Lynx Multi-Sport Jacket
£79.95 inc VAT
One of our most technical and loved fabrics, the StretchTec advance used in the Lynx softshell gives unrivalled performance.
The softshell acts as a windbreak without overheating, and the robust fabric means it’s capable of taking a few knocks.
The Lynx is designed to work with your body to enhance your performance, and features the largest pit zips in the Keela collection to help you cool down when you are working to your limits.
Made with fabric that can stretch in 4 directions, the Lynx allows the ultimate freedom of movement
The Lynx’s scooped back adds a bit of extra length – perfect for stopping drips when leaning over a bike
Handy zips under the arm can be opened during period of increased activity to help keep you cool
- Water/wind resistant
- Highly breathable
- Neck baffle with soft finish
- Two large zipped chest pockets,backpack compatible
- Adjustable hook and loop cuffs with elastic
- Extra large underarm zipped ventilation from mid arm to hem
- Active cut with scooped back
- Retro reflective piping on pockets for extra visibility
- Full length zip with back stormflap
- Four way stretch fabric
Will Renwick reviews the Keela Stretch softshell jacket and explains why he chose it as a Recommended Buy when he tested nine other options on the market. The fact that this Keela jacket has reflective piping, large vents and no hood suggests to me that this is designed for cyclists, but I think it’s still worth considering for hillwalking. Its medium-thick StretchTec fabric has good resistance to the elements and there are useful features including Velcro cuffs and extra-large handwarmer pockets that can be worn with a hipbelt thanks to the two-way zips.
There are also zipped side vents that run right down each side of the body. These zips also seemed to have good sealing from the rain and the oversized storm flap underneath the main zip gives extra dependability. It’s got a somewhat short cut to it and a slim trim but there’s plenty of room for a warm jacket underneath. I’d like to see a version of this with a hood – it would make for a very versatile option for the hills.
Blurb on the Trail – “well-specced jackets within the reach of most budgets”
The Lynx (men’s) and Liberty (women’s) are no-nonsense, do-exactly-what-they-say-on-the-tin soft shell jackets. They’re on the lighter side of the soft shell spectrum and are aimed at active, fast-moving pursuits or warmer-weather wear. The full-length, mesh-lined ventilation zips, large two-way zipped pockets and adjustable cuffs are all great features, but the big story has to be the price, which puts these well-specced jackets within the reach of most budgets.