DHB Dare Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey Review

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As the nights draw in and the days get shorter, there’s no doubt in the minds of cyclists all over London that winter is on its way, and summer is a distant memory.

For cyclists, this means many things, including re-familiarising yourself with the on button for your bike lights and digging out your cold weather gear to help keep you motivated to get on your bike.

One addition you may want to make to your winter wardrobe is the DHB Dare Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey.

I’ve been wearing the long sleeve jersey for around three weeks now, and it has grown on me to the point where I’m looking forward to wearing it each day. It’s incredibly comfortable to wear on the bike, and is a lot warmer than it looks. In addition, the wide range of features make this is a very versatile jersey that I am confident will continue to be a warm companion as the weather gets even colder.

Marketed at mountain bikers, but fine on the road too

Despite being marketed as being for mountain bikers, I’ve found the DHB Dare jersey to be equally wearable on a road bike. The thin fleece lining is your friend here, but the high, close collar works wonders for your neck’s temperature as well.

What’s more, there’s the usual rear pockets – two of which are zipped – silicone print on the shoulders which helps resist abrasion when cycling with a backpack, and an earphone port in one of the zipped pockets.

Comfort all around

As with most cycling jerseys, the DHB Dare is cut slightly longer at the back, but elastic lining helps keep the jersey in place.

Many cycling tops are impractical, not moving with the body as you pedal away, but the DHB Dare is not one of those. In addition, the front, full length zip is smooth and easily undone while riding if you find you’re too warm.


A versatile, fleece-lined jacket perfect for Autumn (and hopefully winter too), that at £48.99 (usually £69.99) is very competitively priced.

Good points:

  • Fleece lined for cold days
  • Easily accessible rear pockets in zip or elastic
  • Silicone grips for backpack wearers
  • Looks good

The DHB Dare Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey is available from www.wiggle.co.uk priced at £48.99.

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