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Riders Can Now Say "Comfortable and Full Seat" in the Same Breath
Fun In The Saddle, Inc.
Challenged by her futile search for a comfortable riding pant, fueled by a passion for all things equine, and armed with a quarter century of technical apparel development experience, Sheryl Rudolph, owner of Fun In The Saddle, Inc. (FITS), decided to create a truly technical breech to benefit all riders. Rudolph attributes the success of their breech line first offered for sale in August, 2005 to her “form follows function” philosophy and a world class design team.
FITS’ talented design team includes the uniform designer of the USA Women’s Olympic Volleyball, Track & Field and Softball teams and the US Women’s World Cup Soccer team. The design team’s mission is to optimize rider comfort and performance through innovative design. Revolutionary patent pending breech features include:
1. HOLES! That’s right. Tiny perforations in FITS’ soft deerskin leather full seats and knee patches create more surface resistance against the saddle giving much better grip than flat leather or suede, imitation or real. The holes also allow for much improved breathability and more generous stretch capacity than non-perforated materials.
2. PATCHES! Rather than one single piece of leather as in traditional full seat breeches, FITS’ full seats feature segmented panels to allow for complete freedom of motion. This simple, yet revolutionary design enables you to spread your seat bones for a deeper, more secure position in the saddle.
3. BODY SCULPT TECHNOLOGY! FITS’ breeches include a hidden “ab” panel that gives you subtle but effective body core support and a smooth, flattering look to tummy and hip areas. FITS’ All Season MicroFibre fabric includes a high 29% Lycra content that comfortably flatters and supports. Flat seam construction and slimming design lines compliment every figure.
4. IN-BOOT COMFORT! FITS’ substitutes powernet down the inner calf of the breech so boots slip on and off easily allowing the closest contact possible between horse and rider.
Here are just a few things people are saying about FITS breeches:
“I had to tell you how much I enjoy my FITS PerforMAXtm full seat breeches. They felt like ‘home’ the first time I put them on. No ‘schooching’ around to get comfortable, no saggy crotch, no adjusting and readjusting to position patches and seams. The felt great and rode great. Thank you for a great product. You can be sure all my friends will be hearing about FITS breeches.” Barb G. from Pennsylvania
“Now that I have ridden in my breeches for several days, I like them even more. They are very athletic looking and feeling. I will probably wear them on bike rides as well. I think you are really on to something here, especially targeting the athlete.” Eventer Lisa M. from Oregon (Lisa has both knee patch and full seat styles)
“I was really pleased with the way the breeches conformed to my shape without bunching or pinching. The breathable deerskin is heaven-sent and allows all the appropriate stretching and bending, and the gripability was spectacular. To top it off they are quite fashionable and I get compliments every time I wear them!” Heather C. from Washington
Dominion Saddlery of Los Angeles introduced the F.I.T.S. PerforMAXtm breeches at the USDF Convention in December, 2005. Dressage riders were astounded with the incredible comfort and range of motion FITS breeches provided and how flattering the breeches were to all body types. According to Tabitha Knaub, store manager, “FITS breeches fill a high performance niche that has not been addressed until now.”
FITS breeches come in full seat and knee patch styles in 4 great colors. Suggested retail prices are $199.99 and $159.99. New for Spring 2006, FITS offers artistically embellished T shirts and caps that coordinate with their PerforMAXtm breeches. Both can be purchased at fine equestrian retailers across the U.S. Contact FITS at funinthesaddle.com or at 1.888.360.3487 to find the retailer nearest you.