Assos umaJack Jacket - Women's $399.95
The aggressive patterning of Assos winter clothing is attractive to the part of us that delights in modern design. But what might make it appealing to a fashionista isn't its most important feature. Clothing like Assos' women's-specific umaJack Jacket is an intensely technical piece of cycling apparel. It's made to do a difficult job: Make you feel toasty warm on a frigid ride.
Appearances aside, warmth is the main purpose of the umaJack. The front of the jacket and the front of the arms are made from Assos' airBlock 851 fabric — the flexible, stretchable, waterproof, windproof, and lightweight material that Assos uses to great effect throughout its winter apparel line. The collar is lightweight and windproof, with a stretchy, breathable Roubaix panel in back of the neck. The collar closes with an off-center snap, putting little pressure on the neck. The shoulders and top of the back are covered by a less-stretchy windproof fabric that helps anchor the jacket as a whole to the body. The rest of the body is constructed from a heavy-duty Roubaix fabric. The Roubaix allows the moisture produced by spirited riding to evaporate out the back, while keeping the front protected from the wind.
The umaJack is cut for women. It's shorter in front than the men's equivalent, known as the airJack 851. The umaJack is built with curved panels and narrower shoulders. The pockets are different as well. Knowing that the jacket sits a bit higher on a woman, a traditional top-opening pocket is harder to access. So Assos re-engineered the pockets to be side-opening. The material is stretchy, allowing for anything inside to be held into place by the material when in the riding position, but still easily accessible from the side. A third pocket is zippered for keys, a credit card, and the other items you want to keep ultra-secure. The jacket was finished off with reflective elements throughout, keeping you visible to motorists in low-light conditions.
The Assos umaJack Jacket - Women's is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black, Blue, Red, White, and Yellow.
- 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.