I live in Vancouver and riding in winter means a biting damp cold and often rain. I've only been out in these once, however it was 3 degrees Celcius and I rode for 3.5 hours in mixed light rain and wind. They were warm and very comfortable. I read a review on another site regarding the unusually large pad and I know what the other reviewer means , but you only notice when you're not on the bike and I didn't find it a big deal I got used to it quickly. These tights are super comfy on the bike I love the fleece lining and I wouldn't change a thing. I'm 5'3" and 125 pounds and a medium fits nicely so it fits true to the size chart. Would definitely recommend.