if you are after a winter outfit, this is not it. I live in Sweden and though i bought a winter outfit for use when the temperature hits below zero degrees C. But Pearl Izumi has 3 levels of clothing Select, Elite and P.R.O off course the price is higher for the other two levels. When i got the product it stated on the label that this garment ideal use is between 7 to 13 degrees celsius. This is good information to have before buying the item.
otherwise the product is good quality i have not yet washed it so i can not say if it looses its shape.