Winter Breeches

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  • crandle Original Poster crandle
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    Wondering what people recommend for winter breeches? I try to ride outside as long as I can, and was hoping Smartpak would develop warm Pipers, but I don’t see any online yet. So what do you all recommend? I live in MA and am looking for warm full seats. Thanks.

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    Kerrits has some full-seat winter breeches that are pretty nice, and not too expensive either. I live in northern PA and they keep me pretty warm.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    Forget who made mine, but they are Polartec (think I got them from Dover). Very comfortable and warm, but very little stretch. Get at least one size bigger in fleece breeches than you would normally wear.

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    G & S
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    If you are going for warmth, go with Kerrits, just pay attention to which type of full seat you buy. Some of the stick-tight full seats might be better named glue-tight, becausey the lock on and don’t let go, so the rider ends up stuck to the saddle. But they are extremely warm and very well made.

    Mapale Mapale
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    The Kerrits! I have fleece-lined winter Kerrits that I could sleep in they are so comfortable. Full seat. Look great, too.

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    I live in MI and tried the Bradley Winter Breeches last year. The ones I tried weren’t full seat but they do offer them. They were amazing. They cut the wind and were really soft inside. They had a lot of give to the material but still had a very tailored look. I would wear them alone in 32 degree F and if it was below they had enough give where you could put some Under Armour on and it was really warm. LOVE them!

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    I just bought DevonAire PowerFleece Breeches from State Line Tack, and I’m very happy with them! They’re not full-seat, but I do know that DevonAire makes full-seat fleece breeches. I highly recommend them–worn with silk long johns, they are very warm! The ones I got (and the full-seat breeches) are wind-resistant, which is necessary in Nebraska, where 20 mph winds are a light breeze. As warm as those are, though, they won’t cut it for the middle of winter here, which is why I am saving up for Mountain Horse Polar Breeches, which are basically like a ski or snow pant with a full suede seat for riding. Obviously, I can’t speak from personal experience on the quality or functionality, but from what I’ve read, they’re a good breech for when it gets really cold. Typically, I just wear my Carhartt insulated overalls and ride bareback in the middle of winter, but those polar breeches would enable me to ride with a saddle year-round. Hope this helps!

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    The Bradley soft shell are comfortable and warm – they digit a little strangely – I hate the black ones and like the tan. Irideon Wind Pro. Very comfortable and warm. My #1 vote for winter riding.

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