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Assos Mille GT Wind Jacket - Men's

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Mille GT Wind Jacket

Just because the weather outside is iffy, isn't an excuse for not getting out and riding. After all, it seems like if we decide not to go out, it won't rain but as soon as we roll out of the driveway, the drops appear. For those days when we need a lightweight, windproof shell but don't want to haul around the bulk if it doesn't rain, comes the Men's BlitzJacketMilleGT from Assos.

With the weather being so unpredictable during the shoulder seasons, the ability to pack the shell in your jersey pocket is invaluable. What's remarkable about this piece is it gets you a high-quality Assos jacket at a pretty fair price. It employs Foil Ultra textile on the front which is utilized on other pieces in the climaX range. The material is a windproof, water-repellent, rip-stop, and lightweight woven fabric consisting of 100% polyamide.

On the sides, Glossy textile, a warp-knit windproof textile, is incorporated for its high stretch and breathability. A super snug fitting neck is never on the list of features anyone wants on a jacket, especially when we're exerting ourselves, so Assos patterns an all-new dual layer construction in the neck that improves elasticity for unrestricted movement and comfort while riding. The BlitzJacket is cut in Assos' regularFit, so it's easy to put on over a jersey or base layer, and won't act as a sail in the wind while riding, making it perfect for embarking on a chilly morning when you know its gonna heat up later, or starting off on a long descent. A full-length zipper is handy while putting on or taking off the jacket on the fly, as well as adding some much-needed ventilation when the sun's back out and the pavement's steaming. Assos designed this jacket to be rustle-free so it's quiet while in use and it gives the garment a DWR treatment for water repellency. 

Available in seven sizes ranging from X-Small to TIR and in the colors blackSeries or the more safety conscious visibilityGreen, this low-volume and lightweight packable shell will come in handy more often than you think.
  • A cycling jacket for all-year wind and water protection
  • Construction balances protection and packability
  • Lightweight and low volume for easy stowing
  • regularFit allows for performance fit over layers
  • Full-length allows for heat to escape when the rain's over
  • The rustle-free material is quiet as you move about
  • Assos' fit and quality is a lightweight jacket that won't break the bank
  • Item #AAS00A1

Material
94% nylon, 6% elastane
Season
four-season
Fit
Regular/Relaxed
Length
hip
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
limited

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>Rating: 1

The color looks nothing like the picture

It looks like a nice medium orange in the picture, but in reality it’s like a glow in the dark coral.

>Rating: 4

High vis, very packable, too expensive

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 1"
Weight
170 lbs

Only Assos can call this $150 ultra thin nylon shell a “pretty fair price” lol. That being said the loly red color is quite attractive (in my opinion) and definitely high visibility. The jacket is super thin so it packs down really well into a jersey pocket with room to spare . It’s got some mesh around the back of the arms to help breathability but it has no real vents and the nylon fabric does not breathe at all. It’s thin enough that you can feel the cool on bare skin which I find comforting and helps prevent overheating - I suggest size up so you can wear arm warmers underneath if need be. A larger size also provides a bit of gap at the cuffs to allow wind to scoop up your arms again to provide some air for sweat evaporation. Honestly I’d give this 5 stars but had to subtract at least one as there are equal or better lightweight wind shells out there for half price, even Assos own blitz feder on sale is a way better performing jacket with very similar attributes plus lots more venting and compresses into its own pocket. This shell does not have any pockets to speak of and it’s so thin I use a nylon bag to stuff it into as I’m afraid it will rip while handling without some form of protection. So if your looking for style, basic emergency or light weather protection and you have the $ it’s good item, if you’re looking for practical value for the $ look elsewhere.