Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket: The Ultimate Outdoor Travel Jacket

Let’s be honest. Many anglers love wearing matching clothes. It’s weird. For years, everyone wore the same Orvis, then Simms, waist-length, green wading jacket with a large pockets on each breast. Other technical apparel trends have come and gone as well, and there will surely be many more, and we can all expect, as usual, riversides will be covered with fly fishermen in matching garb. Hey, it’s cool to fit in.

What’s cooler: owning the right technical gear for one’s outdoor needs. The Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket is an item that I never pictured myself wearing but has immediately become a go-to piece. Very lightweight, packable to the size of a pea (an exaggeration, but it gets small!), warm, windproof, and highly water resistant, this jacket is incredible and not too costly.

The Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket is perfect as an insulating layer (underneath your standard green wading jacket) in very cold conditions, or the jacket can be worn as your outerwear item.

For eco-freaks such as myself, Patagonia polyester comes from recycles “used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of [their] clothes.” (

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