. Its not durable enough for heavy bushwacking, but for most backpacking scenarios on and off trail it would do just fine. The DWR treatment is also quite good at least when newish.

    Another suggestion thats out now and can be found for quite cheap is the nike impossibly light jacket (not shield version). My L is like 3.4 oz (I think) and material is softshell level breathability. I had my eye out for years, and couldn’t find anything like it, until the Nike.

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