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Look great, stay dry.
Regardless of where you stand on the whole marriage melee, you'll love the union of big-city fashion and water-resistant tech that is the Nau Men's Riding Jacket. The lines leave your angle-adoring heart aflutter, and the DWR finish won't let you get otter-level wet when you're running from the safety of an awing to the security of cab. Taking another Parisian sojourn to love the lines of Centre G. Pompidou? The textured material means you can pull it straight from a suitcase and look like you just came straight from a tailor.
- Stretch polyester double-weave, 87% recycled polyester
- DWR finish, water resistant
- Sleeve and torso lining, recycled polyester textured taffeta
- Center back vent
- 4-button front
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Great jacket, does the job, looks good
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I bought 2 jackets for bike commuting and when needing to dress things up in rainy Portland. I wear suits for work and have used them that way too.
I bought Cape and Caviar and kept both.
Color: Caviar is more of a blue black then brown black and dressier than Cape. The Cape is a bit more casual and harder to match. W/ wrong outfit it can look like a lab coat vs. sport jacket due to color/fabric
I'm 185, 5' 10" 40R and the large fits well. The sleeves are long, as mentioned. Sleeve length is great for biking, as intended. Sleeves do have a stitch at about the 2nd button from the end of the cuff, making it easy to fold in the sleeve when not on the bike. It looks fine and holds folded in too, except when donning & doffing the jacket. I might add a little Velcro or a snap in the sleeve to fix that.
It is very light and non-insulated, which I wanted for biking. It is just roomy enough to add a layer underneath as needed.
It breathes well, especially biking, better than my biking rain jackets, and in spite of no zipper holds the rain out. The buttons can be hard to button while biking and I fear they won't hold over time. I kind of wish it had a hidden zipper or snaps inside.
It DOES hold out rain really well and so far IS repellent. Water beads on it nicely. So far I have followed washing instructions to keep water repellency and it seems to be working well. I have only washed them twice though so far in 2 months of owning them. The Caviar hides the stains, dirt etc. better than the Cape.
I wish it had a hidden reflective stripe under collar. Might add that.
Interior pocket is a bit tight but holds an iPhone 5 in a case well w/o fear of it flying out on a ride. I wish it had a wider interior pocket for a wallet.
The only real gripe is that the jacket can flip out at the middle vertical seams on the front, instead of at the lapels- it can kind of flip out from the inside, especially w/ stuff in the pockets. Wish it was a true black too.
Overall, a great jacket.