Cozy Bike Hoodie.

Pearl Izumi's Versa line of clothing is quickly becoming some of our favorite technical cycling pieces that can transition from on to off the bike performance seamlessly. We've been grabbing the women's Versa Quilted Hoodie for hopping on the bike and running errands around town or for a great pre or après ride piece and it has yet to disappoint.

Pearl Izumi constructs this hoodie with a lightweight and water-resistant softshell to keep out the elements. Keeping your core warm is Primaloft insulation and we think Pearl hit the sweet spot offering just the right amount of insulation to keep us cozy, will still breathing quite well and keeping the amount of bulk down. The two hand pockets and a zippered chest pocket allowed us to keep valuables close at hand and the hood with draw cord added additional coverage in poor weather. A drop tail offers extra protection from the elements and reflective accents for low-light visibility add to the on-the-bike features we love so much in this hoodie.

  • Softshell fabric is water-resistant and provides protection in windy conditions
  • Primaloft insulation offers warmth without bulk and is breathable
  • Hood with draw cord adds versatility
  • Droptail coverage curtails water intrusion
  • Reflective accents increase visibility in low light
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Lightweight for fall, warm for winter

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this piece for mountain biking this fall when the air turned crisp in Minnesota. Since winter decided to show up early, I decided to try it as an out layer for some winter biking on the trails. Not disappointed at all. I wore it with a utility layer and a Patagonia vest under and have biked in single digit temps wearing it, and stayed plenty warm. It'™s light and easy to move in. No problems with the hood or strings for me. It’s a great piece planning to use it as my outer layer through the winter months.

Lightweight for fall, warm for winter

Love it for casual use

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I love this jacket for casual wear. It is lightweight and warm. I have not worn it on a ride but have been running in it and wear it as an everyday jacket. I plan to use it this winter on my fat tire bike. The back pocket is great for your phone. I have not used the hood but the drawstrings are long, it could be bothersome on a ride. I bought the black in a Medium. It is a bit big but allows for layers. (I am usually between a small and medium) I really like the looks of it. It is very comfortable. It was a great purchase for me.

More for hiking then biking

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

I would not use this again to bike... the hood when you look back in traffic sometimes gets in the way and the strings from the hood flying in the wind was not great either. I would recommend this nice jacket for hiking or even every day use instead of biking (unless you are on a fun joy ride). Nice quality and warm. I should have ordered a small (5 foot 3 inches, 118#), runs slightly larger. Bought the fun colorful one.

More for hiking then biking

I wanted it to be amazing!

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I really loved this jacket- the colors, the design. But for me it was too tight in the arms - bulky in the shoulders but tight across the back. I've seen it fit others really really well, I just don't think it was designed for someone who is broad and 36 D- I was in a size large. But The body fit great!