Closeouts. For the demanding cyclist seeking the ultimate in performance and comfort, Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. Octane cycling jersey features form-fitting construction with Meryl® microfibers that promote moisture transfer and a vented mesh back panel.
Reviewed by Cleaner from Florida on Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The fit is "Euro" cut. In order to fit my shoulders correctly I need a large but this size is a bit loose around the waist. It is not flapping in the wind but it does not fit skin tight as it does in the chest. For reference chest is 40" and waist is 30.5". It is snug until below the ribs. I have this issue with most "Euro" sized jerseys. The pockets sit lower than many jerseys and the drop tail is long. This seems odd when standing but the pockets are easily reached when in the drops on the bike which is the design intent. The sweat/water resistant zip pocket is nice if you want to carry Mp3/phone etc.
The materials are very lightweight and mesh inserts assist with ventilation. This is definitely nicer construction and materials than the Asian manufactured products offered by PI. The zipper is locking and enables opening the jersey one handed when flipped up. Retail pricing on this is in the stratosphere. STP offering it at point where the value proposition works for me with the discount.
Reviewed by Merlin Death Rider from California on Friday, June 28, 2013
I ordered 1 size up, 5'10" 154lbs coat size 40R, the large fits perfectly, maybe a tad bit loose but prefer it that way. Don't worry about black as color does not seem to be a factor in performance. Rode today in 106F and felt like it breathed incredibly well. The aero fit is great for descending, no flap noise or fabric movement, very sleek.