The Altura Peloton Night Vision jersey provides good insulation for spring and autumn commuting, is nice and comfortable, and fits well too. The only issue is the price, and you'll have to consider whether the hi-viz features are worth the extra £18.
Nice and warm
A little pricey
The Altura Peloton Night Vision jersey is a good thermal jersey for nighttime commuting on dry, cool evenings, with plenty of hi-viz and reflective details to make sure that you’re seen on the road.
The design of the jersey itself is fairly basic, but does a good job of keeping you warm in pretty chilly conditions. The Altura Peloton Night Vision jersey features Altura Thermo technology, which basically means that it comes with a fleecy inner that not only provides good insulation, but also feels very comfortable against your skin when riding.
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However, the level of insulation means it’s quite hard to overheat in this jersey before the temperature begins to get into the high teens, and if you are overdressed then there’s always the full length zip to be pulled down to give a cooling flow of air.
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As well being a good thermal jersey for autumn and spring commuting, I also got good use of the Altura Peloton Night Vision jersey through the winter months by using it as a middle layer between a base layer and jacket on really cold days, a job that it performed admirably.
The warmth of the Altura Peloton Night Vision jersey is not only down to the level of insulation, but also the excellent fit around the cuffs and the collar. Both are reasonably snug without being too tight, and the elasticated cuffs are particularly good, being easy to slip under gloves when needed.
Altura also make a non-Night Vision version of the Peloton jersey (which is a little cheaper at £54.99), so to justify the extra outlay, you should expect plenty of features to make this jersey stand out after dark. And Altura has certainly delivered, with reflective strips up the back and sides, and on the shoulders and forearms, which should make you easy to spot under car headlights.
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However, despite these extra hi-viz features, the £67.99 pricetag of this jersey still seems a little on the high side, especially when compared to the similar dhb Flashlight Thermal long sleeve jersey which is £18 cheaper. You also need to consider whether you need all those hi-viz panels on your back, as if you’re riding with a rucksack, then a better investment might be a reflective rucksack or rucksack cover.
The fit of the Altura Peloton Night Vision jersey is also pretty good, being described by Altura as a “Sport Fit”. In effect this means that it offers a fairly relaxed fit that is better suited to the less athletic riders among us. However, this isn’t to the point where it is baggy, with a medium fitting my slim 6ft frame perfectly.
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