Nau Wool Patrol

Nau Wool Patrol

Nau Wool Patrol.     Photo: Courtesy of Nau

We’ve tested (and admired) wool-nylon-blend soft shells in the past, but this is the first waterproof-breathable jacket we’ve seen with wool used on the exterior. While the Patrol Hoody isn’t quite as light or breathable as a top-of-the-line ultralight hard shell like the Westcomb, it’s more weatherproof than you might think and dapper enough for a night out. Water beaded off the DWR-treated wool when biking between coffee shops in a Portland, Oregon, drizzle and again during a downpour while skiing Mount Hood. The waxed-cotton trim is also a nice touch. 1.6lbs

Brand: Nau $395

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