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Pearl Izumi
Men's Elite Escape Shorts

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Escape to new shorts.

Riding your bike is hard enough, why punish yourself by doing it on a stale, flat chamois in the pair of shorts you bought 5 years ago? Based on the success of the Elite In-R-Cool short, the Pearl Izumi Elite Escape short is the best version yet. Featuring updated P.R.O. Transfer fabric, a brand new chamois and a redesigned anatomical fit, the Elite Escape allows you to pedal in comfort while you’re punishing the pack.

Featuring the new Elite Escape 1:1™ chamois, this multi-layered pad features a floating top sheet allowing the shorts to move with you as you pedal, reducing friction while simultaneously increasing comfort. P.R.O. Transfer fabric is used throughout the shorts, wicking away moisture from your body and into the air.


Available in a variety of colors. Sizes Small - 2XL.

SMLXLXXL
Chest35"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-46½"46½"-49" 
 
Waist29"-31½"31½"-34½"34½"-37½"37½"-41½"41½"-45" 
 
Hips35"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-46½"46½"-49" 
 
Inseam31½"32"32½"33"33½" 
 
 

Style Type: non-Bib 

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Favorite pair of riding shorts thus far
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by JSquare
Cycling Enthusiast
Texas
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I keep moving up in shorts quality as I ride more miles. Now ride 4 times per week, 70-100 miles. These are more comfortable than Castelli Entrada but of course more expensive. 31-32 waist, medium is a snug fit but comfortable. Fit a bit longer than other shorts. Silicon on the lower leg but unnoticeable when I pull them on. Chamois is very comfortable, more so than the 'blue' PIzumi chamois by a bit. These shorts feel good when you put them on, unlike other brands I have, albeit their lower end. I have ridden a few 30 mile rides in them and they are my most comfortable pair yet. I am not at the level where I want to spend $100 on shorts (got them on sale) so I cannot compare them to the higher levels. Between the lower end Castelli and Pearl I, these are the best I have ridden. Hope that helps.

Reviewed 7/7/2018
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Fit well, no chafing, very comfortable
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by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great shorts

Reviewed 10/13/2017
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Good buy, good fit!
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by Anonymous
dallas
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Great fit, comfortable, and a chamois that works well. Good value, too!

Reviewed 10/9/2017
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Feels good on the butt
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by Barry
Portland
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

No problems here with the Elite Escape shorts. Just dont underestimate your size - they run a tad small - and dont try to save $$ by opting for the cheaper latex Pearl Izumi shorts either. Elite Escape is the one you want.

Reviewed 5/25/2018
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This is the best cycling short I've ever purchased.
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by Long Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Ann Arbor, Mi
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
4 of 12 customers found this review helpful.

I ride over 6,000 miles each year. That's a lot of time in the saddle. As soon as I switched to the R-Cool short the riding comfort was so much better. At 6' 3 and 235 lbs my behind takes quite a pounding. These shorts are all I want to put on these days. Makes my other riding shorts obsolete. My only regret is I didn't go with these shorts sooner. A bit more money but well worth it.

Reviewed 1/17/2017
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Very comfortable on long rides.
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by LarryL
Cycling Enthusiast
SoCal.
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I ride about 5 days a week and these are my go to shorts for rides over 50 miles. The pad is very comfortable which helps on longer rides. The elastic in the legs holds up your legknee warmers if you need them on cooler days. I have a couple pair of these shorts and I find them to be very durable and have not stretched out. The black color has started to fade a little on my older pair but they still fit great.

Reviewed 1/16/2017
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Keeps getting better
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by Jan the Man
Cycling Enthusiast
Sarasota FL
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Snug fit, but appropriately so. Will keep it lasting longer. Excellent quality. Decent chamois.

Reviewed 1/5/2017
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they've shrunk
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by sonoma biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Rosa,CA
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Seems to be the same great Pearlizumi quality, but they seem to have shrunk their shorts a 12 to 34 of a size. A medium used to fit me perfectly and now it's a bit snug. Wish they wouldn't have changed the sizing because now I'm inbetween sizes.

Reviewed 1/6/2017
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Comfortable and well made
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
arvada, CO
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Purchased these for my husband, who is an avid cyclist, as a gift. He let me know right away how much he likes these shorts. His comments are that the shorts are very comfortable , have held up well already to regular washing and he would recommend highly. Size seems appropriate.

Reviewed 2/11/2018
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Outstanding shorts
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by Karl
Missouri
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

I bought these for a 118 mile ride on rural highways. I wanted a better short than the PI Attacks which are good up to a metric century. The temperature was in the mid 80s and these provided the comfort I had hoped for.

bored foot

Reviewed 10/16/2016
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Great fit
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by Anonymous

I really like the new version of this short. Comfortable and the sizing is more accurate.

Reviewed 10/12/2017
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Great product
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by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

First ride was a 30 miler with this shorts. No problems. Comfortable thicker pad. Almost ordered another pair when I got home.

Reviewed 10/5/2017
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Fits perfectly and comfortable
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by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Fits perfectly and comfortable however one of the seams is splitting.

Reviewed 10/5/2017
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Great comfort
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by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great shorts. They run small. I'm a 34 inch waist and needed XL.

Reviewed 9/23/2017
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The best!
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by Bikin Bob
Cycling Enthusiast
Horse Shoe, NC
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

With 30 years of biking these are absolutely the best cycling shorts I have worn.

Reviewed 9/21/2017
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Good quality. Fit well. Very comfortable through long rides.
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by hegeducr
Cycling Enthusiast
Trexlertown, PA
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Use it for rides up to 4 hr. I like everything about these shorts. One of the best shorts I've ever ridden in, with over40 years of hard riding experience.

Reviewed 9/22/2017
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My favorate pair on cycling shorts.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Western NC
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

This is my second pair. My first pair is in the shorter length and is one reason I like these shorts so much. When I ordered my second pair, I assumed it would be the same length. My second pair is now my second most favorite pair.

Reviewed 9/22/2017
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NoPain
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by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Material good

Runs smaller then my previous Elite

Reviewed 9/21/2017
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Great compression and comfort!
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by DBGRVA
Cycling Enthusiast
Richmond, VA
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

I love these shorts as they have very good compression and are very comfortable for long century rides on hot days. I initially bought one pair to try and about a month later bought another pair. These are my go to short for the summer.

Reviewed 9/14/2017
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Pearl Izumi shorts
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Very comfortable and well sized short. Perfect for the type of riding I do. They are durable and the fit is excellent. Very well made..

Reviewed 3/24/2017
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