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Versatile, warm, and amazing feeling!
I love the nano air! The fit is dialed, the face fabric has such an amazing and soft feel against your skin. I love the hood and how it blocks out the wind but not too tight around the neck to chafe. The jacket is so versatile and I love wearing it under my shell when ski touring. Totally worth it and one of those jackets that you will just end up ... Read Moreusing all the time. Get one!
I make snow on the night shift in Western Maine. After one freezing night my mid layer system wasn't enough. So I hit up the nearest Patagonia outlet. I lucky found my size for half off! I'm sure I have the model just before this one. There is a difference in the chest pocket. I frickin love this thing though. I wear it for everything, wh... Read Moreich I don't recommend. It's made to strictly wear during outdoor due to how much the fabric pills. That would be it's only down fall perhaps.
My go-to midlayer
I can't remember when I bought my first Nano Air Hoody, maybe 2016 or 2017, but it's always with me. Have dragged it around the globe, every plane and car ride, uncountable skiing and climbing adventures and camping, works, etc. It has so many holes from rocks, branches, camp fire sparks, etc. that all got patched but now the jacket looks... Read More too worn to be a "suitable" piece to wear around town or into work. So I needed a proper replacement, and Patagonia delivered and improved on the original design. My previous one was a size large and had different colors for the face material, zippers and inside. The new one is blue all throughout and looks so much better. It has one less zippered chest pocket but that is not a detriment. Will continue to recommend this jacket to everyone - and also continue to wear the old one whenever used and haggard is acceptable!
Great active layer performance
Bought this for XC skiing in Northern MN. Down was too warm and doesnt breathe but light fleece was not enough in colder temps. This did the trick. Breathes and is warm when idle. The yellow color is great and its extremely soft so now its my go-to in that 40-60f range around town as well. I do agree a hem chord would make it perfect so if youre be... Read Moretween sizes dont be afraid to go down to get a better fit at the waist.
Great hoody for active people
Purchased this coat for my college-aged son. He wears it in cold weather (northern New England). He loves how soft/flexible the coat is and it does cut the wind with the hood. This would be a great hoody for active people like climbers and hikers. It allows a wide range of movement in those type of activities.
Lack of drawstring and zipper flaps dealbreaker
I debated over this jacket for a long time. This jacket is seems fantastic but the lack of a drawstring at the hem really kills it for me. Drawstrings don't add that much weight but make a world of difference, especially for people in between sizes. Ended up going with another brand because of the hem adjustment. Too bad because otherwise an a... Read Moremazing jacket! A zipper flap would help a lot as well but not as crucial as a hem adjustment.
Why no zipper flap?
I bought this jacket 6 years ago and its one of my all time favs for winter in the mtns. Bought this for my father in law and found no flap behind the zipper so had to return. Super annoying to be in the mountains and have air streaming in through the zipper! Was sad to return but went with the tried and true nano puff!
My go to jacket
I just ordered one of these jackets for my oldest son for Christmas but I am actually writing this review for the one I bought for myself 7 years ago when I first moved to Minnesota. I originally had intended to use it as a mid layer beneath a shell (I have a Triolet and a Torrential) for skiing or for super cold days. I ended up wearing it for the... Read Morese purposes and a lot more. I could only select 3 boxes on the uses section of this review and that is not enough. I wore this jacket as a mid layer beneath a shell for downhill skiing on days where the temps were as cold as -30 F. Had an R1 as base layer, then the Nano Air then a shell. Also wore it riding my bike to work with just an R1 underneath to temps as low as 15 F. Below that I would add a Nano Puff jacket as another layer underneath. Also wore the Nano Air with just an R1 as base layer for walking and snow shoeing to temps as low as -10 F. The jacket is super comfortable and stretchy and layers really well. It dumps heat well also when you are moving. The hood fits snugly which really helps on the windy days. I recently moved to the Northern Neck of VA and I wear the Nana Air for just about anything in the winter except rain. Then I add the Torrential. Love this jacket. As I said in the title- it is my go to.
Wonderful Jacket with Amazing Fabric
This is a wonderful jacket. It replaces two of the previous version that I shrunk out of after losing a considerable amount of weight. Otherwise, they are still going strong. This jacket is only similar to the previous models in the fabric. It is the same cozy, stretchy, lightweight material. Just about everything else is different in this new ver... Read Moresion, but they are both great. This is a slimmer fit, and much more streamlined and form fitting. The sleeves have a stretch portion only on one side. The sleeves look much sleeker, but my alterations lady said it was tricky to shorten them. The company deleted the drawstring at the bottom, but not really needed anyway. The hood still does not incorporate a tightening mechanism, and tends to be a bit open around the neck. They went from two zipper pockets to just one, and it is supposed to double as a stuff sack, but kind of small to do that. The oldest of my previous version developed some pilling around the neck after about 5 years of occasional wear. I understand this is designed to hold up better, but time will tell. I bought the Abalone Blue, and love the color. It is almost exactly the same color as my Stio Azura Insulated Jacket in Stormy Weather, and I wear the Nano Air as a base layer under the Stio when a bit colder. I went for a walk this morning with just the Nano Air at 40 degrees, and it was perfect by itself.
