I can't say enough good things about this tights. I live in Colorado Springs CO. I use these tights on dry rides ranging from 15` to around 50` (depending on the wind and sun). I didn't have a problem with them fitting tight like some reviews on the internet mentioned. I think these fit perfect, they are well articulated in all the right spots. There is no bunching behind the knee. The crotch is well protected from the wind and keep the boys downstairs from freezing. What I like best about these is that despite their lack of bulky fabric they are amazingly warm, almost like a second skin that stretches and moves with you. The only difficult part of getting them on is the ankles. They don't have a zipper, which I don't mind. As you can tell from the pictures they have straps that loop under the heel. Just be a little careful pulling them over your heel, getting them off is much easier. I shopped around the internet for the best price and Competitive Cyclist was willing to match the slightly better price I found on Amazon. Because of Competitive Cyclist refund policy I always try to purchase from them. I can't say how well these tight are at keeping out the wet, I suspect they would do as well as any other tight after a treatment or two of water repellent.