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Training is just like race day without an audience.

If you are looking for an everyday jersey that will give you top performance without putting a dent in your wallet, look no further than the Pearl Izumi Elite Jersey. Pearl Izumi packed this jersey with high-performance materials to make sure that you’ll get the most out of every training ride.

Pearl Izumi designed the Elite Jersey for warm-weather training rides; the lightweight Elite Transfer fabric aids in moisture management, while the special In-R-Cool technology acts as a reflective element to reduce surface temperatures on the fabric and provide UPF-50-rated protection. In addition to its wicking abilities, the Elite Transfer fabric dries quickly, so you won't have to worry about hugging your kids and getting the 'Eeewww!' reaction when you get home from a long ride.

To further ensure your comfort, Pearl Izumi has also welded stretchy mesh Direct-Vent panels under the arms to offer extra ventilation and prevent sweaty build-up. Easy all-out cooling has been made possible by the full length zipper. And don’t worry about struggling to get the zipper up and down -- this one moves like a silky dream.

Three generously sized back pockets hold your whole repair kit, wallet, gel packs and CO2 cartridges. A fourth sweat-proof pocket has been included so that you can keep your phone accessible and safe from damaging moisture. Extra support at the back pockets will keep them from sagging when fully loaded for a five-hour ride, and an elasticized gripper on the back has keeps the jersey fully in place. As usual, well-placed Pearl Izumi reflective elements will keep you visible in the dusky hours.

The Pearl Izumi Elite Jersey is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/black, Black/white, Black/yellow, Jetstream/black, Orange/black, True Blue/white, True Red/black, White/black, or White/green flash.

Tech Specs

[jersey] Elite Transfer, [treatment] In-R-Cool
UPF Rating:
3 rear
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Size chart

Pearl Izumi

Men's Apparel
Chest 35 - 37.5in
(88.9 - 95.3cm)
37.5 - 40.5in
(95.3 - 102.9cm)
40.5 - 43.5in
(102.9 - 110.5cm)
43.5 - 46.5in
(110.5 - 118.1cm)
46.5 - 49in
(118.1 - 124.5cm)
Waist 29 - 31.5in
(73.7 - 80cm)
31.5 - 34.5in
(80 - 87.6cm)
34.5 - 37.5in
(87.6 - 95.3cm)
37.5 - 41.5in
(95.3 - 105.4cm)
41.5 - 45in
(105.4 - 114.3cm)
Hip 35 - 37.5in
(88.9 - 95.3cm)
37.5 - 40.5in
(95.3 - 102.9cm)
40.5 - 43.5in
(102.9 - 110.5cm)
43.5 - 46.5in
(110.5 - 118.1cm)
46.5 - 49in
(118.1 - 124.5cm)
Inseam 31.5in
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.

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4 5

Pear Izumi/Elite Short Sleeve Jersey

great product and great service from backountry.com

5 5

Great Jersey

This is a super sharp looking jersey. The material is silk like. Still trying to decide on the appropriate size. Purchased a large. The fit is loose but not overly loose. Waiting on the M to decide. I am 6 ft and 185 pounds. Chest measure 38.5-39.5 inches and waist is 34. Cannot go wrong with this jersey.

4 5

Pearl Izumi Elite Jersey S/S

Comfortable fitting jersey, Sizes in Pearls are true for american builds. Breathes well to keep you cool.

5 5

Worth the cash, fit is great!

What a great product. I own quite a few Castelli, Primal and PI jerseys, this is my favorite. This is the 2011 in-R-cool version too. The fabric is thin, durable and almost silk-like, but it's better! I have larger biceps and this is one of the few jerseys that actually doesn't choke my arms into submission. Bought the XXL version at 6'00, 220 lbs. Came back and bought the white/black version too. Just as a point of reference, I wear XXL in Primal, XXL in PI, and 3XL in Castelli jerseys.

Is this the 2011 In-R-Cool version? If so,...

Posted on

Is this the 2011 In-R-Cool version? If so, the pictures are outdated.

Responded on

It is, we are working on getting new photos up. Thank you,