road.cc test report
Make and model: DHB Wickham eVent overtrousers
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?
Aimed at commuter and touring cyclists, the Wickham are a waterproof overtrouser made from eVent- a three layer material that traffics moisture from the skin whilst remaining 100% waterproof.
The eVent fabric with taped seams manages to keep the rider completely wind and waterproof. Inverted zips continue this theme whilst allowing hassle-free fitting/removal of boots/over/shoes. Cut high at the rear to protect the vital organs against chill whilst soft padding is designed to prevent chafing around the crotch.
Rate the product for quality of construction:
Made to a very high standard
Rate the product for performance:
In the main excellent, although Velcro ankle tabs proved tricky to adjust on the fly
Rate the product for durability:
Follow washing/care instructions to the letter.
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
lightweight but have a robust, high quality feel
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
Excellent worn over shorts, tights and three quarter lengths but no integral seat demands the use of undershorts when riding in civvies for trips longer than a couple of miles.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Superbly, the cut is excellent allowing freedom of movement, mosisture is evaporated immediately with none of the warm, clammy feeling of less sophisticated fabrics-even after considerable effort. Freezing rain and sleet have had no impact, water lierally cascades from the material.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
It lives up to its promise with excelent levels of comfort, thoughtful deatailing and a genuinely cycling specific cut. I have worn them on fast paced training runs without feeling remotely restricted.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product?: Immensely
Would you consider buying the product?: Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend?: Unreservedly
Your overall verdict of the product taking everything into account
A superbly designed, high performance garment with smart detailing.
Age: 35 Height: 1m 81 Weight: 70 kilos
I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset. My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road
I've been riding for: Over 20 years. I ride: Most days. I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,
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