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Polisport bicycle windscreen review
The Polisport bicycle windscreen has been fixed firmly to the front of our school-run commuter bike all through the winter. We added it to the bike as a way of protecting T from the elements, as he sits on a front mounted bike seat and so takes the brunt of any poor weather. Fitting the Polisport windshield was a painless process, involving nothing more than a few tools and a careful read through of the instructions.
There is plenty of adjustment, to allow the windscreen to be set up to suit your child's dimensions, and we were able to position it so that wind was deflected away from hands, body and head - perfect!
For my earlier review of fitting the Polisport front seat windscreen please click here.
Once in place, it looked rather odd. An accessory you would expect to see on a motorbike or scooter, not on a road bike laden down with children. So to be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of it's usefulness.
Now with summer fast approaching it's time to pack away the warm winter clothing and accessories, which means it's also time to pack away the Polisport windscreen.
Polisport bicycle windscreen review
So how did it perform? Well, all over the country this winter has proven to be particularly testing, with high winds, floods and a considerable amount of snow affecting many areas. Not being one to shirk away from using the bike in all weathers, I've found the Polisport front seat windscreen to be invaluable as it has provided an excellent degree of protection to T through all that the British weather has thrown at us.
T agrees that the Polisport has been a great addition, as the windscreen has kept him much warmer and provided protection not only to his body but also to his hands and face - very important for a small child.
It's also proved to be incredibly resilient, as the high winds we've experienced during the winter have resulted in the bike lying on its side on numerous occasions (even though it has been propped and protected). The windscreen has managed to come through unscathed every time - much to my delight, as my hearts sink each time I see the bike lying on its side after a particularly rough storm.
Initially I had reservations as to whether the front seat windshield might act like a sail in high winds, and drag me off course, but this didn't prove to be an issue at all. In fact, it's been great to be able to get the protection from it when cycling back from pre-school with out T on the bike!!
So there you have it, if you use a front bike seat to transport your child, a Polisport bike windscreen will provide great protection and comfort when the weather turns cold and wet, and reassuringly will take a drop or two.
Highly recommended as a great way to keep your child protected from the rain and wind whilst they're in a front bike seat.
Where to buy the Polisport Children's Front Bike Seat Windscreen
Other posts you should read whilst you're here:
- The best children's winter cycling gloves
- The best front mounted bike seats for older kids
- The best front bike seats for toddlers and young children
- How to start cycling with a small child in a bike seat, cargo bike or trailer
- Keeping warm on a bike seat - great ideas to keep the cold at bay
Disclosures: Cycle Sprog was provided with the Polisport Front bike seat windscreen for review.
We're currently trying to make enough money from Cycle Sprog to keep it going into next year. To do this we are members of a few affiliate schemes, which mean that if you buy something through the lnks on this page we may get a small commission. It doesn't affect what you pay, but makes all the difference to us! Thanks for your support. Karen and Chris and the Sprogs.
This review was published in spring 2013 and updated in Autumn 2018 to reflect availability of the front bike seat windscreen
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