dhb Ladies Windproof Ultralight Gilet

 

The super lightweight hi viz dhb gilet is a tiny piece of practical perfection which comes in its own little draw string bag for sensible stowability.   

 

 dhb ladies windproof ultralight gilet

 

It has already featured in our Be safe be seen  article because its reflective logo and luminous colour make it perfect for staying safe, while out riding or running in the gloomy winter half-light, and it only weighs a few grams, so you can throw it on over your favourite outer layer without worrying about dissolving into a sweaty mess.

 

This gilet is surprisingly comfortable, with a super soft brushed collar and stretchy piping round the arms and waist. The cut is women specific, so it is not uncomfortably tight at hips, or flap in the wind like some men’s or ‘unisex’ gilets we’ve tried and the sizing seems pretty spot on with our expectations too.  However, in our opinion, it is best to stay on the generous side if you intend to layer this over winter warmers.

 

The only negative point about this super-useful scrunchably small jacket, is that you need to treat it with a little bit of care.  It is made from rip-stop fabric, with a Teflon coating to give protection from the wind and light rain, but after a few vigorous rides with a rucksack on top and subsequent washes, it has started to show some signs of wear.

 

If you want to be more visible and keep your core a little warmer during cooler weather, without the bulky layers, this ultra-light windproof gilet is a great value choice.

 

Sizes: 8,10,12,14,16

Colour: black, blue, hi-vis yellow, red

Price: £29.99

Website: www.wiggle.co.uk

 

Performance 8/10

Value 9/10

 

Tested by Fi Spotswood

 

  

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