Protection in any weather.
Versatility is one of our prime considerations when choosing a cycling jacket, and the modularity of Pearl Izumi's cold and inclement-weather clothing means that items like the men's P.R.O. Aero WxB Jacket can fill multiple roles when combined with other elements. The jacket can be used on its own when rain is falling but the temperature hasn't followed suit, or it can be paired with a thermal layer for protection against the wind, rain, and cold.
The jacket is made from Pearl's 2.5-layer Barrier material, which provides wind and water protection without sacrificing stretch or breathability. While not insulating on its own, the jacket is well equipped to serve as an outer shell over a thermal layer.
The elemental protection of Barrier fabric is nothing new or terribly notable — after all, Pearl spreads it liberally across its cold-weather line. What does set this jacket apart is its cut, which is fine-tuned from the ergonomic collar to the shaped sleeve cuffs in order to provide a race-ready, flap-free fit even while you're stretched out on the handlebars.
The jacket's construction is rounded off with fully taped seams to prevent any sneaky water trespasses, and the waterproof, full-length front zipper has an internal draft flap to keep the wind's probing fingers at bay. A thorough 360 degrees of reflective detailing help keep you visible from all angles in low-light conditions.
- Item #PLZ008C
- Q & A
True to size
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Me: 5'11" 37" chest, 31.5" waist Size M
It will fit over a jersey+baselayer but not much more, but that's what it's designed for. The sleeves are generously long and cut for the right length when you're on the hoods.
The cut is for an aero position, which is also good. It binds when you stand up straight.
if you roll it into an 8" wide cylinder, It will just fit in a jersey pocket.
The material is kind of stiff--just an observation, not a criticism.
The zipper is right-handed, unlike the Castelli Tempesta's left-hand zipper. In terms of cut and fit, the Castelli Tempesta seems nicer.
Weight: about 200g
not fit to size!
Fit: very small
I’m a small guy, but this sizing a little unreal. Does keep the under-layer dry. Buy large!
Fits Like a Jersey
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 200lbs
I purchased this jacket so I could ride outside later into the fall and earlier in the spring and I think it will be perfect for doing that with ability to wear different layers depending on temp. Received today and tried on, initial impression was that it is tight but I think a better way to describe is it is snug fitting like a bike jersey and the cut is with long arms and a long tail.
I am 5'11", 200 pounds with a 44/45 chest so pretty much an XL in everything I buy, XL in this has correct arm length and body length to be comfortable riding my road bike.
Depending on outside temp I plan on wearing this over my bike jersey to break the wind or when colder wear a long sleeve UA Cold Gear T-Shirt for a little more warmth.
Like I said I have not worn riding yet, middle of September and we have a warm streak of mid 80's +, but I am sure it is going to do the job but don't think I will be wearing this outside of bike riding because of the unique cut of this jacket.