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Who rides in F.I.T.S breeches?

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  • Who rides in F.I.T.S breeches?

    If you have them could you tell me how you like them, cuz I'm considering getting some. I do have a couple questions.

    1. How do they hold up against dirt and bathing muddy horses a few times a week.

    2. Which color do they look best in?

    3. How high up are they supposed to fit on the waist and back?

    Any reviews or personal experiences would help wonderfully

  • #2
    Originally posted by Raaben View Post
    If you have them could you tell me how you like them, cuz I'm considering getting some. I do have a couple questions.

    1. How do they hold up against dirt and bathing muddy horses a few times a week.

    2. Which color do they look best in?

    3. How high up are they supposed to fit on the waist and back?

    Any reviews or personal experiences would help wonderfully
    1. They hold up the same as regular priced breeches, which is a problem if you like to wear them all the time.

    2. When I'm thin I look good in all colors and when I 'm not, I don't look good in anything.

    3. They fit me a little high which is fine unless. . . (see the above statement, it applies here too.)

    If I win the lottery I will wear them all the time. I also wear Kerritts full seats, which are a little sticky in the hot weather as the full seat is not protected on the inside. However, I am now riding a pretty bad mare and I like the extra stickness on the inside. It stops the breeches from twisting.
    RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

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    • #3
      Ditto to the above, except that my winter FITS are a much lower rise than the regular ones. Not too low IMO, but definitely a lot lower (I personally feel that the regular ones are a bit too high, but I also have a short torso).

      I haven't had my pairs too long, so I can't speak on long term durability, but I really love wearing these! I have now decided I would rather have more of these and fewer breeches overall than a bunch of other types.


      • #4
        F.I.T.S. breeches

        I love mine. They have lasted a long time. I bought mine 3 years ago, close to when they first came out.

        I wash them inside out with regular detergent and hang them to dry. I basically wear the two pairs I own all the time. They suck in all the lumpy places on my 50 year old body. They have come out with different styles than when I bought mine so I think the waist band is not as high. Plus they have zippered ones now too. I recommend them in a heart beat.


        • #5
          I love my FITS. However, do not buy the white ones. If they get a stain, nothing gets it out. (And, believe me, I tried everything! )

          I use my navy ones for cross country. I have never had any trouble getting them clean.

          I feel very secure in them, but not restricted. I just bought a third pair on the USEA ebay auction, which are the sahara color. I am hoping that they will clean up better than the white.
          When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


          • #6
            I'm sorry I ever bought my first pair. Now they are the only breeches I want to wear. So very comfortable. They have held up very well considering I wear them almost every day. However, I don't wash them all that often.


            • #7
              I borrowed a pair and found them so comfy, I have now bought a navy pair for XC. Not sure that I would wear them dressage, but definitely comfy. Debi Crowley says she now wears almost nothing else and really loves them
              OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


              • #8
                I LOVE THEM.

                Ditto to what others have said. I have a black pair I got when they first came out, and they are still going strong. The white pair I got does have some stains where my boots were that don't come out, but they are hidden by my boots.

                I would love to get a pair of the zippered FITS...do they fit the same as the originals??
                --Becky in TX
                Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
                She who throws dirt is losing ground.


                • #9
                  I bought a pair when they first came out, and really like them.

                  I have the beige-y pair, which I wear for dressage/jumping.

                  They do have a tendency to keep small stains - although with the beige you really can't tell unless you are THISCLOSE to me.

                  If I win the lottery, I'll buy them in every color. However, when I can buy sale breeches for less than 1/4 of what the FITS cost, I don't think I can justify the purchase of another pair.


                  • #10
                    My daughter has worn them for several years now. They have held up fine for all day wear. She rides many horses per day, sets poles in lessons, hops on the tractor to harrow, feeds, etc. She just spends all day everyday in them. They hold up very well and, so far, are the only breeches that she hasn't been able to trash in short order.

                    They survive my laundry room too. I make few consessions to things needing "special" care.


