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Polartec® are problem solvers. They’ve spent over 100 years developing fabric solutions to ‘unwind the impossible’ and ‘invent a future that performs at levels previously unrealised’. This commitment to innovation and improvement is something that dhb share, and the dhb autumn/winter collection contains a range of Polartec® fabrics, all focused on one thing- making your ride better. Polartec has fabrics to keep you warmer, drier, or more comfortable, or even all three, and dhb have used them across their range to maximise the performance benefits they offer.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights;

Polartec® Alpha® Direct

Polartec® Alpha can be Found in:

dhb Aeron Polartec Alpha Gilet

dhb Aeron Women's Polartec Alpha Gilet

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Jacket

dhb Aeron Lab Women’s All Winter Polartec Jacket

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Glove

Features & benefits:

- Regulates warmth
- Quick drying
- Lightweight & compressible
- Highly durable 

Polartec® Alpha® Direct is lightweight insulation at it’s best. It looks and feels fluffy and warm (which it is), but it’s also incredibly breathable. It works by continuously releasing your excess body heat before it turns into moisture and starts to cause you discomfort. The dhb Aeron Polartec Alpha gilet is a customer favourite because of the warmth and versatility it offers. And the best thing? If the weather heats up, it compresses down to fit in a jersey pocket. 

Polartec® Neoshell®

Polartec® Neoshell® can be found in:

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Jacket

dhb Aeron Lab Women’s All Winter Polartec Jacket

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Glove

dhb Aeron Lab Neoshell Overshoe

Features & Benefits:

- Breathable & Waterproof
- Wind resistant
- Comfortable stretch
- Soft, durable, and quiet

A breathable softshell?! The holy grail for winter cycling. All the weather protection, with none of the clamminess that comes from excessive moisture build-up. Neoshell® uses a sub-micron membrane structure within the fabrics core. This has optimal pore size and placement, to release heat and sweat, but also provide protection from any rain or road spray. Polartec® say it’ll keep you dry- inside and out- which is why it was dhb’s choice for the Aeron Lab All Winter Jacket. Neoshell® is used on the front, outer arms and shoulders of this jacket, offering you waterproof, wind resistant protection where you need it most when cycling.

Polartec® Power Shield® Pro

Polartec® Power Shield® Pro Found in:

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Glove

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Jacket

dhb Aeron Lab Women’s All Winter Polartec Jacket

dhb Aeron Lab Equinox Jersey

dhb Aeron Lab Women's Equinox Jersey

dhb Aeron Rain Defence Polartec Jacket

dhb Aeron Women's Rain Defence Polartec Jacket

dhb Aeron Rain Defence Short Sleeve Jersey

dhb Aeron Women's Rain Defence Short Sleeve Jersey

Features & Benefits:

- Weather resistant
- Increased breathability
- Abrasion resistant
- Comfortable stretch

Power Shield® Pro is a 3-layer fabric to provide unrivalled weather resistance, without compromising on breathability. The outer surface blocks out wind and deflects wetness, whilst the interior fabric is soft to touch and comfortable. It’s the central membrane that is really important here though. Unlike membranes found in other fabrics, the Power Shield® Pro membrane is permeable to sweat, without the need for high internal pressure. Moisture escapes easily, allowing you to push the pace without the fear becoming soaking wet inside. This makes it perfect for a winter jersey like the dhb Rain Defence. Over the course of a wet, winter ride, both temperature and intensity can vary. Polartec® Power Shield® Pro works with your bodies systems to keep you comfortable.

 

 

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Tara Andrews
Published on: 11 Sep 2019