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Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Barrier Jacket - Men's

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It's only a matter of time before that guy gets a BWI.

When you have to ride on cool days—not because your license was revoked due to another lawn tractor DWI, but because cycling’s effin’ awesome—grab the Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Barrier Jacket and shun the cold. The lightweight wind- and water-resistant Elite Barrier fabric protects from harsh elements while remaining highly breathable, and Pearl uses a thermal fleece lining to retain warmth on hard-charging late-season rides.

  • Soft micromesh inner collar adds warmth and helps manage moisture
  • Outer shell treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish provides quick-drying water resistance
  • Full-length zipper with draft flap lets you regulate body temperature
  • Fitted cut prevents fabric flap and enhances performance
  • Rear zippered pocket keeps cycling essentials close at hand
  • Reflective accents increase visibility during early morning and evening

Tech Specs

1 back zippered
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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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3 5

not slim fit

I'm on the low end of the medium (32) and it's not slim. Fat people call everything slim.

Why are the sleeves so much longer than needed? I can fold a good 3-4 inches.

Cut for cycling position at shoulders...you're not wearing this around town. Get over it.

Neck is pretty wide around and lets in cold air.

It's adequate for the discounted price, comparatively speaking. *shrug*

I'm 5'10" and 160#. Hope this helps.

Responded on

According to the size chart, you should have a small or smaller. I measured 38 and the M fits me perfectly.

Responded on

"Slim fit" is wrong. Pearl Izumi advertises this jacket as semi-fitted. The "pro" line of jackets is more fitted.

I agree with the other comment that a 32 inch chest is a small or even extra small in American sizing. Medium is normally 38-40 (sometimes 37-39) inches.

5 5

Great jacket for the price

I am 5'7" and the M size fits very well. Feel comfortable without the jacket moving around. This jacket works for me when the temp is about 40 degrees and up.

5 5

Bang for the buck!

First ride was 60 degrees and raining, at times raining heavily with gusts to 20 mph. Had to unzip a bit to regulate my temperature, which is great because that means I should be warm down to the 40s with just a jersey. No problems repelling the rain either. I'm 5'11" 190lbs and a large fits perfectly with just a little room for layering. Nothing to complain about at this price!

Unanswered Question

i am 5'11 205 lbs. i wear size xl bibs and...

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i am 5'11 205 lbs. i wear size xl bibs and jersey. i tried on a specialized jacket like this and it was a large and it fits good. anyone have an input to compare to pearl izumi large? thanks

5 5

Great Jacket

This is a great jacket for cool to cold weather cycling. I've felt comfortable with only a jersey beneath it in the upper 30s to 40s, and in the high 20s to 30s with a thermal base layer. The shell fabric sheds snow and light rain, and the full length zipper helps drop heat on hard climbs. At 5'11" 160# the medium has an athletic cut, but leaves enough room for layering. It works great long rides as well as short commutes.

5 5

Great cool weather jacket

This is a great jacket. Fit is good- athletic cut, but true to size. And just right for rides down to about 35 or 40 deg F with a tight baselayer or two underneath. Perfect for 50 deg or warmer just over your jersey. Sleeves are a great length, zippered pockets offer plenty of room. Only thing I think would improve it would be a double ended zipper in front to give more flexibility in venting excess heat.

Nobody has these in stock in a large. Any...

Posted on

Nobody has these in stock in a large. Any idea when you will get some in?

Responded on

These were hot sellers and Pearl is out too. Looks like we'll have them in time for next fall season. In the meantime I'd suggest http://www.realcyclist.com/pearl-izumi-p.r.o.-softshell-jacket-mens or http://www.realcyclist.com/pearl-izumi-elite-barrier-convertible-jacket-mens

5 5

Great Jacket

Just returned from 1 hour ride in 34 degree weather. Jacket worked great with capilene thermal underwear and my pearl izumi bib. Wore vest over the whole deal and had to open it at times. This is the weather I bought the jacket for and sucess.

5 5

Great cold weather jacket

Have used this on several longer rides (40-70 miles) where temps ranged from high 20's to low 50s. It was cold getting started with the temps below freezing, but after riding for about 10-15 minutes, I was warmed up and never felt chilled or cold after. All I have worn with this jacket is a long sleeve base layer and a regular jersey. I suppose if I added another layer, I wouldn't even be cold when the temps are down in the mid-low 20s. I am 6'1", about 190 lbs, and a size large fits perfect. My only complaint, the lack of a chest pocket, but even without that I'll give it 5 stars

I am looking for a riding jacket to wear...

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I am looking for a riding jacket to wear in temperatures from 40 down to 20 degree. I am comparing this Pearl Isumi Elite Thermal Barrier Jacket, the Cutter Softshell Anorak, and the Gore Bike Wear Phantom. My logic is that these will will work with layers. I want to know how they really compare.

Responded on

I just took 3, 40 mile rides this past week wearing the Pearl Isumi Elite Thermal Barrier Jacket. Temperatures ranged from 37 to 61F. It performed very nicely. The front of the jacket has a fairly wind proof material with a fleece like backing. The back is fleece backed spandex like material. The sides and backs of the arms are also fleece backed spandex. It breaths very nice, yet does a decent job keeping the cold wind from chilling your core. With the right base layer, you might be able to go lower than 37 degrees, but this jacket might be a bit too ventilated for 20 degree weather.