PEARL IZUMI MEN'S SHORTS/BIBS - ROAD
Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. collection is engineered for cyclists with the highest standards in apparel design and craftsmanship. The line incorporates advanced material technology, construction methods, and an aerodynamic fit in order to provide you with Izumi's full engineering capabilities. The P.R.O. Leader Bib Shorts are built with each of these characteristics in mind, delivering race-proven bibs that provide maximum comfort and quality.
Pearl Izumi constructed the bulk of the bib shorts using a combination of two distinct technical fabrics. The first is P.R.O. Transfer In-R-Cool, which is a lightweight and super elastic material that incorporates what's known as Coldblack technology. This is a finishing treatment that reduces the absorption of heat rays in darker fabrics, resulting in protection from the sun and improved heat management. The second fabric is Pearl Izumi's Transfer Dry fabric, which complements the In-R-Cool material with its ability to pull moisture from the skin, accelerate dry time, and combat odor. Pearl Izumi accomplishes this by treating the Transfer Dry with what it calls Minerale. Basically, this is a porous, highly absorbent yarn that's been infused with crushed volcanic rock. Blending these two fabrics for the bulk of the shorts' paneling material means that you stay supported, dry, and comfortable throughout your longest rides.
The multi-panel design of the bib shorts gives you an anatomic fit, with structured leg openings that wrap and support your muscle groups. The inseam measures ten inches (size Medium), and the cuffs are treated with silicone -- keeping the panels in place and providing extra grip for either knee or leg warmers. Wide bib straps flow up from the top panels, smoothly tapering at the shoulders.
The P.R.O. Leader Bib Shorts are built around Izumi's seamless 4D Chamois. This insert incorporates 12mm variable density padding throughout its three-layer construction. The new foam technology means that it's 35% lighter and thinner than previous generations, while still maintaining its pre-shaped, four-way stretch anatomic shape. The chamois also incorporates the company's pressure relief technology (PRT) and active carbon yarns to optimize riding comfort, blood flow, and thermo-regulation.
Pearl Izumi finishes its bib shorts with sublimated graphics, and reflective elements for heightened visibility to motorists in low-light visibility.
The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader Bib Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black, Black/electric blue, Black/true red, and White/shadow grey.