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The Assos Women’s Uma GT Ultraz Winter Jacket Evo is exceptional, but let down by the fit

The Assos Women's Uma GT Ultraz Winter Jacket Evo is exceptional, but let down by the fit

For a deep winter’s jacket you need high levels of insulation, limited bulk and exceptional breathability to keep you happy and comfortable hour after hour in the saddle. The Assos Uma GT Ultraz Winter jacket Evo has this in spades, holding its own in our guide to the best winter cycling jackets

That the Assos Uma GT Ultraz Winter jacket Evo is so well made is no surprise; Assos jackets are built for specific conditions and specific purposes. It feels like a serious, grown up jacket, for serious, grown up cyclists: It even has a lapel telling you exactly what its Unique Selling Points (USP) are and how to wear it (as part of a layering system), and a sleek cyclist-looking shape to it. Everything about this jacket seems to scream high quality and performance. 

In order to test it, I decided to take the jacket out in as many weather conditions as possible, which was a great plan as this autumn and winter seems to have given us in Britain every season imaginable: from unseasonably warm days to brutal winds, to cold, dark, damp days and bright clear icy ones. In particular, I adopted this for most of my morning commutes, where I needed something visible, warm and able to cope with changeable conditions. 

A woman in a bright fluorescent jacket looking to the side with a muddy field behind and a green helmet on

The front is extremely visible, though I wish I could say the same for the rear (Image credit: immy Sykes)

A woman looking away from the camera in a fluro yellow jacket and green helmet. The back of the jacket is black with large pockets and reflective detailing.

The rear pockets are huge, one of my favourite features of this well made jacket. (Image credit: Immy Sykes)

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