While the Assos brand has long been associated with luxury in the road cycling world, the SS.rallytrekkingJersey_evo7 Lady Short-Sleeve Jersey marks the brand's expansion into luxury kit for discerning trail riders. In true form, this jersey marks the pinnacle of off-road technology with meticulous attention to fit, fabrics, and finishing details.
The Lady version is similar to the men's but dialed with a women-specific cut. It utilizes five different fabrics across the jersey and a nearly unprecedented 25 patterns for a final product that will weather all manner of trail duress while keeping you cool, comfortable, and effortlessly stylish out in the dirt. The main textile used is Assos' slightly textured Type.188 material, featuring moisture-wicking breathability and the durability to stand up to the rigors of trail riding. Of particular note, the back panel is made from a distinct mesh reminiscent of a toned down version of some of the honeycomb shock absorbing technology we've been seeing in the helmet world. This mesh presents itself as a clustering of small tubes that simultaneously provide airflow, protection, and extra padding for comfortable pack usage.
The jersey is finished with the kind of Assos details that you'd expect, including the signature zip pull and a compressive, supportive rear hem with silicone print to maintain coverage while you're hanging off the saddle. The three rear pockets are hemmed with a similar material, which provides support so the back of the jersey doesn't become a shapeless, droopy mess under the weight of a banana, energy gels, multi-tool, CO2, and all the other necessities the pockets provide room for. Those pockets' catch-all space is supplemented with an additional zip pocket for items that you can't afford to orphan on the trail.
As an added bonus, the SS.rallytrekkingJersey_evo7 Lady comes packaged with Assos' summer skinFoil baselayer. This baselayer boasts a blend of nylon and polyester specially engineered to transport sweat and vapor quickly away from your skin for effective evaporation and cooling. Its form fit supports your muscles and prevents discomfort, and the sleeveless design reduces weight and helps prevent overheating.