Manufacturer: Riding Sport (View all products by Dover Saddlery)
Model: Riding Sport Traditional Knee Patch Riding Breeches (View all Riding Sport Traditional Knee Patch Riding Breeches reviews)
Category: English Casual Apparel
Purchase: I bought these breeches from Dover Saddlery for $49.90. I wanted a comfortable pair of riding breeches, preferably a thicker material and I wanted a color other than beige or tan.
Likes: I liked the Clarino knee patches. You can throw your breeches in the washer and drier (on low) and the knee patches stay soft. I've washed these a million times, or so it seems, and they always come out clean and looking good. I like the smoke blue color. It's different but not outrageous. The thicker cotton with a hint of lycra makes these very comfortable, and you don't feel naked. They hold you in and give a smooth look. They are sturdy yet not too restrictive. They are mainly cotton which means they breath and don't make you feel overly warm in the summer. Now in late fall they are keeping me warmer as well! I love riding in these!
Dislikes: Honestly, there's not much I can say here. These breeches have held up so great it's amazing! Perhaps the regular length is a bit short, but as I wear field boots or half chaps you can't tell. I am a petite and the regular length fits me, so I would think longs would be better for some people. Maybe keep that in mind when ordering.
Quality: These breeches take a beating, don't stretch out and sag, and come back to new after a wash. I've had no unravelled seems, and the knee patches are perfect after a year of riding. The velcro closures at the ankles curl, but has remained as sticky as ever. There's absolutely no pilling of the fabric in the inside thigh or crotch area as some cheaper fabrics tend to do. These look great still.
Summary: I plan on buying more of these breeches. They are just so comfortable and the price is affordable. I'd recommend these to anyone who wants a sturdy breech that gives you some support and that holds up to a lot of use. They are my "work horse" breeches, the ones I grab out of the closet first! They look great on. All in all, a super breech at a super price!
Usefulness Rating: 2.8125 out of 5.
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