Pearl Izumi ELITE Escape Jersey - Short-Sleeve - Women's
Choose your escape.
Some days, whether you're recovering from a race or treating yourself to an easy day, the last thing you want to do is zip on a full race kit for a leisurely, scenic spin. Race clothing has its place, but so do more relaxed pieces like the Pearl Izumi women's ELITE Escape Short-Sleeve Jersey. Constructed with efficient, high-end materials and a flattering cut, the jersey falls into Pearl Izumi's semi form-fit category, so once zipped on, it feels more forgiving than a highly contoured race jersey.
Pearl Izumi relies upon its ELITE Transfer In-R-Cool fabric throughout the body of the jersey to provide rapid moisture transfer for a cooling effect as you start to sweat during long, relaxed weekend rides. A full-length zipper allows you to control your temperature as the day warms over the course of the ride, and Pearl Izumi includes a rare mix of five pockets across the back of the jersey to ensure you have room for any ride essentials you need. Other included touches like an elasticized gripper on the back hem and reflective accents show Pearl Izumi's attention to detail in creating this versatile piece.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Medium
I am in between a small and medium (5’7”, 130lbs) and for race jerseys I get small, and medium for comfortable riding jerseys. I definitely should have gotten a small because this jersey acts like a parachute if it does not fit tight. Other than that, it is a comfortable and light weight material, I just wish I knew to order a smaller size before taking the tags off.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
The wife wanted this jersey, mainly due to the functional pockets. She said it fits well, breathes well, and she really likes the pockets. So far she’s doesn’t have any complaints, but has only used it a few times.
My go to bike jersey
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Finding a new jersey can be hard since they all seem to run very small, especially around the arms and stomach. This jersey is comfortable, easy to wear, and looks good. It has held up well in the wash and still looks like new. I'm generally a size 6 and the medium fit well. The sleeveless version is great too.