Has anyone else noticed a decline in the quality of Ariats? My original pair lasted like 10 years. I wore them to go swimming and in all sorts of conditions. Held up great, but then the zipper broke. I decided to get a new pair. I got a new pair maybe a year and a half ago, and the sole is already splitting off :(
I think I'm going to have to check out Mountain Horse. I'm a little irritated at them though because I purchased a Mountain Horse jacket and a year later the zipper is so broken. I can zip it up, but then it just splits open.
I just don't seem to have luck with zippers I guess.
As for breeches, I like the Smartpak brand breechs. I have the bradley's now and like them, they just fit a little funky around the waist. I want to get the piper's and try them.