Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Hybrid Jacket
Every cyclist wants more for their money. Pretty normal, correct? Well the $100 retail Elite Pursuit Hybrid Jacket from Pearl Izumi delivers far more than other jackets in it's class, with fabric, fit and features that we all want and we all expect to pay more from. This is the go-to lightweight jacket of the season. You'll want keep it handy in your jersey pocket, ready to be pulled on for protection from wind and spray with no time to waste. The close-to-body Pursuit fit and high stretch fabrics provide a comfortable, tailored fit that won't flap in the wind on the coast road or long descents. The Pursuit cut is optimal for an semi-aggressive to aggressive cycling position, but many cyclists will love the fit of this jacket.
Keeping it simple, Pearl uses their supple ELITE Barrier fabric on the front of body and arms. This protection-level lightweight fabric provides superior wind protection and water resistance where you need it, keeping your core warm and dry from the weather you are riding into. The full-length 2-way Vislon® zipper allows for easy venting from top or bottom, and features a storm flap for added protection on the underside and to prevent rub on your jersey. On the back side, and under the arms, where greater stretch and high-level breathability is required for fit and comfort, respectively, the designers opted for the excellent Softshell Lite fabric. This material is ideal, as it is light with superior stretch but also is water resistant, so in a light rain you still have adequate protection. This augmented by a shaped collar, and the elastic hem/cuffs that seal in warmth and protect you from infiltration and drafts. At the base of the rear panel, a silicone gripper at waist holds the jacket in position as you drive into the elements from the drops.
If you are in the market for 3-season climate insurance, you won't get more for your money than you will with the 157 gram (Medium) Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Hybrid Jacket.
- Lightweight jacket, easily packable jacket for wind and water protection
- Pursuit cut is form fit, favoring a more assertive cycling position
- ELITE Barrier fabric on the front of body and arms provides superior wind protection and water resistance
- Softshell Lite fabric on the back and under arms delivers breathable wind and water protection with stretch
- Full-length 2-way Vislon® zipper for easy venting with storm flap for added protection
- Shaped collar for on the bike fit and comfort
- Elastic hem and cuffs seal in the warmth and protect from drafts
- Silicone gripper at waist holds the jacket in position
- BioViz® reflective elements for low-light visibility
- Fabric: 100% polyester
- Suggested temperature range: 45-55°F
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL
- Color: Black
- Weight: 157 grams (Medium)