Assos SkinFoil NS Summer Base Layer - Black

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Why to buy: a sleeveless ASSOS skinFoil base layer is the ultimate secret weapon for outings on warmer days

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  • Standard UK delivery usually 2-3 days
  • Next day delivery when ordered before 1pm

Delivery

  • Standard delivery 1 - 2 Working Days
  • Next day delivery when ordered before 1pm

The Assos skinFoil summer base layer is one of the best kept secrets in cycling. Contrary to what you might think, wearing the right base layer on a warm day can be the difference between staying cool and comfortable in those testing final miles and ending up in a sweaty heap by the roadside.


This one is a stand out example: the skinFoil sleeveless base layer is highly breathable, for a start, and its mesh fabric, sleeveless deigns and v-cut neck help to boost airflow. Think of it as air conditioning you can wear!


The construction is seamless and the fit non-restrictive, meaning you'll find a whole new dimension in your jerseys that you may never have appreciated. It's tight fitting, and has been tested to destruction by Assos' famously 'Swiss' in house team, who leave no stone unturned.


The skinFoil base layer is at the heart of why Assos describe their products as 'Equipment, not clothing'.


  • Transport mesh fabric: increased breathability and improved perspiration managment

  • V-cut neck increases air flow

  • Super stretchy polypropylene blend for incredible comfort in a snug fit

  • Seamless tubular knitting technology

  • Unisex*


* Note: we only ever stock 'unisex' items when they are genuinely designed with both sexes in mind. This is one case where Assos have made a conscious decision to use the same product for men and women because it is so stretchy and lightweight that it made no sense to create two different fits.

Assos Size Guide

Assos is towards the 'race' end of cycling clothing - it is created with hard riding in mind and is therefore primarily designed with a snug, aerodynamic fit.

When you get the fit right, it is fabulous. Assos themselves describe it as having 'a very slimming, anatomical cut' and diplomatically suggest that 'if your build is less than slim or if you like your fit looser, go up in size'!

If you are still unsure, feel free to contact us.

 

Bottoms*

    VeloVixen Size     Hips  
    X-Small
    88cm / 34.6"
    Small
    94cm / 37.0"
    Medium
    100cm / 39.3"
    Large
    106cm / 41.7"
    X-Large
    112cm / 44.0"
    XX-Large 118cm / 46.4"


    * This includes all cycling shorts and tights.

    Measure at the fullest part of your hips when standing upright.

    Note: the inside leg measurement is naturally less relevant for shorts than for tights! 

     

    Tops*

      VeloVixen Size     Chest Size  
      X-Small 80cm / 31.4"
      Small 85cm / 33.4"
      Medium 90cm / 35.4"
      Large 96cm / 37.7"
      X-Large 102cm / 40.1"
      XX-Large 108cm / 42.5" 


      * This includes all jerseys, jackets, vests, gilets and shells - but
      not Skinfoil base layers: these are ultrastretchy and approximately S = UK 10, M = UK 12, L = UK 14.

      Measure around the widest part of your chest, just underneath your arms.

       

      Socks & Toe Covers

        VeloVixen Size     Assos Size     Euro Shoe Size   UK Shoe Size
        Small 0
        35-38
        2.5-5
        Medium I
        39-42
        6-7.5
        Large II 43-46 8-11

         

        Shoe Covers

          VeloVixen Size     Assos Size     Euro Shoe Size   UK Shoe Size
          Small 0
          36-38
          3.5-5
          Medium I
          39-40
          6-6.5
          Large II 41-42
          7-7.5
          X-Large III
          43-46
          8-11 

           

          Gloves

            VeloVixen Size     Hand Size  
            XX-Small 17cm / 6.6"
            X-Small 18cm / 7.0"
            Small 20cm / 7.8"
            Medium 22cm / 8.6"
            Large 23cm / 9.0"
            X-Large 24cm / 9.4"
            XX-Large 26cm / 10.2" 


            Measure around the widest part of your hand.

