It's amazing the amount of comfort a baselayer can add to a ride and while it might appear that adding an additional layer under your summer jersey would be a step in the wrong direction on warmer rides, the reality is it helps transport moisture and provides a barrier between you and a soaked, clammy jersey. The Nsskinfoil_hotsummer_evo7 from Assos has become the first item we put on when gearing up for the warmest rides.
BMC Racing Team riders asked Assos to create an even lighter skinFoil for the really hot rides and extended climbs of the grand tours and it responded with this Hotsummer Skinfoil. Its seamless construction fits easily under jerseys and bibs and it has a non-restrictive, light fit. The polypropylene fiber blend is non-absorbent so you aren't left with a soggy layer, but instead wicks and transfers the moisture. It's also antistatic and antibacterial for comfort and hygiene and the weight was kept down to a minimal. The material is spun on tubular machines, much like socks, providing exceptional breathability and allows the garment to create a cooling effect by pushing moisture to the next or outer layer to evaporate. Assos engineers all of its jerseys and jackets with baselayer use in mind and its use is recommended for peak performance and fine-tuning for your personal performance and temperature requirements.
- A sleeveless summer baselayer that helps regulate your temperature
- Flatbed knit construction wicks moisture and enhances airflow
- Materials create a cooling sensation by wicking and transporting
- Seamless construction fits stealthy underneath your bibs and jersey
- Regular fit for a full range of motion and comfort
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- Q & A
Assos wins baselayers
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
Chalk it up another win for the folks in Switzerland. This baselayer is everything I wanted all of my other baselayers to be. It's light and airy, but I don't feel like I'm wearing a tissue. It also fits properly, and doesn't bunch up. Do be aware, you might have to jump down a size from what you're used to. Surprisingly, at 5'11 and 165, I found that the 0 was the size that fit best. Go figure.
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