Cusewordsmithwrote a review of Pearl Izumi Versa Softshell Hoodie - Men's on December 14, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I agree with the other review this isn't a $175 jacket, but on sale it is a nice choice. This is meant to be a 'lifestyle' jacket, according to PI, for riding and chilling. It is a loose cut with a big hood, so not what I would pick up for a fast ride, It does have a cycling fit to it, though. It looks totally normal standing around, but when you get into riding position you can feel the proverbial 'click fit' as the arms/shoulders are in their natural stance. I use this for both running and bike commuting, and it is comfy for the latter down to the 30s with a light layer underneath (I tend to run hot). Breathability is decent. I have washed it several times now, and it still sheds rain for at least 30 mins before you start to get some saturation points - usually in the elbows and other flex areas. So I would say it does what it claims to do.