Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket

October 25, 2008

5 years ago it was hard to find people sporting a down jacket. Something about looking fat and the myth of being too bulky? These days "puffies" are popping up all over the place. Marty Mcfly must have really seen into the future on this one. Patagonia brings us the Micro Puff Jacket (also available with a hood which Claire reviewed last month) which combines the uber warm down feathers combined with a lightweight finish. Mountaineering, ice climbing, keeping warm this winter; you name it; the puff is sending warm vibes your way. It may look like there's nothing too it but you're not sacrificing warmth to get that low-bulk love. Looks like this year they did away with the micro lines on the jacket, I thought they gave the jacket a cool edge. At 21 ounces this is going to be ideal for the lightweight junkie. I have had my share of down jackets over the years and I dont see a lot of pieces performing at this velocity. I really don't care for a ton of bulk when I am repelling, traversing, climbing; really any movement of my arms and legs. Being outside is all about being free, why not free up those limbs to stay on top of your game? The Nitty Gritty 21 oz, yeah thats right. 800 down fill European Goose. Double ripstop polyester, 90% recycled of course. BUY NOW: Patagonia Micro Puff Mens Jacket.

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