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Any horse riding fanatics will tell that horseback riding is amazing, no matter the season or the weather. But your favourite lycra jodhpurs that you wore all summer might not be the best choice for those long, cold winter rides.
So, what should you ride in when the chilling winter months hit?
Jodhpurs come in winter selections too! These winter friendly riding pants are made for the cold. They’re still the stretchy, flexible, comfortable jodhpurs that you already love but with the warm addition of fleece or micro fleece lining. That added layer will keep you warm and riding all year round.
A great way to stay warm is wearing layers. For those extra cold days you could start by putting on a pair of thermal under breeches. For a base layer, thermal under breeches offer an extra plush layer under your favourite pair of breeches. They’re seamless, to prevent chafing, available in a soft beige palette that may be worn under your white breeches to help hide underwear lines. These help keep you warm even on the coldest days. They also have a handy stirrup that wraps under your foot! This keeps them from riding up or bunching when you pull on extra layers or when you’re working or riding throughout the day.
Wearing winter tights is also a great option. These tights are lined with fleece, lightweight, stretchy and offer you a perfect fit under your normal riding jodhpurs. Most are offered with a thick, wide waistband for all day comfort and a weather resistant exterior to keep the wind off your skin. They’re also unisex so they work great for everyone. Very reasonably priced and best of all, machine washable, making them a no-fuss economical winter bargain. Winter riding in some parts of the world mean wind, rain, snow and mud. There are winter jodhpurs for these conditions as well!
Our winter breeches are made with winter riding in mind. They’re made with the best in nylon stretch fabrics on the outside and lined with a plush fleece to keep you warm. They also have a soil-resistant teflon finish. This helps give you full protection from the rain, wind and chills of winter riding. If you’re looking for something completely different to wear this winter, there are also breeches who’s insulation is made from recycled corks! These winter jodhpurs are made with a special, hi-tech fabric that actually incorporates natural cork into the material of your pants. The cork offers superior insulation that holds in up to 50% more of the riders natural heat. This material is also incredibly stretchy, comfortable and form fitting making these exceptional breeches an excellent choice for even the coldest winter rides.
When you’re riding in the winter, staying warm is vitally important. You can’t enjoy your time with your horse if you can’t stop your teeth from chattering after all! So when the cold temperatures start creeping in, don’t forget to look into these, warm options of riding pants.