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Fjallraven Keb Eco

£450 www.fjallraven.co.uk

The Keb Eco is made from 3 layers of recycled polyester, and the brand say the mono-material helps with recycling at the end of its life. The DWR is PFC free, which will need refreshing with aftercare products but is something that’s easily done. The fit is roomy, and the longer cut works great with a backpack and doesn’t ride up. Pockets are all zipped – 1 inside chest, a lift pass one on the left arm and another two enormous, gusseted Napolean pockets on the outside, which keeps gear accessible and avoid hipbelt straps. The front zip is two way, protected with a storm flap and finished with a popper at the bottom to improve durability, and the hood stays put even in the strongest winds, has a stiffened visor and moves with the head. Ventilation is provided by 2 further ribcage zips. The finish and attention to detail is exceptional, as you’d hope at this price point. In heavy and prolonged rain, the jacket does eventually wet out, but remains comfortable. Weight of my medium is just under 600g.

▶ Verdict: A no compromise, beautifully made waterproof shell.

▶ Best for: Backpacking and expeditions in all weathers.

Review by David Lintern @davidjlintern