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Review: Pearl iZUMi’s Prospect Tech Sweatshirt and Rove Cycling Jeans are stylish and functional

Review: Pearl iZUMi’s Prospect Tech Sweatshirt and Rove Cycling Jeans are stylish and functional

There’s no better way to cap off a ride than a cold beer or a warm coffee, and it’s convenient when your riding gear looks…

Wednesday, Mar 23

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There’s no better way to cap off a ride than a cold beer or a warm coffee, and it’s convenient when your riding gear looks just as good at the apres spot as it works on the trails. The Prospect Tech Sweatshirt is part of Pearl iZUMi’s Fall 2021 MTB collection, and I found it works well as a midlayer for colder rides. Off the bike it doubles as a well-insulated, good looking casual sweatshirt.

The Rove Cycling Jeans were made to offer the versatile, timeless look of jeans, but with a few special features that make them much nicer to pedal in than a standard pair. An ideal partner for the sweatshirt, I found the Roves did prove more comfortable to ride in than casual jeans. Pearl iZUMi Prospect Tech Sweatshirt:

The Prospect Tech men’s sweatshirt is constructed from Pearl iZUMi’s grid fabric, which wicks sweat and is made from 97% recycled materials. The patches on the arms (and the patch over the chest pocket) are made from an abrasion-resistant material that’s treated with PI Dry® water repellent finish. The reinforced arm panels protect the sweatshirt from pesky thorns or tree branches.

I like the sweater’s rounded collar and the durable feeling double-layered hems. Pearl iZUMi has also kept seams to a minimum (with none on your shoulders or back), and provided one zippered chest pocket to carry a credit/debit card or a little cash. As for fit, I’m 5’10” and my size Medium fits me very well. Their ‘relaxed […]

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