I first wore these legwarmers on a 20 degree day. My legs were warm- if only I'd avoid accounted for the shorts. I would wear these on mid spring and fall rides where the mornings are cool and then warm up significantly. The legwarmers are not bulky. They can be tucked into a shirt pocket when they get too warm.
I'm a Castelli guy. Always works for me, especially their jackets, bibs, and jerseys. So, why not their warmers. I use these with the Nano bibshorts. Warm and fit perfectly. I liked these so much I bought the knee warmers too.
These leg warmers are perfect for chilly days when it's not quite cold enough for your heavy bike pants. They are comfortable on your thighs and don't slide down your knees like other leg warmers tend to. Tip: Wear the leg warmers UNDER your bike shorts.
These leg warmers do the job at keeping your legs warm. I've worn them in the high 30's. They are very stretchy and snug. Because of this, you have to make sure you aren't stretching them upwards when you put them on. Otherwise they slip down when you ride. The best thing to do is to pull them all they way on and pull up the fabric so they are loose at the top. Then pull down and adjust the fabric. Once you have them set right, they are fine.
The one feature missing is that they are not reflective. They don't claim to be so it's not a product defect. But keep that in mind when you make your product selection.
Unlike my hands, feet, and ears, my legs tend not to get particularly cold. These keep my legs warm in dry desert winters down to 30F. There is a little bit of bunching behind my knees for which I'm subtracting one star, but this is a very minor complaint.