Written by David Guest.
A jacket for all seasons thanks to its smart removable sleeve design, the Altura Transformer Windproof Women’s Jacket is a great example of how far women’s cycling products have come.
What they say: A jacket that is the perfect all year round jacket for the rider who demands performance, protection and comfort at all times, regardless of the conditions.
What it is: Versatility is a truly great asset for any item of cycling clothing, particularly if you are just starting out in the sport or you don’t have the biggest budget. And this is one attribute that the Altura Transformer Windproof Womens Jacket has going for it in a big way. This stylish and well-cut jacket features a unique zip-off sleeve attachment that means the user can quickly swap between jacket or jersey in just seconds. Better still, that removable jacket/sleeve section can easily fit in any pocket or bag. This basically eradicates that eternal pre-ride battle of whether to wear a jacket or not – with this product, you can do both.
The jacket is well-equipped with a good number of pockets and features a bright design with plenty of reflector areas, making a good safe option for those who cycle in urban areas.
The fit of this jacket is another of its real selling points, it is supported to fit the female form perfectly and also has some nice touches that make it feel like a decent jacket and jersey in both of its forms.
All in all, if you are just starting out in cycling and looking for a good quality, inexpensive garment that covers a good range of situations, this is for you.
Who it’s good for: A very technical and versatile item for female riders that doesn’t impact too heavily on the pocket. Looks good and performs in a wide range of conditions.