Mini review: Polaris Sprint bib shorts review£45.00

Basic value bibs

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As you might expect, when you compare them to more expensive shorts the Polaris Sprint Bibs feel a little basic. But if you’re after some decent value, no-nonsense gear then these are perfect.

The chamois insert isn’t as streamlined as those you’ll find on the higher priced shorts, but it provides more than enough padding.

The shorts are constructed with flat seams, so there’s no fear of chafing, but the fabric didn’t wick quite as well as some of the pricier models we've tested, so we did start to feel damper earlier.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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