Model: Performance Riding Tights
Category: English Casual Apparel
Purchase: My first 2 pairs of these tights came from a tack shop in NJ. The 3rd was bought from Dover Saddlery. All were bought on sale. You can find these everywhere from Ebay to the priciest tack retailers. Prices vary from around $59.00 and down.
Likes: Very comfortable! Stretchy fabric will forgive a gain or loss of a few pounds without needing a whole new size. These are tougher than they look or feel, I'm still riding in one of my first pairs that I bought over 10 years ago!! (I threw out the other one after my husband grouched about how ratty they looked!) Actually, the ones with the 2-tone fabrics of black and a herringbone or houndstooth pattern with color are a bit slimming because of the way they are designed. (I only have this style of these.) These are good all-season pants, comfortable in spring, summer, fall and all but the coldest of winter days.
Dislikes: I never had any complaint about these except for the knee patches on the older models. See my comments on quality below.
Quality: The first two that I bought had very thin ultrasuede knee patches that shredded over time. The pair I threw away was in very bad shape and the pair I am still using is rapidly approaching the trash pail as well. (but remember, I got 10 years out of them!) They have since fixed this problem. The newer pair I have has much thicker quality fabric, ultrasuede patches. These have a pull-on waist with drawstring to adjust the fit. The legs are cut longer than most breeches. I am fairly tall so this is a plus for me.
Summary: Love, Love, Love these! Give them a try, they are great schooling pants!
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
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