dhb Aeron Polartec Alpha Gilet review

Dhb has partnered with Polartec to bring a miracle fabric to its gilets - we put it to the test

dhb Aeron Polartec Alpha Gilet EC
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Super warm whilst maintaining excellent breathability - this fabric is a real winner and the pockets and visibility add up to a great overall package. We wouldn't be quick it shove this one into a jersey or jacket pocket, but should temperatures climb, a gilet looks pretty fly unzipped anyway.

Reasons to buy
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    Warm and breathable

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    Plenty of pocket space

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    Nice visibility at the rear

Reasons to avoid
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    Light but too bulky for pocket stashing

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The dhb Aeron Polartec Alpha Gilet was selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval. 

The biggest issue the Aeron Polartec Alpha Gilet from dhb presented me with was what to wear underneath it, though fitting its title into a sentence of reasonable length was a close second.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.