Pearl Izumi P.R.O. In-R-Cool Short - Women's $149.95
Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. In-R-Cool Women's Shorts make warm weather riding more enjoyable by reflecting heat. To do this, they use Pearl's P.R.O. Transfer In-R-Cool fabric.
P.R.O. Transfer fabric reflects heat, transfers moisture away from your body, and is exceptionally breathable. To beat the heat, Pearl treated the bulk of the fabric with an application called Coldblack. Essentially, Coldblack allows black fabrics to reflect the sun's radiant energy as if it were a light colored fabric. In layman's terms, this means that your skin stays cooler. In order to keep you dry, and to control odor, Izumi's P.R.O. Transfer Dry is constructed from Minerale yarn, which is derived from naturally occurring minerals. The combination of the minerals in this yarn trap odors in microscopic pores and releases them after a simple wash and dry. Finally, the material dries very quickly, aiding in its breathability on hot days. It pulls moisture away from your skin to the surface of the shorts where it is quickly evaporated.
The shorts feature a form fit. The anatomic cut and wide elastic leg bands with silicone grippers, hold the shorts in place firmly, yet comfortably. The construction then uses Pearl Izumi's best chamois — the Women's P.R.O. Seamless 3D Chamois.
Pearl Izumi used digital pressure map modeling in order to dial in the perfect amount of density and tapering for the three types of foam used in the construction. As a result, it provides enhanced blood-flow, vibration dampening, and comfort. The chamois itself, also has integrated carbon yarns in order to control odor and to provide increased heat regulation.
The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. In-R-Cool Women's Shorts are available in sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the color Black.
(78.7 - 83.8cm)
(83.8 - 88.9cm)
(88.9 - 95.3cm)
(95.3 - 101.6cm)
(102.9 - 108.0cm)
(108.0 - 114.3cm)
(58.4 - 63.5cm)
(63.5 - 68.6cm)
(68.6 - 74.9cm)
(74.9 - 81.3cm)
(81.3 - 87.6cm)
(87.6 - 94.0cm)
(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.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I'm a pretty easy medium/8 and can squeeze into these, but rather than chance a seam or two splitting on a ride, I'm up-sizing to large.
Absolutely beautiful shorts, though
Really really too small
Normally, my pant size is 6 or 8 petite in dress pants. I do have hips though and even the LARGE women's P.R.O. shorts are just barely big enough. Like the other reviewer, I have used Pearl Izumi pro line shorts for a decade in MEDIUM and I have always been comfortable and satisfied. This new "Euro cut" sizing is really annoying and a poor choice on Pearl Izumi's part. Most women are mortified when they need a larger size and so psychologically, this is not a way to please the customer! So, anyone else reading this review, the size is indeed off by at least 1 size. I am optimistic they will ride well!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My girlfriend and I have both used these shorts for years. On reason that you buy the same product from an on-line vendor is that you know the product and that it fits. This year Pearl decided to change the size of this model of shorts, not the others. Obviously this was a bone-headed move. All of your clothes should use the same sizing chart and those who re-order the same product on-line will have to send them back for a bigger size. STUPID.