Keela has long used its unique Dual Protection System to ensure the wearer doesn’t suffer from the build-up of condensation often associated with other systems. The Spectrum is a modern classic winter jacket using this system. It has loads of features including a removable snowskirt. The jacket is a little longer than some and so the two base pockets can be accessed while wearing rucksack belts. You get an external chest pocket that just about takes an OS map, plus two pockets behind the main stormflap. There’s a removable hood with a wired peak and wraparound chinflaps that fits superbly and moves effortlessly with the head. Use this in cold weather and it is ideal in many ways, particular if you are on a tight budget. But the sleeves and hem tend to ride up when you stretch your arms up. The lining adds a little extra warmth and weight to the jacket that is not welcome, although of course you don’t need to carry so much extra insulation if this is your jacket in cold weather.
Verdict A superb price for a jacket with so many features and exceptional condensation control, but it’s very heavy.
Outer Innovation 5 Ripstop
Inner High Wicking ADS Micro Laminate
Fabric waterproofness extremely waterproof
Fabric breathability extremely breathable
Sizes XS-XXL (men’s); 10-20 (women’s)
Weight 1015g (men‘s L)
Made in Sri Lanka
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