dhb Windslam Blade jersey review

dhb Windslam Blade jersey
Cycling Weekly Verdict

It's worth trying a size down, given the stretch of the fabric. Despite not being from a big ?name', the Windslam Blade impressed.

Reasons to buy
  • +


  • +


  • +

    Big pockets

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Large cut

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

Despite being classified by dhb as a jersey, the Windslam Blade is definitely an outer layer capable of being used when the temperature drops.

The 235g/m2 Miti Lombardia Roubaix fabric is similar to that used in legwear and this accounts for the soft feel, comfort and fit. A common failing of jackets is the tail riding up, but there was no danger with the Blade.

The long rear section never moved, even with laden pockets - these are note worthy in themselves.

You still need to carry plenty in winter so it was nice to see three traditional pockets (plus a zippered security pocket) but it was the detail that stood out. An accordion-like lower seam means they expand well to take a load without causing the tail to rise.

Zippered vents offer airflow over the armpits when riding hard, to cool without chilling the chest, but beware: the cut is larger over the shoulders than the body.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.