Assos Sturmprinz jacket review

Premium weather protection

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £348.99 RRP | USD $569.95
Assos Sturmprinz jacket

Our review

Staggering cost but superb performance from the kings of boutique bike gear
Skip to view product specifications


This superbly designed and presented jacket is a true top performer, but vastly expensive.

Advertisement

If the Swiss manufacturers are to be believed, the Sturmprinz started off as a noncommercial, cost-no-object project for their in-house team and textile development lab. 

Cue a glove-like multi-panel fit, using different proprietary fabrics to create a figure-hugging semi-stretch jacket with specific protection and breathability characteristics for each area. 

The result is a close fitting but not constrictive jacket with a soft feel and excellent tail, neck and wrist coverage. While proofing levels vary throughout the jacket, we never felt miserably wet or cold however bad or long the storm we rode through was. 

Breathability is excellent, and while there’s some dampness on your skin if you’re really working hard, it’s never enough to make you chilly on descents.

Advertisement

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Sturmprinz jacket (12)
Brand Assos

Description • Triton vapour sensitive composite shield fabric • Elastic shoulder inserts for increased freedom of movement • Ventilated upper rear panel • Pocket slots on the lower rear panel: two cleverly positioned openings over your jersey/jacket pockets • Taped seams on front, shoulder and rear panels • Rear panel emergency pocket • Extended rear panel to protect lower back from road spray and dirt • Adjustable fit, elastic "snuggies" around collar and wrists. • Ergonomically pre-shaped to fit your body in the cycling position • Reflective zippers • Low volume
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL XXXL