The answer is simple.
Weather-resistant cycling kit can get pretty complicated, but Pearl Izumi's Select Barrier Men's Pullover Jacket proves that it doesn't have to be. The jacket's Barrier fabric is a tightly woven, DWR-coated synthetic that blocks the elements, recommending it as a shell to wear over thermal jerseys when "chilly and overcast" becomes "cold and rainy." The half-length zipper is backed by a draft flap and a single, envelope style rear pocket allows access to essentials you don't want to trap underneath in a jersey's pockets.
- A weather-resistant cycling pullover for rainy rides
- DWR-treated Barrier fabric fights wind and water
- Elastic cuffs and hems seal out the damp
- Envelope style pocket protects ride essentials
- Reflective elements draw attention under dreary skies
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- Q & A
Does The Trick
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 152lbs
When it comes to jacket this one is simple and just works. It is great for those chilly morning laps. It is quite breathable when you need it. It packs down and will fit in most jersey pockets and bags. It isn't the smallest packing, but it will do.
Close silhouette wind breaker
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 185lbs
I was pleasantly surprised by this jacket considering all of the options we have here at Competitive cyclist. I am 5'11 185 lbs and this fit me really well. is was close bit allowed great arm and torso movement. I would definitely rate this as true to size - no up sizing needs as is common with many of our euro or race bred garments. Also, the price of this jacket is awesome - get them while they are still available on sale. This would be a great windbreaker to use with layers and have stuffed away for an emergency jacket. Nice touches and details.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
Bought this for my husband, he is extremely muscular and has been biking for 18+ years. Either sizing has gotten smaller or this is an irregular fit it was so tight he could not move.