As someone who spends a lot of time on a bike, I’m always on the lookout for cycling apparel that goes above and beyond the typical. PEARL iZUMi’s Limited Edition Contours Gravel Collection delivers just that, with its high-performance pieces inspired by earth’s natural landscapes and designed for any road, gravel or singletrack.
Starting with the Men’s PRO Mesh Jersey, it’s a perfect blend of form and functionality. The jersey is forged in the heat of competition, making it the ideal performance top for hot and humid weather. Its PRO Transfer Mesh fabric with In-R-Cool® technology keeps you cool and dry, while the GoFresh™ anti-odor technology keeps things fresh even between washes. I was very impressed with the great fit and superior breathability, especially in the hot and humid weather conditions we’re experiencing in Colorado. Staying cool is one of the most important components to on the bike performance and the PRO Mesh Jersey is one of the best around for accomplishing that.
The Men’s Expedition PRO Bib Shorts are another standout from the collection. They perfectly blend comfort and utility. The shorts boast a luxurious Italian PRO Transfer fabric and a Levitate™ PRO Chamois pad for unmatched support, making them perfect for those rugged long haul adventures. I can honestly say I forgot all about them during a 5 hour gravel race, zero comfort issues. The added cargo pockets provide easy access to necessities and the drop-tail design is a game-changer for quick nature breaks. The shorts are snug and made from soft material that is both rugged and resilient.
Finally, the Men’s Expedition Gel Full Finger Gloves add the final touch to this collection. Designed with a 1:1® Control Gel Palm, these gloves support the natural curve of your hand, preventing nerve compression that causes numbness. The synthetic leather palm provides durability and feel, while the Lycra panel on the back offers excellent breathability. These gloves improve grip and maximize protection, crucial elements for us cyclists who prioritize safety and control.
In conclusion, the PEARL iZUMi Contours Gravel Collection offers a harmonious blend of style, comfort, and performance that any gravel cycling enthusiast would appreciate. It’s clear that each product was designed with the rider in mind, focusing on maximizing breathability, comfort, and utility, making the ride an enjoyable experience. It’s an impressive collection and I plan to use the kit in several races this summer. I highly recommend trying it out.
As a heads up, Pearl will be running a great July 4th sale, running 6/30 – 7/16. You can get an additional 25% off all clearance items.