Non low rise lightweight and flexible breeches or pull on tights
My breeches are so uncomfortable because they are too stiff and thick; it makes it difficult for me to mount the horse. Which are good lightweight and flexible non low rise breeches or riding tights with an elastic waist?
I have tight muscles in my hips which is part of my disability. I need something flexible and lightweight for riding.
Last edited by Dressagegirl29; Oct. 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM.
I'm a real fan of Irideon Cadence. The basic fabric is very stretchy, including the waistband. I happen to like the full seat. They wear like iron. I had the first couple of pair for years, and I ride almost everyday, before I noticed that the seat was wearing out. The basic garment is a long way from wearing out and still looks good. They also come in real plus sizes, which I need. I also like the Windpros for winter. Not quite as stretchy, but definitely warmer.
I echo the other posters' recommendations - Kerrits and Irideon both fit your requirements. I find that Irideon has a bit of a higher rise than Kerrits. This is a seller on Ebay who sells lots of Kerrits products (I have no affiliation). I have also had luck buying summer breeches in the fall and winter breeches in the spring in order to get good sale prices!
Another vote for Irideon. The rise is high, and while I like the Cadence breeches and use them for shows/clinics, my everyday wear is the Irideon Issentials Tights. They're spandex and VERY lightweight.
Since it sounds like you're trying to avoid "hitting" your hip region with the waist band, you might also consider the Irideon Topline Tights and Topline Breeches. I discovered them while I was pregnant, at which point Irideon's high rise and elastic band suddenly didn't seem like such a great idea but low-rise tights were falling off my body. The Irideon Topline Tights are sort of like yoga pants at the top, so it's a more flexible scrunchy waistband style. Like so: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-1300908..._2257_39360999
Link to the product: http://www.toklat.com/Products/BP/30-3256