Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Jackets/Vests

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.99

Product Description

Pearl Izumi introduced the Elite Softshell Jacket to tame the most chilling training rides.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Parker

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2012

Strengths:    Fit is excellent. Many of the cloths for cyclists are Europeon size, where an XL is a 40-42. Pearl Izumi is sized for American Riders, so their XL fits 44 weel. Good storage pocket - looks really nice. Has several colours but I have the same as the one pictured - which they call black. Stores well. Well made.

Weaknesses:    I would put this up against any of the higher end models by anyone.

Bottom Line:   
This jacket has long sleeves that extend a bit past the wrist - I wear a 17 1/2 shirt with a 36-37" long sleeve and this works well. Its a bit longer in the back. It is said to be breathable - and appears to be able to do that as you can blow through it - with great effort. So it does block the wind. Water beads up on it but i suspect in a downpour it would eventually soak through. However, even if it does this type material would give some warmth - once the water was warmed by your body heat. My wife has a vest of this and used it last year with excellent results. It works well from at least 37 F to 55 or so. Was used in one rain shower - and it repelled water. Was a little damp when I got home but was dry within 2 hours.

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