Altura Transformer women’s windproof jacket review

Jacket and jersey in one

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £79.99 RRP | USD $124.78

Our review

Good idea but we have reservations about the fit
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Converting from a jacket to a jersey with a lightweight windproof front and a breathable back, the Altura Transformer is a versatile piece of kit for cooler days.

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The windproof sleeves and upper section across the top of the shoulders are removable as a single piece, with a zip and a popper each side, and can be stored in one of the three main jersey pockets. Handily there’s also a smaller zipped pocket for valuables.

We found that when worn alone the jersey was comfortable, with the natural stretch in the material giving a close but unrestrictive female-specific fit, and a gel gripper along the base of the top works well to keep it in place.

However, when worn as a jacket we found the sleeves came up short and it felt tight across the shoulders, especially when riding on the drops.

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Reflective patches are large and well-placed – thoughtfully Altura have placed them on the sleeves of the jacket and jersey. Also available in pink, and a men’s version too.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Transformer windproof (10)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Altura

Clothing Material Clothing Material, 2, 0, Clothing Material, Polyester
Available Colours Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Blue Graphite Purple Red
Additional Features Additional Features, 2, 0, Additional Features, * Stretch, water repel, windproof React panels * Full front zip * 3 rear pockets and zipped security pocket * Reflective trim