Polaris Summit jacket review

Commuter-friendly budget jacket

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£100.00 RRP
Polaris Summit jacket is a decent option but we didn't find it as comfy as some

Our review

Not the most comfortable to wear, but well-specified and an affordable price
Buy if, You're in the market for a straightforward and versatile jacket, and the fit works for you – definitely one to try before you buy
Pros: Decently full-featured, roomy cut, hardwearing
Cons: We found it felt a little obtrusive on the trail
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PolarisSummit jacket has a lot of features for the money, including a rear pocket, a chest pocket, long-length zip pulls, a zip-away hood and generous vents.

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The cut is roomy enough to layer up on colder days and allow plenty of movement on the bike too, while the drop tail is long enough even for this tall tester. It’s well-specified then in terms of functional features but the Summit wasn’t a favourite to actually ride in.

The breathability isn’t high, but we wouldn’t expect that on a jacket at this price, and the long front vents do a good job of allowing plenty of cooling air in. Our issue is more with the feel of the jacket – it isn’t quite as refined in cut and construction as most others we’ve tested recently and that’s noticeable when riding. We were quite simply more aware of it.

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It’s another jacket that will do double duty on the commute though, as it goes over street clothes easily and it feels durable enough to last well – and that’s not to mention the visibility the eye-catching colour combination provides.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Summit
Brand Polaris

Hood Yes
Pocket Description Rear and Chest