Assos DB.4 kickTop $309.95
There's never a wrong occasion for Assos.
As part of Assos' Dopo Bici, or 'after bike,' collection, the new DB.4 kickTop pullover was built to represent the perfect balance of style, comfort, and functionality that we've come to expect from Assos. This casual jacket delivers the best fabrics and fit from the Swiss apparel designer, providing us with a new take on what's possible in a casual jacket.
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.4 kickTop is available in seven sizes from X-Small to TIR and in the colors Black, Blue, Red, and White.
|Leg & Knee Warmers||0||I||II|
|Height||4ft 11in - 5ft 2in
(150 - 159cm)
|5ft 3in - 5ft 6in
(160 - 169cm)
|5ft 7in - 5ft 10in
(170 - 179cm)
|5ft 11in - 6ft 1in
(180 - 185cm)
|6ft 1in - 6ft 3in
(186 - 190cm)
|6ft 3in - 6ft 5in+
(191 - 195cm+)
|XLG but wider|
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure around the widest part of your chest.
Reviews & Community
Another great product from Assos.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is extremely comfortable and is form fitting in the places you need it most without being too tight. Also, unlike a lot of clothing, the seams are virtually non-existent making it exceptionally comfortable. It totally bridges the gap from cycling apparel to street clothing - it's something I'd wear to work or on a date with the lady.