12-03-2010, 04:15 PM
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This year, I'm finally warm, even slightly TOO warm, which is a darn miracle considering it's snowy and cold, cold, cold and we only have an outdoor arena.
Kerrits Sit Tight N Warm breeches over Kerrits thermals, Smartwool mountaineering socks, Mountain Horse winter tall boots, silk thermal top, fleece sweatshirt a windproof jacket over that, my helmet (keeps your heady toasty warm and protected in winter!) and fleece-lined winter riding gloves.
I rode last year in jeans/thermals. What a mistake that was, denim does not hold in warmth or keep the wind out very well. The Kerrits winter breeches are polyester, so wind-proof and as they are snug, hold in the warmth. Combined with their thermals, I've actually gotten hot. Their thermals are knee length with elastic bands, so not only do they not ride up, they aren't taking up space in tall boots. If you stuff your boots too full of layers, it will make you colder, not warmer.