Customer Reviews Of:
Pearl Izumi ELITE Barrier Vest (For Men)

Closeouts. Pearl Izumi's Elite Barrier vest provides windproof, water-resistant core protection in a highly packable design.

Average Rating based on 7 reviews 4.428571 0 5
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  • Reviewed by mikiek from SE Texas on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    I needed a little something to wear over a regular cycling jersey when temps are just a little cool. I wanted something to break the 15-20+ mph breeze in your face we all experience while riding when temps are in the 60's. The fabric is at good wind breaking, however it does not breath as well as some. The large mesh vent on the back helps with that problem. I have been staying very comfortable with just a regular long sleeve jersey and the vest. Just be advised, this vest breaks the wind but does not really add any warmth. Again, that is exactly what I was looking for.

    I am 5'8" 220# and as usual I had to order an XXL to fit around my gut. The XXL left a little room there and is maybe an inch or so too long but I don't mind this. I am broad in the shoulders and it fits well there.

    The vest is well made, and the materials are good. A regular right hand zipper!. The inner zipper flap works well and stays in place. The collar is comfortable when zipped up all the way. An added bonus is being able to stuff it into it's rear pocket. That was pocket (singular) - probably the only downside.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jwn from California on Saturday, February 7, 2015
    Bought the vest to match my wifes. Her xl womens was loose on me so I ordered the xl mens and it is very tight.Since they do not have a larger size I ordered a Brooks running vest as they seem to be equal or better quality. I have several Brooks jackets I use for running or biking and,they work very well. Not sure if I am going to keep the PI vest. May have to get a womens xl vest instead to match my wife.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by NoCal John from Costal Northern California on Thursday, July 31, 2014
    This product lives up to the quality I have come to expect from Pearl Izumi. I purchased the same vest in a store a few years ago and it become a favorite riding item. It was great to find another one at a discounted price at Sierra Trading. I have found most cycling clothing sizing tends to run small. I am 6'2'', 200lbs. The XL vest fits me very well.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by anomad from Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 10, 2014
    Good vest. XL has a nice "club fit" for me at 180ish 6'2, not a race fit. Very water resistant, The high vis yellow is very bright. Stuffs nicely into the back pocket.
  • Reviewed by Derek from St Louis, MO on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
    I wear M in several Pearl Izumi products. However, this one fits quite a bit more snugly than others. That's probably good if you're on the bike and don't want this blowing around but I find it a little snugger than I wish for running. Nonetheless, I use it a lot and really like the vest. Yellow is crazy bright which is awesome. Good quality construction and product. Strongly recommended. I wear it running with a long-sleeve top underneath when it's in the 40s or 50s and nearing dark or is windy.
  • Reviewed by Meredith from Washington on Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Nice vest, just what I needed when the jacket was too much. Fits well, nice quality.
  • Reviewed by OfficeSpace from San Francisco on Thursday, November 21, 2013
    Perfect for temps between 50-60F. Compliments your arm/leg warmers for those cool mornings when you need to rip off arm warmers after 15 mins.
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