- Very lightweight
- Full-length zip
- Won't keep out anything beyond light showers
Price as reviewed:
The Pearl Izumi Optik jacket is incredibly light, yet it’s amply windproof and shower resistant.
Beyond light showers, moisture comes through, but it’s far better than nothing. A form-fitting cut has stretch panels for freedom of movement while rip-stop mesh protects from tearing. The fabric is comfortable worn next to the skin, so it’s fine to slip on over a summer jersey.
It has a drop tail for the riding position, Velcro cuffs, a pack-away hood and reflective strips.
The Pearl Izumi Optik is perfect for warm but potentially showery days, and stuffs into a tiny ball.