This year, a new competitor, the Outdoor Research Uberlayer - Women's waltzed into this review emulating all things Nano Air. It has a similar design, similar face fabrics, with a similar level of breathability. What's more is this jacket is actually much warmer than the Nano Air (which is one of the Air's downfalls). That said, the Nano Air is much lighter than the bulkier Uberlayer and offers better mobility and stretch. This is why it is still our Top Pick for Breathability. Other jackets in the breathable category include the Rab Strata Hoody - Women's and Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody - Women's. However, they don't compare to the style, comfort, and high level of performance that the Nano Air Hoody brings to the table.
Nano Air Jacket - Women's. The Nano Air Jacket retains all the qualities we love about the Nano Air Hoody, but without the bulk of a hood. While having a hood does add extra warmth to your layering system, it can also add a little too much bulk if you already have a layer with a hood. Whichever Nano Air you choose, Patagonia has the right option for you.