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The medium hugs my outer shoulders a bit too much for my comfort (especially considering the price). The large fits my shoulders perfectly but there is an insane amount of excessive material in the trunk. I have a slim build and slightly broader shoulders but I don't think of myself as that far out of the norm. Maybe due to my age (45) and c... Read Morehanging body, but I have been consistently disappointed with the fit of Patagonia clothing for the last few years.
Great Tool For The Kit
These are my personal preferences, as everyone is different. I've used the jacket skiing and casual wear in temps ranging from -3 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. I'll start with what I didn't like about the jacket. I prefer a zippered chest pocket, which I find useful when on the mountain or in town. The neck portion is snug and slightly u... Read Morencomfortable when fully zipped and not using the hood. It is still a bit snug while using the hood too. If you're a person who runs super hot, this could still work for you, but be prepared to sweat and find what works for you. Layer lightly, for sure but also don't freeze. Now on to the goods! I highly recommend this one if you're looking for a great alternative to a down jacket. It's super light and warm, dries fast, and layers well. It compacts down reasonably small more than most synthetic pieces. With a few minor adjustments in the neck fit, this is hands down still a bomber piece to have!
I've had this jacket for a few weeks now and it has become my go-to piece for both around town and as a belay jacket for cold days where a heavier jacket (like the Fitz Roy) isn't needed. I was debating between the M and L, but went with the M for around town use. I can layer one other jacket underneath this one but that's about it, ... Read Moreso size up if you're looking at it solely for technical use. Overall a great, warm jacket that I highly recommend.
Very light and very warm!
This is as warm as my old Patagonia jacket, but half the weight, which is awesome. The one thing I would change is that the jacket is high quality (or appears as such), but has a very inexpensive cheap feeling zipper. That's what the consumer touches every time he/she dons the jacket - that needs to be where you accentuate the quality! Just my... Read More opinion. Overall, satisfied. :)
Response from PatagoniaApril 11, 2023
We're glad to hear this one is a winner! Your purchase is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee, so don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team if you have any questions about a repair or return. We'll be happy to discuss all your options!
Needs 2 more things for the perfect climbing outer
Give this an adjustable over the helmet hood and a 2 way main zipper and it's perfect as a 3 season outter most layer when climbing and alpine climbing. No need for me for the tougher shell found on the DAS Light. The micro puff fits better, has an adjustable draw chord, packs down smaller, and I already will always have a shell/wind shirt wit... Read Moreh me. I ultimately returned the micro puff - twice in fact. If they make it with an over the helmet hood, I would buy it immediately. If they made it with an adjustable over the helmet hood and a 2 way front zipper. I would buy it and never let it go. Here's to hoping I don't have to wait too long for this.....
Zip fell apart. Patagonia's warranty is now useless.
this is a great jacket, except that my zipper failed. it came unstitched. i tried to return it under the "ironclad" warranty. i've been a patagonia customer since about 1982 and have had to return some stuff along the way. patagonia has always been incredible about that...until now. now, they offered to fix it, but fixing the zipper ... Read Morewill take 3 months. in 3 months it won't be cold where i live. or, they offered to give me about 30% of the replacement value of the jacket. the premise of patagonia's extremely high prices was great quality with an unbeatable warranty. this jacket is not great quality and patagonia's warranty is now barely average. it's a real shame. they were the gold standard for my whole life.
