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Most versatile piece of clothing I own
I pack my nano vest in my carry-on bag when I fly. It has been a pillow, a lumbar support and a toasty vest on a cold overnight flight. Great under a blazer or over a tee shirt in your hotel room. It is my most versatile piece of clothing. It does everything but turn on the coffee maker!
Is There Even Any Insulation Here?
I have been wearing Patagonia products for >30 years, and have spent thousands of dollars on Patagonia apparel, from socks and caps to parka 'systems'. I have loved my Patagonia down vest for going-on 10 years, but unfortunately it's nearing replacement time. I got greedy and cheaped out on a Web Special version of this Nano P... Read Moreuff (?) vest. My disappointment is immense. It's like wearing a scrap of nylon. Remember kids: You get what you pay for. Cheap becomes expensive.
Response from PatagoniaApril 19, 2023
We appreciate your feedback, Jack! It sounds like you're looking to replace a down vest, so we recommend checking out our [Down Insulated Jackets and Vests](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-down-jackets-vests). The Nano Puff is intended to be warm, windproof and water-resistant in a lightweight package that uses PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco 100% postconsumer recycled polyester. You're welcome to return it!
Great addition to your layers!
I can wear a hoodie, this vest, AND my hooded Nano Puff jacket (also a large). This is great for layers as I was hopping this would all fit. Even with my beer belly...ha ha. Seriously light weight, packs small, and warm for a small light vest. I love absolutely it! Great for quick walks with the dog, hiking, chopping wood...anything!
A solid piece
The nano puff vest has become a staple piece of shoulder season running gear for me. All in all, theres little to nothing I would change about it that wouldnt be hyper specific to running. The only general design aspect I believe could be improved upon is how the collar lays in the zipper area. I also frequently wear the down sweater, which is stit... Read Moreched in such a way that the collar wants to flare open as its unzipped. I believe something like this would greatly benefit the overall user experience of the already great nano puff vest, as Ive found the collar wants to collapse in under the chin and into the throat area of the user. That being said, the piece as a whole performs wonderfully, and I look forward to putting many more miles on it.
High quality, uncomfortable fit
First, I have a nano puff jacket which I love. The usual Patagonia high quality and great style. It fits perfectly. I bought the nano puff vest to wear as a mid layer for skiing. I have no doubt it would work well for this however it is so tight across the belly, I can not wear it comfortably. I am a 5 foot 9, 165 lbs guy, I have a standard, relati... Read Morevely athletic dad body. Not sure why the jacket fits but not the best.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 21, 2023
Hey Craig, thanks for the review. That is odd they didn't both work considering they're both a regular fit. We double checked on the garment measurements though and it does look like the vest runs slightly smaller, overall by about half an inch with the garment laying flat. If you need garment measurements in the future, please reach out to customer service and we'd be happy to provide those to you. We think a size up should solve this issue for you, to begin an exchange, click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I am generally a fan of Patagonias designs, and have another of their vests that I like very much. I wanted a puffer vest and bought this one and one from a competitor. The fit was just fine. When I had them side by side, the quality of this vest felt inferior for the same price. It was thinner than I wanted and the material didnt give me confidenc... Read Moree that it would stand the test of time and wear. This one went back, but Ill keep coming to Patagonia for other items.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 8, 2023
Hi Jeffrey! Thank you for writing us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the vest. Our Nano Puff isn't the warmest vest we offer so it's better suited for Spring and Fall weather. If worn in the Winter we encourage our customers to use it as a layering piece. If you're interested in a warmer options we'd suggest our [Men's Down Sweater Vest](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-down-sweater-vest/84623.html?dwvar_84623_color=APBL&cgid=root).
Love the Nano Air
Bought my husband a Nano Air Jacket about 15 years ago. He still wears it regularly, he loves it! Went back for this vest, and we were so happy to find it. He prefers the Nano Air without all of the vertical stitching and the shiny finish. This one was not perfect, but worked out for him. I also bought him 3 new Nano Air jackets, 2 black and one gr... Read Moreeen so he has some variety! I wear the Nano Air jacket and vest as well, and I love them. I wish that the jackets were LONGER for women, I sized up for length. The warmth of the patagonia jackets without all the bulk is our favorite feature!
Perfectly Light and Warm
I held back on ordering this, just not a vest guy really, but when they were on sale I snagged one and so glad I did. It's super lightweight and perfectly warm, especially under a jacket on blustery days. All of this while feeling soft, looking great and seems durable. I love it!
I just bought a second color after buying my first nano puff vest and kept wearing day after day. Its a perfect piece to keep you warm and yet not to warm compared to wearing a long sleeve nano puff pull over. I first thought it was to tight but actually fits perfectly with a trim fit and no problem with hindering movement while riding my bike or g... Read Moreolfing. I wear a medium with being 5 ft/8in and weighing 160lb.
Living in Whitefish Montana a warm vest is often needed whether working or layering during ski sessions or mountain peak bagging during summer. As a Patagonia Books Ambassador I give countless presentations on Path of the Puma and wildlife habitat conservation and this is my working "ride for the brand" uniform when I speak. Jim Williams.... Read More
This is my second Nano Vest. It seems to fit a tad snugger than the previous version I ordered (I ordered both a size S) but it could just be the older one is stretched and worn. Does have a more tapered look to it than my pervious. If re-ordered I would probably size up to a M but love this vest for the weight and size and warmth it provides!
