Altura Velocity review£59.99

Altura have a great new range of sub-£100 coats this winter and the ultra light Velocity really scores on the weather/ wallet balance. The lightweight fabric is better specced than most at this price.

BikeRadar score4/5

Altura have a great new range of sub- £100 coats this winter and the ultra light Velocity really scores on the weather/ wallet balance.

The lightweight fabric is better specced than most at this price and you notice it as your work rate ramps up. Loose elasticated cuffs allow the sleeves to pull up, making up for a lack of vents. It's totally waterproof, with a tall neck and dropped tail.

There's only one chest pocket, but all zips are weatherproof and there are plenty of reflective shoulder/back prints for safety. Not a natural 'civvy', but a super low pack size and weight (226g) make it perfect for those who want a simple shell that can live in your pack.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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