The Hoody to Rule All Things
The Nano Air doesn't just do its job, it does every other layer in your closet's job, too. I can't think of another layer I own that is as versatile. I wear it over a tee while trail running. I wear it under a shell while skiing. I wear it while hiking. I wear it while I wash the dishes. I wear it while I read in bed, and I have drop... Read Moreped greasy bacon on it. I have dunked my arm in a river, started campfires, wiped my kids' noses, cleaned out the garage, and you get the point: There's nothing this jacket won't do. It's like wearing a microclimate that adjusts to your surroundings. I would get another one in a heartbeat if my wife wouldn't notice.
Great at shedding heat, but no hem adjustment.
Great coat. This is my second one. I am disappointed, however, at the lack of a hem draw string as the cut is boxier than previous version and it lets in a lot of air from the bottom. I'm right between a medium and a large, so the hem adjustment would help this fit me much better.
What a versatile jacket! I use it for work, casual wear and fitness activities. It does a great job blocking the wind even in pretty cold Michigan weather! More color options would have been great and there is room for improvement on fitting especially near the waist. But, there are not many great jackets in the markets like these though!
Perfect, except for hood
The jacket is true to its description and the photos provided by Patagonia. It's exactly what I was looking for, except! The stretchy hood fits very snug on your head. I wish the little video that Patagonia plays demonstrating all of the features had shown this. It fits more like a beanie than a loose hood, and there is no tightening cord or... Read More anything to adjust this. In other words, when you pull it over your head, it fits tight against your forehead. Maybe this is a fit that some prefer - but it makes it difficult for me to wear with a brimmed hat or a beanie because it pulls at them as I move around.
Hey Chris! Thank you for leaving us a review on the Men's Nano Air Hoody. We're glad to hear that you're liking the jacket for the most part. The hood was designed to be worn under a helmet which is why it's a closer fit. We do include a try on in the video, which you can check out at 0:51 on the product page. If you decide that this feature is ultimately too bothersome, you're welcome to [send it back to us](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Lovely jacket. Just wish sleeve ends were more elasticated
I think this is a lovely material in a light jacket. It's not really a great outlayer for outdoors. It's better for indoor or under another jacket. The thing that irritates me are the sleeve ends. A more elasticated sleeve end would be better. The current type is sort of insipid. Expensive for what it is but I like it.
Design changes on a winner... Bad idea.
I used to love this jacket... This is my third Nano-Air Hoody, the other two has been worn out, that is how good this jacket is... Or used to be. I received my new one a couple of days ago and eagerly put it on, and was really disappointed when I realized it has been some design changes. My usual XXL that fits super nicely, is now really, really ti... Read Moreght! Slim fit you say... Not only on the torso, but the arms are really tight too. So much so that I have trouble fitting my hands through the sleeve. Sure, I have a few punds extra, but it's not weight gain causing this. I still have the old jacket and it still is perfect (but worn out) Why change what is already perfect Patagonia? Please note, that for anyone that can order a size larger or are skinny, you will have an awesome jacket if you buy this one 5 stars for the jacket itself, but I'm really disappointed that us 6.4" + guys don't get an option
Hello Knut! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear the jacket didn't fit quite right. This is definitely disappointing, and we appreciate the feedback. We rely on comments like this from our customers to improve products for future seasons. We've passed this along to our design crew!
One of my favourite jackets
Incredibly impressed with the jacket. It's the most comfortable jacket I own and is also possibly the most versatile. I used it recently on a long distance hike and was a lifesaver on chilly nights and when I put my head down, whilst I also use it regularly out in town picking up groceries or meeting friends. My one complaint which I personall... Read Morey am not too bothered about would be the length of the sleeves. They do go a little too far down my hands for my liking, but if that bothers you, simply roll them up a smidge. Overall would highly recommend.
I was able to try both the 2016 and 2021 version of this jacket. I'm 5' 7'' stocky built and usually Patagonia Large Slim fits me well with sleeves looking a bit long but that is expected at my height. However the 2021 version of this jacket has extremely long sleeves and a boxier cut than the previous iterations. I'm not s... Read Moreure why they call it a slim flit because the bottom portion is not slim at all. The 2021 version has a longer body length, which could be nice for people who are taller or prefer more coverage backside coverage but it isn't for me. The 2021 version is lighter and breathable than the older model but I do like the stretch cuffs on the 2016 as it prevents the sleeves from covering my palms and knuckles. I did try the jacket version in medium but I just felt it was a little too tight in the chest for my body type. Otherwise I love the material, it's soft to the touch, warm and breathable but I'll wait for the next iteration to see if the fit is updated for someone like me.
Best ever. Dislike lack of 2nd chest pocket
I'm an alpine snow fanatic doing trail running and skiing all winters. Bought 4 (four) Nano Air just for my personal use! unfortunately new models don't have the 2nd chest pocket despite an increase of price. That's the reason of 1 star for a garment that deserves 6!
Thanks for the feedback Riccardo. The single pocket is both a design preference and to save on weight for alpine ascents.
