Keeping the knees protected not only preserves them in the long run, as cold temperatures can increase joint friction, it can also keep your overall core temperature far warmer than layering your upper body alone. To keep your knees protected this fall and winter without completely covering up, the Pearl Izumi Women's Sugar Thermal Knickers are a great choice. Made from Izumi's Select Thermal fabric, the knickers use a six panel, anatomic design that contours to your body for a superb fit. Select Thermal fabric is a mid level, winter weight material that works to keep you warm in mild fall and winter temperatures. Along with being warm, Select Thermal moves moisture away from the skin during your ride. So, you'll stay dry and comfortable for miles on end. A women's Tour 3D chamois adds to the comfort, too. Made with an anatomic design, this two layer chamois supports you on short to medium length rides where you may be in the saddle for 1 3 hours. The breathable four way stretch microfiber top layer moves with you and wicks moisture away from your body, while the Tour 3D's variable density padding relieves pressure on sensitive tissue and maintains bloodflow. The Pearl Izumi Sugar Thermal Women's Knicker are available in six sizes, from X Small to XX Large, and in the color Black only.