Every year, we test as many insulated jackets as we can get our hands on in an attempt to identify the best. For two years running, the honor went to Patagonia’s Micro Puff. This year though, that jacket lost the throne to none other than its younger brother, the Macro Puff. And for the first time that we’ve seen, it’s on sale for 50 percent off.
The quality that sets both jackets apart is PlumaFill, a synthetic insulation proprietary to Patagonia that expertly mimics the lightness and warmth of down. The primary difference between the two coats is that the Macro Puff has more of it, making it warmer. It also comes in a slightly longer fit, which imparts a more casual look. Together, these qualities make an already-great insulated jacket even better, whether you’re in town or high up on a mountain.
Note: the sale currently applies to two colorways, Balkan Blue and Oxide Red. Most sizes are still available, but not for long.
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Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.
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