Assos HabutightsMille S7 tights review

Assos has a reputation for being the best when it comes to shorts and winter tights and they haven't disappointed with the Assos HabutightsMille S7 tights

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A beautifully comfortable pair of tights perfect for seasonal rides or hard winter efforts where you'll work up a bit of heat

Reasons to buy
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    Super soft material

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    Great chamois

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    Good length in the leg with good cuffs

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Warm and luxuriously comfortable, the Assos HabutightsMille S7 kept us in the saddle far longer than the cold temperatures would usually have allowed.

Cosy and well made, we've been hard pushed to find something more comfortable on the bike. For this, the Assos HabutightsMille S7 tights land themselves a spot on Cycling Weekly's Editor's Choice for 2018.

Despite Assos intending the seasonal HabutightsMille S7 cycling tights to be worn only in early and late winter, we've found the levels of insulation on offer allowed us to keep them on in temperatures as low as two degrees feeling only a slight chill on the frontal areas of our legs, making them a good option for those hard, tempo rides when it is cold and you don't want to overheat.

Secret Swiss fabric

The secret is in the Swiss brand's RX Medium fabric, which claims to be insulating, high performing and fast drying, and I'd happily agree with that claim.

As I expect from Assos, the fit of the Assos HabutightsMille S7 tights is very, very good. They fabric hugs the legs from ankle to thigh without bunching or wrinkles and the fabric is the softest of any tight I've worn. The ankle is just a simple bit of folded fabric stitched, it works and avoids any niggling zips.

Assos' Mille fit basically means more relaxed, and I like it. They don't feel baggy, it doesn't feel like there are seams and they certainly don't feel any less racey, just more comfortable.

The Bibs are the typical flat and stretchy material used on all Assos shorts and tights. The densely woven flat fabric is supportive and doesn't dig into your shoulders.

Complete with waffle chamois

Down below you get Assos's signature pad – a 8mm thick memory foam called the waffle. It features three layers of foam and the 'goldenGate' which means the pad in the middle is separate from the tight and allows some movement. The result is an amazingly comfortable chamois.

Minor reflective detailing on the calfs adds a touch of safety as well as spicing up the otherwise potentially boring black looks.

The tights come in at £165, which can be considered competitive when compared to the likes of Castelli and Rapha, although don't expect much protection against the rain, these are purely dry day tights.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.