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Don’t Wait Until It’s Cold to Get Patagonia’s Best New Jacket

We know that it’s still hot out — trust us, it’s sweltering and humid outside our NYC headquarters — and we don’t mean to impart the idea that we’ve had it with summer (we haven’t). But, you need to know about Patagonia’s new jacket. It’s called the Macro Puff, it’s available with a hood and without, and Patagonia quietly added it to its website recently, so it’s now available for purchase.

If you’re wondering why we’re so excited about a cold-weather jacket in the midst of summer, the answer is simple: PlumaFill. What the heck is PlumaFill? It’s the innovative, down-mimicking insulation that’s stuffed inside the Macro Puff; it’s super lightweight yet incredibly warm. It’s the same material that’s inside the Micro Puff, our Editor’s Choice for the best synthetic insulating jacket two years running. The Macro Puff — stay with us with the names here — is like that jacket, except it has more of the filling, which makes it warmer. Patagonia also gave it a slightly longer cut and a roomier fit, so it’s less sporty and perfectly suitable for frigid winters in cities as well as at base camps.

We have a hunch that this will be a popular one, so if you want to get your share of PlumaFill for the winter, we recommend you don’t wait for the first snowflakes to fall.

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