Altura Vapour waterproof jacket review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The zips are glove-friendly and caused no problems, even on the one big zipped pocket at the back. The only thing stopping this from scoring a perfect 10 is that it is missing a pocket over the chest, but it does have a little smartphone-sized pouch on the inside. For all-round protection in wet winter conditions the Vapour offers unbeatable value. It must be time for another ride...

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Glove friendly zips

  • +

    Works all year round

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Missing chest pocket

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

Spring might be a few months off but there’s already a blossoming romance in the CW office. We have quite simply fallen in love with this jacket.

It might not feel like you get much for £120, but don’t let that fool you; this jacket can be used all year round.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.