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So, for the past couple years I've been riding in cheap black fashion leggings. They're super flexible, non-restrictive, comfortable, and easy to launder. Because they were so inexpensive, I didn't really mind if they got ruined doing horse activities, but to my pleasant surprise they've lasted a lot longer than I thought they would. Sadly, all my pairs are now starting to develop holes I can't really repair, and it's time to replace them. But I've just learned that the place I bought them from went out of business! So, now I need to find something else to ride in and I'd love some suggestions on what ya'll have found to be the most comfortable type of riding pants.

I can ride in jeans, but I find them uncomfortable (for personal reasons), and I've tried looking for other fashion leggings but all I've found seem to come with some sort of "compression" around the waist. I absolutely HATE compression anything, which seems to be in everything nowadays. Last weekend I visited Dover Saddlery to see if I could find something there, and the amount of different English pants are astounding-breeches, tights, jodhpurs, leggings...I have no idea what I even tried on. They had a yoga-style waistband, went down to my ankles and had the sticky bits on the back of the legs, but they were so unbelievably uncomfortable I couldn't imagine riding in them! Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time and only tried on the one pair, but I'm willing to go back if there is something else I should try.

My barn is super casual and since I don't show no one really cares what I wear, but I'd still like to look presentable and now show up in sweatpants if I can help it. Any suggestions on where to start? I ride western, but again, no one really cares what anyone wears so long as it's appropriate to ride in.
 

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I get all my riding pants at Goodwill Superstores. They always have a great selection and variety of styles. The stretchy jeans (cotton/spandex) are perfect even if you don't like jeans in general. They also have lots of sportswear so maybe you could find more leggings as well.
 

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I like jogger style pants in lightweight jersey-type (stretchy) material.
 

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I personally ride in the Aerie leggings and I've been very happy with them. A lot of them have pockets too, which is handy.
 

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I prolly don't count in this group but I've stopped buying jeans for similar reasons and have really fell in love with Carhart cargo pants. Good phone pocket, they are pretty durable and the fit is loose and easy to get into the saddle. I ride western and this probably won't fit into most people's imagination but I work around the farm and I have roomy pockets and loose fit even in hot weather.

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Ovation stretch jean breeches, I use them for both English and western. I like that they are tough enough for barn chores before and after riding. Anything stretchy and synthetic, the hay sticks into it, with denim, it doesn't.
 
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A good pair of OLD blue jeans that has no thick inseam.. Nothing for me special,, just jeans, lol.. I think the older the better too..
 

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I have two pairs of Kerrits plain leggings type riding pants with the suede inner knee patches, and they’re alright. Comfy, I just can’t get used to the look. Lol

I wear Ariat jeans 24/7 365 and find them comfortable to ride (and overall live) in.
 
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