This is my 4th Micro Puff Hoody and still my favorite jacket. I've owned 3 of the previous version and this review is for the current version. The construction is a huge improvement from the original version. Not a single strand of Pluma Fill was sticking out of the seams. The exterior has a satin like finish. Much better than the shinier vers... Read Moreion. Pluma Oil is nice and compact. Doesn't puff up like the previous "Michelin Man" version. It's as warm as ever and I really like the feel against bare skin when wearing a t-shirt. Props on adding the bottom drawstring. Allows me to trap heat in my core. Previous version was too loose in the lower part and heat escaped. Inner pockets are great for gloves or anything else you want to protect. Two big issues: (1) As others have stated the neck area is too tight. In my case (17" neck) I can barely zip up the jacket past my neck unless I pull up the zipper super hard to get it past my chin. Even then it's so tight it pushes my lower jaw back uncomfortably so this function is useless for me. This is a weird sizing problem that needs to be fixed in production. (2) The main zipper is still sticky. You need to be sure the zipper is straight before trying to either zip it up or down. Any kink in the zipper will meet resistance, not to mention frustration. This was also a major problem in the original version of this jacket which caused the zipper track to separate from the jacket which had me returning 2 of them for replacements. This is why I'm rating the jacket 4 stars although the overall fit is perfect for me. Overall it's a great product and still remains my favorite. Try the jacket on first to verify fit and that the neck closure works for you. Mine were all purchased online as they weren't available in the stores.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 9, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Ed! We truly appreciate your feedback and we will make sure to pass them along to our Product Design Team so they may look into fixing these issues in future seasons.
Fit is ok, but ultimately I need a large tall rather than an XL. Warmth - to me, not enough, about the same as nano puff. Since insulation is only ~20% of the weight, Id prefer something say 20% heavier, but twice as warm, and well differentiated from nano, which is cheaper.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 2, 2023
We're sorry to hear that the fit isn't ideal with this jacket. We recommend returning it to your local Patagonia-owned retail store or you can also use our [online return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) path. Our Micro Puff uses a synthetic insulation that most closely mirrors the qualities of down insulation, so it's a bit warmer and more compressible than our Nano Puff. We hope this helps, but don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any additional questions. We're happy to help!
Super warm and light
Worn it on a few outing so far. I paired it with a wool sweater for a fishing outing in 15 degree weather. It blocked the wind and kept me warm enough to fish. Great for backcountry skiing as well. It is too warm for me to wear on the ascent but great to put in at breaks or transitions. Stayed warm even after being soaked with sweat from the uphill... Read More. Also great to throw over a shirt for cold evenings out in town.
The perfect down jacket?
This jacket is way warmer than it looks, and for its weight. Fits true to size. Im 511 185 pounds with 42in chest and 34 waist and large fits great. if you have a smaller chest/waist, you might be able to go to a medium. Stylish design, and not bulky at all. Ive worn this on the slopes, to the office, and around town. Several compliments on the col... Read Moreor and the cut. Best down jacket Ive owned so far. Another great quality product by Patagonia!
Great fit for a tall and skinny person- good for exercise
Ive had a Nanopuff jacket for some years- the earlier version was not quilted, this version looks better- albeit not quite as warm and that fabric seems not quite as breathable. The fit is superb, plenty sleeve length, nice pockets and hood is sufficient for cold wind
Great Lightweight Travel Jacket
The material is lightweight and very warm for the weight. It's a bit swishy but overall very soft with a dull sheen. My typical use case for this is cotton t-shirt + long sleeved cotton shirt + micro puff. This can keep me comfortable down to about 35 degrees F with mild walking and no wind chill. For reference I have tried the Down Sweater, B... Read Moreetter Sweater, and Nano Air Jacket and the Micro Puff is slightly less warm than all three of those. At 5'11" and 190lbs I am often between M and L with Patagonia and the L would have left more room for layers underneath with slightly long sleeves. I went with M for a more casual, tailored look. Overall very happy with the Micro Puff!
super warm and versatile
have had a prior version and loved the fit, warmth and versatility as an insulated outer layer into mid 20°s. NJ has had a couple single digit polar blasts this winter and under a shell or even a down sweater this has kept me toasty. Liked so much I bought a second.
Obviously this is meant to
Obviously this is meant to fit under a helmet but the face/neck is awkwardly tight to make this garment unwearable unfortunately
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 16, 2023
Hi Chester, thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. If you haven't already done so, please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Just buy it
Fits perfect. I'm 6ft 190. I'm in Phoenix and lows are high 30's mid 40's and I keep warm while working outside. I don't layer to much or I get hot with activity. It is so light it's amazing. Belaying or sitting, wear poly and mid layer. I don't like the feel of bulky jackets and this does the trick. Only one thi... Read Moreng I wish was different-the hood looks bulky as it lays behind your head. Guess there is no where else it can go. I need to buy a no hood Mico puff. ( wife is gonna kill me but hey, she buys purses..lol)
Welcome update to OG Micro Puff
I have one of the original Micro Puff jackets from a decade ago and it was one of my favorite pieces. Synthetic with good DWR was great for the northeast winters. I've been a down guy since moving to Colorado and saw the updated Micro Puff and ordered it because hey it still gets wet here occasionally. Packed it up ski touring yesterday to try... Read More it out and the wind was howling, blowing snow and cold. I was very much surprised how warm and comfortable it kept me during transitions. As warm if not warmer than a similar weight down jacket. Love this jacket, it'll be part of my regular kit from now on.
