When asked to describe any Assos product, one is only able to use one word — perfection. And, true to form, Assos' intermediateEvo Long Sleeve Jersey delivers just that. With Assos' signature AEPD design and a host of Swiss-born, proprietary fabrics, the intermediateEvo long sleeve jersey serves as the first crucial component to surviving a winter in the saddle.
Assos constructed the front panels and sleeves of the intermediateEvo jersey from its own Airblock 799 fabric. An engineered hallmark material from the Assos Textile Laboratory, 799 features a four-way stretch composition that allows an ample freedom of movement. And, as the name suggests, this material is also completely windproof. As a result, you're able to stave off the chilly winds of winter, without having to suffer through the intense heat that high loft polyesters provide. However, Assos is aware that high aerobic exertions will inevitably create a rise in your core temperature. Accordingly, it place a micro-cell polyester at the back of the jersey in order to aid in ventilation. So, you effectively create your own micro-climate within the jersey, which keeps your thermo-regulation consistent throughout your ride.
For the fit, Assos delivered in typical Assos fashion — perfection. The intermediateEvo features multiple patterns to provide its signature second-skin fit. Combining what Assos calls its Advanced Ergonomic Pattern Design (AEPD) racing cut with its cycling-specific body-mapping pattern design, the jersey benefits from the most thought out designing process in the business. Assos is the first to tell you that high-end materials mean nothing if the cut is bad. That's why it's spent a maddening amount of time on two points of study — how the body is shaped, and how it changes throughout the movements of cycling. Accordingly, the AEPD cut is made for the shape of cycling, not standing (just a little something to remember when you try it on). With the intermediateEvo, the cut greets the contours of your body and adds a slight compression to aid in muscle recovery and stabilization. It's worth noting that AEPD achieves this without adding a sensation of pressure.
As for the accoutrements, the jersey features a full-length front zipper and plenty of rear storage to house your winter ride essentials.
The Assos intermediateEvo Long Sleeve Jersey is available in a size Small and in the color Black.