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Pearl Izumi Elite Jersey - Short-Sleeve - Men's

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Item # PLZ1248

Out-style the competition.

They say that if you look good then you feel good, and if you feel good then you ride good, so the Pearl Izumi Elite Men's Jersey must be the goodest of the good, or something. It combines killer aesthetics with the moisture-wicking, quick-drying capabilities of Elite Transfer fabric to keep you looking and feeling fresh, so you can put all your focus squarely on your riding. As a bonus, Pearl finished the Elite with its In-R-Cool treatment, which helps lower the fabric's temperature by up to 35 degrees, so you don't bake just because you're wearing a dark jersey.

Another bonus? In-R-Cool helps increase the fabric's UPF protection all the way to 50, so your skin won't crisp like a thanksgiving turkey when you're powering up exposed mountain roads. The full-length front zipper gives you virtually limitless ventilation, the elastic hem gripper keeps your back covered when you're getting aero, and the four back pockets (one is zippered and sweatproof) provide a safe and convenient home for snacks, phones, and multitools.

  • Elite Transfer fabric
  • In-R-Cool treatment
  • Full-length front zipper
  • 50+ UPF sun protection
  • Three drop-in rear pockets and one zippered sweatproof rear pocket
  • Elastic hem gripper

Tech Specs

Material:
[jersey] Elite Transfer, [ventilation] In-R-Cool
Fit:
anatomic
Zip:
full-length
Season:
spring/summer
UPF Rating:
50+
Pockets:
3 rear, 1 zippered sweat proof
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Size chart

Pearl Izumi

     

Men's Apparel
Regular Fit
 SMLXLXXL
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
(80cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32.5in
(82.5cm)
33in
(83.8cm)
33.5in
(85.1cm)
European Race Fit
 Chest  36.5 - 38in
(92.7 - 96.5cm)
 38 - 39.5in
(96.5 - 100.3cm)
 39.5 - 41in
(100.3 - 104.1cm)
 41 - 42.5in
(104.1 - 108.0cm)
 42.5 - 44in
(108.0 - 111.8cm)
 Waist  30.5 - 32in
(77.5 - 81.3cm)
 32 - 33.5in
(81.3 - 85.1cm)
 33.5 - 35in
(85.1 - 88.9cm)
 35 - 36.5in
(88.9 - 92.7cm)
 36.5 - 38in
(92.7 - 96.5cm)
 Hip  36.5 - 38in
(92.7 - 96.5cm)
 38 - 39.5in
(96.5 - 100.3cm)
 39.5 - 41in
(100.3 - 104.1cm)
 41 - 42.5in
(104.1 - 108.0cm)
 42.5 - 44in
(108.0 - 111.8cm)
 Inseam  31.5in
(80.0cm)
 32in
(81.3cm)
 32.5in
(82.5cm)
 33in
(83.8cm)
 33.5in
(85.1cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Best fit I've found

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I consider myself a thin guy but all the other jersey's I've tried have been too slim. This fits well and looks better than most options I've seen.

Good deal

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

It is true that it runs slightly larger, it is not a very snug fit, but still shapes nicely around the torso. For the sale price, actually, a decent quality well-fitting jersey. Even got a second of those because of that reason. Won't go wrong with buying this, may have to buy a size smaller than you are used to Castelli et al. Jerseys...

Feels like a "Club-Fit"

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

So I read a lot of these reviews before buying, and I have to say that I was surprised that my size medium fits me looser than I expected. My upper body is bigger than most typical cyclists. The sleeves are almost flapping. I'm carrying a few pounds extra these days around my mid section and it's still on the loose side. Not loose enough for me to return (see picture of me racing in it), but honestly, I'm surprised and a bit disappointed that it doesn't fit a little more snuggly. The attached picture was taken by Bicycle Racing Pictures at the Grant's Tomb Criterium.

Feels like a "Club-Fit"
Unanswered Question

I fit well in Nalinis. How does this jersey fit vs the Nalinis? Does it run smaller or bigger?

Top quality jersey

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

I'm 5'11" 163 lbs ordered large. Perfect fit. The quality compared to cheapies is huge. The fabric is comfortable. Breathes as advertised. Love the small zip pocket on back for my keys. It's such a great jersey I ordered a second one.

Great value!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

This jersey is an excellent value for the money. Using it in multi hour rides through out the summer in temperatures approaching 100 degrees I stayed cool and ventilated. This jersey does run a bit small and I had to bump up to XL size from large. I love the jersey and it's styling and am wanting to get an additional color.

Really nice jersey

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The Elite jersey is awesome. Used it on the first ride yesterday on a 50 miler and it felt

great. I'm 5'7" 165 # with a 30" waist and the form fitting jersey fits great (I purchased a size medium). Not too loose and not skin tight. The fabric feels really soft and durable. So far, so good.

good jersey...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

I picked one up off of SAC but ended up returning it because I couldn't pull off the white and orange SAC color. It seemed pretty durable and the large fit me well at 6'2 200lb.