While the Assos brand has long been associated with luxury in the road cycling world, the SS.rallytrekkingJersey_evo7 Lady Short-Sleeve Jersey marks the brand's expansion into luxury kit for discerning trail riders. In true form, this jersey marks the pinnacle of off-road technology with meticulous attention to fit, fabrics, and finishing details.
The Lady version is similar to the men's but dialed with a women-specific cut. It utilizes five different fabrics across the jersey and a nearly unprecedented 25 patterns for a final product that will weather all manner of trail duress while keeping you cool, comfortable, and effortlessly stylish out in the dirt. The main textile used is Assos' slightly textured Type.188 material, featuring moisture-wicking breathability and the durability to stand up to the rigors of trail riding. Of particular note, the back panel is made from a distinct mesh reminiscent of a toned down version of some of the honeycomb shock absorbing technology we've been seeing in the helmet world. This mesh presents itself as a clustering of small tubes that simultaneously provide airflow, protection, and extra padding for comfortable pack usage.
The jersey is finished with the kind of Assos details that you'd expect, including the signature zip pull and a compressive, supportive rear hem with silicone print to maintain coverage while you're hanging off the saddle. The three rear pockets are hemmed with a similar material, which provides support so the back of the jersey doesn't become a shapeless, droopy mess under the weight of a banana, energy gels, multi-tool, CO2, and all the other necessities the pockets provide room for. Those pockets' catch-all space is supplemented with an additional zip pocket for items that you can't afford to orphan on the trail.
As an added bonus, the SS.rallytrekkingJersey_evo7 Lady comes packaged with Assos' summer skinFoil baselayer. This baselayer boasts a blend of nylon and polyester specially engineered to transport sweat and vapor quickly away from your skin for effective evaporation and cooling. Its form fit supports your muscles and prevents discomfort, and the sleeveless design reduces weight and helps prevent overheating.
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- Q & A
Designed for MTB, but great for any ride
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'3"
- Weight: 130lbs
Assos designed this jersey to be used by discerning XC MTB, bad-ass ladies. If you're looking for a high-end mountain piece, this is the jersey for you. If you gravel grind or road ride in the hot months, this is also the jersey for you. The back is extremely breathable due to the open mesh. This mesh is supportive to keep a hydration pack off your back. Because the back is so ventilated, you will want to wear a baselayer to avoid a sunburn. A sleeveless, white baselayer is included. This jersey is made of the high-quality fabrics to be expected from Assos and has a great feel even after hours in the saddle. Cut is the same as other Assos jerseys and Castelli pieces I have worn. I'm a medium through and through in those brands.
My new favorite for hot rides
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 148lbs
This jersey is my OBSESSION. I honestly can't rave about it enough. The summer baselayer + the light weight and extremely breathable jersey is magical during hot rides. I first wore this jersey on a long ride in Southern Utah when it was about 100+ degrees and at first I was hesitate to wear the extra layer but wearing a summer baselayer does an amazing job at regulating body temp. The vented breathable mesh is ingeniously designed to allow for the maximum airflow from your back, even when wearing a backpack. The added reflection panels on the back are especially ideal for rides that finish a little after dark. I wear this jersey on the road and dirt and I totally dig it. I wear a medium top in Assos, Giordana and Castelli and a medium fits great. This is a new staple in my riding gear and I totally recommend it to any ladies out there riding in hotter weather or looking for more viability on the road while riding!