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Pearl Izumi Outlet store, recommended products?

Old 02-10-18, 06:47 PM
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Pearl Izumi Outlet store, recommended products?

I'm on vacation and there's an Pearl Izumi outlet store at a shopping center I'm going to

Are there any must-have items I should try and get? I am interested in bibs and jerseys or tights. Any recommendations?

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Old 02-10-18, 07:54 PM
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I've bought a lot of stuff from them. They often have sales or coupons, ask to get on their email list. But there is no telling what the good deals will be when you get there, you have to know what a good price is
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Well, I use their bibs and have never been let down by them. I've got an outlet about an hour away and will make the drive will I need something. I also tend to look through all the clearance jerseys and such. I've got quite a few nice ones that way at a really cheap price.
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Comparison-shop with eg Amazon. The one near me (Gilroy, CA) for the most part was more expensive than the same things on line. The good thing is you can try before you buy.
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Comparison-shop with eg Amazon. The one near me (Gilroy, CA) for the most part was more expensive than the same things on line. The good thing is you can try before you buy.
True - The deals at the one in Park City are in the back clearance area. But for things like bibs I want to make sure the fit is good and the freedom of movement.
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Comparison-shop with eg Amazon. The one near me (Gilroy, CA) for the most part was more expensive than the same things on line. The good thing is you can try before you buy.
Darn, Gilroy is the one I'm going to. Hopefully there are some even bigger sales now.

Do people try on bibs? I would be wary to try on ones that have been worn.
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Just pick out the lice in the padding before you try it on. They typically don't charge for them, and they make good eating.
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PI clothing = RIP nether region. Can't stand their stuff now.
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When I lived in Utah, I would hit the Park City PI store often. The most amazing day was when they had a big cardboard box filled with bibs, tights, jerseys, and everything. $15 each item. I loaded up and 14 years later still have some of it.
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How does their mid/higher end stuff compare with Rapha? Might just stock up on jersey's regardless
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When I lived in Utah, I would hit the Park City PI store often. The most amazing day was when they had a big cardboard box filled with bibs, tights, jerseys, and everything. $15 each item. I loaded up and 14 years later still have some of it.
Not unusual to still find jerseys in that price range.
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I think the stuff they make is generally of pretty good value.
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Originally Posted by rgr555 View Post
How does their mid/higher end stuff compare with Rapha? Might just stock up on jersey's regardless
I have never owned Rapha but I do own Assos and PI shorts. I have the Elite In R Cool shorts and they are not as nice as my Assos but they are still really good. I would definitely recommend them, especially if you can get a sale price.
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I have been to the Gilroy location as well, and there were very few deals to be had. There is a clearance section in the back, which is almost useless if you are sizes M or L.

But at least you get to have all your clothing to smell like garlic for free.
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Originally Posted by rgr555 View Post
I'm on vacation and there's an Pearl Izumi outlet store at a shopping center I'm going to

Are there any must-have items I should try and get? I am interested in bibs and jerseys or tights. Any recommendations?

Thanks
I like pretty much all the PI stuff I have bought. However, I will say that vacation and shopping center are not words to be used in the same sentence.
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Went to one while in Orlando, prices didn't seem that good and selection was awful. I left with nothing
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I have never owned Rapha but I do own Assos and PI shorts. I have the Elite In R Cool shorts and they are not as nice as my Assos but they are still really good. I would definitely recommend them, especially if you can get a sale price.
I own both Assos and Rapha. Both are perhaps the top of the heap when it comes to design, innovation and quality in manufacturing. I guess I could say that you do get what you pay for.

That said, with PI, I have returned items to them over the years for zipper replacement, elastic gripper replacement, and stitching that came out. All were either repaired or replaced with no questions and certainly without a receipt of purchase. Some of their items that I still use I have had for nearly 25 years.
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I used to work near one and would regularly drop in on my lunch break; I swore by their running shoes for a while but they’ve changed all their styles, particularly the lightweight soles, and I don’t like the new stuff.

I would regularly find bargains there, particularly on out-of-season stuff. For example, I bought my thermal jacket there in April one year for $30-40, iirc, rrp being double or triple what I paid.

I think like a lot of outlet-type places, they’re inconsistent in what they carry, so you need to stop by multiple times to find the bargains. Or else be very lucky on what they happened to get delivered in your size the week you happen to be there.
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