Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pearl Izumi Review and Giveaway

The stylish and functional
Elite Thermal Lite Arm Warmer
from Pearl Izumi
The weather has definitely changed, which requires a bit more thought into the running wardrobe these days.  One of the mistakes runners can easily make is dressing TOO WARM come cold days.  Last winter I learned the lesson of dressing in layers.  This past year, I fell in love with Arm Warmers!

Arm warmers are the ideal accessory during the transition from summer to winter.  I find them perfect with a short sleeve shirt when temperatures range in the 40's.  I first started using homemade "arm warmers" before races to keep warm and then tossing them off at the start.  (Homemade style would be cheap knee high socks with a big hole cut in the toe to stick my hand through!  Redneck maybe, but it worked!)

Then enter Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Lite Arm Warmers.  These puppies are like a second skin.  They are super soft and comfortable... and fashionable too!  Once I get running, I forget I even have them on.  A couple weeks ago, I sported them for the Indy Monumental Half Marathon (see recap here).  It was low 40's at the beginning of the race, but the Pearl Izumi arm warmers kept me warm and proved to be the perfect raceday outfit.

My initial worry was that the elastic would irritate my upper arm or the whole thing would move around while I run.  In the past, I've gotten bad chaffing on the underarm area, so that's always a concern for me.  I can't tell you how happy I am with these arm warmers from Pearl Izumi... they never moved an inch during a two+ hour run and my skin was mark-free!

The seamless knit construction of these arm warmers stretches to fit your arm.  Composition is 79% nylon, 18% olefin and 3% spandex.

Pair those cool arm warmers with Pearl Izumi's Thermal Run Hat... and I'm ready to tackle this cool weather!

Add in an anniversary (7 years for hubby and I last Saturday!) with presents like a new white running vest... and I'm just about ready for a snow day!

The Pearl Izumi Thermal Run Hat is lightweight and yet made for warmth with P.R.O thermal fabric to optimize moisture transfer.  Only thing that could make this hat better is a little hole for my ponytail.  Seriously, a cute look!


Okay, you wanna be my twin?  
I've got an extra set of Pearl Izumi arm warmers and thermal run hat for one lucky winner!  Here's how to enter... Please leave a comment for each.

MANDATORY
• Be a follower of Run with Jess (via Google Friend Connect - see button in sidebar)
• Check Pearl Izumi's website here... and tell me what makes your Christmas list?

BONUS ENTRIES
• Like Run with Jess on Facebook here.
• Follow Run with Jess on Twitter here.
• Follow Pearl Izumi on Twitter here.
• Tweet this... I want to win Pearl Izumi gear @RUNwJESS @PearlIzumiKody

Good Luck!  Giveaway ends 11/23, winner announced on Thanksgiving Day, 11/24.
No purchase necessary to enter. Winner chosen by random.org.  
The products were supplied to me at no charge, but the opinions expressed are all Jess.



196 comments:

  1. ooh, love everything on the site! Especially the thermal Aurora hoodie & the T that says, How May I Help You Not Jog? Hmm, how do I make Christmas revolve around my wish list????

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  2. Follow you on Twitter (@melissyk)

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  3. Aside from the awesome products shown here I would put the W Beakay Jacket in grey on my Christmas list!!! PS I followed you on google but THAT account is under my old name RachelC (changed my last name) so IF I win ;) you know that's me!

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  4. Following Pearl Izumi on Twitter

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  5. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/melissyk/status/137344133437198337

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  6. I really like the Elite Tri Support Singlet -- it would be so cute for my races!

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  7. I would love to have the infinity compression shorts! I also like the t-shirt that says "how may I help you not jog", so funny!

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  8. I like Run with Jess on facebook!

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  9. I wan the elite thermal socks...anything to keep my feet war keep me happy!

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  10. I've checked out their website, and I'm seriously in love with the arm warmers. I'd love to try out a pair (I have problems with shirts/arm warmers fitting comfortably over my upper arms).

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  11. I follow you on Twitter (@JessLK721)

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  12. I tweeted about the giveaway! (@JessLK721)

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  13. I love the women's infinity shrug. Please be under the xmas tree santa!

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  14. following pearl izumi on twitter!

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  15. I would love a white windbreaker jacket to run in!

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  16. I sure do follow you. You look supercute in your new duds!

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  17. I follow Run with Jess on Twitter

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  18. I follow Pearl Izumi on Twitter

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  19. Am definitely needing some taller socks. Love some of the ones that Pearl Izumi is showing on their site.

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  20. I like the W's Infinity Windblocking Hoody so that will be on my list!

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  21. following you on Twitter
    @eatrunsail

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  22. Jess, they are not using the Twitter handle you linked to anymore... since Oct 29th it has been @pearlizumikody.

    And I follw it on Twitter.
    @eatrunsail

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  23. I tweeted twice. The one you posted and another with the new Twitter handle.

    Have a great night!

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  24. I would actually really like to try some of the armwarmers, maybe the thermal armwarmers or the thermal gloves.

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  25. I have been wanting to try their arm warmers for a while. That would be my first choice!

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  26. I follow you on Twitter! (@IllinoisHawkeye)

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  27. i follow your blog and want to be your twin

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  28. i need the pearl izuma women's amfib tights. i bet that those bad boys are warm as all heck!

