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  • Good low cost full seat breeches

    I've recently changed from many years HJ riding to dressage. My HJ breeches are causing a rub in a very unfortunate place-I'd tell, but TMI. Needless to say, I'm rubbed raw- and using neosporin! So, I'm guessing that the crotch seam, which is thick, is causing the problem. Any suggestions with full seat that won't cause this problem?
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  • #2
    Pikeurs are great


    • #3
      Kerrits run $70-100 a pair and the breathe tight ii have no seam in the crotch. Fwiw, you need to sit up more and get out of the hunter esque pelvic position you are probably in to solve your problem.
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      • #4
        I love my pull up Kerrits, I bought five pairs for summer wear.


        • #5
          Pikeurs? Low cost? Good?

          I buy from Amira Equine, where they are a good $100 off retail.

          Ovation Celebrity are really great looking and well-fitting, IMO.
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          • #6
            For schooling, Tuffrider full seats are cheap, look decent, and wear like iron.


            • #7
              Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
              Pikeurs? Low cost? Good?

              I buy from Amira Equine, where they are a good $100 off retail.

              Ovation Celebrity are really great looking and well-fitting, IMO.
              They are not low cost, but are very nice.


              • #8
                Romfh International. Even some die hard Pikeur addicts I know are switching to these after trying them on (and realizing they feel darn near the same, at half the price)


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
                  ...Fwiw, you need to sit up more and get out of the hunter esque pelvic position you are probably in to solve your problem.
                  Ditto this, and try some undies without the seams in the crotch, maybe the special kind of riding panties or bike shorts or something.


                  • #10
                    Andiamo makes a padded panty that can be a real, um, lifesaver

                    You won't like Tuffriders... the full seat in their breeches don't come up very far in front, so the seam between the "leather" and the fabric is in a less than ideal location if you tend to tip forward on your pelvis.

                    Kerrits are quite nice, though their BreatheTight has a segmented fullseat which can be uncomfortable for some people. I absolutely adore the Irideon Cadence fullseats. Most comfortable breeches I've EVER had, and no rubbing at all.
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                    • #11
                      I second Irideon's Cadence breeches as they're fairly cheap (retail at $120) and wear very well. I just got a pair of Grand Prix breeches (It's impossible to find breeches that fit me; Even the GP's aren't exactly right). So, we'll see how they hold up as I haven't exactly seen great reviews on them (but my tack shop is going to may it right it they don't wear well). The GP's retail at $120, too, and are more "breech-like" than the Irideons.
                      Originally posted by RugBug
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                      • #12
                        I actually bought a cheap pair of white fullseat Tuffriders for showing, since I typically only show once a month at a local schooling series. They look great and I have actually found them to be really comfortable. For schooling, I do like the Irideons - one pair I have has been going strong for years with no signs of stopping, apart from a little discoloration. I will also agree with a few other posters who have noted the difference in pelvic position between hunter and dressage riding - makes a huge difference to your comfort!
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                        • #13
                          FWIW, regular breeches shouldn't cause that problem. FS breeches serve the purpose of making you stick better in your saddle. If anything, they would cause the Inverness problem (look it up) because there's going to be friction somewhere, and if your breeches are sticking to your saddle, then the friction, if any, will be elsewhere.

                          You might want to check your saddle fit.
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                          A helmet saved my life.


                          • #14
                            Aside from the Kerrits Breath Tight breeches, what other kinds are good for avoiding the Inverness problem?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
                              Fwiw, you need to sit up more and get out of the hunter esque pelvic position you are probably in to solve your problem.
                              THIS BIG TIME! I suffered this problem as well when I went from hunters to eventing/dressage. I'm not sure it had anything to do with my breeches, it was my seat that needed fixing! Good luck, you'll get it.


                              • Original Poster

                                OK, went to the closest Horsetown, they only had 1 pair, in my size, of FS breeches, and they were the low rise! So, I've ordered a pair of Riding Sport from Dovers. I checked the crotch seam of my Cotton Naturals, and it is doubled over, and is about 1/2 inch sticking up, for about 3" long,-which could easily explain my rubbing problem. So, hopefully, no big sticking up thick seam will help solve my problem. Updates to follow, when i get them and ride in them.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by KathyR View Post
                                  OK, went to the closest Horsetown,
                                  oh, honey... Horsetown is NO PLACE for a DQ
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                                  Last edited by Petstorejunkie; Oct. 9, 2011, 10:41 PM.
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                                  • #18
                                    Yeah, you've got to try some different ones on! And Dover is the hard way to do it since their shipping is so expensive! You'll be surprised at how differently full seats fit and feel from brand to brand!

                                    I really like the Kerrits Microcords and they are about $115, but easily found for $99. They are comfortable and the seams don't cause chafing. I have about 6 pairs of them, a couple are 4 or 5 years old and still going strong.

                                    I also like the Irideon Cadence, which are very similar to the microcords, but about $125 retail. The fabric on them is actually heavier duty (which I like) and the seams are flatter. BUT, I have found that the full seat part wears out and pills on them really fast. Like within a few months of riding 4+ horses a day.

                                    It probably depends on how many you are riding if the wear is a problem for you. I have a pair of the irideons for my show breeches right now and I LOVE them. But they only get worn for tests

                                    Try to find a tack store near you to try them on at or order several pairs from someone with better shipping prices!
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                                    • #19
                                      The Irideons aren't the CHEAPEST but they wear like iron and are really comfortable. So I'd say they're best bang for the buck.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by echodecker View Post
                                        And Dover is the hard way to do it since their shipping is so expensive!
                                        She's got a local Dover store... probably a bit of a drive, but local.

                                        (I wouldn't expect you to know that, just thought I should throw that up there. I only know because I'm from the area originally and have all the tack stores memorized)

                                        OP, go to snooty fox and shop their used stuff. I used to score decent breeches there (just with horse booger stains) for really great prices.
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