13 of the best long waterproof coats for riding and yard wear

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  • The best long waterproof riding coats will keep you dry in the saddle when you’re riding in the rain, no matter how heavy the downpour. It’s never as nice as riding in the drier seasons, but riding in poor weather is often a necessity and can be made not just bearable but enjoyable with a reliable waterproof riding coat.

    If you’ve been thinking about the best riding coats on the market, and have decided you would prefer a long waterproof riding coat rather than a short winter riding jacket, there are a couple of style variations to consider. Some coats come down as far as your ankles, while others cover to mid-thigh – and of course there’s everything in between. There are fitted styles with rear gussets to help with fit over the saddle and prevent flapping, while others are a loose fit to sit over your existing layers – and these are particularly great when you’re standing around at a show, teaching or waiting for a lesson. Other features to look out for are high collars, leg straps, two-way zips, adjustable cuffs, multiple zipped pockets, storm flaps and taped seams.

    Waterproof vs water-resistant

    A waterproof coat will give you protection from rain or other water for a significant period of time, while a water-resistant material will prevent water penetration, but only to a certain level. If you’re a fair-weather rider who avoids riding in the rain then a water-resistant coat may be sufficient, but if you envisage yourself riding out at the yard in all weathers, a fully waterproof coat is the way to go.

    Many manufacturers will provide waterproof ratings – and we’ve listed all the ratings we can get our hands on with each product in the guide below.

    Waterproof ratings explained:

    • 0–1,500mm = water resistant/snowproof, suitable for very light rain
    • 1,500–5000mm = waterproof, suitable for light to average rain
    • Over 5,000mm = very waterproof, suitable for moderate to heavy rain
    • Over 10,000mm = highly waterproof, suitable for heavy rain

    Best long waterproof riding coats (plus some warm and water-resistant options)

    WeatherBeeta Kyla Waterproof Jacket

    Waterproof rating: 5,000mm (waterproof)
    Colours: Navy, mulberry, pine or black
    Sizes: XXS–XXL
    RRP: £136.99
    H&H Review: 10/10, H&H Approved

    This jacket has sealed seams, lined inner quilting and waterproof centre front, chest and hand zips. The funnel high neck keeps the wind out and houses a tuck-away lined hood, while the zipped external and internal pockets keep valuables secure.

    I tested this jacket and really put it through the mill. I wore it in some terrible weather and despite it not having the highest waterproof rating it kept me dry. Don’t be fooled by the studio pics you’ll see on websites – this coat is really quite smart and flattering. Read the full WeatherBeeta Kyla Waterproof Jacket review.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or gsequestrian.co.uk 

    Mark Todd Performance Long Waterproof Coat

    Mark Todd Performance Long Waterproof Coat

    Waterproof rating: 5,000mm (waterproof)
    Colours: Navy, black or autumn brown
    Sizes: XS–XL
    RRP: £159.99
    H&H review: 9/10, H&H Approved

    This long waterproof coat is made from a sturdy outer fabric with a 200g soft filling in the body and 125g in the arms. It has taped seams and features a high collar, which is designed to help keep the wind out, as well as a fleece lining, waterproof two-way zips, storm cuffs and a removable hood. There is also a vent at the back and subtle branding.

    We found it kept us extremely warm and dry – and was suitable for riding or walking the dog, while looking smart, too. The fabric doesn’t mark easily, and water just runs off, and it is resilient against scratches. It proved to be durable as, despite being worn round the yard, in the mud and muck, it still looked smart after a few months’ wear. Read the full Mark Todd Long Waterproof Coat review.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk

    Equetech Utopia Long Waterproof Riding Coat

    Equetech Utopia Long Waterproof Riding Coat

    Waterproof rating: <15,000mm (highly waterproof)
    Colours: Navy, charcoal or khaki
    Sizes: XS–3XL
    RRP: £214.95
    H&H review: 9/10, H&H Approved

    This coat is Equetech’s most technical coat to date – with all the qualities of the Venture, but with added stretch. It is made with Bluesign fabrics, which is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work and everyone to live in. The coat features a two-layer storm flap that conceals the front zip, a rear gusset with reflective opening, double front zipped pockets, Velcro leg straps and storm cuffs.

    We loved how protective this coat was and our favourite features was the zip-away gusset with reflective strips and the magnetic pocket closures. Read the full Equetech Utopia review.

    In the UK? View now at ebay.co.uk

    LeMieux Loire Waterproof Coat full length with hands in pockets

    LeMieux Waterproof Riding Coat

    Waterproof rating: 8,000mm (very waterproof)
    Colours: Black, navy, spruce or grey
    Sizes: UK 6–18
    RRP: £199.95
    H&H review: 9/10, H&H Approved

    This coat has a discreet magnetic opening at the back to ensure comfortable wear for riding. It also has elastic leg straps underneath to keep the side panels secure in wintery conditions, adding a layer of waterproof warmth over the rider’s legs. The coat is filled with an eco-friendly synthetic filling, which is described as having the warmth of down with the bounce-back durability of cotton, retaining fullness even after washing. There is also an additional fleece lining on the back, pockets and collar for added comfort. Other features include taped seams, a double front closure, two-way zip and waterproof sealed pocket zips, plus a detachable hood with further detachable faux fur trim.

