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Not a drag.
As with the complementary Leader Bib Shorts, Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. Leader Jersey was built for cyclists who have the highest standards in apparel design and craftsmanship. The P.R.O. collection incorporates advanced material technology, construction methods, and an aerodynamic fit in order to provide you with Pearl's full engineering capabilities. The P.R.O. Leader Jersey was designed with each of these characteristics in mind, delivering a race-proven top that provides maximum comfort and quality.
Pearl Izumi constructed the Leader Jersey using a full-torso treatment of its top-end P.R.O. Transfer In-R-Cool fabric. This material is lightweight, super elastic, and incorporates what's known as Coldblack technology. This is a finishing treatment that reduces the absorption of heat rays in darker fabrics, resulting in protection from the sun and improved heat management. This built-in feature is based on technology that reflects the sun's rays in order to reduce the surface temperature of the fabric by up to 35 degrees Fahrenheit in direct sunlight. So, in other words, you're able to be wearing an entirely black kit and feel like you're wearing white.
Aside from taking such care with the material, Pearl Izumi also ensures your comfort by welding its stretchy, mesh Direct-Vent panels under the arms in order to provide 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 or 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, or CO2 cartridges. A fourth sweat-proof pocket has also been included so that you're able to keep your phone both accessible and safe from moisture. Extra support at the back pockets keep them from sagging when fully loaded, and an elasticized gripper on the back keeps the jersey fully in place.
The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader jersey is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/electric blue and True Red/white.