They have all, to varying degrees, kept the elements at bay and made riding through a Midwestern winter more bearable.
Look for a full review in our fall '08 issue.
Personally, I hate winter. I've seen enough snow this year to last me a lifetime. I hate riding in freezing temperatures, but it beats sitting on my ass. I definitely have not done as much training as I would have liked—I have no illusions of grandeur, of decimating the field, I'll be content to hold my own until Kansas thaws.
This will be an interesting race season for me; many changes have been made. All of them for the better. Stay tuned for more details.