Since I have traded my Springfield, I no longer need my soft lowers. I cannot attest to the rain protection but I can say that these are a fantastic addition if you want to continue to ride after the temperature drops. I rode almost all winter and stayed quite comfortable. These are made of quality vinyl. These lowers are in excellent like-new condition; no damage of any kind to the vinyl, straps are free of fraying, and buckles are free of cracks and scratches. Desert Dawgs wants $130, I am asking $100 which includes the cost of USPS shipping.