             

            Caps

            Much of Assos' headwear is one size fits all. However, if there is a choice of sizes on the product you're interested in, this is how to gauge it:

              VeloVixen Size     Assos Size     Head Size  
              Small 0 48-53cm / 18.8-20.8"
              Medium I 53-58cm / 20.9-22.8"
              Large II 58-63cm / 22.9-24.8"

              Measure around the circumference of your head where your cap would sit.

              For many years now, ASSOS of Switzerland has been one of the most respected names in cycling. The only catch, from a female cycling perspective, was their notoriously... how would you say?... 'traditional' approach to marketing their women's kit.


              But in 2016, everything changed. As they say themselves, it went 'from bad to badass'.



              Gone was the risqué photography, in came strong imagery of strong women doing serious cycling. Their imagery and ethos now matches the exceptional quality of their clothing. It does justice to their 40 years of cycling experience and their true passion and expertise in what they produce.


              As they sponsor their first women's pro team in 2018, Cyclance Pro Cycling, we have nothing but respect for how they have turned things around for female cyclists.


              How did it start? In 1976, ASSOS was founded by Toni Maier with the first carbon fiber bicycle frame. Toni spent painstaking time testing the bike in the wind tunnel, but it eventually dawned on him that it was the riders' clothing that was the main cause of drag.


              Toni naturally then turned his attention to kit - and promptly invented the first Lycra® cycling shorts. It's their bottom halves that they are still most recognised for. Fast forward to today, and ASSOS have now contributed to over 350 gold medals at world championships and Olympic games.


              ASSOS works as hard as any brand we know with its suppliers and test team to produce fabrics and fits that make it - in our view - the Rolls Royce of cycling kit. They've been at the vanguard of many of the really big innovations that have shaped the evolution of cycling, including the first sublimation of a cycling jersey in 1980, the first elastic interface cycling short insert in 2001 and the 'fastest bodysuit on earth' in 2004.


              Today, ASSOS has multiple sponsorships of World Tour teams and riders. It's a brand for the purist - for passionate cyclists who appreciate the very best. We're delighted to have them as part of the VeloVixen stable of great brands.

              Standard UK delivery usually 2-3 days.

              Next day delivery when ordered before 1pm.

              Please note that delivery may take longer if we need to order this product in.

              Check out our Returns page here.

              Description

              The Assos skinFoil summer base layer is one of the best kept secrets in cycling. Contrary to what you might think, wearing the right base layer on a warm day can be the difference between staying cool and comfortable in those testing final miles and ending up in a sweaty heap by the roadside.


              This one is a stand out example: the skinFoil sleeveless base layer is highly breathable, for a start, and its mesh fabric, sleeveless deigns and v-cut neck help to boost airflow. Think of it as air conditioning you can wear!


              The construction is seamless and the fit non-restrictive, meaning you'll find a whole new dimension in your jerseys that you may never have appreciated. It's tight fitting, and has been tested to destruction by Assos' famously 'Swiss' in house team, who leave no stone unturned.


              The skinFoil base layer is at the heart of why Assos describe their products as 'Equipment, not clothing'.

              Tech Spec


              • Transport mesh fabric: increased breathability and improved perspiration managment

              • V-cut neck increases air flow

              • Super stretchy polypropylene blend for incredible comfort in a snug fit

              • Seamless tubular knitting technology

              • Unisex*


              * Note: we only ever stock 'unisex' items when they are genuinely designed with both sexes in mind. This is one case where Assos have made a conscious decision to use the same product for men and women because it is so stretchy and lightweight that it made no sense to create two different fits.

              Size Guide

              Assos Size Guide

              Assos is towards the 'race' end of cycling clothing - it is created with hard riding in mind and is therefore primarily designed with a snug, aerodynamic fit.

              When you get the fit right, it is fabulous. Assos themselves describe it as having 'a very slimming, anatomical cut' and diplomatically suggest that 'if your build is less than slim or if you like your fit looser, go up in size'!

              If you are still unsure, feel free to contact us.

               

              Bottoms*

                VeloVixen Size     Hips  
                X-Small
                88cm / 34.6"
                Small
                94cm / 37.0"
                Medium
                100cm / 39.3"
                Large
                106cm / 41.7"
                X-Large
                112cm / 44.0"
                XX-Large 118cm / 46.4"


                * This includes all cycling shorts and tights.

