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Altura Podium Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey SS16

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The Altura Podium short sleeve jersey is performance clothing for athletes. With an aggressive form fit and stretch fabrics, the Podium jerseys delivers on the road. Enhancing breathability is 4-way stretch underarm mesh, full-length zip and meshed rear pockets.

A silicone hem gripper keeps the jersey in place when you’re really pedalling while skin fit stretch arms improve aerodynamics. Reflective decals highlight your presence in poor light, a great feature when fitness training in urban areas. Super quick-wicking fabric ensures you remain comfortable in the saddle. Altura’s Podium is a great summer jersey.

Review | 8 / 10

“Good looking and performing hot weather jersey that won't break the bank”- Road.cc

Key Features:

    • 4-way stretch underarm mesh for breathability
    • 5 rear pockets with mesh construction, plus 1 with autolock zip
    • Silicone hem gripper
    • Autolock front zip
    • Long skin fit stretch arms
    • Reflective detail
    • Ultra high wicking Interlock fabric
    • Audio port
    • 100% Polyester
    • Performance Fit / Breathable / Stretch / Coldblack
    • Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL
    • Colour: Black/Neon Green, Team Blue/Black, Red/Black

    Altura Podium Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey SS16 Reviews

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    Overall Rating:
    4.7
    out of 5
    4.70
    Build Quality
    4.50
    Performance
    5
    Value For Money
    4.90

    Customer Reviews (5)

    4
    Great jersey but size was odd

    I got the small as I have a 93 cm chest. Small should be for 96cm. It fitted my arms and chest fine but it was like a belly top, it was very short. I'm 175cm so not tall by any means. I ended up giving it to my wife, she loves it

    I got the small as I have a 93 cm chest. Small should be for 96cm. It fitted my arms and chest fine but it was like a belly top, it was very short. I'm 175cm so not tall by any means. I ended up giving it to my wife, she loves it

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    4.5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4.5/5
    Performance: 4.5/5
    Value For Money: 4.5/5
    5
    Altura Podium Short Sleeve Jersey

    Lovely comfortable shirt, fits well and excellent quality. Sized correctly - Medium fits my 39 inch chest - race fit.

    Lovely comfortable shirt, fits well and excellent quality. Sized correctly - Medium fits my 39 inch chest - race fit.

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    5
    Good value at £29.99

    Great for long summer rides, close fitting so no flapping material. Full length zip and good venting help dissipate heat and zips tight to the neck when heat retention needed. I just bought my 2nd top because it has 6 back pockets 5 are deep so my phone & other tall items don't feel like they're going to fall out. 2 outside rear pockets for energy bars. 3 for the usual and a small zipped pocket for money. Deep pocket may cause an issue if you have reduced back/arm movement. I've got thin arms and the fit is tight there - ok for me but could be too tight for many.

    Great for long summer rides, close fitting so no flapping material. Full length zip and good venting help dissipate heat and zips tight to the neck when heat retention needed. I just bought my 2nd top because it has 6 back pockets 5 are deep so my phone & other tall items don't feel like they're going to fall out. 2 outside rear pockets for energy bars. 3 for the usual and a small zipped pocket for money. Deep pocket may cause an issue if you have reduced back/arm movement. I've got thin arms and the fit is tight there - ok for me but could be too tight for many.

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    4.7 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    4
    Altura has done it again!

    Quality is as expected with Altura. Great fit and good sized rear pockets. Purchased at sale price so V4M was good. Note: The Black/Neon Green is in fact Black/Yellow as denoted by the pictures

    Quality is as expected with Altura. Great fit and good sized rear pockets. Purchased at sale price so V4M was good. Note: The Black/Neon Green is in fact Black/Yellow as denoted by the pictures

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    4.3 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4/5
    Performance: 4/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    5
    Great Jersey

    Great jersey, well made and snug fitting. Nice cooling patches under arms. Got in sale so even better value. Recommended

    Great jersey, well made and snug fitting. Nice cooling patches under arms. Got in sale so even better value. Recommended

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5

    Altura Sizing Chart

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    Altura Men's Sizing

    Please use the Altura size chart to find the best fitting for you. 

