More than 50 years ago in Tokyo, a father produced Japan's first bicycle racing apparel for his son, a promising racer. Today, Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. has evolved into the world's foremost line of technical- performing and quality manufactured sports apparel. The focus of the Pearl Izumi USA line remains dedicated to meeting the needs of the serious sport enthusiast. Pearl Izumi is best known as a leading manufacturer of both men's and women's bike shorts, cycling jerseys, jackets, gloves, and other cycling clothing. In recent years their product line has expanded to include cross-country skiing, triathlon, duathlon, running and other outdoor sport activities.