Dare2B Affusion

Dare2B Affusion wet weather jacket offers great protection against the rain, though is a little heavier than others on test




  • Well-taped seams


  • Baggy Fit

Price as reviewed:


Sizes S-XXL – Colours: black, neon yellow, blue

The Dare2B is almost twice the weight of the Endura, which was evident on a wet, 12°C morning, when it proved just a tad too warm for hard riding. Water resistance is excellent with the raindrops beading well off the tough material, with no chance of any seam leakage thanks to broad taping.

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The fit is a little too rugged, though. Around the neck, it’s snug and worked well to eliminate draughts, but there’s a sense that it may well have been designed for a rugby player — the chest and belly areas are quite loose and there’s enough room in the arms for the biggest guns (cyclists, you don’t need these).



Breathability was a bit of a let-down, though in fairness this was partly due to the fact that it’s designed to be a bit warmer than some of the thinner jackets. Bum coverage could be better and the pocket could have been better designed to double as a storage pouch.


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