dhb Aeron Turbo Women's Shorts review

We carried out a sweat weight test to see if these turbo shorts are really any different to normal shorts - and the results were surprising

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Cycling shorts for indoor riding need to calm the torrent of sweat and provide comfort in the saddle. The sweat test numbers don't lie - these did the job and the pad was effective too. The waist band annoyed our tester, and we'd like to see a bib version.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Quick dry fabric is effective

  • +

    Comfortable chamois

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Waist band is annoying

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Indoor specific clothing is still somewhat of a controversial topic, and if you'd asked me last month I would have said you could plonk me firmly in the 'sceptical' crowd on this debate. I've always stuck to turbo training in my standard bib shorts, typically opting for a design with an in-built base layer (like the halter shorts from Giro).

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dhb Aeron turbo shortsAssos UMA GT shorts
Pre session157gPre session141g
Post session163gPost session158g

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.