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Verdict: 
Comfortable bib shorts with a good fit at an outstanding price
Weight: 
200g
Contact: 
www.tenn-outdoors.co.uk
Tenn Outdoors Pro bib shorts
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The Tenn Outdoors Bib Shorts Pro are made from a nylon and Lycra mix with flat-lock stitching throughout. The bib straps are generously wide and spread the pressure across the top of the shoulders well. The last thing you want is the straps digging into your shoulders, and these don't.

The leg openings are lined with silicone gripper tape which keeps the shorts in place, preventing them from sliding up your legs when you're cycling. A large mesh panel fills the back of the bibs, which helps to avoid overheating.

They're simply styled shorts with the contrast stitching and a splash of colour on the legs, along with the logo running vertically along the side. A handful of reflective dots at the lower legs provides good visibility for other road users either behind or approaching from the side.

Providing the all-important comfort on the saddle is an anatomically designed single layer pad, with an anti-bacterial treatment. It's a simple insert, but is well shaped and sits smoothly against the body. Best of all, it's surprisingly effective, providing decent cushioning for rides last a couple of hours long.

Considering the £30 price tag the level of comfort provided here is really good, and puts some more expensive shorts to shame. You can choose from five colours so you can coordinate them with the rest of your kit and your bike, if you're that way inclined.

Verdict

Proving bib shorts don't have to cost a fortune, these £30 shorts are surprisingly comfortable and fit well

road.cc test report

Make and model: Tenn Outdoors Bib Shorts Pro

Size tested: Medium, Black

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?

The Tenn Cycling Bib Shorts will ensure you achieve you get maximum comfort and support with a professionally moulded for long or bumpy rides and leg-grippers to prevent any movement of your shorts whilst riding. High wicking and high performance fabric makes it ideal for any weathers allowing you to keep you mind on the ride.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Another outstanding value product brought to you by Tenn Outdoors. Manufactured in heavy duty Spandex/Nylon these bib shorts for men have been technically designed for serious cyclists. The professional construction and modern design with contract stitching allows the shorts plenty of curvature, for exceptional performance and comfort.

Anatomically designed with our professional anti-bacterial moulded single layer pad for superior comfort at an affordable price. A perfect blend of high density fibres ensures that your muscles are kept insulated, supported and ready for action. The high performance, high density, low-sheen finish fabric supports you in all the right places.

Flat stitched seams to avoid chafing and a fine gauge mesh back construction for optimum air circulation. Superior silicone leg grippers prevent garment ride-up whilst riding or exercising.

Extensive reflective logo's and prints on the sides of legs and back of thighs ensure exceptional visibility and assist in road safety.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10

Flat-lock stitching improves comfort.

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

Surprisingly comfortable for the money.

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

They've been just fine for months of regular riding so far.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10

They fit very well and the insert is good for long rides.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

For £30 you'll struggle to find shorts better than these.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Good comfort and fit.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Hard to find fault at this price.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 31  Height: 180  Weight: 67

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,

 

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

14 comments

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lightboxuk [6 posts] 2 years ago
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Any guidance on size? Reviews on Amazon suggest ordering a size larger, as is often the case with cycling kit - I'm not a bloater but neither am I an Italian stick insect...

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David Arthur @d... [698 posts] 2 years ago
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These were a medium tested, and they fitted me well, perhaps a tiny bit on the snug side, so if you're not sure probably best to size up. Or try them on before if you can?

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lightboxuk [6 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks, if that's you in the pic and they're snug on you, I may go up to XL, as I have been mistaken for the back end of a bus from behind  11

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James Warrener [1083 posts] 2 years ago
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Wow looking good. Nice website. Has anyone got any experience of other products?

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DaveE128 [605 posts] 2 years ago
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Have got a pair of Tenn overshoes. They're great value for money and pretty decently made. I've been very happy with them. Only issue is that getting the heel over my mtb shoes is very tricky, and I may have been better off with a bigger size, but I think with road shoes they'd be absolutely fine.

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amazon22 [258 posts] 2 years ago
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Same products sold through their discount store at www.cycle-clothes.co.uk - even cheaper!

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argotittilius [23 posts] 2 years ago
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Had a pair of Tenn mtb baggy shorts/liners, and a pair of mitts for about a year now - and they're great.
Personally the liner isnt a patch on the Endura clickfast that I also use, but for the dry I almost prefer the cotton-y Tenn baggy to the more crinkly, plastic-y Endura one. Mitts also great.

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Grizzerly [317 posts] 2 years ago
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I've been riding in these for the last 6-8 months. They're excellent!

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Flying Scot [918 posts] 2 years ago
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I have the cold weather gloves, they're pretty bulky and sweaty, but for the money, pretty good.

Certainly compared to my crap 'extra cold' seal skinz ones that were expensive, cold and get soaked.

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Ross K [17 posts] 2 years ago
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I use a lot of Tenn products for commuting/short rides. The service from their eBay shop is outstandingly good. The prices are very low for decent quality kit.

The shorts are good value and the pad is fine - the leg grippers are tight and I've not got tree trunk thighs. My Assos are my first choice for long rides but these Tenn pads are far from poor for even 2-3hr rides.

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Charles_Hunter [149 posts] 2 years ago
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The gilet is great for the money, £14 delivered from eBay.

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sodit [92 posts] 2 years ago
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Got a fair bit of their gear as I'm a fat git and they go up to 4xl all of it seems good for the price. Bought a pair of Funkier bib tights just recently and for the extra £20 ish they do seem better. But would happily recommend them to people starting out. Bought all of my Tenn stuff off Amazon never tried e-bay.
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dundeeedd [2 posts] 2 years ago
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Hi everyone

I got these Bib shorts recently and felt compelled to review them as they are very, very, very good for the price. The material is very good, strong but very comfortable. The pad is fantastic for the price I paid, £22.99 on their ebay store.

Sizw wise they are pretty much bang on. I'm by far a spelt cyclist I'm a 36 waist and I have pretty big thighs, kinda on par with Roberto carlos or say Marcel Kittel lol and the Large fits well. The bib is light and not constricting at all. Grippers are very neat and don;t cut into the skin.

I will definitely be buying more Tenn clothing due to this buy, as I am very impressed and as the review above states, puts more expensive shorts to shame.

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matthewn5 [809 posts] 1 month ago
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I had a Tenn jersey when I started out. It was absolutely fine. Nice colour, too, and a great undemanding fit for an occasional jaunt.