- January 3 2012
Excellent Jacket for most cycling conditions
I purchased the Elite Barrier Jacket because it met my needs for cycling. It provides good protection from the cold and wind, it fits well and is comfoortable, and most importantly, it is packable when it warms up. Every Peral Izumi product I have purchased has been top quality. I also like Altrec for their prompt shipping and lifetime return policy. Highly recommend this jacket!
- April 26 2011
I have tried several different jerseys but the PI jacket is by far the best. I would definitely reccommend this to anyone who is wanting a great jersey.
- January 24 2011
Elite Barrier Jacket
I've had the jacket for one month, so I can't honestly rate durability. However, I can say that the jacket is well made. It's very thin, but I've found that when I place it over a long sleeved jersey, it's holds my body heat very well, even down to the low 40s. It should fit easily into the back pocket of a jersey, if you choose to take it off. I choose to simply unzip it as the outside temperature rises.
- December 28 2010
1 of many in my closet for the elements
It's a light jacket that can fit in a back pocket of a jersey. In light rain, or 45-60 degree weather this piece can be a life saver. With a base, jersey & this jacket fall rides are a dream. Although the jacket doesn't offer any insulation, it's a great outer to stop wind chill or light rain that otherwise could leave you hating life. It's a piece you can wear a few light cycling layers under without a tight feel. I know that spring rides in the light rain this is a piece that you'll want to throw over your thermal jersey & enjoy life. I personally tested it with a base layer, soft shell jacket, with this piece as a outer. I was enjoying cycling in 45 degree weather, like it was a summer day. It will be perfect for those who need a little wind & water protection on the cooler days. If your out on a ride in 45-65 degree weather & it doesn't look good. This light weight piece can be a life saver.
- December 10 2010
Purchased for running
I purchased the Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier jacket for running and for casual wear. After three uses running I am very pleased with it. One run in low 40s temperatures with light rain and wind is enough for me to say its a great product. With only a short sleeve and long sleeve tech shirt under the jacket in the rain I was actually almost too warm that day. The jacket is very light weight and well put together. The other night at 32 degrees and the same two shirt set up I was warm for my evening run. Zipped up all the way kept my neck warm too. I had tried on the same jacket in a running store and found sizing to run small. I usually wear medium shirts but needed a large in the jacket (I'm 6 feet, 176 lbs). I recommend it!