PEARL IZUMI WOMEN'S SHORTS/BIBS - ROAD
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, a material that wears three hats during warm weather rides.
By this, we mean that it reflects heat, transfers moisture away from your body, and is exceptionally breathable. To beat the heat, Izumi treated the bulk of the fabric with an application called Coldblack. Essentially, Coldblack technology allows Black fabric to reflect the sun's radiant energy as if it were a light colored fabric. In fact, the differences between fabrics with Coldblack and those without it are staggering. Those with Coldblack reflect up to 80% of the sun's radiant energy, while those without it absorb up to 90%. Incidentally, it also blocks UV rays at a minimum of 30 UPF.
In order to keep you dry, and to control odor, Izumi's P.R.O. Transfer Dry fabric is utilized. P.R.O. Transfer Dry is constructed from Minerale yarn, which is derived from naturally occurring minerals. Similar to the way that a water filter uses carbon to extract impurities from water, the combination of the minerals in this yarn trap odors in microscopic pores and releases them after a simple wash and dry. The material also happens to dry very quickly, aiding in its breathability on hot days.The anatomic cut and wide elastic leg bands, that have been coupled with silicone grippers, hold the shorts in place firmly, yet comfortably. Accordingly, this created a platform worthy of Pearl Izumi's best chamois -- the Women's P.R.O. Seamless 4D 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, this preshaped chamois is 35% lighter than past versions, while also providing 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.