Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Barrier Cycling Bib Tight
If you are serious about riding through winter weather temps from 35-45 during the winter, your selection must include a full bib tight that offers effective insulation, wind and water protection, and comfort. Your insulation must breathe, wick moisture, and keep you warm. Your protection must block wind and repel the wet.The other essential aspects should be: integrated high quality chamois, soft, next-to-skin material, stretch, and excellent coverage. The Pearl Elite Thermal Barrier Cycling Bib Tight answers these challenges. The designers at Pearl Izumi live, work, and ride year round in Colorado, where they see all conditions imaginable.This high density fleece provides tremendous warmth while effectively transferring moisture away from the body- an essential in winter riding.
This Form-Fit bib tight includes a stretchy mesh upper that breathes and provides additional thermal value above the waist, while riding comfortable across the waist and over the shoulders. The leg opening is contoured to cover down to the shoe and silicone grippers hold it in place, while an 8” zipper makes for easy changes. Pearl’s attention to detail includes a draft flap and zipper garage for the these zippers. The real genius, if you will, of this piece is the use and construction and combination of the Elite Barrier and Elite Thermal fleece panels that allow ultimate freedom of leg movement without the pull and grabby feeling you can get with many tights and give you the right protection and insulation where best suited. Smooth seams throughout keep the panels connected and comfortable. The Elite Thermal Barrier isn’t as bulky as its warmer cousins. If you want lightweight, warm, effective technology, excellent feel and finish quality, at reasonable cost you found it, from Pearl Izumi.
- ELITE Softshell provides superior wind/ water protection in key exposure areas
- ELITE Thermal Fleece fabric ensures moisture transfer and warmth
- Panels: 82% polyester 18% elastane
- Mesh: 80% polyester 20% elastane
- ELITE 3D Chamois
- 8” lower leg zipper with internal draft flap and zipper garage
- Silicone Leg grippers
- 360 degree reflectivity
- Color- Black/Black