The dhb women’s short sleeve jersey is a great choice if you like a relaxed fit and don’t tend to load pockets, and the £ 30 price tag is great, contradicting the quality workmanship, decent performance and comfort offered here.
The sober design and relaxed fit make this jersey a truly versatile kit; it will appeal to commuters, gravel cyclists, hikers or hikers, not just truck drivers. There are also three color options – teal, navy, and dark red – which should cover most tastes, and it’s available in sizes 8-16.
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The relaxed fit will be a big hit with many. If you stay true to your size, you’ll find it loose and comfortable, with no grip or compression. There is also a lot of length in the body and the length of the sleeves is well judged.
The sleeve hems are simply folded fabric, with no pinching or compression. They can have a tendency to slip up, especially when combined with cuffs, but not too much and I didn’t mind.
The belt does not offer great elasticity and the silicone clip is quite ineffective, especially if the pockets are loaded. But not everyone comes out with bulging pockets, so that won’t be a problem for everyone.
I found the fabric breathable enough for slightly higher intensity rides. It’s not designed to be a high-performance race-oriented kit, so it’s no surprise that it doesn’t fit something like the £ 200 Skyline 7mesh jersey. If you sweat excessively, it tends to retain moisture longer than some lightweight swimsuits.
Polyester has a soft, delicate feel and feels great on bare skin. It is not as warm as the soft touch fabric might suggest; it almost looks like merino to feel and look at, but does not offer merino protection in cold weather.
The finish is impressive for a jersey at this price: overlock seams, well stitched, a well taped collar, and no loose thread in sight.
My one and only complaint concerns the pockets. I try to evenly load the pockets with loose jerseys to keep them from swaying, but that’s not possible with the dhb jersey. Rather than the conventional three-pocket layout, there are two asymmetrical pockets here. Additionally, the elastic mattress topper is sewn to the main body on the larger pocket to create a pump holder, which I found misplaced, right on the spine, and would inevitably slip to one side.
I know not everyone feels the need to walk out the door with a load of freight, but if you like to load your pockets, this design might irritate you.
The quality workmanship and versatility of the jersey is truly impressive for £ 30, ideal for those new to the sport, or even any seasoned runner who has no interest in overly technical aero fabrics or a race-oriented fit. The Gore’s Curve and CHPT3’s Most Days swimsuits are both designed to be more casual and cost £ 89.99 and £ 95 respectively. And Rapha’s ‘relaxed fit’ deal will set you back £ 110.
> Best casual commuter cycling clothing – check out our buying guide
The Altura Airstream is the next closest price to the 2021 jerseys we tested; it’s still a dozen more and its pockets weren’t ideally designed either. Lusso’s SS Plum Merino jersey that Sarah tested a few years ago costs £ 69.99.
> Read more road.cc women’s cycling clothing reviews here
It might be worth noting that dhb doesn’t claim that this jersey is eco-friendly at all. Many manufacturers are moving forward here – including some of the ones mentioned above.
Overall, however, dhb produced a great all-around jersey for not a lot of money. It’s hard to be overly critical on the pockets, as it won’t be a sticking point for everyone, and there isn’t much else to complain about.
Comfort and versatility at a great price, with pockets suitable for those who “ride light”
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Brand and model : Dhb Women’s Short Sleeve Jersey
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dhb says: “The dhb Women’s Short Sleeve Jersey has been updated for 2021. New fabric technology makes this entry-level summer top lighter, more absorbent and more breathable than ever before.
“The dhb women’s short sleeve jersey is an extremely comfortable summer top. Whether you are new to cycling or have a little more experience in the saddle, you will be delighted with its light feel and impressive performance.
Updated body fabric, with a high moisture-wicking inner face and super soft heather exterior, ensures this jersey wicks sweat away from your body better than ever, keeping you dry and comfortable in. each outing.
“Two generous back pockets provide plenty of room for your snacks, spare parts and an extra layer in case it gets cold. The larger pocket has a strategically placed stop bar towards the center, which provides a great place to store essentials like a pump.
dhb has replaced the quarter-length zipper with a full-length alternative, while the finishing touches include reflective inserts on the cuff and back pocket to ensure you always grab the attention of motorists, a silicone clip to the hem and a reflective logo. “
Tell us a little more about the technical aspects of the product?
Ultra soft summer swimsuit
Two large back pockets
Reflective inserts on cuffs and pocket
Double needle hem
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It is too early to tell how the fabric and pocket seams will fare in the long run; everything is fine so far, but the fabric is thin and the loaded pockets could put a lot of strain on the seams and knuckles.
Evaluate the product for fit:
Relaxed fit; stay true to size if you want to. Otherwise, size below.
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Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its intended purpose
Perfect for casual riding, as long as you don’t load the pockets.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Comfort and relaxed and understated design.
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How does the price compare to similar products on the market, including those recently tested on road.cc?
Excellent. The Altura Airstream is the next closest price to the 2021 jerseys we tested. It’s still a dozen more and its pockets weren’t ideally designed either. The Gore’s Curve jersey and the Most Days jersey from CHPT3 are both designed to be more casual and cost £ 89.99 and £ 95 respectively.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider purchasing the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
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That’s great: a comfortable jersey that is suitable for a variety of rides at a great price, even if the pocket design isn’t that practical.
I usually drive: Road My best bike is: Carbon route.
I have been driving since: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would classify myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, hiking, club rides, general fitness riding, also getting to know off-road driving!