Another new arrival on the scene this year is Pearl Izumi’s Launch Trail Pant, and the brand has dropped a really versatile offering in these trousers.
Pearl Izumi Elevate pads are a minimal sleeve design, eschewing cumbersome straps or zips in favour of a Lycra sock and wide, elasticated hems.
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Flow is lightweight and easy to turn over pedalling, without this attribute making it feel too flimsy or unstable around the foot.
Pearl Izumi MTB WRX is a 300g jacket with a fixed hood that would be as useful as an all-day jacket as it would a lightweight, packable waterproof.
The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch ll seems unfeasibly light and soft for a shoe designed around trail and enduro riding but performance is not compromised.
Pearl Izumi has a range of clothing under the Divide label. Aimed more at exploring the trails and days in the saddle rather than shredding the DH track, they feature…
Stiff enough for decent pedal power, flexy enough for comfortable walking, the Pearl Izumi X-Project hopes to cover ground as both a trail and XC shoe