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Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Barrier Tight

There are many times in Fall or Spring training sessions when a cool dry day becomes a cool, windy or wet day. The ELITE Thermal Barrier tight shares it's base thermal material, the mid-weight ELITE Thermal Fleece fabric, with the ELITE Thermal family from Pearl, but adds the extra protection of the ELITE AmFIB® Softshell to provide superior wind and water protection in key exposure areas. This combination gives you the insulation you desire, and the protection you require when conditions change. Pearl even ups the ante with the more flexible ELITE Softshell fabric at the knees for wind protection and full freedom in pedaling action.

There is no chamois in this tight, so it is intended that the cyclist will wear a favorite padded short or bib underneath, or for rarer birds, just the tight itself. One of the key advantages of Elite Thermal Barrier Tight, besides the extra protection from wind and water, is the fact that the fabrics all actively work to lift moisture off the skin and release it the final layer. Pearl Izumi has proven the efficacy of these fabrics, and cyclists benefit from the high performing materials and design.

Pearl uses a constructed leg articulation to ensure you have a full range of motion while pedaling. An internal plush elastic at the ankle secures the material in position. An 8" ankle zipper with an internal draft flap makes for easy on-off action and keeps the cold zipper away from your skin, while the contoured leg opening extends enough to cover the ankle down over the top of most shoes. The ankle zippers are reflective and the pull parks itself nicely in the zipper garage. With 360 degree reflective highlights, the ELITE Thermal Thermal Barrier Tight supplies all the protection, insulation, and fully functional cycling movement you will need for dry or wet weather in transitional seasons.


  • intermediate weight tight built with splash protection ideal for riding in cool, wet and variable weather conditions in transitional seasons
  • ELITE Thermal Fleece fabric panels provide superior moisture transfer and warmth
  • ELITE AmFIB® Softshell provides superior wind/ water protection in key areas
  • Lightweight, flexible ELITE Softshell fabric provides protection at the knees
  • Elastic drawcord at waist for adjustment and support
  • Constructed leg articulation for a full range of motion
  • Internal plush elastic at ankle to secure its position
  • Contoured leg opening provides additional coverage at top of shoe
  • 8” lower leg zipper with internal draft flap and zipper garage
  • Tight only, no chamois pad
  • 360 degree reflectivity
  • Color: Black
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL


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