GEAR REVIEW: Patagonia Changes The Puffy Game YET AGAIN...

GEAR REVIEW: Patagonia Changes The Puffy Game YET AGAIN...

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GEAR REVIEW: Patagonia Changes The Puffy Game YET AGAIN...

The ‘Micro Puff Hoody’ by Patagonia | Cover Photo: Christian Pondella

For decades, synthetic insulation was held in contempt by the most experienced alpine athletes. In the past 5 years, Patagonia has changed that perception and their newest Micro Puff™ Hoody just another mind blower in a long line of innovative products.

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In what they are referring to as their “Lightest, Most Packable Insulated Jacket Ever,” Patagonia has perfected the multi-use puffy jacket… YET AGAIN. The big takeaway from this piece of apparel is its backcountry readiness.

“PlumaFill synthetic insulation and patent-pending construction technique create an ultralight jacket with the best warmth for weight we’ve ever achieved-down or synthetic.” – Patagonia

Not only is packing down the jacket its own pocket a cinch but the average backpacker can save priceless pounds by keeping this as their sole mid-layer. Combine that with a new, patent-pending baffle design and you’ve got what is likely the most anticipated piece of outerwear of the 2017/2018 season.

Find out more here: The Micro Puff™ Hoody

Patagonia’s Claims To Fame:

  • The best warmth-to-weight ratio of any jacket we’ve ever created
  • More compressible than any synthetic jacket we’ve ever made
  • Feels like down
  • Insulates even when wet
  • Shows exceptional resiliency and loft retention after washing
  • Unique construction prevents shifting, clumping or cold spots for the life of the garment
 

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