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.
This summer has been one that I’ll remember for a long time. And just why has it been so exciting? Well, I’m getting to watch the makings of my very own baby event horse. Words simply cannot express how amazing it is to watch the process.
My chunky little yearling has grown up and taken to his training oh so well. And since my “pony” Rufus has gotten his fundamentals down, the most exciting part for me has been taking the reins and hopping into the saddle myself. Best. Feeling. Ever.
When riding a green baby pony, one learns to expect, well … unexpected antics. Thus, a little extra grip would always be appreciated, no? In steps a pair of Stickyseat breeches! You might recall the pair of Stickyseat breeches that I found to be just that grippy last winter season (you can read about my experience here).
Well, I found them to provide such a substantial amount of grip, that I thought a pair suited for warmer temperatures would be well suited for riding baby Roo. This season, I’ve been riding in a pair of Cargo Pocket Stickyseat Euroseat breeches.
I was really interested to try out this particular pair of Stickyseat breeches, especially with the added cargo pocket. Because I’m always looking for places to stash things! When I pulled the breeches out of their packaging after they arrived, I noticed the Perform Sport fabric felt smooth and quite stretchy.
The Cargo Pocket breeches are a pull-on style, with built in elastic in the waist. I found that the breeches hug comfortably to my waistline, while the waistband also helps them to look extra flattering. I also liked the combination of a more traditional knee patch, along with the extra grippy area on the back of the upper legs.
Because after all…these are a pair of Stickyseat breeches, so I’ve come to expect that extra bit of grip when I’m riding in a pair. The Perform Sport material of the Cargo Pocket breeches feels nice against the skin, and also lays nicely during wear; and I found it to not create any extra bulk when worn under my tall boots.
I’ve been riding in the Cargo Pocket breeches in a range of temperatures, including really (really) warm Summer days, and more recently, cooler Fall evenings. And I’ve found they did a nice job helping me not to overheat in the heat, by pulling heat away from my body so that I stayed dry and cool.
Yet the breeches have also done well in cooler temperatures when paired with a long sleeve riding top and possibly a jacket. I’d say that for me personally, living in the Mid-Atlantic region, the breeches are versatile enough to be a three season breech.
But on to functionality! My two favorite features of the Cargo Pocket breeches are (in no particular order) first, the cargo pocket, and second, the combination of a traditional knee patch styling with the added bit of sticky to help with my seat.
So let’s talk about the cargo pocket…it is nicely integrated into the design of the breeches, with a slight slant cut to it. It sits on my right hip/thigh area, and is generously sized. So generously sized, in fact, that I’m able to fit my large smartphone in it’s Otterbox inside.
And my phone stays put, comfortably and securely during my rides. Let’s not forget about my other favorite feature though…that extra bit of sticky. The traditional knee patches on the Cargo Pocket breeches look and function beautifully.
But what really helps me to get an extra bit of grip are the grippy dot sections on the backs of the legs. And since I’ve been logging many hours of riding Roo this Summer and Fall, I appreciate the extra grip that makes my seat feel very secure.
Even though Roo has been a total rockstar so far, and has I can count on one hand the number of times that he has actually spooked on me, we all know that any horse has the potential to be unpredictable. So I feel more secure with that extra bit of grip.
The Perform Sport fabric used to create the Cargo Pocket breeches is also pre-shrunk, and it easy to care for since it is machine washable and dryable. And you know by now that I can’t help but to draw attention to the fact that Stickyseat breeches are MADE IN THE USA.
The Cargo Pocket Stickyseat Euroseat is available in four colors, including dark taupe, black, graphite, and navy (pictured). They all are available for $89.00, and you can find them here.
Go Breeches that Fit and Grip. Go Stickyseat. Go Eventing.