                    • #11
                      Love them.

                      I wear the chocolate colour most of the time and save the sand/beige for showing/clinics....

                      I have found them quite durable but do wear the darker ones for every day.

                      I haven't purchased the winter version yet as I still have 4 yo Irideon Windpros that won't die.
                      "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."


                      • #12
                        I love love love mine. XC, dressage or stadium. I have the regular kind in Sahara and also the all-season zip ups in champagne.

                        The all-season are my TOTAL favorite -- wish I could afford several more pairs. I really like the champagne since it seems to hide "stains" a bit more. But seriously - a great pair of breeches. You can't go wrong with them!
                        (PS - I'm wearing them in my profile picture. It was 40 degrees and VERY windy that day, and I was warm in them. )

                        As far as holding up, I haven't experienced any problems with them, but I've only been wearing them for a little over a year!


                        • #13
                          love mine!
                          i also wash them inside out and hang to dry.


                          • #14
                            I bought a black pair a couple of years ago. I wear them almost every day and wash them frequently. When I wash them, I use regular detergent and I throw them in the dryer for good measure. Love them.


                            • #15
                              I have a black pair I got for about 60% retail from a friend who ordered (and wore once or twice) the wrong size.
                              When I first jumped in them I got funny rubs on my knees, but I think this may have been some random thing about how I put them on (I think the knee seam was just in the wrong place).
                              I LOVE them for dressage. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I have come to really like them for jumping too.

                              I haven't made the leap to buying a light color (or full price) pair for competing -- I am stain-central and will probably stick to my Irideons for that.

                              The only downside besides price is that you look passing strange in them out in Real Life. Stopping at the supermarket is like 20% more look-attracting than regular britches.
                              The big man -- my lost prince

                              The little brother, now my main man


                              • #16
                                I won a pair at AEC's this year and don't want to ride in anything else.

                                EXCEPT... mine have a hole in them, I am not very happy because I do LOVE them, so since I have only had them for a couple months I am highly considering trying to send them back. They shouldn't have a hole in them already.
                                Last edited by Smufy3DE; Jan. 6, 2010, 01:08 AM. Reason: Typoo


                                • #17
                                  I LOVE my FITS, as well, and ride all three phases in them. My only complaint is that when it is hot and sticky outside, they seem extra uncomfortable. They don't seem to "breathe" as well as some others. Wish they would come out with a "tropical" version....


                                  • #18
                                    I hate mine...I don't like the way the 2 materials in them move around and when it is hot out they are very warm, very hard to get the dirt out also.


                                    • #19
                                      Count me in as a huge FITS fan.
                                      I started with the champagne zip ups wore them once and said "I'm suppose to save these for shows" so went out and bought first one then three extra pairs. I have Sahara, Navy and a really pretty forest green color. They were priced really well at Rolex and had a free matching shirt.

                                      I don't find them too warm.

                                      I wiped out on xc wearing my champagne ones and I thought I'd have trouble getting the ground in stains out (especially since they sat in the "wash me" pile for a few months) but some Shout and washing twice got them pretty clean. I'm not going to tempt fate by wearing on XC anymore.

                                      The fit seems to be a normal waist. I really like the vented spot on the calf. I had to wear an old pair of non-fits and hated going back to them.


                                      • #20
                                        Bought the extended patch version because the fanny patches just don't sit on my rather large booty where they should... or anywhere near my booty for that matter... but I did want more than just a knee patch. I L-O-V-E them and I'm so happy I saved my pennies and treated myself to a pair. They are the most comfortable breeches I've ever worn, and they really do slim you down (my trainer thought I had lost weight!). I haven't worn them but 3 times because I'm "saving" them, so I can't really vouch for the durability, but from what others say they wear like iron.

                                        My only complaint is that the legs are a little too long for me and bunch a bit around the ankle. I have a 29" inseam and the legs of the FITS are about 2" longer (hint hint FITS folks.... can you make different lengths soon?)
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