Chunky mountain bike ﬂeeces used to be all the rage, but the Polaris Zone is one of what is now a surprisingly rare breed.
It’s described as an “active outdoor ﬂeece top” rather than a bike-speciﬁc one, but it has got cycle-friendly features, such as reﬂective trim around the hem and sleeves.
There’s no rear pocket, which would usually be found on a bike jersey. There is a zipped chest pocket, but that’s not our favourite pouch location – anything with any weight tends to swing in front of you.
As you’d expect from a fairly thick ﬂeece, this is a warm top, and is probably best saved for the tail end of autumn. The three-quarter front zip affords good ventilation, while a zip garage prevents irritation.
We did ﬁnd the collar a tad too tall, but how much of an issue that is will depend on your shape and riding position. Fit is fairly close, but there’s scope for a base layer if you need more warmth.