Review: Shutt VR Tourmalet Jersey

The Shutt VR Tourmalet jersey is cut perfectly for when you are on the bike and is made in a very high quality, which gives it a delicious look. It is available in three colors, and the fabric is made from recycled materials, so technically it also comes in green. I would love to see a valuables pocket.

The Tourmalet is made of the same material as Shutt VR’s Tourmalet bib tights (reviewed separately), a Thermal Green Super Roubaix made by MITI in Italy. In fact, the sweater itself is also handmade in Italy.

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The material is made of recycled polyamide and ‘Eco-Smart’ elastane. It has a soft, smooth finish on the outside, with a brushed fleece Roubaix finish on the inside.

It’s not windproof as such, but I thought it was hot under conditions down to 5 ° C with only a lightweight baselayer underneath, which fits with Shutt VR’s claim of 2 ° C to 12 ° C, though I’m sure that I would be happy to go lower with a winter base below, even below freezing. However, I tend to run a little hot.

With that in mind, I found that Tourmalet’s breathability was very good. Even by pressing hard on the hills at the lower temperatures, it worked out well for me, and if it got a little overwhelmed as the temperature rose, I quickly got the zipper down a pressure and it quickly made me dry and comfortable.


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The tour paint is designed to work when you are in the saddle, with long sleeves so as not to expose your wrists when they are stretched out on the caps or drops, aided by the elastic cuffs. The tail has a small drop to protect your loins, even if it is not as long as some, while the front bends slightly upwards, which prevents the sweater from gathering when you are in a crouched position.


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Upstairs, I found the medium-high collar high enough to prevent the worst cold breeze from whipping in, and I like to include a zippered garage to avoid neck irritation.


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On the back you will find three pockets laid out in the traditional way. They are spacious, easy to access and do not stick together due to the tightness of the material.


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However, there is no zip pocket for valuables, which I think is pretty given these days, especially on a sweater that costs as much as this.

Dimensioning

In terms of size, Shutt VR stuff seems to be getting a little smaller than most. Normally I would click on medium when I buy for myself, which is what I have here. The cut and shape are great, but it’s a bit on the warm side. Looking at the size guide, my 38 inch chest places me right in the upper area of ​​a large, while my 34 inch waist places me in 2XL territory. Definitely a try-before-you-buy item of clothing, or contact Shutt VR’s team for advice.


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If I pay £ 120 for a sweater, I would expect top quality all the way through and that’s what you get. The tour paint is really well made and the fabric proves to be robust and reliable.

In addition to the fleet in test, the jersey also comes in black and orange.

Value

Competitively, there are definitely plenty out there. Iwein was hugely impressed with the Chair Goat Men’s Ragamuffin 20 Hurricane Everyday Long Sleeve Jersey, which in addition to having a name that just rolls off the tongue, also has impressive breathability along with wind and water resistance, at £ 125.

> Buyer’s Guide: 19 of the best winter cycling jerseys

The Gores C5 Thermo Jersey impressed Jamie, and it sounds capable of the same temperature range as the Tourmalet. It will now set you back £ 119.99.

Conclusion

Shutt VR has created a very traditionally styled long-sleeved shirt, but with bang up to date materials; even better, they are recycled too. I would like a valuables pocket with a zipper, but that’s literally the only thing missing for me.

Dom

Traditional long-sleeved jersey whose eco-materials work really well in colder conditions

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Make and model: Shutt VR Tourmalet sweater

Tell us what the product is for

Shutt VR says: “Named after the Col du Tourmalet, the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenees.

Designed for riders who do not want to compromise on performance in cooler weather, our Tourmalet Jersey will serve you during mid-season rides.

A thermal long-sleeved jersey, handmade in Italy from light and elastic MITI Thermal Green Super Roubaix®, which is internally fleeced and quickly moisture-transporting to keep you warm and dry regardless of the weather. Thermal Green is an advanced Bluesign-certified fabric, chain-knitted brush fabric made with recycled polyamide and Eco-Smart elastane. “

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

Close VR lists:

Athletic, anatomical cut

Aerodynamically cut collar and divisible coated YKK camlock zipper

Antibacterial recycled Super Roubaix® fabric

Elastic side panels for a better fit

3 back pockets

Elastic gripper in silicone edge

Temperature range: + 2 ° to + 12 ° C / 36 ° to 54 ° F

Rate the product for construction quality:

9/10

Rate the product for performance:

8/10

Rate the product for durability:

8/10

Rate the product for fit:

8/10

Rate the product for size:

6/10

Comes small compared to many other brands; check the size guide and contact Shutt VR if necessary.

Rate the product for weight:

7/10

Rate the product for comfort:

9/10

Rate the product for value:

5/10

How easy is the product to care for? How did it react to being washed?

I followed the instructions on the label and had no problems.

Tell us how the product generally worked when used for its designed purpose

It fits well when you are on the bike and is very breathable.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The fabric feels good and works well.

Tell us what you especially did not like about the product

No valuables pocket.

How does the price compare to similar products on the market, including those recently tested on road.cc?

There is so much competition when it comes to long-sleeved jerseys, across a huge price range. The Gore mentioned in the review has the same price and offers similar performance as the Tourmalet, and the stolen goat is £ 5 more; When you think about the handmade character of Shutt VR and the high quality of finish, I really do not think it is overpriced.

Did you like using the product? Yes

Would you like to buy the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your overall score

The tour paint is finished to a very high standard and is a pleasure to have on the bike when the temperatures are heading into single digits. It lacks a valuables pocket, but other than that, it’s a really good sweater.

Age: 42 Height: 180 cm Weight: 76 kg

I usually drive: This month’s test bike My best bike is: B’Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

I have driven for: Over 20 years I’m riding: Weekday I would classify myself as: Expert

I regularly ride the following types of riding: time trial, commuting, club trips, sportives, fast / singlespeed,

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