Polaris Adventure Shorts


Why to buy: We've yet to come across a better entry level cycling short - flattering, comfortable, with a quality of pad that might pleasantly surprise you.

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Chantelle Matthews is Polaris' female Head Designer and her influence permeates throughout their range. The Polaris Women's Adventure Cycling Short typifies their female designs team's attention to detail.

Made from a nylon / elastane fabric with excellent stretch and recovery properties, the Women’s Adventure Short boasts a 6-panel design. It offers a simple technical padded insert - the unfussy kind prefered by many female cyclist we encounter. Elastic anti ride-up comfort gripper hems keep the legs flatteringly in place.

The Polaris Women's Adventure Shorts are supportive and comfortable with high wicking performance. We recommend them for year round cycling of all kinds, and are delighted to be able to offer such good value women's cycling shorts that still work really well.

Size Guide

We recommend following these measurements from the Polaris Women's Size Guide to achieve the correct fit.

  Hips Waist Inside leg UK
Small 36" / 92cm 30" / 76cm 30.5" / 78cm 10
Medium 38" / 97cm 32" / 81cm 31" / 79cm 12
Large 40" / 102cm 34" / 86.5cm 31.5" / 80cm 14
X-Large 42" / 107cm 36" / 91.5cm 32" / 81cm 16


Not sure where to measure? Search through the images above until you find the measurement guide.

Tech Spec

  • Female design team
  • Womens specific cycle shorts, including unfussy padded insert
  • Elastic anti ride-up gripper hems
  • High wicking performance
  • Ergonomic feminine design, with flattering 6 panel fit

Who's Behind It?

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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2 customer reviews

  1. Great fit, great value

    Review by Nommers

    I ordered these due to the excellent price, and more generous waist measurement than others I had looked at. They arrived within 2 days of ordering and I tested them out straight away. The pad is slim, light and flexible (much more so than my current models from Muddy Fox and Btwin), the waist was comfortable and the leg length an appropriate mid-thigh which didn't ride up during cycling (again, an improvement in my experience). They felt comfortable for the entire duration of my ride (75 mins) and I look forward to trying them out on a longer ride. So pleased with them, just gutted I didn't buy 2 pairs at the same time!

  2. Good quality but pad fit let it down

    Review by TinyLittleTrucker

    First, these seem like great quality shorts overall and the fit on the legs and waist was good. However unfortunately while riding I found that the pad, while more than wide enough on the bum area while standing, was a bit too narrow in the wrong place while riding. This meant my seat bones pressed directly on the very edge of the padding, resulting in major chafing - ouch! A real shame that I won't be able to use these, as otherwise they seemed excellent.

    VeloVixen says: We're sorry to hear that you had trouble with the Adventure Shorts. We chose to include them in the range because of their combined excellent quality and price, and have up until now received only good feedback. Thank you for letting us know about your issue, we will certainly pass this feedback on. x

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