Altura Crosslite review

We're familiar and impressed with Altura's Altec material, so a new version based on it was an interesting jacket to try out. Altec reactive is stretchy compared to standard Altec, which has allowed Altura to make a closer fitting jacket

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £79.99 RRP
Paul Smith

Our review

Waterproof and highly breathable, simple but well made, and great value
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We’re familiar and impressed with Altura’s Altec material, so a new version based on it was an interesting jacket to try out.

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Altec reactive is stretchy compared to standard Altec, which has allowed Altura to make a closer fitting jacket without losing any mobility or it getting uncomfortable on longer rides.

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Like most Altura jackets though, this thing is very waterproof and breathes better than previous versions (in fact it seems to breathe better than any of the jackets in the test). The cut is classic race style, with drawstring base hem and collar, and elasticated and velcro adjustable cuffs. There is a single large rear pocket and a front chest pocket both with sealed zips, but aside from that this is a keep it simple’, functional jacket. The performance is amazing, and only becomes more amazing when you look at the price tag.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Crosslite
Brand Altura

Draw-Chord Waistband Yes
Windproof Yes
Layer Thickness Medium Weight
Fastening Type Drawstring Full-Zip
Care Instructions Machine-Washable
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Available Colours Blue Red
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XXL
Clothing Material Altec Reactive
Webbing Loop Attached No
Elasticated Waist Yes
Waterproof Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Thermal Insulation Yes
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
No. of Pockets 2
Mesh Inserts Yes
Extendable/Drop Back No
Soft/Hard Shell Hard Shell