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Keela Saxon Jacket

Keela Saxon Jacket ~ A quick break on the beach where it is good to have something to prevent the chill getting into the muscles on a breezy day [©JG]

The Keela Saxon is a lightweight high visibility jacket suitable for many active sports or just as a lightweight carry offering protection, writes Mike Gormley.


For those times when you are active but need something to offer some protection against the elements, the Keela Saxon Jacket does the job well. It will protect against the odd showers and a cool breeze; actually the Flylite Aqua material is remarkably windproof and waterproof, and provides a significant amount warmth both during and after exercise.

The Keela Saxon is an easy to wear garment when doing active sports [©JG]

I have been wearing this through the later summer months and now as we get into autumn, and it has proved to be invaluable. The great thing is it is super lightweight at only 260 grammes and it will pack away in very little space so is very easy to take with you, even in a pocket. I have mostly worn this jacket when out boating and kayaking and it has been ideal.

My son Angus at the helm and doing a bit of modelling as well ~ at least this time I managed to prevent him for ‘proffing’ my Saxon! [©MG]

This jacket has also been perfect when out biking and in every case, it provided me with a very high level of visibility; mine being the Lime version of the various colours on offer. Especially for cyclists and runners, it is in my mind essential. There are also reflective elements to make it more visible as the light fades.

The hood is large enough to fit over a helmet and is fully adjustable~ note the water resistant front zip is able to fasten up high to protect the face if required [©JG]
The zipped side pockets are just large enough to take a folded OS map so a good size for many things [©JG]
The cuff has plenty of adjustment to enable free air flow or keep the wet and wind out – there is also a thumb loop if required [©JG]

The Saxon comes with a hood, sized to fit over a helmet but adjustable to accommodate all situations. It has useful sized zipped side pockets and a ‘bum pocket’ as favoured by those on two wheels. The back is a scooped, or scalloped, design to keep the lower back protected while active. Thumb loops and hook and loop adjusters keep the cuffs in order when your arms are busy.

The Saxon just keeping the chill out while helping ‘the grand one’ with her basic kayak skills [©JG]

Available in seven sizes, in both Mens and Ladies fit, this is an all-round very handy jacket for the active amongst us and also for lightweight travels, commuting and so on.

[images © Jean or Mike Gormley]


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