Product test: Saddlecraft Contessa jodhpurs

  • HHO test’s Saddlecraft’s Contessa jodhpurs which have been designed for lady riders

    Saddlecraft’s Contessa Jodhpurs have been designed with the female rider in mind and are made from a woven cotton fabric with 4% Lycra for added comfort.

    They feature self-knee patches, a zipped hip pocket, plus belt loops and are machine washable at 40degrees.

    Available in a choice of colours, including alaska, aubergine, beige, black, moss, navy, steel in 24″ to 32″ waist sizes.

    Cost at around £25 per pair.

    Contact Saddlecraft (tel: 01303 875242)

    Tester’s comments

    “Saddlecraft’s Contessa jodhpurs come in a range of great colours and have coped well with being worn regularly both around the yard and in the saddle.

    “Unfortunately, the cut didn’t really suit my petite frame. I think they would suit a more curvaceous rider better as the depth from waist to crotch is quite generous.

    “However, cotton material is quite light, making them ideal for summer wear and they washed well.

    “I prefer jodhpurs which are made from a more stretchy material,such as Saddlecraft’s Flamenco jodhpurs, as I found this design quite tight around the knee when crouching down to fit brushing boots and when mounting from the floor.

    “I thought the belt loops were a useful addition, as was the zipped front pocket. I didn’t use the elasticated stirrups but they are a useful optional extra.”

    Verdict: A great value pair of leisure jodhpurs for curvy female riders

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