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upnover 10-28-2008 10:51 PM

winter breeches?
I'm in desperate need of some good winter breeches! I want actual breeches, not the snowboard pant looking things. Definitely knee patch (no full seat). Must be durable. I spend a lot of time outside so i'd like them to be super warm! I've always worn regular breeches with thermals underneath but I'm giving in this year! Suggestions? Any kinds you've liked or did not like?

JustDressageIt 10-29-2008 12:28 AM

Horka (that's the name of the brand) makes an excellent winter breech called the "Windpro." It's made of Polartec, which you commonly see at Mountain Equipment Co-Op (or equivalents) in their long johns.

appylover31803 10-29-2008 02:40 PM

My brother got me these (Devon-Aire® Power Stretch® Breeches - Dover Saddlery.) for my birthday.
I have been using them a lot and they are holding up great!
I wore them yesterday (In the snowy, windy, miserable day) and I was fine!
I would definitely recommend these :)

IrishRider 10-30-2008 01:31 PM

I just bought a pair of Kerrits Sit Tight N Warm tights with knee patches. They are crazy soft on the inside and they should be perfect for winter.

moomoo 10-30-2008 02:11 PM

I had some fleece lined ones which were gorgeously warm, they were childrens though :oops: lol

IrishRider 10-30-2008 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by moomoo (Post 177426)
I had some fleece lined ones which were gorgeously warm, they were childrens though :oops: lol

Mine are fleece lined too. Hey if you can get away with children's for it. You can usually find them cheaper than adult sizes. I bought my Kerrits tights on eBay for $50, which is half of what they sell for in stores.

PoptartShop 10-30-2008 07:00 PM

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Ooh, I should get a pair of those. They look nice! :D As the weather is getting way more chilly lately.

upnover 10-30-2008 11:14 PM

So i finally headed out to the tack shop this afternoon to try on some breeches. I have several pairs that are on their last leg so I was hoping to get like, 4 or 5 pairs. All they had were Ariats and Kerrits, which were both about $90-110 range. Yikes, don't know if my credit card bill can handle that this month! After some quick internet researching, it seems like all winter breeches are the same thing: windproof fleece with a smooth outter layer. Are the cheaper brands (Devon-Aires, TuffRiders, etc) worth buying? I'd rather just splurge and buy something that will last more then a winter, but I'm all about saving if I can.

-the buying kids breeches idea is a great one as i normally buy kids stuff if I can, but breeches are one thing I always buy in adult sizes. I have this strange aversion to breeches that show off your individual butt cheeks so I always buy a size up so they'll fit a little saggy. I know, I'm weird.

appylover31803 10-30-2008 11:42 PM

I have been wearing my winter breeches quite a bit lately. I rode them on a few trail rides (all of them were 3+ hours), I've also worn them to clean stalls. I've washed them a bunch of times and come out brand new each time.

I haven't had them for over a year so I can't say how long they will last, but I would think they would last a while. (I also have 2 pairs of the devon air non winter breeches and I've had one pair for over a year and besides some stains they're in as great shape as my new pair.)

Equina 10-30-2008 11:51 PM

I have a pair of the Devon Aire Polartech ones. They've held up surprisingly well over the past 4 winters (and now going into this winter too!) They are my only winter breeches, so they get worn (and washed, and dried) A LOT! They are the not-so-expensive ones that are just Polartech, not lined with smooth outside. They are most definitely not windproof. Our winters aren't that harsh, so they do me fine.

So, I would say that Devon Aire (as a cheaper brand) is worth buying, quality wise.

Maybe I should splurge on myself and buy another pair for this winter too!

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