Anna Beck hit the trail (figuratively) to test out DHaRCO's women's range.
All photos: Colin Levitch
Dharco is no stranger to the Australian trail riding and downhill mountain biking scene, and in recent years the brand has gone from strength to strength, developing high-quality trail riding attire that ticks both form and functionality boxes, for both men and women alike.
I've had a few pieces on high rotation in my cycling wardrobe for a few months - this is how they panned out.
Ladies Gravity Jersey
Dharco’s Gravity jerseys feature full-length sleeves, offering greater protection, while mesh panels allow for increased airflow. This jersey is on the more relaxed-fit size; perfect if using body armour or heading out for a day on the shuttles.
The monochrome design steps away from the neon gravity-dude attire of mountain bike clothing into stylish and fashionable attire that looks as good in the pub as it does on the race-track. There are a bunch of designs on DHaRCO's webstore to choose from.
This jersey also features a pocket, and is made from recycled yarn.
Ladies Gravity Pants
The Gravity Pants are a new offering from Dharco, and I was surprised to reach for the long-legged options so frequently.
The perfect option for DH or gravity racing, the full length pants are a slim-fit, but very flattering and the four-way stretch fabric allowed ease of movement on the bike while offering more protection than shorts.
The pants feature three pockets for essentials and are sized to fit knee-pads (note: bulky knee-pads may be difficult to fit). These guys are as at home at the pump track or dirt jumps as they are in the chairlift or for a full day of runs.
You might find some of the colour Anna tested are either on sale, or out of stock. Fear not! DHaRCO still have lots of options - just check out their complete women's range.