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Great warmth to weight
Love this jkt for before and after activities, trail running, mountain biking and climbing. It’s super light and small pack size is ideal to pack away as an emergency warm shell in a running vest or mtb pack for winter. And so nice to pull out for refuelling stops or when taking in the view before your last descent as the sun sets. Very impressed ... Read Moreas to how warm it is considering how light and thin it is. Looking forward to using it bikepacking for that end of day warmth, as part of my sleep system with a super light bag and chilly early morning pack ups before warming up on the bike. So far it has stood up well to repeated stuffing into bags and pulling out to put on. I thought I’d snagged it the other day but not a mark. Surprised and relieved considering it’s lightweight material. Hopefully it will last a good long time as this is definitely a new favourite piece of kit that’s a pleasure to pull on.
Light and warm
I bought this jacket in November 2020 for hiking in the winter. I was worried about how thin the shell was but after 3 months of almost daily wear, I see no evidence of damage to the shell. I take it on my almost daily solo hikes in the mountains usually with a soft shell over it and a wool long sleeve underneath. The jacket keeps me warm while hik... Read Moreing in temperatures from 30-50 degrees F while hiking but if I stop for prolonged times, I tend to start get cold. The jacket is cozy, it fits well, is very light and surprisingly warm. The biggest downside to this jacket is it does not breathe well, if I am hiking hard or in snow, it turns into a sauna. This lack of breathability probably helps increase the warmth and blocks the wind. All in all it is a great jacket and after reading Colin Haleys article, I bought a second jacket in small size. I now wear the small size while hiking (its much more form fitting than the medium) and when I stop, I put the medium size overtop the small one and I can sit in the snow for an hour lunch and not get cold.
Still in Awe
Im still in awe of this piece. I read a review saying it was warm in Minnesota winters, and I was highly skeptical. But Ive been super impressed with how warm it is on cold Arizona mornings (at or near freezing). I really cant imagine needing much more in an insulating layer unless I was in truly abominable conditions.
The Patagonia Warranty is the best there is.
I have had this jacket for the last 3 winters. In NC it doesn't get too cold but I wear this almost every day. The jacket itself is very light and thin, but keeps you very warm and going a size up gives you the ability to layer if you need to. I ride my bike a lot through the city and this jacket has usually held up well but I am about to be o... Read Moren my third! I have fallen twice through the city and shipped it back to patagonia for fixes/replacement. THE JACKET IS THIN BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS SEND IT BACK FOR $5 TO GET FIXED OR REPLACED.
As great as I expected
Fit and ultra lightweight but keep the wind out. Great insulation. It's comfortable even the temp is around 0 degree Celsius (with t-shirt and another layer). Keep in mind the jacket is not waterproof. In medium rain the jacket give up in 30 min or 45 if the rain is light
This jacket is fantastic. I dont think Im alone in noticing/perceiving this jackets light weight and unique stitching to appear a bit flimsy. I was nervous about potentially falling on the slopes or catching it on a branch and having it be the end. I fell here and there and Ive taken it to the white mountains of NH. As long as youre moving this pie... Read Morece will keep you plenty warm and is deceivingly rugged. Another fantastic Patagonia product!
Micro Puff, Maximum Performance
I bought a previous year model of the Micro Puff from an individual and loved it so much that I purchased a new season model from the Patagonia website. Light, wind proof and much warmer than I thought it would be. Fits close and still allows for a layer or two underneath. The quilting pattern keeps the Plumaloft in place and is oh so cozy. I could... Read Morent ask for a better piece of kit.
I love my Patagonia products and when I was looking for an insulating jacket this was the perfect find. I have zero complaints with this product. I originally bought the micro puff jacket but did not like how high the collar went on my neck. The micro puff hoody takes care of that completely and is worth the extra money. Great fit.
Love this jacket
This jacket is magic for winter rec. i wear it with a single baselayer in temp range from 35-15 for hiking and snow shoeing. It keeps me warm and the hood adds warmth when windy. So light and seemingly insubstantial yet really effective. Better than my old Patagonia down sweater for outdoor rec. Still warm when wetted by fresh snow. I chose to have... Read More a tighter fit even though Im usually an XL; XL felt quite loose on me and not as snug. Plan to use with a shell for downhill.
Replacing an old favorite
I am 31 years old, 53, 128 lb, with a short torso and 34B in the chest. I own a version of this from several years ago which I recently sent into worn wear. Needed to replace after a lot of love and wear. I owned the original in a small which fit fine but as I have gotten older I was just looking for a slightly baggier fir especially something to a... Read Moreccommodate winter hiking layers. It is definitely a little longer looser but perfect for me.
Unbelievably warm and light
The main feature of this jacket is seriously absurd warmth for the weight, and all with synthetic insulation. It's bonkers. I am constantly underestimating how warm this thing is because it's so light when I pick it up. The cut is perfect and although I'm slim I think it will fit a variety of people well. I thought it was kind of lo... Read Moreose in the stomach until I put my hands in the pockets and realized it was perfect. Hood fits close to the head as it should, I don't need this thing to go over a helmet and it eliminates the annoying cinch that is uncomfortable when sleeping in a jacket. Cuffs and hem fit close to hold in warmth without being uncomfortable. I sometimes miss having a chest pocket but I think it's the right decision to leave it out of such a light jacket. My only real complaint is same as the Macro puff: the internal shove pockets route outside of the handwarmer pockets, which I find annoying because it's hard to use both pockets at the same time. I've mostly been skiing with this jacket so far and it's great as my only insulation under a shell for WA. It pairs well with the Macro puff for ski touring and fits nicely under the Macro when you really need to be warm. I'm also looking forward to using this on trail runs, mtn bike rides, and climbs. It's lighter than any other jacket I own and still warmer than many of them, so it's a perfect fail-safe on lightweight summer outings.
Impressed with the Micropuffs functionality!
Really impressed with the Micro Puff Hoody. Its quite functional, and that's coming from a guy who generally prefers down whenever possible. This thing weighs next to nothing and packs incredibly small for synthetic; usually the first thing on the con list for synthetic, but not here! You'd truly expect it to not create much warmth for ho... Read Morew thin and light it is, and while it's not for the frigid days, it's wonderfully warm for its (superlight) weight and (lack of) bulk for rather cool temps. So the warmth function is there. The Pertex Quantum shell with DWR has shed some drizzle & light rain and is indeed quite windproof. Just know it is not the most durable of shells, so I wouldn't wear it bushwacking or anything, but keep in mind this isn't designed to be a heavy duty use piece; it's ultralight so can't really complain. Just wear a layer over it if it's going to be seeing any abrasion, or wear a different/more appropriate piece for the job. Along with the ultralight concept, there are no drawcords which are usually important to me but the elastic hems and cuffs get the job done nicely for the purposes of this piece. And to tie it all together, the fit is really nice (well done, Patagonia!). The only thing I'd change would be the addition of a chest pocket - I love chest pockets and use them all the time, and I've gone to reach for it out of habit to stow small things and it's not there, so I'd love to see that added, even if maybe only on the hooded version. It could also be a touch longer but I wouldn't call it too short as is by any means. Ultralight pieces can come with serious compromises, but this one is really well thought out and executed. Highly recommended!
This jacket is amazing. It is super warm and does a great job cutting down on the wind. Love the internal storage to put stuff I want to keep warm like camera batteries. I wish it had a chest pocket which is why I say it is almost perfect. The macro puff jacket has one and is a reason Id choose that one over the micro puff. Its a tiny issue but onc... Read Moree you get used to having that pocket, it is super handy. It fits slightly smaller than I was hoping. I am a husky boy so its more of a slim fit Id say. Very comfortable and well suited for athletic activities. Packs small and is super light weight.
I have had this jacket for over 3 years now and have taken it from the heights of the European Alps, across tundra's of Iceland and high deserts of Arizona and up the Colorado Rockies and not once has it let me down. Breathability, durability and overall heat retention (even when soaked) makes this jacket worth every penny and a must buy for a... Read Moreny mountain athlete or professional.
Excellent All Purpose Jacket
I can't say enough good things about this jacket. This jacket is so versatile for many conditions. It's light but very warm in 32degree windy NYC weather. If it gets colder its roomy enough to wear a sweater underneath and you are fully covered. The hood fits snug around your head protecting you from wind or rain. And it zips up high enou... Read Moregh to cover the neck preventing wind from coming in down your chest. Patagonia makes awesome jackets (and sweaters)!
This is now my warmest layer.
I prefer to avoid natural down for environmental reasons and concern about the reduced effectiveness of down when you are sweating. I have and enjoy two nano puffs and a pullover, but this is warmer, lighter, and more packable. I need to develop confidence in the Pertex Ripstop, which is very thin and light. I walked on a 15* day along a ridge ex... Read Moreposed to a 15 mph wind, and the hoody was adequate over a sleeve tee shirt and light long sleeve sweater. The Micro Puff kept me easily warm, resisted the wind. I never needed to pull the hood and had to unzip after a steep climb.
The jacket standard
Hands down the best jacket I own. If you can only buy 1 jacket this should be on the top of your list. It is warm enough to wear as you summit Kilimanjaro and light enough to stuff in the smallest areas of your bag. The versatility is unmatched and typically wear this on brisk cool days in NW Florida.
Very packable and lightweight
So far, Ive used it as a companion piece to my RiverSalt jacket (I miss the 3in1RiverSalt) and its been great as a layering piece underneath as well as a stand alone piece. Ive owned over 400 Patagonia items over the years, so Im a true believer in the brand. Love what youre doing, keep it up. Im excited to see the direction the company is headed,... Read More I visited with Yvon last month and he told me some of the things the company is implementing for the future. Bravo!
Very packable and lightweight
So far, Ive used it as a companion piece to my RiverSalt jacket (I miss the 3in1RiverSalt) and its been great as a layering piece underneath as well as a stand alone piece. Ive owned over 400 Patagonia items over the years, so Im a true believer in the brand. Love what youre doing, keep it up. Im excited to see the direction the company is headed, ... Read MoreI visited with Yvon last month and he told me some of the things the company is implementing for the future. Bravo!
Why o why?
