Elite Pursuit Hybrid Jacket
Don't be deterred by threatening skies when you're itching to get out on the road for some serious miles in the saddle. Instead, zip up the Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Hybrid Jacket.
Its ELITE Barrier fabric protects the front of your body and arms from wind and light rain as gray skies roll in, while the back of the jacket's Softshell Lite fabric offers breathability without leaving you exposed to the elements. A Vislon two-way zipper allows you to add extra ventilation when you need it, or seal in body heat as the temps head south. The elastic hem and cuffs protect you from drafts, and the waist even has a silicone gripper to keep it in place throughout your ride. The tailored fit eliminates bunching and chafing, and prevents the hem from flapping on fast descents. Plus, it's small enough to pack into your jersey pocket.
- Compact and lightweight jacket for long rides under gray skies
- Tailored fit keeps protection close to your body
- ELITE Barrier fabric protects against wind and water
- Softshell Lite fabric breathes and stretches with you
- Vislon two-way zipper vents as needed
- Elastic cuffs and extended hem minimize drafts
- BioViz reflective elements enhance visibility
- Item #PLZ00P6
- Q & A
AWESOME for Spring, Fall Showers or Wind
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 165lbs
I carry this jacket with me anytime I'm riding in conditions that are a little cool and variable - essentially the entire late winter / early spring and fall. It packs small to be easily carried in a jersey pocket. I really like the way the front of the jacket feels wind/rain proof, even though the other panels are a little more breathable. It's not absolutely, 100% waterproof, so it won't do much good in a total downpour, but in all other conditions, it's fantastic. Also, the material is fairly thin, so this really isn't a jacket for cold, winter conditions. I've abused it quite a bit, but it's providing the durability I've come to expect from PI products.