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Erlkoenig LTD Short Sleeve Jersey
Wrapped in Assos' take on the Erlkoenig dazzle camouflage pattern, the limited edition Erlkoenig LTD Short Sleeve Jersey pays respect to the mystery, speed, and style inherent to prototype race machines. Originally created by British artist Norman Wilkinson, this camo pattern was used as a means of masking warships from enemy submarines during WWI. Eventually, the automotive industry adopted the effect in the 1950's as a way to confuse the competition and conceal new cars and technologies during the prototype testing period. Considering that Assos' extensive research and development cycles mirror those in the automotive racing industry, the idea of adopting this pattern to a jersey's graphics appealed to Assos on many levels. Assos believes that testing, testing, and more testing is what leads to better and faster equipment, and the Erlkoenig LTD Short Sleeve Jersey is the latest jersey to take advantage of this mantra.
The Erlkoenig LTD Short Sleeve Jersey is constructed from time-tested fabrics known for their breathability, low weight, and phenomenal stretch. The main fabric is Dual Tex, a fast-drying material that exemplifies the qualities listed above in addition to being snag-resistant, odor-resistant, and featuring built-in UPF30 sun protection. The pockets and sleeves are made of Push Pull, which is a finely knit fabric that sits softly against the skin while providing UPF 50+ protection as well as excellent stretch and breathability. The materials are sewn together into a cut that Assos calls regularFit, which fits a bit less snugly than their racingFit, giving riders an ideal balance of speed and comfort.
Other notable features include raw-cut sleeves that create the smoothest possible transition between the fabric and your skin for a precise hold with less pressure, as well as Triple Ramp Pockets that are optimally located for ease of access, security, and stability while riding. Lastly, a full-length zipper gives you full control of ventilation if things start to heat up on your ride and you need to quickly cool off in order to keep up the pace.
- Assos' take on the Erlkoenig dazzle camouflage pattern
- Main fabric offers great moisture management and breathability
- Sleeves and pockets are made of a finely knit, stretchy fabric
- Raw cut sleeves offer a comfortable, precise hold with less pressure
- Triple Ramp Pockets for ease of access, security, and stability
- Full-length zipper lets you adjust to temperature and exertion
- regularFit finds an ideal balance between speed and comfort
- Item #AAS00C6
- Q & A
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 162lbs
I'm a fan of Assos, their bibs are the best and I have multiple jerseys as well. However this jersey has a really bizarre cut that baffles me - when in position the bib rolls awkwardly in the lower front and has a massive bump to the extent that it's almost comical.
I'm not sure that their "Assos click" guy still works there. To be honest I wish I didn't wear it so I could return this one.
NOTE: I'm 5'10", 162 lbs, 40.2" chest and 30-31 waist... I ordered L.