I'm from California, and I moved to the East Coast a few years ago. The transition to REAL winter riding was difficult until I found these bibs. I had been experimenting with lighter knickers, embrocation, and leg warmers all last season. These inferno knickers are simply far superior to anything else I've tried. Needless to say they're super insulating and the chamois is incredibly comfy. However, I did have some issues with the fit. I wish that CC carried an extra small because I found the small's waist was a little big and the legs a tad bit too long. Just for reference I'm 5'10" and normally a 30ish waist. Other than that, these are definitely a staple for frigid days when I need to get a ride in.