These Black Friday Altura deals are so good I just couldn't resist snapping them up

Altura gilet details
(Image credit: Paul Brett)

If like me you plan to ride throughout the winter the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend might just be your savior, with the deals on this Altura winter kit currently carrying some amazing discounts across the range over at Cycle Store. I've picked out my top deals on winter clothing below, and they will have you covered for all your best winter MTB or gravel riding.

Altura clothing details

The Altura insulated gilet and the thermal bib tights have performed well in cold conditions (Image credit: Paul Brett)

We've tested many Altura products over the years like the Altura Cave Softshell jacket and the Altura Kielder long sleeve jersey and they always come out scoring well. I've been so impressed with these big discounts that I've purchased some of these products already, so read on to check out my top six winter Altura Black Friday bargains...

1. Altura Icon Rocket Windproof Jacket

First up is an essential item in the winter kit arsenal, a lightweight packable shower and windproof jacket. The Altura Rocket is ideal for changeable winter conditions and currently has a massive seventy percent discount. We've all been there, heading out on a ride on a lovely winter morning, only to be hammered with rain an hour or so into the ride. The Icon is designed to keep those pesky showers at bay and features a durable water-repellent coating and also offers protection from the wind thanks to a Pertex Quantum fabric. A large area of reflectivity helps to keep you visible to others in lower light conditions and it can be packed away neatly into its own side pocket, and either into a bar bag or back pocket when the conditions improve out on the trails.

Altura Icon Rocket Windproof Jacket: Save £70.01 at Cycle Store£100

Altura Icon Rocket Windproof Jacket: Save £70.01 at Cycle Store
Was £100, now £29.99
Available now with an epic Black Friday discount of 70%. The Altura Icon Rocket Windproof Jacket is sized from S-XXL and in color choices of Charcoal or Navy. It's packable wind and shower proof an essential winter item, and at this price one to snap up quickly.  

2. Altura Icon Insulated Gilet

This is a deal I've snapped up already myself, a gilet is a highly useful and versatile piece of kit, and the Altura Icon Rocket gilet is brilliant, and even better now with a staggering 64 percent discount, which makes this a no-brainer Black Friday bargain. I've ridden this on my local gravel trails and on my best mountain bike routes, and it performs perfectly. Its lightweight with Pertex Quantum windproof fabric, and has a thermal fleece layer around the chest and lower back designed to keep the core warm in the cooler conditions. It also has a massive pocket at the back which is super handy for holding ride essentials, it also has a fleece-lined collar and a water-repellent coating. Always handy dual-ended water-resistant zips help manage body temperature too.

Altura Icon Rocket Insulated Gilet: Save £48.01 at Cycle Store£70

Altura Icon Rocket Insulated Gilet: Save £48.01 at Cycle Store
Was £70, now £26.99
The Altura Icon Rocket Gilet Jacket is available from S-XXL and in a Charcoal color choice, with a Black Friday discount of 64%. It ticks all the boxes for me, and I've been wearing it pretty much constantly of late, packable, insulated, wind and showerproof, another excellent essential winter item.

3. Altura Progel Thermal Bib Tights

Summer evenings on our best mountain bike or gravel bike rides are a distant memory, and so are the summer riding shorts. For me, a good pair of thermal bib tights is always perfect for winter riding. The Altura Progel Plus Bib Tights have now been re-designed to include a 3D Progel Plus pad, which has a dual-density foam and rooted gel, that not only provides excellent comfort but it retains its anatomical shape after your ride. Featuring a 260gsm brushed back fabric to deliver the essential warmth and a durable DWR coating to repel unexpected showers and muck, they also have soft feel bib straps for added comfort.

Altura Progel Thermal Bib Tights: Save 33% at Cycle Store£80

Altura Progel Thermal Bib Tights: Save 33% at Cycle Store
Was £80, now £53.60
I've been wearing these Altura Progel thermal bib tights since the weather turned more wintery, and they an excellent performing bib tight. Featuring a 3D Progel Plus pad and a thermal brushed back fabric, they keep you super cosy, and a fairly water-repellent. Sized S-XXL and a Black color choice.

4. Altura Esker Trail Trousers

If the Altura Progel thermal bib tights aren't your thing and you prefer a trail pant/trouser then the Altura Esker trail trousers might be ideal, they have all the features you's find in the best mountain bike pants but at a fraction of the cost, now at £52.49. Featuring a lightweight and durable fabric, with tapered leg design. There is a durable water-repellent coating along with elasticated cuffs, designed to keep you comfortable on your best MTB adventures. They also have room for knee pads and have zipped thigh pockets for your phone or keys.

Altura Esker Trail Trousers: Save 30% at Cycle Store£74.99

Altura Esker Trail Trousers: Save 30% at Cycle Store
Was £74.99, now £52.49
The Altura Esker trail trousers feature a durable water-resistant coating, are lightweight and can accomadate the best knee pad protection. Elasticated cuffs help to keep the muck out and have a great 30% discount for Black Friday. Sized S-XXL they come in either Dark Olive or Black.

5. Altura Esker Polartec Long Sleeve

The Altura Esker Mens Polartec long-sleeve jersey is multi-functional mid-layer that can be paired up with the items above or ridden on its own depending on conditions. It protects from the elements with its Polartec PowerGrid front panel and durable water-repellent coating to keep unexpected showers at bay. Thermal sleeves and back panels provide extra warmth and keep the chill off so that you can smash out the best mountain bike adventures in style.

Altura Esker Polartec Long Sleeve Jersey: Save £38.51 at Cycle Store£55

Altura Esker Polartec Long Sleeve Jersey: Save £38.51 at Cycle Store
Was £55, now £16.49
The Altura Esker Mens Polartec long-sleeve jersey features everything you'd need in a versatile mid-layer jersey. A Polartec PowerGrid front panel, durable water-repellent coating, and thermal sleeves and back panel make this an excellent winter riding option. Currently available in a Light Gray color choice and sizes S-XXL with a 70% discount, make this a bargain.

6. Altura Polartec Waterproof Gloves

There is nothing worse than the pain of cold hands during a ride, and a quality pair of best winter riding gloves is essential. The Polartec Waterproof Gloves from Altura have excellent protection from the elements with an excellent waterproof and breathability rating. Warmth is retained thanks to a Polartec Microgrid lining, and a longer length-shaped cuff provides a snug fit to keep the chill-out. There is also a silicone palm print to provide a secure grip whilst the minimal padding still allows for that bar feel. Currently, with a thirty percent reduction, these could well be the perfect gloves to see you through the coldest and wettest of rides.

Altura Polartec Waterproof Gloves: Save 30% at Cycle Store£50

Altura Polartec Waterproof Gloves: Save 30% at Cycle Store
Was £50, now £34.99
The Altura Polartec Waterproof Gloves are packed with hand-warming goodness that includes a Polartec Microgrid lining and are also extremely waterproof and breathability. Available in Black and in sizes S-XXL, with a 30% discount.

These winter riding essentials have helped me continue riding as winter bites. At these prices they are not to be missed. These are my just picks, but there are plenty more at

The big shopping weekend is full of big deals and if you're looking for a deal on the best mountain bikes we have your back with our Black Friday mountain bike deals hub packed with the best deals currently available. It's regularly updated as we spot the goodies at discounted prices, so be sure to bookmark the page to keep up to date on the deals.

For even more deals, see our Black Friday Garmin deals hub and our best Black Friday electric mountain bike article. 

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm