Patagonia Nano Air Hoody Review
Mar 6, 2018 at 11:07 pm #3522779Max NealeBPL Member
@maximumdragonflyLocale: 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?Mar 7, 2018 at 12:55 am #3522806Paul S.BPL Member
On the chest pocket comment, I can fit an iPhone 8 Plus in a case in mine.Mar 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm #3522932Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: 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…Mar 11, 2018 at 9:19 pm #3523804tom cBPL 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).
old:Mar 13, 2018 at 7:22 pm #3524262Malcolm HBPL 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.Mar 14, 2018 at 10:27 am #3524434Jeff McWilliamsBPL Member
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!Mar 14, 2018 at 10:41 am #3524435James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
Yeah, I hear that…Mar 14, 2018 at 5:57 pm #3524527Malcolm HBPL 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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