Equipped for rainy commutes and drizzly training rides, the Pearl Izumi Men's Elite WxB Jacket offers minimalist protection from the elements. Its 2.5-layer membrane sheds light-to-moderate showers, while breathing extraordinarily well (30k breathability) to combat built-up perspiration and the inevitable cold, clammy feel that follows. Its waterproof front zip and fully sealed seams prevent the intrusion of outside moisture from seeping inside and dampening your inner layers.
This low-profile jacket is designed to comfortably fit over thicker layers for proper thermo-regulation. It efficiently packs down for increased stashability, fitting in your jersey's back pocket for deployable protection from the elements. Moreover, you'll find its highly visible design uses bright bursts of color and reflective accents for increased safety when you're riding after dark.
- Q & A
Great rain jacket! Visible and stylish
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
First, this is a killer value! I have used this in the NW rain already. The fit is great. It is more of a race fit than club fit. This thing keeps you dry and is true to size. The color looks great and is highly visible. The only reason I am not giving this item 5 stars is because it needs additional vent zips. When I have winter gloves on it's much easier to leave vent zips open than fumbling for the main zipper.