WE’VE BECOME ACCUSTOMED to dhb outperforming its budget reputation for many years now, but this jacket represents a step-change for the brand. Often the winner of our ‘best value’ award, by virtue of the keen price, the Aeron Storm is comparable in price to many other jackets here. And it wallops many of them. We rode for two hours straight in pouring rain and not one drop of water got through the fabric. As importantly, its breathability during this ride was truly outstanding, with a bearable temperature maintained within its cocoon, too. Fit-wise, it does fall down a little for us, rucking up at the front when we leant forward and perhaps being a little long in the arm. That said, you really will struggle to find a better-performing jacket at this mid-range price.