dhb Finchdean bib shorts £53.99
I’ve become accustomed to the staggering performance to cost ratio of dhb clothing, distributed in the UK by Wiggle, and the new Finchdean bib shorts have no less than blown my socks clean off [steady on – ed.].
The Finchdean bib shorts are new for this summer and are the highest specced bib shorts on offer from dhb. The extra money on the slightly higher price tag has gone into the higher quality fabrics used to build this pair of shorts.
Fieldsensor fabric (which uses a proprietary knitting technique to achieve a high level of sweat wicking) is used for the main leg panels, while “Lyrca Power” dominates the inner leg and seat panels. These shorts hug your body extremely well and ensure the chamois doesn’t move shift around while silicon grippers keep the legs in situ.
There’s further evidence of the extra expense involved in their manufacture inside, with a decent chamois in the shape of a SilverDry CoolMax item. Gel padding, high-density inserts and Cool Max finishing provides ample comfort without any build up of sogginess. Anti-bacterial properties ensure no build up of nasty bacteria.