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You probably know Pearl Izumi as a great company that makes some of the best cycling clothing going. So do we, so we were intrigued to learn more about their name and history. The first part of the name Pearl Izumi is easy. As you'd expect, it comes from "pearl," the gem. The second word "Izumi," is taken from an area of Japan known for its clear water.
Literally translated, Pearl Izumi means, "fountain of pearls," an appropriate name for a company that fountain-like, continually produces clothing gems. Equally interesting, Pearl was founded 50 years ago in Tokyo when a father produced Japan's first bicycle clothing for his son, a promising racer.
Today, Pearl Izumi USA has evolved into one of the world's foremost makers of technical, high-quality clothing for serious sports enthusiasts whether they're cyclists, triathletes, runners, or skiers.
If you're looking for top comfort, advanced moisture management, support, protection, the best fit and feel, and the latest styles and fashions, look no further than our wide selection of Pearl. From shorts and tights, to base layers, jerseys, jackets and outerwear, to shoes, socks and gloves, we have a store full. And, every item is sure to enhance your cycling!