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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. In-R-Cool Bib Short - Men's

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Description

Once summer's warm breeze turns unbearably hot, Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. In-R-Cool Bib Shorts' heat-reflective technologies step in to help cool things down. When the mercury continues to climb, the Coldblack that's found in Pearl's lightweight and highly-elastic Transfer In-R-Cool fabric reduces absorption of sun rays.

This means not only excellent UFP ratings, but improved heat management too. Additionally, these bib shorts use Pearl Izumi's Transfer Dry fabric, which complements In-R-Cool with Minerale. This is a porous, highly-absorbent yarn infused with crushed volcanic rock to pull moisture away from the skin, accelerate dry time, and combat odor.

Moving on, the multi-panel design that Pearl's summer bib provides uses an anatomic fit, with structured leg openings that wrap and support your muscles. The inseam measures 9 inches (size Medium) with silicone hems to grip warmers and keep panels securely in place. Up top, wide Direct-Vent mesh bib straps seamlessly transition from the shorts and smoothly taper at the shoulders.

Finally, no bib shorts are complete without a quality chamois, which is something Pearl Izumi's well versed in. On these shorts, the Anatomic P.R.O. Seamless 1:1 insert incorporates variable density padding throughout its three-layer construction. The foam technology means that it's lighter and substantially thinner than previous generations. It maintains a pre-shaped, four-way stretch anatomic shape, and the chamois also incorporates Izumi's Pressure Relief Technology (PRT) and active carbon yarns in order to optimize riding comfort, blood flow, and thermo-regulation.

The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. In-R-Cool Bib Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in four colors: Black, Black/mykonos blue, Black/true red, and Black/stillwater.

  • ColdBlack treatment
  • Minerale yarn
  • 9-inch inseam
  • Direct-Vent mesh bib straps
  • Anatomic P.R.O. seamless insert

Tech Specs

Material:
[body] 69% nylon, 16% polyester, 15% elastane, [mesh] 52% Minerale polyester 48% textured polyester, [black lower panels] 69% nylon, 16% polyester, 15% elastane, [sublimated lower panels] 82% nylon, 18% elastane
Season:
3-season
Fit:
form
Inseam:
[medium] 9 in
Chamois:
Anatomic P.R.O. Seamless 1:1
Bib:
yes
Leg Gripper:
silicone
UPF Rating:
50+
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
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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Avg. ride time: 5h 18m per week
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Still Getting Used to Them

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

They are still brand new. I've ridden with these a few times and so far they feel notably compressive, especially for the first 30 minutes, by then they settle in and feel comfortable for the duration of 60+ mile rides. They seem well made, nicely finished, and the chamois works great. The leg grippers are a nice touch, less grabby than the outdated elastics, and they keep the shorts at the proper length. Living in a hot climate, I can say that I haven't noticed them being too warm, so that seems in line with their expectations. Still getting used to the compression but I like them so far.

Sun Fades Them

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I've purchased two pairs of these bibs. Both pairs have been badly faded by the sun. I bought a pair last summer, and after one summer and wearing maybe 20 times they are already beginning to fade. I have a second pair that I bought two years ago and they are badly faded. I love the fit and the fabric and on that basis I highly recommend but have to give two stars because of the fading issue. The pic is of the pair used only one summer.

Sun Fades Them

Still the best bibs ever.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I've been a long time user of Pearl Izumi products, many years ago making the switch to bib shorts as they just stay put less and the less you're fiddling with your shorts while you're riding, the better!

I replaced my 10yr old Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts (they lasted 10 years!) with these and could not be more pleased. The fit is perfect and the chamois is still the best ever for my bum.

I'm a big guy (ex-powerlifter and rugby player) with a 37" ish waist and 30" thighs.

I wear these under loose fit MTB shorts (POC usually) with a jersey over.

I highly recommend them, especially for the big dudes out there! Harambe approved!

Avg. ride time: 3h 11m per week
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Great bang for the buck

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

nothing new here. same bib as last couple years. Very comfortable and durable. not as good as top of the line, but at this price it is the best deal

Avg. ride time: 1h 56m per week
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Not much of a difference from Elite bibs

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I've got both the elite and pro bib shorts from Pearl Izumi, and while they feel nice (the chamois is a noticeable difference, the fabric somewhat) and look nice, during an actual ride those things aren't particularly noticeable at all. Bottom line is the differences aren't distinguishable once you actually ride with em. A little tighter but not in an uncomfortable way. More compression I guess. Got them on sale though so thumbs up from me anyway.

Avg. ride time: 10h 8m per week
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Even better than the Elite shorts

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

These are a tighter fit than the Elite-level bibs (which I like a lot as well), a bit more of a 'race' fit with some compression. I am on the verge of wearing large in these and some other bib shorts, and could really wear either size. The length is good, long-ish, but no flapping or bagginess at the knee.

The chamois is a clear upgrade from what is offered on the Elite bibs, in my view, although I am not picky in that regard. These are up there with my favorite bib shorts across various brands and are a really good value. I have not worn them enough yet to judge long-term durability, but they seem durable and solid, just like many other PI bibs that I have used over the years.

