dhb Ladies EQ2.5 Waterproof Jacket
- 100% Polyester
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2.5 layer waterproof jacket, with Teflon coating, and fully taped seams. ‘Medium-fitted’ cut designed to be ridden in cold wet winter conditions.
Top Features of the dhb Ladies EQ2.5 Waterproof Jacket
- 2.5 layer, waterproof jacket with mesh lining
- Waterproof main front zip
- Contrast detailing
- 2 Internal chest pockets
- Rear waterproof zip pocket
- Adjustable cuffs
- Articulated sleeves
- Drop tail with silicone gripper
- Reflective Detailing
- Mid-slim fit
- 300T 100% Polyester Pongee
- Ripstop + PU transfer membrane + Prints
- Teflon treatment
dhb EQ2.5 jacket is aimed at the road rider out in cold wet conditions. Full length, YKK waterproof entry zip (with internal zip flap) is in contrast colour to compliment the cuff closures and rear zip detail.
The garment can be described as ‘medium-fitted’ to allow enough movement yet keep bulkiness to a minimum. The mesh lining boosts warmth and helps to prevent the damp sensation felt with non-lined waterproof jackets. Through-flow panelling will help to keep air flowing. If the heat gets too much - regulate the temperature and open up the pit zips.
Interior lining features 2 pockets to accommodate Smartphone and wallet, one is zipped one is secured with a tab.
At the rear of the jacket is a conventional waterproof zip back pocket offering storage for bulkier items. The hem is elasticated, with drop tail and internal silicone gripper to help keep the jacket firmly around the riders backside.
Close, high-rise, fleece lined collar is a comfortable way to prevent drafts from penetrating down the neck. The sleeves are articulated with adjustable cuffs and reflective detailing on the outer lower arm.
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About the dhb brand
The dhb brand was first born in Hampshire, England. The founders – d, h and b decided they didn’t want to just sell bicycle gear but they also wanted to be involved with every aspect of it’s design and development. Five years later, with international expansion all products are still ridden extensively by the in-house R&D team in the local South Downs region.
Getting out and riding is the core philosophy of the dhb brand. We want people to be outside riding doing what they love most. The dhb range of cycling apparel and accessories aims to engage all levels of rider - from novice, to triathlete and competitive sportive rider. We have worked with skilled technicians and factories across the globe to bring ‘our’ kit to ‘you’ - the enthusiast.
dhb has experienced phenomenal success in the United Kingdom, and over the past years our reach has extended through Europe to fellow riders in Japan and Australia. The new branding for dhb is a turning point marking our increasing energy for our brand. With more cyclists spinning their wheels every day, dhb will continue to provide kit that offers technical, elegant solutions, with longevity for your best rides.
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dhb Slim Fit
dhb slim fit clothing is cut for an anatomic fit; the garments sit closely against the skin to provide efficient moisture transfer and improved aerodynamics without restriction or excess fabric. Slim Fit offers the perfect balance of performance and comfort for training, club and sportive riding.
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Magazine reviews for dhb Ladies EQ2.5 Waterproof Jacket
Review from road.cc
The EQ2.5 Jacket from dhb is designed to keep you warm and dry when cycling in cold and wet weather - and it does just that, very well indeed.
It's made up of a Teflon-coated waterproof breathable fabric on the outside with a mesh liner on the inside.With cycling kit, it's always a balancing act between waterproofing and breathability. With this mix of materials, the EQ2.5 jacket seems to get the balance just right for steady rides in cold and wet conditions. It keeps out the rain and wind, while letting body moisture escape via the breathable fabric and the vertical vent flaps across the back, so you don't get too clammy inside. There are also zipped vents under the armpits for additional - and adjustable - ventilation.
This jacket is designed to be a close fit, and our test model (size medium) was comfortably body hugging with just a base layer and medium thickness long-sleeve racing jersey underneath. It didn't flap in the wind when riding, except on fast descents. It's short in the body compared to some other jackets, but the back is longer than the front and covers the upper bit of your rear-end, with the curved hem held neatly in place with a mix of elastic hem and silicon gripper.
I found the arms the perfect length for steady riding on the top of the bars or the brake hoods, but they might be a tad short for those with longer limbs when stretched out on the drops. I could have gone for a size larger, obviously, although then the cut of the jacket won't be so close-fitting overall. On the other hand, that may be a preferred style for some riders anyway.