This is my go-to puffy for extended hikes (including Rainier, Grand Teton and Kilimanjaro). I recently lost my old puffy and bought a new one.. The old one had an adjustable drawstring in the hood, a feature I very much liked on days when the wind is really blowing. The new one no longer has the drawstring...its just elasticized around the rim of ... Read Morethe hood. On days when there is low wind, they are basically equivalent, but not so on windy days. Why o why, Patagonia, would you mess with perfection? Still a great jacket, but no longer perfect.
Light (and responsible) is Right!
By far the best warmth for weight of any jacket that I own, or have ever owned. Also nice to know that when I choose to purchase Patagonia products I choose to protect workers through fair trade and protect the environment through responsible manufacturing processes.
Great First-Generation Accomplishment
The sustainability, materials, and skill in making this jacket are certainly an achievement. It is light, warm, comfortable in a variety of elements, and sheds the bulky, overwarm, stale issues of similar products. I would consider this, however, a first generation jacket, with a need to be more affordable to be a competitive, recommended purchase.... Read More There are a few small things: the neck is a little tight when fully zipped, and doesn't feel comfortable/natural when fully zipped unless the hood is also on. The hood itself is also a bit snug - probably useful to wear under helmets, but not quite comfortable when wearing the jacket between activities. The overall fit, while comfortable, sags a bit, similar to older DAS parkas. And the pocket zippers seem delicate, and are prone to catch on the fabric. Overall, a great first jacket that has a bright future, but not sure if ready for mass adoption.
Great Lightweight But Warm Coat for Tall Man
I have two Nanopuffs, but was intrigued by description of Micropuff (and the great pre-season sale). The coat is terrific....it packs even lighter and smaller than the Nanopuffs, and might be a little warmer/cooler...we will know when it gets colder out here in southern Oregon. I'm 6'6" and the XL fits very nicely also.
Love this lightweight, sturdy, packable jacket
I have had this for about 2 years. I live on the frozen tundra of west central Minnesota and wear my Micropuff constantly all fall and winter. This jacket is amazingly light weight and seems unsubstantial. It packs into a 2 fist sized pocket. But it is very warm. And sheds the rain or snow well. For real rain I add a more waterproof shell. For belo... Read Morew zero I add a down vest or down shirt. It is well made and sturdy. I am not at all careful with it. Occasionally threads in the shell pull loose and I just cut them short. Never pull them. I throw it into the washer and dryer with regular temps and cycles with my clothes about monthly. No problem. This is one of my favorite pieces of Patagonia gear. And I have lots.
Great fit! Super comfortable!
Haven't worn this out in the elements yet, but initial opinion is good. I am 6'2" and weigh 265 and the fit is perfect! I have 35" length sleeve length and the sleeve length of this coat is perfect for me! I was looking for a lightweight, packable coat to take on an Alaska cruise and be prepared for weather differences and this ... Read Morecoat fits the bill well. Love that the attached hood is roomy but secure but can be easily folded in the coat without bulkiness if wanted. Deep double zip up outside pockets and VERY deep double inside pockets will serve me well. Kudos for a fine design, fit and finish!
Super Warm & Lightweight
This jacket is so warm and so lightweight. I love the fit of the hood. It wraps my head nicely and keeps the wind out. The jacket fits well in the torso and arms. I think the jacket length is a tad long. I'm 5'10" and I'm sure it fits taller people better. The benefit of the extra length is that my core stays warm even when I ra... Read Moreise my arms.
Great jacket with a hood
This jacket is amazing. I like the fit and the warm to weight ratio. The hood helps prevent the collar from poking me in the chin or neck, when not fully zipped. The hood is compressible enough to be worn under my ski helmet, but is not practical for me to do so because I end up over-heating (but it can be done). The micro puff series of coats gain... Read Moreed two stash pockets inside and behind the external zippered pockets. My humble suggestion would be to include a zippered internal chest pocket similar to my nano puff jacket. I have recommended this jacket to friends and family.
Light and packable yet very warm
I hiked my first 14er with my fall jacket which is half the size of my winter jacket but 4 times the weight of this and strapping it to the back of my pack through me off balance while climbing. So, I got this and it hardly weighs anything yet after wearing it for a bit I always have to open it from getting too hot.
Light weight warmth
Bought this to replace a thrashed nano puff. Compared to the nano, this jacket feels warmer and somehow more minimal making it easy to wear around town or under another jacket. I think it would be hard to find a jacket as minimal with as much warmth. It has just the right amount of warmth for most cold and gray Seattle winter days. The medium fits ... Read Moreme perfectly as a casual around town piece (I am 6'-1" and pretty slim at 167lb), but if I were going to use this as a technical layering piece, I would have got the size up for a little extra sleeve and body length. As a general comment, I will say I have had a tough time with the durability of the outer material of jackets like these, and this is my only concern. I'm very careful around anything that could snag it.
Everything about this jacket is perfect and exactly as expected. Its super light and warmer than any jacket Ive ever had before! Im a traveling nomad and the lighter and more compact my gear is the better. And in the wind, wow, I cant feel it through this jacket at all. I found myself in a high wind advisory in southern Utah, and this thing made it... Read More feel like nothing was going on at all. The only thing that I could see that could be improved would be to make the ability to stuff the jacket into one of its pockets a bit easier and more intuitive, but compared to what this jacket delivers, this is like a non-issue. Super warm super comfortable, made of recycled materials and fair trade certified! I dont know how you can do better, but Im confident that when it comes time for me to get another pice of clothing that Patagonia will show me how. I expect that from Patagonia and so far they have always delivered. This is an amazing jacket and I have recommended it and this brand to anyone looking for new gear.
Great Hoody, Warm
I had a credit that needed to be used. I bought this Micro Puff Hoody. This is a great hoody. It's extremely light but very warm. The size was perfect. Also, the zippers are compact but very robust. I would buy this again and I absolutely recommend it for anyone looking for something like this hoody. Good job Patagonia!
Best ultralight jacket I have found!
I love this jacket so much for ultralight backpacking that I got a 2nd one a size larger to bring with me on colder weather backpacks. I would really like it if Patagonia would make an ultralight (approx 1lb 3oz in small size) 20 degree sleeping bag using plumafill. A few companies sell this weight bag with 900 down fill but with Plumafill I wouldn... Read More't have to worry about it getting wet.
Was considering a number of competitors but bought this as I prefer synthetic for the quick drying properties. Most reviews were pretty good too. Only downside is the size - I am 6" but the XL recommended was just a little too big especially around the stomach area. Very warm though.
Great jacket for all occasions.
I bought this jacket to replace a similar synthetic jacket I bought about 4 years ago from another company that has since worn through. I’ve found synthetic downs to be a really great addition to your wardrobe; they hold up relatively well in wet weather, they keep you warm, can easily be added and removed, and pack small. They also double up well ... Read Moreas a pillow if you stuff them into their own pocket which has come in handy on a few long flights in the past! I chose this one as I had been told in the shop it has multiple torn pieces of the insulation fabric inside the jacket (creating a similar effect to the way feathers do when they’re packed into a down jacket) where as the other synthetic type has a single layer of the insulation running throughout. I’ve not seen inside the jacket to confirm but what I will say is this is a lot warmer than my previous one. The black isn’t too shiny yet isn’t matte, but does go with everything. I’ve worn this with formal attire to the office and with my shorts and vans at the weekend. The fabric has held up really well so far and there’s no tears or anything despite chasing the dog through overgrown brambles! It’s a smooth finish on the outside so you can slide another layer over the top quite easily should you require it. The hood doesn’t get in the way if you throw another jacket over either, something I was a little worried about. Instead it kinda wraps itself around the back of your neck which keeps you warm. Then again you can put it up but I rarely do to be honest. The only thing I would alter is the size; I like my warm layers to be quite snug to the body therefore maximising the warmth but I’ve found in doing so it’s a little tight on the shoulders which I haven’t experienced in other Patagonia gear of the same size. I’m an athletic build with a flat tummy and broad upper, but by no means ripped, yet it can feel a little tight across the rear of the shoulders in some movements. I do only ever wear a t-shirt under this though so if you’re thinking about layering up with this as an outer I’d edge on the side of caution and get the larger size. Overall I think if you’re looking for a jacket to take travelling, to keep in your bag just in case, to wear whenever and whatever the occasion, then this is it. It’s more expensive than rival brands but for me it’s a staple of my wardrobe and because I can get it repaired at Patagonia any time in the future, it’ll pay for itself. Also supporting 1% for the planet.
Instant warmth, instant comfort
I love everything about this jacket, literally everything. The only things that you should keep in mind before purchasing are 1) the finish on the material makes it kind of like wearing a trash bag hahaha. It doesn't bother me at all, because honestly it's soft and water repellant and more like my $200 sleeping bag - but some people might... Read More see it differently. 2) I'm about 6' tall and 225lbs and the large was perfectly fitted to my arms and torso, this is probably what most people want, especially for layering or being active outdoors -but I could have used maybe 1or2 more inches vertically down from my waist. I've got love handles haha and this jacket risks exposing them if I'm really stretching vertically during climbing or hanging. It can be a drag to feel like you have to pull your jacket down all the time. Other than that I'm super stoked on this thing and I feel like it's very expensive but for good reason, it's one of the only jackets you'll ever need - if you take care of it. I plan to use this as a mid layer and packed single layer on days with big temp swings, but I'm not really sure how it will hold up to vines with thorns, abrasion from sliding across rocks or getting snagged on rough wood surfaces like docks tree trunks and the like. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's easily repairable.
Not my thing
This jacket makes your arms become a T-rex. I love nanos I have probably owned six jackets at this point. But I would not purchase this micro puff or well maybe if you changed the arms and elbows
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Light and warm but odd fitting
6'-2" 185 lbs. The sleeves and torso length on the size large were too short. The XL is spot on with length but added about 6" of flop and unnecessary volume to the torso. Really weird sizing I have no idea what body type the XL actually fits well, It needs need to be trimmed up or the lengths on the LG increased by 1.5"-2"... Read More.
I take this thing everywhere always
It seemed like total hype (a better puffy, whatever) but I'm really attached to this thing. I have no idea what kind of magic juice they squirt on it to make it so light, so tough, and always the right amount of warmth. It works soaking wet. It works in the kinda cold and the cold cold. It sheds wind forever until you finally, grudgingly go fo... Read Morer the shell. The graphite color is really a dark green and thank goodness hides my slovenly ways. The hood is as good as floppy hoods get. It can even be a pillow. Seriously great product.