My most used jacket
The Nano-Air hoody is without a doubt my most worn jacket. Excellent mid layer in cooler temps when paired with a water proof for those grim days. On clear colder days its the perfect outer layer for being active a lot more useable than a full down affair. Drys quickly if your caught out by the weather. Then doubles as the ultimate casual hoodie,... Read More super comfortable cut and the right amount of insukation making it useable in all seasons.
I bought this over down to be an all around active/daily jacket. I've heard that the best equipment, you just forget about it because it just works and you go about your business. That's definitely true of this jacket. This is my daily jacket going to and from work and it gets me through the commute no problem. My office is cold so I end ... Read Moreup just wearing it like a sweater a lot of the time and completely forget to the point where people joke about it. I bought it also because it's breathable and rated for activity. The downside is that its not very wind resistant, autumn wind is fine but winter wind isn't great. Add a mid layer for the coldest days. But I've found that shoveling in the winter with a tshirt under is no problem at all once you get going. Its just such a perfect jacket, covers 96% of my needs and wants.
Nice mid-layer - fits on the snug side
I had a previous version of this jacket, but the dye went wonky so Patagonia gave me a gift card to replace it with a new one, so I did. The new one fits a little tighter than the old one and definitely fits more closely than my large nano-puff. Compared to the nano-puff, this jacket is more breathable and it has more stretch. However, it is not as... Read More warm or windproof. As a mid-layer I think it is just right. I have not had the jacket long enough to take it out bikepacking or overnight backpacking. If I need a flexible outdoor system, I'll bring the nano-air and a shell. If I just need something really warm to pull on at night, or if I don't want to bring two jackets, I'm bringing the nano-puff. I also think that the nano-air looks better as a casual jacket than the puff and I see it as my go-to travel jacket - just like the old one was before it self-uglified. Another note on the fit - I usually buy a size large in Patagonia for my outer layers because I can suck my hands up inside the sleeves to keep them warm. I usually buy a medium for inner layers. The size large nano-air does not have sleeves that are amenable to hand retraction. The cuffs are snug and the sleeves aren't as long as the puff sleeves. This is not a problem if you view the jacket as a mid-layer, but if you are a hand-in-sleeve kind of person, take note.
This thing is a BEAST
6'1", 175. Love this thing. Fantastic for all types of adventure. Warm but very breathable. Super warm when layered under a shell. I bought this because I needed a mid layer for late fall/winter that wouldn't have me sweating like crazy when working hard, whether on hikes or snowboarding. The material is super comfortable and soft an... Read Mored its easy enough to pack down into a manageable size. Can definitely be pulled off in casual situations also.
Versatile and comfortable
The most versatile jacket I’ve owned. Great as a outer layer over a merino T for winter MTB rides here in Scotland (the smooth outer layers well under a Houdini on muddy rides). I also used it through the winter as a mid layer for backcountry skiing, and now it’s stashed in my MTB guiding pack as an emergency warm layer.
Great for people who tend to overheat easily
This was on my radar for a while and I must say, this was worth every penny. I originally bought this for backpacking and as a mid layer for alpine climbing, yet this hoodie is so comfortable that I wear it almost every day as well. Not only is this piece incredibly soft and cozy, it's still warm yet very breathable. My body runs pretty hot co... Read Morempared to the average person so I tend to overheat and sweat easily during any aerobic activities, however this hoodie prevents me from overheating unlike most hiking jackets I've used but it also still keeps me warm. It doesn't look overly technical so I can wear it casually whenever, but I can obviously still wear it when jogging hiking, or even in the snow. For me, this is the perfect hoodie.
my most flexible and dynamic layer
this is one of the most amazing layers i own -- you can use it as an underneath layer for warmth in the winter underneath a big puffy, you can wear it in the milder seasons as an outer layer with something underneath it, and you can wear it alone as one of the best combinations of breathable, warm, and weather resistant garments i've ever owne... Read Mored
A running hood that you can actually use!
This is simply the best designed hood that I have ever used. I almost never use the hood on a hoodie while running. I have used this one about 5 times. It comes on and off easily. No need to loosen or tighten; it just slips on and off. You also dont over heat with the hoodie on. Usually when I am forced to use the hood, may skull cap is drenched an... Read Mored I cant take it off mid run. The fabric feels Brush soft and does not leave marks or sore spots on your face. Yes, the rest of the jacket is incredible also, but the hood alone is worth the price of admission (when it is on discount that is)!!!!
Great kit for all walks of life
You'll buy this thinking it's just for your outdoor job and it'll creep into every part of your life. Better buy a colourful one to look like a guide and a black one so your girlfriend doesn't get tired of seeing you in it everywhere (I have yellow, oops). Be great to see Patagonia bring back the pullover style with the lighter... Read More more streamlined cuffs as they work better in most situations (especially around water as they don't hold the moisture) and it's great to not have the zipper bulk in front of you when layering in cold climates. Also, the hood will make you look like a dweeb, but I wore it, with a hat underneath every day for 4-months of guiding in Antarctica --never wore a toque once. It's nuts.
