Spring Clearance—Save up to 60% on components, clothing, accessories, & more »
  • Free Shipping on orders over $50*
  • 100% Guaranteed Returns

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader Women's Shorts

Temporarily Out Of Stock

Item # PLZ1072

Don't get too bummed. This item is on the way and will be available for purchase as soon as it rolls into the warehouse.

Item # PLZ1072


Leading with comfort.

Although there has been a proliferation of ladies' bibs the past several years, the good old strapless short still can claim a space in our closets. On those days when we can expect to be making stops because we had too much coffee, or for hot rides when we want as little material on our torsos as possible, simple strapless shorts come in handy. Pearl Izumi recognizes this and so has designed the P.R.O. Leader Women's Shorts to offer high quality while eliminating the top.

Pearl Izumi uses cutting-edge materials in the P.R.O. Leader Women's Shorts for top performance. Its patented P.R.O. Transfer fabric employs one-way capillary action and hydrophobic fibers to draw moisture away from the skin; and dry skin, in summer or winter, translates into core comfort. What makes these shorts perfect for hot, sunny days is the In-R-Cool technology. This built-in feature reflects the sun's rays to reduce the surface temperature of the fabric by up to 35 degrees Fahrenheit in direct sunlight. .

Of course, Pearl Izumi has gone all-out on its chamois for the P.R.O. Leader Women's Shorts as well. By using its top-of-the-line Women's Anatomic P.R.O. Seamless 4D Chamois, Pearl Izumi guarantees all-day comfort for ladies who put in long hours in the saddle. With pads shaped to a woman's body and materials identical in quality to the men's version of the pad, the P.R.O. Seamless 4D Chamois will keep your undercarriage comfy and protected no matter the terrain.

As with the men's version, the chamois makes use of its new foam that's 35% lighter and thinner; three layers of it is strategically placed to give you padding where you need it most. Pearl Izumi has also included their Pressure Relief Technology (PRT), which means that the insert has been specifically designed to relieve tender spots and allow the blood to circulate properly: no more numbness after one or two hours of sitting on the saddle. You won't have to worry about chafing since the chamois is seamless and features four-way breathable stretch to move with you; thermoregulating carbon yarns are also included in the top sheet to keep the friction from forming and inducing fatigue faster.

Comfort and fit are paramount with the P.R.O. Leader Women's Shorts. Pearl Izumi has given them a wide waistband so that your tummy won't be squeezed, and the legs, which feature a nine-inch inseam, are held in place by a gripper-free double hem. This distributes the pressure from the hem across a wider area, to avoid unwanted bulges. The sublimated graphics on these shorts ensure that they'll look as slick and snazzy after a couple of seasons as they do the first time you try them on.

The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader Women's Shorts are available in X-Small through XX-Large and come in a Black/White and a Black/Lime color combo.

Tech Specs

P.R.O. Transfer
yes, P.R.O. Seamless 4D
Removable Chamois:
Recommended Use:

Size chart

Pearl Izumi

Women's Apparel

Pearl Izumi Women's Apparel
Chest 31-33in
(78.7 - 83.8cm)
(83.8 - 88.9cm)
(88.9 - 95.3cm)
(95.3 - 101.6cm)
(102.9 - 108.0cm)
(108.0 - 114.3cm)
Waist 23-25in
(58.4 - 63.5cm)
(63.5 - 68.6cm)
(68.6 - 74.9cm)
(74.9 - 81.3cm)
(81.3 - 87.6cm)
(87.6 - 94.0cm)
Hip 33-35in
(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.

What community has to say

What do you think of the

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader Women's Shorts

? Share a...

Write a review

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from another website?

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

  • Product review:
  • Share a video
  • Share a photo

How familiar are you with the product?(Optional)

Invalid filetype.


Here's what others have to say...

How long are these shorts?

Posted on

How long are these shorts?

Responded on

The inseam, from then center of the chamois to the end of the cuff measures 10inches. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. brett@competitivecyclist.com

2 5

waistband problems

the pad looked nice, but PI for some reason put a elastic band in the waistband. major design flaw. not even adjustable. pass on these.