I had only one pair of long riding tights before, as my little biking-buddy group rarely rode in cold weather. But this year, we are meeting nearly every day early in the morning, and I needed more than one pair! Ordered several different kinds, but these are my absolute favorite. Not bulky...somehow relatively thin yet with plenty of thermal protection to stay warm (and I get cold easily). The sizing note made me worry that they might be too tight, but they are perfect in my usual size. If Cycology adds models with color bands near the ankles, or color stripes down the sides, I will be getting more!!!