Windproof, lightweight shell jacket for maximum protection and minimum bulk
Few riders head out on their bike without a windproof shell. They’re a staple part of your riding arsenal, whatever the time of year. Assos have patterned a pared down windproof shell jacket for essential protection and brought it firmly into the Assos stable at a very fair price point. Now a key piece for the in-house test team, Assos have employed the Foil Ultra textile on the front that they have borrowed from other race-tuned, year-round pieces in the climaX range. The sides have been revised to incorporate the high stretch and breathability of Glossy textile. Assos have also patterned an all-new dual layer construction in the neck to improve elasticity and comfort while riding.
Those same cyclists who never leave without a windproof shell also value packability, which demands a product that can easily be stowed in your pocket while riding. The blitzJacket Mille GT meets those demands. Cut in the regularFit, this is a comfort-focused, easy-to-throw-on piece for essential protection, minimal volume and maximum performance.
Now coming in either the classic blackSeries or the more safety-conscious visibilityGreen, this shell will rightly become a staple for year-round riding.
When to use?
This piece has been designed to give you crucial protection during cooler moments on your ride, such as rolling out before the sun has risen, starting a chilly descent or merely being prepared for dips in the temperature. Its design is incredibly low volume, meaning this shell jacket is ultra packable for stowing in your jersey pocket. It works best over a skinFoil baselayer and jersey combination.
Key features of the Mille GT wind jacket
Less aggressive than the racingFit but more fitted than the comfortFit, the regularFit body mapping design bridges the gap between these two fits and comes in as the ultimate balance between comfort and compression.
- Foil Ultra:
A windproof, water-repellent, rip-stop, lightweight woven fabric consisting of polyamide.
This warp-knit windproof textile comes to the fore on the side panels to provide stretch and breathability.
- Dual layer neck construction:
To ensure your movement remains unhindered and comfortable while riding at a high exertion, there’s a double-layered construction on the neck to improve elasticity.
This piece of apparel has been designed to be as quiet as possible with a rustle-free fabric.
As not every day comes with unbroken sunshine, Assos have treated this product to their DWR (Durable Water Repellency) to protect you from rainfall.
- Full-length zip:
For on-the-fly outfit tuning, this piece sports a full-length zip to add flexibility and versatility to your ride. Put it on when needed.
- ultra lightweight, ultra packable:
As cyclists, Assos understand the needs and restrictions that you face on every ride. With limited pocket space and a need to accommodate the essentials, they have diligently worked to create products with the lowest possible weight and great packability. As no one wants to feel like a packhorse on rides in changeable conditions, they have strived to strike the balance between weight, volume and performance. Assos‘ approach is always to craft pieces that will exceed expectations as your back-pocket insurance policy. This approach involves minimal volume and minimal seams.
Material 94% polyamide, 6% elastane
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