Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket

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Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
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When your Saturday ride is interrupted by bouts of drizzle, don't let the allure of the doughnut shop pull you in before your legs get their fill. The Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket keeps the mist at bay while you ride your day away.

Pearl Izumi constructed the Convertible jacket from its Elite Barrier fabric. This materiali provides wind protection, while also being water-resistant. The front zipper features an internal draft flap with a zipper garage in order to avoid being chafed on the chin. It was also designed with Direct-Vent chest and side panels to help moisture evaporate. Essentially, you're able to think of it as keeping you dry from the inside out.

Full-length integrated sleeves easily zip off when the sun starts to shine — remove them and stash them in a pocket for air-cooled comfort. This way, you'll have the right tool for nearly any weather condition. Additional details include a one-handed adjustable drawcord at the hem, two hand pockets, and reflective details for increased visibility to motorists in low-light conditions.

The Pearl Izumi Elite Convertible Jacket is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/black, Electric Blue/black, Mykonos Blue/black, Screaming Yellow/black, True Red/black, and White/shadow grey.


  • Lightweight ELITE Barrier fabric is wind- and water-resistant as well as extremely breathable; soft micromesh inner collar adds warmth and helps manage moisture for comfort

Weather and Wind:

  • One-hand elastic draw cord (with welded, reinforced exit point) at the waist helps keep the cold out


  • Full-length zipper helps you regulate body temperature; includes a protective draft flap to keep wind out and warmth in


  • Zip back pocket
  • Zip-off sleeves and shoulder yoke quickly and easily convert the jacket into a vest
  • 2 zippered handwarmer pockets and 1 zippered rear pocket allow you to keep cycling essentials close at hand


  • Two hand pockets and one rear pocket offer plenty of storage


  • Semi-form fit


  • Semifitted design prevents fabric from flapping in your slipstream
  • Drawcord at hem can be cinched with one hand while riding; adjustable cuffs with rip-and-stick tabs


  • Direct-Vent back yoke provides superior ventilation
  • Direct-Vent panels allow for excellent airflow
  • Direct-Vent side panels provide additional ventilation


  • Sleeves stow in one piece in rear zippered pocket; handwarmer pockets and a chest pocket keep cycling essentials easily accessible
  • 1-piece integrated sleeves can be removed to convert jacket into a vest; stow the sleeves in rear pocket


  • Made in China or Vietnam


  • Closeout
  • Reflective elements offer enhanced visibility in lowlight conditions
  • Pearl Izumi ELITE Barrier Convertible Bike Jacket for men features reflective accents for increased visibility in low light
  • Elasticized cuffs
Whether you are wearing it as a jacket or a vest, the Pearl Izumi® Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket will keep you warm, dry and comfortable.
Elite Barrier fabric provides outstanding wind and water resistance.
Full front zip closure for easy on and off.
ting making for a less restrictive cut for high performance.
Zip-off sleeves to make jacket a vest.
Zippered hand pockets for storage.
Hidden zippered chest pocket for small item storage.
Lower back zippered pocket for additional storage.
Pit vents for added breathability.
Elastic cuffs and hem for that sure fit.
Reflective piping and accents for added safety and visibility.
Curved hemline to prevent ride up.
Pearl Izumi brandmarks at left chest and at middle back.
100% polyester.
Machine wash cold and hang dry.
FEATURES of the Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Sometimes it's just too cold at the start of your ride to go jacket-less, even though you know you'll warm up later. Let the Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket solve your cold-weather riding problems with its high-performance fabric and incredible versatility.

Fiber Content: 100% polyester.
Country of Origin: Imported

Sierra Trading Post
Pearl Izumi's Elite Barrier convertible cycling jacket provides lightweight, packable core protection from the elements with an ELITE Barrier shell.

The Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket can't be beat for versatility in wind/water resistance, with a jacket and vest in one easy to use and stow piece-a classic.
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Also available for: Women
Body:100% polyester
Fabric:Polyester / polyester blend
Length:29 in
Lining:100% polyester
Removable sleeves:Yes
Shell fabric:Polyester
Shell lining fabric:Polyester
Sun-protective fabric:No
Weight:90 g/sq. m
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Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket Reviews:


My new favorite piece of gear

Needed a bright, lightweight jacket to knock the chill off early morning/late evening commutes to work and this jacket does just that.

I'm 6'1" 170, long and lean with monkey arms. The medium fits really well, with enough sleeve length to cover any handlebar position. The shoulders and upper back are close fitting, but not too snug and there is no excess material flapping in the breeze.

The jacket has proved effective in temps from the mid 30s to the low 50s. Forty degrees and above, base layer is a lightweight REI nylon short-sleeve t-shirt. Below that, it's a mid-weight polartec long-sleeve. I have yet to get cold while wearing the P.I. and that's with the front zipper up half way or less and the arm zippers at about half way. I am also wearing a medium sized messenger bag and have no doubt the straps are helping the warmth factor by keeping the jacket close to the body. Have yet to wear the jacket without the messenger bag or with the sleeves detached.

Water resistance is better than expected. Heavy fog and light rain are easily handled with minimal penetration. Medium rain has left me wet on the inside, but much less so than expected. No experience yet in a solid downpour, but I think a good soaking would be the result. Just know the jacket isn't designed for rain. Have the yellow-greenish version and the color is obnoxiously effective. The main zipper is easily grasped with full fingered gloves, but the pocket zippers can be tough to dig out -- especially while riding.

Only real nitpick is the Velcro sleeve tabs located under the arms. They constantly came unstuck from the tabs but stuck nicely to the black mesh liner. Two small pieces of Velcro stuck to the hooked sides and the problem is solved. This is the only thing keeping the five star rating at bay.

Bottom line for me is the slim aerodynamic fit and effectiveness in a variety of temps makes this my new favorite piece of gear. If the P.I. got lost or stolen, I would quickly replace it with another.
64skulls at REI on 11/11/2013
Six months after buying this item on Zappos I'm getting around to writing a review. I have logged more miles in this jacket, both on the bike and off, than any other jersey or jacket. It's very light, and with the sleeves off you can go out with a light jersey and not get whipped by the wind. Be sure to look at the sizing chart because like all cycling clothes it tends to run a size or so small.
Jim C - customer at on 02/06/2011

Great Jacket

Wore the jacket for the first time yesterday. Ambient temperature was about 50 F. Very comfortable, and the detachable sleeves proved useful. With sleeves on and going downhill about 20-25 MPH, I was surprising comfortable because of the windproof construction. This was just what I was looking for when I bought it.
Old Man Tim at REI on 10/10/2013

Great Jacket!!!

Used this jacket over a long sleeve thermal jersey and biked in 29 degrees. The jacket kept the wind and chill out. I am very impressed with the ability to breathe but totally cut the breeze.
Winkky at REI on 10/10/2013
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Gigi6 - customer at on 06/30/2010