For the most iconic ride in Mallorca – Sa Calobra – there are two things you need. The first is an alarm clock, primed for an early start to enjoy the road to yourself watching the world wake up while you climb, and the second is the ashmei Midlayer. This classic long-sleeved midweight jersey has everything you need for such a diverse ride – including a performance aero fit and high breathability when you do have to put the work in on climbs such as the Coll dels Reis.
The jersey’s stretchy construction helps to block some of the wind from that seemingly never-ending descent into the tiny picturesque port of Sa Calobra. And like the Midlayer, the road simply could not have been designed any better for cyclists who know their onions.
The highly-technical Merino wool blend and close to body fit prevents any cold air penetrating through to the body. This high-stretch Merino wool blend also boasts incredible moisture management capabilities, stopping any build up of sweat under the garment by quickly dissipating moisture to the outer layer of the fabric. Silicone grippers are used around the hems of the jersey to keep it in place, preventing any cold air can getting in. Reflective strips enhance visibility in low-light conditions, whilst three rear pockets and a mobile pouch have been incorporated to stow those on-ride essentials.
Stuart, ashmei founder, says: “This piece is so diverse, I will wear it all year round. It might be next to the skin for chilly early morning starts or layered with a jersey underneath in autumn and spring. When the temperature plummets, I’ll add a base layer. The soft Merino terry loops trap enough warm air to keep you cosy but because the Merino content is high, you stay warm rather than hot.”