Interval Amfib Jacket
If you're the type of cyclist that wants to ride year-round, there are days when you'll have no choice but to brave the cold and the elements. Thankfully, the Pearl Izumi Interval Amfib Jacket provides the necessary wind-proofing and water-resistance so you can enjoy your ride in warmth and comfort. This softshell jacket has been re-engineered to be 50% more breathable than a traditional softshell, ensuring you stay dry and comfortable during high-intensity riding and training. Two chest vents allow you to adjust ventilation on the move, and a draft flap keeps the wind from penetrating the full-length Vision zipper. Internal wrist gaskets prevent cold air from running up the sleeves, while the drop-tail rear hem protects against road spray on wet days.
- Softshell cycling jacket for cold and windy conditions
- Elite AmFib fabric is windproof, water-resistant, and breathable
- Material is 50% more breathable than traditional softshell jackets
- Two zippered chest vents let you shed heat during tough workouts
- Full-length internal draft flap with zipper garage seals in warmth
- Two-way zipper for easy on and off and quick ventilation options
- Internal wrist gaskets prevent cold air from penetrating
- Zippered rear pocket keeps ride supplies and essentials safe
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- Q & A
Fantastic Fall Jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 175lbs
I am 5’9” with a shorter torso and longer legs. I usually wear either a medium top or large top. I was able to comfortably fit in the medium on this jacket.
Temperature: 45 degrees
Weather: Moderate to heavy rain
Other gear worn: Base layer and summer jersey
This jacket held up pretty well against the rain and wind that I rode in on this ride. While the jacket is definitely water-resistant, it is not waterproof. The heavier rain pushed the jacket to its limit for sure. However, I did notice that even after the water permeated the jacket, it stayed warm for me for the rest of the ride. So if you do end up getting caught in a storm, it’ll be good to get you home. The back of the jacket stayed down for the entire ride and did not need to be adjusted or pulled down at all. The zippered pocket kept everything inside of it relatively dry despite the very wet conditions. Had this ride been a windy one, or a little colder without any water involved, or with maybe a light drizzle, this jacket would be absolutely perfect. This is going to be one of my favorite jackets to use during early and late season riding until the weather gets down below 40 degrees. At that point, I will be able to combine it with the Merino Thermal Jersey to create a jacket that will let me ride into the low 30s with relative comfort. Because the jacket material feels lighter, it doesn’t restrict movement at all. Despite the lighter feel though, it held up like a jacket that’s made for heavier and colder weather if needed. All in all, I’d definitely recommend this jacket for anyone who is looking for a great all-around jacket to get them through all but the toughest weather.
Edit: Cold ride:
My second major ride that I wanted to do with this item was to see how I cold it would allow me to ride comfortably. When I paired it with the Merino Short Sleeve Baselayer and the PRO Thermal Jersey, I found that I was able to ride all the way down to 25 degrees F and still feel relatively warm. That particular combination of jackets is fantastic and very versatile. It will add about 20 degrees to the temperature you’re used to riding in.