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Body Armor:
Crash Pads 1300
Crash Pads 2500
Crash Pads 6000

Gloves:
Cannondale Lobster Claw
Cannondale Pittards Gel
Cannondale Windshredder
Specialized Glove



Jerseys:
Cannondale Cadence
Cannondale Basic Essential
Castelli Race Jersey with Momentum Fabric
Domino Euro Series Women's Long Sleeve Jersey
Earth, Wind & Rider Wool Jersey
GORE BIKE WEAR TM Competition Jersey
Insport F700 DrySport Techno Jersey
Insport F869 Thermalayer
Mountain Hardwear Detonator
Pearl Izumi Women's Richter
Santini Cool Weather
Shebeest K2 Dryline
Shebeest Sleeveless Jersey and Striped Sprint Short
Sugoi Intent T
Sugoi Mezza Luna
Sugoi Regulator Women's
Sugoi Zip T

Shorts:
Cannondale Velocity Bib Short
Canari 6-panel Short
Domino Crash Series Bib knickers
Domino Crash Series Bib Tights
GORE BIKE WEAR TM Xenon Bib Shorts
Harlot Scarlet Knickers and Camen Shorts
Insport Men's J020 RTP Cycle Short
Insport Women's F050 RTP Cycle Short
Insport Short
Pearl Izumi Women's Kawaihae Short
Pearl Izumi Tri Short
Pearl Izumi Ultrasensors
Pricepoint 8 Panel
Santini CX Bib Tight
Shebeest 2191 SSS
Sugoi Gusto Bike Short
Sugoi Traverse Bike Short



Socks:
Rudy Cool Max Socks

Warmers & Wind:
Cannondale Morphis Shell
Cannondale Windproof Pants
Domino Euro Series Women's Wind Sheer Jacket
Domino Euro Series Women's Vest
Eastern Mountain Sports Core Fleece Jacket
Insport Mens J306 Cirrus Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Butter Beanie
Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket
Mountain Hardwear eXtend Featherweight Crew
Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Tights
Mountain Hardwear Synchro
Mountain Hardwear
Transition Zip T

Mountain Hardwear
Transition Featherweight Vest

Mountain Hardwear
Transition Featherweight Jacket

Pearl Izumi Arm Warmers
Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Jacket & Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey
Pearl Izumi Men's Gavia Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Gavia Tights
Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Tights
Pearl Izumi Men's MicroSensor Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey
Pearl Izumi Skullcap
Outdoor Research Balaclava
Shebeest 8030 Training Skullcap
Shebeest Wind Pro Tights
Sugoi Evaporator Jacket
Sugoi Hotshot Jersey
Sugoi MidZero Blur Tights
Trek Balaclava


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Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Tight
Pearl Izumi Women's
Gavia Tight
Reviewed by Cori

Overall out of 10: 10
Features:

  • AmFIB® stretch panels for wind and water protection
  • Patented 3D Pro Chamois with 8mm contoured pad
  • Natural silver antimicrobial ions in chamois reduce bacteria and provide thermal regulation
  • Soft brushed MicroSensor®-Thermal lining for comfort and warmth
  • Highly breathable and warm MicroSensor®-Thermal panels
  • Reflective ankle highlights for nighttime visibility
  • Flat lock seams eliminate chafing
Pearl Izumi has done it again. They have produced a line of gear that is high quality, comfortable and very well thought out.

On a clear, crisp morning our team of reviewers set out for a tour on the North Shore of Long Island. The temperature hovered around 42 degrees or so and there was a slight breeze blowing. Hardly winter conditions but chilly none the less.

Since we were driving to C.W. Post to start our ride I got dressed at home and noted to myself how well designed the Women's Gavia tights were. To begin with I loved the fact that there was a chamois built right into the tight. All my other tights are sans chamois so I wind up throwing cycling shorts on over them for the added comfort of riding with a pad. I liked the fact that the Gavia's have an ankle zipper. It makes getting the tights on a breeze. The zipper was also complimented with a reflective strip, which is so important when riding at night. Some other features worth mentioning are the drawstring around the waist (which i did not use) and the slightly thinner and more pliable material used in the

Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Tight
knee section of the tight. The back of the pant is cut to come up high so there is plenty of warmth protection for your lower back. The wind blocking ability of the tight was impressive as well. I like to test this by putting my hand in the garment and seeing how much of my breath comes through when I raise it to my mouth and exhale.