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  29. i didn't realize that you had a fb page...i just liked you!

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  30. I really could use some sleeves! I don't have any yet!

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  31. I like you on Facebook (for awhile now!)

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  32. I'd love to win some sleeves :) don't have any and would love to try them :) great giveaway!!!

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  33. What would I like under the tree from Pearl Izumi? Their great Isotransition sneaks. Gotta get some new kicks. And a pair of sleeves.....

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  34. I am all over some new cycling shoes!

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  35. very cool! I follow and would love the windbreaker jacket for running...I have NO running jacket :(

    Those arm warmers are cool too...

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  36. I follow PearlIzumi on Twitter.

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  37. On my Christmas list are the Pearl Izumi Tri Fly III triathlon shoes. Love those!

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  38. New follower! I would love a pair of their warmer gloves for Christmas (along with the hat and sleeves:))

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  39. i'm a follower! love the outfit! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  40. i like W's Elite Thermal Barrier jacket. cute! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  41. i like run with jess on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  42. I'm a follower! Visited their website and love the sun sleeves!

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  43. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/Running_theRace/status/137569204101591042

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  44. i just got some of the select women's tights and i am a tiny bit obsessed. if i had like 20 more pair...i would be pumped! haha!

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  45. I had some Pearl Izumi shoes and they didn't work out for me so anything non shoe would be great! I would really like one of the bright green jackets :)

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  46. Those arm warmers definitely make the Christmas list - I have been looking for some!

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  47. I follow Pearl Izumi on Twitter

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  48. And I tweeted about the giveaway!

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  49. ooooohhh Love them
    New follower :)
    Found the link on twitter btw
    Thanks for hosting

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  50. Dear Santa,
    Please leave me the Tri Fly III carbon bike shoes.

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  51. following you on twitter
    @milesmusclesmom

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  52. Oh man, so many things it's hard to choose, but I really need some new nickers. and of course I follow.

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  53. I like run with jess on facebook.

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  54. I follow run with jess on twitter.

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  55. I follow pearl izumi on twitter.

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  56. I like everything on their website, but I could use some winter running socks!

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  57. This would be on my Christmas list. Love the color.

    W's Infinity Windblocking Jacket
    $130.00

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  58. I'm following RWJ on Twitter. @jillconyers

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  59. Following PI on Twitter. @jillconyers

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  60. I tweeted the giveaway! @jillconyers

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  61. I love the ISO Seek IV trail runners. Thanks for the contest!

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  62. I like the W's Select LS jERSEY

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  63. The W's Kissaki in pink would make my list!

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  64. I've been wanting a pair of arm warmers like FOREVER so maybe just maybe there will be a pair of fancy thermal arm warmers waiting for me under the tree =)

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  65. Im very new to running and Im having a hard time with layering! ID love arm warmers! Leg warmers, hat!! My christmas list is FULL of running gear!!

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  66. Liked Run with Jess on facebook!

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  67. I am a Run with Jess blog follower.

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  68. I'm a follower

    Kiley @ DailyVitaminF

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  69. on my christmas list would be their tights or a jacket.

    Kiley @ DailyVitaminF

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  70. I would love a new pair of tri shoes on my xmas list!

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  71. I like run with jess on facebook

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  72. I follow run with jess on twitter

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  73. I follow your blog :)
    amo72 at ymail dot com

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  74. I want Spin shoes from them! OMG they are so cute....is it okay to say that! LOL

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  75. I follow Run With Jess!

    Sarah Anne - From Survive to Thrive

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  76. I like Run With Jess on Facebook!

    Sarah Anne

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  77. I follow Run With Jess on Twitter!

    Sarah Anne

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  78. I tweeted: "I want to win Pearl Izumi gear @RUNwJESS @PearlIzumiKody"

    Sarah Anne

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  79. The Women's AMFIB Tights make my Christmas list!

    Sarah Anne

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  80. I want their cycling gloves.

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  81. Running tights are on my Christmas list!

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  82. I like Run with Jess on Facebook!

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  83. I follow @RUNwJESS on Twitter!

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  84. I follow @pearlizumikody on Twitter

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  85. def. want some of those armwarmers!

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  86. I follow pearlizumikody on twitter

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  87. Pearl Izumi arm warmers were already on my xmas list--was so excited to find your giveaway!

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  88. I need a new spin skirt. The pearl izumi one I already have is awesome, though.

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  89. Arm sleeves, socks, shorts, and cycling shoes are my favorites from their site that would be on my list!

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  90. Follow you on twitter-I'm Suz4AU0608

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  91. Follow your blog (Rachel R. on GFC)
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  92. I like the Aurora Yoga Pants.
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  93. follow you on twitter @RachelsReviews
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  94. follow pearl on twitter @RachelsReviews
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  95. https://twitter.com/#!/RachelsReviews/status/139063036215427073
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  96. I am a follower. Awesome giveaway. You are so cute in your pink ensemble!

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  97. I really like the vests they have in the outerwear section. I could use a good running vest, kinda like yours!

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  98. I like run with jess on FB. :)

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  99. i actually have a few pearl izumi pieces on my Christmas Wishlist
    http://www.ericarunning30.com/2011/11/here.html

    I really love their Infinity Softshell Jacket.

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