Chris Barteewrote a review of Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier WxB Men's Jacket on March 16, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a great jacket for keeping off the rain/snow! I normally wear a medium and this one fits great, love the form fitting cut but I have still had adequate room to wear a long sleeve base layer and l/s jersey under this when the weather was below freezing and that was more than necessary to keep warm as long as I was working. My only complaint so far with this jacket is that the zipper is very difficult to get seated when starting to zip it up. Not sure if it is just my jacket, I have a feeling it is because of the stiff waterproofing measures around the zippers, I am a little worried about the time I have to try to put this on/ take it off while still on the bike moving.
Not easy to update this review but had too... After several various weather/temp uses I have to say I end up wetter inside this jacket than out most days. Zipper down and vents open on a high 40's low 50's day and I am uncomfortably clammy, sorry iP I love most of your stuff and loved the fit and fashion, but this jacket was for the function!