Anthony Tannerwrote a review of Pearl Izumi Pro Bib Shorts - Men's on June 24, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is the first time I have even owned or worn anything from PI, and I am blown away by both the PRO Bibs and PRO Jersey. I think PI gets a bad wrap because 99% of bike shops that carry them only carry the entry level product, so they are known by many as an "entry level brand." For years I've worn the top end products from Rapha, Giordana, Castelli, Assos, and others. These are among the best, if not THE best I've used. Not one of the other brands I've used has ever checked all of the boxes for me. Either I would love the fit and fabrics, but not the chamois, or the bibs were great but I didn't like the way the jersey fit. Both of these checked all the boxes! First, the fabric is luxurious and feels amazing. The bibs have a great compressive fit, and the chamois is one of the best I've tried. On the second ride with these I did 75 miles in 95 degree heat and they performed flawlessly. The jersey is just as good, and I love the fact that is has longer sleeves, but a "regular" collar. Many summer jerseys today have almost no collar at all, and that does not work for me. I want some protection from the sun on the back of my neck, and I think it looks better. If you're looking for a high performance kit that makes a statement with quality and performance instead of graphics, then this might be the one for you. The Pearl Izumi PRO Bibs and Jersey have become one of the favorites in my closet.