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Not a drag.
Many companies claim that their clothing is the best at transferring moisture; you can be forgiven for being skeptical. However, if you haven't rewarded yourself with a new jersey for a couple of years, you'll be ready to jump on the Pearl Izumi bandwagon once you try the P.R.O. Leader Short Sleeve Jersey.
Pearl Izumi backs up its claim to the number one spot by patenting the P.R.O. Transfer fabric, which employs a one-way capillary action and hydrophobic fibers that actually draw the moisture away from the skin. Dry skin, in summer or winter, translates into core comfort; the fibers touching your skin become the first line of defense against discomfort. What makes this jersey perfect for those super-hot sunny days is the fact that Pearl Izumi included In-R-Cool Technology into the P.R.O.Transfer fabric. This built-in feature is based on technology that reflects the sun's rays to reduce the surface temperature of the fabric by up to 35 degrees Fahrenheit in direct sunlight, so you can be wearing an entirely black kit and feel like you're in tennis whites.
Aside from taking such care with the material, Pearl Izumi also ensures your comfort by welding stretchy, mesh Direct-Vent panels under the arms to offer extra ventilation. Easy all-out cooling has been made possible by the full length zipper. And don't worry about struggling to get the zipper up and down; this one moves like a silky dream.
Three back pockets on the P.R.O. Leader Jersey allow you to bring along your whole repair kit, wallet, gel packs and CO2 cartridges. A fourth sweat-proof pocket has been included so that you can keep your phone accessible and safe from moisture. Extra support at the back pockets keep them from sagging when fully loaded for a five-hour ride, and an elasticized gripper on the back keeps the jersey fully in place.
Sublimated graphics on the P.R.O. Leader Jersey ensure that it will look as slick and snazzy after a couple of seasons as it does the first time you try it on. The usual well-placed Pearl Izumi reflective elements keep you visible in the dusky hours. The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader Short Sleeve Jersey comes in Black/White and White/Black. It is available in Men's sizes Small through XX-Large.
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Great jersey for warm days, great soft fabric texture with functional zipper and pockets. My favorite jersey for weekend rides.