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18 pairs of riding tights and leggings worth trying out this summer


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  • The best riding tights and leggings have proved to be very popular in recent years. An alternative to jodhpurs and breeches, riding tights are more similar in design to a pair of leggings you might wear at the gym or to a yoga class. They should be lightweight, very comfortable and offer great freedom of movement. Being pull-on in design and usually made of a four-way stretch material, they’re often easy to get on, too.

    Most will feature some sort of grip to help keep you stable in the saddle and this could be in a full-seat or knee-patch style. Other features to look out for include flat seams (or seamless), reflective detailing and mesh panelling. Many come with pockets on the thigh to fit your phone in while riding, but some styles also offer zipped pockets on the leg or at the back of the waistband for added security.

    Here’s a selection of some of the best riding tights and leggings on the market this summer…

     Ariat EOS full-seat tights Colours: Relic emboss, blue opal, black, navy or team | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £85 | The EOS offers flattering support and 21st-century style-meets-function details like full seat grip and conveniently placed pockets. •AriatTEK® Heat Series technology keeps you cool when the competition heats up •Compression garment provides sleek fit and retains its shape •Ariat® Silicone Grip full seat for optimal grip in the saddle •Wide waistband with zippered pocket in back •Perforated leg panels •Pockets on both thighs and center back waist https://www.ariat.com/gb/en/P17042_W_APP.html Coldstream Equestrian Kelso riding skins Colours: Windsor wine, black, white or beige | Sizes: 24–34in | RRP: £99.99 | These technical fabric riding tights offer great flexibility in the saddle with an unrivalled 4-way stretch. The flattering high waist is complemented with an embroidered Coldstream logo on the back of the waistband and on the front fake pocket. The unique silicone pattern full seat offers extra security for the rider and comfort is achieved when worn with long boots thanks to the no bulk stretch hem ankles. The breathable lining ensures comfort is maintained and the fabric is quick drying. These stylish riding skins are great for everyday use. https://coldstreamequestrian.co.uk/rider/breeches-riding-skins/coldstream-kelso-riding-skins https://www.viovet.co.uk/Coldstream-Kelso-Riding-Skins/c47884/ Covalliero Air riding tights Colours: Wood or navy | Sizes: 128/134, 140/146, 152/158 or 164/170 | RRP: £66 | The new Riding Tights Air from Covalliero is the ideal choice for everyday whether you are working on the yard or riding. The comfort waistband featuring an embossed Covalliero logo and the four-way elastic fabric offers a completely unrestricted fit. Special mesh fabric at the side of the tights provides optimum air circulation; the fabric is also breathable and fast-drying making them perfect for wearing during warmer weather. Featuring a full seat with Covalliero grip for added security in the saddle, the Riding Tights Air is also designed with a practical mobile phone pocket that sits on the hip. Derriere Equestrian Elysian full-seat activewear leggings Colours: Grey or navy | Sizes: XS–L | RRP: £69.99 | The technical Derriere Elysian Full Seat Activewear Leggings come after a long and careful development process and have undergone rigorous testing to ensure they meet the high standards required by Derriere garments. The high waisted, sleek, sculpted design, and all way stretch fabric glides over the skin fitting like a second skin making these leggings extremely flattering and the perfect choice for the fashion focused rider, especially when paired with the Derriere Activewear SS or LS Top. Innovative, flexible sporting fabric teamed with a full silicon seat design provides riders with a comfortable yet subtle grip, aiding performance by supporting the seat and allowing the body to move with the motion of the horse. The transparent silicone grip technology used has been tested and certified and in no way restricts movement or seat positioning and is not noisy when touching the saddle. As with all Derriere garments the fabric used for the Elysian Full Seat Activewear Leggings has been carefully selected to ensure it feels luxurious to touch and offers advanced cooling and moisture wicking properties. The fabric quickly wicks moisture away from the body, ensuring thermoregulation of the skin which reduces and eliminates unwanted perspiration. The mesh panelling across the thighs and over the lower back further aids this temperature regulation, maximising airflow and breathability to keep the rider feeling refreshed and comfortable. These leggings not only look super elegant and stylish, they also deliver unrivalled performance and practicality, working in harmony with the Derriere Equestrian underwear range to offer ultimate comfort and support by eliminating rubbing, chaffing and friction. The leggings are beautifully completed with bespoke Derriere detailing and two handy pockets one open pocket on the thigh, ideal for keeping your phone easily to hand, and the second one on the back of the leggings at the waist featuring a zip closure, perfect for keeping your possessions secure whilst out riding. The leggings also benefit from a light and soft mesh flexi cuff design which maximises comfort for a no bulk finish when worn under long riding boots. www.derriereequestrian.com Dublin Performance Cool-It tights Colours: Beige, black, navy, white, charcoal or pink | Sizes: 8–18 | RRP: £55.99 | are ultimate performance riding tights that you can wear all