For cold-weather cycling, you need to keep your feet cosy, and these merino socks from dhb do just that.
Merino wool is a natural fibre that is very soft and comfortable. More important, merino has good insulation and moisture wicking properties better in some cases than synthetic base-layer materials. Its especially good for socks because feet (along with other extremities) dont sweat much when cycling - not compared to the upper body - but can get very cold.
The Turbulence jacket from dhb (the in-house brand from on-line superstore Wiggle) is a lightweight windproof top that's an ideal outer layer for cycling on cold days, and it easily packs down small enough to stuff in your back pocket if the weather should turn balmy while you're out on your bike.
Previously on road.cc we've tested Pace Roubaix arm-warmers from dhb. Now we've got a pair of dhb Pace Roubaix leg-warmers to go with them.
When the weather it too mild for full winter cycling gear, but there's still a nip in the air, then it might be time to consider a pair of leg-warmers. In fact if you live in one of the milder parts of the country you could probably use these with no problem for most of the winter too.
The Aeron bib-shorts from dhb are an entry-level budget option, with several excellent features and one niggling issue that may or may not put you off buying.
Other shorts in the dhb Aeron range - the medium-level Aeron Race and the top-end Aeron Pro - have already been tested and reviewed here on road.cc so I've got something to compare this basic Aeron (no epithet) against. As with most dhb products, these shorts are available in male and female versions. Just for the record, I'm testing the male version here.
It's not often that you get female specific bib shorts like dhb's Ladies Aeron Race bibs outside of custom team issue kit. Some might argue that it's not often women WANT bib shorts, but that's a bit of a chicken and egg situation, with demand answering supply and vice versa. However, there's a place for women's bibs in the same way that there is for men's- they offer superior levels of comfort, especially for long duration rides, having no waistband and they avoid any unpleasant gaps between jersey and shorts.
dhb's range of Aeron shorts come in three flavours (maybe 'flavours' isn't quite the right word when referring to shorts): the basic entry-level version - the Aeron; the top-of-the-range Aeron Pro (already reviewed here on road.cc); and the Aeron Race, which comes mid-way between the two. Most are available in male and female styles, with or without bibs. The pair of shorts I'm testing here is the male version Aeron Race, with bib.