The Pearl Izumi Women’s Elite Barrier Convertible Cycling Jacket is a designed for cooler temperatures yet it features zip off sleeves which makes it perfect for use as a bicycle touring jacket in any season.
What is good about this Women’s Cycling Jacket
A very versatile jacket – because it features zip off sleeves for use as a jacket or a vest. I find when starting out in the morning it can be quite cool at any time of the year and yet after riding a short distance, particularly with loaded panniers, you warm up quickly.
With the one piece integrated sleeve you can easily and quickly remove and store the sleeves in the back zippered pocket designed for that purpose or in your panniers.
Performs well – with a semi form fit for added performance, the jacket’s Elite Barrier fabric is highly breathable while shedding wind and light precipitation. The soft micromesh on the inner collar adds a soft feel against your neck and is included for added cold weather luxury. You can also open the direct vent back panel for a little extra airflow during a long hill climb.
Handy pockets – especially when bike touring you need pockets for small items when stopping at stores or a cafe and when you stop to do some sightseeing along the journey at a castle or historic site. There are two handy zippered hand pockets and a hidden zippered chest pocket included with this jacket.
Cycling safety – reflective elements on this jacket for when there is low light visibility. Also this jacket is available in a variety of colors including red, screaming yellow and others that can provide additional visibility.
Pearl iZUMi Women’s Elite Barrier Convertible Cycling Jacket Features
- Packable convertible women’s cycling jacket/vest
- Windproof and water resistant
- Elite Barrier fabric with soft micromesh on the inner collar included for added cold weather luxury
- One piece integrated sleeve construction makes it easy to remove and store sleeves Zippered back pocket included for removable sleeve storage
- Full length internal draft flap with zipper garage seals in warmth
- Direct vent panels provide superior ventilation
- Made of 100% polyester
- Reflective elements
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
- Available is a variety of colors
Note: Pearl Izumi also offers another style, the Women’s Barrier Convertible Jacket which offers similar features except it is recommended for 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures. Click here to check it out.
What customers say about the Pearl iZUMi Women’s Elite Barrier Convertible Cycling Jacket
There were many positive reviews for this Women’s Cycling Jacket. Numerous reviewers commented they liked the variety of colors, breathable and that it is lightweight.
Almost every reviewer stated they like that they can take the sleeves off and easily store them in the pocket. One reviewer said, “this lightweight jacket/vest is perfect for cool mornings that heat up after a couple of hours. It easily converts to a vest and the one piece sleeve combination easily packs into a pocket.”
Reviewers also liked that this jacket could be used when cycling in cooler temperatures. This reviewer remarked, “it works well as a top layer on cold days with heartier fabrics underneath.”
The only issue is regarding fit with several reviewers stating to order one size larger.
To check out other cycling clothing, click here. The Pearl Izumi Women’s Elite Barrier Convertible Cycling Jacket provides a versatile option with removable sleeves and comes highly recommended.