Change with the weather.
When you're heading forty or fifty miles from home, there's a good chance that the weather will have shifted from where you first set off. If you find yourself mid-ride needing to go from wind jacket to wind vest, then the Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket is exactly what you need. The zip-off sleeves can be partially undone to allow for additional venting when in jacket mode, but if things start to heat up, undo them completely to transform the Barrier Convertible Jacket into a premium cycling vest. Direct-Vent panels keep breathability up while your core stays warm, and one back plus two front pockets give you a place to store your unzipped sleeves along with anything else you brought along.
Cut in a semi-form fit. Features reflective accents for increased visibility. Available in multiple colors.
Ordered by Most Relevant First
Enjoying this jacket for spring riding in mid Atlantic
I bought this jacket to replace 10 year old separate high-vis jacket and vest that are pretty worn out. The jacket fits really well and I do like the removable arms feature, thus offering a vest. I've worn the full jacket some days and then unzipped the arm zippers at my shoulders for ventilation, then finally removed the arms at a stop. The fabric is comfortable, have not worn it in the rain but I do not expect this jacket to keep me dry in rain. It's been comfortable in temperatures from mid 30s (with layers) to near 60 in wind & shade.
My only complaint is that the wrists are tight (no velcro closure so no wide opening) and getting the arms off is somewhat of a struggle. I'm learning that it's quickest to just strip them off inside out & turn them back when off.
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