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.

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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.

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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.

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

Product Specifications

Product

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