Keela Falkland Country Jacket

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Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, birdwatchers, nature photographers, and survival experts, the Keela Falkland Country Jacket takes advantage of the incredible natural properties of Ventile® to produce a weatherproof and...

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Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, birdwatchers, nature photographers, and survival experts, the Keela Falkland Country Jacket takes advantage of the incredible natural properties of Ventile® to produce a weatherproof and highly durable field jacket that will provide many years of reliable service.

Originally designed in the UK, Ventile® is densely woven from 100% cotton using the world’s finest long-staple fiber.

Ventile® is not coated or laminated yet the combination of the dense weave and the swelling properties of the fibers when wet provide excellent weatherproofing.
It is an entirely natural product that offers a unique level of comfort, look and feel as well as being windproof, highly breathable, very durable and quiet.

Ventile® fabrics are used in some of the world’s finest outerwear performance garments and have military, medical and workwear applications. What’s more, they look great!

The long pedigree of the fabric goes back as far as the late 1930s. With war looming, the British government thought that there would be a shortage of flax that was used in those days for fire hoses and water buckets. An alternative was required and research was commenced into the use of cotton, woven in such a way as to keep water in! And it worked.

The requirements for research though changed during World War II. Britain depended upon convoys carrying vital supplies, but our Russian convoys across the Arctic Ocean were particularly susceptible to attack from submarines and long-range bombers. Home-based RAF fighter escort cover was impossible because of distance.

So, Winston Churchill promoted the concept of catapulting expendable Hurricane aircraft from the decks of merchant ships to provide local cover. There was no means of landing back on the deck. The pilot had the choice of ditching the aircraft or bailing out into the sea. There was no problem in spotting the pilots who had signals and lights, but the water was so cold that life expectancy was only a few minutes. Most died from exposure.

There was an urgent need for a new, protective clothing fabric that would be comfortable in the cockpit under combat conditions and that would also keep a pilot warm and dry in the sea. After many trials, the scientists at the Shirley Institute in Manchester U.K. developed the fabric called ‘Ventile’. When made into finished garments, life expectancy in the sea was extended from a few minutes to 20 minutes and rescue was now a real possibility. 80% of anti-submarine pilots who fell into the sea now survived.
Ventile® fabrics for RAF clothing went into mass production in 1943 and the military association still remains today. Garment designs have changed over the years but you will still find Ventile® suits in modern Tornado jets with the RAF and other NATO airforces.

This Keela Falkland Country Jacket strikes the perfect balance between classic country styling and modern-day design. 

The Keela Falkland Country Jacket is constructed from the same Ventile material which helped conquer Everest.

Benefits:

  • The fabric is quiet with a very little rustle, perfect for blending in with the wildlife.
  • With chest, hip, and side pockets, as well as internal pockets there's plenty of storage space.

Features:

  • Windproof/Waterproof
  • Highly breathable/fast wicking
  • Condensation control
  • Detachable hood with wired peak and volume adjuster
  • Chin guard
  • Two vertical chest pockets
  • Two front hip bellows pockets with storm flaps
  • Two side pockets
  • OS concealed map pocket
  • Articulated sleeve
  • Adjustable cuff with studs
  • Leather bound cuff trim
  • Double storm flaps with snap closure
  • Shockcord with cord locks at hood, waist, and hem
  • Popper strip to hold bottom pocket storm flap open when needed

Price Match Promise

Here at Wylies Outdoor World your business is important to us, we believe in offering our customers the best service we can achieve at the most reasonable price we can manage without "cutting corners"

Unlike many other retailers we purchase the products we sell and use them ourselves over long periods of time to be able to offer you the best advice we possibly can from our own first hand experience using our products in all the weather conditions the UK can throw at us. The cost of purchasing the products, the time invested in testing these products, and all the equipment necessary to film this is covered by your orders through the Wylies Outdoor World website.

With these additional costs in mind we do our very best to be as competitive as possible, without hindering our ability to continue without "cutting corners" in the high level of service you have come to expect from us.

Our postage charges are for NEXT WORKING DAY delivery as standard via DPD upto the weight of 30kg (UK mainland only) FREE for all orders over £100 all shipments are fully insured, tracked with data provided to you so you can track your order with us.       

