This waterproof jacket from Keela is cut from a fairly soft, rustle-free fabric, and equipped with a soft mesh lining. The Munro is a comfortable jacket to wear, even over just a base layer. It’s on the big side, but that doesn’t pose too many problems as there’s plenty of adjustment in both the cuffs and hem. It’s an absolute godsend in really nasty weather, but at well over a kilo in weight and quite a size when packed down, it will never be your favourite jacket to carry in better weather. Some good features though, including the hood.
Verdict: If you really need bombproof protection from all the heavens can throw at you, this is the jacket for you. But remember you have to pack it somewhere and carry it sometimes, too.
Colours: Red/black, olive/black, mango/black, black
Sizes: XS-XXL (XXXL planned this winter)
Fabric: System Dual Protection (Innovation 5 outer/ADS laminate inner)
Main features: Rollaway hood with wired peak and volume adjuster, pit zips, chin guard, concealed map pocket, two-way main zip, double storm flap, four zipped pockets
Women’s version: Ladies Spectrum
Contact: 01592 771241; www.keela.co.uk