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Pearl Izumi Elite TRI Suit Review

Pear Izumi Elite Trisuit Review

Sorry to say but Laura, the young blonde triathlet on the first picture, will not be feautured on the rest of this post.

We are out of ...Laura I am afraid.

This blog is still manned by an all around everyday looney triathlete of the next door which happens to be me.

So it would be kind of impossible to find other people pictures in my posts.

And after this intro let's start Reviewing the  TRI Suit Pearl Izumi Elite

My wife bought it as a present back in 2015. And since it was a birthday present she decided to buy a good one. So she skipped all cheaper models and bought the best she could afford!!!

Material of the Tri Suit is 100% Polyester Foams.  Pearl Izumi names it In-R-Cool as it sounds better from the marketers perceptive.

Looking on the internet what is this polyester foams I ended up reading several articles with the conclusion that this material has increase endurance and durability, is breathable, has superior cooling capabilities and dries out fast!

And that makes it perfect for a multisport event that includes swimming, cycling and running. a Triathlon!

The following is from Manufactures site:

ELITE In-R-Cool Tri Suit Features:
Designed for both short and long course events, the ELITE In-R-Cool Tri Suit is constructed with Pearl Izumi's Transfer In-R-Cool fabric providing superior cooling and sun protection. Back and shoulder ELITE Transfer Aero fabric panels help hold airflow against the body for optimal aerodynamics. 

  • ELITE Transfer In-R-Cool fabric powered by coldblack provides superior cooling and reflective sun protection
  • ELITE Transfer In-R-Cool fabric features Lycra Sport that helps garments maintain original compression levels
  • ELITE Transfer Aero fabric is strategically placed for superior aerodynamics 
  • Marrow stitch construction for superior next-to-skin comfort
  • 10" zipper for venting 
  • Plush elastic silicone leg gripper
  • Two back easy access envelope pockets 
  • TRI quick-dry chamois
  • 9" inseam (size medium)
  • Form FIT
  • Body: 80% nylon 12% Lycra Spandex 8% polyester/ UPF 50+
  • Technology: coldblack
  • Shoulder and Back Panel: 80% polyester 20% elastane/ UPF 50+
  • Side Panel: 82% polyester 18% elastane/ UPF 50+

fast dry

Sun protection UPF 50+


 My only objection is this phrase "Aero fabric is strategically placed for superior aerodynamics". For me what ever better aerodynamics is offered by the Tri Suit is ultimately balanced by all the hair in hands, shoulders, back and legs!!!   Can't deal with hair right now! After all, winter is coming, extra hair is always handy and hubby seems to enjoy all the fur!!!! :-)

A large zipper makes it easy to remove

Pad is made out of fleece so it can dry out fast

Reflectives on the back side "just in case" 

Elastic anti slippery finishes on the thighs so it won't move from is initial position and slips away

This is my Pearl Izumi Tri Suit( light is messing with the black balance. Fabric seems kind of faded in this photo but it is actually 95% black )

Back pockets! There are 2 small back pockets enough to fit some bars, gels or coing (but not large enough for a modern mobile phone (who would need a mobile in triathlon?)

Use of Pearl Izumi Tri Suit in Triathlons :

Water exit on  Chaniathlon 2017

Almiraman 2017 

Posing with my friends Dimitris and Antreas, in Energy Semilong 2016. All fans of Pearl Izumi!

Impressions : 

I use this trisuit in all my triathlons and occasionally in some trainings before the races in order to het used with a single piece suit.

So, I have used it in 2 70.3 triathlons (Almiraman 2016-2017) , 1 Semi Olympic, 2 Olympic and 7 Sprint triathlons.
 Still the trisuit is still looks fresh as new.   (haven't ever used it in the pool as chlorium will wear it out in no time...)

Being a happy owner of a Pearl Izumi, I will definitely going to get a newer item from the same brand when this finally wears out!

If you are looking for a similar Pearl Izumi Tri Suit have a look on the following as I have a 10% Coupon from an Ebay store!!!

Just have a look HERE --->

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Gianna Blake
January 25, 2019 at 8:42 AM ×

Wow, this is really good and the stuff is fabulous. I liked the fitting on the model. Thanks a ton for sharing these details here. Lately, I also bought the quality running bare apparels for yoga sessions and the quality of those is also very nice. They absorb all of the sweat quite nicely.

Congrats bro Gianna Blake you got PERTAMAX...! hehehehe...