Welcome to EN’s Product Review series! Who doesn’t love shopping, especially when the object of your search is new gear for yourself or your horse? As an enthusiast of all products equine, I LOVE trying out new gear. Please join me as I narrate my personal journey of trying out all of the products featured. While I will make no recommendations, I hope you have fun reading about my many adventures of trying new products, and that hearing about my personal experiences helps you on your own quest for new gear. Go Shopping.
If you’re at all like me, you may find that there are some things that you just can’t have too many of. Two such things that fall into that category for me are T-shirts and bottles of nail polish. Why? The answer is simple.
If I could, I’d live most every day in a T-shirt. And, a girl can never have too many colors of nail polish to pick from, particularly in the summer. While I’m on the topic of summer, there is another item in my wardrobe that I can’t get enough of.
That item is riding tights. Summer is hot, obviously. Since I’ve been spending so much time in the saddle during these especially hot and sticky days, it is important to have a good selection of lightweight riding tights.
Any tights that I choose to ride in have to be lightweight and breathable so that I don’t overheat. And grip is an absolute must-have so I can get an adequate grip on the saddle.
One of the pairs of tights that I’ve found myself wearing over and over are the Kerrits Flex Tight II Fullseat Riding Tight. It’s really no secret that I’m a fan of my Kerrits tights and breeches.
Kerrits offers a number of choices in fabrics, styles and grip technologies, all at really attractive price points. And I always love the ability to cover coordinate may looks; after all, I am queen of all things matchy matchy.
But, I digress. The Flex tights are designed using Durabreathe fabric, which means they provide lightweight coverage that is breathable. They provide a modest coverage and feature a 2-inch comfort flow rise waistband.
I personally like the Gripstretch panels of the Flex tights. These strategically placed panels help to provide a mid-level amount of stick in the saddle. And what’s even better? The design also visually slims the backside for a flattering look.
Some other features of the Flex tight not to be missed include the belt loops and convenient side pocket. Belt loops allow me to add a belt to complete my look, and I’d be a little lost without my side pocket, which fits my large smartphone.
I found the Flex tights to be very comfortable from the first time I pulled them on. I mean, when I feel like I can lounge around in my tights, I know they have attained a level of comfort equivalent to a pair of yoga pants.
Like other Kerrits tights and breeches I’ve worn, they run true to their normal sizing. I’m happy with the way Flex tights both fit and flatter, especially with the Gripstretch panel placement that is designed to flatter my posterior.
Riding in the Flex tights, I could really feel the moderate amount of grip that the Gripstretch panels provide. They are grippy enough without being overly sticky. Not too little. Not too much. They are just right.
I’ve schooled over small jumps and have taken my pony for some gallops. Through both, I found the tights to feel comfortable and the grip to work. Plus, my phone stayed perfectly in place in the handy side pocket the entire time.
And even though the days have been hot, I’ve felt like the lightweight Durabreathe fabric does a nice job at keeping me from overheating. I really don’t think that I can ask for much more than that!
The Flex Tight II Fullseat Riding Tights are available from Kerrits in sizes XS through 2X. Colors available include Tan, Caper, Black, Multi Tweed and Dusk (pictured). All colors retail for $99, and you can find them here.
Go Breathable Grippy Tights. Go Kerrits. Go Eventing.