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Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Barrier Jacket,True Red/Black,Small

July 9, 2014 - Comment

The Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket will likely become your ‘go-to’ outer layer for those days when the weather promises to be unpredictable. Being lightweight and slim, it’s eminently packable. So if you’re starting out under sunny skies, but you see the storm clouds off in the distance, you’ll know that you will be prepared.

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The Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket will likely become your ‘go-to’ outer layer for those days when the weather promises to be unpredictable. Being lightweight and slim, it’s eminently packable. So if you’re starting out under sunny skies, but you see the storm clouds off in the distance, you’ll know that you will be prepared. Likewise, if you roll out the driveway in a drizzle you’ll have a jacket that will keep you dry without making you sweat like a stoker. The Elite Barrier Jacket provides you with the optimum amount of wind and water protection while still offering a breathable, supple fabric. The simple, form-fitted cut keeps it close to your torso — there’s no disturbing parachute effect with this jacket. It comes equipped with a rear zippered pocket for those days when you’ll be using it as the main outer layer and you want to have your essentials safe and immediately reachable. The full front zipper has a draft flap that runs its length, ensuring fantastic protection from those cold winds you’ll undoubtedly encounter. Affording the same protection from penetrating chills, the hem and cuffs are elasticized to fit snugly against your body. And since cold days are often dark days, an abundance of reflective elements have been included to keep you visible in low light. The Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket is available in Black/black and True Red/black. It comes in sizes Small through XX-Large.

Product Features

  • Spring/Summer 2013

Comments

fredbyte says:

Great Jacket! I wanted a lightweight rain jacket for summer rain, i.e., rain when the temperature was above 55 degrees F. The best rain jacket, in my opinion, is the Showers Pass eVent Elite 2.0 Jacket, but that works best for cool to cold rain. The Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket is a close second! It is highly breathable and highly water resistant jacket for warm weather inclement weather. I just got it today at the post office (where it was delivered); I put it on for the light rain (~60 deg F) that was falling. Then, on our way back, we got hit with heavy rain. We were biking in it for ~15 min before we found shelter. Once we found shelter, I felt my shirt under the jacket, and it was completely dry! Amazing! Impressive!Oh, I’m 5′ 6″ tall, 38″ chest, a typical mesomorph, not one of those skinny-type bike riders. I wear a medium to large in normal shirts (depending on which brand), but I chose XL for this jacket because I’m familiar with the Pearl Izumi sizing. The XL fits me…

l2 says:

great bicycling shell jacket for the $53 price This is a great lightweight cycling jacket. There is no insulation, so wear it over a thermal jersey or thermal base layer in cold weather. The jacket fabric is thick enough to give you a lot of protection from wind and rain, but thin enough to stuff into your jersey pocket if the day warms up. There are even lighter weight jackets on the market, but they don’t offer the same amount of weather protection. This jacket has mesh armpit vents to keep you from overheating. The black stripes in the photo show off the semi-contoured construction; those are not stretch panels or vents. The rear of the jacket is a couple of inches lower than the front to help keep your rear end dry when you are biking in the rain.Sizing is snugger than casual jackets, but not super-snug like European pro bicycling jackets. Pearl Izumi is sold mostly to Americans who tend to be somewhat overweight. I weigh 160 pounds and size medium fits pretty well in the shoulders, but is a little loose around the…

PRyan says:

Makes a man feel small… 0

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