Dhb Aeron jersey review

The Aeron range is aimed at performance-oriented cyclists. The dhb Aeron jersey is a lightweight, breathable garment for hotter rides. We’ve put it through its paces

dhb Aeron jersey
(Image credit: mike prior)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The dhb Aeron jersey is a quality technical garment with all the details you need for summer cycyling. It’s available in a good range of colours and sizes, too.

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    Lightweight, odour-resistant technical fabric

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    Quality details

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    Good fit

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Against
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    No reflectives

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    Not flatlocked

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When the weather does warm up and you can get out in your summer kit, the Aeron jersey from dhb is a good option. Although dhb makes a Superlight version too, the standard dhb Aeron jersey is still very well ventilated.

It’s made from a perforated mesh with a very open weave when looked at against the light. And the mesh of the side panels and the central back is even more open. This gives lots of air circulation and avoids heat build-up even on long, hot climbs.

dhb Aeron jersey

Fabric is light enough for good ventilation
(Image credit: mike prior)

Dhb gives you the usual three rear pockets. These have elastic across the tops and are well supported, so there’s little tendency for pocket droop even when well loaded with the usual cycling bits and bobs. You also get a fourth concealed, zipped valuables pocket.

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The collar of the dhb Aeron jersey is quite high for a stylish look and there’s an easy-to-use full-length zipper if you do want some more ventilation. At the waist there’s a silicone gripper strip to keep the jersey from riding up, while the sleeves have raw-edged cuffs with a silicone inside surface to keep them in place.

I found the fit to be spot on – it’s not too tight, but there’s no excess fabric either. Dhb says that its fabric is antibacterial. You’ll still need to wash the jersey after a longer ride, but it does seem to stay a bit fresher than some.

On the minus side, dhb does not flatlock the seams and there are no reflectives if these are details that are important to you.

But you do get a range of six sizes from XS to XXL and six colour options, so there’s plenty of choice to suit your size and style.

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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.