So the first thing I said as I got out of the car to actually start riding was... "it's cold". And it was. We had just experienced a week of mid 60's weather so to be plunged into low 40's felt cold. As we prepped the bikes for the ride I did a few stretches and some warm up exercises and got that initial chill to go. From that point forward the Gavia tight did its job.

The Gavia is a very comfortable tight. I didn't experience any pinching or chaffing. The chamois is appropriately generous in both padding and size so serious miles in these tights will be no problem. With the combination of the ThermaFleece and AmFIB material my legs were certainly warm. The wind blocking quality to the material was truly impressive. I also liked the fact that I never felt like I was fighting the material as I was pedaling as can often happen with thicker tights. Since we were out on a clear day I couldn't vouch for the water resistant ability that the tight is supposed to possess. As for the fit, I would say they run true to size, while cutting the length a bit long. I am 5'4" and the tights were a good 2-3 inches long on me.

At $174.00 these tights are a bit on the pricey side but, based on their performance worth the ticket price. From past experience, Pearl Izumi consistently builds a quality product that is meant to last.

Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Tight
Pearl Izumi Women's
Gavia Tight
Reviewed by Cori

Overall out of 10: 10
Features:

  • AmFIB® stretch panels for wind and water protection
  • Patented 3D Pro Chamois with 8mm contoured pad
  • Natural silver antimicrobial ions in chamois reduce bacteria and provide thermal regulation
  • Soft brushed MicroSensor®-Thermal lining for comfort and warmth
  • Highly breathable and warm MicroSensor®-Thermal panels
  • Reflective ankle highlights for nighttime visibility
  • Flat lock seams eliminate chafing
Pearl Izumi has done it again. They have produced a line of gear that is high quality, comfortable and very well thought out.

On a clear, crisp morning our team of reviewers set out for a tour on the North Shore of Long Island. The temperature hovered around 42 degrees or so and there was a slight breeze blowing. Hardly winter conditions but chilly none the less.

Since we were driving to C.W. Post to start our ride I got dressed at home and noted to myself how well designed the Women's Gavia tights were. To begin with I loved the fact that there was a chamois built right into the tight. All my other tights are sans chamois so I wind up throwing cycling shorts on over them for the added comfort of riding with a pad. I liked the fact that the Gavia's have an ankle zipper. It makes getting the tights on a breeze. The zipper was also complimented with a reflective strip, which is so important when riding at night. Some other features worth mentioning are the drawstring around the waist (which i did not use) and the slightly thinner and more pliable material used in the

Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Tight
knee section of the tight. The back of the pant is cut to come up high so there is plenty of warmth protection for your lower back. The wind blocking ability of the tight was impressive as well. I like to test this by putting my hand in the garment and seeing how much of my breath comes through when I raise it to my mouth and exhale.

So the first thing I said as I got out of the car to actually start riding was... "it's cold". And it was. We had just experienced a week of mid 60's weather so to be plunged into low 40's felt cold. As we prepped the bikes for the ride I did a few stretches and some warm up exercises and got that initial chill to go. From that point forward the Gavia tight did its job.

The Gavia is a very comfortable tight. I didn't experience any pinching or chaffing. The chamois is appropriately generous in both padding and size so serious miles in these tights will be no problem. With the combination of the ThermaFleece and AmFIB material my legs were certainly warm. The wind blocking quality to the material was truly impressive. I also liked the fact that I never felt like I was fighting the material as I was pedaling as can often happen with thicker tights. Since we were out on a clear day I couldn't vouch for the water resistant ability that the tight is supposed to possess. As for the fit, I would say they run true to size, while cutting the length a bit long. I am 5'4" and the tights were a good 2-3 inches long on me.

At $174.00 these tights are a bit on the pricey side but, based on their performance worth the ticket price. From past experience, Pearl Izumi consistently builds a quality product that is meant to last.

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