Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Vest - Women's - $79.95

A vest is one of the most versatile pieces of riding clothing you can take along on your rides. It provides a thin, but efficient, layer of protection between your core and the wind, rain, and cold weather. Besides that, vests are light and packable, meaning you don't really have an excuse for leaving yours behind. Pearl Izumi built its new Elite Barrier Vest as your on-the-bike best friend, providing you with a reliable companion as you face the elements out there. Pearl Izumi used its Elite Barrier Fabric to construct the vest. This material was chosen for its high stretch and ability to repel wind and water, as well as its ability to maintain a high level of breathability. This means that as the weather cycles change throughout your outdoor workouts, your body's temperature stays constant underneath. Additionally, the Elite Barrier's back and underarm Direct-Vent panels provide maximum ventilation to your core for those extra hard efforts. By creating the Elite Barrier with a contoured paneling design, Pearl was able to achieve its 'semi-form' fit with the vest. This results in a fit that moves with you as you move, and eliminates the front panel from bunching or hiking up. Additionally, Pearl engineered the vest with a generous drop tail in the rear to keep the elements out and the warmth in. Furthering this idea, the full-front zipper provides ample ventilation, but also uses an internal draft flap and zipper garage that prevents cold wind from penetrating the vest. You also receive a one-handed elastic draw cord with a welded, reinforced exit point at the waist. As a system, you'll find that the threat of cold intrusion through your core is nearly eliminated. In the pocket department, Pearl Izumi added one zippered back pocket to supplement your jersey pockets underneath. And for increased visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, the vest also features reflective accents throughout the construction. - $79.95