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A little rain never bothered the P.R.O. Softshell.

How many times have you dressed just a little too lightly for the conditions outside simply because you wanted to avoid wearing your warmest but least comfortable winter riding jacket? Somehow most of the winter-beasts which must incorporate wind, rain and warmth protection also wear like a suit of armor. The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Jacket changes all that with its wonderfully comfortable softshell technology which also combines winter clothing necessities: protection from the wind, rain and cold.

It comes with contoured sleeves with specially shaped cuffs so that the upper part of the hand is covered by more fabric than is found on the under-wrist. The collar of the jacket is also tapered from the front to the back so that the back of the neck will get the benefit of more coverage while the fabric at the front will not interfere with your helmet strap. It is cleverly designed with a collar tab which will allow you to secure the zipper or even keep the collar closed while you zip down to vent your chest a little. For a winter jacket, ventilation is equally essential as the innovations that keep you warm. The P.R.O. Softshell Jacket has laser cut Direct-Vent panels to keep any heat build-up from turning the interior of your jacket into a veritable sauna. It also come with a full length zipper along with an internal draft flap and garage seal to keep the air from penetrating through to your under shirt. And as the last resort to seal in your body heat, a one hand pull elastic draw cord at the collar will see to it that even on the coldest, wettest days, your neck and back will stay warm and dry.

One rear pocket with a zipper has been provided as has a zippered chest pocket which will be perfect for your iPod or phone. Multiple reflective elements have been included on all sides of the jacket, so that you won't have to worry about not being visible if dusk arrives faster than you expected. The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Jacket is available in Black/Black and True Red/Black color options. It comes in Small through XX-Large.

  • Wind- and water-proof P.R.O. softshell fabric shields you from the elements so you can hit the road
  • Softshell fabric also provides lightweight warmth and is designed to be used with a thermal layer for optimal warmth
  • Full-length internal draft flap seals in warmth
  • An elasticized gripper keeps this jersey in place
  • Contoured sleeve openings integrate well with gloves for a weather-tight seal
  • Collar tapers front to back for on-the-bike ergonomics

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5 5

Best Jacket I've worn

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have another Pearl softshell from several years ago (forget the model), but I've loved it. This new PRO is a couple of magnitudes beyond the older one. Lighter weight, but as far as I can tell, at LEAST as insulating and possibly moreso. The front pocket is great, as is the cable feed hole inside the pocket (for earphones).

I got the white one, which will surely show dirt easily but it is a great looking product. I haven't worn it extensively but I'm guessing that between 30 and 50 you wouldn't need anything else but a base layer. Above 50 might get hot quickly with this jacket.

Great bang for the buck product.

I ordered pearl izumi pro soft shell jacket...

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I ordered pearl izumi pro soft shell jacket ( white & black Large size ) and endura overshoe. i saw the message that the jacket would be shipped within 2 weeks. And i got the mail that my products are shipped. Are they shipped together? otherwise, overshoe is shipped first and jacket will be shipped when it is availabled. So then how much is shipping fee? I waiting for your answer.

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Hi Jang,
Occasionally orders are shipped in separate boxes. If you click the "Live Chat" link on the top left of the webpage, one of our Gearheads will get your order taken care of and calculate the shipping fee.

5 5

Best cycling jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Being a cycling specific jacket, the P.R.O. Softshell has a very trim/snug fit. There is not much room for anything other than a thermal layer underneath. That said, this jacket is warm enough that you really won't need anything else. I would almost consider it to be completely wind proof, since I have yet to experience any draft, even when cycling into a substantial headwind. Works well to keep me warm, even around freezing temperatures (as long as I am exerting myself).

The tailoring is impeccable, as is expected from PI. The material feels wonderful on the skin. The sleeves are just the right length, and fit nicely over a glove. The elbows are designed to flex and bend without bunching or pinching at the seams. The waist stops just at the belt line in the front, and rests over the top of the buttocks in the rear (stays in place, thanks to a bead of silicone). From the zippers down to the elastic, this jacket has been well designed. Even at full price, the P.R.O. Softshell is worth every penny. On sale, you can't afford not to get one!

4 5

Good for temps to 20F

I bought this jacket last year before the winter and used it quite a bit. For me, it is good for temps between 15-30F. Lower than 15, it's too cold for me. around 20F, it's perfect with a base layer.

5 5

For those who ride their bike to the ski hill...

This full softshell jacket is one of the most versatile in our line. Its warm enough to keep you warm on the coldest of snowy rides but breathes well enough to keep you comfortable once you heat up. One of my favorite features is the collar snap that allows you to unzip and vent without your jacket puffing out like a parachute at speed.

how much does this jacket weigh?

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how much does this jacket weigh?

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This jacket comes in at 12 oz.