Warm & Lightweight
I have used this jacket throughout Spring and Summer in Kentucky thus far. It is by far the lightest jacket I have ever worn. While there are certainly warmer jackets on the market, that is not the purpose of the micro puff. It is perfect for throwing in any travel bag just to ensure you have an extra layer of needed. Backpacking, family car campi... Read Moreng, or just short weekends away to visit family, it goes with me everywhere. In winter I plan to pair this coat with a waterproof shell or a fleece for extra warmth. I personally prefer layering for winter warmth rather than 1 large heavy coat, so for me, this jacket is perfect. It's warm, lightweight, and water resistant. Great coat for a person who lives life on the go
Wearing this hoody is comparable to what I call non-weather days - those days when you are just free to do without even noticing the weather. This jacket is so light it is like wearing air. Warm to hang out at night in the Colorado mountains during the spring, summer, fall, and great early in the a.m. whilst making breakfast. I have not worn backco... Read Moreuntry skiing, as I am usually moving too much and given the climate changing I do not see many below zero days anymore in SW Colorado. But I look forward to throwing this hoody on any time it is suitable, as it just lightly fits. Have worn during easier, colder hikes, but not on steep terrain or during warmer weather as would sweat too much. If larger muscled get the large - I do not like feeling any tightness around my shoulders.
Worth Upgrading from a Nano Puff
I love this jacket, I have a daily rotation from the Nano Puff and Micro Puff. Although the Micro is more shiny and puffy. I think its worth the upgrade. Its a little warmer in my opinion and the pockets are a bit higher which helps my size. Either way they both look great!
So good in so many ways, but the pockets...
This is a great jacket. Its extremely light, very warm, and very comfortable. It blocks the wind, and it handles very light rain easily. The fit is great, the look is great, and the overall function is great. The only thing that isn't great is the pocket placement. The two front pockets are positioned mid way up the jacket, starting around the... Read More bottom of my chest/rib cage and ending 5-6 inches above the bottom of the jacket. This is a very uncomfortable place to rest your hands and arms. This jacket would better if the pockets were positioned lower in a more comfortable and functional position.
Just the Bees Knees
Long had I held back from buying this jacket. It is pricey for sure. Then I caved and purchased it. Why have I waited so long? Its water resistant (so great in mist and a light drizzle), lighter than a feather, and keeps you at just the right temperature. Its packable. It looks sharp. It is just incredible. Ive purchased competitors versions, but... Read More now will only stick with Patagonia from here on out. Its now my go-to when traveling and backpacking.
The scientists at Patagonia have cracked the code, this thing is inexplicably warm for how thin and lightweight it is. I love this jacket, it is far warmer and much higher quality than another jacket I own from a brand that shall remain nameless. I would say this jacket has a pretty technical fit, I'm 6ft 160lbs and the medium fits pretty snug... Read More, just enough for a base and midlayer, but I don't think I could really fit a big sweater or hoodie underneath, so keep your end-use in mind when you buy. Again, amazing product, couldn't be happier!
Perhaps my favorite jacket ever
Since 2008 Ive been wearing my much loved down sweater hoody. This year, despite trying to be a minimalist, I decided to upgrade. While the down hoody was great, over the years it began to have small leaks of feathers, so if I wore a dark shirt or sweater underneath, it looked like it had lint in it. And the small leaked feathers were hard to remov... Read Moree. This new jacket is a little lighter, I love the slim fit, it sheds light rain and mist, looks great - Ive been wearing it every day since I got it, walking to work in all conditions, from about 28° (with hat and gloves) all the way up to the low 60s, in drizzle, wind and sunshine. Im 60, 200 lbs. I could wear the L, but it was a little snug in the shoulders, so I went with the XL, which is slightly loose in a comfortable way. Fantastic new favorite!!!
Amazin warmth to weigh ratio
The micro puff is by far the best lightweight insulation I've worn. Surprisingly warm and packable. I use it for backcountry skiing as a descent layer, climbing as a packable belay layer and causally around town. Pair this jacket with an r1 and you'll be toasty all day. I liked it so much I wear it almost every day and had to get a second... Read More in Mango.
My new favorite jacket
Replacing my nano puff jacket with with the micro puff. Have used the now one only few times. I still wear the nano puff most often to keep the other looking new and my winter has been very mild this year. The one frigid night we had, I layered them and it worked very well. The drop-in pockets are roomy but I do miss the zippered interior pocket li... Read Moreke the nano puff has. The hood is really well designed is it stays away from my eyes very well. Even more packable and light than the nano puff, I hope it as durable and water proof.
Light as a feather yet warm and water repellent!
Amazing Hoody and perfect to put into my 25L Black Hole Backpack...easily warm enough on its own with just a t shirt and put on a jumper and your ready for a very cold day. I travel a lot and walk a lot and its super breathable too...looks great and is the most comfortable jacket I've owned.....1st class product!
Great warmth for the weight for sure. I’m comparing the style and fit to the old super light down jacket (have two)... in comparison this is a less good cut. The sleeves are really baggy and the body shape not as snug ... it ends up looking nowhere near as stylish — the old super light was one of the sharpest garments Patagonia made - the contrasti... Read Moreng thick and thin down panels worked well to get weight out and looked sharp. It could be worn in TriBeCa or in the woods ... this one ... woods only. I love the functionality, but more style and better fit please!
Sadly, Mixed Feelings
I have mixed feelings about the Micropuff. It is a beautiful piece and I really wanted to love it because I need something light and packable, halfway rainproof and warm when the temp drops. Thought this jacket would be it. Sadly, it seems a bit on the thin side. It sure looked a little loftier on the Patagonia site. And making matters worse I can ... Read Moresee lots of pinholes at every sewn corner where it was pieced together. I can even see through the stitching in many areas where the wind will surely come calling. I suppose that would be okay if the jacket had a light inner layer to ward off the air flow through those holes. I'm not a clothes designer, so maybe they're there for a reason. But it seems to me that if I can see through the stitching the jacket's not going to perform or hold up very well over time. A few other irksome details for me: the outer zip pockets are set a little too high for a jacket that for my size is a about three to four inches too long. Sending it back.
I rarely feel compelled to write reviews but this jacket and its designers deserves to have its praises sung. This is the only item I have ever seen that is made of synthetic fill but beats down of the equivalent weight for warmth. It is impossibly warm for how light it is and the hooded version seals in body warmth extremely effectively. This is a... Read More technical piece but looks good for casual wear. A few reviews have mentioned that they find the collar too high. This might be true but when you put this to use in the mountains, the high neck seals in precious heat and I wouldn't want it any lower. I've worn this with just a base layer in temps of around minus 1 degree Celsius and been comfortable even at very low activity level. Nothing else I have owned has come close in terms of warmth to weight ratio.
Bring nothing with you...
That was the slogan on the video .... and it’s apparently true ! Paired with my ascensionist shell for windy days paragliding or rainy days commuting , and on its own on normal days , this jacket has proven very useful in a number of occasions and one of the best items I’ve recently bought . Highly recommended !!!
My favorite light-weight jacket!
It's hard to believe a jacket this light can be so warm. I wear it more than any other jacket because its so light, packable, sylish and most importantly warm! I'm usually a minimalist in my clothing but I have three different colors in this jacket because I wear it every day in the cold months.
I have had my micropuff since December of 2018. The warmth to weight ratio of this jacket is incredible. It compresses very well and hasn’t lost its loftyness after being thrown in a stuff sack 100 times. I use it the most when bringing a belay jacket would be overkill but I still want something more than just my Nano Puff. The face fabric blocks t... Read Morehe wind very well. The one major flaw however is that the hood is not helmet compatible. It is very a trim fitted hood designed to be worn under your helmet. Which would make sense if it were a mid layer but it isn’t. Because it isn’t breathable I’m only wearing it when I’m not moving. Please make the hood helmet compatible on the next generation. I’d like to hear from a Patagonia rep why they chose to not have a helmet compatible hood.
This is a pretty perfect jacket. It's lightweight but retains warmth like there's a little furnace inside. It blocks wind and keeps me dry. It looks great without being too puffy and has a pretty solid silhouette. The hood looks a little ridiculous but is function over form. Highly recommend.
My most versatile jacket (Period)
The title is a BIG claim and I usually do not write reviews. But, with this jacket, I had to. I lost my mountain hardwear ghost whisperer jacket on a bus in Spain. My wife and I were in Europe for an ultra bikepacking race across the Pyrenees, so I needed a jacket. I decided on this jacket. The jacket is not as warm as my mountain hardwear ghost wh... Read Moreisperer but it is far more versatile. The jacket packs down small and is very light weight. I wore the jacket during the Pyrenees race cycling over cols in the middle of the night. I used the jacket as my sleeping bag on the side of a dirt road in Spain, during the race. I wear it daily commuting to work on my FAT bike. I wore it during my successful attempt of the Rapha Festive 500 in Colorado (A challenge to cycle 500k between Christmas and New Year’s), where temperatures dropped to -14f. I wear it skinning in the backcountry and up the resorts early in the mornings. I unzip it going up and just zip it up when skiing down. This is an amazing jacket for those who are always moving. I think I would need more if I were sitting around in the cold. But, why would I do that? ;-) Sorry, no photos......
This is THE PUFFY
After just over a year of hard use this puffy has continued to hit all the marks. Very light and packable, yet quite warm and windproof. Also the styling is A+, looks great around town too. Only drawback for this gal is the durability, it doesn't hold up that well to snags and getting too close to the camp stove. As a 120lb broad shouldered wo... Read Moreman with a long torso I find the mens XS to fit to perfection. Thanks Patagonia!
This Micropuff Hoodie is the greatest jacket I've ever owned.
And I have lots of Patagonia jackets. I have worn this for a year. It is so thin and lightweight one can almost see through the panels. It can pack down into the pocket making a small bundle in my pack. I keep thinking it will fail me, but it is warm enough for our Minnesota winters. Nice arrangement of pockets, especially the inside panel ones tha... Read Moret are large enough to hold a book or my iPad mini. The hood is so handy. Stays unobtrusive, then easily flips up as I leave the car. This thing looks too lightweight for a Minnesota winter, but it continually amazes and protects me. And it is sturdy; my mishandling it has not caused any noticeable wear/tear. Thanks.
