Patagonia Nano Air Hoody
The Patagonia Nano Air Hoody is one of the top product tops on the market for a synthetic jacket that can be worn during a variety of activities under a variety of weather conditions. The jacket can be worn for casual use, aerobic exercise in cooler temperatures and it could also be worn either as an outer layer or mid layer for colder weather activities like skiing or mountain climbing. It is constructed of soft, stretch yet durable material. A key feature of the Nano Air Hoody is and how it keeps one dry from the moment it is put on till the time it is taken off.
- Lightweight design
- Breathable material which keeps moisture out to ensure dryness
- Comfortable to wear under a heavier jacket when needed
- Durable Water Repellant
- Dries quickly
- Soft, flexible and stretchy material
- Over time the material in the jacket may start piling in areas like the armpit or waistline.
- Slimmer fit which does not provide a lot of room for heavy clothes underneath
- Due to the breathability design of the jacket, it does not block wind which causes a lot of air flow through the jacket.
- Lack of a pull string on the hood
The jacket provides full mobility and does not constrict one's movement which makes it a good choice for outdoor aerobic exercises like running, walking, and biking. The material is so mobile it can be worn when hiking, rock climbing or on an alpine adventure.
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A top feature of this jacket is its breathability. If you are climbing, hiking, or running, you can ensure you will stay warm and dry when wearing this jacket. The nylon ripstop outer shell and the weave liner together provide a large range of thermoregulation. Moisture easily moves from the inside of the jacket to the outside without losing heat.
In terms of fit, a medium to shorter individuals will find the torso and arm lengths to be just right because the jacket is on the shorter side than the average jacket. If you are on the taller side, you may find the arm and torso length to be a little shorter then other products on the market. The material is form fitting and stretchy, so if there are some areas you might want to conceal rather accentuate you might want to order a size large than you would normally wear.
When looking at the jacket you may think the four pockets may not hold all the items you may need to put inside but you will be pleasantly surprised. The hand-warming pockets will fit your hand comfortable and the pockets are also big enough to hold a wallet, phone, keys, and even sunglasses. The material of the jacket is stretches and form fitting but the pockets are deep enough to help reduce the appearance of bulkiness when multiple items are in the pockets.
So far, breathability has been a key feature in this product but when it comes to wind resistance, this hoody is not the best option due to the porous fabric. It is designed to allow air flow throughout to prevent moisture build-up to stay dry. Due to his feature, high and cold wind can cut right through the breathable shell leaving you cold. So it would be a good option to have a windbreaker or outer shell is worn over top to help keep warmth in but do not worry the Nano Air will still be breathable as a mid layer and will continue to keep you warm and dry.
-60-gram full range insulation which provides warmth and a finish of durable water repellent to stay dry
-Zipper garage to ensure skin comfort at the chin area
-Two pockets to keep your hands warm along with zippered check pockets
-The pockets are conveniently located for easy access when worn under a harness or backpack.
At first glance the jacket appears to be a lightweight piece may not stand up to colder temperatures but this jacket has 60-gram full range insulation. Yes, this jacket can be worn as a mid layer, but it is designed as an insulated piece for moving in colder temperatures with short breaks like when skiing. This jacket has been tested in a wide range of temperatures and it is found to be a best worn in fall, early winter and spring with temperatures between 30 and 50 degrees. When exposed to temperatures below zero it is best to wear the Nano Air Hoody as a mid layer under a heavy outer shell. Patagonia designed this jacket with both warmth and breathability for the avid outdoor aerobic goer.
One area of concern with the jacket is, some users have experienced piling in common and high usage area like the armpits, chest, bottom hem, pocket area and near the cuffs. Patagonia has been working on improving the quality of the material put into this hoody to ensure piling of material is no longer an issue.
Patagonia focuses on all of their products is durability along with function and repairability if needed. Patagonia also likes to keep their products simple. You will find in the Nano Air Hoody is a simple style but the functions of the jacket are amazing.