Assos IJ.Habu.5 winter jacket review

A three season jacket that can be worn almost year round with well thought out layering

Assos jacket
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A good jacket that won't see you far wrong if you've teamed it with the right base layers

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Versatility is stretched thanks to its accommodation of layering

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not great for the lowest temperatures

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The snappily-named Assos IJ.Habu.5 winter jacket is the Swiss company's ‘early winter jacket’. For us, that means a temperature range of about 6-12°C. You might think that’s a little high for a real British winter, but realistically, with a thick base layer underneath, or a gilet over the top, this jacket handled colder temperatures really well. Not recommended as a sole 'winter jacket', but great as part of a layering system.

This jacket is excellently made from quality materials, and feels great to wear. It has three rear pockets, two of which are zipped. Zipped pockets can be a bit love/hate for many riders but if you get back from a cold winter's ride with your house key still safely in one of the secure pockets, you'll be glad of that zip.

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