Ladies DHB Chase short sleeve fitted cycle jersey

 

We think dhb have hit on a winning formula with their range of ladies clothing and the style and comfort of the dhb Chase short sleeved jersey has made it one of our favourites.

 

dhb Chase short sleeved jersey

 

The dhb Chase jersey really stands out for its sporty styling, performance and durability.  It is made from a super lightweight, highly breathable Italian fabric, that was so soft we have opted not to use a base layer on some days.

 

The cut is what Wiggle class as “performance” and we found it a nice close fit.  However, if you want to extend the use of this jersey into autumn or under a winter jacket, you might like to choose one size up to allow for a thicker base. 

 

The red, black and white colours co-ordinated really well with other items in our cycling wardrobe and have been used well to flatter the female form.  In particular, the white side panels and black detailing from the upper chest to the underarm gives a wonderfully slim line look (not that we all need it, but every little helps!).  In addition, the white chevron accentuates the black along the upper chest and sides to gives added visibility.  The elasticated hem sits comfortably just on the hip bone and keeps everything in place, certainly there is no riding up in any position on the bike.

 

The YKK Camlock front zip has a clever magnetic dhb logo’ed zip pull that attaches itself to the zip to prevent it from sticking up and digging into the neck or chin.  This is in addition to the little port that keeps the zip secure when fully closed and prevents any under chin chafing.  The zip lowers to the middle of the breast bone for extra ventilation and is easy to operate on the move.

 

The rear of the Chase jersey offers three generously sized pockets for the usual “get out of jail” kit.  None of these pockets are zipped though, so money and keys might feel a little insecure.  In practice, we found the combination of the depth of these pockets and the addition of elastic along the top edge kept everything safely stowed.

 

First impressions had us wondering if the material would stand the test of time, as it feels uber light.  However, we were really impressed – it has been tested, washed and used over and over again, on all manner of rides and it has come out of the washing machine looking like new.  We particularly like the anti-bacterial control treatment that dhb are using as standard and this will extend the lifetime of the dhb Chase jersey, which still looks, feels and smells as fresh as a daisy. 

 

Sizes: 8-16

Colours: Red/Black/White

Wiggle Price: £49.99  (but on sale for £34.99 at the time of going to press)

Website: wiggle.co.uk dhb ladies chase short sleeve cycling jersey

 

Performance: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

 

 

Tested by Emma Sainsbury-Munn

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