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Nano puff sizing advice

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi based on reviews here I think I'm going to guy a Patagonia nano puff zip jacket as my main mid layer. I've lost a lot of weight and this is my reward.

I usually wear large in things, but....

Current specs.
5' 9"
170 lbs (should be closer to 160 by ski season - was 194 last season.)
32" waist.

In the nano puff jacket would a M or L be better? Will be buying on pro deal so can't return it.
post #2 of 22

I'm a few inches taller but about the same weight as you.  I have (had) the Patagonia down sweater in a medium.  With a base layer and a thin fleece underneath it, it was pretty snug.  Not uncomfortably so, but yeah -- it was snug.  I have since exchanged it for a large which I like more.

 

You're basically right in between sizes...  i.e., mediums will be snug, but it'll work.  Large will give you some more layering options.

post #3 of 22

I've found that Patagonia runs pretty big and boxy. DH is 6'1" and 195, longer in the arms and torso, and often wears an XL -- but swims in the Pat XL. Unless you are layering a lot underneath, I would get the M, especially if you are losing a bit more weight. (If the nano fits differently than than the down sweater, disregard this advice. :-) I think they are similar, though.)

post #4 of 22

I see Seg posted while I was typing. I think we concur on this one. 

 

CONGRATS!  my adivce?  order both and return one (unless you are ordering on Pro-form of course) My gut feel (pun intended) is go with the medium if you don't intend to wear more than a super thin base and maybe a R-1, if you are wearing anything that will be fleece-based go large. The large will be a little baggy around the mid section so its def' one of those fit preferences things.

post #5 of 22
I own a nano puff zipp jacket. Really like it but I find that it runs large.
I bought a medium - would have been better off with a small.
Works fine for me as an outer layer but a bit big for a mid layer. If you plan to use it as a mid, consider the medium.
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Sounds like M for me. All I wear is a Smartwool base layer and a coat over the mid layer. Last season I actually went without the midlayer a lot (warm Phenix coat) but a:) it wasn't a cold winter and b:) without all that belly fat I may be colder this year. biggrin.gif

Finn, it is a pro-form order so no returns.

By the way in addition to all the weight loss I've gotten a lot stronger, particularly in my abductors and glutes and core. Also worked a lot on hip flexibility - I'm very excited about what this is going to do to my skiing.

80 days until the day after Thanksgiving and my projected first day on skis!
post #7 of 22

another thumbs up for medium.

 

i'm a little taller, close to 5'11, a little bigger round the middle, and the medium is snug but the large,hell, i'd probably be able to put it on over my shell.

post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
Any thoughts on the jacket vs. the pullover? The pullover has the chest pocket, don't know if I'd ever use the pocket though.

The Pullover is also cheaper.
post #9 of 22

Can you find them locally (for sizing) and then still order pro-form?

post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
But that would require taking my laptop off of my lap - lol.
post #11 of 22

Congrats on the weight loss and conditioning!

 

I don't know Patagonia specifically, but as to jacket-vs-pullover, I always go jacket.  If you get too warm, it's nice and easy just to unzip the whole thing.  Also, taking it off is mildly easier over a helmet, or if you're wearing a seatbelt.

post #12 of 22

pullover is ok but its nice to be able to open it up and dump heat quickly or ski with it open under your shell for added breathability on tween' temp days.

post #13 of 22

Me- 5'9" 175 lb, 40R jacket, 15.5/34 shirt. Size M Nanopuff pullover is perfect, close enough fit to use as mid-layer but loose enough to wear as a casual outer layer. I also have a REI Revelcloud (Nanapuff clone, also size M) but in the jacket, personally I like the jacket design best. I use the jacket all the time- quick trip to the store on a cold day, walking the dog, attending an outdoor sports event, traveling, etc. The handwarmer pockets and full zip put the jacket over the top. The pullover Nanopuff is relegated to mid-layer duty for skiing since it's slightly less bulky. Both are functional but for different reasons. Either way you can't go wrong, these are great pieces, some of the best outdoor clothing items I've ever owned.

