Mini review: DHB clear windproof gilet review£31.99

Lightweight Italian-made garment

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Even a very lightweight gilet like this Italian-made one from DHB can make a big difference between feeling cold when you’re riding and being comfortably warm.

It’s a thin, sleeveless Windtex top, with aerated sections under the arms to stop you getting too sweaty. The Windtex material not only keeps the wind out but provides a degree of breathability

It has a high cut neck and a long back, but there’s no mesh on the back, so if you’re carrying a backpack you may find yourself perspiring. But if you like your kit as light as possible – and clear – then DHB’s gilet delivers.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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