Assos Women's UMA GTV Jersey C2 review

Quality, comfort and performance for demanding rides but the price is high and the colour choices limited

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(Image credit: Emma Silversides)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Assos’s Women’s UMA GTV Jersey C2 is all about performance without compromising on comfort. Soft fabrics that hug the body, creating a streamlined, second-skin effect, offer excellent levels of breathability. Construction is second to none and raw-cut edges make for a clean, stylish finish. The understated design is only available in two colours, both rather dark, so it’s not one for those who like eye-catching kit. The price is certainly both eye-catching and eye-watering though.

Reasons to buy
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    Well made

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    High-performance fabrics

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    Comfortable

Reasons to avoid
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    No recycled fabrics

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    Only two dark colour options (at the time of reviewing)

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    Pricey

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Performance-orientated summer jerseys (opens in new tab)tend to be stripped-back affairs; saving weight and creating something that’s breathable means doing away with finer details such as stitched hems, collars, zip garages and substantial reflective detailing. The Assos UMA GTV is bordering on falling into this category. Assos has been thoughtful enough to leave one or two considered elements there though; this isn’t a full-on race jersey, rather a high-performance piece for demanding riding.

The UMA GTV C2 is currently the most expensive jersey in Assos’s women’s range. It’s a bit more versatile than the race orientated (opens in new tab) Dyora RS S9 (opens in new tab), hence the higher price - it should offer more miles per pound. Sadly, the range of colours available is limited, I’d say that these two options don’t offer sufficient choice for those who value visibility. It’s a new jersey, so maybe Assos is testing the waters with the Bluish Green and Rock Purple before committing to more colours.

Construction and fit

The front panel of the jersey is made from a textile that Assos call Sens SN. They claim it’s ‘lighter, softer, and more breathable than previous Sens materials’ and it protects the skin with UPF 50+.

‘3-Mesh’ makes up the side panels, intended to deliver breathability and stretch.

Assos UMA GTV Jersey C2 side panels

(Image credit: Emma Silversides)

The rear is another mesh-style fabric, ‘Stabiliser’. It's not quite as 'open' as the side panels and offers UPF 30. I find it rather odd that protection would be less than at the front, but guess the mesh weave prevents anything higher.

Assos UMA GTV Jersey C2 rear

(Image credit: Emma Silversides)

At the sleeve, Assos has used something that sits between these two fabrics - a more breathable textile than at the front, but not such an open weave as at the rear. It’s a good balance to help keep you cool without being overly exposed to airflow. Encouragingly, it’s rated UPF 50.

A minimal collar, something more substantial than on the Dyora, doesn’t feature a zip garage. At the other end, there is a suede-like tab to protect shorts from abrasion.