The Everything Jacket
Firstly, Im about 59, 225, broad in shoulders, dad-bod tummy. If youre my height and thin or ripped, def go Large or Medium. The fit is terrific for me; perfect in the armsthe sleeves sort of hug around the arms, so the arm length would likely be great on anyone. Length of jacket sits about 2in below my belt line. This jacket is my security blanket... Read More, seriously. Ive worn it in everything from 25 degree weather to mid-70s; even through an entire flight. The insulation is apparently some sort of magic and I love it. The outer texture of the jacket is light & soft, but stays taut & doesnt make you look fluffy like a down or puff jacket. Ive never had a jacket this nice. I now own more Patagonia items than my GF should ever know about, and its all because of the quality of this jacket. Its also performed well for me in light rain storms. Get it. Youll love it.
One of my goto pieces for backpacking
I own the quarter zip version of this for the past few years and now the full zip version and I wear it on almost all my hikes from spring to winter. With a base layer its good into the low 40s and with a backpack on I have hiked down into the 20s with it on. I have a few waterproof shells to wear over it if needed and a puffy is great to help add ... Read Morewarmth when you arent moving. I highly recommend this to any thru hikers on the AT, PCT or CDT or other long distance trail.
Surprisingly breathable and comfortable on skin
I was amazed by the breathability of this hoody. Temperature and moisture regulation is much better than similar fleece options. I was also impressed by how comfortable the lining is directly on skin. It is very comfortable with just a t-shirt underneath. I did not like the cuffs. There is no wrist closure, so the cuff extends partway up my hand. ... Read MoreWhile they work well with gloves or a base layer that has thumb loops, I prefer to have an elastic wrist closure that cinches down on my wrist. I found hem length is good for hiking, skiing, but a bit short for staying tucked under a harness, when climbing. The material doesn't have much stretch to it and the full front zipper means that the hem will tend to creep up, while climbing.
Solid!! Perfect for those Georgia Winters
Mannnnnn, this jacket hits all the marks. I finally bit the bullet, spent the cash, and was not disappointed. Breathes really well. Little to no bulk. Soft to the touch. Heats up like a champ. Definitely worth the price and I was super lucky to grab one while it was in stock. Hood fits well. I just wear it over a long or short sleeve t-shirt and Im... Read More good for pretty much anything Mother Nature can dish out here in the south. Id say its ideal for any temps between the 20s to low 50s. Beyond that, I could just throw my Calcite over it and Im done. If you get the chance, dont pass this one up.
Have been wearing the Nano Air hoody for our backpacking trips this winter. Multi day trip in December in the Smokies. I sweat a lot on climbs and this thing takes it like a champ and dries SO quickly. Im loving it for low/mid 20s all the way through high 40s / low 50s. I wear it with a base layer (long sleeve, light weight capilene is the go-to. W... Read Morehen we slow down or stop for lunch my nano puff goes over it perfectly!! I just love this jacket.
Hands-down best jacket for winter Ive never worn
Hands-down best jacket for winter Ive never worn. This jacket keep shoot the perfect temperature on my5- 10 mile hikes..Ive never worn a jacket that is this good in the winter that I do not get clammy and sweaty. It dumps the heat and perspiration here more than any jacket Ive ever worn. If youre looking for a great jacket for winter in for hikes ... Read Moreand colder weather this is it. Are use a merino wool base layer covering that with a hiking polyester shirt and this jacket. I can wear it on the entire hike up to 55° and Im not warm. I was wearing it at 38° and I was warm. Incredible job on this jacket the best
Super stretch, like you are not even wearing it.
I got this to snowboard on warmer days and casual cross country ski / hike on really cold days. It's the perfect layer for both. But the overall winner on this piece is the stretch. You barely know you have it on. Unlike traditional 'Nano Puff' I do like that the face fabric does resist some water (not like rain, but falling in the s... Read Morenow.) It is a 'sexy' fit, but it is more athletic and snug. So if you do not want to have it form fitted, go a size up.
Sizing is too hard
I'm 6'5 and 220 lbs pretty lean and for the life of me can never fit a patagonia product properly. The xl is just way too baggy and looks goofy on me. Definitely not slim fitting. Which is a shame because it's an amazing jacket, super comfortable and breathable insulation. The length on the body and arms is perfect for tall people. I... Read More have the nano air light hybrid in large and it fits really good but I wish it had more length in the body and arms. I wish patagonia would make tall sizes or more longer cut jackets like the r1 for taller climbers.
Thanks for your feedback on the fit of our larger products. We have no doubt that people of all sizes have a love for the outdoors and sustainable practices, and we would like to expand our brand to better reflect that— extended sizing is definitely a priority as our brand grows.
Great versatile jacket
This jacket is wonderful, as you can wear it in such a wide temperature range. From running errands while its in the 30s and windy to still being comfortable in it watching a football game in the 60s without overheating. While out for a jog in 30s/40s it performed very well with both warmth and venting. The cut and fit make it very easy to move, an... Read Mored its light weight was a welcome surprise, especially considering the warmth. Overall a great jacket.