Pearl Izumi Pro In R Cool Bib Shorts

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

Thes are my 4th pair of these bib shorts. They are great for long days in the saddle. The padding is just right for the cushion you need but not too much. I have used other Pearl bib shorts and these are, by far, the best! I always wait until Competitive Cyclist has them on sale and then they are a sweet deal!!!

2016 model not good!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: xxl

Chamois is good, fits significantly smaller than the 2014 model I had many of. The legs are very short, so short that I am returning them, because my legs tend to rub my bike slightly as I pedal and I got significant chaffing during my second ride on my leg to the point of returning this. Other big issue is I have huge quads and these nearly wouldn't be pulled over them. Buy Pearl Izumi Pursuit Elite, much better fit and leg length!

Elite In-R-Cool vs PRO In-R-Cool: What's the difference? Its the PRO version worth the upgrade?

I'm have a pair of the Elite In-R-Cool Bibs right now and love them. Looking for a new pair and trying to decide between Elite and PRO. Also considering the PRO Pursuite.

I have used both and much prefer the Pro for the fit, compression in the legs and the chamois is much better.

Avg. ride time: 53m per week
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Back to Pearl Izumi

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: lg

My new favorite bibs!

Great shorts that have held up well

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Ended up buying two pairs of these as the fit is great along with the pad. Also like that the length of the legs are a bit shorter. This review is for 2015 model.

Fit well, comfortable chamois

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Tried several other brands but find the PI bib's fit me the best. Use them in summer when temperatures run 85-100 degrees F. Generally ride with them about 10,000 miles/year. Unlike other reviewers, I actually like the slightly shorter leg length. I use insulated PI bibs for cooler weather. They have a longer leg length.

Solid, Minor Issue

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

I've worn these 5 times for distances between 25 and 85 miles, with good results. The torso and shoulder straps are just right for me with a 33" waist. The mesh is nice and keeps me from overheating as long as I zip down the jersey a bit. The legs are a bit tighter than I would have originally liked, but I've gotten used to it and actually prefer it as it helps support the quads on longer rides. The chamois is thin, but comfortable and hasn't been as issue. I have a Fizik Arione CX saddle for reference. The one reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that the legs are a little shorter than I'd like. If PI added another inch or so to the legs I'd be happy.

Great compression for extended efforts

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

I've owned a number of Pearl Izumi bibs and shorts. The mediums have always fit me true to size, and I've always thought well of the inserts on the upper level products (had issues with the Attack inserts way back when). I recently bought a pair of the Elite knickers for a cool-evening, return-commute bottom along with a pair of these PRO In-R-Cool bib shorts. The insert is really nice, an improvement over those stitched into an earlier iteration of this bib I own (3 or 4 years old?). The other I like is the Castelli progetto. But this Pearl Izumi insert is possibly nicer. It's certainly newer. So we'll see how time wears on it. But it works effectively two rides into the life of the garment - some longer rides with substantial climbing. The fit is also very good. But I understand what some of the other reviewers mean about it feeling tight. It simply incorporates some compression into the fit and design. But once you're out there doing what you do on a bike, that sensation - if initially unsettling - falls by the wayside. Compared to the Elite knickers I just got, the PROs do feel a little tighter. ( I also like the knickers, by the way.) But it's just the compression feature doing its thing. They feel great, and I experienced no binding or numbness anywhere from them, whether I was in the saddle climbing or in the drops descending. I have Castelli's, Pearl Izumi, Capo (if you're into horse saddle sized inserts - rain rides!) and Gore bibs. These are now my favorites. There are my two cents.

Avg. ride time: 6h 3m per week
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Nice bibs but smaller leg size

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pretty nice bibs, comfortable and the legs have a nice compression feel. I will say that these run small compared to other bibs. I wear an small in Assos, Capo, and Castelli but had to get a medium in these because my legs will not fit through the smalls. That tends to be a trend with PI, they all have small legs.

Best $63.00 Bibs

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are excellent bibs, good compression and the chamois is comfortable for longer rides. Only complaint is I wish the legs were a bit longer and I wish I could have gotten all black at the sale price. Otherwise they are one of my go to bibs.

Do these bibs run small compared to the...

Do these bibs run small compared to the 2013 and 2012 versions?



I have noticed comments on other sites that this years 2014 Pro In R Cool bibs run small and if I used a medium previously I need a large now.



Please assist.

Best Answer

These bibs run true to the sizes shown on the fit chart. They are a compression fit and the correct sizing will yield a tight short. Over previous years the only changes are a slightly lower front that will make it easier on you when nature calls and a thin panel in the back that will improve ventilation properties.

I am 5'8" and 160lbs and tried both the medium and large 2014 bibs. The mediums fit too tight around my upper thighs and the large was too loose around my waist and clearly made for a taller and wider individual. I think these bibs are true to size as indicated in the charts, but I think you need regular to narrow thighs to comfortably fit into the product. I also tried on the P.R.O. Leader Bibs in medium and large, which have a slightly different stitching pattern, and the mediums fit well.



On a separate note, the material and stitching quality were excellent and the chamois is superb.