The cuffs are adjustable with Velcro, with flexible plastic tabs that are easy to grip with gloves on. The collar is soft-lined with an additional raised section at the back for extra warmth. Some riders may find it a bit loose-fitting, but it means there's room for the collar of the jersey underneath. An elasticated neck would have been better, to provide a bit more flexibility and keep the draughts out whatever you're wearing underneath.
Other features include internal pockets in the lower front part of the jacket - handy for money or maybe a phone - but anything heavier inside those pockets makes the jacket hang down at the front. For some, that'll mean the stuff in the pockets will bump on the top of the leg on each up-stroke when pedalling.
There's also a large pocket on the rear with a horizontal zip. You could easily get gloves, hat, food and tools in here, although I found that anything heavy hangs uncomfortably low and rubs against the coccyx. Another seam across the base of the pocket (to hold stuff at the same level as in the rear pocket of a traditional cycling jersey) would solve this, but it might not be a problem for everyone - especially if you carry your heavier stuff in a saddle-pack anyway. Inside the big rear pocket is a smaller hanging pocket made of mesh, in which you could carry a credit card, key or maybe a small phone.
Once you've sorted the pockets out, this is a really great jacket for cold and wet conditions. One word of caution though: as soon as the temperature gets warmer (say above about 5°C), and especially if you start pushing the pace, it starts to feel too warm and clammy on the inside - even with just that base layer and long-sleeve jersey underneath. This clamminess can be alleviated to a certain extent by undoing the pit-vents, but after that, if the jacket gets too warm you're in trouble, as it's too large to take off and stuff in a back pocket like a single layer jacket or gilet. So the EQ2.5 is definitely for the times when it's going to be cold and wet for your whole ride, not something to take with you just in case - unless you've got a saddlebag, of course.
With a retail price of a penny under £70, currently reduced to £62.99 on the Wiggle website (dhb is Wiggle's inhouse brand), this is very good value compared to similar waterproof and breathable cycling jackets from other brands. You can easily pay twice as much for something with comparable looks and performance.
It's available in grey (with green zips), red (black zips) or black (red zips), all with some reflective piping. For a jacket designed for winter conditions, some riders may be disappointed to find it's not available in brighter colours.
Waterproof and breathable cycling jacket that's ideal for cold and wet conditions. Very neat and excellent value - just don't put too much in the pockets.
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a 20x10x10cm rectanguar shape
a 15cm diamater ball
I would say you can bunch it up into
a rough rectangualar shape of 20x10x15 cm
a rough ball of 15 cm diameter.
I hope this helps!
This is not a super light jacket which packs to the size of an apple - If you are looking for that - go for the waterproof dhb MINIMA jacket.
Use the underarm pit zips to keep your body temperature controlled: If you're too hot - crank them right open, once you cool off - tweak them closed a bit until you find the perfect balance of airflow and warmth.
I don't find that dhb's size chart helps me with deciding the actual circumference of the jacket at bust height, it only suggests body measurements witch for me gives clothing sizes as varied as from 6 to 12.
Any size answer will help, but specifically I'm trying to decide to go for a size 8 or 10 or 12, so measuring's from those would help the most. The size from armpit to armpit (that makes half of total circumference) will decide for me since I have a fuller bust than a regular size 8 mannequin, and narrower hips than a regular size 8.
(My bust size is 86cm/34 inches, witch would make me a size12, but I know the rest of my body is size european 34/british 6 or 8, so I fear I will get a big floppy jacket if I go with 12, or even 10. You understand my conundrum.)
Then I would know what size to go for to make sure I have room for a couple of thermal layers under for November/December, without getting a big floppy poncho of a jacket.
Please chip in with personal experiences or suggestions :)
Hope that helps!
My bust size is 90 cm, waist 100 cm, and the jacket on me is a comfortable lose fit.
(The size 12 would probably be correct if I preferred a tighter fit).
Hope this helps.
No hood came with it.
I tried using it for running but when you run it tends to slide up with each tride and hip movement despite the silicone on the inside. It fits well and stays in Place while on the bike though. Felt too short while running but maybe I ordered mine to fit like a glove. A bigger size might work for running...
Yes I'd wear mine for running too but probably only in the winter as it is suprisingly warm so you might find you get too hot. Doesn't get sweaty though when you get warm as the ventilation is really good under the arms and around the back. It's also very lightweight & comfortable enough to run in.
You could run in this jacket in colder weather. Running is a higher intensity activity so you'll find the lining will keep you toasty (very) warm.
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