These tights are good quality, well tailored and would be ideal for weather between ~10-17ºC, as being lighter, they offer greater freedom of movement than a heavier roubaix lined tight. The price is higher than previous dhb offerings, consequently we feel this isn't the best value product dhb have produced.
Could benefit from foot loops
dhb has established a great reputation for providing good quality and value with conservative styling. In an effort to broaden their product base, so that it doesn't just contain a dependable array of blue, red and black, they have launched the brightly coloured Blok range.
Wiggle claim that the tights offer a light compression effect, and while this is noticeable in the excellent ASV Shorts, we didn't really feel it in these tights. The flat-lock stitching certainly adds comfort though, helping to prevent chaffing and separating these shorts from cheaper products.
At 6ft 1in and 70kg our tester found that a size medium fitted very well, with no bunching or sagging around the calf. Wiggle describe the fit as being 'performance' and we can confirm this was the case with our pair.
The mesh straps are really comfortable and breathable, with a yellow trim. The fluoro ankle details are nice, but often when you wear tights, you also wear overshoes too, and when we did, they covered up the yellow ankles to such an extent that they couldn't be seen.
Previous dhb tights we have tested had foot loops that were great for holding tights in place around the lower leg, but the Blok Fluoro's lack this feature.
We found these tights to be chilly on rides below 10ºC as they are essentially just lycra and do not feature any Roubaix-style fleece lining.
They would best suit Autumn or Spring riding and would be too cold for a British winter's day. A plus point is that being thinner, they are lighter, allowing for more freedom of movement when the weather suits their use.
The chamois is by CyTech. Chamois comfort can be a personal thing, but we found nothing to concern us here — it was what you would expect on a pair of tights in this price range.
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