This is a lightweight, high-quality jersey for those in-between days when it’s too cool for short sleeves but not cold enough for full-on insulation.
In terms of performance, the Assos is a gem and you’ll get loads of use from it. It’s perfect for spring/autumn rides and summer mornings and evenings round these (British) parts. Only trouble is, it’s frickin’ expensive.
The polyester/polyamide fabric is highly breathable and it dries out fast when you do get it sweaty, while the Airblock front panel keeps the wind off your chest; you can open up the full-length zip when you need extra ventilation.
The cuffs and hem are elasticated to stop the breezes getting in and you get the standard three pockets in the lower back plus an extra zippered one for valuables.
There’s also a small amount of reﬂective piping to get you seen.
The overall cut is slim, and sizing is a touch smaller than most US and UK options, so try before you buy if possible.