day long. Super stretch performance fabric provides four way stretch comfort and maximum rider freedom, whilst the full seat PU silicone gel print design provides optimum grip and stability in the saddle. Pull-on style with belt loops on an elastic waistband. A great staple piece for your wardrobe. https://www.dublinclothing.co.uk/dublin-performance-cool-it-gel-riding-tights https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dublin-Performance-Ladies-Riding-Tights/dp/B01LWA73YO Equetech Revolution riding tights Colours: Black or slate blue | Sizes: XS–XXL | RRP: £54.95 | Best selling design: Technical 4-way stretch construction, vented side panels, full matt silicone seat, wide comfort waistband & deep thigh phone pockets. https://www.equetech.com/equestrian-clothing/womens/riding-tights/revolution-riding-tights https://www.equus.co.uk/products/equetech-revolution-silicone-full-seat-riding-tights Elico Madison riding tights Colours: Black/aqua marine or black/pink/purple | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £54.95 | The Elico Madison Pull-Up Riding Tights have a flat high shaped waistband making the leggings flattering and comfortable, with the adjustable draw cord making this style feel like a second skin. They have a full silicone seat diamond print which enables a better grip and stability when in the saddle, with a pocket in the waistband and attractive co-ordinating diamond design. New for 2021 is an added thigh pocket www.elico.co.uk Foxy riding tights Colours: Navy or charcoal | Sizes: XXS–XL | RRP: £49.95 | The Foxy Riding Tights were a launched winter 2020 and have a new addition of a Black colour-way coming mid spring. The design spec was comfort, wear-ability and simple style combined with practical elements such as phone pockets and silicone seat. Perfect for a schooling session as well as doing the school run in then a workout – these tights will look good for all activities. Featuring a high rise waist band, full Foxy embellished silicone seat and two generous chevron detailed phone pockets. Made with 13% spandex, the tights are super stretchy whilst offering all round support. They will give you a full range of movement and offer great shape retention. They feel soft and tactile for a performance fit, allowing you to feel fabulously comfortable all day. 13%Spandex, 87% Nylon https://www.foxyequestrian.com/product/foxy-riding-tights-charcoal/ Gray Equestrian leggings Colours: Black, burgundy, navy, grey or purple | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £35 | Gray Equestrian riding leggings have been designed to offer an incredibly comfortable and flattering fit, with a wide and high waist band to offer support and 360° degree technical stretch fabric to fit like a glove. The side pocket means you can keep your phone safe while riding if you dont want to wear a jacket. The full seat in the super gorgeous GE pattern has been designed to give extra security in the saddle when you need it, but not enough to be restrictive with an anti slip design. Just like our base layers, they are made out of a technical fabric which keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Wicks away any moisture and is super breathable. These leggings look great on their own, or with the matching base layers as a full set. Use code MATCHY at the checkout to receive 10% off your order when ordering leggings and a base layer top. https://www.grayequestrian.co.uk/collections/leggings Hy Sport Active silicone riding skins Colours: Navy/Aegean green, navy/rosette red or navy/pencil point grey | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £47.99 | Performance riding tights for the equestrian athlete. Designed with comfort, style and performance in mind, these tights move with you whilst providing support in the saddle. A wide stretchable waistband and technical materials allow for a perfect, comfortable fit, and the full silicone seat provides extra grip when sitting in the saddle. Featuring a flash of colour down the leg, these tights will look to elongate the leg whilst the no bulk ankles sit close to your skin, making them the perfect pairing for riding boots. https://hy-equestrian.com/women/womens-clothing/womens-leggings-skins/hy-sport-active-silicone-riding-skins-navyaegean-green-x-small https://www.viovet.co.uk/Hy-Sport-Active-Silicone-Riding-Skins/c49708/ LeMieux Activewear pull-on summer breeches Colours: White, grey, navy or ocean | Sizes: 6–16 | RRP: £69.95 | Keep cool this summer with the LeMieux Activewear Pull On Summer Breech. The lightweight, technical fabric is super cool and sweat wicking as well as giving a 4-way stretch for the active rider The seamless design provides ultimate comfort and a wide elasticated waist band gives a flattering fit. A generous, elasticated phone pocket on both sides at thigh height allows you to keep your valuables secure without getting in the way whilst riding, at the yard or just for general every day wear Full seat silicone pattern adds security and friction in the saddle. A tapered lower leg design and seamless anatomic lycra sleeve provide extra comfort https://www.lemieuxproducts.com/rider/breeches/summer-pull-on-breeches https://www.equus.co.uk/collections/womens-horse-riding-breeches-tights-and-jodhpurs/products/lemieux-active-wear-silicone-full-seat-pull-on-breeches Mark Todd riding leggings Colours: Navy or black | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £49.99 | Perfect for everyday riding and working on the yard, these leggings are supremely comfortable. Manufactured in breathable and stretchy sports fabric, they offer a close fit whilst allowing complete freedom of movement. The side mesh panels give great ventilation and breathability especially in the saddle, while the extra wide elasticated