Chantelle Matthews, Head Designer at Polaris, created the Polaris E-Motion Bib Short as a direction reaction to what female cyclists want: quality materials, elegant styling, flattering fit and - perhaps most important - a cunning way of making 'comfort breaks' simpler.
This means when you need to stop for the call of nature, you simply unzip the bottom half of your bib shorts rather than hauling off your top layers too. Surely a long awaited breakthrough that could entice bib short sceptics to give them a try...?!
The Polaris E-Motion Bib Short is designed by a team chock full of women, meaning the cut hugs and skims in all the right places, creating a stunning feminine fit that makes these exceptionally flattering. The women's specific 3D gel filled chamois punches above its weight for quality and comfort, the mesh bib allows for great temperature control, and the deep silicon gripper hems stop the legs riding up.
No more excuses for not giving bib shorts a try!
We recommend following these measurements from the Polaris Women's Size Guide to achieve the correct fit:
|VeloVixen Size||UK Size||Bust (inches)||Hips (inches)|
- Womens specific performance bib shorts
- Tailored, contoured fit
- Unique zip release bib design for quick and uncomplicated comfort breaks
- Mesh bib allows for improved temperature control
- Fast wicking fabric
- Reflective piping at rear of legs for added visibility
- Elasticated silicon gripper prevents legs from riding up
Polaris are a UK based company that have been producing technical cycling clothing for over 20 years now. Under the watchful eye of founder Roger Dillon, they started off developing kit for mountain bikers in the '90s. With oodles of experience, Roger committed to diversifying into all areas of cycling and Polaris now has successful road, urban and trail ranges.
From their humble base in Derbyshire, Polaris has developed into a truly international brand, with their kit worn by cyclists worldwide. What makes Polaris stand out for VeloVixen is that we feel their design team truly understand the needs of female cyclists in terms of fit, function and design.
Chantelle Matthews, head designer and keen mountain biker, has developed the Polaris women's range in collaboration with a predominantly female design team. They take into account all of the different shapes and sizes, and work hard to ensure a considerate fit and contoured design, so every individual wearing Polaris gear looks and feels comfortable in the saddle.
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Still getting to know them... very candid observations for those who care.Review by bopeeponabike
When on, and everything is where you want it to be, these do what they say on the tin...but the "easy access" element is possibly a bit sketchy. Or my bum is too big. It is actually quite comical, trying to reverse into an action position with your knees pretty much attached to your chest. My phone was loose in a rear pocket and clonked me on the head.
These are not for the "hope no one comes" moments. When I bought I hadn't appreciated that it wasn't a single zip that went all the way around and so would allow one shoulder to ping upward: there are two zips, one on each side and I'd like to modify the bibs by having a button on at least one of the sides to allow for a bit of freedom of movement.
There are a couple of other comments - the bibs are cut extremely low on the front and I find feel more comfortable wearing a baselayer - baselayer also recommended to stop the slight scratch from the zips. Another zip tip is to make sure that the toggle is pushed flat to stop them unzipping themselves (same as modern jeans). The fabric is pretty thin and the chamois is minimal at the front too - just so you know...
I think they are fine bibs for the price and solo rides where one can see the funny side of unintentional exposure, but I wouldn't buy them for the "convenience" as I don't find them that convenient.
The fit was good - Velovixen's size guide worked for me.
VeloVixen Says: Thanks so much for the comments, many of which are fair and constructive - bib shorts can take some getting used to, and the mechanism to make them simple to use in the end will inevitably take a bit of time to acclimatise to. We're confident you'll grow to love them! As to your other comments, bib shorts are often fairly low cut so as to avoid overheating as they generally leave the jersey to do the covering rather than duplicating unnecessarily. As to the thinness of the fabric, our testers have found them to be pretty standard relative to other bib shorts, but it may depend on which you've been used to previously. We really appreciate your comments!
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