With strong links to the professional side of the sport, this innovative Swiss brand has some fantastic items in their spring/summer 2023 range. In this article we will take a look at some of our favourite garments, to help make your riding this year all that more enjoyable.
ASSOS Mille GT C2 EVO Short Sleeve Jersey
Retail price - £105
Mille is ASSOS' comfort-focused range, a range that complements long days in the saddle and provides timeless and effortless style. The Mille GT C2 EVO Short Sleeve Jersey features block colours and subtle ASSOS logos. This may not be to everyone's liking but for those that want the technology to do the talking you are in for a treat.
Big Dual is the primary fabric choice for this jersey due to its lightweight properties, which in turn give the jersey an airy feel. This circular knit fabric is combined with odorControl technology to help promote airflow and moisture wicking, while the Mille cut is slightly more forgiving than ASSOS' Equipe performance-focused range. More relaxed but does not completely throw the performance book out of the window, the Speedy material on the collar and raw-cut sleeves provide that sculpted next-to-body feel we all know and love from ASSOS.
ASSOS Equipe R S9 Bib Short
Retail price - £155
New for 2023 and a fantastic addition to ASSOS' Race Series range, the Equipe R S9 Bib Short boasts an impressive array of features at an attractive price. Clever is a word that sums up this bib short rather well, and by clever we are referring to the fabric used to construct this garment. Type.443 is a compressive fabric, meaning it supports the muscles, allowing you to ride further and with less muscle soreness. This fabric is also abrasion resistant, giving you the confidence to wear the short day in day out knowing it will stand up to the rigours of regular riding.
Found only many of ASSOS' bib shorts, the goldenGate stitching pattern acts as an anchor on the front and back of the garment. This enables the insert's body to float, working with the body rather than against it. 3D Waffle is ASSOS' patented, three-layer, perforated foam. Added to increase breathability and cut down on excess weight, this bib short pushes the boundaries when it comes to performance and comfort.
ASSOS UMA GT C2 EVO Womens Short Sleeve Jersey
Retail price - £105
ASSOS' comfort range, UMA is made up of a selection of women's specific garments, all using premium fabrics and a fit that accommodates most if not all body shapes. Sharing many of the same features found on the men's ASSOS Mille GT C2 EVO Short Sleeve Jersey, Big Dual is the fabric of choice for the UMA GT C2 EVO Womens Short Sleeve Jersey, chosen for its lightweight, knit structure and odorControl technology.
The entire jersey is UPF 50+ treated to keep harmful rays at bay, while the Speedy fabric used on the sleeves and collar enhance this jersey's sculpted fit. Triple Ramp pockets are easy to access and have enough space to store all your ride essentials. These pockets are made from Sens Strong fabric to provide support and prevent them from sagging.
ASSOS UMA GTC C2 EVO Womens Bib Short
Retail price - £215
A women's specific bib short ready to go the distance, the ASSOS UMA GTC C2 Womens Bib Short uses a nine millimetre thick thermoformed foam built into a three layer waffle design. This ticks the comfort and support box, while the addition of perforations improves breathability. Type.429 fabric provides a degree of compression as well as UV protection.
When the pace rises the addition of odorControl is a welcome one, keeping you fresh and comfortable. A short as at home on the tarmac as it is mixing it up on the gravel, the UMA GTC C2 is a versatile option, with one large and two small thigh pockets to allow you to keep your nutrition, phone and money easy to hand. Bunny Hop fabric has been added to the sides to improve durability and provide extra protection should you come off during gravel excursions.
ASSOS Cycling Cap
Retail price from - £22
Let's not beat around the bush, a cycling cap is not the most high-tech piece of clothing but in our opinion, it is one of the most versatile and useful. Whether it is being worn to shield your view from the sun's strong rays or keep the rain off your face, the humble cap has long been a favourite accessory for cyclists.
ASSOS appreciate this and their Cycling Cap blends classic looks with the latest fabrics to provide a fantastic kit ensemble accompaniment. Synthetic mesh fabric is used to keep your head cool and dry and provides a soft, next-to-skin feel. The three-panel design is a simple yet effective one, minimising seams to sit neatly under your helmet and conforming to the shape of your head.
ASSOS GT C2 Short Finger Gloves
Retail price from - £45
Hold on tight, we have a superb option for you when it comes to short-finger cycling gloves. Courtesy of ASSOS, the GT C2 Short Finger Gloves are the ideal choice for hot days where having a firm grip on the handlebar is a must and you are looking for protection, should the worst happen and you come off your bike. We are big fans of this glove's stripped-back design, with an Open Mesh construction, added to optimise breathability.
For the weight weenies out there, you can enjoy a 25% saving in weight compared to the previous ASSOS summer gloves. The thumb's Sweat Sponge feature allows you to wipe away excess perspiration, while the VibeProof palm has carefully placed padding added to soak up vibrations on the road.
If you have enjoyed our snapshot of just some of our favourite ASSOS cycle clothing for spring/summer 2023 you will love exploring the complete ASSOS range. Click the link below to start browsing.