What do you get when you combine people from the biggest fitness and outdoor brands and pair them with sustainable thinking? A collaboration unlike any other.
When Eric Reynolds founded Nau, a sustainable outdoor clothing company, in 2005, he envisioned a brand that would not only cater to active individuals, but also rely on a goal to make an environmental impact.
To carry out this idea, Reynolds recruited individuals from Patagonia, Nike and other brands to combine their talents and create clothing that encompasses Nau’s design philosophy of beauty, performance and sustainability.
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Traveling levies near-constant challenges for the minimalist packer, especially when visiting colder climates. You could go with tech-savvy weather protection—but then you look like you’re in a city solely to be outside, even when you want to museum hop or hit the latest Top Chef-established restaurant. Thankfully, Nau’s dedication to functional fashion-forward apparel continues to provide the perfect sartorial answer. The hybrid approach in the Elimeno-Pea Coat merges naturally insulating, odor-resistant, breathable wool flannel with a poly, weather-proof laminate. The outcome? A stylish peacoat jacket that also armors you from averse elements. The higher-impact areas of the coat, like the shoulders and upper sleeves, are further reinforced with waxed cotton. However it’s the tailor-crafted detailing that keeps it firmly entrenched in a GQ world, from a patterned, cotton inner lining to bound internal seams for a clean finish to its overall slim design. A strong central zip and flip collar keep out the elements, twin zipper hand pockets are deep without becoming black holes, and two internal pockets house your must-have electronics. As you’d expect from a pea coat, it’s not the most packable jacket. The price may seem a bit high,but you’re paying for quality. And if you want proof of Nau’s dedication to the outdoor world, look no further than the sleeve cuffs. They may look a bit overdone, but they’re designed to cover the back of the hand, a bike-friendly detail that makes the Elimino one tester’s go-to jacket for damn near everything, not just travel. If only winter lasted longer….
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