waistband offers additional support giving the wearer a very flattering outline. These leggings also feature a substantial silicone grip knee patch for good stickability. They are super smart and have the stylish Mark Todd logo vertically down the leg. www.marktoddcollection.co.uk https://www.equus.co.uk/products/mark-todd-silicone-knee-patch-riding-tights Pikeur Gia Grip Athleisure breeches Colours: White, dark shadow, black, nightblue, taupe, brocade brown, dark green, light grey, bordeaux | Sizes: 18–32in, in regular or long | RRP: £124.95 | Made from a super-elastic hi-function fabric with a soft inner side and good sweat absorption which gives optimal fit and wearing comfort. Wide elasticated waistband with lurex strips. Large mobile phone pocket on thigh. Full applied Grip seat. pikeur-eskadron.com https://pikeur.mybreeches.com/products/pikeur-gia-grip-athleisure-ladies-breeches Shires Aubrion Morden summer riding tights Colours: Navy or black | Sizes: XXS–XL | RRP: £39.99 | Sporty fitness wear inspired riding tights that stretch in all the right places while offering maximum support and comfort. Features include: deep waistband, thigh phone pocket, silicone knee and seat patches, sleek dry cuffs. Also available in child’s sizes. https://www.equus.co.uk/products/aubrion-childrens-morden-summer-silicone-knee-patch-riding-tights https://shiresequestrian.com/catalog/product/view/id/68039/s/aubrion-morden-summer-riding-tights/ Stockinjur Tech leggings Colours: Black, charcoal, dove, navy, olive or plum | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £37 | Constructed from high-end recycled Nylon (making these Leggings fully sustainable) muscular compression lycra, our Tech leggings provide prefect muscular compression - this decreases muscular vibrations and strain, improving athletic performance. Stockinjur Tech leggings incorporate a deep leg pocket with a quality rose gold zip, ensuring your phone or keys stay with you at all times. With horse riding in mind, the pocket is situated in an easy to reach position whilst in the saddle. Due to the material's technical fibres, our Tech leggings have a softer feel and are more flexible, offering crease and stain resistance. This also means they wick away moisture away from the body really well. With a seamless inside leg and a wide figure-hugging waistband, our Tech leggings offer maximum comfort and support, eradicating any abrasions whilst in the saddle. Finished off with our Metallic and Hi-Viz branding. 𝑾𝒉𝒚 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒂𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒄 𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒈?⁠ ⁠ ♻️ Nylon waste from landfills and oceans around the world is transformed into regenerated nylon. ⁠ ⁠ ♻️ It's exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again.⁠ ⁠ ♻️ It is versatile, hyper-resistant, elegant, 4-way stretch, soft and breathable: a unique mix of muscular compression and comfort. ⁠ ⁠ ♻️ Thanks to it’s innovative construction, it is twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan creams and oils than competitors’ fabrics.⁠ https://www.stockinjur.com/collections/leggings SXC Candy leggings Colours: Navy, black, slate, teal, blueberry, forest green or mulberry red | Sizes: 4–18 | RRP: From £38.99 | Wow what a statement to your riding wardrobe! My absolute go to pair of leggings. They are extremely soft, stretchy & flattering, after our sell out winter leggings we are delighted to launch the Candy leggings in 7 new stunning summer colours. The seams have been reinforced, positioned for total ease of movement in the saddle with no rubbing on areas of your skin. They have the candy stripe detailing on the two pockets & the waistband. These are fantastic matched up with our popular stripe tees launched. They have two large sized pockets on either side of the leg, ideal for any sized phone. We have featured our signature logo on one side of the pockets in silicone & added silicone branded knee grips with Super X Country text- they are extremely grippy ! They get admired where ever you go. Knee grip or full seat. https://superxcountry.co.uk/product/candy-stripe-summer-leggings/ Toggi Sculptor riding tights Colours: Grey, pink, navy or black | Sizes: 24–34in | RRP: £52.50 | The Sculptor riding tight is made from a technical supportive fabric allowing for flexibility. Equipped with strategically placed silicone knee, side leg phone pocket and high waist, with accompanying branded drawcord. Finished with reflective prints. https://www.toggi.com/shop/collections/toggi-sport/sculptor-pink/ Vivendi Apparel compression leggings Colours: 12 options | Sizes: XS–XXL | RRP: £48 | high-waisted riding or workout leggings which offer both functionality and comfort. They feature a silicone knee print for grip and security in the saddle without bulk, and with a zip-pocket on the reverse for keys and valuables. https://www.vivendiapparel.co.uk/collections/vivendi-fitness/products/compression-leggings?variant=32512206504010 Whitaker Legend riding tights Colours: Navy or burgundy | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £60 | Ideal for competitions or everyday riding these stretchy riding tights have two phone pockets on the leg and two zipped side pockets for valuables. A full silicone printed monogram seat, wide supportive waistband and John Whitaker printing in champagne gold add to the elegance of these tights. Matching base layer and jacket available. FEATURES: - Two phone pockets - Two zipped side pockets - Printed Whitaker logo in champagne gold - Wide supportive waistband https://johnwhitaker.com/for-the-rider/breeches-johpurs/B174-Legend-Riding-Tights https://www.equus.co.uk/products/john-whitaker-legend-silicone-full-seat-riding-tights