Best Jacket/Hoodie I've Ever Owned
Quality: This jacket has the durability and quality that we're all accustomed to from Patagonia. Whether you're hiking Mount Rainier or going cross-country through Afghanistan, this jacket will withstand whatever you have to throw at it. Warmth: For the weight, this is the warmest mid-layer I've ever owned but it also distributes h... Read Moreeat extremely well, so I never feel the need to take it off. Sizing: I am 6'2" and weigh 210lbs. I have uncommonly wide shoulders and the size Large fits me perfectly. The fabric stretches just enough to be comfortable on folks with non-standard measurements. Patagonia really hit the mark with this jacket and you'll know why as soon as you put one on. It's scary light, super packable, and just the right amount of warm for active individuals. I convinced my whole team to buy one after how impressed I was with its construction and performance.
Just Get It
This jacket is the real deal. It is amazingly lightweight, super packable and surprisingly warm. Bought this for hiking through the mountains in New Zealand (start the hike at 74F and end at 38F kind of thing). Kept me warm all the way up and down. Hoody works (the jacket is very warm with it) but you do kind of look like a bean in in it. In light ... Read Morerain it keeps you warm. Wind over 15mph may poke through a bit, but this jacket is solid overall - can't recommend it enough.
Great Jacket for Mild Temps
This jacket is great for mild temps in the 50's and does a decent job cutting the wind. The jacket fits true to size and provides a surprising amount of warmth for its size. A great feature is the jackets ability to be packed into its own pocket for travel or packing in a suitcase. The jacket looks great, performs well, and is super lightweigh... Read Moret. The mico-puff packs into one of the front pockets and packs into a larger area than the nano-fleece (which packs into its breast pocket).
Awesome Weight for Warmth
For the warmth you get out of this jacket, it seems like it be pretty bulky and heavy, however I'm pretty sure you could use this thing as an emergency parachute... the weight is great and doesn't make me feel like a michelin man when I layer underneath. It's a sweet coat.
Great active insulation
I've been wearing this for a little over a year and enjoyed its light weight and ability to generate heat when being active. On its own, it's somewhat warm but not super toasty until you start moving around, doing something. I've been a little disappointed in the fit. The shoulders fit just right but the torso is baggy and the waist... Read More too big, which unfortunately lets in drafts due to there being no draw string to adjust it. Overall it's a nice jacket for snowboarding, running in freezing cold temps, and wearing around town if you have a good layer underneath it. The lightness is a definite selling point too.
I’m lovin’ my new puffy! I’ve owned the Nano Puff Hoody for 2 years (great jacket), but my new Micro Puff is a serious upgrade. It’s incredibly light and significantly warmer. My first real test was out in Joshua Tree this week (low of 34 degrees) for some backpacking and stargazing. It’s one thing to stay warm while moving, but for me, the real te... Read Morest comes when I have to be still, in the cold, for hours - and this jacked performed beautifully! Looking forward to many adventures to come!
No more Michelin man.
Happy to have this item in the wardrobe. Having used a big NF Down Coat since early 2000, I was ready for modernizing the weather protection. Although not as warm as previous, that is not necessarily a bad thing with proper layering. I love the hood! Completely covers the noggin and is cut so that it does not inhibit proper vision for active moveme... Read Morent. I am 6'4" and a little chubby. The XXL fits well, but I would say I'm at the end of the line in sizing. Consider encouraging bigger people to be active by equipping and empowering them to a more active person (through sizing, hint hint). I love the little details like the hemming on the cuff's and hood, dual internal stow pockets, and zippered outer pockets. This pairs well with a fleece or wool vest for optimum layering. Definitely pick one of these up. I recommend to all who want a lightweight versatile hooded jacket.
I bought the Men's Micro
I bought the Men's Micro Puff Hoody as an insulation layer for skiing, and also for casual, light weight jacket. It is very comfortable, and works perfectly for both skiing and an everyday insulation piece. It has quickly become my go-to outerwear jacket for running to the store, a quick walk with my dogs, or my drive to work.
Unbelievably light, Unbelievably packable, Unbelievably delicate
The micro puff is so light it barely feels like you're wearing anything. It packs down smaller than any jacket of comparable warmth. Unfortunately though it is incredibly delicate. I make a point to trim my nails before putting it on because I'm afraid a stray nail will cause a rip. I will continue to travel with it on planes because it p... Read Moreacks so small, but I feel bad owning something so delicate because I just know it isn't going to last. If packability is your #1 concern and price isn't a consideration then you'd be hard pressed to beat this. If you're active in areas with sharp points and care about durability you're going to hate this.
Great coat, fits a little large
Patagonia needs a slim fit/athletic cut for some of these jackets. I love everything about my new coat, except the cut. It bunches up awkwardly in front, and it's wide in the sides. I had an older coat that had a better shape to it and it was more form fitting. I'm not skinny, either. But I also don't have a big beer belly, which one... Read More could easily fit inside this coat. In fact, the way the coat bunches, it makes me look like I have a beer belly.
Great packable warmth
This jacket is great for your layering kit bag, I pair it with a Houdini in the rain, and if I need more warmth a R1 Hoodie. My only ding is that on mine it seems like they didn't put any insulation in some of the baffles on both elbows so I get cold spots on both arms right above the elbow. A weird place for cold spots.
MS Micro Puff problems
I regretfully write this I say regret as I am a avid Patagonia supporter but I am very very disappointed for my long awaited purchase of this jacket only to have the filling continually surface through the seams of my jacket. Very frustrating and quit annoying.
Hey there, thanks for the review and we are so sorry to hear that the insulation is leaking through those seams. Just like down, plumes sometimes come through stitch holes, so too does the PlumaFill insulation come through the stitch holes at times. If you’re dissatisfied, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) it and we can exchange for a [Nano Puff](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-nano-puff-hoody/84222.html?dwvar_84222_color=CNY&cgid=root&isSearch=true#q=nano%2Bpuff%2Bhoody&lang=en_US&start=1) that doesn’t have this problem like down or PlumaFill. To fix it yourself, for small instances, were it is tiny individual fibers, you can break them off. If it is a larger white clump of insulation, we suggest you try to pull it back into the jacket by pinching it from behind and pulling the fabric forward. You can also cut the larger white clump with scissors, but be extremely careful not to cut the fabric or the stitch.
Great for 48 degrees and above!
I loved the jacket. The overall weight and packability feature is unreal! It is super light and great for all around town in warmer weather! I found myself wearing this jacket all the time in many different activities I took part in. Great for hikes or small climbing trips in the fall! Would recommend if you are looking for an extremely lightweight... Read More jacket for warmer conditions!
Both jackets ordered
Patagonia has quality jackets years ago. There emphasis on recycled and green focus has damaged the brand . Jackets ordered were black . We’re faded black actually but be environmentally friendly dye lol. As for thickness not warm at all . We have a jacket purchased more than 5 years ago that withstood Alaskan winters these would not . Not going to... Read More purchase another jacket unless company goes back in time .
Hi Maryann, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear that you feel our quality has declined over the years. It's still our goal to create the best product possible while doing so with the environment in mind. Overall, the Micro Puff Hoody isn't the warmest jacket that we offer so understand that it probably wasn't warm enough for Alaskan winters. Nevertheless, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Great fit and super warm for weight.
The only thing you feel with this jacket is warmth. It is unbelievably light. I wear this early in the morning riding my bike to work with just a polo shirt and am warm even in temperatures in the low 30s and wind. This fits on the slimmer side compared to the nano puff which I am thankful for. I like the minimalist approach with the elastic waistb... Read Moreand. Really an exceptional single layer jacket that also works well as a mid-layer on super cold days skiing.
I’ve been holding out on getting a light weight puff for a while, but have enjoyed it just about every day I’ve had it. Great as a layering piece under a variety of other shells/jackets and also quite warm as an outer layer. Packs so small it will be in my travel bag for at least 3 seasons, if not four.
A quality jacket, but I wish it was warmer
The warmth to weight on this jacket truly is phenomenal, but it doesn’t mean it’s extremely warm. The jacket is almost weightless, and will keep you comfortably warm as long as you don’t wear it 55 degrees Fahrenheit and below. Otherwise, excellent quality.
Contrast color piping – why?
Great jacket, great weight, great colors, but… wait!? Oh no, the carbon color (wonderful green color) comes with a contrasting grey piping that was a deal breaker. I can't for the life of me understand why Patagonia adds contrasting piping, particularly at the sleeve cuffs of men's jackets. For little girls jackets, okay, but for men'... Read More;s they may as well add ruffles or lace. No one wants the contrasting cuff, Patagonia. Sorry.
Better and better
I’ve been using Patagonia gear since before it was Patagonia . The equipment just keeps getting better. This latest puffy jacket is amazingly light and warm. I live in the PNW where it is ideal for wet, cold weather. It’s a must-have in my daypack for long day hikes and for around town.
Great warmth for weight, cold spots in weird places
I love this jacket for many reasons, the least of which is its warmth. The materials are comfortable enough that I have fallen asleep in it (hood and all) and the fit is athletic without being too slim (layers easily). The one odd thing I noticed is that I have cold spots right above both elbows. I don’t know if that is a natural displacement of th... Read Moree insulation or a flaw in manufacturing or design but it is annoying to have two pronounced cold spots when everything else is warm.
5 stars but one recommendation
LOVE this jacket. Perfect for mid-Atlantic winters below 3000'. Below 30F, I need more than a T-shirt or lightweight Capilene base layer. Very stylish and functional. I also love the hoody, but would add maybe an inch of material so it is not so tight at my chin. I love the close fit around my head, but zipping all the way up for more than a f... Read Moreew minutes leads me to unzipping it down a couple of inches. For times when it is that cold, my neck gaiter solves that issue, but really shouldn't have to in my opinion. The neck gaiter just adds more bulk which I don't really want. Still 5 stars. Early on when considering this piece, I saw some reviews about the Plumafill coming through seams. That is not my experience less than 2 years into this jacket. It's pretty dadgum awesome!
Excellent lightweight insulated hoody
Although assigning a temperature rating to any article of clothing is difficult, this piece generally won’t be appropriate below 40-30 with a baselayer, midlayer, and shell over. It’s sweet spot is above freezing. But for what it is and what it does, it is excellent. It is quite packable, impressively light, attractive, and has an inviting fit. The... Read More sizing is perfect for me, because I often fall between a medium and large, and the medium was just what I wanted. The hood is a sweet spot for this hoody, I truly like the snug fit that allows for comfort and efficiency. Very happy with this hoody! Excited to see how it performs in the wet and over time.
