We’re all fans of an adventure. And when it involves 2 wheels, we’re all over it. Adventure biking, Bikepacking, or Touring- whatever you call it, it’s certainly a pastime that’s growing in popularity.
But what’s different about kit for these types of adventures? Responding to the needs of their customers for kit that is suitable to the unique challenges of this often hardcore hobby, dhb has created Aeron Ultra. As an extension of their hugely popular Aeron family, Aeron Ultra adds kit that designed for these specific needs.
Who is Aeron Ultra for?
Aeron Ultra has been designed around three key things: durability, functionality and comfort. It caters to those epic adventurers who are spending long days in the saddle.
Both the jersey and bib shorts include design features and materials that make them suitable to withstand the rigours of long-distance riding.
The jersey’s stretch fabric is a high gauge knitted polyamide. This means it remains tough and durable, whilst also being lightweight and comfortable. It also includes reinforcements in stress areas for added durability. The rear pocket bags are reinforced with double-layer fabric construction. This keeps the contents of pockets extra secure and stops any sagging from fully loaded pockets.
The shorts feature woven silicone leg grippers, built to last, however long you need to ride.
It goes without saying that riders on longer rides need to carry more on them. The Aeron Ultra Jersey has five pockets to be loaded up - three rear pockets, and then two easy access hip pockets. The bib shorts have also been created with extra storage in mind, and feature a discreet and practical leg pocket. This is designed to allow for quick access to essential items while on the move and for easy re-fuelling.
All the fabrics for this range have been chosen to be quick drying and high wicking. Wash them overnight if you need to, and pop them on dry in the morning.
For those who will be riding from dawn until dark (or even longer!), the range also includes Flashlight Technology (FLT) in key areas. These strategically placed reflective details keep you visible in low light conditions.
You need to be comfortable to enjoy what you’re doing, and that is truer than ever for times when you’re going to be in the saddle for longer than most. dhb has therefore developed a unique, custom-made pad with Italian experts Elastic Interface. The aim? Maximum comfort on long distance rides and big days in the saddle. It’s been extensively tested on a wide range of riders, and refined to be a trusted feature on one of your most important pieces of kit. The pad is fully perforated allowing for better airflow, and for it to be quick drying. The shorts are finished with super soft bib straps with added mesh coverage for enhanced comfort.
Being outside for a long time means you also need added protection. The main fabric on jersey and shorts offers a very high UPF rating (UPF50) and includes an anti-bacterial treatment. It also has mesh panels for increased airflow and moisture management.