Review: Assos' $426 Steinbeisser Trail Rain Jacket

Sep 6, 2022 at 14:36
by Mike Kazimer  


Assos are more commonly associated with road cycling, but the Swiss company has been expanding their lineup over the last few years to welcome the knobby-tired crowd into the mix. Of course, the $426 USD price tag of the Stenbeisser Trail rain jacket is going to limit the number of riders who end up with this particular piece in their closet...

I'm sure at this point someone is already banging out a diatribe about that price, maybe with some semi-funny remark referencing the company name, and a line about how garbage bags cost next to nothing. That may be true, but it's worth putting the price on the back burner for a few minutes to dig into the details and performance of this Lithuanian-made rain coat.
Assos Steinbeisser Jacket Details

• Schloss Tex waterproof / breathable fabric
• 2 zippered side pockets
• Fully taped seams
• Under-helmet hood
• 7 sizes
• Weight: 257 grams (size M)
• MSRP: $426 USD
• More info: assos.com

The Stenbeisser (Google tells me that means 'wolf fish' in German) is constructed from Schloss Tex, Assos' own 3-layer waterproof fabric, with fully taped seams. The jacket falls into the minimalist category – there are just two zippered side pockets, and that's it. There aren't any pit zips, hood adjustments, or pockets that the jacket could be stuffed into to be seen. The hood does have a clever feature, though; there are slits in the stretchy fabric that let you run your helmet straps through them, preventing the fabric from bunching up underneath your chin.

Assos Steinbeisser Rain Jacket review
Assos Steinbeisser Rain Jacket review

FIT

The Steinbeisser has a very cycling-specific fit, with longer arms and a drop tail to help ensure it covers as much real estate as possible. A size medium worked well for my 5'11” height and skinny build, but there's not a ton of room for layering underneath, and bigger riders may find the cut to be overly snug, especially around the chest and elbows.

That cycling-specific fit also mean that this probably isn't a jacket that you'd wear out around town, or use for any other activity except bike riding. That's not the end of the world, but it does make the price tag a little harder to stomach knowing that it has such a narrow range of usage.


Assos Steinbeisser Rain Jacket review
The helmet strap slits may seem goofy, but they work great.
Assos Steinbeisser Rain Jacket review
The length of the sleeves was chosen with cycling in mind.

FUNCTION

I was a little worried about the Steinbeisser's lack of pit zips, since I tend to run hot, and I can't stand the feeling of overheating while grinding up a long climb. As it turns out, that Schloss Tex fabric is very breathable, and I never found myself feeling like I was trapped in a sauna, even when pedaling slowly on wet, humid days. If I did need more ventilation, I typically unzipped the lower portion of the jacket to let some more air flow through. If anything, this jacket runs cooler than most rain coats – it's really good at keeping the rain out, but not the layer to grab if staying warm is higher on your list of priorities.

Speaking of keeping the rain out, the Steinbeisser does that very, very well – precipitation beads off quickly, and the fabric never soaked through. The performance is right in line with other high-end waterproof / breathable fabrics, and I have zero complaints when it comes to the level of waterproofing.

One features that I would have liked to see is the ability to stuff the jacket into its own pocket. There are a few jackets out there, like POC's Signal jacket, that stuff into their pocket and then have straps that can be used to attach it to a handlebar.


DURABILITY

There aren't any rips or tears to be seen, and I've bashed my way through plenty of wet branches and blackberry bushes while wearing this coat. Assos does have a crash policy where they'll repair or replace the jacket for the first 30 days free of charge; after that, they can repair most issues for around
$25. On top of all that, they offer a 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

The fabric has held up well, but it has developed a mottled look from all the mud that's been rubbed into it. I've soaked and scrubbed it a few times to try and remove the dirt stains with no luck, although I should also mention that my laundry skills aren't the best.





Pros

+ Impressive level of breathability
+ Excellent hood / helmet compatibility
+ Relatively light and packable

Cons

- Expensive
- Snug fit means there's not much room for layering
- Fabric doesn't hide stains very well





Pinkbike's Take

bigquotesYes, this is a very pricey rain jacket. If you're only going to be riding in the rain a few times a year there's no need to spend this much (unless you really want to) – there are lots of options in the under-$100 price bracket that work well and can also be used for hiking, ski touring, or walking around town.

