Product Review: Pearl Izumi Whisper Jacket

We have a good selection of men’s and women’s cool weather jackets in stock, and lets face it, this hasn’t been the warmest summer on record, so this week we’re featuring a women’s jacket from Pearl Izumi: The Whisper.

Maybe it’s called the Whisper because it’s fairly understated. We like the fact that it can not only be worn on your daily commute but can be worn into the office or into the coffee shop on the way home without drawing unwanted attention, while still remaining very visible on the road thanks to good colour choices and reflective piping.

The Whisper has been a perennial favourite, but got even better this year with an updated style and a softer fabric. While very wind and water resistant the fabric feels nice against your skin, unlike some older, more `plastic` feeling jackets. The collar in particular feels nice even when the jacket is zipped all the way up. The Whisper is well ventilated and of course has a full zippered pocket in the back. It’s pretty form fitting, which tends to look more flattering but also helps from feeling like a parachute in Winnipeg wind.

This is a fairly lightweight jacket, intended for cool summer days (or nights), or when there’s rain or excessive wind. It can also be used as an outer layer in the early spring or late fall. At $93 it doesn’t cost that much for a jacket that will last many seasons and greatly enhance your riding comfort on less than ideal days.

We have a few colours and sizes in stock. We also have similar jackets available from companies like Cannondale, and of course we have men’s styles as well, so feel free to check out our selection today.

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