Love its Warmth-to-Weight ratio! Fabric is a bit fragilee.
Love the high-warmth-to-weight ratio of this hoody! It has been my daily go-to jacket for the last year in Breckenridge CO for my work in an adaptive ski program, mountain hiking in below-freezing temps, late night dog walks. Great fitting hood. Know, however, that the shell fabric is fairly fragile. For some reason, all of my fabric tears are on ... Read Moremy left sleeve and not my right. (?) NOSO patches have become a staple for me for keeping this hoodie in daily use. Recently, the zipper has blown out and I'll be sending this jacket in to Paty Repair for some help. Nevertheless, I love this jacket SO much I am ordering a new one in the meantime & will just keep 2 hoodies in future rotation. Summary: warmest lightweight jacket I have ever owned! Superb fit of the hood, both with and without a helmet. Maybe Patagonia can find a more tear-resistant fabric profile that only adds an ounce or so of weight to the jacket?
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 14, 2023
We appreciate the feedback, Bob! We're sorry to hear of the broken zipper. When you're ready to begin the repair process, click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). If you indicate it on the repair form, we're also happy to patch up any holes.
I love the fit of this jacket. 6ft 2in and 200-210lbs and it is a great outer layer or mid layer when it is super cold. The one thing that prevents me from giving it 5 stars is that it needs a helmet hood and a 2 way front zipper. If it had those things, it would be the best climbing jacket I could think of. I bought the DAS Light as well to try, b... Read Moreut it doesn't have drop pockets, a bottom hem cinch (so makes the jacket almost useless then), and it just doesn't feel as comfy as the micropuff. I think the Micro would be awesome if it kep all of its current features - but added an adjustable helmet hood and 2 way zipper. Nearly free additions and minimal added weight and it is a sure winner. I ended up returning the DAS Light and the Micro puff in hopes that the Micro puff will someday soon have those additions mentioned above so I can buy it and use it for my intended purpose as an outer layer on summer climbs, and as a bonus mid layer in my bellow 0F backcountry trips in MN and greater ranges. I think with that, the DAS Light would be superflous since all of us bring hardy shells for conditions anyways. The micro is almost perfect.
I love my micro puff hoodie
It is light weight, close fitting, warm and a little water repellent. I wear it under a heavy shell on very cold days when working as a ski patroller. When in the back country it is my go to puffy at the top of long climbs. Finally I grab it on all but the coldest days when heading out to work or dinner.
Great Parka but fragile
I've now owned three of these Micro Puff Hoody parkas. They're extremely warm for their weight and stuff incredibly small. I often carry two of them because they weigh less and are just as warm as one larger one. However, there's a price to pay: the material is very fragile. You can pass by a twig in the forest, on your approach, and... Read More the material rips opens and out pours the fill. My first parka has so many NOSO patches on it, I could have bought a new parka for what I spent in patches, but Patagonia no longer makes that bright orange color, which pops in photos. The zipper on my second parka blew out after a 150 days of skiing. Patagonia refunded my purchase price, and I now have bought a third Micro Puff Hoody. The new Sequoia Red color is not as vibrant in photos as the previous red, which for me is important, as I use it in photographs. Bottom line, this is a great parka, but it must be handled with care, and even so, you'll end up patching it.
