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Patagonia Nano-Air™ Hoody
The Nano-Air Hoody is Patagoina’s game-changing all-weather insulated jacket. Stretchy, insulated and lightly waterproofed, this is a jacket designed to be worn all day, whether you’re powering up a mountain or taking in the view at the top. Made with top-of-the-range synthetic materials (including warm-when-wet insulation) the Nano-Air Hoody is one of the most breathable items on the market today and coupled with the stretch cuffs, hood and harness compatible pockets, it’s a wardrobe staple for any keen climber, skier or outdoor enthusiast. You’ll never have to layer up or down again.
|MATERIAL||Shell: 100% nylon ripstop. Lining: 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 insulation.|
|AVERAGE WEIGHT||385 g|
Patagonia’s revolutionary FullRange insulation is designed to keep you warm when it’s cold and keep you cool when you’re working hard, without having to constantly adjust your layers. First used in the Nano-Air series, this lightweight polyester insulation is engineered with four-way stretch, so it moves with your body and maintains its structure well. It’s also highly breathable which is what allows it to regulate your body temperature so efficiently over a range of stop-start activities.
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 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.
Patagonia’s Environmentally Friendly Business Plan
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.
It all started after the opening of the first Patagonia store; chemicals used in the farming of the cotton started to give the shop staff headaches, so they developed fleeces made from recycled plastic bottles and started to use exclusively organic cotton. As the time’s gone on, Patagonia have implemented a traceable down program, use responsibly sourced merino and Bluesign approved materials. The recycled materials they work with are even more impressive: cotton, nylon, polyester, down and wool, as well as making use of natural materials such as hemp and undyed cashmere.
Aswell as making use of the best possible materials and production methods, Patagonia also make sure everyone of their employees is treated fairly, from the shop floor to factories all over the world. They also donate a percentage of their yearly profits to environmental initiatives and community projects across the world.
3 product reviews
I picked up my first nano-air jacket a litte over one and a half years ago to join with me on a trip to the Monte Rosa massif. It was the hoodless version. I immediately fell in love with it and I've used it for alpine climbing, ice climbing, rock climbing, wintertrekking/snowshoeing & even a full month trek in Nepal since then, but I just as well use it in every day life! As I write this review, that same jacket is still in superb condition with minor wear & tear despite the use and abuse. I did slightly miss a hood though... So as I ordered some other gear with EpicTV, I saw this hoody-version and I just had to pick it up, knowing that it will serve me just as well for years to come. I can't wait to take it ice-climbing in 2 months time... in fact, can't we just go now??!
Some actual reviewing: this jacket is warm when it needs to be while at the same time being light & breathable during "excercise". The DWR is, as the name suggests, very durable and so is the fabric. Chamonix granite has nothing on this thing! It's basically the jacket that you forget you're wearing until you look at it and think "oh yeah, right!". Love it!
maybe some helpful sizing info: I'm 1.86 m, I have a normal body type and size M is ideal for me. This counts for all Patagonia upper body clothing in fact!
Super comfortable, lightweight and great insulation. Pretty tight/athletic fit so be aware! Compared to Patagonia T-shirts and hoodie I had to go one size up.
The title of my review says it all, this jacket is simply awesome. It is really warm, light, breathes very well and looks cool :)