Good Jacket, Some Durability Issues
Overall, love this jacket. The only downside for me being the outside fabric has become roughed up/snagged from high friction areas such as the pockets, armpits, and around the neck. Being a male, facial stubble tends to snag on the fabric and causes it to look highly work and not clean. I would highly recommend looking to replace the fabric on som... Read Moree of those high friction area with a more durable material.
I use this jacket for climbing in colder temps and alpine climbing in the high sierra where the granite is really gritty and tears through clothing. This piece has held up very well. Wish they put less insulation so it would be slightly cooler and more breathable but other than that its a perfect hybrid midlayer thats super durable.
Currently lounging in my 2014 purple/red Nano-Air, looking at one of several tenacious tape patches. This hoody and I have been through a lot together. I would have checked every box in the I use this product for: field except surfing if more than three choices were allowed. Hands down most comfortable and versatile piece of clothing Ive ever own... Read Moreed. Im visiting the site to pick up a new one to be a little more socially presentable while I continue wearing ol faithful for work/grubby activities. Now Im hesitant on picking up a new one seeing that the zipper flap and waste cinch-cord are gone. Not too concerned about the omission of the right hand(second) chest pocket that Ive never used. This hoody is, absolutely, the best and I hype it whenever Im asked about it but, I feel like removing the flap and cord are deal breakers. Throw these two features back in and Ill buy a new one in a heartbeat!
We really appreciate the great feedback, Eric! We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) you select a different product that may suit your needs, so don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Great Mid-Weight Jacket
5'8", 160lbs. I am typically warmer than the average person and this is perfect. I bought this jacket because i needed something more than my R1 as a skiing underlayer and would vent extra heat when i went hiking. Performed perfectly for hiking and I can't wait to try it out skiing next season. I went with the hood as none of my othe... Read Morer insulating jacket have one. Medium for me fits great in the body with enough room to fit another layer if I need to, and just a little long in the sleeves. I'm moving to Alaska and I can't wait to use this more!
4 seasons favorite
Working in the mountains I don't have a lot of space for superfluous doodads, I like to keep it simple. This jacket has seen me to many summits and through cold jungle nights. Feels almost like an old cotton hoody but manages to be warm even when wet, and looks cute at the bar after a long trip. Only drawback is I'd love to see a little m... Read Moreore space in the hood for a helmet. 120lb female, mens XS is the perfect fit.
Most Versatile Layer, Period
Have owned and worn the jacket regularly since 2015. Arguably my best purchase of outdoor gear in the last several years - well worth the price. A number of design choices have changed over time, but the basic function is the same. For me, this is the best insulating layer on the market because i can wear it in such a wide range of conditions. unde... Read Morer a hard shell, it's quite warm and a layer i use for working hard in cold weather or staying warm in a cold, driving rain. worn alone over a light wicking shirt or a heavier insulating layer, it works well all the way from hard winter aerobic activity to hanging by a fire pit on a cool summer evening. Comfortable and durable too. Things it is NOT - waterproof, windproof. You need to wear it with other layers for that.
What happened to the zipper storm flap?
A few years ago, I bought the original version of the Nano Air hoody and fell in love with it. It instantly became my favorite all around jacket due of its combination of excellent breathability, soft stretchy comfort, warmth, decent wind resistant, good looking, style, light weight, and the quality construction and attention to detail that I have ... Read Morecome to expect from Patagonia. It has been amazing so far. Last fall, while hiking in the Desolation Wilderness, I managed to tear a hole in the arm of my original jacket. While waiting for the warranty repair, I decided to buy a brand new Nano Air hoody. Unfortunately, I have found that quality has significantly deteriorated in the latest models. A couple days after receiving it, I wore my new NanoAir for the first time to go hiking at Crater Lake. Very quickly I realized that something was very different about this jacket. Whereas my old jacket was comfy, the zipper on the new jacket felt uncomfortable and cold on my neck. After close inspection, I realized that the new jacket was missing the standard "wicking interior storm flap and zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort"! I consider an interior zipper storm flap to be a basic and essential feature for a high quality piece of technical mountain gear. My original Nano Air had a storm flap. My Nano Puff has a zipper flap, essentially every other Patagonia insulated jacket including the Micro Puff, the Macro Puff, Down Sweater, etc. also has one, as well as all of my other high end outdoor jackets. The lack of a zipper storm flap is one of the reasons I don't buy the $30 insulated jackets at the big box stores. Skimping on the storm flap was a HUGE mistake and is the Achilles heel of this jacket. Because of the missing storm flap, I find that a vertical line running behind the zipper down my neck and chest get cold either at 50F and below with only a light breeze, or below 40F even with no breeze. It feels exactly like a cheap-o kids sleeping bag where the lack of a zipper baffle lets cold air rush in and hot air escape. I find myself continually checking to see if the jacket is zipped, only to find that it already is fully zipped up. Although skimping on this essential feature has provided no noticeable improvement in breathability when exercising hard, it has completely killed the wind performance and warmth so that you lose heat in the worst places along your neck and chest. As a result of the