Al­tura Race Nano £99.99

Cycling Weekly - - TECH GROUPTEST -

These tights are sur­pris­ingly light­weight, made from a brushed-back ther­mal fab­ric that is also wa­ter re­sis­tant with a nan­otech­nol­ogy fin­ish, ac­cord­ing to Al­tura.

The Pro 3D chamois is ex­cel­lent — com­fort­able with­out be­ing too fat. There are plenty of re­flec­tives in­clud­ing the en­tire cuff and a slightly fem­i­nine gym-bun­nyin­spired printed pat­tern on the lower leg.

No zips fea­ture, but the stretchy bib and mesh straps go on and off eas­ily, and com­fort breaks are un­hin­dered. There are two high mesh pock­ets at the rear for valu­ables or gels, where a ra­dio pocket would be, which are not reach­able when rid­ing. The zi­p­less an­kle cuffs, which have a rub­berised in­ner sur­face to stop them rid­ing up, are not so easy to get over a foot and un­for­tu­nately the seams on both lower legs were not ro­bust enough to with­stand the amount of stretch nec­es­sary.

A large amount of thought has gone into the Race Nanos but a tougher con­struc­tion is nec­es­sary and a tougher aes­thetic would be nice to have.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL www.al­tura.co.uk

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