For 2011, Pearl Izumi is expanding its P.R.O. Series and Elite Series Cycling and Triathlon Apparel lines with innovative new fabric technologies. Through the company's Speed Shop, Pearl Izumi is expanding the use of its new In-R-Cool, Transfer Aero and Transfer Minerale fabric technologies in its P.R.O. and Elite lines of cycling and triathlon apparel. Pearl Izumi is dramatically increasing its presence in triathlon apparel market with it's Spring 2011 collection which is introducing many new apparel items specifically for triathletes.
New products in the Pearl Izumi Sprint 2011 Tri Collection include:
Pushing technology and innovation, Pearl Izumi's new Octane Tri Suit was inspired by the Garmin-Transitions speed suits developed by The Speed Shop and Tim DeBoom's tri race kit. This suit incorporates advanced P.R.O. Aero fabric with In-R-Cool technology to provide optimal cooling, UV sun protection (UPF 50+) and aerodynamic performance. The suit features welded, flatlock seams to reduce chafing, a 10-inch zipper for venting, and a Tri quick-dry chamois. The Octane suit comes with two back streamlined, easy-access envelope pockets. MSRP: $300
Elite Tri Singlet
The Elite Tri Singlet combines fabrics in all the right places. The body features Pearl Izumi's Elite Transfer, chlorine-resistant fabric combined with a textured fabric over the shoulder for aerodynamics and a mesh back for maximum breathability. The singlet includes two easy-access envelope pockets. MSRP: $65
Elite In-R-Cool Tri Short
Designed for both training and racing, the Elite In-R-Cool Tri Short is constructed with Pearl Izumi's innovative In-R-Cool fabric technology, which provides superior cooling, reflective sun protection (UPF 50+), and chlorine resistance. The short features an anti-odor, thermal-regulating quick-dry tri chamois that offers exceptional on-the-bike performance. MSRP: $70
Women's Elite In-R-Cool Tri Suit
The women's version of the P.R.O. In-R-Cool Tri Suit is specifically tailored for women, featuring a closure that ensures bib straps stay comfortably in place and a unique drop tail for convenience when nature calls. Like the men's version, it features P.R.O. Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool and Minerale technology to provide optimal cooling and reflective sun protection (UPF 50+). MSRP: $165
isoTransition Tri Shoe
Designed and developed with 2x Ironman World Champion Tim DeBoom, the new isoTransition tri shoe was built to perform when it counts - on race day. The quick-pull lacing system is designed to help you shave valuable minutes for your next personal record. The breathable, seamless upper provides amazing barefoot comfort for short course events, and is combined with a midsole drainage holes to allow water and sweat to escape. The isoTransition shoe also features 1:1 Energy Foam to cushion the forefront upon impact and then return the energy back to the runner, and a quick draining Ortholite sockliner for amazing step-in comfort and long-lasting cushioning. MSRP: $115
P.R.O. LTD Speed Jersey
Straight off the backs of the Garmin-Transitions pro riders. The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. LTD Speed Jersey was designed by the Pearl Izumi Speed Shop for maximum wind efficiency, anatomic fit, and riding comfort. The anatomic-fitting sleeve pattern, featuring Pearl Izumi's Transfer Aero fabric, is so revolutionary that Pearl Izumi is seeking a patent on it. The jersey also features In-R-Cool technology to provide optimal cooling and reflective UV sun protection (UPF 50+). MSRP: $135
In-R-Cool technology reduces a fabric's surface temperature and increases performance and comfort by reducing perspiration. By reflecting UV light, In-R-Cool reduces the fabric's surface temperature to the same temperature as white fabric and provides UPF 50+ sun protection.