Assos could have given their newest short-sleeve baselayer a simpler name, but we have to agree that the SS.skinFoilSummer_s7 Body Insulator tells you everything you need to know about itself, once you've broken it down a little bit. Allow us to help: SkinFoil is Assos' name for its body-hugging, temperature-regulating baselayers, which are constructed with no visible seams to eliminate chafing and enhance mobility.
A blend of nylon and polyester moves moisture quickly away from your skin, and the compressive fit helps support muscles to decrease fatigue. SS stands for, reasonably, short sleeve, which you probably don't need explained, and Summer denotes — not even kidding — the seasons in which the midweight skinFoil is designed to excel. Finally, s7 indicates that the skinFoil is part of Assos newest line, which takes the already legendary Assos ethos to the next level.
- Item #AAS004L
- Q & A
Fits like a glove should
- Fit: True to size
I can say I have used several base layers in the past. I love my Gore ones so this was a risk to spend double. I have used it twice now and I can say it is the most comfortable base layer I have ever put on. It is expensive but worth it. I will be buying another one.
Assos never fails!
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: xlg
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 210lbs
Like all the other Assos, made to perfection and so purpose built it is scary. I have the entire Baselayer line-up, and each one is perfect for what it was designed for. Didn't think I would like the short sleeve since I have the sleeveless, but it is needed in certain temp ranges. Just awesome!
Like a Sock
As I have said in other base layer reviews the most important feature of any base layer is the fit. If the fit is off the whole outfit doesn't work and can wreck a long day in the saddle. As soon as I put it on I understood why it's more than competitors, the fabric was soft and weightless and the fit was perfect. It fits like the best sock you have ever worn. Great piece to add to the collection if you are in need of a summer base layer, although I just used it the other day and it's November.so use it when need it;) Assos has once again made a perfect piece. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and/or concerns about fit. Size Purchased, 0.
Chest (under your armpits, around the fullest part of your chest): 37in
Sleeve (shoulder joint to the wrist bone): 22in
Bicep (relaxed - not that it matters in my case) : 10.75in
Customer Account Manager-Bike
Good light insulation
Beware of sizing. The sizing I saw on the package read
0 - XS and S
1 - M
2 - L XL
which differs from the size chart listed on the product page. By this logic, targeting a S in the dropdown, I ordered a 1 when I should have ordered a 0. It was indeed too large.