                Measure at the fullest part of your hips when standing upright.

                Note: the inside leg measurement is naturally less relevant for shorts than for tights! 

                 

                Tops*

                  VeloVixen Size     Chest Size  
                  X-Small 80cm / 31.4"
                  Small 85cm / 33.4"
                  Medium 90cm / 35.4"
                  Large 96cm / 37.7"
                  X-Large 102cm / 40.1"
                  XX-Large 108cm / 42.5" 


                  * This includes all jerseys, jackets, vests, gilets and shells - but
                  not Skinfoil base layers: these are ultrastretchy and approximately S = UK 10, M = UK 12, L = UK 14.

                  Measure around the widest part of your chest, just underneath your arms.

                   

                  Socks & Toe Covers

                    VeloVixen Size     Assos Size     Euro Shoe Size   UK Shoe Size
                    Small 0
                    35-38
                    2.5-5
                    Medium I
                    39-42
                    6-7.5
                    Large II 43-46 8-11

                     

                    Shoe Covers

                      VeloVixen Size     Assos Size     Euro Shoe Size   UK Shoe Size
                      Small 0
                      36-38
                      3.5-5
                      Medium I
                      39-40
                      6-6.5
                      Large II 41-42
                      7-7.5
                      X-Large III
                      43-46
                      8-11 

                       

                      Gloves

                        VeloVixen Size     Hand Size  
                        XX-Small 17cm / 6.6"
                        X-Small 18cm / 7.0"
                        Small 20cm / 7.8"
                        Medium 22cm / 8.6"
                        Large 23cm / 9.0"
                        X-Large 24cm / 9.4"
                        XX-Large 26cm / 10.2" 


                        Measure around the widest part of your hand.

                         

                        Caps

                        Much of Assos' headwear is one size fits all. However, if there is a choice of sizes on the product you're interested in, this is how to gauge it:

                          VeloVixen Size     Assos Size     Head Size  
                          Small 0 48-53cm / 18.8-20.8"
                          Medium I 53-58cm / 20.9-22.8"
                          Large II 58-63cm / 22.9-24.8"

                          Measure around the circumference of your head where your cap would sit.

                          Who's Behind It

                          For many years now, ASSOS of Switzerland has been one of the most respected names in cycling. The only catch, from a female cycling perspective, was their notoriously... how would you say?... 'traditional' approach to marketing their women's kit.


                          But in 2016, everything changed. As they say themselves, it went 'from bad to badass'.



                          Gone was the risqué photography, in came strong imagery of strong women doing serious cycling. Their imagery and ethos now matches the exceptional quality of their clothing. It does justice to their 40 years of cycling experience and their true passion and expertise in what they produce.


                          As they sponsor their first women's pro team in 2018, Cyclance Pro Cycling, we have nothing but respect for how they have turned things around for female cyclists.


                          How did it start? In 1976, ASSOS was founded by Toni Maier with the first carbon fiber bicycle frame. Toni spent painstaking time testing the bike in the wind tunnel, but it eventually dawned on him that it was the riders' clothing that was the main cause of drag.


                          Toni naturally then turned his attention to kit - and promptly invented the first Lycra® cycling shorts. It's their bottom halves that they are still most recognised for. Fast forward to today, and ASSOS have now contributed to over 350 gold medals at world championships and Olympic games.


                          ASSOS works as hard as any brand we know with its suppliers and test team to produce fabrics and fits that make it - in our view - the Rolls Royce of cycling kit. They've been at the vanguard of many of the really big innovations that have shaped the evolution of cycling, including the first sublimation of a cycling jersey in 1980, the first elastic interface cycling short insert in 2001 and the 'fastest bodysuit on earth' in 2004.


                          Today, ASSOS has multiple sponsorships of World Tour teams and riders. It's a brand for the purist - for passionate cyclists who appreciate the very best. We're delighted to have them as part of the VeloVixen stable of great brands.

                          Delivery & Returns

                          Standard UK delivery usually 2-3 days.

                          Next day delivery when ordered before 1pm.

                          Please note that delivery may take longer if we need to order this product in.

                          Check out our Returns page here.

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