missing zipper flap, I find that I don't trust this jacket to protect me on a serious alpine adventure the type for which it is purportedly designed. Though it is ok when you are climbing hard and the wind is not blowing on your chest, the uneven warmth is annoying. There are times when you want to be comfortable in this jacket without working up a sweat. Like when you stop on the way for a snack or at the top of a peak, or early in the morning or late in the evening around camp. Or even walking across campus or biking to my office. I don't understand the logic. If you ever need to cool down or let more heat out of a jacket with a storm flap, you could just unzip, rather than having the zipper leak heat all of the time. There is nothing you can really do to warm up your chest and neck. Ok, yes, I could wear a scarf. But this is not why I buy Patagonia. Or I could put a Gore-Tex shell over it when climbing in light wind. However, rain jackets don't breathe that well, defeating the purpose of the Nano Air. My old Nano Puff is windproof yes, but you can't really hike hard in it (unless you want to sweat like mad) and I am not going to carry two insulated jackets on backpacking trip. My new Nano Air is a gorgeous jacket with a major Achilles heel the missing storm flap. Because I can't rely on it to keep me uniformly warm, I am in a position where there is no place for it in my pack. As such, it is essentially a very expensive sweatshirt, great for hanging out in the house on a chilly evening but I really don't want to even wear it across campus as it just puts me in a bad mood thinking about the cold line down my neck and chest. Finally, one more thing, relatively minor in comparison, that I find strange is that people have complained about pilling in the original jacket. My original Nano Air has not pilled. The new one however, began to pill after the first few wears. After 3-4 months of very light use, it looks like an old jacket. Overall, I am very disappointed and dissatisfied with my new Nano Air Hoody. If I didn't think so highly of Patagonia, I question whether removing these essential features was cost saving measure or even a deliberate measure to compromise the wind and warmth performance of this jacket in order to protect other jackets in the product line. In fact, the latest 2020 Nano Air model has even less features. It no longer has the drawstring in the waist and thus would let even more cold air in. It is also missing the second chest pocket. Bottom line: My 2019 model Nano Air Hoody is essentially a very expensive piece of casual wear that mostly hangs in my closet. I hope that Patagonia adds the zipper storm flap and waist drawstring back in, otherwise I will not be buying anymore Nano Air jackets.
My second skin
My favorite outerwear, from climbing icy chutes to the office, this thing is the overall best outerwear I have owned. It will take pretty significant branch strikes when skiing with no tears. Soft and comfortable keeps you just a tad warm but not hot. Drys in minutes it seems like. Perfect slim fit. I got the large, 5'10" 175 probably cou... Read Moreld have gone medium but it would have been pretty tight for me.
Great jacket, right amount of
Great jacket, right amount of warmth, but still very breathable. So comfortable to wear as stretchy and is now my go to jacket to wear everyday. Having other Patagonia jackets, where in general I have to go to large as the mediums are tight around the shoulders, this is a great fit in medium.
What happened the the hybrid version
Why did Patagonia stop selling the hybrid version of this hoody? And why did they do away with the thumb hole slit in the cuff?? I thought that was the best design ever for a thumb hole. I was ready to buy 3 more so I would always have one in case they stopped selling it!! Guess I was too late. I have the hoody and non hooded version and I wear the... Read Morem every single day. Best piece of clothing I ever had and most versatile for layering also!
Favorite Daily Jacket
If you’re looking for daily hoody or jacket that is warm but light, this is it. It’s incredibly comfortable and has a bit of stretch to it. During winter I alternate between this and my M’s Down Sweater Hoody, but this one is a lot less puffy and looks better with jeans and stuff. You could easily use this as a fall/winter running jacket as well, a... Read Mores it’s extremely versatile. This jacket is thinner than the down sweater, but not nearly as thin as the nano puff. It’s a great in-between, and works really well for casual wear, but I’ll be taking it backpacking as well. Highly recommend!
Warm for what it's meant for, no sizing issues
Very warm late spring/summer/ jacket. Great for running in the fall/winter as well due to it's great breathability. No sizing issues with the forearms or tightness in the shoulder. Got my normal size and was fine and I have especially broad shoulders.
The sleeves/cuff on this are not stretchy.
Great jacket, but my biggest peeve about it (still deciding if it's a dealbreaker or not) is that the cuffs on these are not stretchy. Which means it's a pain in the butt to pull the sleeves up, even just to wash your hands. Hot and want to roll up your sleeves? Forget about it. Definitely try it on before you buy, especially if you typic... Read Moreally like to pull your sleeves up.
My Go-To Jacket
This is my main go-to jacket for almost every trip. I wore the heck out of this thing recently in Antarctica climbing Vinson Massif. It’s awesome for those days when you’re working hard and need something breathable with good range of motion and a nice hood. I layered the Grade VII on top when it got super cold and it worked out to be a perfect sys... Read Moretem.
Nano air hoody
I managed to pick one of these hoody’s up on my travels in south Australia! No regrets, incredible light but also so warm, warmer than any standard hoody you’ll buy yet half the weight. Fits perfect and I struggle with a decent fit as I’m slim and tall. Doesn’t ride up at the back at all. Great for travel and all adventures. I wouldn’t normally spe... Read Morend this much on a hoody but I got a little excited in the Patagonia shop, but haven’t been disappointed at all! The more I wear it the happier I am that I got it!
