DHB Sync waterproof jacket review

Commuting contender

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £80.00 RRP | USD $139.18
DHB Sync waterproof jacket

Our review

A combination of pared-down style and serious protection makes this a commuting contender
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This is a jacket with a seriously bombproof feel. Made from a three-layer waterproof fabric, it didn’t come as much of a surprise to learn from the blurb that the Sync is styled after serious mountain wear. There are storm flaps over all zips, a peaked hood and the seams are positioned to reduce abrasion if you’re wearing a pack.

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That translates to a jacket that, with its low-key looks, is most at home on a commute. Although there is a bike-specific longer back and sleeves, the cut is relatively generous, which meant we were as likely to throw it on over jeans as bike kit – and it looks as good with both.

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The hood doesn’t quite fit comfortably under or over a helmet – it’s more for off the bike in our opinion – and the shoulder room is better in a more upright than stretched-out position in the saddle. The weight is either reassuring or on the heavy side, depending on your activity. We wouldn’t choose this for high-octane trail rides, but for slower, multi-stop outings or commuting you’ll feel very protected.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Sync Waterproof Jacket (11)
Brand DHB

Description Colours: Stealth black, Evergreen
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS
Additional Features Three-layer waterproof fabric