Polaris Vortex II jacket review

Simple and effective windproof

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £75.00 RRP
Polaris Vortex II

Our review

Simple cut and design offers super-effective, reasonably priced protection without perspiration
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The Polaris is a simple but wonderfully cost effective ‘whatever the weather’ top. The back of the arms and body are made from fast wicking but instantly cosy Thermastretch fabric, and it has enough stretch to give a mobile but close fit on a variety of body shapes despite the simple overall cut.


The front of arms and body are made from a fleece-backed windproof laminate, which will deflect wind chill, shrug off showers and even delay a proper deluge long enough to keep you warm for a while.

The tall neck and a gripper strip on the dropped hem keep your precious body warmth in, although the long, stretchy cuffs can get soggy in really wet weather.

There are four rear pockets, with plenty of room for snacks and spares, and there’s a zipped subsection for keys or cash on the drive side pocket.


While it doesn’t look as flashy as similarly priced competition, its performance – and therefore value – is really good. It even comes in kids’ sizes to stop your nippers getting nithered.

Product Specifications


Name Vortex II (10)
Brand Polaris

Available Colours Black/Blue Black/Yellow
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Weight (g) 430
Additional Features # Fully windproof chest and sleeve panels - perfect for long winter rides # Thermastretch contrast fabric for warmth, breathability and comfort # Four elasticated storage pockets and one zipped security pocket # Reflective print detail and piping # Full YKK front zip # Lycra cuffs for comfort
Pocket Description 5