A toasty answer to chilly rides.
While others may disagree, we believe that the two greatest times of the year to ride a bicycle is after summer's oppressive heat has dissipated into a colorful backdrop of orange and red leaves, and when the frost of winter begins to melt away, and budding flowers peek up through the ground. The only trouble with these times of the year is the somewhat unpredictable temperature range, and frosty chill that still casts its self in the shadows. This is why the Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Thermal Graphic Jersey is one of our favorite shoulder-season pieces, with its soft fleece lining that traps heat within, and no compromise made on the cut, with a sleek, aerodynamic fit that cuts through the wind and reduces drag.
Pearl Izumi's Elite Thermal Fleece Fabric has a knack for trapping heat in its fuzzy matrix of fibers, so your body heat circulates back to you to keep you warm, while moving moisture outward to keep you dry when you spin along. The full-length front zipper also allows vetting when you're working your way up a steep climb, if the breathable fleece isn't allowing for enough cooling on its own.
Cut to maintain aerodynamics, the Elite Pursuit Thermal Graphic Jersey utilizes Pearl Izumi's Speed Sleeve construction that contours to your arms and shoulders for minimal drag and bulk that begs to be held in a cycling position. The hem and cuffs are elasticized to hold snug against your waist and gloves, and the hem is cut long in the back, to add coverage when you're in the saddle. Three back pockets have bonded construction to reduce bulk, while still offering the room you need to stash your spare tubes, emergency rain shell, and nutrition for the ride.
- Stay warm when temps dip in this thermal jersey
- Elite thermal fleece traps heat within
- Aerodynamic form-fitting cut reduces drag
- Full-length zipper allows heat dumping
- Elasticized hem and cuffs stay in place when you ride
- Bonded back pockets reduce bulk and stash riding essentials
- Item #PLZ00JX
- Q & A
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: M
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 185lbs
This is second review for me. PI with long sleeve is for some reason small. It is short and it is small. I checked by sizing and "M" should be fine for me, but it is very small.