Pearl Izumi Elite In-R-Cool 3/4 Bib Tight - Men's $159.95
Cool and comfortable.
From chilly to unbearably hot to bearably hot, early-season temperature fluctuations are why Pearl Izumi designed the Elite In-R-Cool 3/4 Bib Tight. Extra coverage provides the warmth on overcast or canopied zones, while In-R-Cool technology cools when the sun's uninhibited.
The main body fabric, Elite In-R-Cool with Coldblack technology, acts like a light-colored fabric. So, instead of drawing in the sun's heat and cooking you, it actually lowers your skin's temperature to reduce fatigue and improve your riding performance. The shorts have been constructed from Pearl Izumi's Elite Transfer In-R-Cool, a fabric that wears three hats during warm weather rides.
By this, we mean that it reflects heat, transfers moisture away from your body, and is exceptionally breathable. To beat the heat, Pearl treated the bulk of the fabric with an application called Coldblack. Essentially, Coldblack technology allows Black fabric to reflect the sun's radiant energy as if it were a light colored fabric.
The differences between fabrics with Coldblack and those without Coldblack are staggering. Those with Coldblack reflect up to 80% of the sun's radiant energy, while those without it absorb up to 90%. Incidentally, it also blocks UV rays at a minimum of 30 UPF. For support and to keep the these bibs from migrating or pinching, Pearl uses an anatomically cut, flatlock seamed bib and wide elastic leg bands, coupled with silicone grippers.
Accordingly, this created a platform worthy of Pearl Izumi's Elite 3D Chamois. This breathable four-way stretch chamois is built with Pearl Izumi's Pressure Relief Technology, which takes pressure off of sensitive nerves and blood vessels. As a result, this pre-shaped chamois provides enhanced blood-flow, vibration dampening, and comfort. The chamois, itself, also has integrated carbon yarns in order to control odor and to provide increased heat regulation.
For low-light safety, reflective elements give motorists a heads up. Pearl Izumi's Elite 3/4 Bib Tight Shorts are available in five sizes from Small though XX-Large and in Black.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
- Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
- Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.