I’ve only had this micro puff about a week or so. I’m liking it a lot. Lightweight, warm and seems showerproof as well. The Mtn weather has been cold lately but this is working well without a shell if out for a bit. Works well with a shell as it’s low volume. Can’t wait to ski in it.
Love everything but the main zipper.
The jacket’s hood is the best hood I’ve ever had on a jacket. The only think I dislike is the main zipper. It occasionally gets caught on the flaps behind it, and I wonder if a larger YKK zipper would preclude this. I’m also worried about the durability of the pockets in terms of car keys.
Great ‘Just in Case’ Jacket
This jacket slots perfectly into my current lineup of jackets. I’ve used it on a very colD and windy 17-F night biking home with only a tee shirt underneath. I won’t say that I was toasty warm, but I was not cold. Those conditions typically have me reaching for my sub-zero down jacket, which while packable is no where near as light and compressible... Read More as the MicroPuff. In my mind it’s equal warmth to weight as down which is just incredible that it’s actually a synthetic material. I’ve yet to use it in the ran but plan to as soon as this drought passes.
Excited about these!
Winter bike commuter in WI, and these suckers will keep me warm for sure. I have had to find a substitute for the not quite as cold days or else I'll be sweating when I get to school, even in low 20's. These will be a go to for all winter activities. Tossing a shell layer over them to protect them and provide a bit more wind resistance wi... Read Morell create a fantastic layering system that will be versatile.
Light on weight but heavy on warmth. I have several of these jackets and recommend them to anyone. Help shed light rain, while regulating body temperature. Don't let the soft outer fabric make you think these jackets cant handle some heavy duty wear and tear. I use and abuse all things patagonia and they stand up!
Weight to Warmth Ratio
If you’re looking for a hoody/jacket that'll keep you warm (even when wet) and is lightweight, the micro puff is your best bet. Temperature below freezing? Snag a good lightweight or medium weight base layer like the capilene and you’re golden. I’m 6’0 and the large fits perfect. My pops is 5’10 and wears his micro in a medium. Seriously. Don’... Read Moret hesitate to buy this guy. Synthetic down is where it’s at.
The jacket you have to have
Could not be happier with this jacket. Lightweight, comfortable and most importantly WARM! As an outdoor professional, this is the jacket you need to have for fall, winter and spring seasons to ensure your comfort in those uncomfortable places. I recommend going the extra mile for the hood as well, adding that extra warmth and insulation on your me... Read Morelon for when you need it!
Mens Large MicroPuff Hoody
I am 6'0" and about 215 lbs (98kg). This jacket fits me perfect as a base layer. Not able to wear many layers underneath it, as that makes it slightly too tight circumferentially around my stomach. If you are my size and looking for a main outer layer I would suggest an XL. One small complaint I have is the area of the collar is quite sm... Read Moreall when zipped all the way up, specifically from the back (tag/inferior aspect of hood) to the front (zipper) - it almost feels like a turtleneck thats a size too small, but as I wear this jacket as a casual item that hasn't been a major issue.
Fits well and keeps warm!
This vest looks great for casual use but also keeps me warm enough be use when I'm doing any activity outside. It's been a lifesaver for the late fall / early winter weather. I plan to use this as a layer during the ski season to keep my torso warm. Does very well in repelling the rainy weather too.
I live in Frisco, Colorado and I love it for the winter. It works great as a layer when I ride my fat bike in the morning and then functions perfectly as an outer layer when it warms up in the afternoon. It dries from sweat quickly and keeps me warm. For snowboarding/skiing, I wear it beneath the powder bowl jacket. I ordered the medium and I am 6... Read More’1” and 170 pounds and it fits me well.
Great windbreaker and insulator
I absolutely love this jacket because it is so versatile. I use it as a light windbreaker on my commute to work or as an insulator underneath my raincoat. This coat is very roomy and mobile so I have no problem wearing a light sweater or hoody underneath. It feels baggy, but looks really clean allowing me to climb with it and wear it to work. The o... Read Morenly thing that scares me is when I lightly rub against something, it makes a loud and scary ripping sound, but I've never ripped it. Its a little unsettling, but knowing Patagonia, its definitely going to be durable.
Puff the magic hoody.
Having loved my Nano Puff Hoody over the past number of years, I thought I should try the new, extra-feathery Micro Puff Hoody. With a few weeks of cold weather active use here in Montana, I'm liking the Micro Puff more for technical use and the Nano Puff more as my towny puff piece. The Micro Puff uses Pertex which, in my experience, offers a... Read More more tenacious, longer wearing DWR (water shed) characteristics. The features on the Micro Puff are more spare (no internal zippered chest pocket) and the hood is more of a skull fit. The drop in internal pockets are good for stashing skins when doing yoyo laps in the backcountry, but are not as useful for stashing your sunglasses, lip balm or Clif Bars. But the Micro - though lighter and more compressible - feels a skosh warmer. As for the Nano Puff, it's a good daily driver in town and works pretty damn well in the mountains, too.
So light! Warm too
Love this jacket. Super light and packable. It has also kept me warm with a midweight layer underneath in temps in the 20s (F). Doesn't breath as well as my Nano Air, but I can't think of anything else that could be improved. I'm 5' 8" 155 and wear a small. It fits fine over a base and mid layer
The zipper is too small
The zipper is too small and its difficult to close
Hi Clarence! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the zipper. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Great jacket. Love the fit
Great jacket. Love the fit and warmth. The under-the-helmet hood design isn't my favorite, but it is certainly not a deal breaker. If you don't absolutely need the hood, especially knowing the tight fit, I would recommend the jacket version. Otherwise a great jacket.
Great all-around insulation layer
This jacket is wonderful; it has been great for everything I do, from work to play. The only jacket I own which surpasses this new micro puff in warmth, comfort, and versatility is my old Patagonia down jacket. I have always worried about the durability of my beloved puffy, but have never torn it (I'm highly neurotic about this) and it has nev... Read Moreer packed out. Safe to say that with this new micro puff jacket, I will be taking a lot of wear off of my old puffy by making the micro puff my go to insulation layer. The old puffy will be reserved for only the coldest of days.
Great jacket, small hood, no waist drawstring
The jacket represents excellent quality, with great design and features. It would otherwise get 5 stars but there are 2 1/2 slight faults. First, the hood is very small. I have a slightly above average male head, but not massive. The hood is too small to fit on my head without anything underneath. No chance of even beanie. If you want to put a hoo... Read Mored this tight on a jacket, the hood must be stretch (think hybrid fleece/synthetic jacket). You cannot design a tight fitting hood and expect it to fit a broad range of head shapes without stretch to cover more range of shapes/sizes. Second, the waist has no drawstring and the elastic is cut a touch tight. Meaning if I reach up at all the jacket comes up, but won't go back down. A bit frustrating if I'm using the jacket in an active situation. The 1/2 issue is sizing: the jacket is sized fairly average for a medium, maybe a touch on the small side, but the forearms are small.
Thanks for your feedback Patrick! Although the Micro Puff fit meets our standard fit dimensions, it’s unfamiliar pattern lines can sometimes fit or drape unlike other similar fit products. If you are dissatisfied with how it fits, we’d suggest our [Nano Puff](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-nano-puff-hoody/84222.html), which uses a more traditional pattern block. Of course, if you're unsatisfied with its performance, you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Super lite and warm
Love this Micro Puff Hoody! It weighs nothing, incredibly warm and compacts into a pocket making it easy to travel with. The hood fits nice and snug without restraining peripheral vision like some hoods. I wear this piece from fishing, camping, everyday life and don’t hesitate to wear it out on the town as well.
I am 5'10'' 150 lbs and the size M fit me perfectly. Have worn this jacket a ton since purchasing it and am continually amazed by how warm it is while weighing virtually nothing. Very practical for camping and other outdoor adventures, but stylish enough to wear around town as well. Would definitely recommend very highly to anyone lo... Read Moreoking for a warm versatile jacket!
Micro puff hoody
Remarkably warm. It almost feels like it's radiating heat when worn over wool sweater. I've been wearing it out to feed horses at -4 (In October!!!!) here in Jackson this fall. I do have a bit of a problem with the constriction of the hood. It's difficult to zip up the neck sufficiently to block the cold when not wearing the hood. Y... Read Moreou will need to wear the hood under a helmet as it's so fitted; time will ell whether the outer fabric will survive being under one.
Not for me
I’m probably not the right person to review this jacket. I was not going to squeeze this down into a coffee can size and put it into a pack. I was not going to store the jacket into its own pocket, and put it into a suitcase. I was going to wear it to my daughters hockey game and while going to pick out a Christmas tree. This jacket was too thin fo... Read Morer me. Super lightweight but just not warm enough for me doing any light activity in anything below 45 deg. Didn’t like the internal pockets that they didn’t zip. No draw cord. All this saves on weight that I am not concerned with. Beautiful jacket let’s get that straight, just not for me. Traded up to the Nano and it’s much better for my needs.
Warm and Versatile
I really like this jacket, it ends up being a great level of warmth in Leadville, CO. Obviously I want a warmer jacket when it gets really cold but for running around town when it's 15 degrees or even snowboarding at A Basin when it was 25 degrees and sunny on Halloween, this jacket works very well. I really like the fit - the down sweater and... Read More down vest both feel like they're made for somebody at least 50 lbs overweight, where the micropuff is more trimmed-down with little wasted space on a reasonably fit person. The hood fits snug, nice when I have the hood on and zipped up all the way but don't think about wearing this over a helmet. I can't comment on durability after a week... but I can say I do appreciate the moderate amount of wind-resistance this layer has. The weight/bulk are obvious strengths as well. I plan on using this as a daily driver in the winter and on multi-pitch climbs in the spring/fall.
My new travel jacket
The first day I put this jacket on I left it on all day (it’s that comfy). Been using it while guiding on my local river and it been perfect for this past October. This year October was more like January type weather(cold and snowy). The best part is that it can be packed down into its own pocket sack for travel. Large runs true to size and my lon... Read Moreg arms are fully covered which can be hit or miss for me with large garments. Nice work Patagonia!
