Polaris Windshear jacket review

A nice warm winter jacket but lacks breathability

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Polaris Windshear jacket is a very warm winter jacket especially when you consider the price tag, although this warmth does come at the expense of breathability

Reasons to buy
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    Impressively warm

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    Nice details

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    Decent value

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    Plenty of storage

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    Reflective details

Reasons to avoid
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    Not very breathable

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    Fit could be better

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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.

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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.