Jackson McNealwrote a review of Pearl Izumi Pro Mesh Jersey - Men's on June 17, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This jersey is now part of my new favorite kit. As stated in my review of the Men's Pro Bib Shorts from Pearl Izumi, I have had a strong bias when it has come to biking bibs and jerseys. I've been biased to ride in other brands that I have always thought as superior to Pearl Izumi. Brands that have been in the business for longer, brands that are european, brands that are typically more expensive, etc. etc. The jersey, matched with the Pro Bibs, have torn that bias to shreds (and is probably starting to form a new bias)
I wouldn't necessarily say that the jersey is what makes the kit, but it definitely does its job. It looks good, matches the shorts well, and has a good design. The tail is longer than the front, the pocket size isn't too big but not too small, and the material is super breathable. I think thats the most important part for me, is how well the jersey breathes. Ive found that the mesh material along with the tight sleeves make it a super comfy jersey, that isn't outgunned in the technical run of things.
My one gripe with the jersey is the bottom part, with the elastic/rubber around to keep the jersey from bunching on your body. I have to go with a medium because of my height, but it turned out to be a little loose around the waist. I am a pretty skinny, lanky guy however, so I don't feel like it necessitates having a full star taken off for the overall review.
This jersey is a nice addition to the Pro Bibs and will get people turning heads to check out your sweet kit. It has happened to me plenty of times already and I don't see it changing. I will definitely be buying more kits from Pearl Izumi in the future.