Super light - Super warm
This hooded jacket is extremely warm for its weight and bulk. The hood fits snug around my head, so a helmet would be worn on top of the garment, and I have room for a base layer or light-weight shirt underneath. That's all that's needed due to the quality of the insulation. If it really cold (below freezing), I add a waterproof shell ove... Read Morertop. This jacket is so comfortable, I sometimes sleep with it on! Additionally, the jacket compresses to an impressively small size. Overall... I love this jacket. It's an excellent product!
Comfortable and warm
I have had this jacket for a few months and have really enjoyed this jacket. It is nice and light, and being able to stuff it inside of itself is a great feature as well. The jacket is super warm, but when paired up with another layer I haven't been cold yet. I live in Minnesota and highly recommend this to anyone who needs a jacket that provi... Read Moredes a lot of warmth and has a good look to it as well.
The best weight to warmth ratio you will ever see!
This thing is so warm for its weight. I am shocked at how it has handled Chicago winter weather. It doesn't fair well below around 25F with just the jacket, but I walk outside alot during the winter months in Illionois and when the temp is in the low 30s this thing kicks ass! I love how it retains its warmth when it gets wet. I would say it ru... Read Morens just a tad small on my 5"11 body but i don't think i would exchange it for a large since it hugs body tight and thats how its designed to be. Cant wait to use it on my fishing trips.
Nice light jacket
I bought this jacket because I wanted something lighter weight and breathable. It's much lighter with similar warmth to the nano puff. Overall really happy with it, except the fit. The arms, shoulders, and chest are great fit, but the mid section/ belly area is excessively baggy. I own a down sweater jacket in same size and it's not like ... Read Morethis.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 19, 2023
Hi Brent, we're sorry to hear about the sizing issue through the torso of your Men's Micro Puff Hoody. Please take advantage of our [free exchanges](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
I was skeptical it would be sufficiently warm because it was so light but I have been more than pleased. With layers it works for me from 55 to 20 on walks, playing golf (great freedom of movement) and dry weather skiing. If it wasnt for Patagonias embracing of the false narrative of anthropogenic climate disaster, l would be completely happy.
I have owned two of these so far.. Great lightweight insulation piece. Only drawback is the zipper which fails after extended use. 200+ days.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 18, 2023
We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about the zipper issues. Your purchases are covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee), so please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service or visit one of our Patagonia-owned retail store locations for a repair or return. We'll be happy to help!
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Very impressive jacket
I've owned this jacket since 2018 and in the past 4 years put it through the wringer. Lots of everyday wear, climbing, and hiking. Pound for pound it is the warmest thing I own and sheds wind amazingly well given how thin it is. I literally can't justify NOT throwing it in my pack for pretty much every climb we go on and its replaced man... Read Morey of my other layers. The hood zipping up over the chin also adds a surprising amount of warmth. Easily fits under helmets. I like it so much that I bought a second one in the same size and when its extra cold just layer the two. It picks up little needle sized holes where a small tuft of insulation will start to come out from abrasion on rocks. I use some of the gear tape Patagonia sells to patch it up and its as good as new.
Warm but not waterproof
The jacket is really nice and warm. However, after wearing it in the rain, I felt the rain water go through the jacket onto my skin once it had penetrated the material. I was disappointed after realizing that it isnt 100% waterproof. The reason why I got this jacket was because I thought it was waterproof and wind proof . Especially considering the... Read More price. Overall, it is a really nice and warm jacket but not fully waterproof. If it were fully waterproof, I would give it 5 stars. However, I give it 4.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 26, 2022
Hi Evan! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the disapointment with the jacket. This piece is water resistant, but not waterproof. We'd encourage you to take a look at some of our [rain jackets](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-waterproof-rain-jackets-vests) if you're interested in a waterproof piece.
Really like the jacket still
Really like the jacket still need to test it in the snow but so far so good. Fits well, very warm for the weight and like the pockets. The only thing is my friends dog ripped the inside pocket - any ideas on how to patch this jacket. The material is fairly strong ,but not super tough so bound to be rips from branches and various activities and woul... Read Mored be good to know Patagonia options to patch.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 22, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, Michael! We are also very sorry to hear about the rip that occurred to your hoody. Please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*bjlfsp*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY2OTE1ODU4MC4xOTEuMC4xNjY5MTU4NTgwLjAuMC4w) at any time so we can get you one of our Tenacious Tape Patch Kits. This way you can get that rip patched up as soon as possible!
