Polaris Hexon Waterproof review

The Polaris Hexon Waterproof is an excellent waterproof jacket for days when the turbo would have been a more sensible option.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Polaris Hexon waterproof is an excellent waterproof jacket that offers fantastic protection even in the worse of conditions. Despite the excellent waterproofing, the Hexon still manages to be breathable, lightweight, and packable, although the dodgy Velcro on the wrist prevents it from taking full marks.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent wet-weather protection

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    Packs down fairly small

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Reasons to avoid
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    Dodgy Velcro on cuffs

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Every cyclist knows there’s a difference between waterproofs and waterproof waterproofs. The Polaris Hexon waterproof falls firmly in the second category, providing superb wet weather protection for when the heavens are well-and-truly open.

The highlight of the Polaris Hexon is undoubtedly the 2.5 layer nylon fabric which is used for the main part of the construction. We were “lucky” enough to test this jacket is some pretty apocalyptic conditions and never found our top half getting noticeably wet, even when our shorts and overshoes had long-since succumbed to the conditions.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.