First off, I post in this forum way too much. Second of all, what are your opinions on TuffRider? I’ve always thought of them as being junkie and ill-fitting, but I want new breeches and they are really inexpensive. Do you have any? Do they fit nicely and hold up well? Do you reccomend them? Thanks!
I like them for just hacking around the barn because they are so cheap I don’t mind if I get them dirty. They don’t fit bad at all. I’ve literally had a pair of them for 3+ years that I wear a few times a week and even after washing them a ton they are still in great shape. I would defiantly never wear them into the show ring though. For lessons and clinics I normally wear Equine Couture’s which are decently priced and absolutely great fitting and gorgeous. I also know a lot of people who ride in the Piper Breeches by smartpak and I have only heard good things about them.
I have a pair…personally, I prefer my Devon-aires wayyy more. The Tuff-Riders are really thick and hard for me to bend my knee in. I’ve had them for about a year and the knee patches are steadily getting worse. Also, not a good brand for really tall or really short people. Hope I helped!
When I was riding only a couple days a week, my TuffRiders lasted me two years. Now that I’m riding five or six days a week, one pair will only last me three or four months. If you’re looking for a good, dependable pair of schoolers that will not be affected by washing all the time, definitely go with Piper breeches, Kerrits, or Irideons. My TuffRiders have stretched out so much and the wear is extremely significant. For proof: I bought a pair of TuffRiders, Pipers, and Kerrits all in the same order in June, and I wore each two days a week, washing them on my day off. The TuffRiders are now in the trash, but the other two are doing great. That being said, though, I have a white pair and a tan pair of TuffRiders I use exclusively for showing because those don’t get worn often, and they do look nice when they’re only being worn a couple times a month.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
I have a pair of black TuffRiders for schooling. They’ve shrunk some in the wash, but saying that, my dryer is hard on clothes. Everything shrinks in there. They are thicker so I like them for colder days, every other day though I wear my Devon Aire’s – I LOVE them.
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