The dhb range of clothing, Wiggle's in-house brand, has over the seven years since first launched built up a solid reputation for good value, design and attention to detail. As the temperature continues to drop, it's time for some cold weather clothing and just in time dhb sent us some details of their new autumn and winter range.
dhb cover a range of prices and the Core-S Long Sleeve Jersey (£32.99) is their entry-level jersey for cool and dry conditions. It uses a Roubaix fabric which is fleece-lined to trap warm air and offer good insulation. It's a good looking top and is available in three colours, and each has reflective details on the arms and rear pockets. A full-length YKK zipper and three rear pockets complete the features.
The Momentum Long Sleeve Jersey (£53.99) is intended for colder days than the Core-S can manage. A heavyweight Roubaix fabric is used and its waffle texture on the inside helps to trap warm air. Arms are articulated to improve fit and the collar is tall to cover the neck. Three rear pockets plus one zipped pocket to safely stash the house keys.
dhb aim to offer a top to combat all conditions and the Windslam (£48.99) is designed for windy days. The front panels feature an integrated windproof membrane to block icy cold wind in its path.
The rest of the jersey is made from a lightweight polyester to ensure it offers good breathability. They offer the jersey with a Roubaix fabric replacing the lightweight polyester for better warmth on chilly rides. Both have three rear pockets, full-length YKK zip and loads of reflective details.
Designed to be a very lightweight and slim jacket, the Turbulence Windproof Jacket (£44.99) is made from a windproof nylon fabric that allows it to pack down very small when you don't need to wear it. A full-length YKK zipper, reflective details, rear zip pocket and mesh under arm ventilation complete the list of features.
The Minima S Waterproof Jacket (£49.99) uses a Teflon coated fabric with taped seams and windproof YKK zipper to keep you dry when it's raining. It can be rolled up and stored in a jersey pocket when not in use. It's a slim fit with articulated sleeves and a fleece collar boosts comfort.
A 2.5 layer waterproof fabric is used in the EQ2.5 Waterproof Jacket (£69.99) to make it a go-to jacket when it's pouring with rain. The fabric is breathable but there are large underarm pit zips if it does get a bit warm inside. A waterproof zip, rear and internal pockets and an articulated fit make it a good bad weather choice.
dhb's Signal Waterproof Jacket (£59.99) uses a 2.5 layer fabric with a more generous fit that lets you wear a couple of insulating layers underneath, or simply if you prefer a more relaxed fit jacket. A full storm flap and drop tail hem gives added protection and there's subtle reflective details abound.
With a relaxed fit the Sync Waterproof Jacket (£79.99) is a good commuting jacket. A generous cut allows space for regular clothing underneath and it's longer at the front like a non-cycling jacket to give good all-round protection. It is also more casually styled and features a hood.
The Vaoen bib tights (£40.99) use a Ceylon 190g Lycra fabric which provides extra warmth in the autumn. They give a temperature range of 12 to 18 degrees Celsius. A CyTech Race chamois is used inside and usee CyTech’s patented ‘Elastic Interface’ fabric to eliminate chafing.
When it's too cold for them, the Vaeon Roubaix (£49.99) bib tights use a Lombardia 235g Roubaix Lycra fabric (85% Nylon and 15% Elastane) with a CyTech Elastic Interface Race chamois.
Visibility is a key concern for some in the winter and the Vaeon Reflex bib tights (£64.99) are generously covered with reflective high visibility details to ensure other road users can see you. Slim line foot loops hold everything in place around the ankles and the fit is anatomical.
Head over to www.wiggle.co.uk for more details
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.