They fit nicely and and grip the handles nicely. I thought since they are windproofwaterproof that they would be good for lower temperatures. It has been my experience that 45 is about as cold as you want use them. They fit the niche between cold weather gloves and half-finger warm weather gloves.
I resisted buying these for years because of high price. But as my father once told me.....you get what you pay for! These are absolutely the best bicycle shorts I have ever triedowned. They are so comfortable but the chamois is the thing that makes them worth buying. At the end of the ride my crotch didn't hurt like it used to wearing other shorts. The only shortfall is the sizing. The reviews said you need to go up one size. I had to go up two sizes for the optimum fit. But Western Bike Works was awesome to work with. I had my incorrect size (up one size) sent back and the new size (up two sizes) post haste.