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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader Short Sleeve Jersey

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Not a drag.

For everyone who has coveted the Garmin-Transitions speed suits the argyle armada wears, the P.R.O Leader jersey brings Pearl Izumi’s seamless construction technology to a jersey.

What makes most tight-fitting garments uncomfortable isn’t the fact that they are tight fitting, provided they stretch some, the discomfort comes from the seams digging in to your skin. To eliminate this problem, the P.R.O. Leader jersey welds mesh panels to P.R.O. Transfer fabric, creating comfortable and seam-free jersey that doesn’t so much squeeze as follow the contours of your body. Snugger than your average jersey, but not as skin-suity as the P.R.O. Octane jersey, you’ll be more comfortable in this jersey when you’re fit.

Thanks to the Transfer Aero fabric, ripples in the surface of the garment help to cut drag by as much as 15 percent over other technical fabrics. If you’re working less, that means your heart rate is down, which is how Pearl Izumi can claim this jersey will keep you cool and comfortable as well as make you faster.

P.R.O. Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool™ balances the requirements for moisture transfer that cyclists need with the requirement to minimize sun exposure. It reflects UV rays to provide sun protection equal to a 50+ SPF, thus keeping you a bit cooler than other fabrics of similar weight would. It is made from 91 percent nylon and nine percent Spandex. The aero panels are cut from Pearl Izumi’s P.R.O. Aero fabric, which also employs In-R-Cool technology to provide 50+ SPF sun protection while allowing optimal moisture transfer. The Direct-Vent mesh panels provide the highest level of ventilation in the jersey; its SPF factor is a more modest 10+.

A full zipper is a natural for a jersey this focused on keeping the rider ventilated. The rear hem incorporates gripper elastic to keep the jersey from riding up as you move around on the bike. Three good-sized pockets sit low on the back to hold food, keys and other necessaries while a zippered sweat-proof pocket is the perfect place for your cell phone or business card for those on-the-bike business meetings.

The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader jersey comes in two color schemes: black with red accents and white with black accents. It is available in four sizes: S-XL.

Tech Specs

[body] 91% nylon, 9% spandex, [panels] 78% polyester, 22% spandex, [mesh] 84% polyester, 16% spandex
3 back sweat-proof zip pocket
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5 5

Awesome Piece

Most under-rated piece in Pearl's line-up! Paired with a set of armwarmers and Pearl Aero Vest, for wind and water protection, this set up will put me on the road as low as 32 deg! I absolutely love it.