Kept me comfortable at -3 wind chill in 15 mph wind
I was a bit leery due to the price, but a friend swears by these and now you can consider me impressed as well. First of all, these are wicked comfortable. I would lounge around the house with these if I could afford more pairs. Super soft on the inside, very little bulk, and has a wide waistband that's not restrictive. You could even call them roomy, but not enough for me to say they run large since they fit nicely overall.
I live in MN, so I took these breeches out for a spin with an air temp of 18, but we had 15-25 mph winds and a wind chill of -3. Went out on the trail for 35 minutes and only had to turn back because my toes and fingers froze. My legs? Pretty much comfortable! And that was with just the breeches, no other layers on my legs. My legs did get cool, but never cold, and only when the wind was blasting us directly. I was at a comfortable temp while getting my horse groomed and saddled outside (we don't have an indoor tacking area), and comfortable while sheltered from the wind by trees out on the trail.
I now wear these breeches while doing winter hiking and cycling. Definitely recommend for cold weather riding!
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big