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Great quality, kept me warm in the low 40s, should have bought these months ago
on October 20, 2012
Pearl Izumi Select Thermal Cycling Tights, Medium
I normally wear size Medium cycling shorts, as my waist is about 34" and my inseam is also 34". These Medium tights are a perfect fit, with only some minor material bunching at my knees. I guess I am to blame for that because my calves aren't monster-sized but my quads are getting bulkier due to cycling.
I balked at the price of these entry-level tights, but after more than a month of riding in the low 40s with nothing but cycling shorts, I bought a pair of these tights and have never looked back. They really kept my legs warm without overheating them, and they are extremely comfortable. The leggings end up lower on my ankles to provide some overlap with shoe covers or shoes to reduce windchill on the ankles. There are zips at the ankles to allow easier ingress/egress out of the tights. There's also a draw string for the waist band although I did not have to use it.
The chamois padding is just as good as Pearl Izumi's Select cycling jersey chamois. I don't have any complaints. The overall quality was very good considering these are Pearl Izumi's "entry-level" clothing line.
Overall: 5/5 stars, kept me warm at 40 degrees.