Keela Zeus Smock 2009

The Keela Zeus Smock multi-activity jacket uses Rainlife 2000 waterproof and breathable fabric; smock design ideal for biking, climbing, running; huge chest pocket; pit zips aid ventilation; good basic rollaway hood; reflective piping. But 522g (L) is quite heavy; hip pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack belts; higher price brings more waterproof and breathable fabric.

Verdict: The Keela Zeus Smock multi-activity jacket is superb for the price; decent for biking, runs, climbing and hiking but more money brings better performance.

 

First published in Trail magazine November 2009