I bought these for Whistler trips as something light yet not as light as my veggies. They work well when knees are bent and heading down the hill, but walking around isn't the most comfortable, but no terrible. You can put them on without taking off shoes which is nice. I have large legs and needed to get the straps done up custom by my local dry cleaner, but they seem to fit comparable to others. For more pedaling intensive rides, I wouldn't wear these.