Katherine Brand takes an in-depth look at one of TORM’s new women’s cycling jerseys. Beautifully designed and fitted, the TORM TL1 ladies jersey is a top-quality jersey without a prohibitive price tag.
RRP – £54
Website – www.torm.cc
One of three designs in TORM’s inaugural range of ladies-specific cycling jerseys, the TORM TL1 ladies jersey utterly surpassed my expectations, and deserves to become a firm favourite in many a cyclist’s wardrobe.
For a jersey that both looks the part and offers excellent riding performance – all for a relatively modest sum – you couldn’t go far wrong choosing one from Torm’s new collection.
Fashioned from SportWool – a Merino and polyester blend – the jersey material is soft yet substantial, and the stitching finished to perfection. You feel as though it has been made to last.
Performance-wise, the fabric certainly delivers on its promises to both regulate body temperature and keep you feeling fresh during rides. Indeed, the jersey wicks away perspiration so efficiently that mine didn’t need washing until the last in a succession of four twenty mile rides.
Two evening hill-circuits saw the temperature drop significantly between start and finish, yet the jersey keeps you cool in the summer sun, and cosy as it sets later on.
“…the TL1 utterly surpassed my expectations, and deserves to become a firm favourite in many a cyclist’s wardrobe.”
But even the best performing cycling jersey still needs to look good. And Torm’s new ladies’ range couldn’t do much better in that department either.
Torm has achieved a beautifully slim-fitting, feminine shape with their very first range, which I honestly don’t think could be improved upon. Despite the fitted shape, the stretchy material allows for a base layer to sit beneath should the need arise.
“…beautifully slim-fitting, feminine shape…”
Currently available in two colourways – black and red, and grey and pink – the block colour and stripe design is striking and stylish.
Matched with the great fit, I for one was reluctant to take my new jersey off, and felt more than happy rocking the Torm-look during a tea and cake stop at the lovely Hogshaw Herbs.
And the positives don’t end there; the TL1 has a silicone hem gripper to keep the jersey in place, flat locked seams to minimise irritation, and a YKK 3C zip.
The TORM TL1 jersey is also just the right length – not too long, not too short – and has 5 reinforced pockets, two zipped and three cargo, complete with reflective strips.
The only slight niggle I have with the jersey is the limited size of the cargo pockets. Along with the zipped pockets, there’s enough space for essentials, but any bulkier items will need to go in a pouch. Though that’s certainly not enough to put me off adding to my TORM wardrobe, sooner rather than later.
At just £54, the TL1 represents excellent value for money. It ticks all the boxes with style and design flair; the full range has a classic feel with a modern twist. I can’t wait to own one of each!