A delight to wear and look out - a design masterpiece. 4 stars because I find the outside pockets to be a bit high to comfortably rest my hands in, and it's not as warm as I expected. That said, it's been my go to coat for the unusually cool fall in the PNW this year since I opened the package. One question - what is the extra placket or ... Read Morewhatever you'd call it that the label is sewn on to inside the collar?
Thanks for providing us with the feedback! We are glad that you are appreciating the design. As far as that extra piece of material, we've included that so that we didn't have to sew the tag directing to the jacket as this would have affected the integrity of the jacket.
Ultralight & Activity Neutral Insulator
I have replaced my Nano Air and Nano Puff with the Micro Puff Hoody. Adept at any application (backcountry touring, fly fishing, hiking, camping, every day jacket) this jacket is an easy insulation piece to throw in your kit. High's: super lightweight, water resistant, wind resistant, fit/finish, simplicity, packability. Low's: breathabil... Read Moreity, outer shell is very delicate. Regarding the low's - I still rely on my Nano Air if/when breathability is the first consideration. That said, this piece is an outstanding go-to mid layer or outer layer in temp's above 20 (IMO). I appreciate the warmth and compression (which resembles down) and the ability to shed weather and offer warmth when wet. The jacket also dries quickly, and efficiently, whether in a sleeping bag and/or simply hanging for a brief moment, especially in a light breeze around camp. When fly fishing, be thoughtful as the shell is thin/light and a poor cast will inevitably create a tear/puncture. To be honest, branches and/or anything with a rougher edge too it can cause damage. I have had no issue making small repairs with tape, glue, etc. - other than cosmetic implications. My favorite attributes, this piece is extremely packable (for its warmth) and is in both my touring pack and my fishing pack (or hanging off my waist pack). Super light and delivers quick warmth when needed. Under a softshell or hardshell, the BTU's rise. Just be aware that the garment doesn't breath well and plenty of ventilation is absolutely needed if/when you are moving fast. When fishing, the finish sheds weather and there is no concern when submerging your forearms into the drink. I have found a quarterly wash with a 'tech wash' revives the shell to its original form. Be cautious around campfires as embers will quickly leave their mark. To date, this is my favorite light/warm/compressible and weather resistant piece from Patagonia. I find myself grabbing this jacket every time I am heading out. I still prefer to wear the Nano Air or an Atom LT on the skintrack, but this jacket is generally off the coat hook and with me. Definitely worth the price as long as you remember what it does best. Fits true and the simplicity of the hem/cuff is a welcome finish. I am 6'2 and the XL is right on point.
Great jacket - highly recommend
I've had a nanopuff for almost a decade and decided it was time for something new. I wavered back n forth between the micro puff and the nano puff. Went micropuff and glad I did. Haven't had it in any extreme cold yet, but it's kept me too warm and should be perfect for cold days snowboarding or touring, and should pack down nice n s... Read Moremall for backpacking and hut trips. Their model is wearing a medium and I went with a large. I'm 6' & 180lbs, 32 waist, athletic build. Enough room to wear layers underneath, and not as boxy of a cut like the old nanopuff had. Overall highly satisfied and should have this jacket for a long time!
the micro puff hoody is a where everywhere, all the time , piece of clothing
I purchased a micro puff hoody for myself last year. I found that I wore it all year round...biking, skiing, backpacking and around town in all seasons. I loved it so much that I purchased one for my daughter and one for my partner. We all love this hoody.
Light, packable, toasty, good piece.
It is pretty awesome to realize that you forgot that this jacket was stuffed in your pack and you have something warm to keep off the sudden cold mist that the Sierra has decided to do in place of actual rain. So light and packable, it tends to vanish into the pack until the moment you are cold and wondering why you only brought the Windbreaker. Th... Read Moreen, like magical clockwork, it flies out of its lair, flying through the air unaided much like Stephen Strange's cape to present itself in your time of need. That is the layer you are buying here. Plumafill is actually a blend with the finest microfilament and 2% magic. If you want to bring a warm thing with you where and whenever you are, get one. It will be there for you when you least expect to need warmth, hiding under this or inside of that.
I hate that word-- perfect. It's always hyperbole. But I do love this jacket. I broke the jacket in during a week-long trip in the Rockies. The weather was true mountain weather, fickle. Each day (except for the second day, which was beautiful) we experienced near nonstop 15-minute cycles alternating between sun, clouds, wind, rain, hail, ligh... Read Moretning, snow. When moving around camp, the Micro Puff (with a good base and shell) kept me comfortable at temps as low as 25 C. Everything eventually was damp, but the jacket still insulated wonderfully. When the sun was out and windy, it was dry again in minutes. When sleeping, I stuffed it into its pocket and used it as my pillow. And it's sooooo lightweight. Yeah, I love the Micro Puff. Is it perfect? No, but it's as close to perfect as a jacket can get.
Not yet tested, but initial thoughts
Waiting until it went on sale, I was limited to the color choice, and I actually like the Tasmanian Teal...it is closer to a medium spruce green. I bought it for my re-attempt at an AT thru hike next year. Initial thoughts? It is super light—-high quality construction. Whether it will keep me warm - even wet? Still up for discussion....but the qual... Read Moreity, lightweight and compressibility for packing....earn it 5 stars “initial impression. Once cold weather sets it....and I test it in wet and cold conditions....I will provide a “review from the field”.
Love This Hoody
I’ve owned Nanopuffs and down clothing, but this one is a favorite. Remarkably warm for its weight, packs small and water resistant so it goes with me everywhere from town to trail. Yes, the face fabric is thin but it appears to be very durable for my purposes plus it would be a tremendous mid-layer. I’m 190/6’ and the large fit me best. This is th... Read Moree replacement for my beloved Atom LT.
Color "Carbon" is misleading and does not show properly on Patagonia Website
The color "carbon" is not a black, but a medium green color.... Even at the Patagonia store, when they looked at the image on the website, it appears much darker, like a shade of black (which is the true "color" for carbon). Had to swap it out at the store.
Great jacket but the threads came loose very quickly
I love this jacket and use it a lot, but I'm concerned because the stitching around the outside of the jacket (the stitches that give it that "puff" look) started coming loose within a couple weeks of purchase. For the money we pay, this should happen. Plus, I'm concerned about releasing errant microfibers into the environment! ... Read MoreI'd still recommend this product highly, but just watch out for this potential defect and contact Patagonia if it happens.
Hey Ben! Sorry to hear about the thread issue. Please consider [returning](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) it for warranty evaluation toward a refund or merchandise credit. We'll reach out privately to help you out.
I'd try it on before ordering
It's a wonderful jacket. So warm, so light. It's gorgeous. I returned mine, though, because the fit in pretty unusual. Very long in the torso, so much so that it covered my whole butt, with an odd amount of bicep space. If you're basing your sizing off the Nano Puff, like I did, you're gonna have a bad time. I would very much re... Read Morecommend trying it on before buying.
Micro Puff® Hoody
This jacket is a versatile and light option to keep in your jacket quiver. It compresses down really small and is super light. It provides lots of warmth when you need it, especially with the hood. I recommend it for people looking to keep their packs light on the trail or for everyday use. 5 stars
My favorite puffy
I have been through a half dozen or so puffy jackets. From Mammut, Arc Teryx, and other industry-leading brands. This is hands downs my favorite. SUPER warm, SUPER light, and easily packable. The first day I received this jacket, it was about 35º F out and overcast. I threw this jacket on with just a t shirt on under. I was blown away by how warm i... Read Moret kept me. I love that it packs into its own pocket and it is easy to stow. I spent many days in the jacket since and have no complaints! The activities I have used it for mainly are around town wear, hiking, and fishing. Living in Central Oregon this jacket is usable year-round for your outdoor adventures!
Great warmth to weight
Bought this as a replacement to my old down sweater (not a size medium anymore...) and couldn't be happier. Have used this as an insulating later on a W trek trip to Torres del Paine, for kicking it around camp and as a post-surf jacket over the winter. The warmth to weight is excellent and it packs down nice and small for transport. The quilt... Read Moreing pattern seems to hold the insulation in place pretty well and even though the fabric is light I haven't had any problems with tears. A few small comments - the fit is kind of interesting because the sleeves are sewn in at the elbow rather than the shoulder, so it gives a different look than you might be used to if you look closely. It's not a bad thing, but it's different. It does also have some of the insulation coming through the fabric like down feathers do - I was surprised by this given that it's all spun fibers. It's not too significant, but something to note. Overall great jacket, have suggested it to others.
Well, I finally bought the Micro Puff Hoody, in spite of my suspicions about its warmth and innovativeness being overstated by Patagonia. In my opinion, it would have had to meet or exceed the gen1 Nano Air Hoody, which I’ve been using, principally, as an intermediate insulation layer in the mountains, and a casual shoulder season jacket around tow... Read Moren. Perhaps a better comparison would have been to the Nano Puff, which it far exceeds in all parameters, but the Nano Air, just a couple of years back was treated by Patagonia as the new standard of flexible synthetic warmth, so the comparison between the two seemed more appropriate. In any event, I now admit to having misjudged Patagonia’s design and marketing goals. The Micro Puff exceeded my expectations in that it’s not only as good or better then the Nano Air in the insulation category, but as a casual outer jacket, it’s more wind and weather-resistant then the Nano Air, which is, of course, more breathable by design. Both products fabric’s are delicate, and the M’Puff, perhaps, more so. But, where the M’Puff truly outshines the Nano Air is in the weight, bulk and packability departments. And, one can’t but end-up loving the Micro Puff’s cloud-like weight and down-like aesthetic. My apologies to the design team for questioning the brilliance of this wonderful package!
Perfection is when there is nothing left to take away
I ordered one of these jackets in the Fall and returned it unworn. I was convinced that it was too light to be really useful. Was I ever wrong!. While it's not a replacement for a heavy parka or jacket this is perfect for ski touring. I can wear a super light layer (i.e. Nano-Air Light Hybrid Hoody) for the uphill and then add this jacket unde... Read Morer my shell for the descent. The super light fabric makes it layer well and it breathes just enough under my shell for low intensity activities. It's very compressible and vanishes into my touring pack. Glad I gave this piece a second chance.
I've been a full time, year round river fishing guides in west Michigan for over 2 decades and RELY on my apparel and equipment for guide trips. Although I own MANY pieces of Patagonia apparel, I must say that my new Micro Puff hoody could arguably the best single piece of apparel in my arsenal ! Lightweight, very warm, packable...all the thin... Read Moregs I need for varying kinds of weather in the Midwest.
