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Pearl Izumi Transfer Lite Baselayer - Short-Sleeve - Men's

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Be cool.

The Pearl Izumi Transfer Lite Short Sleeve Base Layer is meant to fit like a second skin. That's just the way you want it-- snug so it pulls sweat directly off your torso and prevents you from having that clammy sensation from a damp clinging jersey. It also helps to negate the potential of getting chilled as you finish your ride after the heat of the day has passed.

The Transfer Lite base layer does even more work than what's possible with the standard P.R.O Transfer synthetic fabric because it's made with an additive called Minerale. It has fifteen times the surface area of normal polyester yarns to help it wick sweat directly from your skin like a sponge. The beauty is that it doesn't absorb moisture, rather it spreads it out on the surface of the fabric for maximum evaporation -- leaving you feeling dry and comfortable regardless of the outside temperature. As a result, it dries 50% faster than standard polyester fabric.

Minerale also prevents the growth of bacteria that can cause the familiar synthetic aroma to take hold of your cycling clothing. This stink resistance is due to the inclusion of minerals in the porous fibers of the yarns.The Pearl Izumi Transfer Lite Short Sleeve Base Layer is available in five sizes, from Small, to XX-Large, and in the colors Black, and White.

Tech Specs

Material:
P.R.O Transfer with Minerale
Fit:
form fit
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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2 5

Fear the Size Chart for this one

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

There seems to be no incentive writing a review for a product that you end up returning. But I read these myself when considering the idea of buying something online. So I thought I'd make a contribution.
I'm a medium across the board: jerseys, shorts, shirts, pants, whatever. But I saw the European Race Fit addendum to the Sizing Chart for this base layer and ended up with the small. I've purchased other synthetic non-cycling-specific base layers in small to get a good underneath-the-jersey fit. So it seemed natural to do so here. My chest measures a little less than 38. And the chart for a small gives the spread 36.5 to 38 inches.
The two I ordered arrived. I took one out of the bag and tried pulling it over my head and down around my shoulders. And by the time I got the hem below the shoulder blades I began to panic and came to a worried halt. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get the shirt back off again.
The material has no real stretch to it, and I struggled to coax it back over my shoulders. Right back into the plastic bag. I never even got the chance to evaluate the cut of the shirt.
Clearly, the sizing is way off. And anyhow, if it had been a medium and I'd succeeded at getting the hem down to the waist, I wonder how the feel would have been. The material doesn't strike me as something that would fit your form yet give where it needs to give while moving around on the bike. I see there's another apparently identical item from Pearl Izumi being sold with Comp Cyclist for an extra five bucks. Maybe Pearly Izumi sussed out the sizing problem and reissued the garment in a different iteration. From what I've observed (confessed semi-regular consumer of cycling garb, I am), this phenomenon happens batch to batch with clothing now and then. Manufacturing snafus must be common in the business, with most stuff still being made a hemisphere away. In any case, I'm still not sold on their high-tech material.

2 5

Bad fit

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I have purchased two of the Pearl Izumi Transfer Base Layer Long Sleeve shirts in small and they are an amazing fit. So I was really surprised how poorly this short sleeve version fit. Much too tight around the chest and the material feels cheap and scratchy compared to the Long Sleeve version. Perhaps its because its the "lite" version, but I would not recommend this product.