Assos SS Superléger Skin Layer review

Assos's entry to indoor training kit brings a base layer which it also recommends for summer use

Assos SS Superléger Skin Layer
(Image credit: Owen Rogers)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Assos is late to the indoor riding kit party, but in the Swiss company’s normal style not only has it come up with something different, it has also ticked the quality box with this SS Superléger skin layer. It’s very good on the turbo, but is also marketed as a base layer for hot summer rides. Though I’ve not had a chance to use it as such, it seems to have some flaws for outdoor use.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfort - like it's not there

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    Quality - typical Assos excellence

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    Fit - snug, but not too tight

Reasons to avoid
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    Versatility - will it work as a summer base layer?

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Released as the temperature tumbles, Assos’s new SS Superléger skin layer is intended to keep things comfortable during those long hours dripping on your indoor trainer. It was launched as part of an attempt to create the best indoor cycling clothing collection along with matching shorts, socks and sweatbands.

While most manufacturers have chosen to market an ultra light jersey for smart turbo trainer use, Assos decided on a base layer that could be used for long summer rides. Assos has produced a beautiful garment, though at £75 it’s not cheap, but it’s a good piece of kit and likely to repay you over the years. 


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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.