Pearl Izumi is a company that produces sports apparel.
With origins in Tokyo, Japan over 50 years ago, it began to be seen in the US around 1981 and is now formally known as Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. It has sponsored many bicycling teams, including the 1984 USA Olympic team.
DASH America dba: Pearl Izumi USA was founded by Davis Phinney, Andy Hampsten, Stan Mavis, & Hugh Walton who purchased the trademark from David Jacobs who founded Spyder and was the original distributor of Pearl Izumi in the USA.
Pearl Izumi has products in many sports including cross-country skiing, triathlon, duathlon, and running, but their primary focus is cycling.
The name Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. is derived from the gem "pearl" and an area of Japan known for its clear water "Izumi." Literally translated, the name means, "fountain of pearls."
Because Pearl Izumi Team is so wildly popular among cycling teams, Gear4cycling has created complete men’s and women’s Pearl Izumi cycling apparel collections such as Pearl Izumi cycling jersey, Pearl Izumi cycling bib shorts, Pearl Izumi cycling socks, Pearl Izumi cycling shoe covers, Pearl Izumi cycling cap & bandanas, and Pearl Izumi cycling gloves. Also Pearl Izumi cycling jacket, Pearl Izumi cycling vest, and Pearl Izumi cycling arm/leg warmers are entirely functional but will convey your passion for life on the bike. A range of Custom Made Cycling Apparel is also available to meet the needs of more cycling enthusiasts, cycling teams, professional events, clubs, and bike shops.