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post #1 of 8 Old 11-26-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Winter riding clothes

Alrighty western people, what are your favorite winter riding clothes? I'm in need of a new winter coat and I wanted some opinions.

Also does anyone wear something other than jeans in the winter? I'm wimpy and usually end up wearing leggings under my jeans but sometimes it's not the most comfortable thing in the world so what other options are there?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-27-2013, 08:07 AM
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Boot cut winter breeches are the thing for me! They keep wind off and are oh so warm. If it's under 70F, it's cold to me.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-27-2013, 09:20 AM
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I posted a thread on here a month or so ago asking about winter coats as I needing a new one badly. A lot of people like Carhartt, I don't and I ended up with a Mountian Horse coat. Love it!!!! Windproof and waterproof.
Last week it poured rain while we shipped calves, everyone else was wearing Carharrt coats but me. They were soaked through and cold and I was toasty and dry. Winter hasn't completely hit yet but we have some days -0F with the windchill and it has been plenty warm.

Under jeans I wear long underwear. I have some that are an Under Armor knockoff, plenty warm. I wear chaps too. For me I am happy if my feet and neck stay warm so wool socks and a scarf is a must. With the severity of the weather I change the amount layers I wear on my upper body. Long john shirt, long sleeved shirt, wool sweater and a down vest.
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-27-2013, 12:40 PM
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I don't know anything about women's fashion. But as a man that has spent a lot time outside in the winter. I like to be warm and dry I start with silk long handles with, and don't laugh women's knee high stockings. on top of that I like wool boot socks Canvas paints with wool lining toped by a flannel shirt. Over that I will most often ware a wool lined vest and a wax colt. Always a wool cowboy hat. To cap all this I like wind stopper cloves and a wool scarf.
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-27-2013, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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It's not like it gets super cold where I love, the most it gets is the mid 20's in Fahrenheit but it's a nasty cold wet and i'm wimpy. Even if it's 75% and the wind is blowing a bit i'm cold.

COWCHICK, i've been looking for a Carhartt, as everyone in my family owns them and swears by them but I haven't had luck finding one and maybe it's a good thing. All I can find are mens larges, XL and XXL. I'd be a womens small. What stores carry that brand?

I'm not concerned about looking nice at all as long as i'm warm and can move underneath my layers.
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-27-2013, 03:49 PM
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When I lived north of the Mason-Dixon, I did a lot of snowmobiling. My snow mobile coat was very light weight, warm and washable. I used it for those times I did take the horse out in the snow and I stayed very warm. I am not talking a snowmobile coat from WalMart, I mean the real thing from the snowmobile dealer -- it's one of those things you get what you pay for:)

Back then I wore jeans and would put Leggs panty hose under my jeans to keep warm.

These days I love the Fuzzy Logic riding pants. They have a two inch elastic waist band that does not roll. The summer weights keep me warm in the winter but I live in TN now.

I can't open another screen at the moment but Google "Fuzzy Logic riding pants" and you should get a couple hits with information. I have two pair that are 4 years old and they are still looking good enough to go shopping in:)

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70 degrees F??? It's 36 outside now and sunny, and I so wish I could be riding my horse instead of working!!!

Depending on the weather, I either wear my Columbia winter coat, or else if it's really cold (close to 0 degrees F) then I'll wear my electric jacket underneath that.

If it's not too cold outside (like today), I'll just wear leather chaps over my jeans. But for cold days, I'll wear sweatpants and then my horse riding snowpants I got from Horze.com

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It's not like it gets super cold where I love, the most it gets is the mid 20's in Fahrenheit but it's a nasty cold wet and i'm wimpy. Even if it's 75% and the wind is blowing a bit i'm cold.

COWCHICK, i've been looking for a Carhartt, as everyone in my family owns them and swears by them but I haven't had luck finding one and maybe it's a good thing. All I can find are mens larges, XL and XXL. I'd be a womens small. What stores carry that brand?

I'm not concerned about looking nice at all as long as i'm warm and can move underneath my layers.
I am the same-warmth is #1 priority :)

The Mountain Horse coat that I have is not even their heavy one, but I am very happy with it. And since it's not super heavy I can wear it for more months out of the year. This is where I bought mine:
Mountain Horse Devon Jacket - Outerwear from SmartPak Equine
It's on sale right now :) I am sure I could of found it cheaper but I get free shipping so that made it worth it for me. As a note, this Mountain Horse coat is uni-sex sized so you might want to measure yourself and check their sizing chart before you order, click on the tab "specifications" Mountain Horse® Devon Jacket - Mountain Horse USA, Horse riding b...

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