Polaris Ventor windproof jacket review

Compromise jacket for running and cycling.

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £49.99 RRP | USD $89.49
Polaris Ventor

Our review

On-the-bike performance is a bit compromised, it's better suited to running
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The Ventor is aimed at runners and cyclists. Multi-discipline jackets are always a compromise, and this one falls more into the running camp than the cycling. It’s a reasonable choice if that fits how you plan to divide your time. 


The lightweight nylon is shower resistant, with a mesh panel in the back, and you get pockets at the rear for cycling and the front for general use; there’s an mp3 player pocket at the top of the zip too. 

The Ventor also features a generous helping of reflective panels to aid visibility. The rear is slightly lengthened for cycling, perhaps not quite enough, but my main gripe on the bike was with the arms – they’re not long enough and tend to ride up. 

Off the bike it’s much more comfortable, and a nice top to run in. 

Wind resistance from the thin fabric was good rather than excellent; this is more a jacket for nippy weather than proper cold days. 


Polaris sizing is normally on the large size to the point where you’d buy a size smaller than usual, but this jacket’s not one of their most spacious – your normal size should be just fine.

Product Specifications


Name Ventor
Brand Polaris

Weight (g) 264
Windproof Yes
Clothing Material Nylon
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Pocket Types Front Media/iPod Rear
Lining Fabric Mesh