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 asPearl Izumi USA, Inc. It has sponsored many bicycling teams, including the 1984 USA Olympic team.
DASH America dba:Pearl Izumi USA was founded by Stan Mavis, & Hugh Walton who purchased the trademark from Dave Jacobs (founder of Spyder, and the original distributor of Pearl Izumi in the USA) and traveled to Japan to meet with the Shimano family and were given the legal rights from the parent company to do business as Pearl Izumi in the US. After several years of successful growth Mavis and Walton were given the rights to distribute the product everywhere in the world except Asia. Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Shimano America, Inc.
Pearl Izumi has products in many sports including cross-country skiing, triathlon, duathlon, and running, but their primary focus is cycling. Pearl Izumi has products like shorts, vest, leg warmers, wind tights, jacket, bib tights, arm warmers, jerseys, gloves, shoe cover, cycling shoes, running shoes, men’s shorts, men’s trisuit, men’s jersey, women’s bib shorts and women’s tank top.