Pearl Izumi's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket quickly turns from wind jacket to vest for changing weather conditions. The zip-off sleeves double as additional vents when worn as a jacket, but if all that's needed is a little core insulation, undo them completely and store them in the back pocket or one of the two front pockets for the rest of the ride. The ELITE Barrier fabric provides superior wind and water protection, and Direct-Vent panels on the vest ensure excellent ventilation so things don't get too warm.
Cut in a semi-form fit. Features reflective accents for increased visibility. Available in multiple colors.
Ordered by Most Relevant First
Enjoying this jacket for spring riding in mid Atlantic
I bought this jacket to replace 10 year old separate high-vis jacket and vest that are pretty worn out. The jacket fits really well and I do like the removable arms feature, thus offering a vest. I've worn the full jacket some days and then unzipped the arm zippers at my shoulders for ventilation, then finally removed the arms at a stop. The fabric is comfortable, have not worn it in the rain but I do not expect this jacket to keep me dry in rain. It's been comfortable in temperatures from mid 30s (with layers) to near 60 in wind & shade.
My only complaint is that the wrists are tight (no velcro closure so no wide opening) and getting the arms off is somewhat of a struggle. I'm learning that it's quickest to just strip them off inside out & turn them back when off.
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