Tenn are an outdoor clothing retailer who sell mainly through non-specialist outlets like Amazon and Halfords. I've been less than kind about their mitts, which I'll be reviewing soon, but this jersey is much better.
The first thing you need to do is ignore the RRP. Tenn will sell it to you for £38, but Amazon list it at £16. That's a proper bargain.
It's not a flashy top - ours came in plain blue and black. It doesn't scream WANNABE PRO! at the top of its voice, which is nice.
Cut is relaxed, except for the elasticated waist, which also has a superfluous silicone gripper strip.
The material is basic polyester, but it wicks perfectly well and feels pleasant. Tenn say it has odour control properties and I can safely say that I've not noticed any nasty niffs.
Pockets are the usual three, complemented by a small zipped pocket on the left hip. Tenn say it's a phone pocket but those of you with an iPhone might find it a bit small. It was a snug fit for my DAB radio.
I'd prefer a full length zip (so much easier for bog breaks) but the short neck zip is adequate for venting. The sewn-in reflective strip on the back, just below the pocket line, is a useful bonus, as is the promise of 'added UV protection' - although Tenn don't quantify this.
There's nothing spectacular about this jersey but it's pretty good and for £16 it's a complete bargain, which is nice to see on a jersey being punted through non-specialist outlets.
Superb value for a fully featured technical jersey.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Tenn Outdoors Sprint S/S Cycling Jersey
Size tested: Medium, Blue
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?
"Another outstanding value product manufactured by Tenn Outdoors. Our short sleeved cycle jerseys have been produced with the serious cyclist in mind. Manufactured from an amazingly effective genuine high-wicking and technically advanced fabric to take moisture from the body and out through the fabric, whilst keeping the wearer both dry and warm."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Genuine high-wicking and technically advanced fabric, manufactured using recycled polyester
Excellent odour control properties and added UV-Protection
Three elasticated rear pockets including a zipped mobile phone holder
Reflective print on the front and rear logo's and a reflective trim on the bottom of the rear pockets
Exceptional silicone waist grippers with extended rear drop
The odd loose thread, but nothing to worry about.
Nothing spectacular, but does everything you'd want a basic jersey to do.
Comfort fit and the arms aren't too tight. The clingy waist gripper is a bit OTT though.
For £16 this is amazing value.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The waist is a bit tight and the silicone gripper makes it harder to take off that I'd like, but these are minor gripes.
Did you enjoy using the product? .Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
Function and value trump style and fashion kudos.
About the tester
Age: 42 Height: 5' 8 Weight: er....85kg
I usually ride: Kona Dew Drop, Dawes Century SE, Carlton Corsa My best bike is: Guess SC1 scandium
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, Audax and long distance solo rides