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Polaris RBS Windproof Jacket SS17

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Product Description

Stand out any time - day or night - with the Polaris RBS waterproof jacket. The fluorescent design of the RBS gives you great visibility no matter when you?re riding, making it ideal for commuter journeys. This cycling jacket will keep you dry in all conditions, and when it?s dry outside it rolls up into a small bundle you can store in your pack or pocket.

The fit is specific for cycling with a longer back protecting your skin from spray and dirt flicked up by the wheel. Polaris have also slightly raised the front for better comfort when leaning over riding.


Polaris RBS Windproof Jacket SS17 Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.6
out of 5
3.62
Build Quality
3.38
Performance
3
Value For Money
3.5

Customer Reviews (4)

5
Bright is the word

As the name suggests, highly visible. Wind proof not waterproof. Lightweight. A great product, highly recommended. Great for commuting,. Excellent value for money

As the name suggests, highly visible. Wind proof not waterproof. Lightweight. A great product, highly recommended. Great for commuting,. Excellent value for money

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Great visibilty!

Bought this to wear on dark days and it does exactly what it says. It is extremely visible!

Bought this to wear on dark days and it does exactly what it says. It is extremely visible!

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
2
Cycling jacket

This jacket is not waterproof as described on the web site. Good Visible jacket for dull days.

This jacket is not waterproof as described on the web site. Good Visible jacket for dull days.

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2 out of 5
Build Quality: 2/5
Performance: 1/5
Value For Money: 2/5
3
Goodish

Very bright and light jacket. unfortunatly not waterproof and got very wet!!

Very bright and light jacket. unfortunatly not waterproof and got very wet!!

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3 out of 5
Build Quality: 2/5
Performance: 2/5
Value For Money: 3/5

Polaris Sizing

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Use the Polaris clothing size chart to find the best fit for you. 

Men's Size Chart

  Chest Waist Inside Leg
S 88cm / 35" 74cm / 29" 78cm / 31"
M 96cm / 38" 81cm / 32" 80cm / 31.5"
L 104cm / 41" 86cm / 34" 82cm / 32"
XL 112cm / 44" 94cm / 37" 84cm / 33"
XXL 120cm / 47" 102cm / 40" 86cm / 34"

Women's Size Chart

  UK EU USA BUST HIPS
XS 8 36 4 82cm / 32" 87cm / 34"
S 10 38 6 87cm / 34" 92cm / 36"
M 12 40 8 92cm / 36" 97cm / 38"
L 14 42 10 97cm / 38" 102cm / 40"
XL 16 44 12 102cm / 40" 107cm / 42"
XXL 18 46 14 107cm / 42" 112cm / 44"

Kids Size Chart

  AGE HEIGHT
S 5-6 116cm / 46"
M 7-8 128cm / 50"
L 9-10 140cm / 55"
XL 11-12 152cm / 60"

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Windproof Jackets Guide

 

Windproof Jackets Guide

When the mercury drops most people turn to putting to layering up to keep warm. However, when you’re cycling the last thing you want is to feel like the Michelin man, bound up, inflexible and uncomfortable. As you ride you’ll get warm very quickly, wearing all those layers will make you sweaty.

Why not choose a windproof cycling jacket instead? They’re ideal for cold dry winter days with most offering some type of light rain protection as well. Windproof jackets tend to be lighter than a waterproof model and are much more breathable.

You can also check out our waterproof cycling jacket guide if you’re planning to ride in the rain. By the end of our windproof cycling guide, you should have all the info you need to buy the right jacket.


Types of Windproof Jacket

Packable Windproof Jacket
| Spring & Autumn

For cool rather than cold rides, a packable windproof jacket may be all you need to keep the chill off. These jackets are very lightweight and are usually made of a single layer of fabric. They’re only a simple barrier between your skin and the elements.

However, these jackets usually have good breathability to stop you from feeling clammy on the inside. Even if it rains, a packable will dry quickly. Most can be rolled up into a small package and will fit in a spare jersey pocket.

Lightweight windproof jacket

Softshell Windproof Jacket
| Spring, Autumn & Winter

Softshell windproof jackets have been gaining popularity for a few years now. They’re heavier than a packable to block more wind and are smooth against your skin for a comfortable feel.

Softshell jackets can be worn over a base layer or a jersey on colder rides without the need for multiple layers to keep you warm. Many are treated with water resistance for light rain protection making them a practical jacket for a wide range of UK riding conditions. You can also pair a softshell with a lightweight packable waterproof jacket for maximum protection.

Softshell windproof jacket

Fabric

The fabric is key to performance. Generally, the more you spend on a jacket the lighter and thinner the fabric will be. Breathability will improve as well, letting your sweat evaporate quickly.

Gore Windstopper is popular fabric laminating a lightweight membrane to the fabric. It’s designed to keep the wind out and will also help shed light rain too.

Other systems will include an inner lining, middle windproof membrane and then the outer layer, usually treated with DWR water repellency. This design keeps the wind out while staying breathable.

We’ve put together a technical fabric guide for clothing detailing the key fabrics from some of the biggest brands in the industry.


Fit

Windproof jackets come in many styles, so choose the type best suited to your riding. If you plan on training or racing, then a tighter fit with minimal excess fabric will help prevent drag as you ride.

If you’re commuting or riding off-road then a loose cut with more freedom of movement is a good option.

Cycle Specific Features

Extended drop tail:

Keeps your lower back protected from the elements

Raise waist:

Stops excess fabric bunching up and causing discomfort

Pre-shaped (articulated) arms:

For greater comfort when in a cycling position

Longer arms:

To ensure full coverage when cycling

Waist gripper:

Prevents the jacket from riding up

Velcro cuffs:

Offer a tighter fit to eliminate cooling breeze

High neck:

Provides more coverage

Rear pockets:

For stashing ride essentials, a security chest pocket is also a good feature

Full-length zip:

With a good puller for easy use with thick gloves on and a zip garage to stop chafing

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.