Keela Stashaway Pro waterproof jacket review£49.95

Multipurpose outerwear

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The Keela Stashaway Pro is designed for multi-activity use, not cycling specifically, and that has pros and cons.

It’s about as good looking as a packable jacket gets, with twin slanted front pockets that help it avoid the ‘rambler’ look, a casual but not too baggy cut and a subtly dropped tail that covers your back on the bike without standing out in the pub.

It’s properly rainproof too, with taped seams and waterproof zips. Keela’s Rainlife 2000 fabric can’t compete with Gore-Tex when it comes to breathability, but that’s unsurprising on a budget jacket and it avoids the ‘boil in the bag’ feel.

It’d be good to see a few vents, or at least a flap at the back to let hot air out. The roomy pockets are useful off the bike – though a bit high to warm your hands in – but in the saddle, the contents hang down and bang around.

Sizing is odd too, with our ‘small’ jacket coming up more like a medium. It’s good for the money though.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

CW has been riding mountain bikes for more than two decades now. He's the first to admit he's not the fittest or most skilful rider on the hill, but that doesn't stop him sweating up the climbs to have a blast on the downhills.
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 189cm/6'2"
  • Weight: 70kg/154lb
  • Waist: 32in/81cm
  • Chest: 40in/102cm
  • Discipline: MTB, commuting
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains and flowing singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Whyte T-129 S SCR, Stanton Sherpa 853, Pinnacle Dolomite 6
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston Old Peculier
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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