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All the fun is in the pursuit.
Pearl Izumi developed its Elite Pursuit Jersey for those who ride in environments that're subject to harsh, unforgiving sun. As a result, the jersey's fabric is designed to reflect the sun's rays in order to keep you cool throughout an exposed ride. And, in addition to this, the lightweight Elite Transfer fabric provides exceptional moisture management, while Izumi's exclusive In-R-Cool technology acts to add even more protection from the sun harmful rays.
The Elite Transfer fabric boasts a knit surface area that facilitates the wicking and evaporation of moisture. And, in addition to this, the material's Ice-fil treatment has been designed to cool the surface of the skin. On top of that, Izumi's In-R-Cool technology reflects the sun's rays, effectively lowering the surface temperature of the fabric.
In fact, Izumi claims that this treatment lowers the surface temperature of the fabric by up to 35 degrees Fahrenheit in direct sunlight. Further along the lines of this principle, you'll find that the Elite jersey features Direct-Vent side ventilation panels for increased airflow through the jersey. However, when your core temperature is building, we all know that you can't beat a front zipper for ventilation. Accordingly, the Pursuit jersey features an easy-to-use, full-length zipper.
For storage of your ride essentials, Izumi included three ample-sized rear pockets. Additionally, Izumi also included a fourth sweat-proof pocket is included in order to keep your phone accessible and safe from damaging moisture. Extra support at the back pockets keep them from sagging when fully-loaded, and an elasticized gripper on the back's bottom hem keeps the jersey fully in place throughout the movements of cycling.
In terms of fit, you'll find that Elite Pursuit features a slightly more relaxed fit in comparison to the P.R.O. line of jerseys. Reflecting this characteristic, the overall aesthetic of the jersey is also more toned down. As a result, Izumi has created a striking, yet subtle staple piece for your summer closet.
The Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Jersey is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/white, Black/screaming yellow, True Blue/white, True Red/white, and White/black.
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
Collar too tight and no give, zipper not structured enough to move with one hand. Material really flops in the wind on descents. Doesn't really feel like it's cut for a bicycling position. Does keep you cool.