Altura Airstream review

Altura's Airstream is another comfortable mitt, largely because there's a thick gel pad over the ulnar nerve area. There are two more pads - at the base of the fingers and thumb - that feel a bit like the Adiprene of the adiStar. It's a bit bulky but your hand can bend okay.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£20.00 RRP
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Our review

Somewhat bulky but very comfortable. Best suited to touring or commuting.
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Altura’s Airstream is a comfortable mitt, largely because there’s a thick gel pad over the ulnar nerve area. There are two more pads – at the base of the fingers and thumb – that feel a bit like the Adiprene of the adiStar. It’s a bit bulky but your hand can bend okay.

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The palm itself is made from synthetic leather. A fleece thumb handles nose/ sweat wiping, while the thumb arch is reinforced and hexagon-patterned with rubbery silicone for grip.

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As a whole, grip isn’t as sure (at least, on the much-honked fixedgear test bike) as the Adidas, Endura, Campag or Rapha mitts. For less-heavily honked bikes it’ll be fine. The stretchy upper is made from nylon and polyester mesh. There’s a Velcro strap, plus finger loops for mitt removal. While not ideal for racing, this mitt would be a good choice for long days in the saddle, such as when touring or for century rides.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Airstream Mitt
Brand Altura

Clothing Material Synthetic
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Available Colours Grey Red/Black
Fastening Type Velcro
Palm Material Non-Slip Padded
Glove Type Fingerless