Ultimate Ariat Ascent Gear Guide

by Michelle Drum June 29, 2022 5 min read

Ultimate Ariat Ascent Gear Guide

It’s no secret that we love Ariat here at The Farm House. This incredible brand is a consistent favorite for staff and customers alike. Ariat has been making riding apparel for close to thirty years, and their reputation for quality apparel that’s both comfortable and durable puts them at the top of the list of best brands for English riders. The brand offers several lines that specialize in various features, and one of the newest lines is the Ascent. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know about the Ariat Ascent line, along with some great options to consider for your own riding wardrobe and how to know if Ariat Ascent is the right line for you.

What Is Ariat Ascent?

Ariat Ascent is a line of compression knit clothing designed to provide muscle support and stability in the saddle. From expertly designed tech tops, leggings, and even boots with a blend of high-tech synthetic leather and knit, this innovative and groundbreaking line is a top choice for high-performance use. They offer the best of comfort and moveability in a breathable fabric you’ll love.

Why Ariat Ascent?

Ariat wanted to offer a comfortable, high-tech collection for high-performance use. The items are designed for riders at all levels, including “those unafraid to stand out,” and Ariat’s  overarching goal was to craft a line that would be a “revolution in training.” This line is designed to provide its wearer a competitive edge, and we’re pretty confident that once you try Ariat Ascent, you’ll wholeheartedly agree that it does exactly that.

Ariat Ascent Equestrian Gear Overview

The Ariat Ascent line offers everything you’ll need for your training. It even includes integrated compression panels designed to help you train harder for longer. Here are the Ariat Ascent offerings available at the Farm House.

Ariat Ascent Tall Boots

Ariat’s Ascent tall boots are ultra-lightweight, with the fit of a sneaker and the look of a boot. They include compression knit technology, so they feel great to wear, even after hours of riding. 

Ariat Women's Ascent Tall Boot ($359.95)

Ariat Ascent women's tall boot

These Ariat Ascent tall boots have a fierce and bold new design that we love. They have the most comfortable shock-absorbing midsoles and great traction, with a breathable and compressive fit that’s comfortable even in the hottest weather. The inner leg panel is crafted with high-grip material, and they have exceptional flexibility. They can even be folded in half for easy portability. These premium riding boots are made for training or shows, and your legs and feet will hold up in them better than you’ve ever seen after a long day of riding. 

Check out our complete rider review of the Ariat Ascent Tall Boot.

Ariat Ascent Paddock Boots

If you prefer paddock boots for your practice runs, the Ariat Ascent line has got you covered! These exceptional paddock boots are made with the same ultra-lightweight materials and compression knit technology as the tall boots. They may just be your new favorite pair!

Ariat Women's Ascent Paddock Boot ($159.95)

Ariat Ascent women's paddock boot

This paddock boot has the same bold design as the tall boots, including their flexible, lightweight construction and shock-absorbing cushioning. It also has reinforced paneling and spur strap protection. You’ll be prepared for the stable or the trail with these revolutionary boots, as Ariat Ascent Paddock boots deliver premium style, comfort, and stability. The same Ariat Women’s Ascent Paddock Boot has been upgraded with a waterproof design option ($169.95) that’s flexible, breathable, and lightweight. Wear with the Ascent Chap for the ultimate performance combination.

Ariat Men's Ascent Waterproof Paddock Boot ($179.95)

Men's Ariat Ascent paddock boot 

It’s not only women that get to enjoy the Ariat Ascent Waterproof Paddock Boot! There’s a men’s version, too, offering the same unparalleled comfort in this lightweight and shock-absorbing compression boot. Men can up their game with this unparalleled performance boot and ride all day long!

Ariat Ascent Half Chaps

These Ariat Ascent Half Chaps are in a class of their own! When paired with the paddock boot, they can’t be beat.

Ariat Ascent Half Chap ($119.95)

Ariat Ascent half chap

These half chaps fit like a sock but perform like a pro! They are a perfect balance of style and comfort with their sleek, contoured silhouette, breathability, compression, and durability. The Ariat Ascent Half Chap has grip right where you need it, so you can push the boundaries of equestrian performance.

Ariat Ascent Tights

The Ariat Ascent Tights deliver on all the benefits of athletic taping for post-training recovery. They also offer a deeper rise for core support, with compression to support muscles and joints, balancing comfort with performance.

Ariat Women's Ascent Half Grip Tight ($129.95)

Ariat Ascent tight women's

These tights offer revolutionary compression to support muscle function while reducing injuries. This innovative technology design integrates engineered compression panels, providing support with the flexibility of a four-way stretch and a maximum range of motion for equestrians at all levels. The tights include envelope phone pockets on both sides for convenience and a flat seam construction designed to reduce chafing. The fabric is breathable and moisture-wicking, making it great for any weather. And it’s made from recycled materials, so you can feel extra good about it. 

Ariat Ascent Tops

The Ariat Ascent line of tops is designed with compression panels to encourage proper riding posture. They include mesh inserts for the ultimate breathability to keep riders cool and comfortable, odor resistance, and a UPF rating of 50 to protect from the sun. All tops are available in black and navy, and they come in three styles:

Ariat Ascent baselayer

Ariat Ascent Pros and Cons

Still not sure about the Ariat Ascent line? Here are some of the pros and cons of Ariat Ascent boots and attire.

Ariat Ascent Boots Pros

  • Lightweight and very comfortable from the first wear
  • Available in half sizes
  • Waterproofing is effective, and the boots don’t let straw in
  • Easy to keep clean

Ariat Ascent Boots Cons

  • Higher price point 
  • More difficult to get on than some boots (as there is no zipper)

Ariat Ascent Clothing Pros

  • Very lightweight
  • Great breathability and flexibility
  • Fit is true to size

Ariat Ascent Clothing Cons

  • Higher price point
  • More challenging to get on and off than other equestrian attire
  • The level of compression takes some getting used to

Ariat Ascent Alternatives

If you’re not sure the Ariat Ascent line is right for you, check out the other Ariat products. They offer a full range of options, from shirts to breeches and tights, and from tall boots to paddock boots and half chaps. Their products are designed with the equestrian in mind, integrating quality, technology, and durability that riders love.

Is the Ariat Ascent Collection Right for You?

If you’re seeking premium equestrian attire designed for performance, comfort, and ultimate flexibility, the Ariat Ascent collection may be what you’ve been looking for. Check it out — you won’t be disappointed. 


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