Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody Womens
A Hooded version of Patagonia’s popular Nano Puff Jacket, the women’s Nano Puff Hoody includes (you’ve guessed it) a hood to keep your head warm. As one of Patagonia’s most lightweight, versatile and warm insulating jackets, the Nano Puff Hoody is made from DWR-coated recycled polyester and is water-resistant, windproof and insulated with 60g of Primaloft Gold fibres, which stay warm, even when they get wet. Other useful extras include two zip hand-up pockets and an internal zip pocket with carabiner loop that doubles as a stuff sack so you can take it anywhere.
|MATERIALS||Shell and lining: 100% recycled polyester with DWR finish.|
|WARMTH||60g Primaloft Gold|
|POCKETS||Two front zip-up (harness compatible). One chest, zip-up, stuff sack.|
100% Recycled Polyester
Patagonia use plastic bottles, old fleeces and manufacturing waste to make recycled polyester products, and have been since 1993. Polyester is really hard to dispose of cleanly, so recycling it means less waste, less pollution, and less greenhouse gasses than making it from scratch, but the same Patagonia quality and durability. Most of Patagonia’s products contain some form of recycled polyester, make sure you take a look at the Tech Specs to find out which!
Formerly known as Primaloft One, Primaloft Gold is a high quality synthetic alternative to traditional down insulation. Its structure creates millions of pockets of air trapped between its fibers that heat up and insulate you from the cold outside. The synthetic fibres have been engineered to be water repellent, meaning that even when wet they retain their loft and they dry quickly. Primaloft is also hypoallergenic. It is slightly heavier and bulkier than the equivalent amount of down, however due to it’s properties this compromise is worth it, especially if it’s likely that your insulating layer will get wet.
The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish has become almost ubiquitous in the outdoor industry, and the satisfying water beading it provides has become the hallmark of a beautiful jacket. It is not strictly waterproof but will provide protection on it’s own against a light shower; however it does wear off so needs to be topped up from time to time. The DWR stops water from soaking into the outer layer of waterproof fabrics like Gore-Tex meaning they remain breathable and light in even in heavy rain.
Right from the start, Patagonia has been at the forefront of environmentally friendly production, and are still one of the only companies in the world that offer a completely transparent supply chain to anyone who cares to look. They are constantly experimenting and developing new ways to bring us durable and sustainably produced clothing - recycled polyester, organic cotton, traceable down, responsibly sourced merino and undyed cashmere are all common materials in a Patagonia catalogue. As well as using the best materials and production methods for the planet, Patagonia also make sure every one of their employees is treated fairly, from the shop floor to factories all over the world. And they donate a percentage of their yearly profits to environmental initiatives and community projects across the world.
Patagonia Lifetime Warranty
Patagonia offer an ‘Ironclad Warranty’ which means if you’re dissatisfied with the performance of a product at the time of purchase or afterwards, or if it breaks unexpectedly, they will provide a free exchange, refund or repair. They will also repair damage due to wear and tear for a reasonable price, and have a section on their website that teaches you to repair your own clothing, so there is no need to unnecessarily buy new gear.