This jersey is a must if you ride in areas where you need to be seen. Runs a little large. Normally I use an XL, but the L fits me a little better. Both a really comfortable and cool as I ride year round in west central Florida, often in 90+ temperatures with like humidity. I especially appreciate the visibility as my riding is in suburban and rural areas and Florida is not known as bicycle friendly. You can see this jersey a mile away!
I purchased these Pearl Izumi Men's Attack Bib Shorts looking for something comfortable to wear on my longer rides and was not disappointed. Not only does it fit great, but they look fantastic and are very comfortable as well. The material is soft, stretchy, and breathable - and the stitching is top notch. The padding is non-intrusive and I hardly even know it's there. For reference, I'm 5'10 @210 lbs and size XL fits me perfectly.
Was impressed at the quality and thickness/density and surface texture of the pad. Lycra fabric is nice, what I'd call a light to mid-weight as far as texture, density/thickness etc. with mild/minimal compression. The shoulder strap fabric is just a single layer of the lightweight lycra, no hemming/edging added so shouldn't cause any chafing. MY problem is I have a long torso, and the shoulder straps are so stretched out to their maximum, that they tend to "wrinkle" or "fold" lengthwise and I feel very "scrunched". I have plans to add a lycra extension to the back straps in an area where seams won't bug me, then I can test them long enough on the bike to offer a better review. :D
Size: 9" hand bought size large which has a nice feel. New pair replacing 2016 Pearl Izumi Select Gel which were beginning to look pretty worn after 12,000 miles of use. Comparing the two versions: Pad area: 2022 model pad area is larger than 2016 version for the palm pad and the pad at the base of the four finger knuckles. Padding thickness: similar 2022 vs 2016. Material cut: 2016 has superior webbing between the thumb and 2nd finger; 2022 has a sharp V-notch located right at this critical juncture, and as such I expect a tear there sooner than later. Additionally, the 2022 does not have a full web of folded sewn material across the inside wrist, now just a piece of raw cut material, seems weaker/cheaper. Wrist closure velcro: both versions work OK, but I preferred the wide/short tab of 2016 vs the new long narrow tab on the 2022. Dinging the 2022 a star for the less stellar webbing and inside wrist seams vs 2016 model, but still good value at this price point.