Polaris's EVA Pod Plus bike case promises to get your bike to its destination undamaged – will it do the job for £325?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Polaris EVA Pod Plus

Pros:

  • Tough
  • Price
  • Lock hole

Cons:

  • Removal of rear mech necessary

Product:

Polaris EVA Pod Plus bike case

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£325.00

As with pretty much all bike cases, this offering from Polaris is a clamshell design with zips and clips to securely close the case. The Polaris EVA Pod Plus sits in the middle of the Polaris bike case range, mixing the rigid nature of a box with elements of the softness of a bag.

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Being taller than the likes of Bike Box Alan and Evoc, 
the Polaris will accommodate 
integrated seatposts. However, 
although some smaller bikes can get away without removing the rear mech, you most likely will have to with this 
case, which adds to the pack-down faff. Typically pedals and bars will also need to 
be removed.

Lock hole’s a nice touch when travelling to ensure your bike isn’t stolen

Two padded wheel bags are 
supplied to protect bike and wheels from rubbing and these are 
held down with clips and 
straps — as is much of the bike. It’s a simple, effective design.

We’ve had no problems with transportation and the case seems robust, standing up to knocks and bumps, while the added handle and wheels make for easy travelling. The bike lock eyelets are also a nice touch too, although it is a little difficult to get in and out of smaller cars and being rigid isn’t exactly packable when not needed.

Verdict

The Polaris EVA Pod Plus is a good bike case. It isn't as tough as a box or as vulnerable as a soft bag, although it does stand relatively tall, which is good for integrated seat posts or those who like to keep their saddle heights unaltered.

Details

Length:1,170mm
Height:970mm
Depth:240mm
Weight:11.15kg
Contact:www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk