The Pearl Izumi P.R.O Barrier Lite Jacket is perfect for right now. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping and it is the very best time of year to mountain bike and road bike. These are the days when you have to be prepared. Cooler temps. Possible rain or sleet. Headwinds and sprayback… all the conditions that make Fall riding so much fun.
The Pearl Izumi P.R.O Barrier Lite Jacket is more than lightweight. It’s less than paper thin. It is easy to zip up as your top layer to seal up your layers underneath to cut the morning wind chill. Or tuck it into your jersey pocket when the afternoon calls for showers and a weather sucker hole is calling your name. You won’t notice this jacket in your pocket. It is too lightweight to be noticeable. The fabric is wind and weather resistant. Pearl Izumi added a stretch panel on each side and around the elbows for full range of motion when your in the drops or manhandling your mountain bike machine.
This is a form fitting jacket… not a flag. Nothing is more disheartening than shedding speed on a descent with your sleeves making you deaf from flapping in the wind or you looking like a balloon in a tuck… Nothing, unless of course, it’s getting weathered out of your ride completely.