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. 

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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.

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

Product Specifications

Product

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