post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
I just ordered the pullover, advantages to both, clearly, but as it is a replacement for my smartwool sweater and being purchased as a mid-layer I decided to go with it. it seems to look more stylish for lunch in the lodge and I like the exterior pocket for a small pad and pencil (I instruct on the weekends.) If I bought a jacket I'd probably use it too much for other things, lol. true that opening the jacket to dump heat would be an advantage, but on that front I chose form over function I guess.

who knows, maybe I'll end up buying a jacket as well at some point.

years ago as a reward for another big workout/weight loss program I bought myself a black leather jacket. I still love it and wear it a lot, and there is a lot of meaning infused in it knowing how hard I worked for it. that's the plan here with the nano-puff.

$100.45 on a pro deal including shipping.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Thanks! Sounds like M for me. All I wear is a Smartwool base layer and a coat over the mid layer. Last season I actually went without the midlayer a lot (warm Phenix coat) but a:) it wasn't a cold winter and b:) without all that belly fat I may be colder this year. biggrin.gif
Finn, it is a pro-form order so no returns.
By the way in addition to all the weight loss I've gotten a lot stronger, particularly in my abductors and glutes and core. Also worked a lot on hip flexibility - I'm very excited about what this is going to do to my skiing.
80 days until the day after Thanksgiving and my projected first day on skis!

I'd say that's accurate  in sizing.  I tend to wear a Medium but have the nano puff in Small and it fits well. 

I have several nano puffs in different colors and really like it for a midlayer on days when I'm fearful that I'll overheat.  

The Down sweater is warmer but all of these pieces have a purpose and the nano puff fits well into any skiers line up.  Enjoy!

post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
Nano puff arrived and the Medium fits great for a mid-layer. It would definitely be nice to have pockets, just for standing around and sticking my hands in, but otherwise I love it.
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
Update. I should have bought the jacket as many of you suggested, not the Pullover. Just standing around in it and I miss having pockets to stick my hands in, and being able to open it and wear it around the lodge would be great.

So, since I hadn't used it, just tried it on, I contacted Patagonia and much to my surprise they are taking it back (pending them seeing that it is in new condition when they get it) and sending me a jacket for the difference in Prodeal price and not charging for shipping the jacket. So for the $5.50 it cost me to mail the pullover back I'm getting what I should have gotten in the first place.

Most manufacturers have a no return policy for Prodeals. Not Patagonia.

What a great company!
post #18 of 22

Definitely a medium or maybe even a small...I'm 6'2'' 180lbs and I just got my mine in a Medium and it fits great.  Just depends on how snug or loose you want it.

post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Update. I should have bought the jacket as many of you suggested, not the Pullover. Just standing around in it and I miss having pockets to stick my hands in, and being able to open it and wear it around the lodge would be great.
So, since I hadn't used it, just tried it on, I contacted Patagonia and much to my surprise they are taking it back (pending them seeing that it is in new condition when they get it) and sending me a jacket for the difference in Prodeal price and not charging for shipping the jacket. So for the $5.50 it cost me to mail the pullover back I'm getting what I should have gotten in the first place.
Most manufacturers have a no return policy for Prodeals. Not Patagonia.
What a great company!

I have been really pleased with Patagnoia.  Not surprised that they're working with you on it. 

post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
End of the story. Got the jacket and love it, much better than the pullover. Patagonia received the pullover and credited me for the return.

Now all we need is snow.
post #21 of 22

For those that don't get Patagucci bro deals the MontBell Ultralight Down Jacket is a great alternative and less expensive. I have the MontBell Alpine Light (a bit more puffy) for cold weather backpacking and it is a great high quality product.

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

End of the story. Got the jacket and love it, much better than the pullover. Patagonia received the pullover and credited me for the return.
Now all we need is snow.

Patagonia is a great company to deal with.  Not surprised that they handled it this way  icon14.gif

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