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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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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Wool socks are an absolute necessity! They make such a huge difference if you buy a pair of thick, high quality (ie. not walmart) pair! You just need one really good pair too! :)
 

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Can't vouge for Mountain Horse boots, but I'll take everybody's word on them. =D I kick myself, however, for wearing out TOO MANY good, comfortable leather riding boots for chores!!!!
I love 100% wool socks. However, in my 26 horse-chore filled winters, I find that they wear through the toes and the heels. =(
My alternative is to use the least expensive wool socks, which I've found are carried at Farm & Fleet (midwest chain, but check you local farm supply stores.) They currently run $3.99/pair, come in olive and navy, and they're 85% wool, 15% nylon. The nylon (rayon, maybe?) is in the elastic at the top of the socks. They are slim enough to fit into your existing boots, but are also toasty. They also wear MUCH better in the toes and heels. Another inexpensive alternative is to layer these with 100% cotton (tube) socks on the outside of the wool ones. HowEVER you sock up, you need boots that are roomy enough for you to move your toes. You need a pocket of air in your boots so that the heat from your feet will be trapped. Otherwise your stiff toes WILL get cold. BELIEVE me, I've tried EVERYTHING bc it's always been just me feeding/caring for my horses in the wet, the cold, and the blizzards!!
Regarding your outerwear, layer, layer, layer! If you're in the market for a new coat buy one size larger and make sure it's really roomy. The best underwear IMHO is 2-piece silk. It's very lightweight and much warmer, imo than any synthetic.
I have a collection of winter-wear, and all-year chore wear in a cabinet in my basement (by the steps and door to the back.) I prefer to start with a long-sleeved undershirt first, then a t-shirt, then a sweater and I like sleeveless down vests on top. I like only one pair of long underwear pants under my riding pants. I also have 2 pairs of wool-flannel-lined jeans, again to be found now at farm supply stores. Don't forget to buy a gator, or maybe one of these which I have~
Silk Clearance: Accessories at discounted prices=
...but this would easily fit under your helmet~
Silk Warmth Headquarters: long underwear, accessories, outerwear, and more
Here is a page from the Winter Silks site that might help you.
Silk Warmth Headquarters: long underwear, accessories, outerwear, and more~

Frankly, if it's too cold to ride in these, I'd rather not! lol
ALMOST forgot--coat your face with your favorite lotion to keep it from drying out!! I use petroleum jelly, but some people are allergic to it. If you are not, I recommend it bc it's very affordable. Happy winter riding, all!!
 

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Mountain Horse boots, expedition-weight wool socks, Kerrits long underwear and sit tight n warm breeches, a down-filled jacket and fleece-lined, deerskin gloves.

I was toasty warm when it was -12 out last year.
 

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I really like my Kerrits Sit Tight -n- Warm fleece breeches. I bought several pairs off season when they were half price. I'm also buying a pair of Mountain Horse winter boots this year. For tops I just buy fleece/gortex type pullovers and jackets from Target.
 

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Thick socks are the best thing ever for winter, like others have said. Also, I've found leather boots are much warmer than synthetic ones. I wear a Carhartt jacket over a sweatshirt and that's made a huge difference! It's heavy duty and blocks the wind very well! Long underwear is also quite helpful, like Cuddleduds. :)
 

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Underarmour ColdGear! ... it's like a dry suit, keeps the heat in. Kind of uncomfortable at first since it's skin tight but great to wear under the breeches, much better than your generic long johns. Awfully expensive though, sigh. :(
 

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I love under armor under all my riding clothes!

my all time favorite winter breeches (For warmth, comfort, and durability) are Kerrits Sit Tight n Warms. Hands down the best winter breeches I have, and I"ve worn A. LOT.
 
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