Originally Posted by Best Budz
Anyone have any experience with the Shroud of Purin jacket?
I just found this thread, and I'll try to weigh in when I can. Full disclosure: I worked at Nau for the first two years of the co., up until they went out of biz/got bought by Horny Toad. I have only good things to say about it all, but I'm well aware that some of the clothes had/have issues.
RE: Shroud of Purin jacket. This piece is a great urban shell, and good front-country piece (resort area skiing). The fabric is insanely soft on the interior, and sheds water/snow well. The SOP fabric is really awesome. Not truly waterproof, but very resistant. Fairly typical Nau fit, w/ longer slimmer sleeves, and a fitted body, with room for light layers, but not bulky sweaters, etc. Also, if you have large biceps ,the upper arm might be quite snug on you. The high collar rocks. My pet peeve is the hem is a little wide for the overall cut of the body, and it lacks a drawcord to snug it in. It's not a huge deal, but it's a weak spot. The newer SOP Hoody addresses this. I've tried the hoody on, but do not own.
Due to my previous time there, I own almost every jacket in the line, w/ the exception of some of the most recent releases (SOP Hoody, Rebound), and can comment on them fit-wise as well as performance-wise. I'll chime in more if/when people post more questions I can help with.
Zissou already got the most recent promo up in this thread, so that's what's up right now for deals.