dhb Goldline Short Sleeve Jersey  £69.99

9/10

Super lightweight, breathable and comfortable jersey for summer riding; pro fit and tech for non-pro money

Weight 135g   Contact  www.wiggle.co.uk

by Iwein Dekoninck   July 3, 2014  

This DHB Goldline short sleeve jersey is DHB's highest spec offering. It's a perfect match with the Goldline bib shorts, which we've reviewed separately. The jersey is lightweight (133g), very stretchy and extremely breathable. They are jolly nice to wear on sunny days; and at £62.99 on Wiggle at the moment, they don't cost the earth either.

This jersey is made from five different Italian fabrics, with bonded seams at the back. Their anti-bacterial finish keeps things fresh for longer, too.

The materials are pretty much all mesh with different sized holes. The mesh with the biggest holes is on the back under the armpits, with smaller-holed mesh around the sides and front, and for the pockets. A really fine mesh is used on the shoulders and arms. These all work together to keep sweat away from your skin, be extremely stretchy and generally be lovely and comfortable.

Those three pockets on the back are nice and deep and will easily carry everything you need for a few hours in the sunshine. There's a little zipped pocket on the right hand deep pocket for keys and valuables, and there's a little hole at the top of it for your earphones, if that's how you roll.

Thanks to all that stretch, the fit is fantastic. The hem at the arms uses the same seamless mesh fabric as the hem at the legs of the Goldline bib shorts to keep things in place and stop chafing. There's a rubber gripper inside the hem around the waist to stop the jersey riding up. The full length zip runs nice and smooth and has a zip garage at the chin.

Not that the zip is likely to be all the way up very often. Like the Goldline shorts, this jersey is designed to be used in hot weather. Thanks to all that mesh, breeze just blows through. When it's hot, this is welcome and keeps you cool. When it's not, you don't get much protection from the elements.

The styling is understated black, with red detailing on the zip. There's a couple of matt black dhb logos on the chest and on a rear pocket, and there's the usual orange DHB tab as well to keep you honest. There's a bit of reflective detailing on the side of the rear pockets too.

We tested a medium, which comes up like a medium in most non-Italian brands. I'm 5ft 10in (178cm) and weigh (I like to think) just under 80kg. It fits me perfectly.

I like this jersey. It and the Goldline shorts are my new fave summer cycling threads.

Verdict

Super lightweight, breathable and comfortable jersey for summer riding; pro fit and tech for non-pro money

road.cc test report

Make and model: dhb Goldline Short Sleeve Jersey

Size tested: Medium

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?

From dhb's highest spec range, the Goldline Short Sleeve Jersey offers regular and professional cyclists an extremely lightweight and breathable technical training top for those warm summer rides.

Specialised Fabric Technology

The Goldline Jersey consists of an ultra lightweight construction made up from five premium Italian fabrics.

Ventilating mesh panels have been strategically placed along the center back panel and underarms to increase breathability where you need it most. Closely fitting next to the skin for a more aerodynamic fit, the seams have been bonded at the back to reduce bulk and eliminate friction, with seamless mesh arm cuffs offering added anti-chaffing qualities.

It has an anti-bacterial finish to prevent bacteria from building up against the skin and wicking properties to then draw the excess moisture away from the body, keeping you drier and more comfortable whilst riding.

Essential Features

For storing rider essentials, three vertical drop, laser cut pockets have been added at the lower rear of the top. An additional secure pocket for storing valuables is featured on the outside of the third pocket, with a concealed, laser cut earphone port inbuilt into the design.

A high quality, full length YKK zip offers optional ventilation and easy entry/exit, with a chin guard for extra comfort whilst in the road cycling position. A full hem silicone gripper ensures the Goldline Jersey stays in place for a hassle free ride.

Luxury Finishes

The Goldline Jersey features subtle signature dhb styling and is finished with embossed dhb binding and a matte black printed motive at the rear.

The Goldline collection has been designed by cyclists for cyclists and is an ideal choice for those who want a stylish, performing lightweight jersey.

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

o Technical jersey with a lightweight construction consisting of 5 Italian fabrics

o Bonded seams at back to reduce bulk and eliminate friction

o Seamless mesh arm cuffs prevent chaffing and increase comfort

o Mesh panels at centre back and under arms to aid ventilation

o Fabrics wick moisture away from the skin

o Anti bacterial finish

o Three vertical drop laser cut pockets at rear with embossed dhb binding

o One secure pocket for valuables with laser cut earphone port

o Full hem silicone elastic to ensure the jersey remains in place

o Full length YKK Zip with chin guard

o Subtle dhb styling

o Next to skin, aerodynamic fit

o Size medium weighs 133g

Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10

Lighter materials usually means shorter lifespan. That is the choice you make when you buy this jersey though.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
10/10

It weighs really very little.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
10/10

Extremely comfortable.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

At £62.99 currently on Wiggle, it's not the cheapest jersey you can buy. I'll wager it's the cheapest you can buy with this level of performance and tech though.

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

Brilliantly.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

It's feather light weight and breathability.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

It's too thin to wear in anything but the nicest weather.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes, definitely.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

This jersey is very nice indeed. Despite it being black, it has become my go-to jersey on scorchio days. It's very breathable, very light and extremely comfortable.

Very comfortable, very breathable.
Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
10/10

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 1.78m  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: All of them!  My best bike is: Cannondale CAAD10

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

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,

 

3 user comments

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I still think £70 for a tee-shirt's expensive..

Only doing what I have to..

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posted by Teri [2 posts]
3rd July 2014 - 20:39

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Teri wrote:
I still think £70 for a tee-shirt's expensive..

go to aldi or lidl then mate

you will look really stylish

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
4th July 2014 - 17:19

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russyparkin wrote:
Teri wrote:
I still think £70 for a tee-shirt's expensive..

go to aldi or lidl then mate

you will look really stylish

To be fair it's impossible to look dignified in Lycra... So yeah, why not

posted by woollee23 [92 posts]
7th July 2014 - 18:52

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