Not a fan
Love Patagonia - never had anything negative to say about any of their stuff Adore the company. However, had a night and day experience when comparing the prior nano air hoody jacket I had from 2016 (which I unfortunately had stolen and required replacing) and now. This jacket is just really unsatisfying. Less insulation, really tight - almost unco... Read Moremfortable - fit, wrists aren’t sinched. Just doesn’t feel as good, and wonder how and why designers drifted away from such a perfect design in 2016 to whatever they put together for this jacket. Only gave this two stars instead of one because I didn’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but still wanted to get my point across. While this jacket I’m sure would make plenty of people happy and satisfied, it is far inferior to it’s predecessor that I absolutely loved and adored wearing and could depend on for any activity, in any climate, and I hope they update/reboot this design in the future. In the meantime, had to go with an arcteryx jacket, only because it was the closest thing I could find to the old nano air jacket.
Hi Brian, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the revisions made to the Nano-Air Hoody. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future season so it's truly appreciated. We've passed this along to our design crew!
Why does Patagonia discontinue their great products?
I've had the non hoodie version for years and it has been amazing on tracks throughout the world as well as just using as a regular coat at home. Start looking at the hoodie version for my Kilimanjaro hike and discovered that it seems to be discontinued without a viable new alternative. the weight comfort and rehability of this jacket or great... Read More snowshoeing in Yellowstone at -4 degrees Fahrenheit and hiking up to Everest Base camp. Get one of these before they're gone
Love this Jacket
Great mid weight piece to wear alone or layer with a shell and baselayer. I wear my Nano Air Hoody everywhere, very warm for the weight but what makes this piece so great is how well it breaths. I never feel over heated or clammy. If i layer with a shell (Snowdrifter Jacket) I'm comfortable at 40 degrees down to below zero temps.
SANTA could use this on his many journeys
Totally satisfied with its insulating and breathable qualities.Its only Achilles heel is no drawcord at waist.Super lightweight and of course a little pricey but since its recycled it works for me in my beliefs and practices.Good Job TEAM PATAGONIA!!!!!!!!!!!!
My go-to Layer
I wore this jacket for over 100 days of skiing last season, as well as over 40 days at sea. It regulates warmth better than any layer I have used and performs even when wet, drys fast. When I start to warm up on the hike up I take off my shell layer and rock the Nano-Air. Its able to keep me warm from the cold air, yet is supper breathable and keep... Read Mores me from getting overheated and damp. The thermodynamic performance of the product is exceptional, however the material used pills when used extensively underneath a shell layer. This means small balls of the material begin to form on the areas where there is extensive abrasion.
A do everything kind of jacket
I have been using this jacket for at least 5 years now and the material is soft and breathable, yet durable. Very impressed and it's a favorite of mine. It really lives up to its active use comfortability. I’ve used it countless times now from cross country skiing in 5 degree weather, alpine summits, bike commuting on cold mornings to being my... Read More daily for field work year round in the PNW. It is capable of doing it all. It runs a little large if you want that close technical fit so I sized down.
Perfect for active use in a chilly environment
This hoody does exactly what I need it to. I don't overheat when hiking a gnarly approach, and I don't get cold when I'm belaying. Very comfortable material, not nearly as crinkly/crunch as other Patagonia Puffys I've owned in the past. Unfortunately, it already has a small hole on the cuff, but I'm hard on gear and knew th... Read Moreat going in.
Lightweight and comfortable but a little too snug (order up a size for a muscular frame)
If you have any bulk (muscle or fat) on your torso and arms, you will want to order up a size. The jacket is lightweight and comfortable. I prefer this material over the nano puff jacket (which I also have) but the cut of the nano puff is much better.
Just what the doctor ordered
I absolutely love this jacket. The price is outrageous, but I was able to couple a gift card into the budget and I haven't been disappointed. The fabric and fill is as described, incredibly lightweight with truly surprising warmth. I was between sizes of a Medium and Large, as I am proportionally lanky at 6'3" but have built some upp... Read Moreer body mass and weigh 215 lbs. The large was simply too big and baggy for a jacket I plan to wear layers over. I decided to go with the medium, as a great, form-fitting and flattering layering jacket, that I can wear a microfleece hoodie and shirt underneath, for a tremendous amount of warmth and movement, without being bogged down by traditional "puffy" jackets. And, it still gives the ability to keep adding layers on top as needed. The fire red is a stellar color. Can't recommend enough.
I'm VERY happy. I had
I'm VERY happy. I had a previous version of this jacket, but it got completely destroyed from wearing a backpack. I've worn this near daily for the past month, and no pilling or rips on the back anymore. Great job fixing that issue, Patagonia, and thank you for making such a wonderful jacket.
great mid-layer...believe the hype
I'm really impressed with this current iteration of the nano-air. More durable, more weather resistent, but yet still super breathable. I've worn it in a variety of conditions, and only really needed to unzip and take off once during a particularly warm and strenuous scramble
This is a great jacket for rock climbing and hiking in! It kept me warm while I was belaying and taking a break and let enough heat out while I climbed and hiked. My only minor complaint is that granite is not very friendly to the material so I already have a small tear but it was easy to patch up!
