Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts – in brief review

In-R-Cool SPF 50+ sun protection bibs

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £99.99 RRP | USD $134.99
Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts

Our review

Great in hot weather, although not the best in terms of bunching
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With a mesh bib and Pearl Izumi’s In-R-Cool fabric providing SPF 50+ sun protection, the Elite shorts are designed for hot summer days. 


Thinner sections of Lycra on the leg help with venting, and the pad, despite not looking overly technical, seems cooler than others, though its medium width front has a tendency to bunch up. 

The braces don’t always lie flat over the shoulder, either. Elasticated hems with silicone grippers hold the legs in place, and reflective detailing on the legs should aid visibility in low light.


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Elite bib shorts (13)
Brand Pearl Izumi

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens