Polaris Scandium Jacket review

Well cut, good-looking waterproof jacket

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
GBP £99.99 RRP | USD $178.99

Our review

Great fitting jacket that’s ideal for British riding at a good price
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Polaris’s new Scandium jacket is really well cut. The sleeves are exactly the right length, the collar doesn’t rub and the drop tail is long enough without looking like a pair of your nan’s pants. 


It packs in a lot of features as well as being a good fit though.

It’s manufactured from Hydrovent Active material, which is fully waterproof yet breathable – ideal for the average British weekend. It fastens tight enough to keep you warm but you never get that ‘boil-in-the-bag’ feeling. We were happy just to wear a base layer underneath it. 

There are also good sized, easily accessible vents under the arms, velcro cuffs and drawstrings for the helm and collar.

The Scandium has a few reflective strips, although you could hardly call its slate grey colour ‘high-vis’. We liked the stealth look, though, and it passed the ‘casual wear down the pub’ test easily.


In short, the Polaris Scandium is a great jacket. It’s light enough to be stuffed in a hydropack, waterproof enough to cope with all but a tidal wave and fits well. 

Product Specifications


Name Scandium Jacket
Brand Polaris

Weight (g) 595
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Jacket Storage Packable