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Altura Women's Peloton Short Sleeve Jersey



Comfortable, stylish and cost effective, and looks great with the matching shorts and gloves

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Altura's new range of women's road cycling kit is impressive in terms of looks and styling, its jersey, shorts, three-quarters, bib shorts and even gloves all with matching designs and colour coordination options. But the collection also aims to deliver good performance at a good price. The Altura Women's Peloton SS Jersey certainly looks the part and performs well, though it's not quite as outstanding as the matching bib shorts I tested recently. 

The jersey is available in this pleasing greeny turquoise colour, pink or black, and each colourway features the same graphic design as the matching bib shorts, which is a nice touch. 

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Visually, it's a very attractive top and that's backed up by plenty of features – silicone hem gripper, three rear pockets with a small zipped pocket, reflective accents and a full length front zip. The fit is on the relaxed side rather than racy, and the fabric is soft to the touch and a flattering weight and density.

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I thought the fit of the jersey was great, with plenty of length in the torso. However, the design of the sleeve cuffs with seams (rather than laser cut) meant that larger than average biceps were distinctly squeezed (it's not me in the photos). The neck had the opposite problem, though, being slightly loose and baggy, and rather spoiled the overall aesthetic.

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Setting those minor niggles aside, out on the bike it was very comfortable, with the fabric performing very well at keeping moisture moving away from the body. The fabric is slightly denser and therefore warmer than many summer-weight jerseys, but for the majority of UK summer conditions, it's just fine. This also increases the jersey's usefulness, making it appropriate for spring and autumn too. Paired up with some arm warmers it would be good for slightly chillier rides too.

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At this price it sits squarely in the mid-range for jerseys, and as such it's pretty good value for money, even with those minor niggles. There's nothing particularly outstanding about it, but it does a fine job.


Comfortable, stylish and cost effective, and looks great with the matching shorts and gloves test report

Make and model: Altura Women's Peloton SS Jersey

Size tested: 14

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Aims to combine comfort, performance and styling, according to Altura. It manages this very well indeed.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

* Altura Dry™ technology is engineered to move excess moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable

* Altura ErgoFit™ 3D patterning engineered for a more comfortable riding position

* Altura Draft Venting™ strategically located venting zones allow for enhanced breathability and thermoregulation whilst in the riding position.

* Strategically located retroreflective trims for increased visibility in low light conditions

* Integrated silicon grip detailing delivers enhanced fit

* 3 rear pockets with an additional zippered pocket

* Semi-Fitted

Available in sizes UK8-18

Rate the product for quality of construction:

Well made and the fabric quality and components were very good.

Rate the product for performance:

Performed well as a comfort orientated jersey.

Rate the product for durability:

The fabric density means it should wash again and again and again without too much harm.

Rate the product for fit:

Very nicely shaped and should suit a variety of body types. The neck line has a tendency to sag a little.

Rate the product for sizing:

Sized as the label suggests, with a size 14 being about the same as a high street 14.

Rate the product for weight:

Not the lightest, but it's not intended to be a low weight full-on race jersey.

Rate the product for comfort:

Very comfortable apart from the sleeves (for me). Fabric wicked well and was pleasant to wear.

Rate the product for value:

Pretty good value for a good looking workhorse jersey.

How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

Very, washed well.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Performed very well as a comfort and style-focused jersey, and versatile enough for three-season use.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Style, matching graphic patterns to go with shorts etc, fabric softness and comfort.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Neat cuffs on sleeve openings, slightly baggy neckline.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Probably not as those sleeves stand, but that's a personal fit issue.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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This is a stylish and comfortable jersey that delivers a good shape and flattering fit for a variety of body shapes. It's a cost effective way to put together a great looking cycling outfit, when matched with the shorts, bib shorts or three-quarters.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 43  Height: 1.65m  Weight: 73kg

I usually ride: Boardman Hybrid Fi  My best bike is: Specialized Ruby Elite

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, sportives, general fitness riding, mountain biking

Lara has been riding bikes for longer than she'd care to admit, and writing about them nearly as long. Since 2009 she has been working as part of the review team whilst championing women's cycling on the side, most notably via two years as editor of the, sadly now defunct, UK's first and only women's cycling mag, erm, Women's Cycling. 

Believing fervently that cycling will save the world, she wishes that more people would just ride a bike and be pleasant to each other. 

She will ride anything with two wheels, occasionally likes to go fast, definitely likes to go far and is always up for a bit of exploring somewhere new and exciting. 

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