    Ariat EOS full-seat tights

    Colours: Relic emboss, blue opal, black, navy or team | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £85 |

    These tights offer flattering support as well as full seat grip and conveniently placed pockets on both thighs. The material helps to keep you cool and provides compressions, which gives a sleek fit and helps the tights keep their shape. The tights feature a wide waistband with a further zipped pocket at the back, as well as perforated leg panels.

    View at ariat.com

    Coldstream Equestrian Kelso riding skins

    Coldstream Equestrian Kelso riding skins

    Colours: Windsor wine, black, white or beige | Sizes: 24–34in | RRP: £99.99 |

    These riding tights are made of a breathable and quick-drying fabric and feature a flattering high waist. The silicone full seat offers extra security, while the ankles are designed to add no bulk. 

    More info at coldstreamequestrian.co.uk
    View at viovet.co.uk

    Covalliero Air riding tights 

    Covalliero Air riding tights

    Colours: Wood or navy | Sizes: 128/134, 140/146, 152/158 or 164/170 | RRP: £66 |

    These tights have a comfort waistband and unrestricted fit. The special mesh fabric at the side of the tights provides optimum air circulation, while the fabric is also breathable and fast-drying, which is ideal for the warmer weather. They have a full seat with grip for added security in the saddle, and a phone-sized pocket on the hip.

    View at discount-equestrian.co.uk

    Dublin Performance Cool-It tights 

    Dublin Performance Cool-It tights

    Colours: Beige, black, navy, white, charcoal or pink | Sizes: 8–18 | RRP: £55.99 |

    Made of a stretchy performance fabric for comfort and freedom of movement, these tights have a full seat with PU silicone gel print for grip and stability in the saddle. Despite being pull-on tights they also have belt loops.

    More info at dublinclothing.co.uk
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    Elico Madison riding tights

    Elico Madison riding tights

    Colours: Black/aqua marine or black/pink/purple | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £54.95 |

    These tights have a flat, high and shaped waistband, which makes the leggings flattering and comfortable, with the adjustable draw cord. They have a full silicone seat that enables a better grip, with pockets in the waistband and on the thigh.

    More info at elico.co.uk
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    Equetech Revolution riding tights

    Equetech Revolution riding tights

    Colours: Black or slate blue | Sizes: XS–XXL | RRP: £54.95 |

    With a technical four-way stretch construction, vented side panels and full matt silicone seat, these tights have a wide comfort waistband and deep thigh phone-sized pockets.

    More info at equetech.com
    View at equus.co.uk

    Foxy riding tights

    Foxy riding tights

    Colours: Navy or charcoal | Sizes: XXS–XL | RRP: £49.95 |

    With phone pockets and a silicone seat, these tights are practical as well as comfortable. They feature a high-rise waist band, and are super-stretchy while offering all-round support and shape retention.

    View at foxyequestrian.com

    Gray Equestrian leggings

    Gray Equestrian leggings

    Colours: Black, burgundy, navy, grey or purple | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £35 |

    Designed to offer a flattering fit, these leggings have a wide and high supportive waistband. They are made of a wicking and breathable fabric that helps to keep you cool, have a full silicone seat and feature a phone-sized side pocket on the thigh. 

