Nau Shelter - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

STYLE AND PERFORMANCE

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but our testers were unanimous: Thanks to its sleek design and refreshing lack of logos, the Shelter is the best-looking shell in the bunch. And, like nearly everything the eco-conscious, Portland, Oregon–based Nau makes, much of the Shelter is constructed from 100 percent recycled materials. Great, but how does it perform? In the field, it bested a Northern Rockies snowstorm and intermittent rain, and testers praised its extra-long pit zips and easy-to-adjust hood. And while it ain't cheap, consider that the company donates 5 percent of that price tag to a handful of humanitarian charities. 1.1 lb; nau.com

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