Versatile performance for any trail.
Striking a balance between dedicated trail and cross-country shorts, the Pearl Izumi Women's Summit Shorts let you crush your favorite stretches of trail without soaking up passing showers. Treated with a water-shedding DWR coating, the Summit is a great choice for variable weather patterns often encountered in alpine environments. Its 4-way stretch ripstop stands up to regular abuse without restricting movement on the trail. And because it has a relaxed cut, you'll find there's plenty of room for dodging trail obstacles, such as rock gardens and root sections. Pair it with your favorite short liner for maximum comfort on longer rides where extra padding is needed.
- Item #PLZ006O
- Q & A
Go a size up!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought: small
I usually buy small in everything but these were extra small in my opinion. I think they are also a bit pricey just because they don't come with a liner. I ended up returning them and going with ZOIC brand shorts.
Worth keeping but not my fave
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
These are slightly low-riding on the waist, which means that when I'm climbing, I have to cinch them up higher so they don't slide down and get uncomfortable. I'd prefer the waist to be a little higher. Also, I am not one to bulk up, and am pretty lean, but the legs on these are on the slim side and if I had more muscle they really wouldn't be wearable while riding. They work ok with my GForm knee pads but wouldn't work with bulkier ones. I didn't feel like paying to return them so I do wear them and they look cool but they're not my favorite fit.