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PEARL iZUMiELITE Escape Barrier Vest - Men's

Sale 19% OffCurrent price:$64.98 Original price:$80.00

Item # PLZ00PA

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Description

ELITE Escape Barrier Vest

Cooler, shoulder season rides require a weather-resistant vest like the Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Vest. Its breathable, weather-resistant material protects against howling winds, while the ventilation panels on the chest and back keep you from overheating during those intervals. It's extremely packable so it's easy to stow in the jersey pocket when conditions are unpredictable.

The Elite Barrier Vest is constructed with Pearl Izumi's breathable yet weather-resistant Elite Barrier polyester, which works to protect you from the elements without trapping heat. It wicks moisture to keep you dry while shielding you from blustery conditions and resisting rain. Additionally, the Direct Vent panels at the chest and back let heat escape to help regulate temperatures.

This vest was cut to Pearl Izumi's Form-Fit design, for a snug fit that allows for layering without excessive material to flap in the wind. The collar is tall up front and tapers towards the rear for an optimized fit on the bike that fights off gusts of wind, while the full-length zipper makes quick layering changes or dumping heat a snap. Reflective accents increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, and the pocket on the rear ensures you don't sacrifice easy accessibility to your ride essentials.

  • A lightweight, packable vest for shoulder season rides
  • Wind and water resistant
  • BioViz reflective accents increase visibility to motorists
  • Full-length zipper and mesh panels provide extra ventilation
  • Zipper rear pocket carries essentials while over a jersey

Tech Specs
Material100% polyester
FitForm-Fitting
Seasonspring, fall
Lengthhip
Pockets1 zip rear
Reflectiveaccents
Recommended Usecommuting, cross-country, gravel, road cycling
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime
Size

Pearl Izumi

Men's Apparel
Standard
 XSSMLXLXXL
Chest

33.5 - 35.5in

(85 - 90cm)

35.5 - 37.5in

(90 - 95cm)

37.5 - 40.5in

(95 - 103cm)

40.5 - 43.5in

(103 - 110cm)

43.5 - 47.5in

(110 - 121cm)

47.5 - 52in

(121 - 132cm)

Waist

27.5 - 29.5in

(70 - 75cm)

29.5 - 31.5in

(75 - 80cm)

31.5 - 34.5in

(80 - 88cm)

34.5 - 37.5in

(88 - 95cm)

37.5 - 42in

(95 - 107cm)

42 - 47in

(107 - 119cm)

Hip

32.5 - 34.5in

(83 - 88cm)

34.5 - 36.5in

(88 - 93cm)

36.5 - 39.5in

(93 - 100cm)

39.5 - 42.5in

(100 - 108cm)

42.5 - 46.5in

(108 - 118cm)

46.5 - 50.5in

(118 - 128cm)

Inseam

31.5in

(80cm)

32in

(81.5cm)

32.5in

(83cm)

Numeric
 2830323436384042
Waist

27.5 - 29in

(70 - 73.5cm)

29 - 31in

(73.5 - 78.5cm)

31 - 33in

(78.5 - 84cm)

33 - 35in

(84 - 89cm)

35 - 37in

(89 - 94cm)

37 - 39in

(94 - 99cm)

39 - 41in

(99 - 104cm)

41 - 43in

(104 - 109cm)

Hip

32.5 - 34in

(82.5 - 86.5cm)

34 - 36in

(86.5 - 91.5cm)

36 - 38in

(91.5 - 96.5cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.5cm)

40 - 42in

(101.5 - 106.5cm)

42 - 43.75in

(106.5 - 111cm)

43.75 - 45.75in

(111 - 115cm)

45.25 - 46.5in

(115 - 118cm)

Inseam

32in

(cm)

Team
 XSSMLXLXXL
Height

5ft 9in

(cm)

5ft 10in

(cm)

5ft 11in

(cm)

6ft

(cm)

6ft 0.5in

(cm)

6ft 0.5in

(cm)

Weight

115 - 135lb

(kg)

125 - 155lb

(kg)

145 - 180lb

(kg)

170 - 210lb

(kg)

200 - 235lb

(kg)

225 - 260lb

(kg)

Bicep Relaxed

9.25 - 10in

(cm)

9.75 - 10.5in

(cm)

10.25 - 11.25in

(cm)

11 - 12in

(cm)

11.75 - 12.75in

(cm)

12.5 - 13.75in

(cm)

Chest

30.5 - 34.5in

(cm)

34.5 - 37.5in

(cm)

37.5 - 40.5in

(cm)

40.5 - 43.5in

(cm)

43.5 - 46.5in

(cm)

46.5 - 49.5in

(cm)

Waist

25.5 - 28.5in

(cm)

28.5 - 31.5in

(cm)

31.5 - 34.5in

(cm)

34.5 - 37.5in

(cm)

37.5 - 41in

(cm)

41 - 45in

(cm)

Hip

31.5 - 34.5in

(cm)

34.5 - 37.5in

(cm)

37.5 - 40.5in

(cm)

40.5 - 43.5in

(cm)

43.5 - 47in

(cm)

47 - 51in

(cm)

Inseam

31in

(cm)

31.5in

(cm)

32in

(cm)

33in

(cm)

34in

(cm)

34in

(cm)

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.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 3

Very Small!

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
225 lbs

I would probably give this vest 5 stars if it fit properly. I was looking for a reasonably priced windbreaking vest and this was it. However, I normally wear an XL and this was way too tight. It was so tight that my breathing was restricted. It was on sale and they didn't have any larger sizes to choose from, so I never used it on the road.

>Rating: 4

Too tight

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
175 lbs

I usually wear a large in PI tops but for some reason ordered a Medium. Way too small, fits my 13 year old perfectly. Quality is nice though.

>Rating: 5

Great Vest

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 00"
Weight
180 lbs

I am about six feet and weigh about 180 lbs. I ordered a size large, and it fits perfectly. It is form-fitting. My old PI Elite jackets and vests in large were too big.

>Rating: 4

Smaller than expected

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
148 lbs

I am 5' 8" and about 148 lbs with 38" chest measurement. I usually wear medium but this vest in medium was too tight. Could not wear it layered over another jersey. Fit and finish and color all looked great.

>Rating: 4

Mis-marked size?

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband for our bike and boat trip to Croatia next year. He normally wears a men's large but just to make sure it was roomy, I ordered an extra-large. Surprisingly, it was way too small and tight. Thinking maybe it was mis-marked? Beautifully made and detailed vest but must be returned.