Pros: Not cumbersome under a shell
Cons: A bit short waisted
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover
Size Tested: Small
Cut/Style : Freeride,
Type: Insulated, Midlayer
Features: 60g Primaloft
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Multiple days, Spring, blustery, cloudy, sunny......
Length of time Tested: 1 year
Demo or Own: Own
Height/Weight: 5'6" 135 lbs
Ski Days/Season: 60+
Preferred Attire: Shell/Layering
Current Quiver: Norrona Hard Shell, Kastle TW 252 Shell, Multiple Patagonia Nano Puffs
When looking for a great mid layer, the Patagonia Nano Puff came highly recommended, and though I was a bit shy about spending 149.00 on a mid layer, I decided to take the plunge and buy one. I tend to get a Medium when I buy tops for skiing, but since this is a mid layer that I need to fit under a shell I decided to go with a more fitter size and got the Small. Being a pullover, it can be a bit of a challenge to get on and off, and it seems a bit short waisted, especially in the small size, but once its on, the fit and feel is comfy enough that you almost forget that you're wearing a mid layer.
When compared to a down or R3Fleece, the Nano Puff is moderately warm, but seems to be the ideal warmth for the active person who wants to stay cozy without getting overheated, and the one pocket on the left breast is deep enough and positioned well to store your iPod or phone without adding bulk to the overall ensemble.
I must admit, that I like the fit, feel and warmth of my Patagnonia Nano Puff Pullover so much that I bought two more in different colors and find myself wearing them more than most anything else in my closet.
A great compliment to any layering combination!