Don't let the weather get the best of you.
We're not fans of letting a chance of rain deter us from getting out for a solid ride, and you won't be either with the help of the Pearl Izumi Pro Pursuit WXB Shell Jacket. This jacket is designed for long days when the weather is unpredictable, allowing you to ride for miles with the knowledge that your trusty shell is there for you if the ominous clouds ahead decide to break open. Built to keep you drier than your Aunt Sally's sense of humor, the Pro Pursuit WXB Shell Jacket is made from Pearl Izumi's WXB fabric, designated for waterproof pieces that you need for repelling the rain, and with such a high level of breathability that it wicks away perspiration the second you start sweating.
The Pro Pursuit WXB is built to be exceptionally waterproof thanks to the PRO 3-layer WXB construction that features eVent membrane. eVent is completely waterproof and breathable so that you don't get bogged down when you're ascending strenuous climbs, keeping water moving outwards away from your skin, while simultaneously shielding water from wheel-spray and downpour from making its way in. Fully sealed seams seal the deal by keeping water from finding its way in through the cracks, so no little drips make their way to your skin for a chilly and wet surprise, and additionally, a waterproof zipper prevents water from soaking you in front.
The jacket is cut to be slim-fitting and ultra-packable, improving aerodynamics by reducing excess fabric and wrinkles that flap in the wind. The sleeves utilize Pearl Izumi's Speed Sleeve construction the contour to your body for a cycling specific fit, ideal for life on the bars. Carrying the cycling-specific fit forwards, the front is cut high, to avoid bulging and wrinkles when you're riding, while the back features an extended drop-tail to shield your hind-end from wheel-spray. Since grey and rainy days often find themselves paired with low-lighting, Pearl Izumi makes the Pro Pursuit WXB Shell Jacket in two bio-viz colors that help keep you visible on the ride, and add reflective accents to the drop tail, chest, and sleeves to help keep you seen when the lighting is sub-par.
- Embark on the rainiest rides with packable protection
- WxB 3-layer membrane cuts through the rain and wind
- eVent adds exceptional breathability to keep you dry
- Waterproof zipper and sealed seams adds water protection
- Cycling-specific cut with high-cut front to reduce bulge
- Speed sleeve construction keeps you comfortable in the bars
- Extended drop-tail covers your rear from wheelspray
- Reflective details keep you visible in low light
- Q & A
Elite pursuit WxB
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
To comment on sizing; i recently bought the elite pursuit WxB, and had similar issues as the other reviewer. Have decent chest and upper body size, and the sleeves of the jacket were extremely tight around the biceps and elbow, but strangely loose at the forearm, and long by about 6 inches (i have pretty normal length arms).
Overall, if you are a true cyclist build, this fit will probably work.Otherwise, I suggest looking elsewhere.
Seems well made
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL and large
I haven't road tested it yet so I'll just comment on size. I ordered the large and X-large and want to be able to layer underneath. The large was very tight pit to pit so not even an option. I wear nothing else in XL except bike jersey. The fit is "more relaxed" in the bike position but I want to layer for cold weather if necessary. Seems to made of very high quality similar to my hi end hiking gear. The jacket is light and will fold down with ease. Nice color and price on sale. I have large chest and arms from weight training which is a factor. returning the large unused. Its worth the extra shipping to me to try different sizes until I become familiar with a brand. The size charts are worthless for me and surprised C.C. doesn't make a disclaimer statement about these charts?