Product Review: Keela Belay Pro (£79.95)

What’s good about the Keela Belay Pro?

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 tests. 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.

And what’s not?

At £80 it’s pricey for a thermal, but it has become my favourite bit of kit and I haven’t gone anywhere without it this winter, both on and off-the bike making it a great investment.

Time tested

Five months/8000 miles


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