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Altura Airstream Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey

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Altura Airstream Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey - 2016


The Altura Airstream long sleeve cycling jersey is a great option for autumn or early spring rides when you’re looking for a little more insulation and protection from colder conditions. With a slightly more relaxed fit than some long sleeve jerseys there’s plenty of freedom of movement both on and off the bike while the breathable stretch thermal construction keeps you warm and comfortable and prevents overheating, allowing excess moisture to escape thanks to its fast-wicking properties. A great jersey for chillier mornings or riding at higher altitudes any time of the year the Altura Airstream is a capable cold season classic.



  • Multi-panel long sleeve jersey with cycle specific cut
  • Breathable, high-wicking Altura Thermo™ technology fabric
  • 3 rear pockets
  • Full length front zip
  • Integrated silicon grip at hem
  • Reflective trims for enhanced visibility 
At 84 kg and nearly 6 ft a large size is usually a bit tight for me, but the Altura jersey was a perfect fit. Very pleased with quality and great value.
Size medium. Generous fit. Not used yet but seems good quality so very pleased with purchase.
Great pruduct and set to be a favourite, great service and quick despatch from Merlin.
Nice quality good fit. Warm
Love the shirt - I know it's used as an autumn top in Europe but here in Texas, I will use it for winter riding. Great fit and love the material.
Nice looking long sleeve, easy zip, and has kept me warm in 40 degree F weather.
Nice, comfortable, warm and well fitting - happy with this...!
This jersey is very warm and comfortable. It looks great too. I've used it on a commute to work under a light showerproof jacket and it kept out the cold and wind perfectly. It is good value for money
Sized more like a jacket than a jersey. Works well and comfortably as a single base layer at -9C under a 30 year old 2 layer rain shell. Small has long enough arms for a long-limbed 179cm 71kg male. Medium fits easily over the small but that has not been ride tested yet. Comfort good enough that I ordered more.
Purchased several of these. Excellent quality and value.
Excellent cycling jersey - just what I was looking for! It is slightly too big for me BUT I bought a medium men's jersey so to be expected. Purchased this on reading other reviews and very glad I did. Perfect for winter, great price, great service - what more could you ask for .....
Nice and warm, good large fit
I've only worn this jacket twice, both for 3 + hr rides and so far I like it. It's lightweight, it appears well manufactured, it fits well large - 42" chest, the arms are a little long, but nothing to get upset about. Personally I would say it's for cool spring/autumn days and not for cold autumn/winter days. I wore on top of bib's, and a lightweight merino "T" which just about kept me warm enough. Only time wil ltell if it stands up to multiple wash cycles.
Let's start with the important thing when reviewing clothing: I'm 193cm tall, 80Kg, chest is 40.5 - 43" whilst breathing and my scrawny bicep is 13" when flexed! This is a really good cycling jersey. It is well described and is a big fit. It is long in the arms (which is great for me) and if I wanted a racing fit, I could probably squeeze into a medium! Thermal properties - I personally think this is more about the person the clothing. I did my 30 minute commute in 8C with this and a baselayer and full length bibs on. I was a bit chilly in the arms at first, toasty by 20 mins and sweating and needing a wind shell by the end . But that is me and no combinations of base layers and wonder fabrics will ever change that! I highly recommend this (after 2 weeks and 2 washes!), especially for the big lads! Only negative comment I would add is Merlin don't offer free returns, so if you are unsure about size, order multiple and then send back the ones that don't fit in one parcel.
Excellent jersey for colder rides, very warm, the chart size is perfect, the jersey itself is about 2 inches too long but that is not a problem as it can be doubled up at hem, the price is great and along with free delivery what more could you ask for, highly recommend this and Great offer from Merlin Cycles, thx !!
Really nice long-sleeved jersey, surprisingly warm, I wasn't expecting it to be fleece lined, I thought it would just be a long-sleeved version of the short-sleeved jersey. Its ideal for cool autumn rides. Generously sized.
Nice jersey and good matetial. Bigger than expected so a little loose.
Great, comfortable and warm jacket
Bought XL and 42 chest seems to be ok fit, not to tight and enough to wear a long sleeved top underneath. This is an excellent top for the sale price, well made warm and stylish. Be quick as at current price its a steal
Great jacket, ideal for Autumn rides. The sizing is spot on and the fit is perfect
Very happy with my purchase and service. Generous in the fit, am usually 2XL but XL plenty big enough
Warm & comfortable. But a bit bulky, I prefer a fitted style
Good quality and warm enough for autumn commute.
