Pearl Izumi Octane jacket review

Wind & waterproof soft shell

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £140.00 RRP | USD $199.95
Pearl Izumi Octane

Our review

A really lightweight performer for the weight conscious
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The soft-to-touch Octane doesn’t feel as substantial as most jackets but don’t let this lightweight small packer fool you. Its taped four-way stretch Optik-WxB material is both wind- and waterproof as well as being extremely breathable.


It has a tight fitting cross-country racers’ cut, with a high front and extra long back, although this can be poppered out of the way on dry days.

A thin mesh layer has been used on the arms to prevent direct contact with the outer material to avoid that damp sweaty feeling. 


This minimalist jacket has no external pockets and comes with a removable hood, making it a perfect jacket for stuffing in your pocket, emergencies or when weight is crucial.

Product Specifications


Name Octane Jacket
Brand Pearl Izumi

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Description Optik-WxB fabric is waterproof breathable protection for all conditions. Optik-WxB is lightweight and packable. Detachable hood with visor. Internal hood stow pocket. Elasticized sleeve opening prevents any water from seeping in. Fully taped seams. Super-refl ective external tape provides bright 360 degree visibility. Form Fit
Weight (g) 245
Available Colours Blue Red