I had a pair of TuffRiders, but they got "fuzzy" or whatever really quick. I suppose you're not supposed to dry them though. :p It'd be nice if I had more than one pair for the weeklong show this summer (hunter/jumper, not eventing).
I always air dry my riding pants, so I can't tell you if Kerrits or Irideon will pill like the TuffRiders. But.... Kerrits pants come with a packet of carrot seeds! (which I planted and the horses love) :)
Wow, that's pretty cool. I would totally invest but right now it seems like the money is going faster than I can make it. :( I've been trying to cut back a little on spending for gas and food (the only things I seem to buy besides horse stuff), and I work as much as I can.
I do have one good thing though - my mom does work for a tack shop owner, and sometimes I get stuff for a good deal. So hopefully when that lady comes back from Arizona we can get down and I can get this stuff.
Oh, haha. Over here for lower levels, you can get away with short boots and full grain leather gaiters.
I have Kerrits Sit Tight Supremes. I can honestly say that, I don't find them all that breathable. IMO they are not good to be riding in on a hot day. I normally use them doing SJ and XC as they keep you really secure in the saddle even in the wet. I do really like wearing them... Just not in summer.
I use my Dublin Prime Performance Breeches for Dressage and those super hot days that I can't stand the sweaty feeling my Kerrits breeches give me. They are mostly cotton and have a mesh pannel for the calf, so your legs don't get too hot with socks and boots on. I find the fit quite flattering too :)