Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Jacket - Women's $199.95
Don't suffer through your winter rides, enjoy them instead.
Your riding season doesn't have to end just because the snow's flying, at least not if you're wrapped in the right layers. And the Pearl Izumi Elite Women's Softshell Jacket is purpose built to keep you warm in precisely those conditions. It's windproof and waterproof, to shrug off yucky weather, and it's breathable to avoid the steam room effect from setting in once you've ticked off a few miles. Don't let a few cold sprinkles ruin your ride. If anything, they should only make it better.
Pearl Izumi built the Elite Softshell jacket from its three layer softshell fabric to boost weather protection while still staying breathable. The foundation is Pearl's Elite Thermal Fleece, which is a highly breathable insulating material that's soft to the touch. And by breathable, we mean that the moisture that builds up inside the jacket can be transported to the outside, where it evaporates. The outer layer is built from Elite Softshell fabric, which is provides excellent weather protection. And that weather protection gets a hefty boost from a windproof, waterproof membrane that sits between the layers. Not only will it shrug off light to moderate precipitation, the protective membrane remains breathable for your comfort. Which is essential for keeping you dry while you're working up a sweat.
The cut of the Elite jacket is designed around Pearl's Semi-Form Fit. In translation, that means that the upper torso and upper sleeves have an anatomic cut that's designed specifically for a woman's curves so jacket moves with your body, rather than bunching. Towards the bottom of the torso and sleeves, the fit relaxes, giving you some extra room for comfortable range of motion. And to increase your visibility to motorists, there's reflective panels placed throughout. There's one pocket at the small of the back, and the organizational aspect is bolstered by two sub-dividers, which essentially turn the one rear pocket into three. Not good enough? It's zippered as well, so you know the contents of your pockets will still be there at the end of your ride.
The Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Jacket is available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large, and in the colors Black, Blackberry, and White.
(78.7 - 83.8cm)
(83.8 - 88.9cm)
(88.9 - 95.3cm)
(95.3 - 101.6cm)
(102.9 - 108.0cm)
(108.0 - 114.3cm)
(58.4 - 63.5cm)
(63.5 - 68.6cm)
(68.6 - 74.9cm)
(74.9 - 81.3cm)
(81.3 - 87.6cm)
(87.6 - 94.0cm)
(83.8 - 88.9cm)
(88.9 - 94.0cm)
(94.0 - 99.1cm)
(100.3 - 106.7cm)
(106.7 - 114.3cm)
(114.3 - 120.7cm)
- 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.
Reviews & Community
You have 1 photo of the backside. It's...
You have 1 photo of the backside. It's mostly white. Does that mean all 3 colors are almost fully white on the back? OR (hopefully), is the Blackberry model mostly dark/black?! Riding over manure-soiled-wet roads always makes Madison, WI riders shy away from white cycling clothing!
The back of the jacket mirrors the front. The chest panel of the Blackberry is that deep purple color and so is the back.