Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. Over the coming weeks and months, we'll feature rugs, breeches, boots and all manner of kit for both horse and rider

Pikeur Lugana softshell winter Breeches

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The ultimate best-selling winter breech. Fleecy lined with snug water and wind resistant outer (which hay or bedding won’t stick to) these breeches feel fantastic to wear when the weather gets really tough. Available in white, anthracite, black and chocolate. Nightblue is also available with a contrast seat.
RRP: £130
Visit: www.classicdressage.com or call 0044 1442 834536

 

Oliver Brown traditional moleskin breeches

1.Traditional Moleskin Breeches, Fawn by Oliver Brown

These moleskin hunting breeches are made from 98% wool and 2% lycra elastine for extra comfort. Large belled breeches, sizes over 44″ and additional extras such as leather strappings and stable belt are available for an extra £50.
RRP: £195
Visit: www.oliverbrown.org.uk

Equetech cosy jodphurs

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Soft pro-stretch knit pull-on, stirrup jodhpur with 5% Lycra providing ultimate comfort and shape retention. Brushed fleece lined for warmth and comfort. Features include a soft plush comfort elasticated waistband, contoured shape with minimal seams for ultimate comfort, self-fabric knee patches and stirrups to cuffs. Ideal for leisure wear, endurance and also in harsher weather as great under breeches. Machine washable. Available in sizes S-XL and colours black or navy.
RRP: £39.50
Visit: www.equetech.com

Pikeur Badira winter breeches

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These breeches are Jeans style with shaped back pockets, contrasting stitching and have a new elastic insert at the ankle, ensuring a close fit and negating the need for scratchy velcro. The winter version of the Badira breeches are made from a lightweight softshell fabric with more stretch than Pikeur’s original winter fabric. They are water and wind repellent, breathable and abrasion resistant. Available in chocolate brown, black and night blue. Black comes with grey/light grey contrasting stitching, chocolate has bronze/beige stitching and night blue has nude/denim blue stitching. Available in sizes 34-88
RRP: £164.00
Visit: www.pikeur.equineandcountry.co.uk

Horseware women’s Aylesbury breeches

Ladies Aylesbury Breeches

Winners of the 2010 BETA Innovation award, with good reason. These breeches are designed with winter riding in mind. With the latest nylon stretch fabric as the outer, and soft, warm fleece lining to keep you dry against the coldest winter days. With a Teflon soil resistant finish, they offer full protection against the wind, rain and winter chills. Fantastic choice for days out hunting, winter hacking or cold days at shows. Available in sizes 24-34R and colours beige or black.
RRP: £104.95
Visit: www.horseware.com

HyPERFORMANCE softshell winter breeches

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These breeches are the on everyone’s winter wish list! Not only are they breathable, they are waterproof, windproof and are designed from a dirt repellent outer fabric. With additional fleece lining, you will be lovely and toasty in these breeches. Complete with zip side pockets, and a cleverly designed lower leg of half base material and half polyester for ease of use getting on and off, and for fit and comfort inside your boots. Featuring an alos soft stretch leather seat. Machine washable. Available in beige, black or grey and sizes 24”-34”.
RRP: £79.99
Visit: www.hy-equestrian.com 01522 529206

Mountain Horse Nordica breeches

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High-performance breeches in a fleece-lined winter fabric. Nordica has a generous 15% spandex for exceptional fit and comfort. This technical fabric is breathable and durable, plus there’s a stretch imitation leather full seat. 85% polyester, 15% spandex. Full seat is 60% nylon, 40% polyurethane. Available in black and sizes 22-30″ waist.
RRP: £129.95
Visit: www.mountainhorse.co.uk or 01462 432596

Mark Todd winter performance breeches

6.Mark Todd Ladies Winter Performance Breeches

Offering additional protection from the elements, these breeches are manufactured in Tactel fabric which is water resistant and breathable with a brushed backing for added warmth and a 4-way stretch for comfort. Features include a Euro seat, zip pockets and self knee patches. Available in colours beige, grey or coffee and sizes 24″-34”.
RRP: £111.99
Visit: www.wefi.co.uk or call 01303 872277

Bridleway Aylesbury knitted breeches

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The Bridleway Aylesbury knitted breeches benefit from a close weave, cotton stretch fabric that gives a super smooth, flattering fit. The four-way stretch fabric and flat lock seams offer the rider superior comfort. The breeches also have stretch synthetic suede contour seat and leg strappings for grip in the saddle, with belt loops, a zip up hip pocket and touch and close ankle fastenings. Available in yellow, white, black and beige and sizes 24”-36”.
RRP: £39.95
Visit: www.bridlewayequestrian.com call 0845 241 9970 or email enquiries@bridlewayequestrian.com

Just Togs crystal breeches

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A fabulous, elegant breech, with Swarovski crystals and silicon knee patch for that stylish finish. Comfortable stretchy and warm fabric perfect for winter days. Close Fitting ankle detail for reduced bulk. Available in sizes 26- 32 and colours gunmetal grey, brown, navy or white.
Visit: www.justtogs.co.uk

Toggi Arctic breeches

9.Toggi Arctic Black

Designed to keep the winter weather at bay, Toggi Arctic’s soft shell winter breeches are made from an innovative fabric that is water-resistance and offers extra warmth with a fleece back. The fabric benefits from Tactel, which offers increased strength, softness and breathability, as well as being easy care and quick drying – perfect for long, cold, wet winters! Available in black and sizes 24”– 34”
RRP: £85
Visit: www.toggi.com or call 0113 270 7000

Dainese Molvedo breeches (winter version)

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These hi-tech breeches have a durable and resistant shell material that is fast drying and highly breathable, combined with a patented grip system on the inside leg that will keep you glued to the saddle. They come with custom fit zip detail and elasticated silicone grips at the bottom of the calf to prevent any movement up the leg. They are supremely comfortable to wear all day long, and maintain their shape through long term use and regular washing. The Molvedo Winter Version has a slightly different finish on the inside of the breeches than the normal version, allowing for extra warmth in the winter.
RRP: £154.99
Visit: www.arkaequipe.com

Cavallo Corvina S breeches

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Fresh from Cavallo’s in-between collection, these popular breeches are made of a softshell fabric lined with fleece, perfect for the cold winter conditions! With trendy Lurex stitching and Swarovski elements embedded on the pockets, the breeches are water repellent as well as windproof. Available in marine, black, schiefer and coffee.
RRP: £139
Visit: www.zebraproducts.co.uk or call 01352 763350