The Pearl Izumi Pro Escape Thermal Jersey stands out for its retro looks and tailored fit. But don’t let the appearance deceive you – this is a warm, technical jersey with many clever design touches.
As first impressions go, the Pro Escape didn’t fill me confidence – the wool-like acrylic/polyester mix fabric felt cheap to touch and its packaging does it no favours.
Out on the bike, however, you’re able to appreciate the synthetics’ thermal properties – the jersey is much warmer than its thickness would suggest. Plus, after a couple of wash cycles, the material beds in for a much better feel.