Effective rain protection but cut too short
This is a great lightweight but effective barrier against persistent drizzle or sudden downpours, with decent breathability (especially with pit vents open). A tailored but not too snug cut ensures this fits well against the body, conserving heat when you need it too.
However, even on a large which is slightly roomy for my build (5'10"), the back of this jacket in particular is cut far too short to offer adequate coverage from any rear wheel sprayback.
25 November 2015
Close fitting, wind and waterproof with a roomy back pocket and two inside pockets- pity neither big enough for an iphone6.
21 November 2015
Waterproof riding jacket
Well, despite its description I have also used this jacket for a very wet run. The rain just beaded nicely and ran off the jacket and the pocket on the back kept my mobile phone dry. Definitely good value and works well.
16 November 2015
Good fit and breathable
Excellent Value - fits well - went for size up as I do for most DHB products 5.11, 75kg - went for L. Sleeves are a little long but rather that than too short. Been in heavy rain and keeps you dry. Relatively good ventilation.
16 November 2015
Great coat, had kept me dry in some horrific downpours. Also the vents under the arms keep the sweat to a minimum,
06 November 2015
Very good jacket
Great quality jacket, slightly lighter in reality - picture seems almost black but jacket is definitely grey. Super fit and very good value for money.
30 October 2015
In fairness i didnt keep this item so it hasnt been road tested, but my overriding problem with it was its weight....its really heavy....event at this price which is undoubtadely good value, there are much better products onbthe market....eg. Altura nevis II. That said, it seemed well made, is very stylish and fitted well, but i couldnt see me ever wearing it for cycling as it is very heavy.
29 October 2015
Superb bit of kit for those wet rides
This one has got me through some very wet rides and was faultless in terms of fit, cut and performance.
16 October 2015
A well fitting very warm and waterproof jacket. Wore it all last winter and was perfect for our lovely Devon climate.
Would definitely recommend.
11 October 2015
Really nice jacket, lightweight, keeps water out and also wind proof as well.
Only watch out for me, like other reviews is that at the back it is a little short.
Also watch the colour as well; the colour on the web looks black, it's actually grey (like the description says to be fair).
Overall, great value for money, would recommend.
11 October 2015
Good value jacket
Bought this jacket but after one ride the inner lining came away from the stitching. Wiggle exchanged it as faulty item, and the service was excellent. Thanks Wiggle!
This jacket does well to keep the rain out and keeps you warm. It also has armpit vents which is nice too.
Downsides for me is that it could be a little longer in length and is a bit bulky to carry in the back pocket, but when winter comes around it will be perfect.
31 August 2015
Warm winter jacket
Because this jacket is waterproof it also insulates a lot. I only use it in temperatures around 0-10 C.
Really nice quality
07 August 2015
Good qualitly, excellent price
As with all DHB this is a great quality jacket that wont break the bank.
I bought this as a present for my husband and it is a really good cycling fit, that despite not being a 'breathable' Gortex, does not feel like you are wearing a bin bag.
Good colour selection and true sizes.
05 August 2015
Best jacket I have owned for sports etc.
lightweight, warm, windproof and versatile - just great and great value too
31 July 2015
This arrived fast, is a good close fit and is well made.
20 July 2015
Good product, highly visible
Great value, the mesh does help a little with sweat removal, nice Velcro adjustment on the cuffs, red is eye catching day and night, the back could be a little longer for me
09 July 2015
Good value jacket
Good value purchase. Good fit for on the bike, with nice features like the high neck at the back. Kept me warm and dry throughout the winter, and I won't need to replace it for the coming winter. it has good vents as well, which is good because you do heat up in the jacket.
05 July 2015
Great design, beautiful fit, versatile and well made. I love my jacket and have even bought two more for my sons.
03 June 2015
Great heavy-duty waterproof jacket
Got this jacket a year ago. Took out to a number of rides in UK, France and Portugal. And it did delivered. Can't find any faults really. It is big and heavy-ish, but is made to tackle really bad autumn/winter weather.
