Assos Equipe RS Rain Jacket Targa review - robust and packable, a winning combination

The Assos Equipe RS is a lightweight, packable and highly breathable waterproof jacket that has stood the test of time

Image shows a cyclist wearing the Assos Equipe RS Rain Jacket Targa.
(Image credit: Anna Abram)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The design and performance of the Assos Equipe RS are up to the Swiss brand’s usual extremely high standard. This is a well-fitting, comfortable jacket that’s versatile enough to be worn at the outset of a ride, rather than only when the rain starts. Plus the two-way zip allows you to dump heat without becoming a parachute.

Reasons to buy
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    Great waterproofing

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    Highly breathable

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    Excellent fit

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    Hi-viz orange option

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Reasons to avoid
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    Cuffs let in water

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The Assos Equipe RS Rain Jacket Targa is the Swiss brand’s packable hardshell rain jacket. A versatile piece of kit, it can be used year round as a just-in-case extra layer against summer showers or paired with a thermal jersey for long steady slogs through persistent drizzle in the winter.

Although Assos has unquestionably earned its reputation for premium priced kit – an eye watering $550 / £395 set of bib tights is included within the winter range – this is typically balanced by the excellent fit and high quality fabrics which makes Assos kit some of the best for longevity on the market.

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