Assos TiburuGiletEquipe gilet review

Assos's new thermal gilet is a versatile garment that can be worn as an extra layer over a jersey or even under a jacket

Assos TiburuGiletEquipe
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Assos TiburuGiletEquipe is a technical garment designed with the rigorous attention to detail that we've come to expect from Assos. As a soft, thermal gilet rather than a waterproof one it is perfect as an extra layer for the frequent 'in-between' days of spring and autumn when you don't quite need a jacket, and as such ought to get a lot of wear.

Reasons to buy
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    Perfect extra layer for when the seasons are changing

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    Good fit

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    Well designed pockets

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    Not as flashy looking as some Assos clothing

Reasons to avoid
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    Soft, light fabric holds onto dirt

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    Odd-looking blank label on front

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The Assos TiburuGiletEquipe is new to the Swiss brand's range, replacing the Falkenzahn. Assos seems to have decided that a lighter, more packable gilet could be useful in a wider range of conditions than the earlier model. Soft, stretchy and form fitting rather than crackly and waterproof, the TiburuGiletEquipe could be worn as an extra insulating layer underneath a shell jacket as well as outside a jersey paired with arm warmers.

Assos TiburuGiletEquipe construction

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