The Altura Microlite showerproof cycling jacket is an amazingly lightweight user-friendly packaway jacket that packs down into a very small size and fits into your cycling jersey pocket until you need it. Featuring elasticated waist and cuffs for an enhanced fit the Microlite includes one small rear pocket for extra storage and is a great option for all year round when you’re riding in unpredictable weather or simply need a windproof layer to keep you warm on long descents.
Rear pack pocket
Full-length zip and elasticated cuffs
Tiny pack size
Packs away to next to nothing, brilliant to stuff in jersey rear pocket or bottle cage bag/bottle.
Will keep the worst of the rain off you, but half an hour in the rain leaves me with damp cuffs and forearms.
The wrist elastic isn't top quality but does the job for the price.
Really like the stuff-sack turning into a rear pocket design.
Excellent jacket, lightweight, easily fits into pocket, been out on 2 rainy rides so far and stayed dry, would recommend.
A great lightweight garment to carry hoping you never need to wear it, but if you do it is fantastic.
I decided to get this jacket based on reading its great reviews. I haven't tested it in the rain yet, but seems perfect as a light portable wind breaker. I am 180 cm tall with a medium build and the medium (just) fits perfectly over my base layer and winter jacket. If you're more stocky I'd go for the large. An additional plus is that the jacket can be stuffed into the pocket and stowed away neatly when not in use.
I am 178cm tall and size M fits perfectly. Jacket is light and packable. Good feature is ropes on the edges of sleeves to hook the thumbs.
Great lightweight shower protection, easily fits in a pocket, and is surprisingly waterproof for its weight.........great value also .....
Very lite, seems good quality, runs a little small for an XL, but all in all very happy with the purchase.
Light rain jacket, with full length front zip to vent the heat when the rain stops.
Mr de la Vega Arana
Cortavientos muy ligero, que viene muy bien en las bajadas y para protegernos de la lluvia.
Color llamativo que favorece la visibilidad en carretera.
Buena calidad y precio en caso de estar rebajado.
Fantastic pack away jacket. Worn a few times now and don't know how I managed without it before. It's perfect as shower proof jacket as water just beads off. It. Also acts as a great windstopper jacket. I am 42" chest and got the large. It's a really good fit. Not too tight and not too loose. Folds into its own back pocket which has a neat zip to get a really small pack down size. Easily fits in the back pocket of my jersey. For the money you would struggle to find better. Great item. Fast hassle free delivery.
Grat jacket. Worn on cycle ride in fairly heavy rain. Kept nice and dry. Arrived as stated. Very pleased with purchase
Thankfully I have not yet had to test this in the rain. I bought the medium size. It is well made, the jacket is a neat fit, sleeves are long enough but I feel that it is a bit short. I am 178cm tall and weigh 70Kg.
This is exactly what I wanted, a light weight, packable jacket. I am a big fan of Altura products and this is no exception, however normally they come up quite tight and I require an XL. With this I could have probably got away with a large size.
Light breathable comfortable and waterproof in steady drizzle.
Fit is good with small pack down size just right for keeping in seat pack for summer light showers
Only used once thankfully, but kept me dry. Seemed to dry out quickly too. Would recommend this jacket. Also service provided by Merlin arrived quickly.
Had to use this for the first time the other day. Fits well in back pocket. Does well in showers, anything heavy and your gonna get wet regardless.
Nice light, packable size. Yet to test in a downpour but helps with windproofing. Sizing - Large - ok for me; standard fit, not too tight.
Nice fit, light and highly visible. I am 75kg, 175cm and M size fits me well. If you are a tall person, be mindful that the front side is not too long.
Excellent offer from Merlin - reviews on jacket pretty good. It folds down really small which is what I wanted - not had a shower yet to check out its qualities.
Honestly, this is a very basic jacket so do not expect it to be waterproof under all day long downpours. It does the job during the mild showers though. The fabric is rather delicate so I do not recommend it for off the trails cycling (i.e in the woods). Very light and fits into your back pocket as an emergency rain cover. Good value for money, I think.
The jacket was ordered on Friday, arrived on Saturday, presented to son on Sunday when he took part in the Wiltshire 100 mile bike ride in 6.24 h. He is delighted with the jacket: it fits, is light, looks great and kept the rain off when he returned to London and I was happy with the price!
Good quality and easy to carry in a pocket. The fit is a little tight so would suggest ordering a size up.