Rural roads to ragged ridgelines.
Ideally suited for cranking along idyllic country roads and bombing twisty singletrack, the Pearl Izumi Women's Launch Capri Pant provides extra coverage and a slightly looser fit for cycling during cool(er) in-between conditions, such as spring and fall. Its 3/4-length cut offers extra protection when you're riding on narrow trails with thick vegetation and pushing your limits at the local bike park. Stretch fabric dries quickly and conforms to your every move when you're pedaling up hills and maneuvering around trail obstacles.
Its shank button-front closure provides a secure fit, especially with the adjustable tabs on the backside of the waist. Belt loops grace this pant for added functionality with your favorite web belt on the road or trail. Plus, you'll appreciate the zippered hand pockets for easy stashing of snacks and small accessories.
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
5'5" 155lbs (size 8 in jeans) Ordered MD.
If you don't like riding in Lycra then these are the perfect pants for you. These pants don't come with a built in chamoix which is one of the reasons I purchased them. Even with your own padded shorts underneath, the fit is flattering and not too tight over the hips/butt. The waist was too big for me but there are the Velcro adjusting tabs. They make the waist bunch up and that was uncomfortable under my pack so I wore a belt instead on my next ride. The fabric is thin and stretchy but doesn't snag...even when you brush up against trees and bushes along the trail. The thin fabric makes these pants perfect for cooler days. The Blue Steel color is more lavender in person so I sent them back and ordered the black.
Does the pearl Izumi launch Capri pant come with detachable chamois liner?