29 Sep '16, 10am

Pearl Izumi Trail N3 Review

Pearl Izumi Trail N3 Review

The outsole of the Pearl Izumi Trail N3 is made of a new carbon-rubber compound with a similar multi-directional lug pattern found on the N2 version 3 model. Interestingly, when I compared the lugs to my N2 version 2 models (and the N2 version 3 models online), the overall size and length of the lugs appeared shorter and smaller. The lug height wasn’t noticeably different. Performance-wise, I found the traction to be on par with the other Pearl Izumi E:Motion Trail models I’ve worn. They provide adequate grip on most Colorado Front Range trails—especially the buffed-out ones—in normal conditions and would also excel on the slickrock trails in the Utah desert and anywhere a dirt jeep road can be found. The carbon rubber is nice and sticky for the rocks especially when not covered in wet sand or kitty-litter debris. In my experience, the N3 shoes are not deep-mud and snow sh...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2016/09/pearl-izumi-trail-n3-revie...

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