Polaris E Motion bib shorts£49.98

High comfort at a low price

BikeRadar score4/5

Polaris’s new bib shorts for women combine waistband-less comfort with bathroom-break convenience, using zips either side to undo the shorts from the bib, leaving them attached just at the front.

  • Highs: Value, comfort, convenience
  • Lows: Zips/backpack combo

The zips can irritate if you’re carrying a backpack, but otherwise these are very impressive, especially considering how the price stacks up next to the likes of Rapha's Women's Classics.

The seams are all flatlock stitched, the pad is a good density and comfortable, despite a bit of creasing in the middle, and the straps are a lightweight mesh with a gap at the rear for extra ventilation.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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