What if you live in a place where it's rainy more often than not - is it worth it? That's really up to you and your wallet, but I will say that the Steinbeisser is one of the best-performing rain jackets that I've tried when it comes to overall waterproofing and breathability. 
Mike Kazimer







227 Comments

  • 498 1
 LOL
  • 48 2
 No more comments necessary.
  • 20 2
 Enough said.
  • 8 2
 hokay
  • 18 53
flag RedBurn (Sep 9, 2022 at 8:34) (Below Threshold)
 G#y
  • 8 0
 Dear god
  • 17 0
 Isa this jacket all we're getting for Friday Fails this week?
  • 5 0
 oh i came for the comments....especially as it seems someone has gone full Rapha = Walmart on this one
  • 2 0
 rofl
  • 10 0
 Kaz, the troll
  • 20 0
 You can shove that price up your assos, Assos.
  • 3 0
 We need to get this up to 426 positive reactions. For reasons.
  • 1 0
 Lmfao
  • 5 0
 "Garbage bags cost next to nothing."
  • 4 1
 Welcome to Switzerland
  • 268 1
 Cheaper to move to an area with less rain than to buy that thing
  • 15 4
 I don’t even own a rain jacket.
  • 13 2
 @wobblegoblin: Just out of curiosity, what is the MTB scene like in Russia? I would imagine you guys have some pretty pristine terrain.
  • 7 0
 Or just stay where you are and wait a few years.
  • 8 1
 Cheaper to just get wet. Are we all made of sugar these days?
  • 6 0
 Last time I checked skin is waterproof.
  • 10 104
flag wobblegoblin (Sep 9, 2022 at 15:01) (Below Threshold)
 @PHX77: I live in Ukraine, but hopefully it’ll be Russia soon. The riding is good.
  • 4 0
 For that price, it should be able to stop the rain
  • 18 1
 @wobblegoblin: get f*cked
  • 12 1
 @wobblegoblin: wanker.
  • 10 1
 @wobblegoblin: well that went very wrong very fast... (both your reply and Putlers a*sholery)
  • 2 0
 @wobblegoblin: ha lol .. have you been keeping up with tallies and territories ?
  • 1 0
 The winning commentbright here
  • 3 0
 If he says something else they will kill him in the filtration camp. Smart people survive genocides!
  • 1 0
 @makkelijk: he is overdoing it slightly though...
  • 173 2
 jacket for some rich Assos
  • 8 22
flag CSharp (Sep 9, 2022 at 8:20) (Below Threshold)
 Yes, for those Assos dentists that'll put an apron on themselves to prevent the stains on the jacket!
  • 141 1
 PB.. our reader engagement on clothing reviews is really dropping lately.

Kazimer : Hold my beer, I found a 426$ rain jacket, this should stir the hornets nest up
  • 3 0
 PB Office: @brianpark places his fingers into Mr Burns pose and says "I have it, we'll put @henryquinney in this jacket, and send him to interview Crankworx Slopestyle riders leading with the question: 'Since Slopestyle winners are determined by the run's count of tailwhips, have you considered a career in accounting which would be more beneficial to society?'"
  • 90 1
 Columbia waterproof coat, $40. Buy 2 each of the 4 colors, $320. Donate $105 to your local non-profit trail system. Feel like a boss.
  • 4 0
 Better looking and more durable too.
  • 2 0
 Those are water repellent and not waterproof. Still a good deal though.
  • 2 0
 @generictrailrider: Water proof is just english for ‘sous vide in your own sweat’.
  • 1 0
 Honestly, the Columbia PFG stuff is fantastic to ride in.
  • 62 2
 Kaz on a recent podcast: "I hate riding in a jacket, none of them breathe, just buy a cheap one like the Marmot Precip"

