The new cycling jacket by Altura gets tried and tested by OutdoorsRadar
This jacket lives up to its Raceline name with a rather aero fit, especially in the arms. It also has a long, fluro tail that’s just crying out for the question, “does my bum look big in this?”
The extra length not only keeps your lower spine warm, but also boosts rear visibility to drivers, and if the jacket looks better on the bike than off, that’s exactly how it should be.
Three good pockets carry all you need for a long day in the saddle, while the zipped pocket is big enough to swallow a phone.
Different panels of fabric keep the front and arms windproof and water resistant, while the back is more breathable and wonderfully stretchy. In fact, the entire jacket stretches really well, contouring to your torso.
Verdict: A warm, stretchy jacket with well thought out features.