Pearl Izumi Review

A little while back, Devon at Outside PR hooked me up with some fab Pearl Izumi gear to review. Since I have big, wide feet, I didn't fit into their new sneakers (booo!), so she sent over 2 tops and a pair of cycling shirts.



I've worn Pearl Izumi socks, and knew they were a big name in cycling gear, but didn't know they were into Running & Triathlon gear!

The first running top I tried out was the W INFINITY IN-R-COOL SS in Pink!

This top features:
*Superior skin cooling & moisture management
*Direct vent panels for ventilation
*Reflective elements for low visibility
*Sun Protection 50
*Semi-form fit

Love the back design!
My opinion?
Not only is it super light weight, and feels great on a run, it fits super flattering too! The color block panels on the side are slimming! As you can see from my back shot, they curve in giving the illusion of a smaller waist line (love it!). I've worn it on several runs at the gym, and contemplated it as a race top. So far, I think it is a great top!

Next up is the W AURORA tank


It features:
*Special moisture transfer fabric
*Inner Bra (not enough support for me)
*Reflective elements for low visibility
*Sun block 50
*Semi form fit


I liked the racerback design, the lightweight feel to the top & the design on the side. I felt like this was another really slimming top. I felt like it didn't cling to areas of my midsection that I wish it wouldn't, but instead laid neatly and cleanly on my curves.

love the side design!

I am already trying to plot what race I can wear this top in!

Last, but not least was an awesome pair of cycling shorts.
The W Symphony Short (with pink trim!)


They feature:
*Elite transfer fabric with IN-R-Cool technology
* silicone leg grippers
*One side pocket
*The Elite DC Chamois
*8" inseam
*Sun protection 50

getting ready for my first outdoor ride!
The Chamois is super thick, which is certainly not ideal for triathlons, but has been awesome for hours on the bike trainer. I wore it on my first outdoor ride yesterday and loved how cushy they were & that they never rode up or moved on my legs.

All in all, thanks so much for the new Pearl Izumi gear that I love! I'll definitely be checking out their stuff more often!


Now, Check out where the magic happens!
I found a backstage tour on youtube!



Happy Shopping!



9 comments:

runningonwords said...

I love the first top and it looks great on you! I don't own any Pearl Izumi stuff, but I think I'll have to check their web site out soon.

JenniferLeah said...

beautiful!! love those tops :D

Wells L said...

I think both tops look great on you (so do the shorts, but I think most all bike shorts look the same). I LOVE pink color - the back kind of looks like a set of skeleton hands are massaging your butt. It made me laugh - though I'm sure it's really pretty in real life. Jus' sayin'. I think the neck line and straps of the blue tank are VERY flattering!!!!

Lisa said...

that first one looks great!

RockStarTri said...

Pearl Izumi makes good stuff.

Penny said...

Love the first tops. The video was great. Thanks for the review. Heading over there to check them out.

Jaime said...

I love my Pearl Izumi shorts, they are the only brand bike short I'll wear! They do sell tri shorts too but I don't have those

I love those shirts on you- they look great! I'll have to look for them

thequirkykitchen said...

Oooh I like the second top on you! Looks great! I just found your blog - I'm digging the pink :-) love it!

Jen said...

cute stuff!

 
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