I've long wanted a pair of chaps to keep the top of my thighs dry but without overheating during rainy rides. Full rain pants are just too hot, unless you're not riding far. These chaps do the job perfectly. They're easy to put on or stow, and most importantly keep my legs dry. I have occasionally ended up with a bit of a wet spot on my lap but due only to the placement of my rain jacket, which occasionally slips up a bit and deposits water just above the chaps. For that reason, I wish the chaps didn't have the non-rainproof mesh area at the very top, but it's not too difficult to get that under the rain jacket, so long as I remember. bottomline: they're super practical, they work, they're easy to use.