Tenn Outdoors Sprint S/S Cycling Jersey  £37.99

8/10

Superb value for a fully featured technical jersey

Weight 200g   Contact  www.tenn-outdoors.co.uk

by rob_simmonds   August 13, 2012  

Tenn Outdoors Sprint S-S Cycling Jersey

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.

Verdict

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

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10

The odd loose thread, but nothing to worry about.

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

Nothing spectacular, but does everything you'd want a basic jersey to do.

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

Comfort fit and the arms aren't too tight. The clingy waist gripper is a bit OTT though.

Rate the product for value:
 
10/10

For £16 this is amazing value.

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

Very good.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Bargainous price!

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.

Overall rating: 8/10

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

 

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Always got an eye on a bargain.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1299 posts]
13th August 2012 - 9:09

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I have a few Tenn Sport items and they have been amazing value and quality. I have been unable to fault them in any way.

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posted by Angelfishsolo [116 posts]
13th August 2012 - 13:35

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Angelfishsolo wrote:
I have a few Tenn Sport items and they have been amazing value and quality. I have been unable to fault them in any way.

I had to put on my biggest Doc Martens for the mitt review - they're awful. Jersey is good though and I've got a gilet to review - also pretty good although slightly flawed. Definitely a good choice if you just want basic kit without frills and marketing fluff.

Rob Simmonds's picture

posted by Rob Simmonds [253 posts]
13th August 2012 - 15:17

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What's the material like? When I've looked at these before it's a standard polyester or it's a much looser knit than higher value kit - you can often see the square pattern in the material. Would be surprised if it's this good as it's an entry level Jersey!

RhysW's picture

posted by RhysW [77 posts]
19th August 2012 - 7:41

20 Likes

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