Keela, in case you don’t know of them, are a Scottish outdoor brand that, perhaps most notably, tend to be highly regarded amongst the UK’s mountain rescue teams. That should tell you enough about the reliability, functionality and durability of their kit.
Here at Outdoors Magic, we’ve been using their waterproof and insulated garments for over a decade now and there are two things that we’ve come to know the brand for. First of all, it’s innovation; Keela really seem to think outside the box compared to other brands. Secondly, it’s in value; their kit tends to be quite reasonably priced for what you get, especially compared to some of its competitors. Do both those things hold true for the Keela Pinnacle then?
Who Is The Keela Pinnacle For?
This is a three-layer waterproof jacket that has the look, feel and performance that you’d expect from a Gore-tex jacket, only it uses Keela’s proprietary Aquaflex Extreme fabric. This offers a high level of protection, good moisture vapour management and it’s also very durable too.
From our experience using it, we’d call it your three-season work horse. It’s the kind of jacket that will come in handy for anything from alpine climbing and graded scrambling through to hillwalking and just day-to-day use. We’d say it can even serve as an option to wear for winter hillwalking too, though for the worst of conditions you’d probably be better off looking at the Keela Munro.
This has lots of climber-friendly features and features to make life easier when on a hill in rough conditions. It has a two-way zip, for instance, so that you can throw it on when you’re wearing a climbing harness, it has underarm vents, a fully adjustable helmet-friendly hood and glove friendly cuffs and zipper tabs. It also has two handwarmer pockets and two napoleon pockets too.These will all easily swallow a map that’s folded in half.