Women’s Talus Jacket

£139.95 inc VAT

The perfect mid or outer layer. The Talus Jacket features a Flylite Ultra fabric with added Cordura ripstop for strength without weight.  A combination of 60gsm Primaloft Gold insulation for warmth, and stretchy fleece softshell side panels for increased ease of movement, makes the Talus Jacket a great core item for all year round use. It also features a technical fixed hood and malleable peak.

It’s lightweight fill means it’s suitable for all year round use whether as an extra thermal layer in your pack for chilly summer summits to frosty winter days.  It’s water resistant and windproof.

Active fit outdoor clothing

Product weight: 460g
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Benefits

Reduced Bulk

Lower Primaloft insulation in the arms means protection for your body without losing arm movement

Warmth without Weight

Primaloft insulation gives a high level of warmth, without having to carry around lots of extra weight

Warm while Wet

Unlike down, the unique Primaloft insulation keeps working even when wet!

Features

  • Water resistant
  • 60gsm Primaloft Gold fill
  • Attached hood with technical malleable peak and volume adjuster
  • Chest pocket
  • Two body pockets
  • Articulated sleeves
  • Elasticated cuffs
  • Inner storm flap behind main zip
  • Adjustable shockcord at hem and hood
  • Inner chest pocket
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Reviews

It’s almost impossible to find a warm waterproof that you don’t need to layer-up, but Keela has come close with this Primaloft jacket. It’s not waterproof – Keela says water-resistant – but we put it through a thorough shower test, and the shell shed all the water we could throw at it without any seeping through to the lining or – from what we could tell – effect on the loft. A generous filling of ethical and recycled Primaloft (water-resistant, artificial down) and super soft synthetic fleece panels and pockets make it instantly warm. It’s the perfect jacket for spring and autumn.

The Talus is the workhorse of our round-up of the best women’s down jackets and puffer jackets. Its ripstop outer material is far more resistant to tears and scratches than most down jackets (which can often rip at the slightest brush with a thorn) and you can tell this jacket was designed in Scotland, where four seasons in a day are likely – we found it water-resistant enough to put up with sudden rain, and it still offers warmth when damp, and dries quickly.It’s also windproof enough to cut chill, making it a great standalone jacket on warmer days. Flexible, fleece-lined panels run all the way up the inside of the arms and offer great freedom of movement; coupled with a lighter dose of synthetic insulation, these make the Talus ideal for sports.A reinforced peaked hood keeps water and sun out of your eyes and is also compatible with a helmet. The Talus’ fit runs small, and we’d advise going up a size if you want to wear more than a base layer underneath.Keela Talus women’s down jacket review: a hardworking jacket for challenging weather

We love the subtle look of this hooded talus, which is insulated with synthetic insulation (primaloft gold) but doesn’t have the Michelin Man-style that most down mid layers have. The use of primaloft gold insulation, which is effective even if wet, combined with a windproof outer material means this is ideal for use in environments that are open to the elements. The jacket will also still trap in some heat even if you do get caught in a storm. If you’re looking for a mid layer that can work as an outer jacket in most conditions, this is a great pick.

Although generally a 14, I chose the 16 as with a big bum and fairly wide hips, I usually have to go up as much as two dress sizes with jackets. The Keela is a good fit throughout the body including the waist, arms and chest but does fit snugly around my hips.Thanks to the stretchy side panels however, the jacket doesn’t feel at all restrictive and those panels also help to further reduce the bulk of the jacket.Over the past few weeks I’ve found the jacket to be extremely versatile; it packs down to a really small size and on cooler summer walks I’ve found it to provides the ideal extra layer.I’d like to say a big well done to Keela for their colour options. Although I am one of those women who loves pink, and the brighter the better, a lot of outdoorsy ladies really dislike the narrowly gendered colour options often available and many outdoor brands seem to assume all women want bright colours and vibrant prints.The Talus comes in 4 different slightly muted colours, all of which – despite my love of everything bright – I find appealing, so it feels like their colour choices are spot on and will appeal to most.

The pockets (2 on the outside, one on the inside) are all good sizes and the zip pulls are easy to grab and use. The cuffs are gathered slightly to stop wind whooshing up your sleeves, without them being tight and the hood is a good size and is helmet-friendly and easily adjusted.

I really like this jacket and I especially adore the colour! It adds warmth without bulk and protects against rain showers too. On long hikes I tend to get quite warm, so for spring and autumn hikes a lighter jacket like this is perfect for adding enough warmth but without making me overheat.

Although snug on the hips, I do like the fit of this jacket and the way it looks on. The lack of bulk means that on cooler summer walks I’ve found this jacket is ideal. If you like to layer and already have a fully waterproof outer that you like, then the Talus is great for use as a mid-layer in very cold weather.

Camping with Style

Keela is a Scottish company and was founded some 25 years ago on the east coast in Fife. I have tested a few Keela products and I like the latest, the Keela Talus Primaloft jacket. It’s a good solution for mid or outer layer wear depending on the temperature and season.
My thoughts: Keela Talus Primaloft jacket
The fit is really nice. I have the women’s UK10 and I would say it is a generous fit but it’s not too neat, nor too loose.The stretchy section down the sides and under the arms provides a great freedom of movement.It’s a great design with the weightier Primaloft insulation where you need it, in the body and arms, while other areas have lighter weight fabric. This means the jacket is warm but no heavier than it needs to be.

I have worn the jacket in different temperatures – deliberately wearing it on colder evenings – and I like the warmth to weight ratio.

Primaloft insulation is also synthetic so it works to keep you warm even when its wet. Note: The water resistant treatment will keep out light rain but heavy Scottish style rain will soak through. Even when this happens, synthetic fill will keep you warm-isa, while down gets soaked through and cold.

The outer fabric looks and feels robust. It’s quite shiny so some people might not be so keen on the look but I really like it. The look is smart but practical. I have the purple jacket and it’s a great colour.

Other nice features include the fleecy inner to the stretch fabric sides. These are soft and cosy. The hand pockets also have fleece inners, too. This feels great against bare skin and also makes the pockets feel cosier when it’s chillier.

The hood is great for extra warmth and is easily adjustable. I like the bendy (malleable) peak.

The features list the zip as two way but this is not the case with my jacket. That is odd.

This is a jacket that I will wear when I’m out and about, taking the dog for a walk or going to the pub, as well as an item for packing in my walking rucksack.

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