Reviewed by Sports girl from Upper Peninsula, MI on Monday, March 12, 2012
I'm a big fan of Pearl Izumi, and expected great things from this jacket. I was not disappointed. The fit is perfect, the look very stylish, and the jacket overall is quite comfortable. This is definitely made for cycling; form fitting, with nice touches like "backwards" facing pocket access and a soft cloth liner at the cuffs to keep out drafts. I was concerned that the soft shell material would not block the wind effectively, but it works fine. While the jacket is not thick, it is quite warm. On a recent ride at 43 degrees and a light wind, I found it almost too warm with a lightweight jersey. We've had such a warm late winter here that I haven't been able to wear it as much as I had hoped! BTW, I think this would also make a great XC ski jacket!
Reviewed by little squirrel from Western CT on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I love this jacket. It's very warm, windproof, and comfortable. I'm 4'11", 95 lbs. and wear a small. It fits well in the body, with enough room for some layering. Not too big though. The side zip pockets ( I think that's what they are called) are easily accessible. I bought the jacket for cold weather riding. Tried it out the other day with a base layer and it was too warm. It's def a jacket for temps below 40. The only thing I'm going to add to this jacket is an inside pocket or two. :)
Reviewed by DJ from Chapel Hill, NC on Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This jacket is very stylish and well made. I like the fact that the rear pockets are zippered on the sides, as opposed the usual elastic top entry. This makes the jacket very serviceable for casual wear, in addition to being a great for cycling.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Running
Reviewed by Laura from Snowy Utah on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The color is nice (pink on pink). It truly is light weight and keeps the wind and rain away from your body. The "extra material" referred to in other reviews was apparent when I used the jacket while running, however, the fit is nice while on the bike.