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Randygoat: a transitional, signature performance collection

— By: The Team at Nau

Our Randygoat concept came about during a product brainstorm. We couldn’t bring ourselves to produce just another polyester fleece garment. Instead, we thought what could be “fleece-like?” Naturally, we looked to wool. Wool has long been considered nature’s best performance fiber. Durable and resilient, wool resists wrinkling and soiling, retains its shape and absorbs moisture for ultimate thermoregulation in any environment—keeping you warm in cold conditions and cool in hot conditions. (And our wool is sourced through responsible, long-term partners to ensure farmers follow non-mulesed growing practices.) We backed our wool base with a brushed recycled polyester—which wicks moisture to the outside for dry comfort and cozy warmth against your skin. And so Randygoat was born. Warm, soft, washable—and beautiful.

Any of our Randygoat styles are an excellent choice for travel. They’re comfortable, wrinkle-resistant, moisture- and odor-resistant and versatile.

A lightweight, stretch iteration: Randygoat Lite

Introduced last Fall, Randygoat Lite is a refined take on the classic waffle. Featuring a merino wool and recycled polyester blend, this knit’s unique pattern provides warmth through double layered fabric, adding performance stretch while maintaining high breathability in its ribbed channels. Through push-pull design, recycled poly is able to do its wicking thing; yielding dry, lightweight warmth in next-to-skin styles.

The men’s Randygoat Lite henley is made from merino and recycled poly/poly blend, and features a contrast woven chest pocket.

Two years later, based on the popularity of the Randygoat, we’ve built out to a full Randygoat Collection to create several multi-functional iterations, featuring merino wool and, eventually, recycled wool.  Our original Randygoat collection is the go-to layer for cooler conditions and offered in the Fall and Winter seasons. Notably breathable and moisture-wicking for such a warm layer, the collection comprises some of our best-sellers.

New for Fall: Randygoat Shearling

New for Fall 2018 we are excited to debut the Randygoat Shearling. This is shearling fleece with a sustainable edge.  Our recycled wool—which comes from pre- and post-consumer waste that is sorted, shredded and respun into yarn in France—was perfect to use for this lush, lofty high-pile fabric used in a hooded zip-up for women and one for men.

Browse the entire Randygoat Collection available this fall.