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post #1 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Breeches are awesome!

I have always ridden in jeans, corduroys (remember those?), or whatever pants were available. For the first time, I finally treated myself to a pair of used breeches. My thought was that if I'm going to continue going out on 4+ hour rides, I want to be comfortable in my saddle.

Well, it worked, like I thought. But here's the bonus: breeches are better even when riding bareback! I never knew! How awesome is that! I went for a very short ride today; was too lazy to put on the saddle and I just loved having my breeches. Yay! Happy Dance.

(wow... I guess I need to get out more... this shouldn't make me so happy.)
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 06:50 PM
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Don't worry, I love a good pair of breeches too! So comfy, nothing pokes or pinches, stretchier than jeans [which limits my already limited flexibility, lol] and then you don't have to worry about having specific jeans to ride in!

Mine started developing a giant hole in the knee and sadly had to be retired after eight years of service. RIP, hideous green and maroon but super comfortable breeches. I've yet to replace them.

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post #3 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 06:56 PM
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I love wearing breeches, especially when it hot they are easier to get off than jeans!
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 07:25 PM
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Love, love, love my full seats!
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 10:43 PM
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Try riding in tights sometime I started riding in my running tights as a temporary situation after my favorite pair of breeches got a hole. It was so comfy, I don't think I can go back to breeches again!
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post #6 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 08:39 AM
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Ok.. maybe this is what I need. Ladies help me out here. Guys--this may be way to much info for you to read!!!!

I recently lost about 80 lbs.. I always wore jeans while trailriding but always had the seam right in the crotch hurt.. now after losing weight it REALLY hurts. I bought a pair of jeans that are "riding" jeans and the seam is flatter but is still there. I wondered about riding breeches but and like the idea of the "leather" seat/knees but I ride with cowboy lace up boots and think they would look really stupid with tight riding breeches.

I have tried putting "Butt paste" on the delicate areas that are getting rubbed raw but that has helped very little.

We ride mostly in the winter time and I would want/need some pants that would keep me warm.

HELP!
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 08:59 AM
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Instead of breeches, try jodhpurs. They're made out of similar material but they have an actual cuff and the top of the pants goes over your boots, not inside.

I love mine.

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 09:39 AM
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I used to rub deoderant on areas prone to chafing. Gotme through the military and horse back riding!
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 09:42 AM
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Anti-Monkey Butt Powder works, too. I'd be a little hesitant to use deodorant on my girly bits.

As far as warm riding pants, I have several pairs of jodhpurs made out of stretchy corduroy. I can only wear them in the winter because they're far too hot for summer riding.

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post #10 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 10:55 AM
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Anti-Monkey Butt Powder works, too. I'd be a little hesitant to use deodorant on my girly bits.
I wouldn't be, it works and I figure as long you don't shove anything up in places it shouldn't go, you aren't going to do anything, lol. Deodorant works for razor burn too.
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