It may be known as one of the toughest legs of the Giro D’Italia, but the Italian Dolomites have also proven an ideal testing ground for the ashmei Emergency Jacket. In spring, the Passo di Stelvio, possibly the most dramatic and challenging road in Europe with almost 15 miles of ascent to more than 1,500m, serves up the sort of terrain and conditions that will make you glad you packed this jacket. Brilliant Alpine sunshine, one minute; squally showers and low visibility, the next.
Packing down to an 8cm3 volume and weighing in at just 121g, our Emergency Jacket slips practically unnoticed into your rear jersey pocket.
Where this jacket really comes into its own is at the summit after that epic climb through those twisting mountain passes. The rapid descent requires a barrier to guard you against biting wind when riding at such speed and allows you to focus purely on those tricky hairpins. The Emergency jacket is that barrier – and then some.
No need to worry if the road has surface water either. Our jacket comes fitted with a rear tail guard to protect you against road spray to keep your jersey free from grit, grease and grime. A reflective shoulder seam and rear strip increase visibility in low-light conditions ensures you are seen.
Ambassador David Jury, says: “What attracts me to the Emergency Jacket is the fact that it’s super light and packs right down without compromising on effect. Somehow it keeps rain out whilst keeping you warm and dry underneath. I do wonder how it accomplishes this yet remains as light as a feather.”