Dhb Aeron SuperLight jersey review

If you’re planning some hot rides, the dhb Aeron SuperLight jersey might make them that bit more comfortable

Dhb Aeron SuperLight
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Aeron SuperLight jersey is a good weight for very hot days or big climbs. It has plenty of stowage capacity that doesn’t bob. But be careful to avoid sunburn through the semi-transparent fabric.

For
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    Ultra-lightweight technical jersey at a good price

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    Comfortable in the heat

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    Resistant to odour build-up

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Against
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    Need to wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn

At 88g, the dhb Aeron SuperLight jersey is only about half the weight of the standard Aeron jersey. It’s designed for riding in the hottest conditions and for long summer climbing days.

The lack of weight comes from the jersey’s construction from a sheer diamond mesh fabric. This is quite see-through and doesn’t provide a lot of protection from the sun – dhb recommends using sunscreen under the jersey. A lightweight baselayer should help too.

Dhb Aeron SuperLight

Aeron SuperLight's mesh is quite sheer
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Dhb says that the fabric is anti-bacterial treated and I did find that there was less odour build-up than in some technical jerseys. Being so light, it also dries very fast if you do get sweaty or hit a rain shower on a ride.

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The rear pockets are made of the same mesh fabric as the rest of the jersey. They’re pretty resistant to sag though, as they’ve got a good top hem and fit high and close to the back. You get a fourth zipped valuables pocket and a couple of small reflective darts built into the seams.

dhb Aeron SuperLight

Hems are just narrow turns of fabric without grippers
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The hems at the waist and on the sleeves are just narrow bands and there are no grippers. It’s less sophisticated than some, but nevertheless effective enough. The Aeron SuperLight will stay put even with loaded pockets and over bumpy ground.

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Likewise, the collar is a narrow, low-cut affair, but comfortable.

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It all adds up to a flyweight technical garment that is really comfortable in hot conditions and does not sacrifice performance or carrying capacity. The price is reasonable for a climbing jersey. And you can drop the weight by another 2 grams by cutting out the encyclopaedic collection of care labels.

Paul Norman
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.