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  • Summer riding breeches or tights

    Ok, so it is really hot in Missouri already and I was wondering what kind of breeches or tights keep you cool in the summer heat?

  • #2
    I like irideons for schooling and TS Trophy hunters for show
    No running out. No refusals.
    The only options are over, under, or through


    • #3
      For everyday schooling kerrits tights are great!


      • #4
        Whatever is cheapest and in my size for breeches. Most of the time I ride in yoga pants and half chaps. When blistering hot, shorts and my full chaps -- they can come right off when I am done and I'm comfy again. And they look great with my tank top/safety vest combination. Thankfully I ride at home where no one sees me!!


        • #5

          I found microfiber fabric several years ago on a Cavallo breech. It is a thinner fabric and wicks off the sweat. There are probably other makers that use microfiber, too.


          • #6
            Devon-Aire Wellington Ladies. Cheapest and coolest breeches I've worn in the summer! They are around $50 which is the best part!
            What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. -Christopher Hitchens


            • #7
              I have recently become a fan of Ariat. I like the Pro Circuit & All Circuit breeches. And since they are for schooling I shop whatever sales or clearance I can find in my size. I love they are easy to wash (out of the washer & hang on a hanger) & the fabric feels cooler to me (I used to wear TS 2 & 4 ways). I am pretty hard on these pants & they have held up so well I got a pair of Pro Circuits for the show ring (happened to find a beige in my size!).
              "I'm not crazy...my mother had me tested"


              • #8
                WalMart yoga pants and a tank top!
                Little Star Chihuahua Rescue
                The Barkalicious Bakery
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                • #9
                  Kerrits! I have these:
                  that I bought from my local tack shop for $50
                  they're super light weight but because of the weave they've still got substance so they don't feel like literal tights like some of the kerrits tights do. I love mine!


                  • #10
                    Kerrits Performance Tights. Love 'em!
                    Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans


                    • #11
                      I have a pair of Devon-Aire Aerocools from around 5 yrs ago that I just found again. They are amazingly cool but wish they had a low waist, they seem to have mysteriously become smaller somehow : (


                      • #12
                        I like the Devon Aire Versailles. The fabric is thin, stretchy and breathable, but still doesn't tend to cling unbecomingly (I order up a size to avoid that). When it's hot and I'm not actually riding, I pull them up to below my knees, and they are even cooler. Nice price too.
                        Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)


                        • #13
                          Check out the TuffRider Aerocools! They're around $40 or so from HorseLoverz. I have 3 pairs - they are excellent!


                          • #14
                            Do any of the breeches recommended ALSO not show sweat as much? I hate riding and having wet breeches! ACK. I only have one pair that I can wear that do not show the sweat. Sorry if gross.
                            “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                            ¯ Oscar Wilde


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
                              Do any of the breeches recommended ALSO not show sweat as much? I hate riding and having wet breeches! ACK. I only have one pair that I can wear that do not show the sweat. Sorry if gross.
                              I have that issue. The Aerocools are pretty good at not showing sweat - even the charcoal grey ones.

                              The Ariat Pro Circuits also show next to nothing. However, they are prohibitively more expensive!


                              • #16
                                Santio breeches are pretty cool and lightweight! Try the denim styled ones for schooling! you can find them on their facebook if you search Santio Equestrian Apparel


                                • #17
                                  The Ariat All-circuits are my summer go-to breeches. Super thin, cool fabric. However, they leave nothing to the imagination, so if you wear regular undies to ride, be prepared for very obvious visible panty lines.


                                  • #18
                                    tropical rider enduracools


                                    Lots of nice hot weather stuff.


                                    • #19
                                      I'll second the Tropical Riders. I am actually waiting for an order(40% sale over Memorial Day weekend) and purchased 2 new pairs. I ride almost every day and it is nice to have multiple pairs, so I can wash a load once per week.