Assos could have given their newest short-sleeve baselayer a simpler name, but we have to agree that the SS.skinFoilSummer_s7 Body Insulator tells you everything you need to know about itself, once you've broken it down a little bit. Allow us to help: SkinFoil is Assos' name for its body-hugging, temperature-regulating baselayers, which are constructed with no visible seams to eliminate chafing and enhance mobility.
A blend of nylon and polyester moves moisture quickly away from your skin, and the compressive fit helps support muscles to decrease fatigue. SS stands for, reasonably, short sleeve, which you probably don't need explained, and Summer denotes — not even kidding — the seasons in which the midweight skinFoil is designed to excel. Finally, s7 indicates that the skinFoil is part of Assos newest line, which takes the already legendary Assos ethos to the next level.
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|Leg & Knee Warmers||0||I||II|
|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
Like a Sock
As I have said in other base layer reviews the most important feature of any base layer is the fit. If the fit is off the whole outfit doesn't work and can wreck a long day in the saddle. As soon as I put it on I understood why it's more than competitors, the fabric was soft and weightless and the fit was perfect. It fits like the best sock you have ever worn. Great piece to add to the collection if you are in need of a summer base layer, although I just used it the other day and it's November.so use it when need it;) Assos has once again made a perfect piece. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and/or concerns about fit. Size Purchased, 0.
Chest (under your armpits, around the fullest part of your chest): 37in
Sleeve (shoulder joint to the wrist bone): 22in
Bicep (relaxed - not that it matters in my case) : 10.75in
Customer Account Manager-Bike
Good light insulation
Beware of sizing. The sizing I saw on the package read
0 - XS and S
1 - M
2 - L XL
which differs from the size chart listed on the product page. By this logic, targeting a S in the dropdown, I ordered a 1 when I should have ordered a 0. It was indeed too large.