dhb Women’s Classic Windslam Softshell Jacket

 

The dhb Women’s Classic Windslam Roubaix Softshell Jacket is an understated, high performing top layer that will keep you warm, while helping to regulate your body temperature thanks to its ingenious composition.

 

dhb Women’s Classic Windslam Softshell Jacket a wind resistant and warm, this softshell jacket is an understated, high performance layer that looks stunning too

 

Available in sizes 8-16 and two attractive colours (burgundy and turquoise) the dhb Women’s Classic W/S Roubaix Softshell Jacket is part of the dhb Roubaix range.  We tested turquoise in a size 10 and immediately fell in love with the colour; a subtle feminine option offering visibility when riding.  The close fit meant that it was extremely easy to get a rain jacket over the top should the weather turn nasty and it was really flattering too.  In fact we found the cut of the dhb Women’s Classic Softshell Jacket completely perfect; snug without being too tight in a riding position.  It is gently tapered to protect the lower back and it also manages to avoid any rucking or gathering at the front too.  We especially appreciated the softness of the collar and the interior zip guard which ensured that there was no irritation at the neck.

 

The dhb Women’s Classic Softshell Jacket features reflective tabs on the sides and arms, there could perhaps be more of these on the back but it is fair to say that, in our opinion, the ones that were there were very effective.  

 

Three rear pockets are easily accessible and there is also a small zip pocket for keys or valuables.  Unlike many pockets on women’s jerseys these are really generous; a gilet, food and a phone can be easily packed in there with no danger of anything escaping!  The elasticated silicone gripper on the hem combined with elasticated cuffs ensure that no cold air penetrates the jacket from these areas, and it is worth commenting that the silicone gripper was still like new after several washes.

 

dhb Women’s Classic Windslam Softshell Jacket a wind resistant and warm, this softshell jacket is an understated, high performance layer that looks stunning too

 

The dhb Women’s Classic Softshell Jacket is composed of several different fabrics which together result in a garment that controls the body temperature superbly while riding.  dhb have used a thinner fleece on the back, side panels and underarms to assist with breathability, hence reducing moisture build up inside the jacket.  And then there is thicker windproof fleece of the front panels and arms, which we found did exactly what they claimed and that is to protect against the bite of the wind.  We trained and commuted in this jacket over a period of many weeks, and found it performed really well in all circumstances; we never felt a wind chill on our torso.  Be aware though that this is not a waterproof jacket and it did not dry quickly when we got wet.  For us that was not a problem, we packed a lightweight rain jacket in one of the generous back pockets if it looked like rain.

 

The dhb Women’s Classic Softshell Jacket is a great looking option, offering exceptional protection in dry windy conditions, while breathable panels control internal moisture build up.  The snug fit is flattering and allows for layers to be added on top if required.  Another winner from dhb.

 

Sizes: 8-16

Colour: Turquoise or burgundy

Price: £65.00 (but reduced to £48 at the time of writing)

Website: wiggle.co.uk dhb womens classic softshell ws roubaix jacket

 

 

Performance: 8.5/10

Value for money: 8/10

 

Tested by Emma Silversides 

 

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