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 Post subject: Re: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Szczuldo wrote:
I have the Assos 851 and wear it with nothing underneath into the mid 20F. The front is completely wind proof while the back allows your torso to breath. For winter apparel I think assos is more comfortable and tighter than the others that I have tried. For me having movement as unrestricted as possible and having my clothes fit me so they do not flutter in the wind is very important. There are some things where spending money is necessary, comfort in winter is one of them.


I also have the Assos 851, but to me it is not working very well. The jacket has a nice fit, but after high intensity sets, the jacket is wet from sweat on the lower part of the front, and with no windstopper I start freezing. Am I using this jacket the wrong way? I wear a long sleeved base layer underneath, and have tried with a vest on top to stop the wind on the lower part.


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 Post subject: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:51 pm 
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I find the Assos ALS recommendations quite correct.
I have been able to use the Habu jacket down to freezing temperatures by using double base layers and a neck, but it is cumbersome. I need a Bonka for that it seems.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:02 pm 
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I have recently bought an Assos 851 airjack and can't believe how warm it is for such a thin jacket. Beautiful fit, looks and feels like a jersey and so far I've worn it at 4 degrees C for four hours with a SS mesh baselayer no problems. Managed to find a ltd edition one with the piton green back so I'm not camouflaged with the tarmac :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Don't you have any issues with the non windstopper on the lower part of the front. After riding less than an hour I am freezing in this part.

Do you ride in windy conditions?


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Kingston wrote:
Don't you have any issues with the non windstopper on the lower part of the front. After riding less than an hour I am freezing in this part.

Do you ride in windy conditions?


Absolutely no issues so far. I'm in the north of the UK and it's not been that windy so far, but I don't anticipate any problems when the wind picks up through winter. I actually think the jacket might be too warm if the 851 stuff went all the way to the bottom. Suppose we're all different though :)


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:13 pm 
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In this very thread I have spoken out against winter jackets, but that was before I got the Castelli Aero Rain Lite LS Jersey/Jacket. This piece has got a great temperature range, and is a bit water resistant (not -proof, though). With a good vest on top it can easily take 2h of riding in pretty bad conditions. (I don't mind trading some waterproofness for circulation, because of hardly riding more than 2h in the downpour).

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Campy also makes some nice winter jackets.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:00 am 
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xcnick wrote:
I have recently bought an Assos 851 airjack and can't believe how warm it is for such a thin jacket. Beautiful fit, looks and feels like a jersey and so far I've worn it at 4 degrees C for four hours with a SS mesh baselayer no problems. Managed to find a ltd edition one with the piton green back so I'm not camouflaged with the tarmac :thumbup:


Ah mild conditions.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:39 am 
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+1 for the AirJack. Awesome Jacket. Works great from -5C to 5C but can also handle up to +10.

I had a Rapha softshell that I sold, these thing was not breathing well.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Jacket
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:49 am 
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Kingston wrote:
I also have the Assos 851, but to me it is not working very well. The jacket has a nice fit, but after high intensity sets, the jacket is wet from sweat on the lower part of the front, and with no windstopper I start freezing. Am I using this jacket the wrong way? I wear a long sleeved base layer underneath, and have tried with a vest on top to stop the wind on the lower part.

The new Bonka, which replaces the 851 in the lineup is wind proof also on the lower part.
The two Assos tights that normally would compliment the 851 jacket, the LL.607/Habu and the LL.617/Bonka, both have wind proofing on the abdomen.

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