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Item # PLZ006O

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Item # PLZ006O
Description

Versatile performance for any trail.

Striking a balance between dedicated trail and cross-country shorts, the Pearl Izumi Women's Summit Shorts let you crush your favorite stretches of trail without soaking up passing showers. Treated with a water-shedding DWR coating, the Summit is a great choice for variable weather patterns often encountered in alpine environments. Its 4-way stretch ripstop stands up to regular abuse without restricting movement on the trail. And because it has a relaxed cut, you'll find there's plenty of room for dodging trail obstacles, such as rock gardens and root sections. Pair it with your favorite short liner for maximum comfort on longer rides where extra padding is needed.

Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Material
4-way stretch ripstop (96% polyester, 4% spandex), DWR treatment
Fit
semi-fitted
Inseam
11 in
Pockets
2 hand
Waist
internal waist adjustment
Recommended Use
trail riding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime
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.

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Comfortable & Adjustable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these shorts primarily because the waist is adjustable. I knew I was losing some weight, and thanks to the adjustable waist, they fit me when I got them 6 months ago as well as now when I'm 30 lbs lighter (I'm 5'11"). Aside from that, I also like that the pockets are deep enough to easily accommodate an iPhone 7/8 Plus, they have a flattering fit, and the fabric is light and comfortable. Since they are semi-fitted, the leg opening is on the slim side, so please take that into consideration.

Happy for comfortable shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I grabbed a pair of these Pearl Izumi Summit Shorts for a versatile baggy short with solid pocket space and placement. A few other ladies specific shorts I've snagged don't have ample pocket room (much like women's jeans), and I don't always feel like riding fully loaded with a big hydration bag on a quick ride. These have plenty of room for your wallet and keys, when you feel like riding with less on you. Also, over all, a really comfortable fit with a bit of stretch in the fabric.

Loving them so far!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I've worn these shorts on 4 rides, totaling about 80 miles, and have been very happy with them so far! The length is long enough to go over kneepads but not so long that I feel like I can't pedal all day in them. The fabric is tough enough to withstand the occasional fall, but stretchy enough to allow full range of motion. It is not as breathable as other, lightweight shorts which may be a problem on the 85+ degree days, but so far it hasn't been an issue.

While everyone has different body shapes, I have found these to be a great fit for me. I have 3 other pairs of Pearl Izumi shorts, all in smalls. Small waist but larger booty and thighs. Don't feel any binding while pedaling or descending. For reference, I wear size 4 jeans, small in Pearl Izumi, medium in Castelli and Assos, size 6 in Shredly shorts, size small in Nike clothing.

Go a size up!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: small

I usually buy small in everything but these were extra small in my opinion. I think they are also a bit pricey just because they don't come with a liner. I ended up returning them and going with ZOIC brand shorts.

Avg. ride time: 2h 43m per week
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Worth keeping but not my fave

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

These are slightly low-riding on the waist, which means that when I'm climbing, I have to cinch them up higher so they don't slide down and get uncomfortable. I'd prefer the waist to be a little higher. Also, I am not one to bulk up, and am pretty lean, but the legs on these are on the slim side and if I had more muscle they really wouldn't be wearable while riding. They work ok with my GForm knee pads but wouldn't work with bulkier ones. I didn't feel like paying to return them so I do wear them and they look cool but they're not my favorite fit.