Polaris AM 500 Repel shorts review

Water resistant baggy shorts

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £49.99 RRP
Polaris AM 500 Repel shorts

Our review

Decent shorts that will keep all but a prolonged drenching at bay
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These shorts are designed to make wet days on the trails more comfortable. The cut is slightly longer in the leg to keep you dry but a baggier sizing means you can get a touch of the dreaded rubbing/swishy noise. Try before you buy to make sure the roomier accommodation and higher waist is to your liking. 


The DWR coating does a good job of repelling moisture and the stretchy crotch material allows for a good range of movement, although when really wet can feel a bit sodden. We’d forgo stretchiness in favour of more water resistance. Mesh venting and a security pocket are nice touches though. 

A good option for showery spring riding that won’t leave you over-heating if the sun pokes its head out.


This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name AM 500 Repel shorts (13)
Brand Polaris

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black/Grey
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Mesh Inserts Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
No. of Pockets 3