A water and wind-resistant jacket or thermo-regulating vest for cool, windy days? Actually, the Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket is both, quickly converting from a protective shell to a heat-retaining vest in a matter of seconds with its zip-off sleeves. Its Elite Barrier shell blocks the breeze, while shedding light showers and road mist. Direct-Vent panels improve ventilation when you're hammering up steep grades and increasing your cadence on fast training rides.
Highly visible after dark, the convertible jacket's 360-degree reflectivity keeps you safe when you're riding at dawn and dusk. Its full-length draft flap seals out rogue gusts and sustained breezes from chilling your core. Other key features include a drawstring adjustable hem for a dialed fit, as well as zippered hand pockets for holding riding accessories and other items.
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- Q & A
Had to return
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: medium
As the other review from Beatriz mentioned, this item runs small, very small. I bought a medium since my measurements matched up with the medium category in the chart. When I got it, I could barely get it on, it was really small. I have a 32 waist and I couldn't come close to zipping it up. The jacket is very lightweight and it could be easily packed into a pocket to be used later. It does not stretch at all, so getting the right size is necessary. There's no wiggle room at all. It seems to be well made and I really liked the Screaming Yellow color. The arms seem to be extra long, which may help when gripping the handle bar. I gave it 3 stars mainly because of the fit and because I had to send it back. I will probably get the next size up after my account is credited.
Perfect Early Fall, Late Spring Jacket
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
Another great Pearl Izumi product. It works as advertised and I love the reflectivity! I am usually in between a L or XL, leaning more towards the L, but I almost always need to upsize to an XL in Pearl Izumi.
Is this jacket light enough that is could be stowed in a jersey back pocket?
What is the weight with sleeves?
200 grams total with sleeves if that helps