A while back I got some awesome deals on new horsey products, including a new pair of breeches. Having ridden in them many times and washed them a few times (yes, guys, I ride in my breeches more than once before I wash them and you cannot tell me I’m the only one who does this), it’s time for another product review.
Originally, I almost didn’t order these because I was a bit scared off by the sizing in numbers rather than just small/medium/large. But I figured out an estimated size and figured I could return them if they didn’t fit. I am a size 6 normally and the 28 fits beautifully. They are a bit higher rise but not quite to the belly-button, which I find perfect because they’re high enough that they don’t slide down but low enough that I don’t feel like they’re up to my armpits.
I love the hunter green color, because it’s not too dark. I also find the seaming around the hips flattering, and they are nice and long. The knee patches are the same fabric as the rest of the breeches, which I wasn’t too sure of when I ordered them, but I really like it now that I’ve been riding in them awhile. I actually don’t notice a different to microsuede knee patches. The waistband is simple elastic and does not have belt loops, so these are completely for schooling. They would not make the crossover into the show ring.
These breeches feel very sturdy. The fabric is nice and thick so you don’t get super obvious underwear lines. That being said, the fabric hasn’t been too thick for summer riding. On the hottest days I don’t reach for them, but for the most part, they are a great sturdy weight that is very comfortable for riding.
The thing I don’t like about these breeches is the pocket. It’s made out of a slightly scratchy fabric that isn’t secured to the inside of the breeches all the way around, so it can bunch up. It’s also not big enough for an iPhone 5 to fit in it and zip it closed, so I don’t feel comfortable riding with my phone sticking out.
Overall, I love these breeches for every day riding. They’re comfortable, inexpensive and they seem to be very well-made. They look like they will hold up for a long time. The price is super reasonable and these are definitely going to be my go-to when I need new schooling breeches in the future.