dhb Glitch Winter Jersey  £52.99

8/10

Race ready, well made, top performing jersey for an excellent price

Weight 237g   Contact  www.wiggle.co.uk

by Stuart Kerton   February 28, 2014  

The DHB Glitch long sleeve jersey is part of the company's Form range, with a tailored cut designed to fit close to the body using varying contoured panels and the elasticity of the material to keep its shape.

This jersey has been designed with the performance rider in mind, with a dropped tail and short front that keeps the jersey taut so there's no bunching when in a racing tuck.

Aimed at autumnal and late winter/early spring conditions, the Glitch uses a fleecy Roubaix fabric to provide warmth and moisture wicking. It's called 'Power Dry Soft' '' not exactly catchy, but you get the gist of what DHB are thinking.

The fleece interior is very soft against the skin and even though we're a long way past autumn thankfully it hasn't been that cold, so the Glitch has been one of my go-to jerseys for hard training this winter. Paired with a long sleeve, mid-weight baselayer it's perfectly warm enough from 5°C up to about 15°C.

Even when you're riding hard you don't overheat as the fabric does seem to transfer heat away very quickly. It can get a little damp inside once you stop moving but you soon dry off as soon as you get going again.

The fit is good; close without being restrictive. The silicone hem gripper keeps it all in place when you're in the drops. The arms are a good length, giving plenty of coverage even with your hands at full stretch. The sleeves are cut slim which means even when you are crouched there isn't any bunching at the elbows.

You get a full zip which finishes nice and high, covering most of your neck and stopping those annoying drafts whipping down your back. Round the back there are your regulation three pockets. These aren't massively deep but they remain tight even when loaded so you shouldn't lose anything out of them. One pocket has a hole to pass your headphone cable through should you fancy listening to some tunes while riding.

You could stick an Italian clothing maker's label on the Glitch and the price for this level of performance and fit would be double the DHB's bargain £53. And it's currently on sale for just over £37, which makes it an absolute steal.

The build quality looks great with nice tidy stitching and finish with the zip running smoothly after plenty of wear.

The Glitch comes in a range of sizes from XS to XXL and the size guide on Wiggle's site is pretty much bang on.

Overall the Glitch is a cracking race jersey for when the temperature is low. You'll get loads of use out of it over spring, autumn or cool summer days and the fact that it is so close fitting means you can easily layer it under a winter jacket.

Verdict

Race ready, well made, top performing jersey for an excellent price.

road.cc test report

Make and model: dhb Glitch Winter Jersey

Size tested: Medium Black

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Its a race jersey designed for the cooler temperatures of autumn. It is suprisingly warm for such a thin jersey making it pretty versatile for three season use on its own or as part of a layering system.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

*Premium 'Powder Dry Soft' Roubaix fabric with wicking properties for enhanced insulation.

*Lightweight, minimal, form fitting design.

*Slim sleeve cut to reduce bulk.

*Full front zip for optional ventilation and easy entry/exit.

*Custom dhb silicone elastic gripper.

*3 rear pockets.

*Reflective dhb logo front and back

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

The Glitch is a really nice jersey in the warmer conditions we've seen this winter. The close fit means you can ride fast or even race without it flapping about in the wind.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The fit and the price.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing really.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 35  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: Whatever needs testing or Genesis Flyer, fixed of course!  My best bike is: Kinesis T2 with full Centaur Red

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

 

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