Also Kaz: reviews $450 trashbag.
  • 1 0
 I've ridden in the rain in my Precip, thank god for pit zips but it's the best $85 I've spent LOL
  • 2 0
 Lol, but some jackets breath better than other, but they are not as water resistant nor as wind resistant.
  • 32 2
 @bonkmasterflex, I still stand by those words - that's basically what I wrote in the conclusion to this review. The thing is, this jacket does breathe very well, and does a great job of not feeling like a trashbag (as you'd hope considering the price).
  • 2 0
 Not even Gore Tex Pro or any other pricy thinks on this. Right up there with POCs weird offerings
  • 4 0
 I do appreciate how he preemptively got out in front of all the likely comments right at the beginning of his review.
  • 1 0
 @JohSch: i was gonna say... fits right in with the POC gear. bland looking, and expensive as f*ck (even if functional).
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: you don’t actually expect PB Foum complainers to have read your article before commenting do you?
  • 49 0
 I have just one question. Does it fit in my XX1 AXS Reserve Santa Cruz glove box!??
  • 17 3
 Only if you have color matched ENVE wheels
  • 37 0
 On rainy days I have my butler ride with me to carry items I may need. I don't know if it fits in my XX1 AXS Reserve Santa Cruz glove box but I can verify that it fits in his XX1 AXS Reserve Santa Cruz glove box.
  • 9 0
 @rcrocha: You let your butler to ride the same bike like yourself? What? There was no Yetis on stock?
  • 1 0
 You can’t make those jokes, you’re swiss
  • 35 0
 Was about to laugh then remembered i commute to work in a $500 goretex black diamond jacket,
  • 24 0
 And if that jacket is what gets you keep on commuting throughout the year, than it's a great investment :-)
  • 10 0
 @freebikeur: thats very true! Its a great jacket, and I'll probably own it until i die, buy nice or buy twice
  • 1 0
 Exactly! Investing in proper rain wear (in my case Endura MT500 Waterproof jacket and pants, FiveTen TrailCross GoreTex shoes and Sealskinz waterproof gloves) was the best investment I have ever made.

It made it possible to keep commuting throughout the whole year (note that I live in a country where it rains half of the time), so I easily earned back all the money I spent within a year by not having to take the public transport or go by car. The jacket and pants have been going strong for about 7 years now.

Also, then being so extremely waterproof and very breathable, since I have them I don’t care how bad it rains, I can go ride my bike whenever I want and as long as I want, and I will still enjoy my day out.

With cheap rain wear (sub €100 jackets etc) this would not be possible, because they will soak through after 2 hours and feel hot like bin bags because they don’t breathe well.

