Over 50 years ago a loving father created race gear for his promising bicycle racing son. Now today, his apparel has been manufactured into Pearl Izumi USA, Inc and is the world's foremost line of technical-performing and quality manufactured sports apparel. The name Pearl Izumi is loosely derived from an area of Japan that is known for its clear water, "Izumi." When translated literally the name means "fountain of pearls."
Pearl Izumi is been distributed since 1981 in the United States. In 1984, Pearl Izumi sponsored the US National team for the Olympics where the team went on to win nine gold medals. Since then, the focus of Pearl Izumi has been dedicated to meeting the needs of serious sports enthusiasts. Their vision is to apply the same formula for quality, innovation and technical performance that they do in their cycling to other sports categories as well. They have reached out into other sports categories such as cross country skiing, triathlon, duathlon, running and many other outdoor activities. With its opportunistic dream, Pearl Izumi plans on distributing their name throughout the world.