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PEARL iZUMiELITE Barrier Vest - Women's

Sale 20% OffCurrent price:$64.00 Original price:$80.00

Item # PLZ00PM

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Description

ELITE Barrier Vest

Small enough to fit in your saddle pack and light enough that you'll forget it's there, the Pearl Izumi Women's ELITE Barrier Vest is the layer that will make the difference between a suffer-fest and a fun ride. While a downpour will render it ineffective, it will resist light precipitation and prevent wind from stealing your core warmth. It's constructed with ELITE Barrier fabric, which stands up to the elements without turning your torso into a portable sauna. Direct-Vent panels use mesh to further enhance ventilation, ensuring that as you sweat the vapor has an escape route. A slim silhouette serves two purposes——it keeps the fabric out of your way while you pedal your way to a new PR, and it has a flattering look when you roll up to the local cafe for a post-ride latte. A drawcord at the waist adjusts with a single hand, so there's no need to stop riding to protect yourself from gusts as the wind starts to pick up.

  • Ultralight vest for cool-weather cycling
  • ELITE Barrier fabric resists wind and water
  • Direct-Vent mesh panels enhance ventilation
  • Full-zip design for easy on and off
  • Drawcord waist seals out drafts
  • Reflective details increase visibility

Tech Specs
MaterialELITE Barrier (polyester)
Fitslim
Seasonspring, fall
Lengthhip
Pockets1 zippered back, 1 zippered hand
Reflectivedetails
Recommended Useroad cycling
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime
Size

Pearl Izumi

Women's Apparel
Standard
 XSSMLXLXXL
Chest

31 - 33in

(85 - 90cm)

33 - 35in

(90 - 95cm)

33.5 - 37.5in

(95 - 103cm)

37.5 - 40in

(cm)

40 - 43in

(110 - 121cm)

43 - 47in

(121 - 132cm)

Waist

24.5 - 26.5in

(70 - 75cm)

26.5 - 28.5in

(75 - 80cm)

28.5 - 30.5in

(80 - 88cm)

30.5 - 33in

(cm)

33 - 37.5in

(95 - 107cm)

37.5 - 42in

(107 - 119cm)

Hip

33.5 - 35.5in

(83 - 88cm)

35.5 - 37.5in

(88 - 93cm)

37.5 - 40in

(93 - 100cm)

40 - 42.5in

(cm)

42.5 - 45.5in

(108 - 118cm)

45.5 - 49.5in

(118 - 128cm)

Inseam

29.5in

(80cm)

30in

(81.5cm)

Numeric
 0246810121416
Waist

24.5 - 25.5in

(62 - 65cm)

25.5 - 26.5in

(65 - 67.5cm)

26.5 - 27.5in

(67.5 - 70cm)

27.5 - 28.5in

(70 - 72.5cm)

28.5 - 29.5in

(72.5 - 75cm)

29.5 - 30.75in

(75 - 78cm)

30.75 - 32.25in

(78 - 82cm)

32.25 - 34.25in

(82 - 87cm)

34.25 - 36.25in

(87 - 92cm)

Hip

32.75 - 34in

(83 - 86.5cm)

34 - 35.25in

(86.5 - 89.5cm)

35.25 - 36.5in

(89.5 - 92.5cm)

36.5 - 37.5in

(92.5 - 95.5cm)

37.5 - 38.5in

(95.5 - 98cm)

38.5 - 39.75in

(98 - 101cm)

39.75 - 41in

(101 - 104cm)

41 - 42.75in

(104 - 108.5cm)

42.75 - 44.5in

(108.5 - 113cm)

Inseam

30in

(76cm)

Team
 XSSMLXLXXL
Height

5ft 5in

(165cm)

5ft 5.5in

(166.5cm)

5ft 6in

(167.5cm)

5ft 7in

(170cm)

5ft 8in

(172.5cm)

5ft 8in

(172.5cm)

Weight

105 - 120lb

(48 - 54kg)

115 - 135lb

(52 - 61kg)

130 - 150lb

(59 - 68kg)

140 - 175lb

(64 - 79kg)

165 - 195lb

(75 - 88kg)

185 - 210lb

(84 - 95kg)

Bicep Relaxed

9.25 - 10in

(23 - 25cm)

9.75 - 10.5in

(25 - 27cm)

10.25 - 11in

(26 - 28cm)

10.75 - 11.75in

(27 - 30cm)

11.5 - 12.25in

(29 - 31cm)

12 - 13in

(30 - 33cm)

Bust

31 - 33in

(79 - 84cm)

33 - 35in

(84 - 89cm)

35 - 37in

(89 - 94cm)

37 - 40in

(94 - 102cm)

40 - 43in

(102 - 109cm)

43 - 46in

(109 - 117cm)

Waist

23 - 25in

(58 - 64cm)

25 - 27in

(64 - 69cm)

27 - 29.5in

(69 - 75cm)

29.5 - 32in

(75 - 81cm)

32 - 35in

(81 - 89cm)

35 - 38in

(89 - 97cm)

Hip

33 - 35in

(84 - 89cm)

35 - 37in

(89 - 94cm)

37 - 39.5in

(94 - 100cm)

39.5 - 42in

(100 - 107cm)

42 - 45in

(107 - 114cm)

45 - 48in

(114 - 122cm)

Inseam

29in

(73.5cm)

29.5in

(75cm)

30in

(76cm)

31in

(78.5cm)

32in

(81.5cm)

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: 5

Best Fit and Feel of the 5 Vests I Tried

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I haven't gotten to wear this outside to truly test it out, but the construction and fit feel solid. I recognize that it's gotta be hard to design a vest to fit so many different female body shapes, especially when they are meant for rain and therefore minimal-to-no stretch in the material. But the other ones had really small armholes - too small for me to feel comfortable in, and they flattened my chest uncomfortably (but a larger size would have been too large in the waist). The mesh in the back seems great, and I appreciate the zippered pocket, hopefully that also keeps things dry!