Industry News 10/11/2016

Pearl Izumi Launches New Performance Layering and BioViz™ Options for All Conditions with Fall/Winter 2016 Ride Collection

Pearl Izumi, maker of performance cycling and triathlon footwear and apparel, announces its Fall/Winter 2016 Pursuit and Escape Ride collections, now available at Pearl Izumi retailers and online at the fully redesigned, The new collection offers layering options for all kinds of riding conditions and supports Pearl Izumi’s challenge to #endureandenjoy365.   

The new collection ensures riders have the necessary layers to ride comfortably and safely in any weather condition. It also offers riders the security of BioViz™, which combines true fluorescent colors, reflective materials and biomotion to catch a driver’s eye faster and more effectively.

“It’s not enough to just make a jacket for cold weather. If you start with how the rider will be using it, you may prioritize ventilation for riders training through the winter, or more all around protection for riders who need versatility for adventure riding,” said Andrew Hammond, Global Brand Manager. “We’ve taken a hybrid approach to several styles for this season, combining fabrics in different ways to deliver on specific rider expectations.”

The Fall 2016 collection is made up of new Pursuit apparel options for goal focused riders, and Escape apparel options for the rider more interested in adventure. Pearl Izumi’s new website offers an enhanced shopping experience that intuitively walks users through the Pursuit and Escape experience and directs them to the best apparel options that originate from the foundation of “Why you ride.”

The new site will also make mobile shopping easier and will include updates to the overall website aesthetics. Additionally, more information can now be found about the origin of the brand as well as a more in-depth understanding of the Pearl Izumi speed shop.

Here are some highlights from the men’s and women’s Pursuit and Escape Ride collections for Fall/Winter 2016:

P.R.O. Pursuit Softshell Jacket, MSRP $200.00 USD

The P.R.O. Pursuit Softshell jacket provides warmth and weather protection, combining Thermal fabric with a three- layer membrane Softshell in key splash zones. The zipper garage keeps cold metal away from the skin, and Thermal panels wick sweat for high-output rides. Best paired with the P.R.O. Pursuit Bib Tight.

  • P.R.O. level 3-layer Softshell Panels for wind and water protection in key areas
  • Super soft P.R.O. Thermal fabric in selected panels for optimal insulation, comfort, and breathability
  • NEW Softshell Lite fabric on back pockets provides breathable wind and water protection with stretch
  • Reflective elastic below pockets holds the jacket in place with maximum visibility
  • Contoured fit in body and sleeves shapes to the cycling position
  • Large open back pocket for storage with two side zippered security pockets
  • Reflective elements placed for maximum visibility on the bike

P.R.O. Pursuit Thermal Jersey, MSRP $150.00 USD

With premium thermal insulation and a contoured fit, the P.R.O. Pursuit Thermal Jersey provides warmth in a surprisingly svelte package. Soft-shell Lite back pockets provide wind and splash protection, yet stretch to accommodate cold-weather essentials; and the zipper draft flap aides ventilation on hard efforts.

  •   Super soft P.R.O. Thermal fabric in main body for optimal insulation and comfort
  • NEW Softshell Lite fabric on back pockets provides breathable wind and water protection with stretch
  • Full-length zipper with draft flap for venting
  • Elastic at center, bottom holds the jersey in position
  • 3 back pockets for storing essentials
  • Reflective elements placed for maximum visibility on the bike

P.R.O. Barrier Lite Jacket, MSRP $110.00 USD

For incredibly packable weather protection, look no further than the P.R.O. Escape Barrier Lite Jacket, which features super light, DWR coated ripstop—and packs down smaller than a soda can. Expanded stretch panels create a svelte fit, and the tall collar adds neck protection. Ideal for unpredictable weather or chilly descents.

  • P.R.O. Barrier Lite fabric provides ultra lightweight wind protection and water resistance
  • New Softshell Lite panels for improved fit and stretch with optimal wind and water protection
  • Full-length, two way zipper for venting with zipper garage
  • Reflective elements for low-light visibility
  • Elastic waistband holds the jacket in position
  • Lightweight and packable into back stow pocket

ELITE Escape Thermal LS Jersey, MSRP $125.00 USD

The ELITE Escape Thermal Jersey provides cozy warmth on cool days. The lofted Thermal fabric breathes well and wicks moisture; and extended back pockets provide a range of storage options for long rides. Made for layering, the zipper features internal flap construction to protect jerseys or base layers from snagging. Best paired with ELITE Thermal Tights.

  • ELITE Thermal Fleece fabric provides superior insulation, moisture transfer, dry time and odor–resistance
  • Internal welted zipper design for wind and chafe protection
  • External logo elastic with silicone grip on back to hold jersey in place while riding
  • Three back pockets plus additional external storage for quick, easy access
  • Softshell Lite center back pocket for splash protection
  • Optimally placed reflective elements for low-light visibility

SELECT Barrier Pullover, MSRP $75.00 USD

The most basic offering for wind and weather protection, the SELECT Escape Pullover features DWR coating and a lightweight quarter zip, for no-nonsense layering. A less aggressively offset hem allows for a variety of riding styles, and a single, envelope-style pocket stores valuables.

  • SELECT Barrier fabric sets the benchmark in wind protection and water resistance
  • Pullover style features a mid length front zipper
  • Draft flap behind zipper to seal in warmth
  • One large back pocket for storage
  • Elasticized hem and cuffs
  • Reflective elements for low light visibility

P.R.O. Pursuit Bib Tight, MSRP $150.00 USD

For versatile protection in inclement weather, the P.R.O. Pursuit Bib Tight layers perfectly over your favorite shorts. Lightweight Softshell protects key zones from the elements, while Thermal fabric aids airflow. Contoured styling maximizes muscle support, and the laser cut bib makes layering easy.

  • P.R.O. level 3-layer Softshell Panels for wind and water protection in key areas
  • Lighter weight Softshell on lower legs for splash protection
  • Thermal panels on back of legs and upper for comfort
  • Non zippered, elasticized cuffs for comfort under shoe covers
  • Minimal raw edge straps on bib upper for layering comfort
  • Reflective elements for low light visibility

Barrier Cycling Cap, MSRP $35.00 USD

A trendy silhouette with superior foul weather function, this “Belgian cap” style combines a custom-cut brim with full head and ear coverage. Work your way through wind and rain while the P.R.O. Barrier fabric front panel and contoured brim provide protection, yet allow ample visibility; the brim even seals your cycling glasses from the elements, plus its plastic material makes the cap fully machine washable.

  • P.R.O. Barrier fabric panel on forehead provide lightweight wind protection and water resistance
  • P.R.O. Thermal Dry fabric provides optimal moisture transfer, dry time and odor absorption with warmth
  • Cycling specific bill provides weather protection without hindering visibility when riding hard
  • Ergonomic cut layers easily under helmet
  • Low profile ponytail port allows for long hair and does not interfere with helmet retention mechanisms
  • Reflective elements for low–light visibility

For more information on the new Pursuit and Escape Ride Apparel line from Pearl Izumi, please visit .

About Pearl Izumi

For over 60 years, Pearl Izumi has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for athletes who depend on uncompromising gear. Pearl Izumi products empower runners, riders and triathletes to be faster, more comfortable and to perform better 365 days of the year. In 2014, Pearl Izumi rooted its new world headquarters in the Colorado Front Range where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.