This shoft shell jacket from Keela has a good fit in the body and sleeves, but the collar, which is reasonably high, is too tight when fully fastened. The Lycra cuffs are good, and the inner is softer than most. Heavier and bulkier than the winner, the Zenith is another jacket that’s at its best in cooler weather. It’s well-featured with useful pit zips and effective venting pockets, and it withstands a few showers admirably.
Verdict: A warm and weather-resistant jacket that’s best suited to the cooler seasons, when it could also be used as a mid-layer. Good venting makes it ideal for more energetic walking.
Colours: Red and black
Women’s version: Zenita
Contact: 01592 777000; www.keela.co.uk