When the temperature drops, it's tempting to bundle up on the couch with your favorite stack of fleece blankets, a giant mug of soup, and a few seasons worth of your favorite TV series to wait out the winter. As comfortable as that might be, spending months on the couch isn't going to do your fitness any favors, and adding a Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Thermal LTD Cycling Jersey will make getting out on the road a significantly less chilling experience. Utilizing advanced fabric technology in conjunction with a streamlined fit, this jersey provides exceptional warmth and overall comfort at a price that will leave some cash left over for a winter's worth of post-ride soup snacks.
The Elite Thermal Fleece fabric used to construct the LTD is an effective blend of Pearl Izumi's Transfer and Thermal fabrics. The Transfer material is known for its exceptional moisture management, which works by transporting sweat away from your skin to the quick-drying outer-layer of the fabric. This material earned its reputation of setting the standard for moisture management fabrics, largely because it's the foundation for the breathable, wicking fabrics used in the majority of Pearl Izumi's spring/summer jerseys. A lightweight thermal fleece material was then blended with the Transfer, providing just the right amount of insulating protection throughout the torso and sleeves. Together, these materials work as a system to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable during your early- and late-season rides.
The engineered-elasticity in the jersey's fabric panels, along with an anatomic sleeve construction, allow the Elite Thermal to follow your movements in the saddle. This means that the fit is free from any bunching, pinching, or chafing while in the cycling position. Combined with the anatomic cut and elastic Elite Thermal fabric, the smooth flatlock stitching used to join the panels further reduces any friction at the seams.
To secure this fit, and to prevent the jersey from shifting while riding, Pearl Izumi placed elasticized grippers at the cuffs and elongated rear hem. This treatment at the back prevents the jersey from sagging when its three rear pockets are loaded with your riding essentials. You'll also find a full-length front zipper, and reflective accents that increase your visibility to other road users in low-light conditions.
- A versatile cool weather jersey
- Soft, breathable thermal fabric keeps you warm and dry
- Three rear pockets provide ample storage
- Reflective elements increase visibility to others
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- Q & A
Great training long-sleeved jersey
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
Perfect for fall training rides. Great too for layer purposes. Fits true to size -- snug but not racer-skin tight. Good length in the back, maybe a bit short in the front (unless you've got an 8-pack), though purposefully so. Perfect sleeve length, with some added length for seemless sleeve / glove meld. All in all, a good buy and a snazzy Pearl Izumi look.