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Tips for the Rider: Tips for Choosing a Winter Jacket
Horse Riding Winter Jackets Buying Guide
Whether heading out to on a winter trail ride, taking part in a winter riding lesson, or just going to muck out the stalls, make sure your riding jacket is up to date.
Modern materials, designs, and features have rendered the jackets of yesteryear obsolete. Today's riding jackets are made for our equestrian sport - they breathe better, stay drier and warmer, and are lighter in weight. They are also loaded with features to give you the most convenient and comfortable fit while supporting you in any type of equestrian activity. Most also look good enough that you can wear them from barn on to your busy day.
Choose your jacket based on the kinds of activities you engage in, and the weather in your area of the country.
Heavy Jackets and Parkas:
The base layer, also known as the wick layer , is the layer of clothing that is in direct contact with your skin. A common problem with cold-weather riding is chill after you stop! Some characteristics to look for in the base layer material of your riding coat:Absorption: Only absorbs a small percentage of water--less than 1% is preferable.
Fibers: The fibers of winter riding jacket our should be lightweight and durable.
Odor-Blocking: Should be treated to decrease smell and itch due to body odor and general horsey smells!
The insulating layer of your winter riding jacket should retain body heat, and the best way to do this is to create a layer of still air around the body to decreases the heat exchange between your body and the outside. This layer is often made up of polyesters that are treated to make the fibers stand up and trap air, forming the protective layer of still air for the main insulation. Materials should have the same moisture-wicking properties as the base layer and should prevent heat loss. Popular options are:Fleece : A dense knit of polyester fabric is taken and passed through a napping machine. One side of the fabric has a tight solid weave, while the other has a fluffy, air retaining surface.
Double sided Fleece : A fleece that is napped on both sides, creating a tight, solid weave.
Pile : A single-sided fleece fabric that has undergone more napping, creating a thicker open fabric.
Down: Of course, the classic for lightweight warmth is goose down. Equestrian Collections has a large selection of Down Jackets. Just remember, don't get down wet!
The third and final layer of a heavy duty parka, must be waterproof , windproof and get rid of body moisture. It must also protect from chaffing , cuts , scrapes and other outside damage common when you ride your horse.
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Features to Look for in an Equestrian Jacket of any Weight:
Zippers: Look for zippers that are well-shielded and coated with plastic to resist humidity and rusting. On premium brands of winter equestrian outerwear like Mountain Horse, Ariat, Kerrits and Irideon, many of the zippers are completely waterproof.
Radial and Articulated sleeves eliminate the restrictions and tugging that occurs in the shoulders of a normal jacket or parka by using a different construction of the shoulder, armhole and underarm panels. Radial sleeves also promote easier movement - particularly important for when you are riding over fences, bringing horses in, grooming and so forth.
Zip off hoods help to control body temperature, visibility and comfort. Most of your body heat while riding is lost through your head. So, ride in a riding helmet and chose one of the equestrian jackets have hoods that fit over your helmet for added protection as you ride.
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