Pearl Izumi half-size jerseys added to range

S/M and M/L PRO and Elite LTD Climbers jerseys

Pearl Izumi has added two half-sizes to four of its jerseys – the PRO Leader, PRO In-R-Cool, PRO LTD and Elite LTD Climbers. Each of the garments now comes in seven sizes, with the new S/M and M/L options slotting between the traditional options. Here, we take a look at the US$100/£60 Elite LTD Climbers jersey, a lightweight mesh summer piece.

The M/L jersey fit pretty well on a 6ft (1.83m) rider with a 40in (101cm) chest. The sleeves aren't quite as long as the current trend dictates, and they're not cut with an aggressive, forward-leaning bias, but they don't bind much when extended forward. The length, however, is quite generous on the hidden-full-zip jersey.

At the rear, a reflective strip runs the full width of the three pockets, which expand at the bottom a bit more than normal thanks to some creative seam work. An elasticized gripper on the lower back hem keeps things in place.

The jersey comes in white/black and white/orange, in S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL, and XXL. Check back to BikeRadar soon for a full review of this jersey and other Pearl Izumi products.

Mesh and reflectivity on the Elite LTD Climbers

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
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  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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