They're better than nothing, but not much better. These are good for when is barely getting chilly but I wouldn't buy them if you plan on using them effectively below 45 degrees. I went on a ride in about 32 degree weather and couldn't feel anything below the ankle when I got home. I didn't expect to be warm, but didn't think I would be that cold. That being said, they have been fine for days above 45 degrees.