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

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Item # PLZ0859

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Item # PLZ0859


Top bibs for top riders.

New for 2010 is Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. Leader bib short. The P.R.O. Leader bibs take the lessons learned from the Garmin-Transitions team bibs where Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. Aero fabric provides an aerodynamic edge. Imagine a fabric that cuts drag by 15 percent and what that could do for you when your nose is in the wind.

The P.R.O. Aero fabric has a rippled surface to reduce drag and speed the flow of air over the body. Think of it as Lycra's answer to the golf ball. P.R.O. Aero fabric gets In-R-Cool' treatment to hasten the movement of perspiration away from your body, keeping you cooler as you ride.

P.R.O. Transfer fabric makes up the rest of the bibs and provides incredible form-following stretch while maintaining fatigue-delaying compression. Both materials get Pearl Izumi's coldblack technology, yet another fabric treatment, this one engineered to reduce the surface temperature of the fabric by as much as 35 degrees in direct sunlight. The upshot? You stay cooler, allowing your body to work more efficiently.

The best feature of these bibs is hidden from view. Pearl Izumi's 4D Chamois features four layers of padding (13mm thick) sculpted according to Pearl Izumi's PRT (pressure relief technology) to increase comfort and blood flow, while minimizing pressure on sensitive tissues. The pre-shaped pad features a dramatic curve to it in order to follow the natural contours of your undercarriage as closely as possible. The breathable pad also features four-way stretch technology to make it follow your movements with no binding or chafing.

Silicone leg grippers keep the legs of the bibs from riding up and flatlock stitching provides a smooth seam for optimal durability and comfort. To keep the bib as lightweight and breathable as possible, it is cut from Direct-Vent mesh.

The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader bib short is available in two colors: white and black and five sizes: S-XXL.

  • P.R.O. Aero panels with In-R-Cool technology are strategically placed to help reduce drag while also offering optimal cooling and UV sun protection
  • Chamois face fabric uses active carbon yarn for desirable thermal regulation and antimicrobial protection
  • Direct-vent panels provide airflow and temperature regulation
  • Silicon leg grippers with welded construction keep shorts in place
  • Welded plush elastic at waist offers chafe-free comfort

Tech Specs

[short] 78% nylon, 22% Lycra, [panels] 78% nylon, 22% spandex, [mesh] 84% polyester, 16% spandex
9 in
yes, P.R.O. Seamless 4D
Removable Chamois:
UPF Rating:
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

Great Bibs if They Fit You

Overall great quality bibs and I would have kept them for sure if they would have fit. They are a super skinny fit. I have several bibs from different brands and wear Large is all of them, but couldn't even get the Large on, had to send back. Also the inseam is marked at 9" but they are much longer than other bibs I have that have with an 11" inseam.

5 5

Amazing Bibs!

I own both the P.R.O Octane and the Leader Bibs and I must say that I actually enjoy the more reasonably priced Leader bibs. They fit perfectly to my bottom and the grippers around the leg keep the bibs in place. It is like a second skin, so there is no room for any type of rash. I am a size 30 waist and the small fits me perfectly. If you are looking for bibs that will keep you riding longer and looking cool, honestly go for these. You won't be dissatisfied.