This replaces my cycling tights. I wear legwarmers in the morning when its chilly and take them off when it warms up. On morning I got caught in the rain. The Nanoflex plus coating really works. The rain just shed off. It wasn't waterproof, but, it shed about 90 percent of the rain. It kept my legs dry and warm. New technology, I'm impressed. I'm really happy with this product.
I had been using a Savant MIPS, upgraded to the Synthe MIPS when there was a sale, and love it. It's so comfortable I hardly even think about it while riding, other than occasionally adjusting the micro adjuster, which I can do on the bike. The micro adjuster is extremely handy to compensate for the change when I put a skullcap on or off in the winter. I also like that the height of the rear band mount is adjustable, easy to get the fit snug but not tight. The sunglasses dock seems mainly useful for pros (who have sunglasses sponsors) or folks who wear cheap sunglasses. Me, I need glasses to see where I'm going so (a) I'm not going to take them off while riding and (b) even if I did, they are Transitions Progressive lenses, which are FAR too expensive to risk leaving perched on the helmet where they might fall to the ground if I forgot they were there when I removed my helmet. And if they fell off and broke, finding my way home would be a problem! So I just keep my glasses on and fasten the helmet straps over them.
I have logged about a 1000 miles on my gravel bike with these babies. Excellent power transfer with the sole and the footbed has not given me any hot spots. The dial retention system has been flawless, even with mud packed around them. The heel retention system seemed a little extreme until I tightened them down and low and behold it actually works. Keeps my heel solidly planted in the shoe without rub or constriction.