01 June 2015
Perfect for spring/autumn wet rides
Great light jacket. Impressively waterproof. Comfortable collar. Good for cooler wet-weather rides..Quite a neat fit - 6 ft, 82kg wearing a Large. A little bulky if folded but does just fit in rear pouch of cycle top, tho not much room for anything else.
31 May 2015
dhb EQ2.5 Waterproof Cycling Jacket
Really like this jacket. Fits well and is waterproof. Haven't worn it for a long day in the saddle yet, but so far the ventilation seems good.
29 May 2015
The jacket give good comfort but to fit it gets a bit short cut on the back.
23 May 2015
Toasty Warm And Comfortable
After requiring warmer clothes over the winter weather, I purchased this jacket. It keeps you really warm during the cold days. It has velcro to close up the sleeves and it has a huge pocket to store your phone and food.
I would give this 5 stars, but on muddier rides I put my phone in the back pocket but it still managed to get through. Other than that, I would recommend for anyone looking for a warm jacket.
09 May 2015
Does the job, but need more sizing options.
Been a great jacket, plenty of ventilation, good seams. The inner mesh pocket in the rear pocket could do with an upgrade and I keep getting caught in it. Also could do with extra sizing options mainly longer jackets without increasing the chest and waist size. Having said this I would purchase this jacket again.
06 May 2015
Nice and warm
I bought this to keep me warm and dry. There are zips under the arms to allow for heat loss as it can get too hot at times. Good fit and I would recommend it. I
03 May 2015
The right size ?
I bought the medium, which I usually draws. The jacket fits well in arms, but is a little bit short in the back. But around the armpits sits too tight! Difficult to fit with a base layer beneath. Would I buy again, I would choose Large. Have not ridden much in the rain so that I can determine the function.
28 April 2015
Great jacket, waterproof with plenty of ventilation
27 April 2015
Does the job well
I have used this jacket for an early morning commute to work. Whilst I have not used it in wet weather it certainly keeps the wind out and fits well.
22 April 2015
Waterproof on a budget but has shortfalls.
This coat has proved itself to be waterproof on many long rides in the rain, the coat is equipped with vents under the arms which is a nice feature. It has only two pockets though, one inside which just about fits an iPhone 5 into and a large rear one. More pockets would be handy. It's major downfall is the fit. I bought a size larger than usual and it is a good fit on my torso and the arm length is good, however the arms are way to baggy and flap in the wind a lot. The rear of the jacket is. It long enough to cover my rear fully.
18 April 2015
good quality but short at the back
It's a nice jacket and good quality but strange sizes. i'm normally a large but had to get an XXL in the end. Also the jacket is way too short at the back so you're soon wet from wheel spray.
12 April 2015
I have a 41-42" chest and 32" waist and the large fits me fine with one layer underneath, anymore and it'd be a squeeze. For someone your height etc I'd recommend the XXL but everyone is differen't with regards to layering etc
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Hey, same height here, just got the Large and the back is somewhat short for me, especially in the drops. I don't know if the XL would be much better, however, as then you'd have to consider the added bulkiness and extra sleeve length. While not ideal,I am managing with the L.
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I'b same height slightly bigger chest 43' and need to return the Large. I could zip it up but it was extremely fitted over just a regular formal shirt, so no chance under base layers.Tight on the chest and neck. Not that long on the lower back either. Unfortunately your probably smack inbetween L and XL. Order both and send one back, but id say your going to be an XL
Hi there. Please can you tell me what the difference in arm length is between the Large and X Large. I ordered a Large. It is a snug fit, arms are perfect, shoulder fit is a bit restrictive. but it is just a bit too short on the back. Would the XL be too baggy?
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Hi, I have't tried both jacket sizes, but I would have ordered the larger jacket for me in as much as I need a tad bigger chest size, the arm length in the one I have is quite adequate for me. Generally I feel you need to order one size larger is my expirence Hope this helps
I'm 6'1" tall, 78kg and 33" waist 40' chest. What size should I get? Chest and waist says medium, but height says Large. I don't want a jacket that's too big on the chest, but I want one that's long enough.
