PEARL iZUMi, the world leader in cycling apparel and footwear, today debuts its Fall 2020 line, featuring a broad range of new styles designed to keep riders pedaling comfortably through all conditions. Furthering its mission to feature sustainable content across 90% of its product line by 2022, the brand has once again implemented a variety of recycled, renewable and organic materials throughout this season’s collection, combined with key performance features and proven technology to combat even the toughest winter weather.
“As riders ourselves, we know that while fall and winter riding can be challenging, it can also provide some of the most beautiful, satisfying and memorable days on the bike,” said Andrew Hammond, Global Brand Manager for PEARL iZUMi. “This fall we’ve used new technologies to offer riders improved comfort and control in cold conditions. You’ll see jackets designed for layering flexibility so riders can use them more often, gloves with improved insulation and less bulk, and tights that dial up comfort with better stretch and fit. This is the type of gear that makes you want to get outside.”
Completely redesigned this season, with improved fit and fabric, the brand’s comprehensive winter tight lineup features an array of high-performance designs optimized for varying weather and temperatures. The AmFIB Tight ($130 to $200) is the warmest option, created for cold-to-sub-freezing temperatures. This tight features integrated membrane technology across both front and back to keep riders fully protected from the elements. The AmFIB Lite Tight ($150 to $175) is designed for cool-to-cold temperatures, featuring targeted membrane technology in the front for wind protection, combined with thermal fabric on the back for warmth. The Thermal Tight ($125 to $175) is designed for cool, shoulder-season weather, and features a soft, high-stretch fleece thermal fabric to keep riders comfortably warm and mobile. All styles include PEARL iZUMi’s proprietary PI Dry®permanent water-shedding technology, strategic BioViz® reflective elements for maximum visibility, and best in-class 1:1® Chamois offerings.
Another staple in any winter riding kit, the winter gloves collection has also been overhauled for Fall 2020, featuring all-new technology to provide maximum weather protection and control with minimal bulk. Riders have three models to choose from, so they can be dialed in all conditions. The brand’s iconic AmFIB Lobster Gel Glove ($85) is the warmest option, featuring 170 grams of PrimaLoft Gold insulation and a traditional split-finger design to provide all the warmth of a mitten with the braking control of a glove, while the AmFIB Gel Glove ($75) includes 100 grams of PrimaLoft Gold in a low-profile design for unprecedented dexterity. Rounding out the collection, the sleek AmFIB Lite Glove ($55) features 60 grams of insulation, and is an ideal midweight option for fall or early spring riding conditions.
For mountain biking, a new lineup of cold-weather pieces provides the performance and protection riders need to take advantage of peak trail conditions, even as temperatures drop. The Elevate Insulated AmFIB Jacket ($200) is a go-to layer for off-road riding. Breathable Barrier fabric, made from 100% recycled polyester with a durable water repellant (DWR) finish, provides superior protection from wind and moisture, while PrimaLoft Gold Insulation provides exceptional warmth without excess weight. Meanwhile, the redesigned Launch Trail Pant ($150) provides extra coverage for riders, with a lightweight, four-way stretch Cordura fabric for superior durability, and a tapered leg design to stay clear of the chain. For riders looking to conquer the worst winter weather on the trails, the freshly-designed Summit AmFIB Pants ($200) feature PEARL iZUMi’s signature AmFIB softshell fabric – treated with PI Dry for permanent water shedding — across the front and rear for maximum warmth, combined with midweight thermal behind the knees and lower legs for optimal mobility and pedaling comfort.
The brand’s casual BikeStyle Collection features several new styles this season, all designed to provide versatility, function and comfort for both casual riding and everyday wear. The Vista WXB Jacket ($200) is a sophisticated shell that is perfect for commuting. This piece boasts recycled polyester with PI Dry technology and taped seams for premium water-proof performance, while reflective tape on the rear hem aids nighttime visibility. On the women’s side, the all-new Scape Coverall ($150) offers effortless style, made with a four-way-stretch organic cotton and durable nylon. It’s packed with special commute-friendly features, including five separate pockets, a DWR finish to help riders stay dry, and zips at the ankles for added mobility when pedaling.
PEARL iZUMi is also debuting several new footwear models for Fall 2020, with new styles in every category. For mountain bikers, the highly-anticipated X-Alp Launch, X-Alp Launch Mid WRX and X-Alp Flow Pop models ($125 to $175) bring advanced technology to flat-pedal riding, combining premium grip and durability with unrivaled fit and comfort. Meanwhile, the redesigned X-Alp Elevate ($200) is the brand’s premier all-condition mountain bike shoe, offering maximum efficiency and comfort for the most epic all-day rides. Lighter than ever before, the shoe features a new midsole made with renewable algae-based BLOOM material, a perforated tongue for improved breathability, and a two-dial BOA® Fit System for the most precise fit.
On the road side, the all-new PRO Air ($400) is the lightest shoe PEARL iZUMi has ever produced, weighing in at a feathery 150 grams for a size 42 — but cuts no corners on stiffness, comfort or performance. The brand partnered with Ruckus Composites to develop a completely new carbon sole design that is 20% lighter than that of its Pro Road V5 model (launched in Spring 2020).The PRO Air features a mesh laminate upper construction, replaceable insole and lace-up design with ‘lace-lock’ technology. Last but not least, the Gravel X ($250) is a new premium gravel shoe that blends the light weight and stiffness of a road shoe with the durability of a mountain bike shoe, and features a full carbon sole, fully knit upper and micro-adjustable BOA fit systems for supreme off-road comfort.
About Pearl Izumi: PEARL iZUMi was founded on two things: the love of cycling and more importantly, love for future generations. The brand originated more than 60 years ago in Japan, when the founder created a special jersey out of technical fabric for his son, an aspiring bike racer. Since then, the company has been progressing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for cyclists of all levels. PEARL iZUMi believes that how we live today shapes how future generations ride, and is committed to using its business practices, products and community advocacy to create a positive impact through cycling. PEARL iZUMi’s world headquarters are located in the Colorado Front Range, where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.