Currently Coveting … Nau Urbane II

by bonjourbicycle

I have somewhat of an obsession with outerwear, and — with fall firmly upon us — have been looking at outerwear that’s compatible with bicycling. Earlier, I wrote about capes. Another contender, however, would be Nau’s Urbane II jacket.

nau urbane II

image via Nau

I like that this jacket is designed to be waterproof, yet breathable, functional (the hood apparently fits over a helmet), but also stylish. It would pair well with either pants or a dress. And the asymmetrical buttons and back pleat are particularly nice touches. It’s clear that this was actually designed for women cyclists, and is not just some scaled down version of a man’s jacket.

nau urbane II back

image via Nau 

Sadly, many cycling clothes do not meet this criteria. Sadder still, is that there are no shops around DC that carry this line. Nau seems to be on the right track about what stylish cyclistas want, however, and that is a very good thing.