The Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket will likely become your 'go-to' outer layer for those days when the weather promises to be unpredictable. Being lightweight and slim, it's eminently packable. So if you're starting out under sunny skies, but you see the storm clouds off in the distance, you'll know that you will be prepared. Likewise, if you roll out the driveway in a drizzle you'll have a jacket that will keep you dry without making you sweat like a stoker. The Elite Barrier Jacket provides you with the optimum amount of wind and water protection while still offering a breathable, supple fabric. The simple, form-fitted cut keeps it close to your torso -- there's no disturbing parachute effect with this jacket. It comes equipped with a rear zippered pocket for those days when you'll be using it as the main outer layer and you want to have your essentials safe and immediately reachable. The full front zipper has a draft flap that runs its length, ensuring fantastic protection from those cold winds you'll undoubtedly encounter. Affording the same protection from penetrating chills, the hem and cuffs are elasticized to fit snugly against your body. And since cold days are often dark days, an abundance of reflective elements have been included to keep you visible in low light. The Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket is available in Black/black and True Red/black. It comes in sizes Small through XX-Large.
I am looking for a winter jacket for the trails and commuting. I believe I have narrowed down the options between these two jackets: the Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier WxB Jacket and The North Face Bracket Jacket. I am also open to suggestions.
It looks like the Bracket Jacket would be more versati ... Read More »
First year my son and I will be riding in the winter more regularly so we're thinking of getting the Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier jackets. This will be the windproof shell over UA ColdGear long sleeves and another short-sleeved wicking shirt.
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