Reviewed by Buttercup from Southern California on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I love the fit of this jacket. I'm 5ft and 112lb usually size XS but I got a size S instead because I wanted a little room to wear layers under the jacket. I am glad I did. I wish that there were pockets on the sides. There is one large pocket in the back but then there are 3 divided and "hidden" pockets inside the large pocket so you can separate/organize your goodies. I have not had a chance to wear this while riding in cooler temps to test how warm it will keep me. Overall, a very made jacket.
Reviewed by Former Tri Geek from Iowa on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I was very excited to get this jacket. I typically wear a medium or large and don't consider myself heavy however I'm not super skinny, so just average. The jacket didn't fit well, it was large in the chest area and snug across my stomach. I'll admit my chest area may not be large, but neither is my stomach area. So I was very disappointed and will be returning. I gave it 3 stars because if someone has the right body type I'm sure it will be a nice jacket.
Reviewed by Joyeuse from The hot & steamy South on Monday, December 16, 2013
I own 2 other Pearl Izumi winter cycling jackets & LOVE them all so I was thrilled to pick up this beautiful winter cycling jacket from Sierra Trading Post. One of the other Pearl Izumi jackets that I own is from their P.R.O. line so I already knew to expect a trim but flattering fit
I have an athletic but busty (36DD) body type & usually have to go up to a size 10 in women's tops to get a good fit. For me, my usual size (Large) in Pearl Izumi was perfect in this jacket: it is a close fit so it wouldn't accommodate a really thick winter jersey but I've found that doing a couple of thin layers underneath the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. jacket is really all I need unless I'm doing a road ride in sub 30 degree temps
I am a competitive cyclist who is very particular about the quality of the clothing & equipment that I use. I typically prefer the high-end cycling lines from Europe but have been very impressed with the quality, technology & features that Pearl Izumi does with their winter jackets. If you're picky about your winter cycling jackets (like I am!), make sure you pick up this one or another Pearl Izumi P.R.O. jacket: you will LOVE it!
If you are looking for a high-performance winter cycling jacket that looks as good off the bike as it performs on the bike, you've just found your perfect winter cycling jacket!