Altura Stream Tights review

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£39.99

Altura Stream Tights

BikeRadar verdict

80.0 out of 5 stars

"Warm, well cut tights at a decent price"

Friday, February 1, 2008 10.00am By

For a fiver extra these Altura tights are available with a padded insert, but if you always wear tights over cycling shorts (which reduces wash frequency and drying time) you don't need it. 

The seat here has a double layer of fabric to reinforce it, and that also adds a bit of warmth too. The stretch fabric is fleece-backed and snug, with the eight-panel design giving a good, close fit. Despite the 'made in Italy' tag, sizing feels British; the M was medium not small. The ankles have silicone grippers like shorts legs and they don't ride up. The waist is elasticated and has a drawcord, and it's nice and high, so you don't end up getting a cold lower back – although warmth isn't quite as good above the hips as it is with bib tights. Pit stops are easier, though! 

There's a reflective logo on the thigh and reflective piping on the calves. Three-quarter length tights are cooler, but in more than just looks – and when it's really cold you'll appreciate having warm shins in these. My benchmark for value (often neglected!) and performance is Lusso; these tights are in the same league.

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Specification

Name:
Stream tights
Brand:
Altura
Price:
£39.99

Draw-Chord Waistband:
t
Clothing Material:
Fleece Stretch
Clothing Sizes Available:
L M S XL XXL
Available Colours:
Black

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