- dhb Compton Seamless Baselayer
dhb is an Italian brand of clothing that is imported exclusively to the UK by Internet retailer Wiggle. As with its Focus bikes, Wiggle pass on the savings from buying in bulk and direct from the manufacturer to you.
A baselayer is vital to a successful layering of clothing throughout the year. A baselayer should sit next to the skin and remove sweat as effectively as possible, passing the moisture onto the next layer of clothing to deal with.
The Compon baselayer is made from Ciba fabric, a mix of 50% polyester, 45% nylon and 5% spandex, which gives a tight fitting and stretchy layer. It’s a good shape for riding, and the lack of seams allows the material to sit closer to the body for a better fit. Additionally, the shaping of different materials in key areas is claimed to offer muscle support – though I can’t really say that I noticed this in use.
However, the jersey fits extremely well and is indeed tight fitting everywhere, and in use the baselayer removed moisture well. You don’t expect many features from a baselayer, and indeed the Compton keeps it simple. We like.
Ups and downs
Positives: Does everything you could want a baselayer to
Negatives: You can’t try before you buy, but the sizing guide is well detailed
This is a top performing baselayer, at a decent price and available in a range of sizes. Enough said.