    Metric (cm)

    Size Range XS / 36 Small / 38 Medium / 40 Large / 42  XL / 44 2XL / 46
    Chest 91 96 101 106 111 116
    Waist 78 83 88 93 98 103
    CF Neck to Waist 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
    CB Neck to Waist 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47
    Inseam 81 81.5 82 82.5 83 83.5
    CB Neck to Wrist 84.5 85.25 86 86.75 87.5 88.25
    Total Height 177.5 178.75 180 181.25 182.5 183.75

    Imperial (inches)

    Size Range XS / 36 Small / 38 Medium / 40 Large / 42  XL / 44 2XL / 46
    Chest 35 7/8 37 3/4 39 3/4 41 3/4 43 5/8 45 5/8
    Waist 30 3/4 32 5/8 34 5/8 36 5/8 38 5/8 40 1/2
    CF Neck to Waist 15 1/2 15 3/4 16 16 1/8 16 3/8 16 5/8
    CB Neck to Waist 17 1/2 17 3/4 17 7/8 18 1/8 18 1/4 18 1/2
    Inseam 31 7/8 32 1/8 32 1/4 32 1/2 32 5/8 32 7/8
    CB Neck to Wrist 33 3/8 33 5/8 33 7/8 34 1/8 34 1/2 34 3/4
    Total Height 69 7/8 70 3/8 70 7/8 71 3/8 71 7/8 72 1/4


    Altura Womens Sizing

    Metric (cm)

    Size Range (UK) 8 10 12 14 16 18
    Bust 82 86 90 94 98 102
    Waist 64 68 72 76 80 84
    Chest Front: Neck to Waist 37.75 36.25 36.75 37.25 37.75 38.25
    Chest Rear: Neck to Waist 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5
    Inseam 77 77.5 78 78.5 79 79.5
    Chest Rear: Neck to Wrist 76.5 77 77.5 78 78.5 79
    Total Height 166 167 168 169 170 171


    Imperial (inches)

    Size Range (UK) 8 10 12 14 16 18
    Bust 32 3/8 33 7/8 35 3/8 37 38 5/8  40 1/8
    Waist 25 1/4 26 3/4 28 3/8 29 7/8 31 1/2 33 1/8 
    Chest Front: Neck to Waist 14 1/8 14 3/8 14 1/2 14 3/4 14 7/8 15 1/8 
    Chest Rear: Neck to Waist 15 3/4 16 16 1/8 16 3/8 16 1/2 16 13/4 
    Inseam 30 3/8  30 1/2  30 3/4  30 7/8  31 1/8  31 1/4 
    Chest Rear: Neck to Wrist 30 1/8  30 1/2  30 1/2  30 3/4  31  31 1/8 
    Total Height 65 3/8  65 3/4  66 1/8  66 1/2  66 7/8  67 3/8

     

    Altura Kid's Sizing

    Metric (cm)

      UK 5 - 6 YRS UK 7 - 9 YRS UK 10 - 12 YRS
    Chest 61 67 80
    Waist 55 61 70
    Inseam 53 62 69
    Sleeve Length 40 46 53 1/2
    Total Height 110 - 116 112 - 134 140 - 152


    Imperial (inches)

      UK 5 - 6 YRS UK 7 - 9 YRS UK 10 - 12 YRS
    Chest 24 26 1/2 31 1/2
    Waist 21 1/2 24 27 1/2
    Inseam 21 24 1/2 27
    Sleeve Length 16 18 21
    Total Height 43 - 45 44 - 52 55 - 59

    Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

    Cycling Jersey Guide

     

    Cycling Jersey Guide

    Why wear a cycling jersey?

    If you've worn a classic t-shirt on your ride then you'll know how quick it is to get sweaty, soggy and chafed. Cycling jerseys are designed to greatly improve your comfort in the saddle. With technical fabrics that wick sweat away quickly and dry fast, you’ll be comfortable for longer. Jerseys also come with a cycling fit, whether that’s a race fit for performance or a club fit (looser and more casual) for comfort.

    We’ve put together this cycling jersey guide to help you navigate the world of fit, fabrics and style to ensure you buy the right one for your next ride.


    Jersey Fit

    Race Fit

    You can easily spot a race fit jersey by the figure hugging design. These slim fitting race jerseys come with a tighter cut with no excess material which smooths airflow around your body for enhanced aerodynamic performance. 

    Being a form fit, the fabric sits close to your skin to help draw moisture away from your body to quickly evaporate.

    Road cyclist wearing slim fitting jersey

    Club/Casual Fit

    Cycling jerseys with a club fit will feature a looser cut for comfort over performance. 

    They sacrifice a bit of aero performance (excess fabric will flap in the wind), but they are more flattering on all but the leanest athletes. They also look just as good off the bike, as on it.

    Mountain biker wearing a loose fit cycling jersey

    Articulated Construction

    The best jerseys will be constructed with articulated areas that are specific for cycling. Classic t-shirts are not suitable when you’re in a bent over cycling position. 

    Articulated jerseys are slightly shorter at the front to prevent fabric bunching up and longer at the rear, so you don’t expose your lower back. You may also find jerseys with a crook built into the elbow area for a more comfortable fit on the arms.

