Patagonia Nano Air Hoody Review

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    Max Neale
    BPL Member


    Locale: Anchorage, AK

    Companion forum thread to: Patagonia Nano Air Hoody Review

    The Patagonia Nano Air Hoody was released in July 2014 and was the best performing all-purpose active insulation jacket at that time. Does it hold up to the current crop of insulated jackets?

    Paul S.
    BPL Member


    Locale: PNW

    On the chest pocket comment, I can fit an iPhone 8 Plus in a case in mine.

    Ryan Jordan


    Locale: Central Rockies

    An iPhone 8 in a case is a tight squeeze in mine, but interestingly, it EASILY fits in the lighter Patagonia Nano Air LIGHT hoody…

    tom c
    BPL Member


    FYI, Patagonia has already released the replacement/update – 1.5~1.6oz 30denier shell, and new elastic on the cuffs.  Also the quilting pattern on the sides is changed/gone.

    I picked up both in recent weeks.  The new version shell fabric does feel slightly thicker.  It is still extremely breathable; perhaps it has ever so slightly more resistance to my breath blowing through the fabric.

    Important note: the fit is WILDLY different.  I am 6’4″ 210# and the old style Large fits well (and XL was huge).  On the new style, I’m firmly an XL.  The new-xl arms are about identical to the old-large, and with the new-xl body slightly roomier than the old-large.  I like the new cuffs better, they are tighter/slimmer.  I notice that the new-version now says ‘slim fit’.

    I hope you can update the review to be clear there are multiple options currently on sale.

    A couple of the new colors are even on sale!  (edit: looks like the old Hooded version is nearly sold out; they still look to have a bunch of the old non-hooded).





    Malcolm H
    BPL Member


    Cranking out those reviews Max! The insulation durability < shell durability is indeed a bummer. After the first year of this jacket being my go-to (cuz I loved it for everything) I lost about half the loft, and at 3 years I have a double layer Air Shed jacket. Something folks should consider for their wallet and plastic footprint.

    Jeff McWilliams
    BPL Member


    Locale: Midwest

    Malcolm – WOW.  Losing half the loft after a year and having the loft be completely gone in 3 is terrible.

    “Insulation is not as durable as continuous filament insulations”:  understatement of the year!


    James Marco
    BPL Member


    Locale: Finger Lakes

    Yeah, I hear that…

    Malcolm H
    BPL Member


    To be fair, I used it a lot, kind of a ‘loved it to death’ situation. And washed probably once a week in winter so that my bike commute didn’t smell like sweaty skiing. I think I’ll follow Max’s lead to the arcteryx version though.

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