Most Versatile Jacket
I've had this jacket for a couple months now and highly recommend it. It's been an extremely versatile jacket and able to insulate, regulate, and keep me dry throughout the spring weather in Colorado, Utah, and the Midwest. I saw some people weren't happy with how high the neck runs but I got used to it pretty quickly. I am fairly ... Read Moretall and skinny though. All in all, the micropuff hoody is a great jacket for almost any weather and any occasion and I would highly recommend you add it to your quiver.
Love this micro puff hoodie
Fits like I hoped it would and is very warm and I can move freely in it. If there’s one change I could make is that when pulling up the sleeves to wash my hands, they are tight on my forearms, preventing the sleeves from moving up my arm much. This happens with other brand clothing as well. Maybe I have large forearms. That’s the only improvement I... Read More would make. Sizing is correct and I’m super stoked to have it.
Ideal thin puffy layer
This thing is delicate, as one might expect. Other than that, it's hard to find a fault in this jacket. It's very functional, and there isn't anything that I would change about it. It has nice drop-in pockets on the inside, which is something often skipped for reducing weight. This is a great place to stash gloves or flexible water f... Read Morelasks to keep them from freezing. The fit is great and it is as warm as you can expect for a jacket of this weight.
Believe the hype
I have a bunch of Patagonia insulated jackets so I wasn’t really in the market to buy a new one. But with all the reviews and write up I’d read I thought let try one out. Well this is an amazing jacket. It’s light, packable and so far so good on durability. Great design once again from Patagonia
I have been using the evolving light synthetic insulation jackets for many years from Patagonia. The micro puff is the next great piece of insulation! Very light and warm enough for a broad range of temps. The inside pockets are great for storage and the hood provides that extra warmth when the wind is unrelenting. Well done.
Great all around jacket
This Jacket has already traveled across the US and to a few foreign countries with me. I love that it can be packed up really small and is comfortable in really cool for just cool temperatures. Keeps you dry and drys fast with great breathability. Great Jacket for all kinds of adventures!
Warm but fragile
Used this jacket for a few weeks and enjoyed it's warmth to weight but it was too fragile for me. It would be cool to see the nano puff with this type of insulation inside of it, or simply a beefed up version of the micro puff. I loved the red with blue zipper colorway that the woman's version had, would be cool to see more two tone color... Read Mores come back.
Thanks for the feedback on this. We are now offering a warmer and bit more durable version of this jacket called the [Macro Puff](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-macro-puff-hoody/80110.html?dwvar_80110_color=BALB&cgid=root&isSearch=true#q=Macro%2Bpuff&lang=en_US&start=1). We'd recommend you check that out if durability is more important to you than weight.
Why such a limited hood?
I'm probably only one of a few people to hold this belief, the hood on this jacket is too technical and singularly purposed. Why does it have to be this snug? I like to wear a baseball cap when I backpack and I cannot wear this hood over a cap without it looking like a conehead. I want a coat than can transition from the climbing wall, to the ... Read Morecampfire, to walking around town. There must be a way to design a low profile hood that can cinch to fit under a helmet and be snug around the face but also be let out to allow for more freedom and comfort.
At the writing of this review, I've worn this jacket almost every day from November 2018 to mid-April 2019. I wore it on a two-week trek to Kangchenjunga, a week-long trek in the Solu Khumbu, downhill skiing and backcountry skiing in Jackson Hole, and on a ten-day trip to the Lyngen Alps in Norway. It's incredibly light and versatile. It ... Read Morecan be worn alone, with a a couple layers underneath, and under a shell. It really is warm when wet. The hood is well designed and markedly increases the warmth of the parka. Its one drawback is the delicate nature of the shell material. You need to take care with it. If it does rip, it patches easily.
Best light weight jacket Patagonia has ever made!
I love the light weight material that this jacket is made out of! It's perfect for climbing, ski mountaineering and as a light 'back-up' jacket for days when you think you might not need a jacket but it's worth bringing this one because it's so light. Nice work Patagonia!
Best light weight jacket Patagonia has ever made!
I love the light weight material that this jacket is made out of! It's perfect for climbing, ski mountaineering and as a light 'back-up' jacket for days when you think you might not need a jacket but it's worth bringing this one because it's so light. Nice work Patagonia!
Great jacket with bad zipper
Zipper always gets caught in fabric. Now zipper failing completely. Patagonia customer service is great and totally stand by product. White material comes out of seams. Never once thought about a zipper until I owned this jacket.
We are sorry to hear about the troubles you've experienced with the zipper on this jacket. You are correct, we absolutely stand by our product and are happy to recommend something that might work better like our Nano Puff. The Micro Puff is incredibly lightweight, and the fabric can be more susceptible to insulation leaking and snags. We are happy to help [exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) it for something that might work better for you.
A Little Disappointed but still a great jacket for certain applications
Although this jacket might be great for certain applications.... the shell fabric was just too delicate. It seemed to pick and tear with ease. I really loved the weight and insulation, fit etc... but Patagonia needs to beef up the shell to be more durable. I would be willing to accept a little more weight compromise for increased durability. For th... Read Moree cost of this coat the shell needs to last longer.
We totally see where you are coming from and recommend trying out our Nano Puff. The Micro Puff was designed for those people who are needing the absolute most lightweight option. If weight isn't as important as durability, this may not be a good choice for you. Feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) that and check out some of our other options!
This jacket by far is my go to. I own several nano puffs and down sweaters and this out performs both of them! I use it biking in the winter and the hood fits great under my bike helmet and I also have the non-hooded version for a layer as my snowboard gear. Super lightweight and warm. I will say that nano puff and down sweater are warmer than this... Read More jacket when you are not exerting much energy (ie:walking around) this jacket excels after you have some blood pumping. It breathes better than the nano puff and fits me better. For reference I am 6'2 at 160lbs. and a medium fits nice. I am borderline small but the medium does what I want it to do.
So close, yet so far
Boy, I really really wanted this to work out! This is the only Patagonia product I've ever returned. Pros. I need this is an incredibly light and warm jacket. I absolutely loved the idea of the baseball shoulder more raglan style fit. Love the more fitted arms for layering, love the elastic around the bottom and the wrists were tight keeping ... Read Moreout cold. I bought this jacket during a month of record - 20 weather and properly layered it was amazing! Cons Shell is incredibly delicate. Day one I had a tear on the forearm from leaning on a bar. The way the insulation is on a string meant that it was then pulling out at a really fast rate. Threads began to pull out of the jacket all over and in a week I had several repairs to do. This jacket is only a 10d shell so I wasn't expecting to run through a bunch of brush with it but general easy casual use I expected it to last a week. Because of the Temps that week I wore a will base layer and a shell over top and I was good to go so if you're only using this under a shell it should be perfect. I love the trim fit around the middle and the tighter arms but the way the shoulders were cut up to the neck leaves a weird horn looking space on your chest. The collar is shorter in the back and rises in the front almost like it's intended to be a mouth shield but the neck is quite tight. I did like the tall collar for wind but you can't zip it up. Overall I really wanted this jacket to work and wanted the light weight. I bought it for traveling, and for a insulating layer under my motorcycle gear. I am on the road in Montana winters and was hoping this would be the perfect packable jacket. In the end I returned it for another nano puff. Here's hoping the second version of this jacket has a more durable shell.
We greatly appreciate the helpful feedback on this and we are sorry to hear that this didn't end up working out for you. Just like down products, our synthetic products can be susceptible to insulation coming through the stitching and holes and we apologize for the inconveniences this caused you. We are glad to hear you were able to get that returned and if there is anything else [we can do for you](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact), please let us know.
Lightest thing ever.
I used to not care about weight. However, after wearing this in a few days I can't stop wearing it. Other jacker feels less comfortable. It's not the warmest jacket but it's warm for what it is. I don't have to look like I'm wearing a big down jacket and more casual. One thing I don't like about it is the elastic hem. ... Read MoreIt not tight enough to fit my body because I am on the thin side. It's not a deal breaker since it is not that loose but I prefer having a drawstring for better adjustment.
Deceptively Warm but breathable
I have been using this product most every day this winter in temperatures in the teens & low 20’s, up to the mid 30’s using only a light merino base layer. Even in breezy conditions, I have always been warm and have experienced no moisture problems. This has become my favorite all-around jacket, ultralite & well-made.
Wow, just Wow!
I don't write many review but always look to them for help on deciding if I would buy something or not; YES, I am that person. This jacket instantly became my favorite jacket. It is quite incredible how warm it is without the volume of regular down. I can't put enough adjectives in this review to express my happiness with this purchase. ... Read MoreWell done Patagonia!
super warm and versatile
great coat overall. Factoring in the weight, it is the best down coat I own. Perfect for cold weather skiing and climbing. very comfortable and high quality materials. I bring it instead of my arcteryx atom lt on camping and ski trips where I cannot bring extra layers because of the increased warmth and versatility. one significant issue I have wit... Read Moreh the coat, the only issue I have with the coat, is that the hood is ABSURDLY small. Like comedically small. Given, I am a 6'4" 200 lbs man with a size xxl ski helmet, but that is no excuse. the rest of the coat fits great, even slightly roomy (in a good way) but the hood is ridiculous. I can not wear it in public. hood is definitely made for climbing, i.e. to fit under a helmet and also to trap in heat, but that could still be achieved with a bigger hood. Please reconsider the hood sizing. the only issue I have with the coat is this, everything else about it is fantastic, but on cold days when I wear it with nothing else my ears get cold.
