Dhb's Blok Micro Roubaix jersey mixes great looks and comfort with a very low price, but it's a better choice for milder days than a killer cold weather top.
I like to think of this jersey as one I would use primarily during sunny but chilly autumn/spring and mild winter day rides. The outer jersey material is basically what you find on your average summer top, and this is then backed with fleecy Roubaix material. It's a great combo that works on chilly mornings, but don't expect it to perform as well in properly cold weather.
The higher-than-average collar, and overlapping material behind the full length zip give a little extra protection against biting wind.
In terms of the fit, the medium size was bang on the money for me, staying nicely fitted to my midriff while having enough arm length to avoid any exposed skin around the wrists.
The back of the jersey doesn't extend down your bum like some jerseys do, which doesn't really bother me, but if you ride without any protection against rear wheel spray in the wet, it might be more of an issue.
The jersey has the standard arrangement of three rear pockets, plus an extra zipped secure one. I found the zips a little fiddly and – while I didn't have any issues on test – they didn't feel like the most secure I've ever used.
Where this jersey really shines is in the price department. I can't think of another jersey that looks quite this good for quite such a low a price – and at the moment it's reduced to £27. I would buy one in a heartbeat. And that pretty much sums up the Blok Jersey for me: great performance at an even better price.
Cracking cool weather jersey, with looks that many would pay a hell of a lot more for
road.cc test report
Make and model: Dhb Blok Micro Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey
Size tested: M
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 Wiggle: "Add colour to your Winter Cycling kit with the new dhb Blok Roubaix Jersey. Finished with the dhb Blok Micro print, this warm, fleeced jersey is breathable and wicking, making it ideal for training and spotives through the cooler months."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
dhb Performance level kit
Warm breathable wicking polyester fleece fabric
Full length, lock down YKK zip with chin guard
3 vertical pockets with secure centre YKK zip pocket
Internal elasticated silicone gripper on hem
dhb logo on front chest and upper back in fluoro
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
It looks great and is cracking value too.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The zips don't feel completely robust, but I'm nitpicking and they could well last the distance.
Did you enjoy using the product? Absolutely
Would you consider buying the product? Definitely
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
I usually ride: Kinesis Pro6 My best bike is: The first steel bike I made
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: road racing, cyclo-cross, commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mountain biking