Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket For Men is insulated and incredibly breathable, very stretchy and comfortable. This is an innovative combination of warmth and breathability, suitable even for the most aerobic outdoor activities.
Key features & benefits
- Incredibly breathable.
- Very comfortable.
- Great insulation.
- Very lightweight.
- It holds the warmth even if it gets wet.
As already pointed out above, this is a jacket built of incredibly advanced lightweight and breathable materials. With the weight of only 354 g (12.5 oz), this is a jacket with 60 grams of insulation, and it is still exceptionally stretchy.
Both shell and the insulation are stretchy and with DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The external fabric is 20D lightweight nylon ripstop. The jacket offers temperature regulation and full freedom of movement for a range of activities in cool and cold weather conditions.
Although it is with insulation (they use a very descriptive phrase ‘warm-when-wet insulation, based on their FullRange technology), the jacket is not so bulky and it is perfect as a mid layer under a rain shell jacket. In such a combination this is a piece which will protect you even in harsh winter conditions.
I have seen a user describing it as ‘never too warm and never too cold, always just right’. This nicely summarizes the features of this jacket.
The jacket is with a full center-front zipper which has an internal draft flap and a zipper garage. On the cuffs, you have stretch binding; well everything is so stretchy in this jacket. On the hem, you have dual adjustment drawcords.
The fit is a bit slim but the jacket allows for lightweight and midweight layering, in particular in view of its stretchy character. Bear in mind that the jacket itself is meant to be a mid layer under a shell jacket.
There are 11 colors on the Patagonia site but only a few are available on Amazon at the moment of writing this text.
Note that there exist also hooded and vest versions shown below, with all other features nearly the same.
The claimed breathability of the Patagonia Nano-Air pieces is 40 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is a lot in view of its outer layer which is very water resistant as well. Presently, it is unlikely to find something that could match such a combination of features available in this jacket.
There are three low-profile external zippered pockets, two above-harness handwarmer pockets on the side and one left-chest pocket.
Here is a short promotion video by Patagonia about their Nano-Air jacket, please have a look:
Who is it for
The Nano Air jacket is ideal for any outdoor activity in cool or cold weather, as well as for hanging around the house or for the town use.
What it does not offer
This jacket is a soft-shell type, neither waterproof nor windproof. For such needs, you will use it with any shell jacket. This is an insulation jacket in full sense, but bear in mind it is exceptionally breathable and this does not go well with warmth.
In spite of its soft external fabric, water beads up and rolls off it incredibly well. It holds that way for several minutes even in a strong rain.
Pros and Cons
My summary is as follows:
At the moment of writing this text, the price is in the range $240 – $270. But this is a popular jacket in spite of this.
The fit as expected statistics for this jacket is excellent and reviews by customers are exceptionally positive. See my own rating below:
Rating breakdown of the Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket For Men
- Weight: 354 g (12.5 oz).
– Shell: 1.3-oz 20D 100% nylon ripstop.
– Lining: 2-oz 50D 100% nylon plain weave.
- Both shell and lining with mechanical stretch and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
- Insulation: 60-g FullRange 100% polyester stretch.
- Center-front zipper has wicking interior storm flap and zipper garage at the chin.
- Stretch binding at the cuffs and a dual-adjustable drawcord hem.
- Unprecedented air permeability (40-CFM).
- Iconic Nano Puff brick quilting in the side panels.
- Two handwarmer zippered pockets.
- Left chest zippered pocket.
In summary, to stress again that the Patagonia Nano-Air jacket for men is warm and exceptionally breathable, an excellent tool for cold weather use and as a mid layer with any rain shell jacket. You can see many of these rain jackets presented in the site, including some from Patagonia, like the Torrentshell jacket for men and for women.
The price of the Nano-Air jacket is steep but it corresponds to its value, you can be sure about it. I can fully recommend this jacket. You might want to compare this jacket with yet another great model from the same brand, the Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody for men.
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