The first ASSOS, cycling competition specific, high performance rainShell jacket. Use it as your outer shell over jersey and or jacket in rainy conditions. The sturmPrinz can also be used as an insulating shell, wearing it for long rides in cold temperatures. In this case, dress lighter underneath. The sturmPrinz holds a very special place within the ASSOS collection. Its development was started four years ago by the core of the ASSOS Werksmannschaft* (our in-house pro cycling team*), with no intent to ever go commercial. 100% of the resulting product’s form followed only the needs of high performance functionality. No financial consideration went into its creation. Today, this credo of development still holds true for all ASSOS products — up to the 90% mark. Then, our accountants come in, rightly so, to ensure that at the end of the development cycle your ASSOS product is still affordable. But in the case of the sturmPrinz, we gave the beancounters the day off.
Assos Jacket Features:
Composition: 62%PA, 18%PU, 13%EA, 7%PTFE
Main fabric featured is TRITON – a brand new ASSOS Textile Laboratory development specifically engineered for the one and only sturmPrinz cycling-competition-specific rain jacket.
Elastic shoulder inserts for increased freedom of movement.
Ventilated upper rear panel.
“Pocket slots” on the lower rear panel: two cleverly positioned openings over your jersey/jacket pockets. (We are especially proud of this ASSOS innovation.) They serve double duty: as ventilation slots, and to allow you access to your pockets without having to maneuver the jacket.
Taped seams on front, shoulder and rear panels.
Rear panel emergency pocket.
Extended rear panel to protect lower back from road spray and dirt.
Adjustable fit, elastic “snuggies” around collar and wrists.
Intelligently engineered, cycling-specific anti-rain device that works!
The sturmPrinz features 25 pattern pieces, 7 different textiles and 13 components.
Engineered, using the ASSOS cycling-specific science of body-mapping pattern design
Ergonomically pre-shaped to fit your body in the cycling position.
Custom-made Triton fabrics, specifically developed for the sturmPrinz and its purpose
Body Temperature Response Function
Rear panel ventilation diffusers
Macroporous side airVent mapping for efficient cooling and evaporation
“Pocket Slots” for quick access
Snuggies, for an adjustable sealant fit
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Worth paying a bit extra
Hand stitched by the last surviving pair of Selkman Indian children from fabrics woven on state-of-the-art monocoque carbon-fibre robotic looms from a blend of synthetic 127-ply nano-tube thread and jaguar gut, this jacket is guaranteed to command approving looks from around the peloton and lithe 23 year old waitresses alike. Waterproof to 30 atmospheres and yet fully breathable, this one-off outer-shell incorporates welded seam ventilated baffles extruded from certified northern Alaska tar-sands petrochemicals. In a nod to cycling history, the gold embossed zipper is hand-cast from the recycled Galmozzi frame, ridden to victory by Fausto Coppi in the 1959 Giro Italia. You won't be disappointed.
09 November 2012