Sports and Fitness December 28, 2020
Riding around in the rain isn’t much fun, especially if you are commuting to work and turn up like a drowned rat, the Altura Nightvision Storm Waterproof Jacket has been made specifically to keep you dry, comfortable and visible when out on the roads in soggy conditions.
This jacket comes in sizes Small up to 3XLarge and in a bright blue, Hi Viz yellow and the chic Maroon version we received, although this is the darkest version available it also wouldn’t look out of place when worn off the bike (although you will be missing a hood). The Storm is one of the more recent additions to the Altura commuter range, one of the first things that is instantly noticeable is the unique reflective print that covers the collar, arms, shoulders, sides and wraps around the front and back making you highly visible from all angles. As this is a commuting jacket it has a looser cut to allow for jumpers, shirts, ties and more bulky clothing underneath instead of cycling bibs. The material used is lightweight, and easily packs down into a backpack or saddle bag when not needed.
As you might expect from a storm jacket it is fully waterproof with taped seems and a waterproof zipper. The adjustable Velcro cuffs and draw strings around the collar and hem allows for a precise fit, locking out both the wind and rain from all directions. There are two hand pockets, chest and back pockets to store any essentials you might need close to hand, wallet, security pass, bike lock and keys for example, the soft fleece finish in the collar and zip garage keeps things comfortable against the skin. When things get a little warm there are zippered under arms ventilation panels and open panel across the back, it works well on general commutes but if you like to push your limits whilst travelling to and from work you might want to look for something with more ventilation. The Nightvision Storm Waterproof Jacket is an excellent choice for urban commuting, providing protection from both wind and rain whilst keeping you highly visible on the road. RRP £79.99
- Silver reflective print for all angle visibility
- Fully waterproof including taped seams
- Underarm and back vents
- Hand pockets, chest and back pockets
- Fleece lined collar with zip garage
- Relaxed fit
- Not best suited for very intense, sweaty rides