Premium Shorts For Premium Rides
The Pearl Izumi Men's PRO short is crafted with long rides in mind, Pearl has paired the all new Levitate PRO Chamois with luxurious Italian PRO Transfer fabric to create a standalone short that you will choose for your most consequential rides.
Seven carefully engineered panels are used to minimize seaming for a perfect form-fitting contour. Raw edge hems create a smooth transition from short to skin for a sleek, high-performance look and feel, with a printed silicone leg gripper to hold it securely in place even during hard efforts.
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Style Type: Shorts
Black - Small
Mfg PartNum: 11112202021S
Black - Medium
Mfg PartNum: 11112202021M
Black - Large
Mfg PartNum: 11112202021L
Black - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: 11112202021XL
Black - 2X-Large
Mfg PartNum: 11112202021XXL
Dark Ink - Small
Mfg PartNum: 111122029PXS
Dark Ink - Medium
Mfg PartNum: 111122029PXM
Dark Ink - Large
Mfg PartNum: 111122029PXL
Dark Ink - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: 111122029PXXL
Dark Ink - 2X-Large
Mfg PartNum: 111122029PXXXL
I've been riding these shorts forever. They have the thickest, firmest chamois. Mine are now 5 years old and I started getting some saddle sores. I bought a new pair to see if the older ones degraded. While they are still thick they are evidently not as firm because the new ones solved the problem. I ride daily. I bought more shorts and now mix riding older ones with newer ones which works. A friend of mine complained of saddle sores recently. I suggested these shorts and he said that they are in a whole other league so it's not just me saying it! Make sure to buy according to their sizing chart. They will be very tight, but this is how they are supposed to fit.
like any clothing, cycling shorts are very specific to the individual in terms of sizing and fit, but these work great for me.
i'm about 5'9" (175cm) and 133 pounds (60kg), and for me the size small fits really well. they are definitely form fitting (especially at the leg opening) in a way which may take getting used to if it's your first pair with that type of fit, but i quickly got used to them and find them really comfortable now.
the leg grippers work well, the laser cut edge is really nice, and the seams are very smooth all around. these are my first high end cycling shorts, so the chamois is a huge improvement over what i had previously.
they are expensive, but if you're patient you can occasionally find them on sale for 50% off, and even at the more common 25% off, they seem to be a good value for what you get.
This is my favorite of the many shorts I have had over the years. The fit is great; the pad is very comfortable, and it breathes well. I have several pairs. The earlier ones have been very durable, so I expect this one will too.
I have been riding the PI Elite shorts for years and have been very happy with them but wanted to try the new Pro shorts with the new levitate pro chamois. I ride 30-45 miles on each ride on smooth bike paths. My personal opinion is that A) the PI Elite shorts are more comfortable with a little more compression B) the levitate pro chamois is only marginally better than the orange PI elite chamois C) I was sliding all over my saddle in these shorts which I do not do on my Elite shorts D) the leg grippers on the PI Elites keep my shorts from riding up my legs better E) overpriced. All of my shorts are size large. Unfortunately, once you try any apparel, they are yours.
So now I have a pair of what I thought would be awesome shorts that I do not wish to even wear again. That is the way it goes with cycling clothing sometimes. BTD would not provide any credit and I cannot disagree with them. They have been very good to me overall. I tried anyway.
I have a lot of riding gear collected over 20 years. I have always preferred the Pearl Izumi PRO shorts with the "In-R-Cool" and the red chamois. These newer shorts lack the high end design touches of the older PRO shorts: touches like the additional design stitching and leg hem are gone. The newer PRO shorts still have nice interior padding, but they are a plain material, and without any imagination in their design. The old model of PRO short used to stand out, and the material quality was visible, and also palpable when washing them. The new model works, it just looks like a lower-end version of Pearl Izumi shorts. I will only write honest reviews, and these are a slight disappointment considering the price point.
I bought an XL which size chart says is for waist sizes 33 - 37.5. My waist is about 36 inches and these were too big - both too roomy and too long. Good leg length and silicone grippers. Quality seemed good for PRO level shorts but no riding experience yet.
You have to be careful buying the PI shorts. PI ruined them with the 2019 design, which are too small and you cet the plumberï¿½s crack effect. They fixed this with the 2022 design by adding a 1 inch waist band, but they are still a bit tight. I love the Shamir. It is very well padded. I wish that PI had stayed with the 2017 design.