Friday, June 20, 2014

A Peek In My Tack Trunk: A New Series!

Hello, Keep Calmers! 

In an effort to keep writing and to get some new and interesting content out on the intarwebs, I am going to give you a peek into some of my favorite products each Friday. I am always on the look out for good deals, good quality and great innovation when it comes to horse products, and hopefully my insight can be helpful to others. 

Today's product: 

Kerrits Flex Tight Full Seat Breeches

I am a Kerrits Brand Ambassador because of these breeches - and I'm not kidding. I rode for years and years in basic cotton pull on type breeches and was leery on how much movement I could pull off with a traditional suede full seat. Luckily, Kerrits came up with this awesome product, and I now happily own a few pairs of the light weight Flex Tights and the cosy winter Powerstretch breeches. 

Both of these breeches feature a slightly stretchy, segmented full seat made of Kerrit's amazing Gripstretch Suede. This synthetic suede is easy to wash, holds up to long hours in the saddle and endless abuse and gives you the perfect combination of comfort and grip while still allowing you to move. I am pretty upset that Kerrits has discontinued their ribbed fabric, but still love the breeches for their comfort and design. These breeches are a pull on style with a wide elastic waist band, 1" belt loops, small pocket on the thigh and elastic ankles, and come in lots of fun and flattering colors. My only wish is that they would make them out of slightly more durable fabric, as my show pair has developed a hole. Admittedly, I have fallen twice in that pair, but I would appreciate a thicker fabric in general to better conceal any lumps and bumps. 

These breeches are my favorite for competitions and cross country schooling in the summer due to their fantastic gripy fabric that has never been "too grippy" the way saddle tight can sometimes be. The winter version is better for early winter into spring, as I use the heavier Sit Tight And Warm breeches when it's very cold and windy here in Minnesota. I like full seats in the winter, as when you are riding cold I feel that my grip is sometimes impacted by cold muscles, and my reactions are just a little bit slower - the extra grip is a nice help especially on a cold, spooky baby! 

Here are some shots of these breeches in action:

My favorite pair - love the black full seat! Plus, it makes for nice pictures of the seat configuration. 

Keep calm! Ride on!