Although the selection of women's bib shorts on the market is improving, some of us still prefer the practicality of a regular cycling short. Easy to get on and off and supremely practical during mid-ride pit stops, the Pearl Izumi Elite In-R-Cool Women's Shorts gives you all of these advantages as well as giving your bum ample protection no matter for how many miles you plan on covering. Just as men do, we ladies tend to take a good, hard look at the quality of the pad before we plunk down our hard-earned cash for a pair of shorts. Pearl Izumi has impressed us with their Women's Elite 3D Chamois. This comfort-oriented pad is designed for riders who get out anywhere from three to seven days in a week. It has been pre-shaped to fit the contours of a woman's body and even has slightly thicker (13mm) padding than the P.R.O. Seamless Chamois for a touch more protection. The Pearl Izumi Pressure Relief Technology ensures that the pad won't cut off your circulation. The pad's four-way stretch will keep it moving with you and wicking sweat so that you won't have to worry about irritating, saddle-sore-causing friction, while the active carbon yarns improve thermoregulation and keep static-induced fatigue to a minimum. The stretchy Elite Transfer fabric in the Elite Women's In-R-Cool Shorts offers a great combination of moisture management capabilities with the special In-R-Cool technology that reflects direct sunlight to lower the fabric's temperature to reduce body surface temperature by up to 5%. Silicone leg grippers hold the leg hems in place without pulling or pinching your skin. If you are wondering where your tan line will fall, the Pearl Izumi Elite In-R-Cool Shorts have an eight and three-quarter inch inseam in a size Medium. Reflective elements are included to keep you visible during times of low level lighting. The Pearl Izumi Elite In-R-Cool Women's Shorts are available in Black and Black/White. They come in sizes X-Small through XX-Large.
Pearl Izumi's Elite In-R-Cool cycling shorts are flattering, form fitting, and full of features. Made of heat-dissipating In-R-Cool fabric material, the shorts feature an articulated multi-panel design, flat-lock seams, and a 3D Chamois for lasting comfort on even your longest rides. Specifically designed to reflect sunlight and help keep you cool, the Elite shorts can reduce temperatures on the surface of your body by up to 35 degrees Fahrenheit while providing UPF 50+ protection from the sun's rays.
- Elite Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool technology for cooling and reflective sun protection
- Anatomic multi-panel design
- Silicone leg gripper with welded construction
- Women's Elite 3D Chamois
- 8.75-inch inseam (size medium)
- Reflective elements for low-light visibility
Pearl Izumi products include a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
About Pearl Izumi
More than 50 years ago in Tokyo, a father produced Japan's first bicycle racing apparel for his son, a promising racer. Today, Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. has evolved into a leading producer of technical sports apparel. Distributed in the United States since 1981, Pearl Izumi has sponsored the US National Cycling team (which won nine gold medals in the 1984 Olympic Games) and several major trade teams.
The company is known for product innovations and durable, reliable gear for serious sports enthusiasts. Having achieved an almost cult-like following among cyclists, Pearl Izumi has lately focused on expanding its product linen to include equipment and apparel in other categories, including cross-country skiing, triathlon, duathlon, running, and other outdoor activities.