These are the single most uncomfortable piece of cycle wear I've ever worn. The material feels harsh next to your skin. The grippers feature raised dots that seem to pull and tear at the skin. Although they are windproof, the material still manage to feel cold next to your skin.The fit is very tight and constricting.
I've only used these for two rides-well not even two. I had to remove them halfway through the second ride. There's a flat seam right at the back of the knee joint that feels like a jeweler's saw working it's way through your tendons. I chose to finish the ride with slightly chilly knees rather than have the back of them rubbed raw.