Pearl Izumi Versa Softshell
| Mar 29, 2019 |
The Versa isn't just another hoodie. It can go seamlessly from the trail right into causal day at work or out on the town.
The cut is a bit more generous than other biking based hoodies that I have had before, but it still has some shape making it comfortable. The hood has more of a tighter fit, not cut to fit over a helmet and when zipped up all the way, it has a nice cozy feel.
The fabric has a traditional soft shell feel to it, and they have screened on some reflective accents to keep you visible in low light situations. Around back, there is a drop tail, but i wouldn't call it pronounced.
Each sleeve has wrist gaiters, made from a thinner, stretchy material, that keep the elements from coming up your sleeves. On the front right side there is a sneaky zippered stash pocket large enough for a slim wallet or phone. The pocket is so sneaky in fact, that I didn't notice it for the first couple of weeks that I had the Versa. On the back right side there is another pocket which is large enough to fit in a pair of gloves, or a larger phone when you need to put it away.
Offered in two different colourways, Port/Arctic (as tested) & Black on Black. Port/Arctic was a bit bold when I first saw it, but the colourway grew on me pretty quick and has become a regular go to hoodie in my closet.
Price: $250 cdn.
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