I was so excited when I received a package from Pearl Izumi to test out and review their new tri shorts and tri shoes! I, of course, immediately put on the shorts and see how they fit, and I fell in love with them. I had a 2hr bike ride coming up later that day, and thought perfect, I will test them out right away.
Immediately, I noticed two things, there was a back pocket to hold a gel or two in, and there wasn’t a draw string! Already in love! I am not a fan of drawstrings so before I even started riding, these shorts were already getting a good grade from me. So, I got on the bike, and started pedaling away. I loved that the shorts came up higher in the back, and were a bit lower in the front, as well as the fact that the elastic on the legs of the shorts to keep them from riding up didn’t irritate my legs. Big time plus! The neon green area was a little bit lighter of a fabric, and was more ventilated then the black area of the shorts. This had a nice cooling effect, especially since I was inside on the trainer. I had no chaffing, and no irritations after a sweaty 2hr trainer ride! The padding was also just the right amount, and I didn’t have to keep trying to rearrange my shorts to get comfortable, they were comfortable from the start. Overall, I give these an A! Great work Pearl Izumi! I’ve been washing these almost every other day, because they are the shorts I always want to grab now, and they are withstanding the washing machine no problem as well.
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