Keela Stashaway Pro waterproof jacket review
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.