Patagonia releases lightest, most packable jacket in brand history

On Wednesday morning, Patagonia announced the release of their lightest, most packable jacket ever developed, the Micro Puff Hoody ($299).

Patagonia’s newest jacket is the lightest, most packable option from the brand. Photo: Courtesy of Christian Pondella

Just in time for fall, the Micro Puff Hoody combines the best components from down and synthetic insulation and pairs them in one ultralight jacket.

For outdoor enthusiasts who rely on lightweight, packable options to take on their travels, the Micro Puff Hoody weighs in at 9.3 ounces for a men’s medium and 8 ounces for a women’s small.

The women’s Micro Puff Hoody. Photo: Courtesy of Patagonia

The jacket employs PlumaFill, a patent-pending insulation that, according to a press release issued by the brand, “has a unique stabilizing structure featuring strands of heat-trapping ultrafine filaments that offer the warmth and packability of down but with the warm-when-wet performance of synthetics.”

The Micro Puff Hoody features two welted, zippered hand-warmer pockets and a left pocket that doubles as a stuff sack with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop. Photo: Courtesy of Patagonia

“I have been bringing the Micro Puff on almost every mountain endeavor that I’ve been on in the past nine months,” Patagonia alpine climbing ambassador Colin Haley stated in a press release. “This is one of the more exciting new products that Patagonia has come out with and, in my opinion, what makes these jackets special is a warmth-to-weight ratio that is extremely good.”

The Micro Puff Hoody is available at retail and on Patagonia’s website starting Sept. 6.

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