The Belay Jacket is a functional insulated jacket from Keela. Super light, super packable and super warm, the Belay is the perfect companion for missions into the hills at any time of the year. Using Primaloft which is not as susceptible to saturation with water, this jacket is ideal for keeping you warm in damp conditions. Perfect for everything from tramping to winter mountaineering, and its not so fat that you can’t fit it under a shell. Velcro cuffs and lycra binding on the waist hem keep the drafts out, and a soft wicking fabric keeps the neck lining and front pockets warm. The garment cut is basic but it is otherwise awesome value for money and a garment that will give you years of comfort.
Belay Pro Jacket
£99.95 inc VAT
The Belay Pro makes a great winter jacket; with the Primaloft® fill providing lots of warmth without the weight.
It can be used as a mid layer to provide extra warmth, or an outer layer to throw on over your other layers when you stop for a break or it gets colder.
If you need warmth that can be easily packed away ready to be pulled out when needed, the Belay Pro is the jacket for you.
Warm while Wet
Unlike down, the unique Primaloft insulation keeps working even when wet, so you don’t need to worry about getting caught in a downpour
Warmth without Weight
Primaloft insulation gives a high level of warmth, but without having to carry around lots of extra weight
The lightweight filling means the Belay can be squashed down – perfect for shoving in a bag for use when needed
- Water/wind resistant
- One handed drawcord adjustable neck baffle
- Two zipped hip pockets
- Left hand side inner pocket
- Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
- Scooped Back
- Two way main zip with inner stormflap
- One handed drawcord adjustable hem
- NOTE – we are currently phasing out the ‘Keela’ embroidery on the front of the jacket for all colours. There is no embroidery on the green or navy colours, and may not be embroidery on other colours. If you specifically want (or do not want) embroidery please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before ordering and the team will assist in checking for you.
Keela have a reputation for knocking out no fuss products that do the job well at competitive prices and this is a perfect example of that. Lightweight, small packsize with highly respected Primaloft insulation. There are two fleece lined handwarmer pockets, inner ziped pocket, elasticated hem, high neck with fleece collar. Good cut and fit with no restriction of movement. Velcro adjustable cuffs. We’re sitting here thinking of a reason why we shouldn’t buy it…no can’t think of one.In a line: Competitively priced. Spot on performance.
The Belay Jacket is without doubt on of the best garments produced by Keela. It was perhaps the most versatile, useful and most worn item of Keela clothing worn on the month long expedition. It was worn everyday and it even sufficed as the main outer garment at over 5500m on a remote and chilling glacier. It also proved useful as a night time pillow. On the summit day it was used as part of the mid layer system along with the Summit Top and the Munro Jacket. In complete contrast we wore it travelling to Nepal because it looked smart and was very versatile as a travelling garment. By the end of the expedition the Belay Jacket was in need of a wash but was completely undamaged and showed no signs of the extensive use it received on the expedition. An extremely durable, light and unbelievably warm jacket; even keeping us very comfortable at 550m on a remote and cold Himalayan Glacier. Following a hand wash the Belay Jacket looks as good as new.
Alps:- Worn for 10 days in French Alps Aug/Sept, on Via Ferrata, Alpine grade AD Ground and for Rock Climbing. Also worn by Damon on Kilimanjaro up to 5895m – 19,340 feet in Sept/Oct. Simple robust design, giving good warmth to weight ratio. Very warm when stood around. Overall – A warm comfortable jacket, giving a good feeling of security knowing it’s in your rucksack if required. Damon used as his insulating layer on Kilimanjaro for 3 successive ascents in minus 10 degrees with only a Keela T-shirt and fleece mid layer under it and loved the ease and simplicity of this functional lightweight layering system. It even stood up to the local laundry service in Tanzania. A great synthetic insulating jacket that will be our first choice for wet or cold days at moderate altitude
After moaning about my cold commutes I received two emails from readers who both suggested the same thermal jacket from Keela, as they’re used by mountain rescue teams. And I’m thankful they did because the Belay Pro quickly became my go-to thermal and the only mid-layer I wear for my commute and road testing duties. It’s incredibly light and packs up small in my bag, but most importantly it compresses under my outer jacket so it’s super-comfortable and incredibly warm. It’s also water-resistant so I can wear the jacket on its own when I’m walking about. And it’s wind-resistant too, which does away with the need for extra layers.
Belay is a perfect garment for those that may have to be static for some time and then highly active requiring freedom of movement. Jacket has a scoop hem to protect lower back and kidneys. High collar and loose fit allows movement.
I found that pulling on the Belay Pro was much akin to climbing into a sleeping bag. Leaning into the driving winds of Dartmoor, the jacket conjured up that same feeling of snug sanctuary – except that rather than snuggling down into sleep, I was equipped to head out onto the cold and lonely moors. Not only equipped, but actively wanting to venture out – and there’s the sign of a good jacket; it edged me out there. The Belay Pro is filled with with a synthetic down called Primaloft which has the distinct advantage over natural down of staying warm even when wet. Synthetic down doesn’t always feel as cosy as the ‘real’ stuff, but I had no complaints on that front. I was also impressed with its weatherproofing.