A climbing specific jersey is one of those pieces that you don't know you're missing until you try one out. Once you do, arguing against the necessity of a having a whisper thin top to reach for when you're getting ready for a day of grueling climbs in the heat of midsummer becomes pretty difficult. Pearl Izumi's featherweight ELITE Pursuit Summer Jersey is brand new for Pearl, and its breathability and featherweight materials will keep you cool as you test your limits on challenging, exhausting new gradients. Every construction detail of the ELITE Pursuit functions in the name of airflow, aiming to simulate wind when you're in the middle of an asphalt wall absorbing the sun's heat. The Direct Vent mesh main body pairs with stretchier polyesterelastane shoulders and back to create a jersey that moves with you without feeling restrictive. Synthetic fibers dutifully pull moisture away from your skin as you struggle to maintain cadence, and a full length zipper allows for additional ventilation. At the rear, three standard pockets provide space for you to store vital, electrolyte replenishing ride fuel to grab when you reach the top.