Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Insulated Jacket – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Insulated Jacket – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 86 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.2 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 180

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Very lightweight and comfortable.
  • Dries quickly.
  • Packs down into a small shape.
  • Great warmth-to-weight ratio.
  • Ideal for layering and very versatile.
  • Quilted pattern holds insulation.
  • More weather-resistant than the Nano Air.

Expert Reviews

  • One of the lightest synthetic insulated jackets.
  • PlumaFill insulation mimics down, but is completely synthetic.
  • Pockets work well, and one has a carabiner loop and can stuff the jacket inside.
  • Inside of the jacket has two drop-in pockets.
  • Hood has elastic to fit snugly to your head.
  • Keeps you warm even when it gets wet.
  • The thin 10D Pertex quantum shell doesn’t stick to skin, and breathes well.
  • The main zipper has a storm flap and zips all the way up to chin.
  • DWR makes light precipitation run off the outside of the jacket, and rids the material of oils.
  • Features YKK zippers with pulls.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Color discrepancies when ordering.
  • Some reports of outside stitching coming loose.
  • The sleeves are sewn in at the elbow rather than the shoulders, altering the fit.
  • Sleeves are tight on the forearms when rolled up for breathability.

Expert Reviews

  • There are only two zippered hand pockets.
  • Doesn’t have an adjustable hood.
  • Very delicate and can rip.
  • Best for 35-50 degrees and won’t replace a cold-weather jacket.


The Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Insulated Jacket for men has an incredible weight-to-warmth ratio for a synthetic jacket. Its thin materials, however, mean this jacket needs to be cared for gently or used solely as a mid-layer.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3.