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zippered pockets, reflectives and a firm fit

ASSOS Habu Jacket
REVIEW DATE: 27 Jun, 2014
Retailer(s):

Auckland - Kiwivelo // Bikelab

Tauranga - Redbike

Palmerston North - Central Bicycle Studio

Wellington - Capital Cycles

Christchurch - Scotty Browns

The Habu jacket from Assos came with a big reputation, with an incredible number of fabrics that all seem to think for themselves and adjust their qualities to suit your tempreature and a fit touted as more of a jersey than a jacket determined on keeping you free to move on the bike.

Now in my second year as an avid Assos user I was keen to get our there and test this marvel of Swiss engineering, my expectations were high!

Being part of the Campioissimo line from Assos makes the Habu top of the category, comprised of six different heat sensing fabrics that alter their density to let in or shut out air the feel as I approached the Waitakere summit was of complete comfort, not for a minute was I even tempted to lower the central zip, partly because the high cut neck warmer feels like you have the duvet pulled up but also because these Swiss new what they were talking about and this garment was performing!

One thing you come to know about Assos is the garments are all made to fit perfectly when in the riding position only, once onto the bike, arms stretched the feel of complete comfort is great self justification for spending the extra bit and consuming less and buying better.  The rear spine to the jacket comes into play as a stabiliser to the garment preventing it from over stretching and creeping south.   The 18 different panels all play their part in fitting the different muscles and working as one.

Comprised of stretch panels under the arms and sides which act as heat vents, whilst the beefier fabrics do their job on the chest, neck and arms.

The matching booties, gloves and S7 range legwarmers were also on trial but lets leave those to another time.

Assos have strict retail criteria set out for the carrying of their range and have specialist dealers in Auckland, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch.

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front to back the Habu is a contempory winner

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