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  • which winter breeches?

    I don't want to layer anymore..and am looking at the winter breeches for hunting. any suggestions on ones that work for you?

    all the ones I see have the clarino patch..and i don't think those are very sticky, maybe I'm not looking in the right catalogs/websights.

    Any suggestions on what has worked/lasted for you would be great!

    I love my OTTB! I get my dressage test done faster!

  • #2
    I like the ones that use the Polartech brand power stretch fabric. Several brand use that fabric.
    -Painted Wings

    Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted


    • #3
      I use Tropical Toasties, with the deerskin kneepatch. All winter long, both as riding breeches for schooling and foxhunting and as long underwear under my wranglers when working cows. also will add a thin layer of Irideon Supplex long underwear for colder times (I live in Montana).

      I see that Tropical rider now has 3 versions of the Toasties..I use the plain original version.




      • #4
        I like Tropical Riders too but so far NOTHING has beaten the FITS Wind Pro winter breech. They are FABULOUS! And now come in taupe, too Time for a new pair!!

        This is a really good deal!



        • #5
          I use the original clarino full seat version of the Tropical Toasties. They are very nice! Just a hint, plan ahead if you need them. It took a full three weeks for mine to arrive from the day I placed the order.


          • Original Poster

            well, crap..none of those have Tan or beige as those are the colors for hunting around here....
            I love my OTTB! I get my dressage test done faster!


            • #7
              I have Irideon ones that are tan (not sure if they still do this color) and also FITS http://www.vtosaddlery.com/Merchant2...ode=FITSWWPFSB
              OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


              • #8
                The Toasties come in "camel" color which is a tan. They are my fox hunting breeches. It's rarely warm enough here to wear anything else. Tropical Rider might be willing to send you a sample fabric patch if you are really concerned.

                ETA: The FITS also show a "Taupe" option.


                • #9
                  Equissentials Arctics are winter breeches made with a specialised Polartec fabric. They'll customize size, colour (green tea, tan, and rust, all of which are OK for the hunt field), modifications, style, deerskin seats, etc, for you.


                  Don't get the Arctics too tight, as there isn't a lot of room to play in that particular Polartec fabric.

                  It is, however, very warm, windproof, and virtually waterproof.


                  • #10
                    Do you remember Mason's rust full seat breeches? Those are the equiessential customs. He hasn't been able to kill them, even with interesting encounters with fences, gates and ground. They are probably 6-7 years old and still going strong. They have run smallish as they haven't much stretch. You could ask to have a fabric sample. They may have improved them since then.
                    Intermediate Riding Skills


                    • #11
                      I have several pair of the Tropical Riders Toasties, one clarino knee patch(tan) and two clarino full seats(one black and one tan) I also got a pair last year of their Elements which keep the wind out a bit better. I found the elements to run a little smaller due to less stretch in the fabric. On really cold days, I may add a thin long underwear, but I find them very warm.