The Pearl Izumi PRO Softshell 180 jacket provides wind and water resistant softshell in the front and highly breathable thermal on the back. A perfect choice for a jacket that will repel wind but also have maximum breathability.
A fine jacket, even at full price. Trim, but not too snug, fit. Warm at 40-50 F with a base layer under. Nice thumb holes in a internal sleeve to cover the skin between glove and the outside sleeve. High neck for colder days, but stays out of the way pretty well when not zipped up. The divided internal rear pocket is a little hard to access -- would rather have three pockets with external access. The chest pocket fits a credit card and not much else unless you are ok with looking like you have one large breast. A little stiff initially, but quite comfortable after a couple of washes. Would feel much better about it if I waited for this sale price...
Pros: warmth, trimness, thumb holes