    Most cycling jerseys will be slightly longer at the rear for better lower back coverage

    Materials & Fabrics

    Materials & Fabrics:

    Most jerseys will be constructed from man made fabrics such as polyester and / or nylon. You can also buy jerseys made from natural fibres such as Merino wool. Synthetic and natural fibres have different benefits, so it’s worth choosing a type which is best for you.

    Synthetic materials
    Synthetic (Polyester, Nylon etc...)

    Quick Wicking
    Very breathable
    Fast drying
    Easy care & washing
    Durable & long lasting
    Can be designed with a form fit
    Flexible for freedom of movement
    Affordable
     X  Get smelly quickly

    Natural materials
    Natural (Cotton, Wool, Merino...)

    Breathable
    Soft & strong
    Ideal for sensitive skin
    Retains body heat when wet
    Naturally odour resistant
    Can't be designed with a form fit
     X  Does not wick quickly (Merino wool does)
     X  Wool can be restrictive

    Synthetic materials are ideal for performance jerseys where you want a form fit, and you want to stay dry and cool for longer. Natural fibres are ideal if you ride at a less intense pace and you cycle daily as they don’t smell as quickly. You can also by poly-cotton jerseys which combine the benefits of both types of fibre. These jerseys won’t shrink in the wash and they’ll keep their shape and colour.


    Jersey Types

    The UK is notorious for changeable weather with all four seasons in one ride. This can make it difficult to choose the right type of jacket. To help you, we’ve split cycling jerseys into Summer and Winter with a brief discussion of the key features.

    Two mountain bikers wearing summer jerseys

    Summer Jerseys

    • Short sleeve for extra breathability
    • Close fit to wick sweat
    • Semi mesh panels and mesh backing for airflow
    • Synthetic fabric construction that breathe
    • Plenty of pockets for nutrition
    • UPF/SPF ratings a bonus
    Road cyclist wearing a winter jersey

    Winter Jerseys

    • Long sleeve for extra thermal protection
    • Windproof fabrics for protection
    • May include thermal Roubaix inner to trap heat
    • Wool fabrics that hold in body heat
    • Merino wool will keep you warm when wet

    Jersey Disciplines

    Road Cycling Jerseys

    Road cycling jerseys will come with a partial or full zipper, depending on the price. Look for a zip garage at the top to prevent the zip from chafing on your neck. You’ll also spot a trio of rear pockets for gels and bars, with an extra zippered pocket for valuables.

    Flatlock stitching is a quality feature which can also be found on MTB and commuter jerseys. This type of stitching creates a smooth surface against your skin, so the seams don’t chafe.

    Road cyclists wearing long sleeve jerseys

    Silicone grippers on the hem and sometimes on the arm will help keep the jersey in place. Road jerseys are usually made from synthetic materials as they can be designed with a form fit for racing.


    MTB Jerseys

    MTB jerseys will usually be constructed with a looser cut to road jerseys as aerodynamics and a skin-tight fit is not a consideration unless you’re XC racing. This looser cut is nonrestrictive on technical terrain, and looks great off the bike. These jerseys have improved abrasion resistance to withstand the abuse of off-roading.

    Mountain biker wearing a loose fit jersey for trail riding

    Mesh panels on the sides, under the arm and down the back are common. A quality MTB specific feature is silicone or tacky shoulder panels to stop your backpack from slipping as you ride. For more technical downhill mountain biking, a jersey with a loose fit will let you wear body armour underneath for added protection. Trail and enduro jerseys tend to be well vented while XC jerseys are similar to road jerseys with a close fit and pockets for nutrition.


    Commuter Jerseys

    If you spend most of your time commuting to work, then there are a few good features to look for. Firstly, look for jerseys that come with hi vis block colours like day glo yellow, red, green or blue. This will enhance your daytime visibility. Also look for reflective striping and elements to improve your dark light visibility.

    A looser cut is more flattering on a range of body types and is comfortable to wear at lower speeds. Look for zippered pockets for your phone, keys and other valuables.

    Commuters wearing bright coloured, loose fit jerseys

    Cycling jerseys are an essential piece of any cyclists’ wardrobe. They’re designed to keep you comfortable, no matter how hard you ride. Advanced fabrics work to wick sweat away quickly to leave you cool and dry. The more you spend the better the jersey will keep you comfortable. Look for a few key features when choosing a jersey such as multiple pockets, mesh panels and an elasticated hem for added comfort.

    Delivery & Guarantee

    UK Delivery Information

    We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

    Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

    Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

    Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

    Returns & Warranty

    It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

    We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

    Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

    If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

    For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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