Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Superb
This is the only piece of Assos kit I own due to the high cost. It is the most impressive item of cycling clothing I have ever had the pleasure of wearing. Ideal in 0 to 10 degrees with appropriate under layer. Well made and seems to be the type of kit that will last many years of regular winter use.
02 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect
I have looked at this jacket for a long time, always wanting to buy one but always put off by the price. Then found a same size friend who owned one and was willing to lend me it for a day's cycling in 4 degree temperature. Quite simply superb. One thin thermal top and the airjack 851 was all I needed. Purchased one a week later and despite the price, I have absolutely no regrets. Assos have now brought out the new Bonka, but the airjack is less money and all the winter jacket anyone would ever need. So glad I finally purchased while my size and colour preference were still available. This is the benchmark for cold weather jackets and has spurred me on to keep the training going at a higher tempo during the winter months.
09 December 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Poser's paradise!
I've had my eye on this all year and in the end caved in and purchased it (let's be honest, it is expensive). As with all Assos gear, it is utterly well made and of course, lovely to look at and to the touch. It comes up tight fitting, yet very comfortable - today it felt more than capable with the cool temperatures. I'd think it would cope with another 5 degrees less at least (down to nearly zero then!). Of course, all of the features are what you'd expect from high end apparel - collar, cuffs, zips, pockets and the wonder stuff - 851 wind block. Yes, it is good. Truthfully, I knew it would be - it's Assos!
01 November 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Superb winter jacket
Excellent jacket, good fit, very versatile through wearing different baselayers. Have worn this for most of winter 09-10 cycling sometimes with a light pertex smock when very cold. Functions well from 0c or just below up to 10c; graet neck collar keeps out draughts and good easy to use body zip allows ventilation when required. Snug fit and highly windproof front, seems to breathe very well and is showerproof. Great set of 4 generous pockets very useful, and security zipped pocket too. Would like to have had a bit more windproof fabric over top of back / shoulders but that apart no issues. Yes it is expensive but from my useage of it it is worth it to me.
08 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect!
I have used this the whole winter, and it was perfect even en very cold weather -15
08 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous A brilliant jacket!
A quality piece of Assos gear. Really good fit and very well made. The fastener around the neck can be awkward to do up when riding in thick winter gloves, though. Rear storage pockets are deep and feel sturdy. Material providing wind protection runs up the front of the sleeves and can be found on the front panels, but everything towards the back is more open and breathable to prevent overheating. Very effective in cold weather.
25 March 2010