Looks better in the flesh than on-line and is really nice quality thin fleece. I'm 5' 11'' and a large is perfect for my slim frame - even with long arms and a long body. The fit is not too tight, but not at all flappy in the wind.
Great, lightweight, packable jacket.
A good value micro fleece bike jacket for cool days. No technical fabrics or fancy stretch panels but cut comfortably long on the arms and tail, could do with being a few centimetres shorter at the front though. On the bike it keeps the morning chill off and I Imagine I will use it well into the autumn or even winter underneath a wind proof top. Size M fits my 5'10" 70kg frame .
Good warm jacket with a base layer or 2 up to about 5-15 deegrees c. Wicks away sweat very well. Generous sizing not skin tight lycra bodysuit style. Bargain basement price for nice jacket.
These are great for the cooler days. Perfect fit for me. Purchased a large I am 6'1" 68kg. This is my second jersey will definitely keep with this brand
Nice fleece lining that will keep you warm. Size is true to fit
Great quality and detail like zip on rear pocket. Sized a bit large so probably best to order one size smaller.
Nice and warm jersey, well made. Maybe a little bit too relaxed fit although allows you to wear plenty under it if that's what you want
Nice Jersey. Well made and a good fit. Slightly loose in lower sleeves, but I have thin arms.
Seems large sized to me, very relaxed fit but good enough quality for the money.
A nicely made, comfortable jersey with a good fit. Lower sleeves are slightly loose on my arms, but that is the only snag I have found. I bought 2 as they were on sale and excellent value.
Nice top; Quite warm (comfortable in 10C with minimal wind) and well made. It is not a tight fit but very suitable for commutes or non-competitive rides.
Excellent. But very large. I often wear XL, but was a Medium in this.
Good value, comfortable, plenty of storage in the rear pockets. Only downside is the sleeves are a little loose.
Great jersey for those not quite so warm cycle rides, good price .
Excellent quality jersey for an amazing price! The sizing is a little on the generous size - I ordered large and it is large! This is probably down to the fact that I'm used to wearing Castelli which tends to come in bit on the small size - I'll know next time!
Quality item, probably a little bit warmer than I imagined, with a temperature range 8-13*C. I am 179cm X 74kg and a medium is an adequate club fit, I prefer race fit but I'm not prepared to criticize this LS jersey at all. No buyer would be disappointed with this purchase.
This is truly a relaxed fit jersey. This fits like regular clothes. Choose your regular clothing size and you'll have plenty of room for extra base layering.
This top is well worth the offer price from Merlin. I am 5'9" -72kilos and purchased small. Perfect fit as the sizing is a little relaxed. Have worn it with just 1 base layer down to 8c with no problem. Very good wicking top. Great service yet again from Merlin and great sale offers
Nice and warm for the time of year, nice big pockets
Excellent item, quality fabric, fits superbly.
Lovely item. XXL fitted fine at 6ft and 220 lbs. would certainly buy again.
This is my first Altura jersry. It's fantastic, I was able to wear it today 3/2/2017 for a 3 hour ride. It is a very comfortable jersey. This is the old style fit not the race kit fit. It's a great training jersry.
Quite a warm winter weight jersey which I can wear between about 7 and 14 degrees with one or two base layers. Sizing is generous but medium is right for me with 40" chest and 33 waist. Not one for the wannabe pro racer but fine for all round use and good value considering the price.
Very comfortable and good sizing
An excellent jacket, as you'd expect from Altura. Ideal to wear under a jacket in winter or as an outer layer in warmer weather. Very stylish with lots of storage pockets, the price and service by Merlin were excellent
Item is generously sized, which is great as other products don't fit me so well! Used this with a technical t-shirt and it kept me warm enough during an 8 degree ride out. Pockets are nice and big with a zip pocket built into one of the pockets. First jersey had a broken tooth, which was quickly sorted by Merlin Cycles. Replacement is fine with no problems!
Great product, great price! Really good fit and warm. This is the second one I 've bought in the last 2 months...a deal not to be missed! Looks good worn as a casual top too.....
Another quality jersey from Altura, relaxed fit so not as tight as the race line range which I prefer, excellent service from Merlin again.
Needed a thermal jersey for dry, mild winter rides and saw this at half price. Read the reviews and ordered size large in blue. I'm 1.75m tall and 83kg with broad shoulders, fits perfect with room for base layers. Great quality, 3 pockets + 1 extra zipped one and surprisingly warm, what more do you want? Excellent.
