Altura Icon Long Sleeve Jersey review

A mid-range long sleeve jersey that offers a good balance between price and performance for cooler rides.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

This is a reasonably priced jersey for cool shoulder-season days and pairs well with extra layers. However, the fit is quite relaxed with a lot of excess material around the chest and arms, so won’t suit riders who prefer a closer fit.

Reasons to buy
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    Lots of room for layers

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    Spacious pockets

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    Smooth zips

Reasons to avoid
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    Relaxed fit won’t suit all

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    No wind-proofing

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As Altura’s mid-range offering, this long sleeved jersey has a tricky balancing act to pull off. Enough of a performance improvement has to be present over budget jerseys so that they don’t represent better value, but the cost of construction has to be low enough that it can undercut the price of higher-end, more technical jerseys. But the Icon Long Sleeve Jersey manages this well.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg