I was lucky enough to receive a package from Pearl iZUMi recently, containing trail running gear in the form of a technical top and trail running shoes, along with a cycling bib (review forthcoming). Get ready for some red!
Phase SS ($33.00 )
The Phase Short Sleeve combines style, function and value in a technical training top that is a must have for runners of all levels. SELECT Transfer fabric sets the benchmark for moisture transfer, while the Direct-Vent panels provide superior ventilation. A loose fit for comfort and reflective elements for low-light visibility make this a good addition to a runner’s wardrobe. The subtle colorblocking and vibrant red color are a nice design touch. Comfortable, lightweight, and built to last. Pearl iZUMi quality at a decent price make this a real winner.
Syncro Fuel Trail II Shoes ($120.00)
The Syncro Fuel Trail IIs are a trail-specific running shoe, featuring an aggressively lugged sole, with a breathable mesh upper with supportive synthetic overlays. The bonded, seamless upper promotes an exceptional fit and irritation-free wear, leading me to believe you could wear these sockless. Why you’d do that for a trail run is beyond me, though I guess if it wasn’t sandy or rocky, yet featured multiple water crossings it would make sense. I might have to try that. Very comfortable, but like many Pearl iZUMi shoes, run slightly small, so consider sizing a half size up, if available.
PS If you are a Colorado fan, check out the cute little Colorado flag on the tongue’s lace holder.
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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Pearl iZUMi via OutsidePR. I was not compensated in any other way for the reviews, was not obligated to give them a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.
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