I've worn this jersey a few times now and I'm happy with it. I ordered a medium and found it a good fit over a base layer and another jersey which is good for the winter (I'm 5'9" with 38" chest). I particularly like the extra long sleeves which keep wrists warm when wearing gloves.
Great looking top in black/yellow. Good fit and warm enough with base layer down to 4 degC. Plenty of pockets including useful zipped.
Great quality long sleeve jersey with unbelievable low price, in fact I bought two, will recommend anytime a friend.
Absolutely love it. Really warm. Great fit (just go normal size). I have two Rapha long sleeves & reach for this first! Bargain at this price.
Sono alto 183cm e peso 70Kg, ho scelto una M ma veste grande. Avrei preferito una S.
Not an out and out winter top but perfect for layering, especially at this price
Lightweight, nice fit, handy zip pocket at rear.
A good value item at full price and exceptional at discounted rates in Winter 2016. Generous sizing and quite long may be good or bad depending on your preferences. Sleeves are a sensible length. Have a number of these now (red and yellow variants). Seem to wash up well and keep their shape. Altura service was good when a freebie from a mag subscription had a zip failure. Quick replacement received.
For me a great fit, plenty of length in the back and sleeves. Well made, three deep pockets and a zip pocket. Above all superb value.
Good size, very warm, good quality. Ordered another one
Nice fitting jersey, well finished. Definitely good for autumn/spring rides, may need extra layers in deepest winter. Great price and quick delivery.
Normally, I tend to find that Altura clothes are a bit on the small side. I'm six foot, and about 16 stone. I always get XXL as a result which I find fits me fine. This top is only slightly too big wereby the back where the pockets are, catch on the back of my saddle. I think if I'd have had the XL, it would have either been just right or slightly too tight but it's not enough of a problem for me to go through the hassle of sending it back to wait for another one just to see. Either way, with this top, I can always put a couple of layers underneath for the cold days so there is no issue. The sleeves are a good length when you reach for the drops and it compliments the other Altura clobber that I have got.
Superb value - not too overpowering in keeping the wind out or the heat in - perfect for a ride down to 2-3C (at least I was)
I have been wearing this jacket every day since I got it. Not just for cycling but hiking and kayaking too.
Good fit, kept me warm and dry so far this winter.
Excellent Jersey for the price, I'd recommend going one size larger than normal as these are slightly on the small size.
Warm yet breathable and good quality material. Good as top layer on milder winter days, and as a middle layer of 3 on colder winter days. Size S was a good relatively close fit on me (5ft7, chest 40"), great price and service from Merlin as usual.
Terrific value, extra long in back, very comfortable and a nice extra zippered pocket.
Good fit going by the size chart and very warming in cold weather
Good quality. Larger fit, can be used between 5-10 degrees. Rain resistant and windproof.
An absolute bargain at this price. Good outer layer in the dry and mid layer in the wet. Very happy with my purchase.
Decent product at a good price. Generous sizing......definitely not a racy fit. Ideal for layering or milder winter days.
I was so impressed with my first purchase. I immediately purchased a second. Good quality, warm and quite wind resistant and at this price it's a steal.
Good warm winter jersey. Slightly larger fit, so can be an overlayer. Nice and great value for the sales price
Good quality. Longer than expected in body and arms ( medium a little too long for me (168cm, 65 kg)
Good fit. Slim but not skin tight. Leaves room for base layer(s) and air layer. Good length in rear and very nice pockets with fourth zipper pocket. Fails to have a zipper garage and zipper cover panel. Good relief of warm air excess. Sleeves are longish and cover base of gloves well. However, would be improved with perhaps a Velcro closure since there is some draft in this area. Nice neck length. Works great at 38* to 50* as regulated by base layer(s). Excellent value for $50.
Loving this top. Windproof, rain resistant (though yet to wear it in a full-on downpour), warm and surprisingly breathable. I'm usually on the borderline between small/medium. I opted for small and it fits me perfectly.
Yet again I am over the moon with the quality and performance of Altura gear. This is everything it claims to be: very warm and remarkably wind resistant even though this isn't actually a designed-in feature. Perfect fit from their size guide with nice long arms. The full length zip means I have comfortable used this when its 15C+ and its toasty warm on its own well below 10C. Unreserved recommendation.
Great product. I've had a previous Altura Airstream Long Sleeve Top for nearly 5 years. It has worn well, it is comfortable and it's warm and I still use it. I bought this red top because my yellow top is a magnet for flies in the summer. I'm 5' 5" and a 38" chest and the medium size is a snug fit and the arms not too long.