BFF got brown ones -- dye rubbed off and leather fell apart. Had she contacted SmartPak, I'm sure they would have replaced them, but perhaps they've corrected that issue, as I know that wasn't an isolated incident. I have their girths and blankets and love them, so perhaps it was just a bad run.
I have the 48" Black ones for my jumping saddle. I think they are very good quality for the money. I had Mundy Leathers before that did not hold up well. My tack isn't lucky enough to live in a heated or cooled tack room. I will say that as far as sizing goes, I'm 5'4" and ride on the very last hole for XC but drop 1 for stadium. Can't say I've noticed any color rubbing off since my saddle is black and I always wear tall boots when I ride. I would definitely buy them again.
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They are terrible. A barnmate has them on her saddle and similar to wildlifer's friend, the dye is rubbing off and the leather is poor quality. Compared to how nice most of SmartPak's stuff is, these are a serious disappointment.
I actually ordered a pair prior to seeing hers (I thought, "how bad can they be?") but I immediately sent them back upon seeing the quality. It's worth spending $40 for the M. Toulouse leathers.
It looks like the brown leathers come in a 48" or 54". I'm short (5'3") and ride with short leathers for jumping. Any suggestions on which size?
How is the quality for the price?
I am not sure if mine are lined or not, I bought them about a year ago and a lot of the color had rubbed off. The leather has a real plasticy feel to them IMO. Other than that they have held up really well, though I do long for a nicer pair.
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