The dhb women's Blok Superstar long sleeve jersey is a stunning looking piece of clothing that performs admirably too. The stars and stripes design will certainly get you noticed and is probably not one for those who like a more restrained look when they're out cycling.
The jersey is aimed at road cyclists, whether you are doing it for fun or racing. Dhb claim that their Blok range will 'get you noticed on the road'. The Blok Superstar lived up to this claim as it was admired by more than one other cyclist when I was out and about. The design and colour scheme stand out and shout to be noticed. The turquoise stars against the black and the fluorescent zip detailing bring the jersey to life.
It has a fleece polyester fabric which (as expected) wicks away sweat like any regular jersey. The fleece factor gives it an extra thickness making it perfect for long winter rides. The fit is true to form and sits close to your body. This definitely means there is less bulk around the mid section, making for a more comfortable ride.
The sleeves are elasticated, but a smooth elastic finish rather than a ruche, means they sit perfectly agains the wrist and don't irritate. It has a drop tail rear with a gripper edge that happily stayed in place as I rode along.
At the rear it has the three standard pockets, plus one extra (over the middle pocket) with a zipper. The two side pockets are smaller than the middle one, making them ideal for a water bottle etc. The middle one is bigger and held my rain jacket with ease and my phone in the zipper pocket (which would hold any larger than standard smartphone). All the pockets have a good amount of stretch.
Working hard on the uphills and enjoying the wind on the downhills, I felt the jersey preformed well. It kept me cool when I needed it to and wicked my sweat away, then kept me warm at the right moments. The full length YKK aids cooling down and warming up when you want to.
High-performance jersey that gets compliments on its striking looks
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road.cc test report
Make and model: dhb Womens Blok Superstar Long Sleeve Jersey
Size tested: UK10
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
This product is for road cyclists and/or racing.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Warm breathable wicking polyester fleece fabric.
Full length, lock down YKK zip
3 vertical pockets with secure centre YKK zip pocket
Internal chin guard
Internal elasticated silicone gripper on hem
dhb logo on front chest and upper back in fluor
The jersey is well made and feels very good quality.
It performs very well.
I found it very comfortable and soft.
The price tag makes it great value.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The jersey performed really well. I found it smooth next to my skin and a good fit in general.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
I liked the design.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
It lacked any reflective detail which is pretty important during darker nights.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
About the tester
Age: 34 Height: 158cms Weight: 61kg
I usually ride: Giant defy My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,