We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Jacket and summarize the results below:
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Warm and extremely lightweight.
- Great for all activities – from backpacking to skiing to climbing.
- Compresses really well.
- Looks stylish for wearing out on the town.
- Better than down – it is just as warm and still retains warmth when wet.
- Weighs less than the Nano Puff.
- Great for backpacking or other trips where every ounce matters.
- Warmer and lighter than the Arcteryx Atom SL
- Warmer and lighter than the Nano Puff.
- Great wind protection.
- The best lightweight mid-layer jacket for backpacking.
- Dries quickly when wet.
- Drop in pockets inside jacket are convenient.
- Nothing on jacket is adjustable, instead there is elastic, but it is shockingly comfortable.
- Jacket is more durable than people claim.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Doesn’t fit as well as the Nano Puff.
- Doesn’t look as stylish as the Nano Puff.
- The fit is a little awkward.
- The torso is wide while the sleeves are narrow.
- The neck collar is too tight.
- Fits differently than the Nano Puff.
- Stitching is not durable.
- Threads and insulation are coming out after only light usage.
- Don’t wear as an outer layer as it is too easily ripped.
- Not very breathable.
- The jacket has the look of a shiny trashbag.
- PlumaFill might be the best synthetic insulation, but the Micro Puff jacket has some limitations.
The Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Jacket is the ultimate mid-layer jacket for weight conscious backpackers. It is incredibly light, warm and packable. However, it suffers from durability issues and some users complain that the fit is awkward.