Tldr: investing in proper rain wear is the best investment you can make if you live in a rainy country.
  • 21 0
 Con : looks like shit
  • 5 0
 Pro: holds some body heat when your gas and electricity are rationed this winter.
  • 15 1
 This jacket isn't for the common man, it's a life-style statement from an individual that wants to proclaim, in an under-stated fashion of course, that they are well established in their profession as an oral / maxillofacial surgeon (or similar), and are passionate about riding bicycles
  • 3 0
 Exactly... longish sleeves because you *bike* but slim-fit across the pecs cuz you ain't got any.
  • 1 0
 It says "I didn't spend ALL my money on the bike".
  • 15 3
 Honest question for a change. If it is raining so hard that you actually need a hood under (or over) your helmet what the hell are you doing riding? I don't live somewhere wet, but i have never felt the urge to put a hood over my head when riding in the rain. Cold wet hike sure but cold wet ride I don't get it.
  • 3 0
 I guess on fire road climbs in the rain maybe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 3 1
 If it's that rainy I avoid riding unless I'm racing. Also it's handy for those 5-10 minute heavy downpours while your out
  • 3 0
 I’ve done this plenty of times. Usually when it starts hammering down midway through a ride, or when it’s cold and windy and my ears are getting a bettering.
  • 1 0
 @rsbromley: wouldn't a cheap merino beanie solve this as well? Dripping down the neck can be avoided with tight neck fit...
  • 16 2
 I ride year round, and there are plenty of rainy winter days here where it's nice to be able to pull the hood up to keep water from dripping down the back of your neck. The ear coverage is nice too, especially if it's windy. It's like having a dry cocoon to hide out in.
  • 3 0
 If you ride in the high mountains, you'd know why a jacket like this is nice. Although I think I prefer a hood that goes over the helmet than under, even with the nice slits to put your helmet straps through.
  • 3 0
 Some days you head out and it's only lightly raining and it turns into a downpour. Some days you head out and hope it stops raining but it doesn't.
  • 5 0
 I ride year round and a hood is great for cold rain (particularly when commuting). However, I would never want to have my hood UNDER my helmet. That means I need to stop and take off my helmet every time I want to put the hood up or down.
  • 6 2
 I wouldn't go out riding on purpose on a day like that, and trash the trails too. Since the jacket isn't packable, I'd be unlikely to have it with me if I got caught out unexpectedly in a storm. Overpriced anyway. I'm just coming to grips with spending $8k on a bike, but I'm not spending $450 on a rain jacket. I also live in a desert... I'd only use it like twice a year Big Grin
  • 3 0
 I have young family and live a fair distance from proper trails - opportunities to get out are few and far between... When the option is ride in the rain or don't ride, I'll often be put whatever the weather...
(Plus, it can be nice being out when nobody else is.)
  • 1 0
 @slimboyjim: thiscoent brought to you y your local diggers :
  • 1 0
 @aelazenby: Agreed. Hood over the helmet is easy to pull on and off to balance exertion against rain/wind levels. Plus, I find that the air gap made by the helmet greatly reduces the clamminess, while still keeping me protected from the elements.
  • 1 0
 In snowy areas, a hood-over-helmet becomes priceless when wet snow falls from trees and hits your noggin/neck.
  • 1 0
 @brass-munky: I appreciate what you're saying, but here in the UK it isn't particularly dry (cue jokes!) - there's no real option to wait for trails not to be wet for at least 6 months a year, although this year seems to have been an outlier and very dry (Most of the worst damage imo is after periods where it doesn't rain and trails get blown out quickly...).
The trails I ride aren't groomed, tend to be in rockier areas rather than softer ones, and I don't go skidding everywhere, etc. All the soft ground trails turn to drop mud and are avoided for that reason...
I think there's a bit of a cultural difference between here and some of the drier riding places where it is far easier to avoid certain conditions...
  • 1 0
 @slimboyjim: Yep, the trails around me are the most blown out I've ever seen them due to the prolonged dry spell.
  • 1 0
 @Tamasz: if you wear the hood over your helmet, it’s easier to remove when the rain/wind eases off.
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: come to windrock well show you what riding in the rain actually means
  • 1 0
 Some of us live in places where it’s nearly always wet (this summer seems to be the exception) when we have time to ride.
  • 1 0
 @slimboyjim: not implying trail destruction, more confused about benefits. Example alpine skiing, I have a hood for the ride up the chair when ultra cold/windy or a backcountry slog in a real blizzard. Riding i am dressed for exertion and windchill already so don't really see the benefit of the hood with a helmet and well fitted shell (+ skull cap if near freezing). Clammyness and foggy glasses would likely outweigh the water down the neck reduction for me. My near freezing go-to "in case" is actually a shoft shell, only crack out the rain gear when I know it will rain most of the ride. Preference and climate I guess.
  • 1 0
 @pink505: Yeah - went off on a bit of a tangent there didn't it!
I tend not to use a hood when riding, but it is nice for if you hit a proper deluge and have to stop, or getting stuff out of our loading up your car. Plus, if you are spending this much on a jacket, it's nice that you can use it for non-biking purposes.
A detachable hood is best of both worlds for me.
  • 2 0
 If you commute every day, one hour per direction, you will seriously appreciate proper rain wear, as well as putting a hood over your head.

Also proper rain wear allows you to go ride your bike for full days and you still have fun, because you don’t get soaked and they breathe well.

If you live in a very rainy country like I do, it’s one of the best investments you can make, because it will allow you to ride your bike whenever you want, instead of only on those couple of days when it isn’t raining.

I rather have a cheaper bike and proper rain wear, so I can ride my bike all year round, then have a more expensive bike and cheap/no rain wear, meaning I can’t ride my bike most of the days.
  • 10 0
 Living on the wetcoast I aways appreciate having a high quality rainjacket or shell for skiing/hiking. But when it comes to riding I just can’t do it. All I can think about is spending $400+ for a jacket, crashing and tearing a hole in it. Just can’t see the investment lasting as long as they would in other sports
  • 4 0
 My last 2 rain jackets are in the woods somewhere. Both were packed at the top of my pack, I had a mechanical and left the coat on the ground after getting things fixed. I have switched to the cheapest jacket I could find, for some reason I just can't lose it.
  • 11 0
 @Rigidjunkie: I wear a jacket I found in the woods. Not your woods. Not my jacket. But I wear it.
  • 13 1
 Assos is tone deaf to think that pinkbike is the appropriate place market their overpriced gear.
  • 5 0
 And here we are clicking on the link and adding comments.
  • 3 0
 @CamNeelyCantWheelie: bad press is better than no press, right?
  • 1 0
 @rallyimprezive: press is ok, comments are bad.
  • 8 0
 Part of me wants to be snarky about cost here.

