after trying on 4 different styles of warmer tights / pants I bought a pair of these Novara Headwind pants. I like that they don't have a liner so I can run in them as well. They are snug but have enough room for my favorite bike shorts. My rain pants are great but I needed a garment like this for days that were dry. I also wanted a cycling specific garment that had a more snug fit but not as form fitting as tights.

http://www.rei.com/product/786461?pr...e0d5ca371b2d98

I also treated myself to a Brooks Podium Half-Zip II Shirt. I like that it is snug but roomy enough for a base layer and can be worn running as well. I needed a long sleeve crossover garment to bridge the gap between warmer and cooler weather.

http://www.rei.com/product/803121