£69.95 – £100.00 inc VAT
The Prosport jacket is fully waterproof and is perfect for outdoor activities come rain or shine.
The 4-way stretch fabric in this men’s jacket offers the ultimate freedom of movement, allowing you to push your limits.
This colourway is discontinued and has limited availability, once it’s gone, it’s gone.
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SDP Condensation Control
Our unique SDP system means you can stay dry inside your jacket, even if you’re fighting through the worst conditions
Handy zips under the arms can be opened during periods of increased activity to help keep you cool and comfortable
Made with fabric that can stretch in 4 directions, the Prosport allows the ultimate freedom of movement
- Highly breathable/wickable
- Condensation control
- Attached hood with peak and volume adjuster
- Two chest pockets with zip closure and storm flaps
- One waterproof zipped chest pocket
- Concealed OS map security pocket
- Adjustable cuff tabs
- Underarm zipped ventilation with double stormflap and hook and loop closure
- Scooped back
- Double stormflap with guttering and snap closure
- Adjustable shockcord at hem and hood
Scottish outdoor clothing manufacturer Keela has built a reputation for producing innovative garments packed full of technology, and quite rightly so.
Established for over 25 years, the Glenrothes-based company specialises in providing a range of clothing and accessories for Police, Fire, Military, Medical and Tactical services around the world. It manufactures its garments right here in the UK, in an ethical and sustainable manner using the best quality materials. Plus, all that technical know-how and innovative design technology for outdoor professionals makes its way into their consumer range, which is great news for outdoor enthusiasts.
With Autumn upon us, it seemed the perfect time to take Keela’s Prosport Advance technical jacket out for a hike in the hills on a very cold late September morning.
First, the design. The jacket is created using a clever 4-way stretch fabric, giving a tailored fit while still offering freedom of movement. This is an outdoor activities jacket in every sense and I found no restriction of movement with or without a rucksack. Plus, it looks fab. In olive green with black zips it really stood out amongst the crowd and I had plenty of admirers.
Admirer: “What make of jacket is that, mate?”
Me: “Ah, Scottish manufacturer that makes clothes for tactical services. If I told you I’d have to kill you.”
You get the idea.
Anyway, back to the design. It’s laden with lovely touches, as you’d expect from Keela, including a scooped back, attached hood with peak and volume adjuster and nice wire rim that moves with your head, adjustable cuffs, double storm flap with guttering and snap closure and adjustable shock cord at the hem and hood. Pockets include two on the chest (which work great with the addition of a rucksack) and waterproofed zipped chest pocket. There’s also a concealed OS map pocket and further little zipped pocket for keys, change, etc, along with underarm zips for dropping heat.
The jacket also benefits from Keela’s unique System Dual Protection, which involves two waterproof, breathable layers that create an air gap protecting against heat loss. The lining features wicking technology which keeps the body temperature even and prevents any condensation from forming on the inside of the jacket. My hike was the perfect setting to try this out in – three hours of solid rain in temperatures just above freezing, followed by a balmy September morning of temperatures reaching 14 degrees. Throughout the trip, the jacket did its job superbly without any rain or moisture build-up. Bravo Keela.
Keela’s Prosport Advance is a well-designed jacket which looks great and performs above expectations. Casual hikers will love it, while the features will also appeal to more extreme outdoor enthusiasts. It’s also versatile enough to take on late spring ski/snowboard expeditions when a heaver jacket would be too warm.
For an all-round, outdoor activities jacket, Keela’s Prosport Advance has it covered.
Keela’s unique System Dual Protection which isn’t new but which I’d not used before. As the name suggests it involves two waterproof/breathable layers, one attached to the outer fabric and one to the free-hanging mesh lining. Keela says the air gap between the two layers protects against heat loss, reducing the need for other layers, and, combined with the wicking properties of the lining, regulates body temperature, minimising overheating when active. This sounds excellent. Does it work? Yes it does... The jacket is certainly warm compared with most waterproofs and on a strenuous hill walk in a stiff breeze I had no condensation inside.
The Prosport Advance is well-designed. Keela hasn’t gone with the trend for exposed watertight zips but stayed with the very efficient double-front flap over a standard zip.
The key feature of Keela’s ProSport Adv Jacket is its waterproofing technology called System Dual Protection, or SDP. Keela says that the standard test method for breathable fabrics is conducted under dry conditions – conditions that in real life are only found in the Sahara Desert.
SDP is intended to be breathable in realistic conditions, both wet and dry. It achieves this by using two membranes with an air gap in between the two: as with double glazing windows, this gap should stop the build up of condensation by preventing cold air from coming into contact with warm air.
This double membrane also increases the jacket’s durability, as the garment will still perform if the outer layer is damaged. As well as the innovative waterproofing system, the jacket has a large hood which adjusts to fit the head well (although you do need to use two hands to make the adjustment). The two main pockets are high to keep them out of the way of a rucksack’s waistband; they’re also mesh lined for added ventilation.
More ventilation comes from mesh-lined zips under the arms, although the mesh stops them opening very far; the two-way main zip, and the Velcro-sleeves have lots of space to be rolled up.
The hem is easy to adjust with one hand; zip pulls are chunky for when you’re wearing gloves, and there’s a large storm flap over the main zip, held in place by Velcro, to keep the rain out at this weak spot.
We test the Keela Prosport Adv to see just how good this well-designed jacket for all-round mountain use really performs on the mountains.
The Prosport Adv jacket uses Keela's 'System Dual Protection' to repel the weather, and as such it's just as well suited to foul conditions in the British hills as it is to winter in the Alps.
The outer fabric features a breathable membrane teamed with a mesh lining that has a high-wicking hydrophilic membrane laminated to it - these two layers of fabric create an 'air gap' providing a natural thermal barrier, protecting against heat loss and reducing the need for bulky layers - The resulting relatively light and loose feel of the Prosport is one of its great features.
Meanwhile the hydrophilic membrane rapidly transports moisture away from the body, keeping you dry and comfortable.
Keela have then incorporated all the major features you need in an outdoor jacket. What you get, then, is a fully-adjustable hood with great peripheral vision, and a high, microfleece lined collar, beneath which sit a zipped internal pocket (big enough for an OS map, incidentally), a small zipped chest pocket and two generously sized zipped hand pockets. There are also pit zips, Velcro adjustable cuffs and an adjustable hem.
All in all the Prosport Adv is a great value, rugged and versatile jacket that you could use year-round in the hills at home and abroad.