The MILLE GT Jacket ULTRAZ Winter from Assos continues the commitment from the Swiss apparel maker in providing exceptional cold weather clothing that’s essential during winter rides and training. This MILLE GT is essentially the replacement for the bonkaMILLE with some key technical updates to the softshell composition and its orientation on the jacket providing excellent insulation properties without the fear of overheating. As part of the MILLE GT line, its cut in Assos' regularFit tailoring for a body-mapped performance fit that’s slightly less form-fitting than the Racing Fit offering room for base layers and jerseys without compromising the fit on the bike. With a wind- and waterproof protection on the front and sleeves and a 4-way stretch providing a refined on-the-bike fit, this the ULTRAZ provides the ideal defense against winter elements that you'd expect from a much more robust jacket with the bulk you'd be used to with a hardy long-sleeve jersey. The MILLE GT ULTRAZ once again solidifies Assos as the leader of cutting-edge cycling apparel.
As we alluded to above, the ULTRAZ receives some new fabrics to help extend is winter capabilities while increasing its breathability for a larger temperature comfort range. Assos recently streamlined its climaRange designations with a 1 for summer, 2 for spring and fall, and 3 for winter. Naturally, this jacket is a solid 3 and is the one to don when winter is most formidable. The front facing part of the jacket that takes the brunt of frigid blasts utilizes Assos' new NEOS ULTRA twinDeck with RX. It's a two-layer design with one doing the windproofing and the other one insulating. The outer layer is the NEOS ULTRA, its new water- and windproof, flexible membrane that is highly breathable allowing you to participate in high-output tempo and intervals and stay drier and more comfortable. Its inner layer is Assos' RX fabric, a brushed fleecy material that allows heat to escape while wicking away moisture. On the arms and upper back, NEO LIGHT is utilized for a light, stretchy, and more vapor-permeable softshell for better ventilation while still providing protection from road spray and light rain. The fit is further bolstered with its use of rear stabilizer S7 knit that stretches only on the vertical plane for a superb fit while reaching to the bars, and when paired with the 2W waistWave construction, it prevents the hem from riding up while also supporting fully loaded pockets. Speaking of pockets, the three rear ones feature its Triple Ramp design that's placed at the optimum height for easy access and feature internal seams that create a lid that prevents the contents from getting jettisoned over rougher roads and gravel.
The ULTRAZ has a few more elements that exemplify Assos' mastery in constructing winter clothing. The jacket comes with a thin neck protector using the same RX fabric that you can choose to wear or not throughout the course of the ride and it helps seal the collar from the elements. The raglan cut sleeves terminate with cuffs that are optimized to fit inside winter gloves ensuring that drafts or errant precipitation don't enter and ruin your ride. Lastly, the full-length Camlock zipper allows for easy temperature regulation on the climbs and descents.
Pair the Assos MILLE GT Jacket ULTRAZ Winter with its winter skinFoil baselayer, winter bib tights, winter gloves, overshoes, and a hat and tackle winter's worse. It's available in seven sizes from X-Small to TIR and in the colors blackSeries, blueBadge, and nationalRed.