Equestrians are out in all kinds of weather doing what they enjoy most — riding. So don’t let winter weather deter you! With the right winter gear, you can enjoy spending time with your horse all year long, even in the coldest and wettest weather, wherever you live. In this post, we’ll share what to look for in a winter jacket and some incredible Ariat jackets that will keep you warm and dry no matter what winter has in store for you.
What to Look For in a Winter Jacket
You’ll find winter equestrian wear in a range of materials and styles. What you specifically need to look for really depends on where you live and the type of winter weather you have in your area.
Regardless, make sure whatever material you choose will keep you warm all winter long. If you also deal with wind and wet, sometimes rainy, weather, it’ll be important to find a jacket that will keep water out so you can stay warm and dry. And in that case, you might also want a jacket with a waterproof hood.
Learn more: Ultimate Ariat Equestrian Rain Gear Guide
There are many different styles of winter wear to choose from, so start by deciding what qualities are most important to keep you comfortable and what styles you like best.
Best Winter Coat Materials
Just like you’ll experience a range of winter weather throughout the United States, you’ll also find a range of different winter jacket materials. Those living in colder climates will likely prefer Ariat’s eco-friendly down jackets and PrimaLoft synthetic insulation for staying toasty warm on even the coldest winter days. These jackets are designed to retain body heat, so just zip them up, and within minutes, your core will be staying nice and warm.
If you live in a more temperate climate, cotton will do the trick to keep you warm enough and protect you from the elements. Additionally, you might want a waterproof or water-resistant and wind-resistant jacket that’s lightweight and breathable to keep you dry.
Top 6 Ariat Winter Jackets
You have a lot of great winter jacket choices from Ariat. They offer a range from lighter, waterproof winter jackets to heavy down parkas and everything in between. Here are six of our top choices.
1. Ariat Women's Ideal 3.0 Down Jacket ($139.95)
This classic packable cold series jacket earns top scores from staff and customers alike. We love the new quilting styling on this expertly constructed down jacket. Not only is it comfortable and stylish, but it also packs up easily into a small travel-friendly pouch. Plus, this jacket is cozy and warm with premium down that maintains your body temperature against cold weather. It’s lightweight and has a standing collar to keep your neck snug and warm as well. When temperatures drop, get this toasty down jacket. It’s available in navy eclipse.
2. Ariat Womens Argentium Parka ($324.95)
This sharp jacket has polished British countryside styling with warm PrimaLoft insulation and a waterproof finish. Its modern update is reminiscent of waxed cotton with the feel of soft suede. This jacket is crafted to perform in anything Mother Nature throws at you. It’s also eco-friendly and made of organic cotton, so you can feel great about wearing it, and its lightweight feel is cozy and comfortable. This parka comes in a brown shade called earth.
3. Ariat Women’s Prowess Jacket ($249.95)
The Ariat Prowess Jacket may just be the perfect addition to your riding gear! It offers lightweight warmth with a water-resistant finish, making it near-perfect for fall and mild winters. With its rear saddle vents, 2-way front zip, and breathable materials, it’s comfortable in and out of the saddle. It even has a tech pocket to keep your phone handy while you ride. If you’re determined to ride no matter what weather comes your way, grab one of these jackets. You’ll be thrilled you did! This Ariat women’s jacket comes in black.
4. Ariat Women's Calumet Field Jacket ($299.95)
Wind and rain won’t stop you with this great cold-weather jacket! It’s made from water-resistant material and has snap-closure cuffs and a covered zip placket to keep wind and rain out. The material has a soft hand feel, and it’s thoughtfully designed with multiple pockets to store whatever you need. It also has a ribbed and fabric-lined collar to keep you dry and warm. It’s extremely durable, so it’ll be a favorite for years to come. This jacket comes in a brown shade called banyan bark.
5. Ariat Women's Claiborne Down Jacket ($279.95)
This stylish and modern down jacket in a trench coat-inspired style has storm flaps in the front and back and storm cuffs to keep you comfortable. The hood is faux fur-trimmed for added protection against the elements. Like all Ariat down products, it’s made with ethical down insulation that you can feel good about wearing while you stay cozy and warm. This coat hits at the hip with hand pockets and a chest zip pocket for whatever you want to carry. The Ariat Claiborne Jacket comes in black.
6. Ariat Women's Harmony Jacket ($84)
The Ariat Women’s Harmony Jacket is another fan favorite with its lightweight design and eco-friendly details. When you wear it, it feels like you’re bundled in a soft sleeping bag! It has a water-resistant and wind-resistant finish that’s breathable and comfortable. If you want to be bundled up and cozy in the winter, it doesn’t get much better than this!
Don’t Let the Cold Bother You
Winter weather shouldn’t deter you from what you love doing — especially riding. With the right gear, you can stay warm and dry all winter long and still enjoy rides with your horse. Ariat offers clothing for every rider and every season, so you don’t have to let the weather get in your way.
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