Another one bites the dust
I loved last years version. The only problem with it, was that it pilled. I purchased this years model and was disappointed at the changes. The hood and hem no longer had a tight seal. Very key. The fit was boxier and the insulation seemed thinner. Took away a zippered chest pocket as well. I shipped it back and hope they revive last years version.... Read More
Hi John! Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the revisions. Feedback like this is crucial to improve products for future seasons so we'll pass this along to our design crew!
I absolutely love Patagonia products, and what they stand for as a company! The new Nano-Air is a great jacket, but there's one thing that puzzles me. There's no drawstring at the waist. For the life of me I cannot understand why they would have removed them since my previous Nano-air's all had them. Fit is much better than previous ... Read Moreyears though throughout the shoulders and chest. The grey with red zipper is an amazing combination, and couldn't resist getting a new one. I'm 5'10", and 170 lbs. Not the buffest dude, but athletic, and the jacket doesn't pull up my sleeves like previous mediums did.
Great Cold Weather Piece
I live in Maine. We get good winters. This is one of the most used pieces in my winter wardrobe. Great stand alone from 30-50F if I want temperature regulation and breathability, as long as the weather isn’t too gnarly. I never feel too hot or too cold in this. It moves moisture away more than any other moderately insulating piece that I’ve used wh... Read Moreich helps keep me at a comfortable temp throughout the activity. It’s also super comfortable and stretchy. I also use it as a mid-layer in a three piece system in colder temps below 20F. It works particularly well with a more breathable soft shell like the old Knifeblade or even the R1 techface jacket when it’s breathability can be complimented by the shell. I’ve owned it for 18 months and used heavily for inbounds skiing, nordic and winter hiking. No pilling yet! Great quality cold weather piece.
Perfect mid layer!
Just spent a few days climbing in the high Sierras with this jacket, and it does it’s job perfectly! It kept me warm but still breaths nicely (breaths a tiny bit better than the arcterex version, which I used a couple months ago to summit Mt. Whitney). It’s not only great for mountaineering, but I’ve been wearing around San Francisco and it looks g... Read Moreood too. Really soft and comfortable, the only drawback is after the first use I’ve got a dozen or more small snags in the arms, but I guess that’s to be expected climbing up granite with it. I’m a tall athletic woman, and like with most brands, I end up ordering a men’s extra small. It’s a great fit, long enough for my body and arms and not too bulky in the hips
Good Layer for Winter Climbing
This jacket is a great layer. It's the right level of warmth without being heavy or un-breathable. Additionally it's very comfortable, likely wearing a cozy synthetic sleeping bag on your upper body. I've used this jacket primarily in the desert during the winter for climbing – it's a perfect jacket to throw on when belaying in ... Read Morecooler temps; however, if the wind is whipping, I'd recommend a shell as well, it's not super windproof. This jacket thrives from 35º-50º F (in my opinion). I do have two complaints that keep this review at 4 stars. 1) the fit is awkward for me; I'm 5'9" 150lbs and I was caught between the small and the medium; the small was too tight in the chest, but the sleeves on the medium are suuuper long, it's like it's built for someone with a +6" ape index. I ended up getting the medium, because the small would've been to restrictive (both in movement and in layering underneath), but every time I wear the jacket I get annoyed at the sleeve length. 2) related to the fit, the elastic at the sleeve cuff is terrible, it has barely any elasticity, so if I try to pull the sleeves up when climbing to get them out of the way, they slide down immediately. Overall I've gotten a lot of use out of this jacket, but when I wear through this one I'll likely look towards a different brand with a better fit to fill this niche in my layers.
Great updates from the past Nano Air model
I have the old model of the nano air and I loved everything about it besides the fact that it was quite bulky when I wanted to pack it away into a backpack or duffel. With the new improvement of being able to stuff the jacket into the chest pocket was a major reason why I decided to purchase the new model and it does not disappoint. The addition of... Read More snag resistant cuffs is a nice plus as it gives the arms of the jacket a more sleek look. I usually wear a small in Patagonia clothing, but I found that I had to downsize to an extra small because the arms of the jacket were too long on the small. While the length of the jacket is a little shorter than I would like, it does not bother me because I have stopped growing. Overall, a great jacket and I would highly recommend buying it! *For reference I am 5'6 around 135 pounds*
They brought back the best
I had a previous version of the nano air hoody for more than four years. I wore it as my primary insulation layer for skiing (40-80 days a season), as insulation during fishing trips, as my warmest layer for above treeline backpacking and peakbagging, and as added insulation on cold nights in a sleeping bag. I have many other puffies, but they most... Read Morely got set aside in favor of this one. It's warm, light, durable and very comfortable. But last year, I lost my favorite nano air when it got left boulder side on the eastern sierra somewhere. And when I went to replace it, I learned Patagonia didn't make it anymore. But, now its back. So good to see Patagonia bring back this perfect hoody. And in new colors too.
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