January and February prove to be some of the coldest months. To fight the elements, I wanted a jacket that would:
A) Be multifunctional. Sufficient for simply running errands and strong enough to hold up on a hike.
B) Be lightweight. No bulky jackets that are annoying to schlep around.
C) Be form fitting. I don’t want to look like the kid from “A Christmas Story.”
I’m not picky, wink wink.
I settled on the Patagonia Nano Puff® Jacket. It feels like a sleeping bag and weighs as much as a feather.
From Patagonia: Windproof and water-resistant, the full-zip Nano Puff® Jacket is made with warm, incredibly lightweight, highly compressible PrimaLoft® One insulation. Ideal as an insulating layer or outerwear in cold climates.
Wind AND water-resistant are a huge plus. I can put on a t-shirt under the jacket and be fine in 40+ degrees. Your body heats up quite nicely under the insulation. When I’m hiking and it’s a bit cooler, I throw on a simple base layer and I’m set. The jacket also folds up into itself, which is ideal for taking it with you wherever you go.
In truth, the hus actually found this jacket and went on and on about how warm and light it was, so naturally Santa got the hint. Yes, we have matching jackets. But they are different colors:)
What jacket do you bundle up in? Are you a fan of a hoody on a jackets or do you go sans hood?