Altura Crosslite £79.99
React 2.5 fabric / Weight: 290g / Rubberised cuff fasteners / Waterproof zips throughout
Contact: Zyro 01845 521737 or www.zyro.co.uk
Altura’s reputation for good value bike wear will be done no harm with the Crosslite. A stretchable fabric negates the need for too many seams, maintaining a close fit with minimal billowing. Shoulder yolks reduce pack-strap seam contact and stress, and the detailing is pretty spot-on too.
The Crosslite features a zip garage and external welded breast pocket. A neck-cinch maintains snugness and there is not a jacket here that breathes any better. The fabric is a bit crunchy but over a base layer, covered in winter gloop, does it really matter? The included stuff sack adds to an already great jacket.
MBR RATING: 9/10