Industry News 9/29/2015

B$Z: Pearl Izumi featured in OUTSIDE Winter Buyer’s Guide 2016

OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Pearl Izumi to be featured in their Winter Buyer’s Guide among the best gear to have for the winter sports season. The Pearl Izumi Road N3 was reviewed in the “Winter Running Shoes” category and the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. In-R-Cool Short was reviewed in the “Indoor Trainer” category. The entire selection of products appears in OUTSIDE’s Winter Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands September 29.

From winter running shoes and weatherproof cameras to snowboards and avalanche airbags, the OUTSIDE gear team tested hundreds of products to determine the best in gear this year for the Winter Buyer’s Guide. Featuring the most innovative products, killer deals for the price-conscious consumer, and expert ideas for winter outings, it’s the ideal resource for budding adventurers and outdoor aficionados alike. Reviews are organized by sport and activity, and include the ideal setting or experience level for each product, as well as tips for getting the most out of each gear pick. Only the best items on the market make into the pages of the Guide.

“Pearl Izumi is extremely proud that these products in both our run and ride categories have passed the ultimate test,” said Geoff Schaffer, head of global of Marketing at Pearl Izumi. “OUTSIDE’s editors are trusted by the industry and by consumers as the experts thanks to their rigorous gear testing and their reputation for identifying the best products out there.”

“Great gear is essential to making the best of our time outside, and for many of us, it’s the most valuable investment we make,” says OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide editor Axie Navas. “The gear industry is innovating at an amazing pace to keep up with ever-changing outdoor trends, and we want our readers to reap all the benefits of these advances. The OUTSIDE gear team hit the trails and the back country on foot, bike, ski, and snowboard to put all the newest products to the test, and nearly 300 made the cut, with seven top-notch items winning our coveted Gear of the Year award. With the picks from the Winter Buyer’s Guide, our readers can be confident they’re facing the elements with the best gear on the market.”

The Pearl Izumi Road N3 combines Pearl Izumi’s widest, plushest midsole platform and foot-hugging 3-D Seamless Print Upper Technology to create the ultimate in training comfort. This shoe is designed for the high mileage neutral runner, or anyone seeking a supple yet responsive recovery run shoe. MSRP $130

The legendary fit, performance, durability and comfort of the P.R.O. In-R-Cool short’s classic style is optimized with Pearl Izumi In-R-Cool® technology and fast-drying Transfer materials. MSRP $150

The award-winning Pearl Izumi Road N3 shoe and the P.R.O. In-R-Cool short are available now and can be purchased at select retailers nationwide or online at

The complete list of Buyer’s Guide selections will be featured in the OUTSIDE Winter Buyer’s Guide, available on newsstands September 29.