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im practically the same stats as you. Just brought a large. Fits ok in the body, race fit but quite short, especially in the tail. the arms though were too baggy, too long and flappy. Just not a good fit which is a shame as quality seems great. hope this helps.
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I am 186cm high with 84vm inside leg - so long in the body - and found the jacket too short back and front and gave it to a smaller mate in the end; which may answer your concern but really depends on your torso to leg ratio
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Not sure which measurements you want but the front measurements of the large size of this jacket are 24" / 61cm from bottom to top of the collar (zipped up) or alternately, 25" / 63.5cm from the bottom to the shoulder seam.
Back measurements are: 32" / 81cm from the bottom to the top of the collar or 29.5" / 75cm from the bottom to the seam on the shoulder.
HI. I'm 184 cm and 66 kg. 96 cm chest and 31 Inches waist. I actually prefer Next to skin fit. may the small size will fit to me? the medium and large size is out of stock now, and I need to order it now
I currently have a DHB Signal jacket and I'm not happy at all about its fit. Chest is much too large and flap if there is any wind while the arms are too short for me. I also have a castelli softshell that is perfectly cut, will this waterproof jacket fit closer to the castelli as the description suggest ? Are the Arms longer than on the signal ?
I can't speak for the castelli but I'm 6' 5" and bought an XXL of this jacket.
At that size the arm length is just right but it does tend to gather under my arms when I'm not riding and I do notice a fair bit of flapping coming from under my arms whether the pit holes are unzipped or not when riding into a light head wind and, come to think of it, the flapping gets progressively worse as the head wind increases.
I'm not unduly concerned about the flapping as having been married for more than 19 years my selective hearing kicks in after the first 5 minutes or so... ;-)
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I usually buy XL but had to get an XXL and it was still on the tight side of things, and it is very short in length, see my review. I am 6'4" and have a 44" chest as a guide. I found the XXL tight and short. Hope this helps.
I have just brought this jacket and i'm using it in Auckland NZ when the temp has been from 3-10degs and its not too warm at all. The zips under the arms help regulate the temp for the climbs and i'm only wearing merino thermal under it.
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No its fine - I'm currently using in Sydney, and with a backpack on it can get a little warm, but you only need 1 layer underneath. There's good ventilation built in and underarm zips for extra ventilation if you need it
Buying from the US, I want to make sure the size I buy is correct. I have a Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 SO Jacket in an XL size that fits like a glove, however, the Gore Path Jacket I have in an XL is extremely loose. The size chart for the chest for gore jackets indicates a 40″ - 411⁄2″ is a XLarge. I'm 6'2, 42L Chest, 180lbs and would prefer a form fitting size rather than loose. I imagine I should buy a Large, but paying a 50 dollar return charge is a bit ridiculous internationally. Does anyone have any advice before I buy something?
Hi there. I'm around 6'2" but only about 150 pounds, so I bought a Medium for a nice body fit. It fits just as I wanted in the body, but I have noticed it creep up a little around the back when I'm riding. If it were an inch longer in the torso, it'd be perfect. The arm length is completely fine though. Hope that helps!
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I can confirm that the issue here is due to the different cut than the manufacturers use. Gore offer a snug form fit, where as DHB offer a generous fit. If you have a 42 inch chest I can confirm that a large will be a good fit for you in this DHB.
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I have washed this jacket many times. Wash on 30deg with non bio. Allow to drip dry. Not had any issues with lack of waterproofing following washing. I would suggest that as there are no specific care instructions indicated on the label there are no specific care instructions.
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Robbo Wash it as normal with either type of powder but do not use fabric conditioner. You will not need to iron. If you are wearing it frequently and washing it a lot then give it a wash with NicWax one a month or so.
The reason I ask is I have just washed the dhb signal jacket and all the material that cover the seams have come adrift in the wash....! (A real shame as I loved the fit and style of the signal jacket) I have since returned this item due to being faulty. I now need a new jacket to replace the signal but don't want to have the same issues......