Just because the weather outside is iffy, isn't an excuse for not getting out and riding. After all, it seems like if we decide not to go out, it won't rain but as soon as we roll out of the driveway, the drops appear. For those days when we need a lightweight, windproof shell but don't want to haul around the bulk if it doesn't rain, comes the Men's BlitzJacketMilleGT from Assos.
With the weather being so unpredictable during the shoulder seasons, the ability to pack the shell in your jersey pocket is invaluable. What's remarkable about this piece is it gets you a high-quality Assos jacket at a pretty fair price. It employs Foil Ultra textile on the front which is utilized on other pieces in the climaX range. The material is a windproof, water-repellent, rip-stop, and lightweight woven fabric consisting of 100% polyamide.
On the sides, Glossy textile, a warp-knit windproof textile, is incorporated for its high stretch and breathability. A super snug fitting neck is never on the list of features anyone wants on a jacket, especially when we're exerting ourselves, so Assos patterns an all-new dual layer construction in the neck that improves elasticity for unrestricted movement and comfort while riding. The BlitzJacket is cut in Assos' regularFit, so it's easy to put on over a jersey or base layer, and won't act as a sail in the wind while riding, making it perfect for embarking on a chilly morning when you know its gonna heat up later, or starting off on a long descent. A full-length zipper is handy while putting on or taking off the jacket on the fly, as well as adding some much-needed ventilation when the sun's back out and the pavement's steaming. Assos designed this jacket to be rustle-free so it's quiet while in use and it gives the garment a DWR treatment for water repellency.
Available in seven sizes ranging from X-Small to TIR and in the colors blackSeries or the more safety conscious visibilityGreen, this low-volume and lightweight packable shell will come in handy more often than you think.
- A cycling jacket for all-year wind and water protection
- Construction balances protection and packability
- Lightweight and low volume for easy stowing
- regularFit allows for performance fit over layers
- Full-length allows for heat to escape when the rain's over
- The rustle-free material is quiet as you move about
- Assos' fit and quality is a lightweight jacket that won't break the bank