dhb Goldline bibs

 

The dhb Goldline bibs are a super lightweight, stand out high-quality pair of bib shorts that have become our go to piece of kit this summer.

 

dhb Goldline bibs

 

We liked the dhb Goldline bibs shorts as soon as we put them on and they’ve been growing on us ever since.  It’s well over 20 degrees outside, so why would you be wearing the same shorts you wore all spring?  dhb’s Goldline range is their professional level range (tested by the Wiggle Honda team no less!) and they have done a great job with these gloriously lightweight bibs.

 

The first thing we noticed when we put them on is how comfortable the bib straps are.  They are well cut, lightweight (of course) with a stretch mesh back panel, which has a cut out panel to increase ventilation.  They’ve even cut down on the amount of seams by bonding the straps for their entire length, which helps to ensure comfort as well.

 

The leg grippers on the dhb Goldline bibs shorts are really innovative as well. The legs end in a seamless mesh hem, with some clever printed silicon patches that keep them from riding up.  Instead of your standard horizontal strip around the circumference of the leg (which can be horrendously uncomfortable if too tight), dhb have gone for a series of diagonal segments, which meet the criteria of not digging in and making your life miserable and stop the shorts riding up as well.  All this and you don’t get the dreaded “sausage leg”, muffin-top syndrome either.  We say 10/10 for the leg grippers Wiggle!

 

dhb claims that the ‘CyTech Elastic Interface Comp HP’ chamois in the Goldline bib is suitable for 6+ hours in the saddle and although we didn’t do any rides quite that long, the chamois was really comfortable all the way up to four plus hours. This combined with flat lock seams throughout, mean that they remained comfortable and a chafe-free zone even in high heat.  

 

The Italian Miti fabrics that have been used in the construction of these shorts, feature an anti-bacterial treatment and manage to offer support with complete freedom of movement, while also wicking moisture away from the body – our tester reported feeling pleasingly dry (and more than a little smug!) whilst wearing these.  

 

There are a couple of small reflective strips on the side of each leg and subtle matt black dhb logos throughout, which completes what is a really very classy and nearly flawless offering from dhb.

 

We'll be following up with a review of the dhb Goldline jersey soon but for now, we reckon the dhb Goldline bibs are near perfection in bib shorts; super lightweight and with some innovative features that make them a real pleasure to wear.  We’re hoping the summer weather continues so that we can wear them and wear them some more.

 

Sizes: 8-16

Colours: Black

RRP: £79.99

Website: wiggle.co.uk Goldline Bib Short


Performance:  9/10
Value for money:  8/10

 

Tested by Anna Railton

 

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