WHAT IS IT?
ASSOS has been the official equipment choice of the Swiss Cycling Federation for well over a decade. ASSOS supports the Federation and is keen to help develop youth racing programs, creating future ambassadors of the best sport in the world. With the introduction of the shaQ, ASSOS has created an all-round winter jacket tailored specifically for the pockets of the educated young. A reduced-to-the-MAX high performance garment. Being part of the UNO line, ASSOS has paid special attention to hit a very accessible "welcome, thank you" retail price point, enabling ASSOS junior riders to experience healthy, total comfort winter riding. This kind of product engineering approach usually is not allowed within ASSOS. Really! But in this case, we felt it was necessary.
HOW TO USE IT?
Just with a skinFoil body insulator underneath. You need nothing else. Complement your shaQ outfit with the NEW LL.UNO and NEW UNO thermal bootie plus the proper ASSOSOIRES (please consult the ASSOS climaRange guide). That's it, you're all set, now GO and WIN!
The advantage of the shaQ is its extended mission range. Just choose a lighter or heavier ASSOS bodyInsulator. That's all you have to do to make the shaQ usable from earlyWinter to winterPlus training riding.
Within the ASSOS winter jacket collection, the shaQ is unique, featuring a double-face construction. Layer ONE, the next-to-body layer is made of the legendary ASSOS RX soft fleece bi-elastic material that contours to your body the way you want and need it to. This layer offers superb insulation and advanced moisture-wicking properties. Layer TWO is a body-mapped protection shell. These two layers are NOT bonded but strategically attached, creating a sensation of total freedom of movement. The size of the layers is slightly different, each carefully calibrated to create an air chamber between the layers that functions as a heat regulating system. Excess moisture is transferred effectively to the outside by the jacket's ventilation system.
Tailored to fit your body in the tucked cycling position. It works!
THE KEY FABRIC
As always, the fabrics used are not commercially available but are the unique creations of the ASSOS Textile Laboratory, Lugano, specifically engineered for our need to live on the bike.
_ Strong little warrior!
_ "Welcome, thank you" retail price point
_ Extended climaRange
_ TWO in ONE: Cozy contouring layer next to body, protective shell outside
_ Natural air-chamber body-heat-regulating system
We never cut corners - never - or sacrifice on performance. This is why ASSOS is what it is. And, Yes, it is expensive, but in the long run it really isn't. ASSOS returns your investment with quality, total comfort and the ultimate in performance.