DHB Rogate jersey review£44.99

Well fitting windfront top

BikeRadar score3.5/5

DHB's Rogate is a full feature windfronted jersey for milder days or madder workouts.

DHB's stuff always fits well and this multi-panel jersey is no exception. It's snug without being restrictive, and the waist gripper stops it pulling up. The sleeves are generous and it comes in a huge XS to XXXL size range. The full-length zip is ideal for controlling core temperature or using over a base layer.

You get four back pockets, a chest pod pocket and a throat/beard guard. The Windtex front protects your neck, chest and belly without effecting stretch. But while it's lovely and soft when first on, the Hydrofit fabric of the rest of the jersey stays sweaty against your skin when you're working hard.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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