The Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Barrier Cycling Jacket provides a lightweight and rain resistant option which is perfect for bicycle touring.
What is good about this Mens’ Cycling Jacket
Weather protection – while bicycle touring you are sure to encounter a variety of weather conditions so the fact that this jacket is constructed of Elite-Barrier fabric which is both windproof and water resistant is great.
Provides a good fit – it is both lightweight and extremely packable, with Direct-Vent panels for superior ventilation and a full-length internal draft flap with zipper garage to seal in warmth. A contoured, shaped sleeve hem adds warmth, and it offers elasticized hem and cuffs.
Convenient pocket – you need pockets when cycle touring to store your wallet and other things when stopping to sightseeing enroute or doing a bit of shopping. This jacket features a single back Velcro pocket and a collar that tapers from front to back for biking ergonomics. When not needed this jacket easily rolls up to store in pocket or pannier.
Great style – with a semi form fitting the jacket brings coolness together with function and reflective elements for low light visibility. It is offered in a wide variety of colors to make you look good on the road. For bicycle touring I personally prefer to bright colored jacket in red or yellow so I am visible but there are more subtle colors if you prefer.
Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Barrier Cycling Jacket Features
- Windproof and water resistant biking jacket for men
- Lightweight Elite-Barrier fabric for top notch weather protection
- Full length internal draft flap with zipper garage seals in warmth
- Direct Vent panels for superior ventilation
- Contoured, shaped sleeve hem adds warmth
- Elasticized hem and cuffs
- One Velcro back pocket
- Collar tapers from front to back for on bike ergonomics
- Reflective elements for low light visibility
- Machine washable (no fabric softeners)
- Available in a variety of colors and sizes
Note that this jacket is also available in the convertible style so that you have can have a vest when the temperature rising. Click here to check it out.
What customers say about the Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Barrier Cycling Jacket
There were lots of positive reviews for this men’s cycling jacket. Numerous reviewers mentioned how highly breathable it is and that it provides excellent protection from the rain.
One reviewer mentioned, “there is no insulation, so wear it over a thermal jersey or thermal base layer in cold weather. The jacket fabric is thick enough to give you a lot of protection from wind and rain, but thin enough to stuff into your jersey pocket if the day warms up.”
Another reviewer felt it is a reasonable wind stopper, and it is very visible in the dark, especially if you get the screaming yellow color. But his favorite quality is the fact it if fairly water proof combined with a very high breathability.
Regarding the fit this reviewer said this jacket has mesh armpit vents to keep you from overheating. It is also contoured to fit closely without binding when you are bicycling. A close fitting jacket helps to keep cold air from leaking in and chilling you.
Check all of our cycling clothing by clicking here. The Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Barrier Cycling Jacket is a highly breathable and highly water resistant jacket perfect for when you are on your journey bicycle touring.