We recently had the privilege to take a peek at Pearl Izumi’s 2014 spring line, and so far we like what we see.
One of our favorites includes the P.R.O. In-R-Cool Octane Tri Suit, which features Pearl Izumi’s transfer aero with in-R-Cool fabric and 1:1 patented sleeve construction. According to P.I., this is the most aerodynamic piece offered on the tri market. With that in mind, we did a little reading about P.I. Transfer technologies, which feature one-way capillary action and hydrophobic fibers to pull moisture away from the skin. In layman’s terms, this suit’s fabric will keep you comfortable while you’re hitting it hard in both hot and cool weather. In fact, P.I. boasts the fastest fabric dry time available. Fabric technology aside, we think this suit looks pretty amazing as well.
P.I. also offers some awesome suits for the female triathlete as well. We loved the looks of the Women’s P.R.O In-R-Cool Tri Suit, which also features P.I.’s lightweight, friction-reducing fabric technologies. Meant to simply be pulled on and off, this suit does not have a zipper but does include a separate bra top for added support and easier on/off access. We thought this was a nice added feature. According to P.I., this suit is meant for all distance races.
We also couldn’t take our eyes off the P.R.O series Women’s Tri Fly IV Carbon shoes. P.I. has improved on their Tri Fly Carbon shoe with P.R.O. powerplate and 1:1 anatomic triathlon closure system (TRI Closure). According to P.I., the TRI Closure eliminates hot spots and removes pressure from your forefoot. The Tri Fly IV Carbon also offers concave shaping for an ultra-low 7.0mm stack height. What’s more, our female editor couldn’t help but fall in love with the black and pink color scheme.