The Assos Mille GT Wind Jacket is super compact in your pocket and more closely fitted than most wind/emergency jackets once on.
The key to a good windproof shell is that it can be easily packed away, and this is where the Mille GT Wind excels. It’s feather light at only 90g, and the foil ultra-ripstop fabric is extremely thin, making it pack down to the tiniest parcel.
This doesn’t take away from the protection is offers when out on the bike though, forming a strong barrier against wind on blustery descents. Hunched down in an aero position, there’s no flapping to be heard, looks like Assos put their money where their mouth is when they coined it an 'acoustically innocuous' design.
Along with impressive wind-proofing, a DWR coating does a good job of fending off road spray and drizzle. Elasticated cuffs and a high collar keep out the chill, while the material on side panels make the Mille GT surprising breathable.
Tester Jamie writes: “While Assos Mille GT Wind Jacket is pretty expensive for a windstopper, the performance, usability and quality mean it earns the price tag. You can easily buy cheaper, but they just won't be as good.”