Pearl Izumi Elite Jersey
The Elite Jersey from Pearl Izumi is a best seller because it's form fitting shape and technology driven fabrics is perfect for serious summer cycling. If you want a jersey that fits snugly, but comfortably, with a soft hand against the skin and not only excellent breathability, but also active cooling technology, you find find a better garment for the money. Pearl continually delivers durable, high-performing cycling clothing that exceeds our expectations.
The dominant material in the Elite Jersey is the Transfer In-R-Cool® fabric. This lightweight material has an active stretch and wicks moisture away from the skin and out through the material easily. In the process, the material utilizes your perspiration to trigger a reaction with xyltitol, causing a chemical reaction that cools the surrounding area. The technology is called IceFil®, and is integrated with the polyester fibers. The construction of the jersey is anatomically informed by the physical requirements of the cycling position. The back panel extends up through the collar of the neck and down onto the shoulder blades, while the front panels attach just below the shoulders. This creates a shoulder section that functions as a modified raglan sleeve, for complete freedom of arm movement without impacting overall fit. Panels that run up from the waist hem and under the arm feature Direct-Vent mesh, for increased airflow, and more active ventilation.
Pearl Izumi prides itself on the details. The full zipper with an extended pull moves effortlessly with a single hand. The arm cuff has a foldover elastic for light compression, keeping the sleeve down. The rear hem has is elasticized with a silicone gripper. The standard rear pocket structure has the three you'd expect, and externally on the center pocket, a vertical zip, sweatproof security pocket. The graphics are sublimated and mimic race-influenced designs. The overall effect is clean and sharp in a jersey with UPF 50+ protection rating. Reflective highlights front and rear add flair that evoke speed while ensuring a measure of safety.
Design and scheme are personal decisions, but cyclists who pay attention to details, construction, and functionality love Pearl Izumi's clothing, and the jerseys in particular. Look at the stitching, study the tech and garment design. Then stay cool, comfortable and fresh during those long summer rides with Pearl's Elite Jersey.
- Summer weight, form-fitting jersey with active cooling technology, anatomic fit
- Elite Transfer In-R-Cool® fabric powered by Ice-fil® provides superior skin cooling
- Direct-Vent panels down sides, under arms provide superior ventilation
- Full length zipper for best fit, ease of use, potential active venting
- Sublimated graphics on selected panels
- Three back pockets plus zippered sweat-proof security pocket
- Elasticized gripper on back to keep hem in place
- Body panels: 100% polyester/ IceFil®, Mesh: 84% polyester 16% elastane
- UPF 50+ protection
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL
- Colors: Black/Shadow Grey, Red/Black