Pearl iZUMi is on a mission to produce 90% Sustainable Cycling Clothes by the year 2022. Not only does reclaiming materials keep them out of landfills and reduce their carbon footprint, but there’s also a zero decrease in the performance of these recycled fabrics. This is one case where you can have it all. After all, every day should be Earth Day!
For Spring 2020, PEARL iZUMi re-developed over 100 pieces. Jackets and jerseys that are made with recycled polyester, shorts feature recycled nylon, casual items are made with organic cotton and hats from renewable Merino wool. Check out their spring collection or read the original press release here.
We believe we can make the world a better place through cycling. But our commitment extends beyond the performance of the products we make to the ways they’re made, because we believe the way we live today affects how future generations ride.Pearl iZUMi
Pearl iZUMi’s PRO Merino Thermal Jersey
Read our Pearl Izumi Pro Merino Thermal Jersey review. This sustainable Merino jersey features a simple yet stylish design but is still most definitely a cycling jersey, but because it’s made from 57 percent Merino wool, lacks the big bright team logos and neon colors, there is absolutely no reason it can’t be worn hiking or during any other outdoor activity. Being a simple design, you can even wear it into the coffee shop or grocery store and not get those weird looks.
More Options for Sustainable Cycling Clothes
The Spring 2020 Outerwear Collection includes everything from packable emergency shells for “just in case” protection, to purpose-built rain jackets for riders who won’t take a day off during downpours. For example, the new Vortex WxB Hooded Jacket combines a highly-breathable, fully-taped, three-layer construction with an over-the-helmet hood design and a two-way waterproof zipper to keep riders warm and dry even in heavy rain. Made from recycled materials, the lightweight fabric has enough stretch to move with you on the bike and fit over layers. PI Dry permanent water-shedding technology ensures that this jacket will perform at a high level for its lifetime. Meanwhile, the PRO Barrier Jacket sheds all but the worst of the rain, while allowing extra breathability and exceptional stretch. With minimal bulk, this jacket fits easily in a jersey pocket when the sun emerges, making it the ideal weatherproof piece to bring on any ride.