Not too long ago I was contacted by Pearl Izumi to try out some newer items on their clothing line. After testing them out on many runs I am finally ready to give a review on them.
The following items are what I was sent:
Pink Shirt=W Infinity In-R-Cool SS, Size Small, color pink punch/shadow grey
Grey Shorts= W Infinity LD Short, Size Small, Color shadow grey/pink punch
White “Space Top”=W Infinity Shrug, Size Small, Color White
The top is totally perfect. It’s cute, comfortable and my favorite color, pink! I have worn in on so many runs already. I was really afraid I was going to wear it out before I got a chance to review it but it still looks brand new. It is a very light material so it is perfect to wear at this time of year.
The shorts are longer than I am used to for running which made me nervous the first couple times that I took them out. But I absolutely love them! Best part is they have 4 pockets. Which is practically unheard of in the running world of shorts. The 2 pockets in the front have a velcro closure and the 2 pockets in the back have a zippers. I like to put Gu in the front pockets and keys, ID, money, cell, etc in the back pockets.
My neighbors officially think I am crazy as I was running around the yard taking photos of myself.
I have never worn Pearl Izumi shoes before so I was surprised at how light they were. Good quality too. The trail shoes were my favorite, although I only used them on 1 trail run….so far
I have mostly used the Transition shoes to go for walks and bike rides in. But what I love about them is you just slide them on and off. No need to worry about tying your shoes!
When I first saw the white top, I instantly named it “The Space Outfit” I had never seen anything like it, weird considering I am obsessed with running clothes. It’s actually a shrug, intended to use while warming up. It actually comes in handy if you are running in the morning to keep you warm while you are warming up. It takes me forever to warm up and I am always cold so this top is perfect for me.
You can also wear this with just a bra if you like, but I decided showing you my butt earlier in this post was all you could handle for one post 😉
One the insides of the sleeves there is a space to put your hands to keep your fingers and hands warm.
Which also double as a spot to make some awesome hand puppets!
If you are in the Cleveland area, Second Sole usually carries Pearl Izumi. I know this because I run past the one in Rocky River almost daily and they have my shorts hanging in the front window!
Have you ever tried Pearl Izumi clothes or shoes?
*Disclosure: I was sent these items at no cost in exchange for my review. The opinions on this post are 100% my own!