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With a loose cut, hood and a pliable softshell fabric we put take to the trails to review whether the Altura Three-60 is as comfortable on the trail as off.

Price
£99
Value
8
Quality
8
Performance
8
Looks
8
Comfort
9
Overall Score
8
+
Warm and comfortable with plenty of room for layers underneath
Could have used some kind of hood retainer to keep it under control when riding
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Built from Altura's own Shield fabric for water resistance and wind proofing, the Three/60 is a loose fitting jacket designed for mountain biking. It sports a hood, pliable softshell fabric and is cut loose for movement and layering up underneath. Two hip and one chase pocket make up the storage options.

Although the Three/60 is billed as a windproof we find it keeps out just about every shade of weather we have thrown at it, barring persistent rain. Showers are easily shrugged off, so it is perfect for breezy spring, autumn or winter weather where we don't want the confinement and dampness of wearing a waterproof all day.

In fact, even with just a thin baselayer underneath we have occasionally found it too warm even down to around 5 degrees, resorting to throwing open all the ventilation available when working hard. It is wonderfully warm, and with that soft-feel aptly named 'thermosuede' fabric it is a very welcoming jacket to pull on. The hip and chest pockets add to the versatility, and there is plenty of room underneath to layer up when hanging around more than pedalling. We would like to have seen come sort of hood retainer as it did flop about a little when riding, requiring tucking down the back of our hydration pack to reduce the irritation.

We use it primarily for mountain biking, but the vast panels of zebra stripe reflectives would lend it well to commuting too where the added warmth would be very welcome on chilly winter days.

A cracking addition to any cold weather wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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