DHB Wickham eVENT waterproof short review

Minimalist waterproofs

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£70.00 RRP
DHB Wickham eVENT short

Our review

Lacking in some features, but performance is excellent and the price tag is reasonable
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These waterproofs are even more minimalist than the Gore Alp-X shorts. The list of things they don’t have is long – including pockets, waist adjustment or tabs to pull the legs in with.

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On the plus side, the Wickhams are made of the highly breathable but rarely seen eVENT fabric. We’re not convinced that shorts really need the levels of breathability offered by it, but we didn’t manage to work up an uncomfortable sweat, and the material has a reassuringly robust feel.

The lack of hem adjusters is mitigated by the close fit – there’s not much scope for puddles to leap up your legs. A reinforced seat should ensure durability in gritty conditions, and some reflective piping will help you be seen.

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The fit is good, although more room between the waist and crotch wouldn’t go amiss. Despite the fact that eVENT fabric is expensive, the price is entirely reasonable as long as the fit is right.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Wickham eVENT Shorts
Brand DHB

Description # Fully taped seams - makes the garment 100% waterproof # Toughened panel in the seat area # Elasticated waist with soft panel in the front to minimize rub, high rear panel # Reflective piping on side seams and reflective dhb logo on the knee
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black
Weight (g) 166