Reviewed by Observer from Alleghenies on Sunday, December 1, 2013
I've worn these in weather from 45 to 25 F, including light rain. This morning's grocery run at 25 F begins with a descent at 25-30 mph. My Garneau legwarmers are warmer and less porous than these Canaris; my ancient PI Elite tights are still every bit as warm. Of course none of them are waterproof; all will wick water to the outside as long as you're generating heat. Don't overlook that these tights have a pad, which makes them much less versatile. I'm accustomed to pulling on tights over regular padded shorts, which of course is warmer; can't do that with these tights. The pad is quite uncomfortable off the bike, but it becomes unnoticeable in the saddle; that, at least, is good design. I have relatively long legs, and these tights still fit very well; they're plenty long enough. But if I were heading for the tundra, I would pack more versatile kit than these.