£184.95 inc VAT
Designed for Rescue teams and professionals working in challenging conditions, our Stratus Jacket is the perfect choice for anyone looking for reliable, heavy-duty protection in the very worst weather.
Designed for MRT
It’s predecessor was designed directly with rescue teams, and the Stratus carries on this pedigree with MRT-centric features
SDP Condensation Control
Our unique SDP system means you can stay dry inside your jacket, even if you’re fighting through the worst conditions
FULL OF FEATURES
The Stratus has a wide variety of useful features from integral D-rings to concealed pockets, there’s no skimping here!
- Rugged, waterproof and breathable hard shell jacket
- Mountain Rescue Team specific features
- System Dual Protection (SDP) technology
- Generous Explorer Fit allows room for layering
- 3M Reflective highlights for low-light visibility on red colourway
- Fixed hood with volume adjuster and generous peak
- Two-way front zip with double storm flap, gusset and snap closure
- Two chest pockets with zip closures and integral D-rings
- Two hip pockets
- Easy-access forearm pocket – ideal for a ski pass, or if you’re in a rescue team, a pair of medical gloves!
- Secure, concealed OS map pocket
- Concealed media pocket
- Pen loop on red colourway
- Articulated sleeves
- Underarm ventilation zips with double storm flaps
- Adjustable cuff tabs with gussets
- Adjustable shock cord at hem and hood
Howl Bushcraft – “In summary, I’d say the Stratus Jacket is unbelievable for the price point, solidly waterproof and certainly robust with plenty of well thought out features.”
Having become familiar with Keela’s SDP lining from years of wearing their Ventile Smock while delivering wilderness skills courses and canoe trips in Scotland during Spring and Autumn, I rate it highly for its performance in difficult conditions. So when I needed a lighter weight, synthetic mountain shell I had to come to Keela for advice as they’d never let me down before. We were aiming to cross the Cairngorms for a fundraising effort, and Keela was there to support us: Enter the Stratus Shell Jacket.
I wore the Stratus non-stop during our three day crossing the Cairngorms in October, in constant heavy horizontal rain with temperatures ranging from plus 10 to minus 5 with wind chill. Wind speeds maxed out at 60-70mph gusts with 40mph consistent winds for an hour or so at a time. We were at times climbing steep grade-one scrambles, racing over peat bogs, crossing rivers and hiking over munros. I’ve also been wearing this as my primary waterproof layer since receiving it in August, in every wet weather condition I’ve encountered whether hiking, canoeing or during night navigation exercises.
In summary, I’d say the Stratus Jacket is unbelievable for the price point, solidly waterproof and certainly robust with plenty of well thought out features. I’d recommend it for Spring, Autumn and Winter, as it’s warm and windproof. Waterproof and breathable in good measure, a jacket you can count on.
In closing, I wanted to say a huge thank you to Keela for not only providing us with the Stratus Jacket and three Cairn Jackets for our fundraising trip (which in itself is an awesome gesture!) but also for their continued support and encouragement in all our outdoor pursuits.
Grough Magazine – “Given the competitive price, the SDP Status Shell offers very good value and good performance”
The Stratus is a beefy jacket, coming near the top of the weight table in the test, and feels robust.
As with many Keela products, you get a lot for your money, and the jacket has lots of touches that help keep the walker comfortable on the hill.
In use, the Status was certainly one of the warmer jackets and provided good breathability.
The material has a soft but strong feel, and the rustle factor was low.
Keela have incorporated lots of useful little features into the Stratus, which feels at home on the hill in even the most severe conditions, though we found it quite warm for summer use.
Given the competitive price, the SDP Status Shell offers very good value and good performance.
Value for money 8/10
Total score: 81/100