Polaris Vortex jersey review

This is a pure performance top rather than something you'd wear to the pub, but at this price we're not complaining.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £59.99 RRP | USD $73.57

Our review

Superbly priced slim fit, fast/hot rider performance softshell
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The Polaris Vortex jersey is a pure performance top rather than something you’d wear to the pub, but at this price we’re not complaining.


The fit is close, but not so tight it’s restrictive and you can still get a base layer underneath. Windshield Calibre covers your chest and front of arms to block out sub-zero windchill, but even in mild conditions it stays bearable against bare skin. The rest of the top is a thin Therma-stretch fabric that sucks up sweat, dries fast, and keeps the fit close. Four rear pockets store stuff, arms and back are plenty long enough and zip pullers work with the thickest winter gloves.

If you’re skinny or staying moving isn’t your style their Helix top (£69.99) is baggier and generally warmer. Either way we haven’t seen much that matches them on performance for price.


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Product Specifications


Name Vortex
Brand Polaris

Anti-Microbial No
Description Winter Jersey
Loose Fit Yes
No. of Pockets 5
Reflective Piping/Accents No
Clothing Material Elastane Polyester
Clothing Sizes Available L M XL
Available Colours Black
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Care Instructions Machine-Washable
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Sleeve Type Long-sleeved
Layer Type Mid