Pearl Izumi’s Fly Collection is elite in every aspect. It has impressive designs and cool, racy aesthetics. Year after year, season after season, the line continues to develop and improve. This winter’s cold-weather selection goes above and beyond those before it. Pearl Izumi takes the high-quality, high-performance standards of its P.R.O. racing outfit – the Fly Singlet and Split Short – and translates it into an incredibly light, yet protective line of winter performance apparel. This means that you can adapt to the challenges of your racing and training environment without giving in to bulky and uncomfortable cold-weather clothing. Few other brands can actually achieve this; most top running brands have a signature singlet and split but nothing with comparable performance in their winter collection, or at least not the large spectrum of options that PI presents. Winter elites can satisfy the rigorous demands of their cold-weather training through the striking Pearl Izumi Fall/Winter Fly Collection.
Stand out pieces in the Fall/Winter 2011 Fly line:
For runners who need a shield from the elements, but desire minimal bulk, the Fly Evo Pullover is a stellar choice. The design is innovative in that it has a powerful weather-resistant front panel and an aerodynamic, close-to-body fit. Ultimately, it provides core protection without hindering mobility or agility.
- The Fly Softshell is a true winter jacket. It gives you substantial thermal benefits and weather protection in a technical, run-specific fit. This is for the winter elites who head out to run when everyone else is heading back in.
- Leg protection is equally key. Runners taking on heavy-duty cold weather will appreciate the Fly Evo Tight. It has strategic wind-resistant and water-resistant panels to block
out the elements, and soft stretch panels to wick away moisture and provide breathability. This tight gives you protection for the extremes … without the weight.
- A highlight of the 2011 line is the well-designed and brilliantly executed Fly WxB Barrier Jacket. Consistent with the entire theme of the Fly winter line, this jacket is incredibly light yet also very protective; it is fully waterproof, totally technical, thermal, and sleek-looking. A key feature of the Barrier Jacket is the unique, titanium thermodynamic interior that provides exceptional warmth when running in frigid conditions.