Pearl Izumi Optic Vest review

The 100 per cent polyester Optik is cut from a silky soft, translucent ripstop fabric, packing down into a fist-sized ball that will easily stow in a racing jersey pocket.

Our rating 
3.3 out of 5 star rating 3.3
GBP £40.00 RRP
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Our review

Naturally, it's not the warmest layer - but it does trap heat and it's perfect to cut out the wind on an Alpine descent, even if the wafer thin material snaps a little noisily.
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The 100 per cent polyester Optik is cut from a silky soft, translucent ripstop fabric, packing down into a fist-sized ball that will easily stow in a racing jersey pocket.

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Yet despite its small size and ultra-low weight, it still manages to have two pockets – a zippered one on the outside, and a mesh one on the inside. The cut is spot on: snug but roomy enough across the back and chest, with elasticated arms and a high collar to ward off draughts. Naturally, it’s not the warmest layer – but it does trap heat and it’s perfect to cut out the wind on an Alpine descent, even if the wafer thin material snaps a little noisily.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Optik Vest
Brand Pearl Izumi

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Available Colours Pearl Red Yellow
Additional Zipped Pocket Yes
No. of Pockets 1
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Storm Flap Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Weight (g) 73
Windproof Yes
Clothing Material Polyester
Fastening Type Full-Zip