Polaris Transition 3/4-length shorts review

Technical trail wear

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£65.00 RRP
Polaris Transition 3/4 short

Our review

A solid enough performer, but not that compelling when pitted against the competition
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The Transitions are 3/4-length baggies from UK-based Polaris. The nylon outer shell feels distinctly light but manages to be suitably robust to stand up to trail rigours.

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Strategically placed stretch panels improve the fit of these shorts, although there’s not much shape to the knees, which leads to a hint of bunching at the back.

You get the standard hip pockets, plus a pouch on the front of each leg. Meanwhile, a webbing belt helps to hold things in place and Velcro tabs at the bottom of the legs stop them riding up.

The Transition includes a removable liner, which Polaris also sell on its own for £20. It’s a functional item, although the Coolmax pad isn’t the most sophisticated around.

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We also found the liner legs to be a little on the short side, exposing a bit too much limb to a couple of slightly scratchy seams on the inside of the shell short. These joins did soften a bit after a couple of wears and washes, though.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Transition short (10)
Brand Polaris

Description • Technical xc and enduro 3/4 length short • Tough woven nylon outer shell • Stretch back and inside leg panels • Two zipped front pockets • High wicking mesh lined waistband • Elasticated waist with nylon webbing belt • Compatible with gents ls pro liner
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black