dhb’s Rogate make fine foul weather companions so long as you’re not fussy about warm, soggy hands. They’re made from medium weight neoprene, the stuff of diver’s wet-suits so insulate against the chill rather than keeping hands dry and these properties have kept my fingers remarkably warm in icy conditions too thanks to close fit and marginally longer cuffs.
Designed as a waterproof winter road glove, Dhb’s Amberley is more accurately described as very very water resistant and continues the brand’s reputation for great value, nicely designed cycle clothing that delivers. The Amberley offers great protection without compromised dexterity for winter commuting or training rides and for most of us will more than do the job, but those fond of more extreme winter conditions: mountain bikers, off season crossers and rough stuff tourists will want even greater waterproofing protection.
We tested dhb's Wickham eVent jacket last year and gave it high praise; dhb's Droxford uses the same cut but swaps the excellent eVent fabric for a more workmanlike 2.5 layer breathable, knocking £30 off the price in the process. The resulting shell is a versatile, no-frills outer layer that's good for commuting and training.
In a game of word association dhb’s “Psyborg” jersey prompted “Abdujaparov”; it’s a design you’ll either love or loathe but earned a fair few admiring glances, makes a welcome change from trade jerseys and continues the dhb’s reputation for well made, well priced garments.
When it comes to offering low-cost clothing, DHB have been untouchable over the past few years, and their new Knowle range sees them moving into more high end territory.