Assos SS.skinFoil_summer Base Layer $108.95
Layer up and stay cool.
If you're a long time Assos fanatic, or equipeCampionissimo in Assos-speak, you're already familiar with the Assos Layering System and its corresponding ClimaRange. However, if you're unfamiliar, or just can't remember any more acronyms, Assos created seven models of base layers that cover the seven ranges of climates from spring (1) to winterPlus (7). Each model within this System ClimaRange was designed to ideally complement your second layer of Assos jersey or jacket, providing you with a perfect match for your riding conditions. And, new to this year, Assos has created a new system of body insulators called skinfoil. The SS.skinFoil_summer Base Layer is near the lightest of the group, ideal for next-to-skin coverage within the 77 to 90 Fahrenheit range.
Assos constructed the SS.skinFoil_summer base layer using its proprietary skinFoil yarns. These blended polypropylene fibers are extraordinarily light and nearly incapable of absorbing water. Accordingly, humidity, or water vapor, are efficiently transported to the outer-layer where it's quickly evaporated. Additionally, these blended yarns form a highly elastic material that creates a push-pull effect in order to hold your muscles in place as you ride. The fabric is also antistatic and antibacterial, and it is also dermatologically tested and approved. This means that you'll remain comfortable, fresh, and most importantly, dry underneath all of your outer layers.
For this new collection of base layers, Assos decided to forgo any pre-shaped paneling designs in favor of a seamless, tubular construction. The reasoning behind this is that you receive a pleasing, non-restrictive level of fit. The fabric matrix is also spun, much like a sock, versus the standard flatbed knit technology. And compared to even a flatlock construction, this tubular method better wraps and supports your torso. However, just because skinFoil has abandoned Assos' hallmark of multi-panel patterns, it doesn't mean that it's abandoned Assos' AEPD ideology. In fact, you'll find that Assos has expanded on this through the incorporation of 'bodyMap.' Essentially, this takes the next-to-skin riding position of AEPD (advanced ergonomic pattern design) and increases its freedom of movement and low volume by varying the material thickness, structure, and elasticity around the body. This way, Assos guarantees a purposeful fit that feels nearly custom to your body.
The Assos SS.skinfoil_summer Base Layer is available in the color White and in the sizes 0 (XX-Small/x-small), I (Small/medium), II (Large/x-large), and III (X-Large/tir).
|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+)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure around the widest part of your chest.