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Smart layering is the answer to all comfort woes.

When the cool wind scours your core, a pleasant ride turns frigid fast. The Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Barrier Vest deflects wind and light rain from your core without sacrificing breathability. A full-length draft flap prevents wind from sneaking in, and a Direct-Vent back panel turns up the airflow when you break a sweat.

  • Semi-fitted cut means there's room to layer under the vest without excess bulk
  • One zippered back pocket for the essentials
  • Elastic hem prevents shifting in flight
  • Packable when the sun comes out

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5 5

Minimal vest that works as advertised.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Running in the fall and winter in SoCal is mostly a windy affair. The temperatures are mild in the upper 50's to low 60's. This Vest will get you through your and keep you feeling comfortable.

Fit: snug but that means it can double well as a mid layer
Breathability: the back is mostly mesh, so venting is not an issue.
Warmth: it's minimal, but it does it's job of being windbreaker, so you don't catch a chill.

5 5

Best wind protection

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this for my lady rider, fit her true to size. Has a easy zipper to use with gloves, large collar to keep wind/cold out. I let her wear my Pearl Izumi vest of the same model - and she wouldn't give it back; so got a smoking deal at Competitive, and now she sports her own :) Looks great and easily pack-able into a Twinkie-sized roll that fits easily into a jersey pocket when it warms up.

5 5

Great Product!

I wear this when it's 55F or less.
Very light and fits nicely into one of your back pouches when it starts to warm up.
Fits true to size chart.

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It's got reflective detail front and back.

5 5

Great addition to my bike gear!

great vest! i am 5'9" and 120 lbs. i bought a small and it fits true to size. great for layering over a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt depending on conditions. i have even taken off the shirt underneath and worn it w/ a sports bra when it got too hot! love it!