Assos DB 13 kickTop Lady LS $309.95
After bike, still Assos.
The 'D' and the 'B' in Assos' new DB 13 kickTop Lady LS comes from the phrase 'Dopo Bici,' which translates to 'after bike.' After all, that's exactly what this pullover was built for, as it represents the perfect balance of style, comfort, and functionality that we've grown accustomed to from Assos. The casual jacket brings the best fabrics and fit from the Swiss apparel designer, providing a new take on what's possible in a casual jacket design.
Just like many of the technical climaRange jackets, the DB.4 kickTop employs Assos' exclusive RX material. This fabric was used for the bulk of its paneling construction, as it features a warm, stretchy composition that works to keep your core both insulated and dry. The outer-layer appears fleecy, and the inner-layer is thin and smooth. Assos considers this fabric to be a 'transportation' textile, with the dual purpose of moving moisture away from the skin while insulating the body. This is the concept of essentially retaining body heat while expelling moisture through the RX's hollow-fiber construction. The open fibers work in conjunction with the '2+1-way' stretch of the material to accelerate moisture evaporation at the surface of the fabric. The RX was supplemented with underarm panels made from Assos' stretchy 185 fabric. This material is composed of an ultra-breathable structure, which provides additional ventilation to the jacket. Altogether, the system is highly effective at maintaining your 'internal microClima,' or more simply put, your temperature inside the DB.4.
Differing from your favorite Assos cycling jacket, however, the DB.4 kickTop incorporates a more spacious paneling design that's been built specifically for your daily life off of the bicycle. The fabric panels were joined in a way that contours to the body without restricting movement. Along these lines, separate shoulder panels were cut in a shape that mimics your anatomical structure, which aids in a fit that smoothly wraps your arms and torso. Meanwhile, a thin 'free-standing' neck panel composes the DB.4's collar, which was specifically designed to keep pressure off of the neck. This paneling is backed with ultra-soft macrofleece, providing maximum comfort.
Going along with this theme of comfort, Assos also covered the inside seams of the DB.4 to provide a smooth, chafe-free contact with your skin. The cuffs and hem were built with narrow bands to secure the fit, and two zippered front pockets and 1/4-length zipper round out the front. Assos finished off the kickTop with a small logo at the chest and a reflective security stripe along the rear panel.
The Assos DB 13 kickTop Lady LS is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black, Fidji, Piton Green, and White.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Standing with your feet together, measure around the widest part of your hips.
- Measure around the widest part of your chest.