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Lets talk Hunt Coats... and go!

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  • Lets talk Hunt Coats... and go!

    So, haven't been around much and still have my old RJ classics jackets which are hot hot hot. What are the latest trends on the hunt coats at A shows in the Adult Ami's? I like the thought of a washable for sure, but really want to get something that is a lot cooler than a wool coat that is lined. However, I am 5'9, and I noticed they look really short, and some are only single vented in the tail. And, they only offer a few colors- boring! I have a steel grey filly and a light grey gelding. Please advise. Budget is around $500
    Mother of Oh As If, Prize Patrol, and Land Yacht


  • #2
    This coat definitely fits long bodied people. I'm 5'7" but have the legs of like a 5' tall person so am all upper body and it fits me great. At 5'9" if your mostly legs I think this would fit you well. I can't comment on heat as I haven't worn it yet. Ask me again in 2 weeks!

    The rylie coat is extremely light weight. Like wearing a shirt. It works best for really skinny people as any curves will be very obvious. Being as light as it is it is not going to be hot at all. Though its more of a jumper style coat with the zip pocket you could probably get away with the black one in the hunters. You don't really say if you do hunters or jumpers but if your a jumper the french blue would look amazing with both your horses!
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    • Original Poster

      I do the hunters.
      Mother of Oh As If, Prize Patrol, and Land Yacht



      • #4
        Try the new AA MotionLite, RJ Classics Washington Extreme. or Grand Prix Madelyn. I'm the same height as you and don't need a tall in any of them (in fact, the tall is almost too long for the latter 2). They're stretchy and light and washable and all about your price range (the MotionLite is $250!)

        I would say the Madelyn is the "heaviest" of the 3 but it's still way lighter than any of the old wool coats we used to wear. They also all have a ton of stretch. I don't know how you're built, but I have broader shoulders and a much smaller waist, and most of the tech fabric coats swim on me in the body if they fit in the shoulders. I like the above three because of how well they fit without having to take them in anywhere.
        "These are my principles. If you do not like them, I have others." --Groucho Marx


        • #5
          The madelyn and saltare fit about the same but the madelyn is definitely the heaviest of the new tech coats I've seen.
          Hudson Valley's Premier Tack Shop www.argentoeq.com/

          Life is happening for us not to us


          • Original Poster

            Thanks Guys! I ended up with a Alessandro Albanese MotionLite coat in dark blue. I can honestly say it fits amazing (size medium) and it is the coolest thing I have purchased in a while. You can actually see through this coat when it's on the hanger, but when it's on, its just looks like a custom fitted navy coat with a tone on tone micro-check pattern. I never got so many compliments the way it fits and looks. Highly recommend it!!!!! I got mine at Tri County feed in Marshall VA and it was $250.
            Mother of Oh As If, Prize Patrol, and Land Yacht



            • #7
              Looking into one of the AA MotionLites, but I'm not skinny-lol! How does the fabric lay? I'm a size 10 and don't want my lumps and bumps showing when i'm in the saddle!


              • Original Poster

                its pretty clingy, but did not see bra lines or waist bands, so I think if you go one size larger where its not skin tight, you will be fine.
                Mother of Oh As If, Prize Patrol, and Land Yacht



                • #9
                  Originally posted by btswass View Post
                  The madelyn and saltare fit about the same but the madelyn is definitely the heaviest of the new tech coats I've seen.
                  Love Love the fit of the Saltare! Especially for a taller build. RJ has some amazing new styles coming out in the spring, they may be on their site now. The victory and monterey RJs fit tall bodies well.


                  • #10
                    Look for a 4 button coat with being taller, typically will look much more flattering. I also love the structured look the coats have with the hidden zipper under the buttons. It's very nice looking on a tall build.