But I spend my winter weekends backcountry skiing. A waterproof, breathable shell is the difference between a great day out and battling hypothermia.

So-if you live in a moist climate and ride all the time anyway, this might be worth the cost. It’ll make more of a dice than a carbon wheelset (or frame).
  • 2 1
 Everytime I see all the comments, I wonder how many have anything to do with winter.
I agree, quality is what can really save you in the winter. I’ve learned to live by quality gear regardless of sport because how huge a difference it makes
  • 4 0
 @stormracing: buy once, cry once.
  • 1 0
 @wyorider: I wish that were the case
It’s like an addiction for me
I just keep buying hahah
  • 3 0
 @wyorider: I mean I don't disagree that buying quality is generally wise. But I have a hard time believing you need to spend $426 for a jacket to get it.
  • 1 0
 @93EXCivic: maybe not $425, and maybe on sale if you can score it.

But-this jacket will improve your riding waaaay more than carbon rims, or aftermarket cranks.

Personally I’d get a shell from a brand like OR that isn’t bike specific but does stand behind their gear.
  • 1 0
 Better to have an SLX group set and proper rain wear, so you can ride your bike whenever you want and have fun, than to have an XTR drive train and be stuck inside most of the days of the year.
  • 10 0
 AUS DEM WEG, GERINGVERDIENER!
  • 1 0
 ZUR SEITE
  • 7 0
 At least it's hideous! Imagine with a nice looking jacket, you would at least have one argument for saving up money to buy it.
  • 12 3
 Low cost. High quality. Not made in a sweatshop. Pick two.
  • 2 0
 I mean it isn't like this jacket is made in Switzerland.
  • 1 0
 @93EXCivic: made in Lithuania.
  • 1 2
 @whitebirdfeathers: so a sweatshop?
  • 1 0
 @nvranka: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
No idea what goes on there.
  • 1 0
 @whitebirdfeathers: I thought they were made in Romania or Bulgaria?
  • 1 0
 ...can't hide stains, fail.
  • 5 0
 In Italy the price is 330 euros so not so different than any top level shell jacket for trekking or skiing (look ar ortovox prices...)

I've a bib and shirt from assos, they have a quality above any other bike clothing i ever had. The engineering is incredible. The money you spent is just under your ass.. but a really happy ass!!
  • 1 0
 I dunno about all that. I got a North Face gortex shell on sale for like $75 that I used for like 6 years and its still fine, I just wanted to try something new. Picked up a DC Shoes snowboarding shell for $100 on sale now. There's so many choices in that category, hard to pay this kind of price for it when there's always end of the season sales for winter/hiking/skiing gear which is hardly different. The only thing I can even compare it to that I've ever looked at, was a Helly Hansen waterproof sailing shell for bad weather. Not rushing out to buy one of those either though even though they look cool.
  • 4 0
 I can only say that I have a similar 7 mesh sky pilot jacket. Once put it on i never looked at other jackets in my wardrobe. I used to ride in softshells and hardshells but this jacket is so light and the climate is the best I ever experienced. I would buy it without any doubt again.
  • 2 0
 Agree completely, really the best all-around jacket.
Until you try gore shakedry Smile , but it is too fragile for mountain biking.
  • 6 0
 Every person riding a Sworks is salivating right now!!
  • 5 1
 the global pi** shortage continues.. they would have to give me 500 bucks to wear that....
  • 4 0
 Arc’teryx pricing bites into the sativa budget. So I’ll pass…on de lef hand side.
  • 5 0
 affirm financing available
  • 3 0
 Handlebar mounted umbrella. And when you're hucking hardline style highway gaps(of course you are) you can use it like a parachute
  • 4 0
 One would have to be able to make it rain, to need this jacket
  • 4 0
 They should package this jacket with the santa cruz megatower for mad $$$
  • 4 0
 At this point PB has to just be trolling.
  • 4 0
 I'd have to sell my Assof to afford this Assos.
  • 3 0
 A Word by word translation of „steinbeisser“ to English would be more like stone-biter.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, totally missed the wordplay
  • 4 0
 This would go great with the Poc overalls
  • 3 0
 If I read the review, do I get a discount of at least 50%?
  • 1 0
 Assos has always been overpriced but this is taking it to a new level. At least in my previous experience winning some of their stuff it is at least quality.
  • 4 1
 I'm waiting for the ebike specific version to come out.
  • 2 0
 When it comes to the price of things, I’m usually like, “Meh, it is what it is.” But damn.
  • 3 0
 half the cost of what I just paid for my wife's bike...so....
  • 3 0
 It's so expensive, it comes with a free Yeti
  • 3 0
 Better provide happy endings for that kind of dough.
  • 1 0
 If they added an i to the front of the name "i-Steinbeisser Trail Rain Jacket", 70% of you would be gloating about how great it is.
  • 2 0
 Erm, I ride in my old jackets because they get super muddy; that I didn't pay 426 big ones for.
  • 2 0
 You can out lipstick on a pig...but it's still a trashbag. Emperor's new clothes.
  • 2 0
 For a second there I thought it said it was $426....but that would be crazy
  • 1 0
 Looks like my 150$ waterproof , jacket . no such thing. They are all water resistant. Two years later more of a sponge regardless of cost .
  • 2 1
 You need to research the waterproof rating and which membrane is being used etc…

