Altura’s new cycle commuting jackets look as good off the bike as on it

With three jackets for men and women there’s something for everyone in Altura’s winter range

Altura jackets winter collection
(Image credit: Altura)

If you’re taking to your bike for a daily commute, to get in shape before the Christmas figure apocalypse or just to enjoy yourself, you’ll no doubt be feeling a bit chilly recently. Yes, while the climate overall may be heating, the weather right now is atrociously cold! Worry not, though: Altura’s range of slick, stylish and – above all – warm cycle commute jackets ar here to save you from the chill. 

There’s three jackets available: 
Twister, Zephyr and Electron. They all come in men’s and women’s styles so there really is something for every body. 

Altura’s jackets are designed to keep you warmer and safer on your bike, but also to look great when you’re on two legs, not two wheels. They’re all packed with reflective details so you stay visible when riding, and the range-topping Electron has a full-on electric lighting system built on. However, none of them is in a screaming yellow colourway that makes you look like you’re working on a building site or helping children cross the road. So you can feel safe on the road but not self-conscious when your bike is parked up.

Each jacket is designed to keep you warm without encumbering you on your ride, but each has different tricks up its arm-warming sleeves. The only question is, then, which one should you buy?


Nightvision Electron: the fully lit flagship jacket

While nobody would know if you’re wearing it socially, the Electron hardshell jacket is one of the most high-visibility jackets you’ll ever (easily) see. 

That’s because as well as reflective panels, it incorporates a SCILIF Sunfibre Lighting system, powered by a rechargeable battery pack. The battery can easily be removed in order to wash the jacket.

The Electron Jacket also boasts 10k/10k waterproof and breathability ratings. With fleece-lined front and side panels providing extra visibility and core warmth on winter commutes, this is a jacket built for the very worst that winter can throw at you. 

Zipped chest and hand pockets mean you can safely stow your phone and other belongings,  while the jacket hood can be discreetly stowed away if and when it stops raining. The relaxed fit means its very easy to wear.

A highly innovative and versatile addition to the Nightvision commuter range, the Nightvision Electron Jacket performs beautifully and looks great.

Nightvision Zephyr: the ultra-comfy softshell jacket

Designed for use on and off your bicycle, this highly waterproof and comfortable jacket looks stunning, in a choice of three colourways.

The contemporary styling is as protective as it is stylish, with taped seams and large areas of tonal reflective print to ensure you stay visible in the winter gloom. Venting along your back helps you stay fresh and comfortable on your commute. The super softshell fabric is extremely comfy as well – and in response to rider’s requests, the women’s version now offers a longer cut.

Twister: for when the going gets chilly

This insulated jacket means business on the bike but is casual and cool off it. The 9.95 Tog rating for warmth keeps things cosy on freezing cold mornings, with the synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled bottles – good to know!

The nylon ripstop outer shell has a durable water-repellent coating and is fully loaded with tonal reflective details that help you stay visible in low light, but which are subtle when you’re socialising and shopping.

The articulated stitch design lets you move freely and again, the there’s now a longer cut in the women’s version. Make the Twister your go-to jacket for the spring, autumn and winter seasons.

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