Patagonia Nano Storm Jacket

Checked this Patagonia Nano Storm Jacket out but haven’t put it to the test in freezing cold conditions yet.  I try to give testimonials after really abusing the gear in review, but in this case I was so stoked on how well I thought the Nano Storm Jacket would work, figured I’d put it out there for everyone to check out anyway.  If you’ve used the Nano in some burly conditions, please let us know how it worked.

The Nano is a superlight, waterproof, insulated jacket built with PrimaLoft One insulation and an H2No barrier for cold and wet climbing and trekking endeavors.

If cold and wet are on the agenda, pack the Nano Storm Jacket. It pairs top-notch PrimaLoft One insulation with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier, bonded to the nylon ripstop shell with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish, doing double-duty to keep you warm in even the most drenching, frigid conditions.

The fully adjustable, helmet-compatible hood has a laminated visor to help you see through the tempest. The jacket’s cuffs seal with self-fabric hook-and-loop closures, and a dual-adjust drawcord hem cinches tight to keep your heat in. Pockets: two handwarmers, one left chest, one internal (all zippered) and one drop-in.


2.5-layer nylon ripstop with waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish.

Lightweight 60-g PrimaLoft One polyester insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility.

Unique quilt pattern holds insulation in place for durability.

Helmet-compatible, fully-adjustable hood with laminated visor for visibility in bad conditions.

Watertight, coated center-front-zipper.

Self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures and dual-adjust drawcord hem seal out the elements.

Pockets: Two handwarmers; one exterior left chest; one internal zippered pocket, one internal drop-in.

Shell: 2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop, with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier.

Insulation: 60-g PrimaLoft One polyester. Lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester.

Shell and lining have a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish
683 g (24.1 oz).


2.5-layer H2No shell fabrics are waterproof, windproof, breathable and highly packable. They combine a water-repellent shell fabric with our H2No waterproof barrier and a raised pattern on the inside, instead of the full-coverage interior scrim used in 3-layer fabrics. The raised pattern makes 2.5-layer fabric packages lighter and more compressible while still protecting the waterproof barrier.


H2No Barrier is Patagonia’s standard for 100% waterproof and breathable protection in our shell garments. H2No is created by adding a waterproof and breathable laminate or coating to a high performance protective fabric. This fabric package blocks wind and water on the outside while allowing water vapor generated by your body to escape – keeping you warm, dry and comfortable.

Could have used this jacket on some brutally cold surf trips to Ireland and Chile.  Would have been great for camping up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains last winter and for cruising around northern Europe as well.

If you’re interested in purchasing the Men’s Nano Storm Jacket, please consider buying it through Hungry Walrus site links. You’ll get the best price available, and I’ll get a small commission to keep the site moving forward.

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One Response to Patagonia Nano Storm Jacket

  1. I picked up the Nano Storm at the Patagonia Store in Haleiwa – they were kind of laughing at me since it was 80 degrees and sunny out, but I was about to hop a plane to Copenhagen and needed something to weather the frigid conditions. This jacket is perfect for times when it’s around 30-45 degrees in a light drizzle to a hard rain. The key benefit is that it keeps you warm and dry without being bulky, and it folds down to a pretty small compressed ball, making it great for travel. It’s pricey, but I definitely recommend it. Still waiting to put it to the test this winter in Cali if the snow ever comes!

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