Assos Equipe RS Clima Capsule Alleycat review

A race-spec shell designed specifically for layering during your hardest efforts

Assos Equipe RS Clima Capsule Alleycat
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Cyclingnews Verdict

The Assos Equipe RS Clima Capsule Alleycat is an emergency jacket for racing. It won’t leave you soaked with sweat or see a loss of aerodynamics due to flapping material, but the fit is so tight it’s uncomfortable off the bike.

Pros

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    Tons of stretch in the forearms

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    Double zipper pocket access

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    Incredibly reflective

Cons

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    Uncomfortable across the chest unless you are riding

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    Expensive

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There's a wide range of weather and riding styles that could cause you to layer up. We have guides for the best waterproof cycling jackets and the best gilets for cycling. The Assos Equipe RS Clima Clapsule Alleycat is a bit of both and also neither. 

It's hard to pin down exactly what this piece of clothing is. We think it does have a place though and we've spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to explain what that might be. If an outer shell that's highly visible and easily layered sounds like it might have a place in your closet, keep reading to see what the Assos Equipe RS Clima Capsule Alleycat is all about.

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