The DHB Minima is a lightweight jacket designed to be thrown in your bag and forgotten about until it starts to rain. It solves two problems all cyclists face: Staying dry and knowing what to pack in the morning. Here is my review.
The Minima jacket comes in both a Male and Female version. I’ve been testing out the male version for the past few months. At £47.99 it’s an affordable option that wouldn’t go amiss in any cyclists bag.
When my bag is overflowing I’m not happy! My big hope with the Minima jacket is that it would pack right down. Below I’ve compared the DHB Amberley jacket with the DHB Minima.
It easily saves over 50% of space compared to most waterproof cycling jackets. This means it’s perfect for shoving in the pocket of a cycling jersey. However, compared to some other packable cycling jackets, the DHB Minima could definitely be smaller. Although, you will notice, the smaller a jacket can pack down to, the more the price is likely to rise. I’ll never forget my horror of been quoted £150 for a lightweight jacket roughly half the size of the DHB Minima.
Comfortable cycling jacket that keeps you dry
The fit and design of the jacket is very good. The lack of pockets may be a turn off for some people but I prefer it to provide a better fit. The length of the arms is good, even if you are stretching to reach the handlebars. The only thing I was disappointed about, is the lack of longer cut at the back to better cover the posterior region. This can leave you with a bit of a wet behind if you’ve not got a decent set of mudguards.
In the rain I’ve found the DHB Minima cycling jacket to be highly waterproof. One of the best features is the zip that goes right up to the chin stopping any rain. The soft material on the inside keeps your neck warm and comfortable.
Whilst I opted for the black version there is also a high vis edition. There is hardly any reflective material on the black DHB Minima version so the high vis may be a preferred edition for some.
Price vs performance
The best part of the DHB range from my reviews so far is that it hits a good balance between an affordable price and good quality. The DHB Minima cycling jacket is no exception.
I would recommend this jacket for anyone looking for an affordable, lightweight jacket they can easily store in their bag or jersey pocket.
The DHB Minima Jacket is available from Wiggle:
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