Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Thermal Cycling Tight Review

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.

Pearl iZUMi Mens Elite Thermal cycling tight


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

  • Pearl Izumi Mens Elite Thermal Cycling TightBody is made of 82% polyester/ and 18% elastane
  • Elite thermal fleece fabric
  • Windproof
  • 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.



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2 comments for “Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Thermal Cycling Tight Review

  1. Rdufel
    June 16, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Top quality I got these for the really cold mornings here in San Diego. HaHA. Actually I didn’t think I would need the long pants, but read some review that said if the air temp is below 60 degrees, you should cover your knees so the joints stay warm. I do wear them on warmer days that get up to 60 and have never felt they were too hot.Very glad I got them and have been wearing them everyday from November on. The main reason is they are more comfortable than my shorts that I got at Performance Bike. On Jan 1 I rode in a Century ride and the pants were great. I was quite tired, but my butt was no worst than anything else.I have a 34-35″ waist and the large fit a little loose in the seat, but the legs are just right. The materials seem rugged and well make and the padding is the best I’ve ever had.Overall, I like these and recommend them.

  2. Opus IX
    June 16, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I’m not wearing spandex I swore when I bought a bike I would never wear spandex…technically I think I can still keep that promise since these are tights and not spandex right?Either way I gotta say, these are darn comfortable and I am really glad I tried them. I’ve worn them a few times with temps in the upper 30’s to low 40’s and have been very comfortable. During one ride it climbed back up to near 50 and I didn’t feel overly warm.In jeans I wear a 34×34 and these X-Large seem to fit just right, though I didn’t try other sizes to know if they’d fit better.Overall I’m happy with them.

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