The Altura Night Vision Long Sleeve Jersey provides the same 360 degree reflective trim and bright colour that we come to expect from the Night Vision range, but in a light weight women’s fit jersey
The jersey is as bright as they come – with the Altura Night Vision trademark reflective trim on the front, the sleeves and on the rear of the jersey. As added insurance there is also a Velcro strip to attach the Altura Night Vision Lightstick if you have one.
The material is a lightweight high wicking thermal fabric with a full length zip. The cuffs are robust and double thickness to avoid any gaping with gloves, but flexible enough to be able to push up your forearms when the temperature warms up.
Although boasting thermal fabric, I found that I needed decent base layer underneath to accentuate the thermal properties (but also as we are still experiencing some chilly commuting weather). A windproof gilet also helped to keep the wind off my chest on cooler rides. The fabric is not windproof so needs some additional thought if out for longer rides during these changeable seasons.
Although a pretty standard size 12, the Altura Night Vision Long Sleeve Jersey size 12 came up quite large. A size 10 would probably fit me better, although the larger size does allow multiple layers to be worn underneath.
The three pockets at the rear will swallow copious trail treats, a phone, some cash and a train ticket without any problem. A silicone hem gripper keeps the jersey in place preventing it riding up even while wearing a back pack.Verdict
The Altura Night Vision Long Sleeve Jersey is very comfortable and great for commuting; boasting all the features of the Night Vision jacket but without the weight, making it far more suitable once the weather warms up.Pro
– Great visibility.Con
– Needs additional windproof layer at cooler times of the year.
Price: £34.49 (RRP. £49.99), available from Wiggle.