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Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Jacket

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Item # PLZ0755

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Item # PLZ0755


Find yourself riding more.

Pearl Izumi introduced the Elite Softshell Jacket to tame the most chilling training rides. The Elite is lined with Thermal Fleece panels for optimal warmth and moisture transfer, while the outer shell blocks the wind and wet. The Elite Softshell also features contoured shaped sleeves that are plenty long so your buddy won’t tease you about wearing a jacket two sizes too small.

  • Reflective material keeps you visible to motorists in low-light
  • Full length internal draft flap with zipper garage seals out the elements
  • Tapered collar designed for in-the-saddle ergonomics

Tech Specs

[shell] 95% polyester, 5% spandex, [lining] 100% polyester
1 back, 1 chest zip
Recommended Use:
cold weather cycling, commuting

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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5 5

Year round cycling

I just started using this jacket over the past couple weeks and I love it. Started riding in the 40s with it and with a sleeveless base layer it worked great. Today was in the low
30s when I left and with a long sleeve baselayer it kept me very warm. Blocks the wind great and my only complaint would be that the back pocket can be a little hard to reach into while riding. Besides that it's one of my favorite pieces of gear I've ever owned.

4 5

Nice softshell

I'm 5'11" and 275 (losing weight via cycling) and the XXL is snug, but not overly so. It's only been cold enough to justify once this season (52F) versus compression base layers or arm warmers and it's been a great jacket. Very wind resistant as it was super breezy but my torso wouldn't have ever known it. My guess is with proper base layers, a neck gaiter, and a good stocking cap I'll be able to ride well into the winter on good weather days.
The pockets make sense and I like the cut of cycling jackets (long in the back). Because of the cycling cut I don't know that I'd wear it around town. I picked it up in white/black (I've been a ninja cyclist for the year I've been cycling). My lady saw me in it and didn't know who I was as I never wear white and its snugness definitely shows off my relative lost weight.

5 5


Totally wind and waterproof. Caught in unexpected heavy rain in 45 degree weather with 15-20 mph winds, and developed my first ever flat had to walk last 1/2 mile. While the rest of me was soaked and my legs hands and toes were going numb, my torso was unbelievably and most thankfully dry and toasty. Fit perhaps 1/2 size larger than what I expected, but I wear only a skin tight baselayer, and figure I'll probably gain a few upper body pounds back during winter anyway. Highly recommend.

I'd like to get a medium softshell jacket....

Posted on

I'd like to get a medium softshell jacket. my chest is 100 cm but i have long arms (60-62 cm from top of shoulder to wrist)... do you have an equivalent measurement for medium and large (in case medium doesn't work). thanks

Responded on

This jacket runs real true to size. You're probably a large though.

5 5

Great Jacket for Cold-Weather Commuter

I generally love Pearl Izumi products, and this jacket is no exception. I compared it to the more expensive Gore jacket that a local salesperson recommended; they stack up about the same; plus, the PI jacket is way cooler looking.

I live in the Mid-Atlantic region, and have a short (4 mile one way) commute over trails and streets (25-45 degree weather). This jacket, with a long sleeved base layer keeps me nice and toasty, but not too sweaty when I arrive at work. I highly recommend this jacket.

5 5

Great Jacket!

Used this jacket in about 30-40 degree NJ weather; it does a very good job of blocking wind. After an hour of riding i was, in fact, too warm and had to remove a layer. I have yet to ride in colder temperatures but i am convinced this jacket will keep me warm.

It is very comfortable, and I really appreciate the length of the sleeves, and the extra length in the back. The front pocket is very convenient for storing energy bars or gels...easy reach.

is this sized to be worn over layers for...

Posted on

is this sized to be worn over layers for winter or is it a snug fit

Responded on

it'semi-snug - form fitting but not tight