Thursday, December 9, 2010

APS Staff Review: Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover

Who doesn't love Patagonia's Nano Puff Pullovers? They're a huge hit here at APS. A few of our staff own a Nano Puff including our store front manager, Mike Lindsley who was happy to provide a short review on his favorite Narwhal Grey Nano!

Now is the time I begin dreaming of snowfall and start embracing the cold weather. I hail from the lake effect Snow Belt of Western New York, so there is a special place in my heart for dressing warm. I wanted to share with you my favorite piece of cold weather apparel, and what I think of as a great Christmas gift for any sailor/outdoorsy person in your life. October through April, my APS family will tell you that my Patagonia Nano Puff rarely leaves my body, it is by far the most versatile, most comfortable piece of clothing I own. I bought the jacket when they were first introduced (Fall09) and have certainly made great use of it, I have used it as a shell and mid layer sailing, skiing, chopping wood, drinking beer, the whole nine yards.

The Nano Puff is made with a Primaloft down fabric that is ultra light and provides excellent heat retention. This jacket acts as a wind blocker, perfect for big boat frostbiting. It is so comfortable under a shell, they slide right on and off because of the smooth fabric, it’s warm and weightless with no bulk. At the same time, it's rugged and warm enough to wear by itself in moderately poor conditions. In case you were wondering it has a DWR (waterproofing) coating on the fabric to prevent the garment from getting soaked, however, I would not replace my rain coat with it.

If you are up in the air about what to get someone for Christmas this year spring for a Nano Puff, I promise it will not disappoint!

Thanks for the review Mike!

1 comment:

  1. Love the Nana puff! Thanks for the write up!