Keela Sonic/Prosport 2008

The Keela Sonic/Prosport general-purpose jacket weighs just 644g (men’s L): Blizzard waterproof/ breathable fabric; sonic welding to reduce bulk; rolldown hood; chest pocket just about takes a map; excellent movement in sleeves; excellent hood movement. But you get higher levels of waterproofness and breathability at higher prices; two waist pockets obscured by hipbelts; front zip lacks stormflap.Verdict: The Keela Sonic/Prosport jacket has poor access to waist pockets, which lets down a light jacket with a good hood.

First published in Trail magazine November 2008