Nau recently released some fabulous jackets for this Fall and Winter season. I was sent the Decypher Jacket and the Profile Fleece Hoody to review. I love Nau clothing in general so what’s not to love about a couple of stylish Nau jackets?
The Decypher Jacket (pictured above) is a great looking urban style zip front blazer. I felt right at home wearing this all over Los Angeles as well as New York City. I have also been wearing the jacket, along with my twill chin-nos and DZR Shoes, to ride to the coffee shop or bar in San Francisco to meet friends.
The Decypher jacket is made from a 80% recycled polyester, 20% organic cotton blend fabric with DWR finish for repelling water in case you get caught out in the rain. The 100% recycled polyester lined sleeves and half lined body give you extra rain protection and make it really easy to slip the jacket on over a shirt.
The jacket’s rear vent, along with the super tailored, slim-fitting silhouette, cuts out all the bulk while keeping the maneuverability. The two button chest pockets are perfect for storing your phone, money and keys and the back drop in pocket is great for housing your mini u-lock if you are riding to your destination.
The Decypher Jacket comes in two colors and retails for $235.
The Profile Fleece Hoody is a cozy warm fleece that looks more like a stylish soft shell. The hoody is constructed with a plush fleece interior to keep you warm while the smooth, DWR treated Polartec Wind Pro exterior protects you from cold wind and rain.
I am personally not so keen on asymmetrical front zips but this one is well designed so that you don’t get smacked in the face by one collar when the jacket is unzipped. Three zipper pockets give you plenty of secure storage space and the high neck collar snaps shut (with or without the hood up) for extra cold weather protection.
Like all Nau clothing, the Profile Fleece Hoody is nicely tailored so you get the warmth without the feeling of wearing a big bulky sweatshirt or jacket. The fleece hoody comes in three colors and retails for $195.
Bottom Line: If you like stylish, well tailored, urban/outdoor style clothing from a company that focuses on sustainability and helping to make the world a better place, then Nau is for you.
For those of you, like me, with a large ape index, you will be happy to know that you don’t need to purchase a larger body size in order to get the perfect arm length- an absolute key selling point for me and one that not many brands do well.