Polaris Windshear Jacket Review – Cycling Weekly

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Overall rating:

7/10

Polaris Windshear Jacket

• Impressively warm
• Nice details
• Decent value
• Plenty of storage
• Reflective details

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If you’re looking to stay warm over the winter without breaking the bank then the Polaris Windshear Jacket looks like an attractive option.

This jacket has a pretty typical design for a windproof winter jacket. The front panel is made from a windproof fabric (all of the bit in blue), while the side are rear panels are made from a thermastretch fabric that provides insulation while also being stretchy enough to give a half decent fit. The inside of the jacket is made from a brushed fleece for added comfort and insulation.

All of this means that the Polaris Windshear Jacket is impressively warm.

The windproof front panel does an excellent job of keeping you protected from that cold north-easterly, and there’s enough insulation to keep you warm down to about freezing if you’ve got a jersey and half-decent baselayer underneath.

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Other little details on the Polaris Windshear Jacket help to contribute to this warmth. There’s a nice high neck to stop the wind blowing down your front, and there are loops to put your thumbs through at the end of the sleeves, meaning you can pull gloves on over the top and prevent cold air making its way up your sleeves.

What is hard to fault is the amount of storage on offer. There are four rear pockets: two open, one zipped for valubles, and one closed using Velcro, which mean that there’s plenty of space for all the essentials that you’ll need to take on those long, cold winter rides.

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Finally for riding and commuting in the dark, there’s a good smattering of reflective details across the back, arms, and shoulders, which should hopefully keep you more visible at night.

Verdict
The Polaris Windshear Jacket is a very warm winter jacket especially when you consider the price tag.

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Full Specification
Sizes Available:S-2XL
Colours Available:Blue (as tested), Red, White
Weight:471g