Keela is a Scottish company and was founded some 25 years ago on the east coast in Fife. I have tested a few Keela products and I like the latest, the Keela Talus Primaloft jacket.It’s a good solution for mid or outer layer wear depending on the temperature and season.
- Flylite Ultra fabric with added Cordura ripstop for strength without weight.
- 60g Primaloft Gold insulation for warmth
- Stretchy fleece softshell side panels for increased ease of movement
- Water resistance
- Attached hood with technical malleable peak and volume adjuster
- Chest pocket
- Two body pockets
- Articulated sleeves
- Elasticated Cuffs
- 2-way zip with inner storm flap
- Adjustable shockcord at hem and hood
- Inner chest pocket
- Four colours for male and sizes XS to 3XL.
- Four colours for female and sizes UK8 to UK20.
- Weight: 600g for male and 460g average for female jacket
- Price: £139.95.
- See Keela.
My thoughts: Keela Talus Primaloft jacket
The fit is really nice. I have the women’s UK10 and I would say it is a generous fit but it’s not too neat, nor too loose.
The stretchy section down the sides and under the arms provides a great freedom of movement.
It’s a great design with the weightier Primaloft insulation where you need it, in the body and arms, while other areas have lighter weight fabric. This means the jacket is warm but no heavier than it needs to be.
I have worn the jacket in different temperatures – deliberately wearing it on colder evenings – and I like the warmth to weight ratio.
This is not a jacket with the best weight to warmth rating that I have owned but for the price it’s good.
Primaloft insulation is also synthetic so it works to keep you warm even when its wet. Note: The water resistant treatment will keep out light rain but heavy Scottish style rain will soak through. Even when this happens, synthetic fill will keep you warm-isa, while down gets soaked through and cold.
The outer fabric looks and feels robust. It’s quite shiny so some people might not be so keen on the look but I really like it. The look is smart but practical. I have the purple jacket and it’s a great colour.
Other nice features include the fleecy inner to the stretch fabric sides. These are soft and cosy. The hand pockets also have fleece inners, too. This feels great against bare skin and also makes the pockets feel cosier when it’s chillier.
The hood is great for extra warmth and is easily adjustable. I like the bendy (malleable) peak.
The features list the zip as two way but this is not the case with my jacket. That is odd.
This is a jacket that I will wear when I’m out and about, taking the dog for a walk or going to the pub, as well as an item for packing in my walking rucksack.