Over the past 50 years, Pearl Izumi has evolved into the world's foremost brand of technical performance apparel for cycling, running, cross-country skiing, triathlon, duathlon, trail running and other outdoor sport activities. For 2009, Outside Magazine awarded Pearl Izumi with the highly regarded designation as Gear of the Year.
The Pearl Izumi trademark is TECHNOLOGY THAT FITS, and the PI utilizes cutting edge Research & Development and input from world class athletes in the design and creation of their products.
Cyclists worldwide know men's and women's pearl izumi cycling for a variety of premium quality cycling apparel including: cycling shorts, bib shorts, cycling jerseys, cycling jackets, cycling tights, leg warmers, arm warmers, gloves, shoes and socks. As well as bike shorts and bike jackets, PI uses the same ultrasensor, microsensor, P.R.O. (Performance and Race Optimized), 3d chamois Zephrr, Kodiak and Kodiak Light and thermafleece technology in developing their running and triathlon lines. PI Limited Edition Jerseys and socks combine fun, eye-catching graphics with superior fabric performance. Waterproof, water-resistant and wind resistant jackets such as the Vagabond combine high visibility, comfort and performance. Pearl Izumi has also produced a replica jersey worn by the sponsored Garmin/Slipstream professional cycling team.
Pearl Izumi shoes for biking and running have all received rave reviews and are worn by elite athletes as well as weekend warriors. While some of their bicycle shorts and bicycle jackets may be found on sale or at outlet prices, Pearl Izumi products are built to last a lifetime,and are fully warranted against defects in materials and workmanship.
The Pearl Izumi company began in Japan. Izumi is a region of Japan known for its clear healing waters, and the name Pearl Izumi literally translated means: "fountain of pearls."