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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Nice, however...

  • 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.