Our promise to you!  

If you do find any of our products cheaper elsewhere, from a UK based retailer that has the item instock, available for immediate dispatch via a next working day courier service  we will match our competitor's price including the same or comparable courier service shipping costs (UK Mainland Only) and in addition, give you a discount code for your next purchase with us!  

How to claim your price match

If you do find one of our products cheaper on a competitor's website it is easy to claim your price match refund. Simply call us on 01333632273 or message us through our contacts page.  

Please include the following in your email so we can process your Price Match request. 

  • The specific product's name, any variation such as size or colour.
  • A link to the product on the competitors website      
  • Confirm that you are aware that you have checked the competitors next working day courier service cost 
  • We will check the link, confirm that we can honour the price match promise and manually refund you any difference after you have completed your purchase provided your request meets our terms and conditions outlined below    

Terms and Conditions

  • Price match only applies to products purchased online.
  • The competitor must be a UK registered company   
  • The competitor’s product must be identical to the one sold by Wylie's Outdoor World including brand, model, size, colour etc.
  • The product must be in stock, and available for immediate dispatch with the competitor  
  •  We will only price match comparable courier services (Next Working Day)  the service we use as standard
  • The price match promise only applies to brand new products. Returned, Used or reconditioned products are not included 
  • No "Grey Market" goods are covered by our price match promise 
  • Any website pricing errors on either Wylies Outdoor World or the competitor's website are excluded from the price match promise as well as typographical errors, affiliate offers, voucher codes, gift vouchers, and any other media discounts 
  • We do not price match resellers or auction sites such as eBay. Amazon.co.uk, factory outlets, home shopping networks, and liquidation sales are also excluded from the Wylies Outdoor World's price match promise
  • The additional discount offered on your next purchase is offered based on your purchase history with us, the exact amount will be at our discretion, We reward our loyal customers more!
  • Wylies Outdoor World's decision will be final on any claims made under our price match promise
  • We reserve the right to withdraw or refuse our price match promise if we feel we will be at a loss by completing the sale
  •  These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights
  • We reserve the right to withdraw or refuse our price match promise if we feel we will be at a loss by completing the sale
  •  These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights

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Price Match Promise!

Found it cheaper? We will price match and give you 5% off a future order!

Trade Discounts

We offer discounts for Scouts, Forrest Schools & other outdoor activity groups

The Personal Touch

Speak to Wylies Outdoor Worlds owner and chief product tester Drew Wylie directly

What makes us different from other retailers?

We test as much gear as humanly possible on our own trips 4 nights a week, every week... Regardless of the weather! We also offer more free after sale services than any other retailer in the UK such as free training, one to one, tutorials, group meets and product demos, with the cost covered by our sales! When you buy from us rest assured that our recommendations have been used heavily in rain, windy conditions, sleet, snow and of course the 15 degree Scottish summer! Add to your kit, don't replace items that don't stand up to the task!

UK MAINLAND SHIPPING SERVICE

All UK Mainland orders are shipped Next Working Day, Tracked, fully insured, and Signed for via DPD as standard.

Your tracking details are provided via email after we pack up your order.

UK MAINLAND SHIPPING COSTS

UK mainland orders over £100 are FREE Next working day delivery. Orders Under £100 are charged at £5.99 up to the weight of 30kg Next working day delivery

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

We do international shipping on request, please just drop us an email with your

  • Name
  • Full Postage Address
  • Contact Number

We will get right back to you with an exact quote as quickly as we can!

AGE VERIFICATION ITEMS

Due to recent changes in the Laws regarding distance selling of bladed tools, we will require photographic identification prior to dispatching your order if it contains an age-restricted item.

HOW WE DO THIS

After you make your purchase we will send you an automated email with simple but detailed instructions on how to complete this process. Not to worry you don't need to be a computer whiz kid and it only takes a couple of minutes!

NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT NO ORDERS REQUIRING AGE VERIFICATION WILL BE DISPATCHED UNTIL THIS PROCESS IS COMPLETED.