Keela Saxon jacket review

Lightweight jacket with some well thought-out features

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £85.00 RRP

Our review

Some nice features plus good waterproof ability and reasonable breathability
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The Keela Saxon jacket is constructed from the brand’s Flylite Aqua fabric. It’s a lightweight shell designed for cycling and running, and Keela claims it is windproof, waterproof and highly breathable.


We tested the small size, which has a relatively slim cut but still has decent length arms and enough room underneath to layer up.

The dropped rear, adjustable hem and cuffs and full-length waterproof zip keep out the worst of the weather out, while letting perspiration escape at an acceptable rate.

We like the large hood too – it fits over a helmet and can be cinched up, which is especially useful for those mid-ride stops when the wind and rain are unrelenting.

The side pockets feature waterproof zips:

Waterproof zips on the side pockets

There are two side pockets and one to the rear, all with the same waterproof zips. Reflective piping on the arms and back is a nice touch too. The Saxon is proving pretty resilient to scuffs and snags so far, which is impressive given its light weight.


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

Product Specifications


Name Saxon jacket (15)
Brand Keela

Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Waterproof Yes
Breathable Yes
Pocket Description 2 zipped hip : zipped back