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Pearl Izumi: 60 years of innovation
More than 60 years ago, a loving father produced Japan’s first bike racing apparel for his cyclist son. Now, Pearl Izumi is one of the most famous cycling apparel brands in the world. The name stands for first-class athletic and cycling clothing – in terms of both function and style – and the company prides itself on pairing high quality workmanship with truly striking design....Continue reading
Pearl Izumi cycling clothes
With the brand Pearl Izumi on your back, you can be sure that on your next cycling adventure, you’ll not only look the part, you’ll also feel confident and prepared for anything. Recognised as one of the most famous cycling apparel brands in the world, Pearl Izumi stands for superior craftsmanship, innovative designs and advanced fabrics. From humble beginnings to worldwide success, with Pearl Izumi on your side, you can ride with your head held high and your focus only on what lies ahead.
60 years of innovation
Since the 1950s, Pearl Izumi has stood for first class bike clothing, born from a father who lovingly crafted the first ever bike racing apparel in Japan for his cyclist son. The father’s name was Kinji Shimizu and his incredible journey saw him go from selling clothes to neighbouring villages on a bike to establishing one of the world’s leading sports brands. Basing his first models on Italian designs, Kinji’s commitment to using only the best materials and acute attention to detail has continued to shape the brand from then until now. The company started distributing clothing in the United States in 1981 and three years later, sponsored the US bicycle team in the Olympic Games – the team that won 9 gold medals. Today the company has firmly established itself as one of the world's leading clothing manufacturers of cycling and other outdoor sportswear.
Pearl Izumi consistently strives to incorporate several different techniques into its garments in order to make them as flexible as possible and optimise training and cycling under a variety of conditions. Breakthrough innovations include:
- Jackets with softshell technology, which have made it conceivable to make garments thinner and softer without compromising on warmth and breathability
- World-leading aerodynamic apparel with heat reducing technology that is activated only when you start sweating
- Clothing that uses thermal technology to capture body heat and keep it near to your body, while quickly removing perspiration, regulating your temperature and keeping you warm and dry .
Keep going under any conditions
On the Bikester.co.uk website, there is a comprehensive range of products and accessories from the Pearl Izumi collection for men and women that encompasses lightweight and waterproof jackets, aerodynamic cycling pants and Pearl Izumi cycling shorts, rain pants, MTB pants and jerseys, road jerseys, sleeveless jerseys and thermal jackets. In addition to this collection of jackets, jerseys, pants and shorts, Pearl Izumi offers a wide selection of cycling and running shoes and running shorts, which are also available on the Bikester.co.uk website.
All of Pearl Izumi’s garments have been developed to meet the most demanding of conditions with apparel that adapts to the cyclist’s movements and anatomy in order to optimise the experience and make it as comfortable as possible for the cyclist or athlete - so you can push yourself to new limits.