dhb Aeron Hybrid Softshell jacket review

The dhb Aeron Hybrid Softshell jacket combines windproof front panels with a fleece back for comfortable riding in cold, dry conditions

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Dhb Aeron Hybrid Softshell jacket provides a good value option for cooler, dry rides. The front windproof panels work well to keep off wind chill. But the rear is not waterproof, so wet roads will result in a wet back from wheel spray.

Reasons to buy
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    Windproof front and arm panels

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    Some water resistance

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    Good rear coverage

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Reasons to avoid
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    Rear is not water resistant

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    Valuables pocket is not waterproof

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You don’t always need a full softshell jacket for riding in milder, drier winter conditions. But the windproofing is still a boon, keeping the cold breeze off your chest. The dhb Aeron Hybrid Softshell mixes windproof front panels with more breathable, but insulated, fleece fabric in the rear for a good level of cold protection.

The lighter blue windproof fabric is used to make the entire frontal area of the dhb Aeron Hybrid Softshell - including the majority of the arms, with just a narrow strip of non-windproof fleece fabric at the back of the arm. The front fabric provides a good level of protection from windchill.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.