How jackets compare
I have a bunch of Patagonia jackets. This is how this one fits in. Down Sweater- Good for around town. Well made and fairly warm. To warm for a lot of exercise and the down can get wet from the sweat. Fitz Roy Jacket- Great under shell for sitting in the cold or walking about a city. Very pleasing against skin. Reasonable for wear if not snagging ... Read Moreon things. Like jacket better than Fitz Roy parka since the length is shorter and fits better under a over shell. Neo air- Excellent for cross country skiing and high output exercises. Not wind resistant- I wear a Houdini on top to keep wind at bay but then it can overheat. I wear this most often. Micro- Very surprised with how well it works. Wore it cross country skiing and the arms got wet from sweat, but it was on the outside of the fabric and dried pretty quickly when I stopped. I think it will be a great backpacking coat since I did not sweat just hiking no matter how fast I went. Good wind resistance. I was surprised how warm it was with the hood up. It is not as warm as the down sweater, but for backpacking it will work well. No construction problems I see after a dozen wears. I like the tight hood- I never wear a helmet and this could go under one anyway. This is the best choice when light weight and a wide range of activities is anticipated. The sweater is a better choice for every day use.
great insulation, total fail on the fit and drape
The insulation is indeed super light and quite warm, not there with the best down but getting close. The fit of the garment is awful, like Patagonia rushed it to market without sufficient testing. the arm hole opening and the bicep circumference is too small for the size (L). The hood comes down too far on the forehead, there is a huge bunch of loo... Read Morese fabric at midchest level when the jacket is zipped up, and the sleeves are too short and ride up when raising your arms overhead. I might add that I am 6'1", 190, with an athletic but old(65yrs) body, by no means a power lifter but this stick figure upper body design nonsense has got to stop! The insulation is a winner, the garment is definitely not. Back to the drawing board!
Thanks for the feedback here on sizing and we are sorry to hear that the fit didn't seem to work for you. As part of the minimalist design, we created a unique pattern that is unlike any of our traditional synthetic jackets. Although this jacket meets our standard fit dimensions, its unfamiliar pattern lines can sometimes fit or drape in way that our customers are not used to. None the less, if you decide you'd like to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return), please feel free to do so. We are happy to offer any [help](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact) with this process.
I can only speak for myself, but this jacket is surprisingly good. After SO much hype, and having read a lot of negative reviews, I decided to spring for it anyway, and I am not disappointed. Anyone in Utah knows this has been a rougher winter than others in recent memory, and as I student I do quite a bit of walking outside in the 20's withou... Read Moret sun and with a stiff breeze. This jacket has managed to be surprisingly windproof, breathable, and warm below freezing. I am stoked to get it into the backcountry, because it is almost as light as my previous down, but it's warmer and synthetic! Now when I see the hype, I get it. PROS: - Deceptively warm. I consider the hype well deserved in regards to this piece's ability to insulate like a down jacket at this weight. I have used down exclusively for over 20 years of backpacking, and this jacket alone has now changed that. (My most recent were a Stoic Hadron Anorak followed by a MH Ghost Whisperer) - Impressively wind-proof. This isn't a shell, but the unique baffling lends itself to better wind-resistance than I have gotten in any of my UL insulating layers. Walking in 20deg with 8-10mph winds is no problem with a t-shirt underneath. Throw on a flannel instead and you are toasty. - Pocket placement is better than the Ghost Whisperer and they are deeper, which I appreciate. - The cut is such that this makes a great casual piece. CONS: - Some Plumafill is leaking through. It is VERY little (unnoticeable if it weren't a black jacket), and I have only had the jacket a few weeks, so this is fairly normal for any jacket using loose insulation (like down). Hopefully it slows down like it's supposed to. - The snug hood isn't great for casual wear, as it looks a little goofy, precludes having headphones on underneath, and may mess up your hair. - Some who prefer an extensive layering system will find the cut poorly suited for this (particularly in the arms). I personally wear only a t-shirt underneath with a thin layer on top of that if it's really chilly and this functions perfectly in this use case.
This Jacket lives up to the hype
I bought this jacket because it fit me better than the ultralight down jackets I already own and I like the flexibility that a synthetic gives me in the wet. I was a bit skeptical though based on the reviews I’ve read online. Many of these reviews claim that it doesn’t offer the warmth of down. I guess it depends on how extreme an environment you e... Read Morexpect to use this garment, but I’ll briefly write about my use of it. I recently went to Tahoe in one of the worst storms in a decade. My friend got his SUV stuck in the snow and could not get out. I spent 2 hours shoveling snow and pushing his car in 20 degrees weather in nothing but the micro puff and a t-shirt. I definitely wasn’t cold. And even hours later when we freed his car, and my body cooled due to the lack of activity, I was still feeling fine at 20 degrees. I don’t know how cold it would need to drop before it felt uncomfortable, but I wouldn’t expect more from a 9oz synthetic anyways. And even with the DWR coat, 2 hours in a snowstorm wasn’t enough to keep this thing dry. This jacket was definitely wet by the end of the night, but it stayed warm. I doubt my down jackets would’ve kept me warm if they took on that much moisture. Yes, I understand that anyone can just throw a shell on top of their down and it’ll be fine, but sometimes in a pinch, you throw one jacket in your bag in case the weather unexpectedly goes south. For me, that one jacket will now be the micro puff.
I bought from Landfall, a sailing shop in Connecticut. I have had the jacket for 4 days. I have a rip on the bottom part of the jacket already. For something I paid good money for I’m very upset that it has ripped that easily. I also have multiple threats already coming out. Like I said I have only worn this jacket probably 5 times. On the upside i... Read Moret is very warm.
Thanks for the thoughtful feedback on this and we are sorry to hear that this didn't hold up well for you. Though our Micro Puff is ultralight and warm, it is not our most durable jacket due to that warmth to weight ratio we achieved. If durability is of greater importance to weight, we might suggest checking out our Nano Puff instead! Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) the Micro Puff back to us.
Genuinely lives up to the hype
I had a micro-puff hoody from 2012 that was my go-to winter insulation layer. I read all the reviews when the new one came out and wasn't quite convinced - it couldn't really be that much better, could it? It is. It definitely is. It's lighter, warmer and more comfortable. It's my new go-to insulation. It packs tiny and it... Read More7;s suitable for a pretty wide range of temperatures. I always worry about the puncture/tear resistance of ultra-light materials and this was no different. I've worn it a bunch though, and it's still intact. I'm pleasantly surprised with the durability. If you don't plan on wearing the hood often consider the jacket version - when not deployed the hood kind of pulls the top zipper ends up around my chin a little. It seems to fall back too far down my back. I like the hood though, it's comfortable and effective. The elastic cinch band in the hood is enough for my needs - the old one had a toggle that was annoying. This is an improvement in the hood department. One comment seemed to suggest it runs a little small, but that hasn't been my experience. I'm 5'8" and 165ish and the medium is about perfect. My favorite Patagonia item for the last 30 years has been the Synchilla Snap-T. Those things last forever. I don't see the micro-puff stealing the top spot, but it's way up there. Maybe even second place.
Perfect for winter hiking/backpacking
I’ve tested this jacket this winter in Alaska. I’ve worn it down to 15 degrees and it’s all you need if you’re hiking, if you planned to be stationary in weather 20 and below I’d recommend another layer but if you’re active it’s warm. Materials are very light and delicate, so I only recommend as a technical backcountry piece and not a daily wear ar... Read Moreound town. Runs a bit small, I usually wear large but the XL fits like my normal large
It's incredibly light -- I think I have t-shirts heavier than this. It remind me of my very first gore-tex jacket 30 years ago -- in that it's like nothing I've worn before -- a total game changer. Wore it on the windy pacific coast while standing around fishing -- because of the well formed hood it did a better job of keeping the w... Read Moreind out than my gore-tex jacket did.
So Forge Grey is more of a darker grey than silver. In some of the YT vids it looked more silver. The Patagonia photo is pretty accurate. It's not as shiny as I thought it would be either, shiny, but more matte looking than wet looking. It's what I wanted. PERFECT. I'm 6'3" and 225 pounds and XL fits great. If I ever get wi... Read Morethin BMI and lose 30 pounds I think it would still be OK. Definitely seems a bit delicate, but not for a mid layer if you put a hard shell over it. It does seem as warm as down (warmer?) for sure, so not sure how many layers your going to need. A wool Henley, a Synchilla fleece and this and your good to below 30F if your moving around. Above that maybe skip the fleece. It's almost too warm to layer! (That's like having too much money...) But it packs so small and it's so light you will bring it anyway. The only real consideration is protecting it with some kind of shell for scrambles through the brambles. Seriously the best jacket of this kind I've ever seen.
Super lightweight and warm
Thin and extremely lightweight yet warm enough to wear with just a t-shirt down to low 40s. It's water repellent but during heavy rain feels damp underneath. The cuffs are not water repellent and it's a little annoying they stay wet (like when washing hands) for a little while. It's expensive but very high quality workmanship and mat... Read Moreerials. I got the Dolomite Blue with green trim which looks great, but I still wish they offered more snappy color choices. Also wish it were made in the U.S. but at least they try to ensure ethical labor practices.
Good ultralight synthetic insulation layer
I bought the Micro Puff when it was first released and have used it for one year. 5'10", 155 lbs athletic build, and as with all Patagonia stuff the size M is right on. I needed an ultralight synthetic insulation jacket for ski touring, hunting, and campus in Western Montana. That's what I got. This jacket is minimalist in concept, a... Read Morend so has no chest pocket or adjustment mechanism at the hem, cuff or hood. I mostly like the simplicity. It does indeed save not only on weight but also on packability: when stuffed into it's pocket for storage, this thing is a little shorter and little fatter than a 32 oz Nalgene, and is featherweight. The PlumaFill is warm but you extract the most BTU's out of this jacket when you don't layer excessively. Like a sleeping bag, it needs air space to create and maintain warmth. Whenever I can, I wear it with short sleeves and maybe a light vest underneath, or at most a 150 weight merino baselayer. If you layer excessively, the insulation gets compressed and there's no air space for warmth, and it becomes useless at that point. Plus, the material feels good against the skin. So, if you're looking for a lighter puffy to throw on over a bulky button down around town, this probably isn't it. I ripped the shell material, as happens with these kinds of jackets, and repaired with black GoreTex adhesive-backed patches, and it's good to go. My main complaint is the hem. While I understand the omission of a drawcord and toggles for weight saving and simplicty, it's just a bit too tight, and I feel like it's always kind of grabby and riding up. At any rate, overall a great jacket for it's intended purpose, and I'll be curious to see if they tweak it all over time.
I purchased this coat for my 24 year old son. He loves it! He is 5'10 tall and weighs around 160 lbs. He normally wears a size medium. This coat fits him perfectly, the snugness around the waist and wrists is not constricting , he can move easily. He said that the coat holds the heat because of the snug fit at the waist and wrists. No cold air... Read More enters. The temperature here in Montana has been down in the 20's. It's his favorite coat to wear. The black color shines but is not blinding. The new stitching style is eye catching and new. He said the coat does not ride up as other reviews have mentioned.