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Warm Enough by itself down to 50 degrees.,
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This review is from: Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Softshell Jacket (Apparel)
I like Pearl Izumi products, even though they run a little small for their sizes. This Jacket is soft inside, has extra long arms and bottom back so everything is covered when you are stretched out over the bike. I have a 44" chest, so the large is a little snug. Therefore, I use this as a base layer if I'm biking in weather that's below 50 deg F. Check the sizing chart. If you are borderline, choose the larger size.
The zippered breast pocket is handy so you can hear your phone ring, or store tissues for cold weather runny nose (you can't hobo blow in a line of riders). The arms have reflective strips, which is a help in the dim and dark days of winter. The full length zipper is a must for me. I get overheated on long climbs, and zipping down helps cool my core.
The material wicks moisture and dries quickly -- if the jacket is not used as an underlayer. I chose black with red trim rather than the screaming red with black trim. Either way -- good jacket for bike enthuthiasts.
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Initial post: Jan 4, 2012 5:27:43 PM PST
Stop Motion Maniac says:
Actually, according to the Pearl Izumi size chart I saw, a chest that is 43.5-46.5 is considered an XL in their products.
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