The Assos iJ. shaqUno is unique in the Assos Jacket line up. For starters it is cheaper than you might expect at what Assos term a 'welcome, thank you' price point - not the catchiest granted, but we understand what they mean! Fundamentally, the iJ. shaqUno is a 2-layer construction where but the layers are not bonded together and this allows excellent freedom of movement within the jacket. The internal layer is constructed of Assos' legendary RX fleece fabric for superb low-bulk insulation and is cut slightly smaller than the outer layer. The external, slightly larger cut layer, is basically a protective shell that is breathable at the same time as being water resistant - so no need to carry an extra layer with you.
In recent seasons Assos have spent a lot of their time minimizing bulk in their garments at the same time focusing on thermoregulation - aiming to mimic our bodies ability to trap air and insulate when cold and cool us when warm. The iJ shaqUno is made in such a way that the RX layer, as well as insulating is also adept at wicking moisture away from the body while the 'pocket' of air between the layers further enhances both insulation at lower speeds and wicking when the pace increases. The protective outer layer finishes the job whilst keeping the elements outside.
As with most Assos garments the fabrics used have been developed in-house and are not commercially available, similarly they are unique in that they are cut to fit the body in the cycling position - what Assos call AEPD - which helps maximise their performance.
Assos make no bones about price. We often see Assos dismissed out of hand as a result of ticket prices, but as they and we will tell you; Assos do not cut corners, ever. It is the long term light that Assos needs to be viewed in. Off the peg it may seem expensive but their construction and longevity will pay dividens over the long term all the while offering you the very best in performance and comfort.
The idea behind the shaq Uno is to have a jacket that is little more than a jersey in terms of size but that behaves better when the winter really takes hold. With sensible base layer choice it is therefore possible to extend it's useful range from early winter to deep winter.
Assos are one of the world's pioneers and specialists in producing high quality cycling clothes and accessories. They are located in a region of Switzerland that has maintained a long standing tradition in first class textile engineering. In the 1970's, Toni Maier-Moussa, founder and chairman of Assos accidently invented lycra cycling apparel, whilst trying to create the ultimate bicycle.
During the wind tunnel tests of the first ever carbon-fiber bike, Toni inadvertently found that lycra downhill ski racing suits had much less drag than the woolen-knitted cycling clothes of the time. To this day Assos firmly believe in total product competence, delivering optimum function and comfort, by researching and making its cycling apparel and accessories from the very best materials.
Shipping And Handling Orders up to €50 Ireland or Northern Ireland will incur a €4.99 p+p charge. Orders above €50 are delivered free of charge.
Orders outside of Ireland incur an extra shipping charge, depending on location and total cost. We subsidise shipping as much as possible, whilst using reputable shipping companies to ensure the best and safest possible delivery to you.
We despatch your order within 24 hours (standard shipping days, Monday - Friday) where items are in stock. Orders received before 11.30am that are in stock will be despatched on the same day. We endeavour to despatch orders received before 2.30pm on the same day but cannot guarantee it. Overnight delivery is used for Ireland and Northern Ireland. 48 hour delivery as standard to the UK mainland (e.g. if we despatch Monday, you will usually receive Wednesday). International orders are generally received in under 7 working days. Please note that the couriers will not guarantee the above delivery times but they hold true almost always.
You must inform us within two working days if the goods are lost or damaged in transit so that we can make a prompt claim against the delivery company and correct the problem. Please quote your order number in all correspondence.
You agree that proof of delivery supplied by our delivery company is sufficient evidence to establish that goods have been received.
For orders made from and/or delivery to Ireland or the European Union, 23% VAT is included where applicable. All other orders are VAT free.
Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive.
You are entitled to cancel your order and return the goods within 30 working days for a refund less the cost to us of shipping the goods to you initially. Do this by contacting us by email or telephone and quoting the order number supplied to you. Your refund will be paid within 15 days. You are responsible for the cost and risk of loss or damage when returning the goods, so you should take out enough postal insurance to cover their value. This cancellation policy does not affect your rights when we are at fault - for example, if goods are faulty or mis-described.
Any goods returned must be in the same perfect condition as when purchased. Some items cannot be accepted for return due to safety or hygiene reasons - Cycle Helmets are included in this category currently.
These terms apply to your order. We may change our terms and conditions at any time, so please do not assume that the same terms will apply in the future.
None of these terms affect your legal rights and these are not diminished in any way. If any term is held to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, that term is automatically omitted from the terms to minimum extent necessary to comply with the law and without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remainder.
Warranty Returns Policy
Please either call into the shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your purchase as follows:
If you are emailing, we will contact you to find out more information about the issue before you send the goods back to us. You will need to pay return postage to us, we will pay the postage of the replaced / repaired item back to you.
All returns to The Edge Sports either by post or to our shop MUST be in a clean condition or for Health and Safety reasons the returns manager will not be able to accept them.