These are a nice looking set of compression panniers, one issue I have with anything that LG makes is their use of cheap zippers, I broke one of the pulls on my first trip with these. Easy fix with a paperclip, but an issue with thier products as I had the same issue with a set of thier botties which I returned due to the zipper breaking on the first try.
This vest which I have in the ginger is great for late fall early spring riding. I have been using it almost a year now and find it to be just the right amount of wind stopping for me. The zipper is stout as well, a pluse at this price level.
If you have never used this stuff before I would say that you should try and go with the warm first. I found the warm to be more then enough for me, they do sell a hot which I would think I would want to remove roadside. Great stuff just don't get it mixed up with your Chamois Butter!