PODIUM ELITE

£119.99

Triathlon Plus - - The Big Test -

altura.eu

ALTURA’S JACKET HAS all the look of an oc­ca­sional rain cape, but its per­for­mance im­pressed. The fit is ex­cep­tional, with am­ple move­ment, good-length sleeves and fit at the cuffs to pre­vent rid­ing up, plus a high-necked col­lar. The in­su­la­tion pro­vided by such a light­weight jacket was a real sur­prise. It’s not vented, but man­ages to pro­vide am­ple warmth on frosty morn­ings, as well as pre­vent sweat from build­ing up on the in­side. Two large, an­gled rear pock­ets swal­low all you’ll need and are easy to use. The Podium Elite features taped seams, and the fab­ric does re­pel rain. How­ever, the in­ner ma­te­rial was damp af­ter an hour of mod­er­ate rain­fall, so we wouldn’t rec­om­mend it for an all-day Sun­day ride in Jan­uary. For a quick train­ing blast, or sim­ply for colder days, how­ever, it’s a safe bet.

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