Designed as part of the aerodynamic Pursuit range, the Pearl Izumi Men's ELITE Pursuit Speed Jersey is built for velocity and keeping you cool on fast-paced summer rides. It employs P.R.O. Aero panels wrapping front to back over the shoulders creating a slippery aerodynamic profile. Continuing on the aero theme, the patented anatomic Speed Sleeve construction extend further down to the elbows to help reduce drag while in the cycling position. A low cut minimal collar reduces turbulence and keeps you cooler while key seams are bonded providing a smoother surface for the wind to pass over.
P.R.O. Transfer In-R-Cool fabric, which is treated with Coldblack technology, provides active cooling against the skin and has a finish that reflects rather than absorbs the sun's rays which is especially important on darker garments. This technology also helps repels harmful UV rays, as backed by its UPF 40+ rating. If the heat keeps getting poured on, a full-length semi-auto lock zipper can be flipped up and pulled open with one hand for easy venting on longer climbs. Three rear pockets let you stow flat fixing items and snacks.
- Short-sleeve jersey built with aerodynamic designs
- Elite Transfer In-R-Cool fabric provides supportive cooling
- Three rear pockets securely carry ride essentials
- Slightly longer sleeves reduce drag
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- Q & A
Solid jersey, except for speed sleeves
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Good materials, and I was excited to try this out -- I've had a few of the same model from a few years ago and they are the workhorses of my kit. I ordered a medium (5'11", 150lbs) and the fit was solid. But the new speed sleeves reminded me of a sphygmomanometer. I'm a cyclist, nobody has ever accused me of having "guns", or for that matter ever even commented on my biceps. However, the cuffs on the speed sleeves were tight enough around the brachial artery that I was worried I'd lose circulation to my fingers after a minute or two. While this might stretch out after a while, it's just not something I feel like dealing with. Other brands have form-fitting sleeves that fit just fine, I think PI just got a little too aggressive on this go around.