Polaris Bamboo Tec base layer review

Versatile choice

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £43.00 RRP | USD $43.00
Polaris Bamboo Tec base laye

Our review

The natural bamboo fibres combine with a flattering cut to create a versatile base layer
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Bamboo is a fibre that’s been gaining ground over the past few years thanks to its combination of natural origin and ability to absorb moisture without getting smelly. And because the anti-bacterial qualities are natural they don’t diminish with washing.


In the case of the Bamboo Tec top, the use of a more expensive fabric has pushed the price above more budget levels, but combined with an easy cut it does make this wearable both as a jersey and a base layer. So much so, we’d don this for cool summer tea time rides, casual outings and even (whisper it) running as well as a cold weather base for cycling.

The construction quality is excellent with flatlocked comfortable seams that sit easily beneath pack straps. The contrast panel design is very easy on the eye – and adds to its appeal if worn alone. It also stops the ‘comfort’ lines from spilling over into the baggily shapeless. We like the versatility of the Bamboo Tec a lot. The only thing we’d question is the billed ‘unisex’ fit – it’s less flattering for women than it is for blokes.


This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

Product Specifications


Name Bamboo base layer (11)
Brand Polaris

Description Natutek with bamboo charcoal fibres
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS XXL
Available Colours Blue Green