Very comfortable/warm, a great packable travel item
I purchased the nano puff jacket ( Tidepool Blue) and wore it on a recent trip to Europe, (Jan 2023) it was all I needed in Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Salzberg. When I got back, I had to get the same nano puff vest in the same color (Tidepool Blue).
I've been buying and wearing Patagonia for 30 years. Size large always fits just right. This vest runs smaller than normal.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 20, 2023
We're sorry to hear that this vest is fitting smaller than previous purchases. We did some revisions for it in Fall 2020, but the changes focused on earth-friendly materials rather than sizing. We'll be happy to assist with a return or exchange and will reach out to you by email. Thanks for taking the time to review it, Jason!
Great mid layer
This is a wonderful mid layer. It keeps your core warm while allowing excess heat to dissipate via your arms and arm pits. While not quite as warm as natural down, the ability to get it a little wet without loosing its heat trapping capability is worth the trade off. Cheers!
I am 5'8" and weight 198. I will need to return this as it is skin tight with just a tee shirt on
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 16, 2023
Hi Larry, we're sorry this vest didn't fit you well! The Nano Puff Vest is actually designed with a Regular Fit, but it sounds like this was still not right for your needs. Please feel free to start your [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time as we want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with their Patagonia products.
Love this vest. Have been wanting it for awhile and finally jumped on the winter sale deal. Fit is a little small compared to my nano puff hoody, but it still fits. Im 6 feet tall and around 220. Keeps my core warm while letting everything else breathe. Love it and glad I finally got it.
Quality winter wear
Patagonia offers variety of garments well designed for men and women. I have purchased Nano Jacket and vest. Jacket is true to size whereas vest runs little bit smaller. I would strongly recommend Patagonia for anyone looking for well made garments all year around.
Great piece, normally an L but...
I love this vest, I have wanted one for quite some time. I got it to layer under shirts and jackets for every day wear, summer hiking and fly fishing in the cooler months. I am normally an L (long) at Patagonia (and other manufacturers), but the waste could probably use another inch to be perfect (for me). It is a little snug but just around the bo... Read Morettom (part of that could be me, but still L is normally my size..). I am going to stick with it, (it reminds me to slim down a little), as an XL would be to big for me. Other than that, it is everything I wanted it to be. Thanks!
Nice vest, but runs a little short.
This vest is your standard feel of polyester material on the outside and is 100% recycled content on the shell. The fit of the body was good (not loose and not tight). However, the vest was short and most shirts I wear show below the bottom of the vest. For reference, I ordered a size large and I am 6'1" 200 lbs (athletic build). I also w... Read Moreear size large in most Patagonia items, Arc'teryx, OR, and TNF.
Great quality and exactly what my husband wanted
My husband didn't like the original color I had purchased because the zipper color was different (gray) from the color of the vest itself (blue) so I traded it for a different shade of blue. The exchange process was seamless and they processed it so quickly--excellent customer service. I also love the fact that they don't use oversized bo... Read Morexes from a sustainability standpoint. I will definitely purchase from Patagonia again.
Light and warm!
I bought this vest for my husband to run in. We live in California, and I wanted him to have some thing, light weight, good quality, and warm enough but breathable. ItsI bought this vest for my husband to run in. We live in California, and I wanted him to have some thing, light weight, good quality, and warm enough but breathable. Its perfect He lo... Read Moreves it so much he didn't even want to wear it for running because it it was too nice! Super versatile as he can wear casually and to work as well.
Nano Puff Vest
Decent product quality and good style but not very warm and well over-priced for what you get.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 20, 2022
We're sorry to hear you're less than happy with your vest! We appreciate this feedback, Thomas, and we are contacting you about return options.
Excellent, except for the zipper
Excellent, except for the zipper. My best to serve me well for the past three years and I use it quite a bit so the zipper is a little bit worn out and hard to fasten properly. The same thing happened with a heavier duty vest from Patagonia that preceded this nano vest. Id love to return them both to the company and replace them with a more durable... Read More zipper.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 15, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the zipper issues you've encountered. Please know you are always welcome to send your Patagonia items for [repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) so we can get those zippers fixed for you.
I absolutely love this vest. The fit is great and the weight is perfect as well. I wear it with wool layers and it's just right for most outdoor activity in 35F+ temperatures. It makes me wish I had the full-sleeve Nano-puff jacket for days when I need something more...for now, though, it's my preferred outer layer.
I have several of these vests. They work well both as a stand-alone item and as a warming addition to a jacket. Best of all, though, is the service: after years of wearing the fabric came loose at the collar. A few emails later and the vests were on their way to Patagonia's repair shop, which did an amazing job repairing the vest! Excellent se... Read Morervice - it doesn't get any better than that!
Too snug - needed to order another size up
Having been used to wearing the XL better sweater fleece vests it was surprising when this one felt so snug around the waist. I love the way vest looks though and it is better in the wind/rain than the fleece version, so I ordered another one in XXL so that it would fit more comfortably while sitting.
I have prior experience with this vest in another color. It is thin, light and warm. It is useful in 3 of our 4 seasons. It packs into almost no space. Nice pockets. Just a consistent, dependable vest that fits nicely over a base layer and under a shell. My bet is that most folks already know all this!
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