Item # AAS0204
Assos sV.emergencyVest - Men's $38.70
Ready for anything.
Have you ever stopped to think just how archaic it is for racers to be stuffing their jerseys with newspapers at the summit of a climb? Seriously, though, this has been going on for over a hundred years. Frames have turned to carbon, and our apparel has likewise turned to technology. However, L'Equipe still seems to reign supreme on race day. Well, true to form, Assos set to turning the status quo on its head with the new sV.emergencyVest. Now, Assos has introduced what it calls "micro-volume chest protection" to shield you on chilly descents, all while creating the most compact layering piece in the Assos line.
For the construction of the sV.emergencyVest, Assos eliminated anything that it deemed non-essential. Essentially, this resulted in the pattern of the vest resembling that of a bolero. However, this design serves a very specific function. You see, the sV.emergencyVest is meant to stave off wind chills on long, chilly descents. However, do to its translucent composition and reflective appliques at every hem, it also doubles as a reflective piece to wear over any jacket come wintertime.
This has all been made possible through the vest's "ultracompact" seam structure and fabric composition. In fact, the resulting piece is acceptable for usage across every Assos ALS ClimaRange — especially for hot summer racing and training (Outfit 3). More importantly, though, the ultracompact design allows simple storage of the vest. Assos is so certain of this that it recommends you to keep it with your bike at all times in case of emergency. According to Assos, you should store it in a second waterbottle holder or in your saddle pack. This way, you'll always be ready for Mother Nature to take a turn.
The Assos sV.emergencyVest is available in the color White Panther and in seven sizes from X-Small to TIR.
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|Leg & Knee Warmers||0||I||II|
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
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
This has become a wardrobe staple for those in-between spring days that start out cool and heat up quickly. Full disclosure: I am a woman cyclist (42” bust, 31” waist) and bought an XL. I had to get it tailored to fit properly on my torso but once that was done, it is outstanding. I really like being able to get into my jersey pockets and not having to contend with extra material bunching up at my waist. The wide reflective bands light up like a Christmas tree in lower light situations. I even use it for low light running sometimes for the added visibility. Really happy with this purchase and can’t beat the price for Assos quality.
Perfect emergency vest.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
Made to be an emergency vest and is perfect for that purpose. Well made. Shows up well on gray rainy days (definitely not waterproof but better than nothing) and at night. Disappears in jersey pocket which is why I often start out with this on when otherwise I would just be chilly at the start on those questionable temperature days.
Size: I have somewhat swimmers shoulders, so I am not the typical twig armed cyclist (but nothing wrong with that, on climbs I wish I was). Anyway, that is why I got an extra large size which fits, so I would say this runs slightly small.
I bought this on sale, but would now pay full price if I lost mine.