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Limited run: The Pearl iZUMi Summit Barrier Jacket goes retro (and Upcycled)

Summit-Barrier-Jacket All photos c. Pearl IzumiAll photos c. Pearl Izumi
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Pearl Izumi has just combined one of its most popular, all-around layers with sustainable upcycling practices in the Limited Edition Upcycled Summit Barrier Jacket.

The jacket, which Pearl Izumi describes as light, packable, and resilient, uses leftover fabric to reduce waste and environmental impact. By keeping scrap materials out of the landfill with its Limited Edition Upcycled Collection, the brand aims to achieve net-positive sustainability by 2025.

Our favorite thing about the new version? The throwback windbreaker color.

Upcycled Summit Barrier Jacket

Summit-Barrier-Jacket All photos c. Pearl Izumi

Available in retro color-block or plain black, the sustainable Summit Barrier folds away into the chest pocket and compresses down enough to fit within a hip or downtube pack.

But Pearl Izumi indicates that doesn’t detract from the jacket’s robust protection against the wind. The ultralight ripstop fabric is what gives the jacket the “barrier” in its name, as it holds off wind and light precipitation.

The three-piece hood construction is large enough to fit comfortably around a helmet but snug enough to stay in place. The full-length zipper makes it easy to throw on in a flash.

Summit Barrier Jacket features

  • Constructed from 100% polyester ultra-light Ripstop fabric
  • Windproof, water-resistant
  • Durable water repellent (DWR) coating
  • Made from upcycled material
  • Full-length zipper
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Hood-over-helmet design
  • Relaxed fit

Availability, Purchasing

The limited run of upcycled Summit Barrier jacket ($85 MSRP) is available in sizes S-XXL.


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2 years ago

Bring back colour and bring back some goofyness. Mountainbiking has gotten way too serious and ‘EXTREME!!!1!’.
More of this please!

11 months ago

According to other sources, Hood can be worn under helmet. I bought this jacket and the hood is rather small for use on top of a helmet.

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