The Pearl iZUMi Mens Elite Thermal cycling tight is wind-resistant and is designed for riding from October to April allowing you to extend your season.
What is good about the Pearl iZUMi Men’s Elite Thermal Cycling Tight
Wind and water resistant – these tights are built with Elite Thermal Fleece fabric and are designed to give your legs superior windproof and water-resistant protection. I have found it is not the temperature as much as the wind that is important when riding in cooler temperatures. Users have found that on really cold morning they still need to wear a pair of thin long johns under these tights.
Softshell panels – there are also soft-shell protection panels on the front and rear quads, knees and hamstrings to offer extra warmth and durability in these vital areas and increasing the effective temperature range. Work much better than knee warmers.
Moisture transfer – Elite Thermal Fleece fabric panels provide superior moisture transfer which is essential in cold weather riding.
Excellent movement – leg articulation is constructed for a dynamic range of motion. Silicone gripper at ankles to keep tights in place.
Safety – 360 degree reflectivity, important as there is less daylight in the winter.
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Pearl iZUMi Mens Elite Thermal Cycling Tight Features and Specifications
- Body is made of 82% polyester/ and 18% elastane
- Elite thermal fleece fabric
- Anatomic with 16-panel design
- Seamless elite 3D chamois
- 360 degree reflectivity
- Color is black
- Available is a variety of sizes
What customers say about the Pearl iZUMi Mens Elite Thermal Cycling Tight
There were some good reviews on these cycling tights. Important is that the fit is true to size and they wash well.
Several reviewers stated these tights are exactly as advertised. They have an incredible fit, wick moisture nicely, and of course keep you very warm during those chilly morning rides. The chamois is comfortable and form fitting. It doesn’t make you squirm around on your seat like many others. The tights fit like a glove, but move with you and are not restrictive in any way. I would rate them as excellent and recommend these to anyone who is looking for top performance cycling tights.
Another reviewer mentioned that he usually would just throw on sweat pants once it got under 45 degrees. While it is still fall, these kept me toasty at 30 degrees and I would expect they would work fine down to the teens. They fit snug so that it is almost like a massage on your calves as you ride. The thermal panels perfectly cover where wind hits, and the zippered leg openings let you seal in the heat.
The construction and materials are excellent, as is everything I’ve tried from Pearl Izumi. For real cold, or cold plus wind, still need thin long john’s.