Fed up with getting cold, wet legs when you’re on the yard or riding? A new pair of waterproof trousers are just the thing you need in your winter wardrobe.
1. ACAI Max Stretch Skinny Outdoor Trousers
Colours: Black, sand, graphite, bottle green, storm grey, stone grey, taupe, navy, khaki
Sizes: 6-22 (petite, regular, long and extra long)
The ACAI Max Stretch Skinny Outdoor Trousers (pictured above) have the look of a pair of skinny jeans but with some additional benefits — they are shower resistant, lightweight and breathable. They are made from a comfortable stretch softshell material and the water repellent finish will keep you dry in light rain showers. If you do get caught out in heavy rain, these trousers dry in minutes.
Buy at acaioutdoorwear.com
2. Horze Adeline Women’s Silicone Padded Breeches
Stay warm and dry in these comfortable padded breeches from Horze (pictured above). The Adeline Women’s Silicone Padded Breeches are made from waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric. They feature a silicone print on the seat to provide extra grip in the saddle, while a zipper opening to the knee makes them easy to put on. The waist is adjustable for a great fit, plus it’s shaped higher at the back for comfort.
Buy at horze.co.uk
3. Breeze Up Waterproof Breeches
Colours: Navy or black
Breeze Up Waterproof Breeches (pictured above) are three-quarter length waterproof riding breeches that are specifically designed for riding in bad weather. They have a wick-away mesh lining for better breathability, taped seams, waterproof zips and a raised rear waist for comfort in and out of the saddle. They also feature suede patches on the seat and lower leg for additional grip.
Buy at breezeupcollection.com
4. Drytex Waterproof Breeches
Colours: Navy, black, taupe
Waterproof and windproof, Drytex Waterproof Breeches (pictured above) are ideal for all-weather riding. Made from breathable yet durable material with a unique membrane, these breeches are perfect for wet days at the yard — rain simply beads and runs off. The fabric has generous stretch for unrestricted comfort, while a soft fleece lining helps to keep you warm.
For stockists: lemieuxproducts.com
5. Mountain Horse Movement Pant
Sizes: XS-XXXL (unisex)
Mountain Horse Movement Pants (pictured above) are designed to cope with bad weather both in the saddle and on the yard. They are made from a waterproof and windproof fabric with fully taped seams, a pre-bent knee and durable grip fabric at the seat and lined with soft warm padding. Side zippers make them easy to pull on and off, the waist is elastic and adjustable, and elastic straps at the bottom prevent the leg riding up while riding. Reflective tape at the bottom of the leg completes the look.
For stockists: mountainhorse.co.uk
6. Just Chaps Dri Rider Waterproof Riding Trousers
Sizes: XS-XXL (short, regular, long)
Just Chaps Dri Rider Waterproof Riding Trousers (pictured above) are great for yard work and riding. They are made using water-proofing technology originally developed for motorbike racing. The Reissa membrane between the tough nylon shell and the soft mesh lining doesn’t let water droplets through but does allow water vapour to escape, so you stay dry. Features include an elastic panel at the back, hi-viz piping, a zip for ease of use over boots and adjustable stirrup straps.
Buy at justchaps.com