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question> assos jacket wears feedbackmarcoxxx
Nov 7, 2003 7:52 AM
so i was looking whether to purchase a proline a-b jacket or their roubaix jacket. It seems that the proline is mainly a roubaix with extra airblock fabric. I need a fall/winter jacket/jersy for temps from 50's to low 40's. I am use to wearing the heavy P-I Kodiak jersy for the fall/winter temps(gave to my son). I wanted to be warm but not overly so and was wondering if the airblock jac would be too much? I wanted to try assos's jac, because it does not look as bulky and can be worn as a jersy too.
No one stocks assos in my area and was looking for your feedback. I am in western Nc.
I have an old Assos Jacketspluti
Nov 7, 2003 8:05 AM
I don't even know what model it is. It's about 12 years old and I rely on it for the exact conditions you are describing. They are a well made product line. The only other one I would consider is here...
re: question> assos jacket wears feedbackCT1 Guy
Nov 7, 2003 1:09 PM
I've been using an Airblock jacket for a couple of years in the winter (England) and find its ideal for those dry, cold days, either over a thin top, or with extra layers when it drops below zero. It has a windstopper type front and arms, but with a fleecy lining and back. Its designed for a slim fit and so is not very bulky. The high collar is great as well as the five back pockets for stuffing all your gear in. The only serious winter top to be seen in these parts. Assos' new catalog rates it from 8 to minus 2 degrees C for info. Pricey, but like most Assos kit, made from the best materials and will last a long time
Got the airblockMike Prince
Nov 8, 2003 6:18 AM
And don't think there's a better winter jacket out there. Pricey? Yes, but worth it. I've ridden in it down to 25F here in NW North Carolins and no issues. Above 50F it's too much. Fits like a jersey, insulates like a jacket.

Below 45 this jacket is perfect. Above 45 I use a LS jersey and a windproof windbreaker to avoid overheating.

Got mine from Tim at Branford Bike. Also got the airblock bib tights. With this and the jacket I ride year round without a 2nd thought.