Cuz I have jackets that get used 100 plus days a year and are very waterproof and have been for almost 10 years

All about the quality and what you get
  • 1 1
 @stormracing:And do you get it filthy dirty .? Riding in rain sprays mud and water on garments. Mostly mud . Which eventually blocks that membrane. Turning that membrane into a sponge . Do you crash ? Waterproof , actually water resistant membranes work exelent for water . Mud not so good . The water (proof ) rating is for the coating sprayed onto the coat .
  • 1 0
 @Sshredder: yes, I do. I also take care of my gear though. Regular care goes a long ways with keeping stuff solid
I’ve never had issues, mud included. Waterproof rating is for the membrane
  • 1 0
 @Sshredder: have a look at hydrostatic head, this is the waterproof rating of a fabric. Above a certain number, manufacturers are allowed to claim the fabric is waterproof, the higher the number the more 'waterproof' it is. Never buy an expensive bit of waterproof kit unless they divulge the HH - I don't see any HH rating for this jacket... It's true that there are many products these days that are just normal fabric treated with a waterproof coating, which will wear and wash off fairly quickly, maybe a year of frequent use or a couple of normal use. You can buy the stuff to spray on and re-'waterproof' the item when it wears off. A true waterproof fabric, as in one with decent HH, will not have this coating and should give many years of use, nothing lasts forever of course. Plus, even an item with good HH and breathability will not be breathable in saturated conditions, there just isn't anywhere for the moisture inside to escape to...
  • 3 0
 That price is Assosinine.
  • 2 0
 If a jacket costs over $400, it can't have ANY cons, let alone three. For that price it sh
  • 1 0
 @charliewentoutside: At that price, it should have at least one of the cons mentioned in this article
  • 2 0
 Can Pinkbike spare @mikekazimer the grief and let @henryquinney do these reviews? Just here for the comments anyway….
  • 2 0
 Frogg Toggs...$20 at Walmart, with pants. When you fall and tear it, you don't cry.
  • 2 0
 Is that because after sweating so much, there's no water left for making tears?
  • 3 0
 I must have stumbled into the 'made of money' section of PB.
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer You live in a very rainy area (except for right now, but w/e), would you pony up for it?
  • 6 0
 Almost - I wish it had a little more room underneath for layering. It's a little too form-fitting to use on those days where you need to wear a couple extra layers to keep warm.
  • 2 0
 I will pay the price if it has a motor.
  • 2 0
 ...or headset (hood) routing.
  • 2 0
 Isn't this more of an April 1st article? I'm confused.
  • 2 0
 At that price at least throw in a kukupenthouse.
  • 2 0
 waterproof and breathable cannot be in the same piece of clothing.
  • 2 0
 I've got five winters of outdoor work in a very wet climate, gassing myself with my own farts in my rain gear, to back this up
  • 2 0
 Colour/price tag: Yeti grey
  • 2 0
 Is it time for MTB specific wetsuits yet?
  • 2 0
 That cost more than a designer suit. Lol.
  • 2 0
 Suddenly the cost of housing in Southern California feels affordable.
  • 2 0
 even when it hits 50% clearance sale i can't afford it
  • 1 0
 Do they offer buy now, pay later? I'm thinking a 5-year amortization would be appropriate on this
  • 3 0
 Dentist jacket
  • 3 0
 Oh hell no
  • 3 5
 There is NOTHING that justifies this price, no new tech or fabric that hasn't been out for 20 years or longer. Like everything hyped in the media and on here it's completely disgusting. Maybe PB should be shown to push back against this elitist marketing?
  • 1 0
 Any jacket made with Neoshell or Futurelight is pretty good for cardio activities. Goretex paclite is the worst.
  • 1 0
 This one was asking for the comments section. Had to double check it wasn't 4/1.
  • 1 0
 I only clicked on the article because I knew the comments would be legendary
  • 1 0
 Why isn't ShakeDry GoreTex being used on more mountain biking specific rain apparel?
  • 1 0
 I bet it only took one good rock garden crash to find out Gore Shakedry is best suited for road and gravel.
  • 1 0
 @ride2day: unfortunately, that's going to be any rain jacket
  • 2 1
 Taped seams? For that price they couldn't go fully seam sealed?? Coming from winter sports, I believe there's a difference.
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 I'm at a schloss for words...
  • 2 0
 Waterproof and breathability rating ??
  • 2 0
 At least we will all know who to avoid at apres
  • 2 0
 Is it raining dollar bills?
  • 3 0
 Built by Assos for Assos
  • 1 0
 AKA The Fool's Jacket, built by asshos, designed for asshos. GMAFB. I'd rather stay out of the rain.
  • 2 0
 And the joy of biking in the rain? That 400 + is a lot of beer..
  • 2 0
 You are still going to soak with sweat on a climb.
  • 1 0
 What can this do that a £100 coat can't?