What I expected
I have been holding off buying this jacket for the past 2 years. After reading all of the reviews and watching countless videos I pulled the trigger. Its super light, super warm, and very packable. I went with the hooded version for extra protection from the wind and cold in Northern Wi. I will review this again after I have tested it throughout th... Read Moree winter months.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 17, 2022
Thanks for taking the time to send us some feedback. We look forward to your review after you've had a chance to test it out!
Great jacket , But honestly prefer the 1first version of Micro-puff
Love the micro Puff have since the beginning, but honestly prefer the 1first version of the fabric and designs was much more creative than now its totally Classic rectangle design!. Before was like very unic !..
Response from PatagoniaNovember 10, 2022
We're sorry that the new revised design has been a disappointment. Please reach out to our Patagonia-owned store in your area or to our Customer Service team for a return. We'll be happy to help!
Stellar warmth. Wonderful movement.
I purchased this jacket after owning a DAS light for the past couple years and though I was hesitant I really love this jacket. Light and packs small all well keeping me warm. Durability is sacrificed at the weight that arrives with that choice and that something you have to accept. With this in mind, Patagonia has done a stellar job at making it d... Read Moreurable for what it is. I have already gotten a few holes in mine since the start of the season but as expected when climbing Yosemite granite. Only gripe is first few times it took some gentle muscle to pack it into the pocket, but since its been broken in, it stuffs like a charm. Cheers. And it layers incredibly nice under my DAS and DAS light if I need extra warmth.
Very great jacket. I love it. I was between this and the nano puff, but after research went with this. Material seems to be strong despite what some claim. And the jacket is super warm. There are holes that you can see when you hold it up to light though. But I really love this jacket. I also like the pattern. And its a matte finish instead of glos... Read Moresy like previous models.
Great hooded jacket! One flaw for me.
Micro Puff Hoody... Super light, super packable, and warm. I much prefer this tech to the Nano-puff. The new outer fabric is really nice. (Although I didn't hate the old fabric.) It seems more durable and not as shiny. M in this jacket almost fits me. (I'm 6'0, 174, and fit.) Usually I have a problem with Patagonia M in the shoulde... Read Morers/back/arms being too tight, but this fits perfect. However, when zipped up all the way, with the hood down, the collar digs into my chin/throat. I don't have this issue with other Patagonia jackets I've tried in M. (e.g. the new down sweater in M is fine when the collar is zipped all the way up, with the hood down.) Because of this, I had to send it back. Zipping up a winter jacket all the way is crucial for me. Great hoody, otherwise!
Best jacket I own
Just got this jacket and love it so much I bought my wife one as well. Its warm, (tested in an Alaskan wind storm) it stays warm when wet (tested in Alaskan rain storm), and the cabin gold color is awesome. My one bit of feedback is I wish the jacket had more of an active cut to it (Im an athletic 6-6, 210lbs and the xl is a little boxy through the... Read More torso). That being said, The draw string around the waist makes it possible to add a little more shape to the jacket and it fits just fine.
Warm. Soft. Light.
I went out on a limb and purchased this for my fall outfit. I live in northern Maine and it can be quite chilly in the fall. It gets down to 40° and I have no issue wearing this with only a T-shirt or long sleeve shirt underneath. Easy to layer. The material inside is quite soft and the jacket overall is very lightweight. Of course the quality is t... Read Moreop notch with traditional Patagonia sizing.
Must Have! Super light and warm!
I have worn this jacket for 3 seasons now and I just have ordered another one. The first one is still alive and well but has few patches of duct tape on it. It is my primary jacket for ski touring and I rarely break out the heavy puffy unless I am sitting around in the snow for long time. I have used this in temps at around -25c and while lightly m... Read Moreoving around. I love the stash pockets! They fit my 110mm skins. The synthetic nature of the insulation combined with the lightness and the loft of it makes for an amazing combo in the snow where it is inevitable that it gets wet. It packs super small and keeps the loft. Highly recommend this for use in the mountain and for a casual around town stroll!
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