My first thought after I bought the Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket designed for wet climate was, “This appears tremendous sharp!” adopted by, “I can’t wait to do this out!” Cue consecutive weeks of sunshine…
Usually I’d be stoked with a number of weeks of good climate however that made it a bit difficult to check the waterproof shell. I needed to get inventive – and I’m happy to report that whether or not beneath a showerhead, a backyard hose and even pelted by water balloons the Keb Eco-Shell stored me completely dry! The neighbours assume I’m even weirder than earlier than after all…
Lastly the rain confirmed up – time for a real-world take a look at. Over a number of soggy day-hikes to the native waterfalls, this jacket shed rain exceptionally properly and proved it’s sturdiness whereas bushwhacking. So far as wind safety, it did an distinctive job throughout my early morning mountain biking sorties.
The great thing about this jacket is twofold: minimalist design and high quality of construct. I’m a bigger man (6’1’’ and 210 lbs) and located the sizing correct. The additional giant has sufficient room to layer appropriately throughout colder months.
The Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket has a well-fitted hood that leaves sufficient room to put on a helmet comfortably beneath. The hood retains it’s form and adjusts simply. The principle zipper is 2-way, waterproof, and backed by an interior protecting flap. The cuffs match properly and are Velcro-adjustable.
There’s ample storage throughout the two giant chest pockets that embrace interior mesh pockets. There’s additionally a left arm pocket, inner pocket, and two 2-way zip facet vents. The air flow is less complicated to entry than most shells I’ve worn prior to now.
One other remark I’d wish to make is that the Eco-Shell is sort of breathable and has the appropriate stability between light-weight and sturdiness.
I’m fairly happy with the Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket and the one factor to get used to is the entrance pocket placement, excessive up close to the pits. However after a number of weeks you’ll cease unintentionally opening the air flow zips. I’d extremely suggest this jacket as a long-term journey funding!