    I tested this jacket – it’s really gorgeous and feels luxurious. It’s pretty technical too, and there are plenty of features to keep you dry. I found it a little tight across the shoulders, but I am definitely going to enjoy having this as an option for when I need something practical but a bit smarter. Read the full LeMieux Loire Waterproof Riding Coat review.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    Ariat Tempest Long Waterproof Riding Coat

    Ariat Tempest Waterproof Insulated Parka

    Waterproof rating: 10,000mm (very waterproof)
    Colours: Black or grey
    Sizes: XS–XL
    RRP: £295
    H&H Review: 9/10, H&H Approved

    The Tempest features a classic parka silhouette with insulation that keep you warm without being overly bulky. It has an “earth-friendly” waterproof finish, sealed seams and zippers, as well as a removable faux-fur lined hood.

    We tested this coat and found that although this isn’t the cheapest long winter riding jacket on the market, it stylish, really warm, and has clever design elements, so is worth the investment if your budget will stretch to it. Read the full Ariat Tempest Parka review.

    In the UK? View now at ariat.comamazon.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    Aubrion Halcyon Waterproof Coat

    Shires Aubrion Halcyon Long Waterproof Coat

    Waterproof rating: 5,000mm (waterproof)
    Colours: Black or green
    Sizes: XXS–3XL
    RRP: £144.99

    This coat has a hidden zip at the rear that allows the lower back to be split for riding or walking comfort. It has a roomy fit for winter layers and a quilted lining with faux fur to the body, neck and inner hood. The hood zips off and can be adjusted with elastic bungees, while the front zip is two-way, and there are two outer and one inner chest zip pockets. It might not be the highest waterproof rated in this guide, but it benefits from a water-repellent finish that causes moisture to shed, bead up and roll off the surface. Also available in a short version.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or gsequestrian.co.uk

    Covalliero Parka long waterproof riding coat

    Covalliero Parka

    Waterproof rating: 8,000mm (very waterproof)
    Colours: Navy, black, jade green or oak brown
    Sizes: XXS–XXL
    RRP: £139

    This padded jacket has an elastic outer material that supports every movement, while an integrated hood and high neck keeps you warm. It features adjustable cuffs, a poppered rear guesst and a two-way front zip for freedom of movement. Machine washable at 30°C.

    In the UK? View now gsequestrian.co.uk 

    Equetech Warrior Longline Waterproof Padded Coat

    Equetech Warrior Longline Waterproof Padded Coat

    Waterproof rating: 16,000mm (highly waterproof)
    Colours: Navy
    Sizes: XS–3XL
    RRP: £205.95

    This coat is waterproof, breathable and windproof, with a padded hood and full padded lining. It has clever interior straps that allow you to wear in like a backpack-come-cape if you get warm while doing yard jobs. It benefits from a front inner storm flap, two-way zips, inner storm cuffs and a back vent with a gusset. It also has front zipped and lined pockets and an internal zip pocket.

    In the UK? View now at ebay.co.uk

    Dublin Kara Waterproof Jacket

    Dublin Kara Waterproof Jacket

    Colours: Navy
    Sizes: XS–XXL
    RRP: £139.99

    This long-line jacket is fully waterproof, windproof and breathable. It has a quilted lining throughout and the high neck design offers protection from the elements and houses a fold-away hood. The A-line shape offers a flattering look, while the double centre front zip and rear gusset ensure freedom of movement in the saddle.

    Also available in children’s sizes.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or gsequestrian.co.uk

    Mountain Horse Stella Softshell long waterproof riding coat

    Mountain Horse Stella Softshell Long Riding Jacket

    Colours: Black, green, brown or burgundy
    Sizes: XS–XXL
    RRP: £129

    The Stella jacket is designed to take you from the saddle to the yard with its stylish longer length, close fit and high collar. It has a faux fur lining and also features rear slits at the back with a wedge allowing the coat to fit over the saddle, a detachable hood, two large outer pockets and an inner pocket for valuables.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or ebay.co.uk


    Stierna Neve long waterproof riding coat

    Stierna Neve

    Waterproof rating: 10,000mm (very waterproof)
    Colours: Navy or asphalt
    Sizes: XS–XL
    RRP: £299

    This water-resistant winter riding coat is padded with lightweight 3M Thinsulate insulation. It’s made from recycled polyester and 200g padding, with an eco-friendly DWR (durable water repellent) treatment. It features asymmetrical sleeve ends with inner Lycra cuffs, a high collar with chin guard, plus a detachable hood with one-hand adjustments. The front zipper is two-way and hidden behind a storm placket, and there are two large zipped and fleece-lined pockets on the front, with an inner chest pocket and two zipped slits at the sides.

    In the UK? View now at gsequestrian.co.uk

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