Polaris PDT socks come as a trio of sport specific socks; designed with plenty of cushioning and breathability in mind. Not specific to cycling but also for running, are they capable as a jack of all trades or would you be better off just getting some cycling socks?
Like Polaris's similar courier bag, the Aquanought Backpack is a tough, welded-seam PVC bag that's 100% waterproof. It's even bigger, with a capacity of 30 litres and a couple of external shock cords that you could use to strap on a soggy commuter jacket or camper's sleeping mat.
You always know there is a bike event in town when you see loads of guys wandering around with knee high socks, shorts and maybe even sandals - it would be no surpirise if some of them were wearin Polaris's Ultra Tec Compression Socks. So, the question is are the possible benefits of wearing them worth risking arrest by the fashion police?
You could literally transport tropical fish in Polaris Aquanought courier bag thanks to its seamlessly welded, waterproof old-boots-tough construction. With 80s-style neon livery it's more akin to a pannier than a messenger satchel so you won't be an undercover cyclist once you hit the office.
At first glance the Aqualite Extreme looks like a very promising cycling specific waterproof jacket, especially for commuter duties. It's extremely light, packs down small and comes in a fairly violent shade of hi-viz pink that'll certainly get you noticed. It has a good collection of features and it's not expensive.
On paper the Dry Grip glove from Polaris promises the last word in winter comfort and there's no doubting their worth when tearing up the trail in the freezing cold.
Windproof long sleeve jerseys are - or could be - a staple for many cyclists throughout the winter. It's a shame most decent ones need serious investment. Enter the Polaris New Niteride jersey. Just to clarify the name: the Niteride isn't new, "New Niteride" is what its current incarnation is called.
The Polaris Torsion is a decent base layer for keeping you dry and comfortable during off-season rides.
It's mostly polyester (70%) with nylon (24%) and elastane (6%) added in there. Polaris use a looser, more absorbent weave in the areas where you sweat most – under the arms and down the centre of the front and back