Looks ugly to boot. No doubt be popular with hipsters and fat bankers.
  • 1 0
 Imagine finding this in the trash bin, after your wife wondered why these new trash bags are so ill fitting...
  • 2 0
 Just why?
  • 1 0
 Damn, that's almost a GX AXS conversion. I need a time-out.
  • 6 0
 One good thing I can say about this jacket as compared to the SRAM GX stuff - it's at least waterproof! Big Grin
  • 3 0
 How's the chainslap on this piece?
  • 1 0
 Can it be run as a mullet?
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 $426
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 €426, why so cheap???
  • 1 0
 Bought a £20 waterproof jacket from go outdoors, not let me down yet.
  • 1 0
 Ass*ole or Asso, you decide?
  • 1 0
 cmon gasket that looks like a trashbag?
  • 1 0
 I could buy a decent bike for that.....not necessary
  • 2 0
 Schloss!
  • 1 0
 Get tae fck with this pish, even looks wank
  • 1 0
 No put zips; no back vent..I'm out
  • 1 0
 Grab your ankles and take it in the Assos.
  • 1 0
 This is the sort of jacket you buy after paying 12k for a bike.
  • 1 0
 it's cheaper to move to a dryer country!!
  • 1 0
 Woohoo - this should match my POC fishing pants nicely!
  • 1 0
 How much? Recession here we come.
  • 2 0
 this is hilarious
  • 1 0
 Cheaper to move to a country with less rain.
  • 1 0
 I’d feel like an Assos if I bought this.
  • 1 0
 est-ce que tu me fais chier!
  • 1 0
 ...jacket must be warm, 'cause the comments are a bit hot...
  • 1 0
 You can buy an entire GX or XT drivetrain for that. Lol.
  • 1 0
 only a dumb assos would buy this.
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 The whole water proof thing for mtb in the wet is pointless
  • 1 1
 Are you ahueli tam?
  • 2 3
 Long-low-slack….nope
Saving up my pennies for a used one in 4 years.
  • 4 5
 I Assos-pose I better start saving.
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