PEARL iZUMi’s Fall 2018 Road Apparel Now Available - SNEWS

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (August 23, 2018)— For Fall 2018, PEARL iZUMi introduces an extensive line of new and updated jackets, jerseys and tights to keep you riding into the Fall and Winter months. With a focus on simplifying layering decisions, additions to the road collection are designed to keep riders comfortable no matter the weather conditions. The new pieces range from PEARL iZUMi’s warmest AmFIB jackets to bibs and tights with exclusive PI DRY technology.

Items that represent new thinking designed to simplify layering include the P.R.O. Pursuit LS Wind Jersey, a lightweight design that acts like a jacket, which keeps riders warm in cool and windy conditions. Using the minimal amount of material, it provides wind and water protection where riders need it most, the leading edges facing the wind, and ventilation across the back. For the coldest riding days the new ELITE Escape AmFIB Jacket uses a similar design, with thermal panels strategically integrated on the back, helping riders manage body heat and perspiration during hard efforts. It also features a fabric technology that’s 50% more breathable than traditional softshells.

For rainy days the new ELITE WxB Jacket and ELITE WxB Pant will keep out water in even the most torrential downpours. This 100% waterproof combo features a jacket with a contoured fit patterned to follow the shoulder rotation for a natural fit on the bike, and a pant with hook and loop tabs on the sides allow a fine-tuned.

Industry leading PI DRY technology finds its way into the new Pursuit Hybrid Cycling Bib Tight, which features all of PEARL iZUMi’s best cold weather fabrics— PI DRY technology on the back of the legs and lightweight, wind and water resistant AmFIB® Softshell fabric in areas exposed to wind and road spray.

“We want to help riders stay on their bikes for as long as possible,” said Alex Strouthopoulos, Senior Product Manager at PEARL iZUMi. “Focusing on how we can keep the rider consistently warm without compromising performance is a main focus for our new gear.”

FALL/WINTER 2018 ROAD APPAREL HIGHLIGHTS

Jackets, jerseys, bibs and tights—riders won’t be cold this upcoming Fall and Winter

AmFIB Jackets:

ELITE Escape AmFIB Jacket, $180

As our warmest AmFIB® offering, this jacket is driven to do just one thing – help you thrive in frigid weather. Featuring technology that’s 50% more breathable than traditional softshell, and with Thermal panels strategically integrated on the back, it will help you manage body heat and perspiration during hard efforts. Other winter-worthy features include high water resistance, zip back pockets for storage that will fit an extra pair of gloves, and a drop tail hem to eliminate gaps and protect from road spray.

W ELITE Pursuit AmFIB Jacket, $150

Made for training outside when the wind gets whipping, this jacket provides the protection you need to keep pushing. It features fabric with 50% more breathability than typical softshells and strategically placed Thermal back panels, for enough ventilation to keep you dry and comfortable during intense efforts. Cut aggressively for the cycling position with a tailored female shape, you’ll appreciate the close-to-body fit that won’t ride up. It’s scalloped at the waist, features a wider hip, and will lay totally flat and in place while pedaling. The shoulders and neck feature a lower, slimmer profile and the thermal fabric provides all the soft, next-to-skin wind and weather protection you need.

Lightweight Shells:

P.R.O. Pursuit LS Wind Jersey, $140

This is the piece you’ve been waiting for. It fits like a jersey but acts like a jacket, and it’s ready to handle the demands of cool weather training. Insanely lightweight, minimal fabrics provide wind and water protection where you need it without sacrificing breathability, thanks to summer weight jersey material on the back panel. The slim fit and aerodynamic profile is absolutely perfect for cold weather training and fast group rides. Pair it with your favorite lightweight baselayer for cool conditions, or something heavier for the cold, and you’ll be amazed at how little you need to stay warm

ELITE Escape Barrier Convertible Jacket, $125

If you could choose just one shell to always have by your side, this would be it. Versatile like no other, this jacket can easily convert into a vest mid-ride, or even stuff into itself and, using an integrated strap, be stored directly on your bike. Featuring a semi-form fit, it’s comfortable on and off the bike, and has two convenient hand pockets for casual use. A thick, easy-to-grab zipper pull is nice when you need to quickly dump heat on a climb, and a mesh upper back allows additional ventilation. Bring it Mother Nature, this jacket is ready.

W ELITE Pursuit Hybrid Jacket, $100

The new go-to lightweight jacket of the season. Keep it close at hand in your jersey pockets, ready to pull on for protection from wind and spray. Its close, on-the-body feel and super stretchy fabrics give an insanely comfortable tailored fit, designed specifically for women. It’s cinched at the waist and wider on the hips ensuring it won’t ride up and won’t flap in the wind on long descents. An easy to operate 2-way Vislon® zipper makes dumping excess heat a breeze during hard efforts.

W ELITE Escape Barrier Jacket, $90

A staple of any rider’s wardrobe, this is the jacket you want for early mornings, cool weather and chilly descents. Featuring wind and water protection, a full-length draft flap and a stow-and-go self-stuffing pocket, it’s super portable and absolutely versatile. The 2-way zipper allows for easy, on-the-fly ventilation, and a drop tail hem provides extra coverage to repel road spray. A semi-form fit tailored for the female body keeps this piece comfortable on and off the bike.

WxB Rain Wear:

ELITE WxB Jacket, $160

Made for rain, this 100% waterproof jacket is purpose built to keep you dry, fast and comfortable in the worst conditions. Lightweight and highly breathable, it features a contoured fit patterned to follow the shoulder rotation and arm position of a cyclist, to eliminate flapping in the wind and keep it quiet on the shoulders. The durable 2-way zip makes it easy to release excess heat without compromising weather protection, and the long drop tail hem eliminates chilling gaps and adds protection from road spray.

ELITE WxB Pant, $150

These pants are built for pedaling in the worst conditions. Lightweight and highly breathable, these 100% waterproof rain pants will keep you dry. Elastic on the back of the waist and hook and loop tabs on the sides allow a fine-tuned fit, and a high-rise in the back adds protection from road spray while in the cycling position. With snaps around the lower legs for an adjustable fit to accommodate pants or tights underneath, and a long zipper at the ankle to easily slip over shoes, they can be worn over your cycling or casual clothing. Think of them as a rain jacket for your legs.

Tights

Pursuit Hybrid Cycling Bib Tight, $165

Bad weather won’t slow you down with these wind and water blocking mid-weight tights tailored specifically for the pedaling motion. Featuring water shedding PI DRY® technology on the back of the legs and lightweight, wind and water resistant AmFIB® Softshell fabric in areas exposed to wind and road spray, these tights deliver surprising warmth without a lot of bulk. Elastic cuffs are designed to pull on without a zipper, allowing these bibs to seamlessly work with booties without the added pressure of stacked zippers.

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About PEARL iZUMi

For over 60 years, PEARL iZUMi has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for athletes who depend on uncompromising gear. PEARL iZUMi products empower cyclists and triathletes to be faster, more comfortable and to perform better 365 days of the year. In 2013, PEARL iZUMi rooted its new world headquarters in the Colorado Front Range where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.

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