dhb Women's Flashlight Cycling Bib Tight

 

The dhb Women's Flashlight Cycling Bib Tights are great tights for increasing your visibility on the roads and they look surprisingly good on too.

 

dhb Women's Flashlight Cycling Bib Tight

 

 

The standout feature of these dhb Flashlight bib tights the amount of reflectives, in hexagonal shapes, that have been applied.  As well as the sheer number, the 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective patches are also in sensible positions – dhb were aiming for “total 360 degree visibility” and in our opinion they’ve definitely achieved this.  Even the dhb logo and zip trim was reflective!

 

The obvious market for the dhb Flashlight tights is commuters, but we think that anyone who rides a bike on the road should be trying to increase their visibility – day or night – and if that is important to you, then the whole dhb Flashlight Range is worth a look.

 

Our tester was surprised at just how well the Flashlight bibs fitted her, she is 5’10” and appreciated the leg length and overall fit.  She told us it was clear they had been designed with the feminine figure in mind. 

 

Thoughtfully, dhb have put lock down ankle zips at the bottom of the legs, which made getting them on and off much easier, and they have also added a silicon gripper around the hem to make sure the legs don’t ride up – that all worked really well for us.

 

The CyTech ‘Performance LT’ chamois is rated as good for long commutes or medium leisure rides and in our experience, it lived up to this.  We are particularly intolerant of poor quality pads and so we put in some good miles with these bibs before we gave the pad our stamp of approval!

 

Really the only thing our tester would have liked would have been a zip at the front of the bibs, because she told us she found them a bit challenging to get into.  In their defence, she is on the tall side, but most bib tights with a high bib have a zip for this reason, and these have a very high bib. We were interested to note that the thermal version , released a month or so after we got these, has a lower bib and is undoubtedly easier to get on and off.

 

dhb Women's Flashlight Cycling Bib Tight be safe be seen

 

The fabric feels good to the touch, even if the grey colour might not be to everyone’s taste.  We tested the non-thermal version, which uses 'Ceylon 190g' performance stretch fabric and we found these great for autumn, but they have had to be put away until spring now.  However the more recently launched dhb Women's Flashlight Thermal Padded Bib Tights look like they might be a winner for winter rides – with fleece backed fabric, the high visibility we love and a slightly lower bib, these should see you through the winter in style.

 

Finally, we should acknowledge that we were impressed with the durability of these bib tights.  They washed really well, with the all-important reflective patches staying sharp after a number of washes.  There is also no sign of bobbling or pulled threads, so the signs are that these tights will last a good while.

 

The dhb Flashlight bib tights are super high vis and surprisingly stylish, in a warm winter version as well as a light-weight autumn/spring version, with both offering the exceptional value for money that we have come to expect from dhb.

 

Sizes: 8-16

Colours: Dark grey with reflectives

Price: Non-thermal £54.99 Thermal £59.99

Website:  Non-thermal:wiggle dhb-womens-flashlight-bib or Thermal:wiggle dhb-womens-flashlight-thermal-bib

 

Performance: 8/10

Value for money: 9/10

 

Tested by Anna Railton

 

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