Portland, Oregon is known for an outdoorsy spirit coupled with a social consciousness, so it ought not come as a surprise that it's also home to the brand called NAU. Celebrated as designers of sustainable urban and outdoor apparel, NAU puts the chic in . . . well, there's technically no C-H-I-C in down vests and parkas, but you wouldn't know it wearing one of their sleek and functional designs. And NAU doesn't shy away from innovation - with sustainability in mind, they explore cutting-edge new production methods to get the very highest levels of performance out of time-tested materials, and they more often than not create entirely novel treatments and fibers in the process.
A tailored twist to a winter staple creates a down puffy so light and low-profile, it wears like a sweater. Ultra-light, 850-fill down and DWR finish offers all the warmth and protection without the bulk.