Assos rS.sturmPrinz Jacket - Men's $589.95
So good you'll beg for rain.
Assos' engineers knew that if their rain jacket design was going to wear the revered Assos badge, it would have be light, packable, highly protective, and, most importantly, fit perfectly. The result of their efforts was the well-received original rS.sturmPrinz Jacket. This updated version has been tweaked to perfectly mate with the iJ.tiBuru for cold winter riding conditions, making it the ultimate protective outer shell.
Assos started with the idea that an effective rain jacket has to be waterproof and work for cyclists riding hard in the worst conditions. But most importantly, it must fit like an Assos top. The question was how to accomplish this. To start, the engineers created new fabrics — Triton V1 and Triton V2. Triton V1 is the tougher, heavier, more waterproof fabric, and it was used for the front panels. Triton V2 is lighter and more breathable and was used in back. The Swiss-made Triton fabric is a temperature-sensitive waterproof-breathable membrane. This means that when it's cold, the membrane is less breathable, which is good, as it will help hold in your body heat. When it's warm, the membrane is more breathable, and it will help vent sweat vapor.
On the sides of the rS.sturmPrinz, the airVent system further helps vent sweat and keep your core temperature stable and comfortable. On the inside, you'll see that the seams are sealed, so no water is able get in where fabric panels join. There's also a vent parallel with the shoulder blades that helps vapor exit at this zone. The wrists and neck have adjustable seals so you can tighten them to keep out the cold and wet or loosen them to get a little additional venting. This way you're able to always have a customized fit to suit your preferences and conditions.
At the back of the jacket, you'll see a center pocket, sealed with a reflective zipper. On either side are pocket flaps that work both as vents and as access points to your jersey pockets underneath. And when the rain ends and the sun decides to pop out, the jacket is light enough to stow in a jersey pocket.
The Assos rS.sturmPrinz Jacket - Men's is available in seven sizes from X-Small to TIR and in the color Black Volkanga. Please note that Assos' XLG equates to XX-Large, and TIR is the same as the XLG but slightly wider throughout.
|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
The Ultimate in Rain Protective Gear
- Gender: Male
I have been looking at this product for sometime but just couldn't justify the cost for a rain jacket. But recently with 40% off I decided to go for it. I wanted something very light weight, highly breathable and with Assos reputation I was hoping for a home run.
Before I purchased, I carefully reviewed the size chart. I am a size 38" chest and according to the chart I should be in their small size (37.8in chest). I was hesitant but thought this would offer a good fit over a cycling jersey since I am closer to a 38" chest than a medium which indicates a (39.4" chest size). Well needless to say it was way too small. So I returned it for a medium. I had to pay for the return and for the new shipping so be very careful to go up at least one chest size if you are thinking of purchasing this product. As an update the medium (39.4" chest) was delivered and it fit perfectly.
As the title says: "SO GOOD YOU'LL BEG FOR RAIN." We will definitely test it and see just how well it performs against the high cost of this rain jacket. Who knows it might just be worth it!
As an update I can already tell that the Assos RS.SturmPrinz Jacket is a very different type of rain jacket. The material is incredible, the fit is snug and well formed to your body. I haven't verified this yet but Asso claims that this jacket will not build up moisture inside even under high rates of physical exertion. This means a lot of comfort and dryness during very wet conditions, which ultimately means you are less apt to stay at home due to concerns of incoming clouds and rain. This equals more cycling and more adventures!
I am really glad I now have this in my arsenal of weather protecting gear.