Breeches are an essential piece of gear every equestrian needs, and there are a lot of brand options for breeches that offer quality performance materials. One of the brands that we love at the Farm House is Kerrits. In this guide, we’ll share why we recommend Kerrits breeches, how to select a great pair of riding breeches, and some Kerrits favorites for you to choose from.
Why Choose Kerrits Breeches?
Kerrits is a brand designed for riders by riders. It’s a female-centric organization started by windsurfer Kerri Kent, who got tired of ill-fitting bathing suits and decided to create something better. She started Kerrits Activewear and partnered with Michele McAlpine to open a retail store. They next moved to design a women’s line for equestrians, Michele’s passion, and Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel was born.
Kerrits focuses on creating riding clothing that fits well and boosts confidence in and out of the saddle. Kerrits equestrian products are durable, high-performance, and flattering. They use rich colors and fun prints to make clothing women and children want to wear. And they never forget their inspiration for everything they do: women juggling the many priorities in their lives and girls who save their allowance to pay for riding lessons, envisioning the incredible competitor they will someday be.
If that’s not enough to encourage you to check out this incredible brand, they also go above and beyond to make the sport welcoming, inclusive, and accessible. Additionally, they donate a portion of their proceeds — as well as some of their products — to non-profit organizations that support equestrians. Their mission is perhaps best expressed through this quote on their website: “Every little bit counts, and together we can be a part of that every little bit.”
How To Select a Quality Pair of Riding Breeches
Breeches are athletically-inspired pants designed for equestrians. They are made of a thin fabric that fits snugly throughout the leg and seat and allows a rider’s leg movements to be felt by the horse. Breeches are made without an inside seam to prevent chafing and use a special gripping fabric designed for safety in the saddle. Breeches should fit comfortably with enough stretch to provide freedom of movement without rubbing, pinching, or baggy areas. Breeches are designed to be snug without constraining.
Kerrits Breeches Size Charts
Kerrits has an extensive line of high-performance breeches and tights for all seasons. Consistent with their philosophy of inclusivity, they offer women’s sizes from XS to 2X.
Kerrits Breeches Women’s Size Chart
Kerrits Breeches Child’s Size Chart
7 Most Popular Kerrits Breeches, Tights, and Jodhpurs
Kerrits offers an extensive line of breeches for all seasons. We’ve picked some of our favorite Kerrits riding pants and tights to share with you.
These performance tights are a fan favorite, as they can do double duty: they can be worn solo in the summer or as a base layer in the winter. They are soft and breathable and have four-way stretch, so they are super comfortable as well. These tights have the signature 2” no-roll waistband, a knee patch, and come in a variety of fun seasonal colors like sea glass, rosewood, admiral, and more.
These tech tights are perfect for hot summers or as a wintertime base layer. Ice Fil technology wicks away sweat and actually lowers your skin’s temperature for the ultimate comfort on hot summer days. You also get UPF 50+ sun protection with these tights, along with an anti-slip grip on the inner leg and seat.
This popular Ice Fil Full Seat Tech Tight is also available for kids for $86.
If you’re looking to feel confident and secure in the saddle, this full seat breech is an incredible option. The gripping material is one of the best available, so you’ll be ready to tackle any course. The fabric is durable and comfortable, and it’s Coolmax-lined for breathability. Kerrits full seat breeches are a great choice for any rider.
4. Kerrits Women's Arena Full Seat Breech ($139)
This breech not only offers an extra grippy full seat, but it also has a number of great features to give you a lovely silhouette. It has a four-way stretch fabric with a tummy-control panel and a three-inch waistband for compression without sacrificing freedom of movement. And it comes with convenient contoured back pockets for easy in-saddle access.
Women who prefer a knee patch breech will love the Kerrits Crossover II. It’s a perfect breech for competitions, as it has such a lovely tailored and polished look. It’s made from a light summer-weight fabric that is incredibly water- and stain-resistant and durable enough to throw into the washer and dryer when you’re done for the day.
These Kerrits riding tights for kids are a great value purchase. They are made from an incredibly durable technology fabric that holds its shape ride after ride. And with their grippy knee patches and classy design, they’ll take your child into the show ring feeling confident and secure.
If your young equestrian would prefer a pair of jodhpurs for their rides, Kerrits has got them covered! These offer a lovely modern classic design with an impressive technology fabric that wicks sweat right away, keeping them comfortable and cool. They also have a removable and adjustable stirrup strap to accommodate growing kids.
Kerrits: A Top Brand Designed with You in Mind
Kerrits offers an extensive line of stylish and comfortable tights, breeches, and jodhpurs that we know you’ll love. It’s a popular brand that flies off the shelves at the Farm House, a favorite of our customers and staff alike!
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