winter attire suggestions!
ok, its only septermber but already getting a bit chilly. I decided this year I was not suffering through the cold months anymore! Im looking for a good WARM pair of winter tall boots, preferably something with good traction. Also any suggestions on winter riding gloves that are really warm but not alot of bulk? Any favorite winter breeches, coats/jackets, or any other tricks for staying warm? Any help would be greatly appreciated! :lol:
Tuff Chix gloves by Ironclad, they are made for construction type work, are polar fleece and have grip on the fingers/palm, very warm & fit well. I got mine at Home Depot.
I don't wear tall boots often so no help there, but in winter I wear my hubby's battery socks for hunting to ride & do chores in so then I can wear my normal riding boots.
Under armor cold gear compression tights and if it's really cold (negative temps) I wear carhartt insulated bibs over them.
One piece snowmobile suit. I ride with double ply nylon reins so I can put my hands in my pockets. The reins don't get stiff in the cold.
These boots were worth the investment! kept my feet very warm during last years brutal winter( and you can ride in them!)
Muck Boots - Muck Brit Colt Riding Boots
These breeches are great! I got them as a christmas present last year. Very warm and cozy!
Kerrits Kids Sit Tight 'N Warm - Kid's Breeches & Show Apparel from SmartPak Equine
Love this too...fits great under a helmet:
Mountain Horse Orbit Headband - Hats & Headbands from SmartPak Equine
These are my favorite winter riding gloves:
Heritage Extreme Winter Gloves - Winter Riding Gloves from SmartPak Equine
hope this helped! :-) stay warm!
I'm just going to wear my old ski jacket and ski pants. Ski gloves ( I can tie and un-tie rope in these bad boy) and a toque under my helmet. as for boots, I'm toying with the idea of using my old sorrels with new liners. That and drive 10 minutes on the cold days to use the indoor arena.
FYI, any time it hits -30 all bets on riding are off for me. If the dog and horse don't want to go outside, then I'm not dumb enough too.
Mountain Horse for boots (that's what I got last year after my feet getting really cold). I bet their gloves should be nice too. Personally I go with something with thinsulate (hmmmm.... I guess I spelled it incorrectly) in it to keep the heat inside.
Under armour cold gear. Get the mens shirts though, as they are longer then the womens in the torso.
Tights/leggings/UA under pants or breeches.
Mulitple layers!! When you start to warm up, start peeling layers off.
I find wearing a scarf helps to keep warm air inside my vest. Its a light scarf and I tuck everything in so it doesn't catch. Plus, its an easy adjustment to loosen it up, or close it back up, depending on my body temperature.
I find my hands get cold no matter what gloves I wear, since they get taken off for grooming. Its hard to tell if all the under belly yuckies are gone with gloves on...
Sweat wicking clothing, as much as possible. No cotton. Cotton just absorbs any sweat, which will then cool off, making you cold.
KV-thinsulate is correct. ;)
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After a few winters of suffering, I bought Mountain Horse tall boots with fleece lining. I am sooooo glad I bought them. Most days were windy and under 20 degrees last winter. My toes were warm and cozy every single ride. Love those boots!
I think my gloves are Kerrits. Very warm and only about $15.
It gets -30 here and snows a ton and the wind blows. Once in awhile I get brave & go for a token ride, I wear most of the aboved described. Thing is, sometimes I have to stop & take off stuff, as I get too warm. I wore out a pair of those mountain horse boots, but I wore them for chores outside & as well as riding, lasted about 5 years. Very nice warm boots. I use Da Kine ski gloves, seems to work pretty good, and cashmere longjohns I have had for years. Rest is just regular winter clothes.
buy any pair of long boots, 1 size bigger then usual, wear as many pairs of socks that will fill in the size difference, put a hot water bottle under your helmet and one in each pocket and the thickest jacket you can find!
LOL just joking! doesn't get that cold here :)
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