dhb Professional ASV Thermal Gilet review

The dhb Professional ASV Thermal Gilet is a seriously warm gilet for cold weather riding

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The dhb Professional ASV Thermal Gilet is a great gilet for when the mercury drops and you need that extra layer to keep the cold at bay. The snug fit does a good job trapping warmth while comfortably fitting over other clothing. A striking design may divide opinion, but at £54.99 we’re not complaining.

Reasons to buy
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    Very warm

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    Great fit

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    Excellent value

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Reasons to avoid
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    Colourscheme will divide opinion

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Part of their new top-end range of performance clothing, this new dhb Thermal Gilet is a seriously warm piece of kit that will keep the shivers at bay while not leaving a dent in your bank balance. We loved the bibshorts and long sleeve jersey  from the range, so were looking forward to putting this gilet to the test.

At the heart of the gilet is the thermal, fleece-lined fabric which does an excellent job of keeping the winter wind out and your hard-earned body heat in. Obviously if you’re looking to stick with this gilet through the depths of winter then you’ll need to pair it with some decent layers underneath, but such is the warmth of this gilet, you won't need much.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.