Dhb Switch convertible softshell jacket review

Light, well-fitting jacket-meets-gilet designed for changeable weather

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £54.99 RRP | AUD $74.99 | USD $54.99
The Dhb Switch softshell jacket converts into a gilet simply by removed the zip-off arms

Our review

Usual jacket for changeable weather - zip off the arms to convert it into a gilet
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The Switch is a lightweight jacket that converts into a gilet, making it handy for changeable weather days.


The cut is on the cross-country side, hugging the torso nicely rather than looking baggy and casual. That’s no bad thing on a garment that’s designed to shut out the elements though. The arms are a good length and the back has a slight drop to protect your rear end from spray.

The polyester fabric stretches well when you’re in the saddle, keeping movement free and easy, and it does a sterling job of cutting out the chill when you pair it up with a baselayer.

If you do start to warm up, it’s easy to convert the Switch into a gilet, thanks to the zip-off arms, which can then be stashed in one of the four back pockets. Two of these pockets are zipped.

There’s also a front (‘Napoleon’) pocket for your MP3 player with a small hole for your earphones. Reflective print on the back and the arms finishes the jacket off nicely.


This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Switch convertible softshell jacket (15)
Brand DHB

Additional Features Converts into a 'gilet' - zip-off arms.
Pocket Description Four back pockets, 2 are zipped. Also a front 'Napolean' pocket.