Altura Women's Firestorm Jacket review

A packable waterproof jacket with added visibility

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A well constructed jacket which keeps the rain off and provides plenty of visibility. The material is fairly bulky so doesn't pack down that well, and fit could be refined.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    High visibility

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    Good waterproofing

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Baggy fit

  • -

    Doesn't pack down that small

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If there's one thing we've had a lot of this winter, it's perfect weather for waterproof jacket testing.

The Firestorm from Altura is a lightweight waterproof designed for easy pocket stowing, suited to those rollercoaster days where mother nature seems to be experiencing serious mood swings between dry/sunny and wet/wild.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.