    View at grayequestrian.co.uk

    Hy Sport Active silicone riding skins 

    Hy Sport Active silicone riding skins

    Colours: Navy/Aegean green, navy/rosette red or navy/pencil point grey | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £47.99 |

    Designed with comfort, style and performance in mind, these tights move with you while providing support. A wide stretchy waistband and technical materials allow for a  comfortable fit, and the full silicone seat provides extra grip. The flash of colour helps to elongate your leg and the no bulk ankles mean they sit nicely under boots.

    More info at hy-equestrian.com
    View at viovet.co.uk

    LeMieux Activewear pull-on summer breeches 

    LeMieux Activewear pull-on summer breeches

    Colours: White, grey, navy or ocean | Sizes: 6–16 | RRP: £69.95 |

    These tights are made of lightweight, technical fabric that keeps you cool and wicks away sweat. The seamless design is comfortable comfort and the wide elasticated waist band gives a flattering fit. A generous, elasticated phone pocket on each thigh height allows you to keep your valuables secure and the silicone full seat will help to keep you secure. The tapered lower leg design and seamless anatomic Lycra sleeve provide extra comfort.

    More info at lemieuxproducts.com
    View at equus.co.uk

    Mark Todd riding leggings

    Mark Todd riding leggings

    Colours: Navy or black | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £49.99 |

    Manufactured in a breathable and stretchy sports fabric, these leggings offer a close fit while allowing freedom of movement. The side mesh panels provide added ventilation, while the extra-wide elasticated waistband offers additional support and gives a flattering outline. They also feature a substantial silicone grip knee patch for good stickability.  

    View at equus.co.uk

    Pikeur Gia Grip Athleisure breeches

    Pikeur Gia Grip Athleisure breeches

    Colours: White, dark shadow, black, nightblue, taupe, brocade brown, dark green, light grey, bordeaux | Sizes: 18–32in, in regular or long | RRP: £124.95 |

    These riding tights are made from a super-elastic fabric with a soft inner side that offers good sweat wicking, optimal fit and comfort. The wide elasticated waistband with lurex strips offers support and the tights also have a full grip seat. They are finished with a large phone pocket on thigh. These Pikeur riding tights were reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 9/10read the full review.

    View at pikeur.mybreeches.com

    Shires Aubrion Morden summer riding tights

    Shires Aubrion Morden summer riding tights

    Colours: Navy or black | Sizes: XXS–XL | RRP: £39.99 |

    These tights are described as having stretch in all the right places while offering maximum support and comfort.They have a deep waistband, silicone knee and seat patches, sleek dry cuffs and a phone-sized pocket on the thigh. Also available in children’s sizes.

    View at shiresequestrian.com

    Stockinjur Tech leggings

    Stockinjur Tech leggings

    Colours: Black, charcoal, dove, navy, olive or plum | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £37 |

    Constructed from high-end recycled nylon, these leggings provide muscular compression, which decreases muscular vibrations and strain, and have good moisture-wicking properties. They feature a deep yet easy-to-reach zipped leg pocket, seamless inside leg and a wide figure-hugging waistband, and are finished with metallic and hi-vis branding.

    View at stockinjur.comSXC Candy leggings 

    SXC Candy leggings

    Colours: Navy, black, slate, teal, blueberry, forest green or mulberry red | Sizes: 4–18 | RRP: From £38.99 |

    If you’re looking for a bolder pair leggings, these could be a great option. Described as soft, stretchy and flattering, these leggings are available in knee grip or full seat styles. The seat print is described as extremely grippy and is different to most other pairs, running in stripes, rather than a printed design. The candy stripe detailing features on the waist and two large pockets.

    View at superxcountry.co.ukToggi Sculptor riding tights

    Toggi Sculptor riding tights

    Colours: Grey, pink, navy or black | Sizes: 24–34in | RRP: £52.50 |

    Made from a technical and supportive fabric, these riding tights have a strategically placed silicone knee, thigh phone pocket and high waist with drawcord. They are finished with decorative reflective prints.

    View at toggi.com

    Vivendi Apparel compression leggings 

    Vivendi Apparel compression leggings

    Colours: 12 options | Sizes: XS–XXL | RRP: £48 |

    These high-waisted leggings feature a striking design and have a zipped pocket on the reverse for keys and valuables. The material has compressing and sweat-wicking properties and is finished with a silicone knee print for grip and security.

    View at vivendiapparel.co.uk

    Whitaker Legend riding tights

    Whitaker Legend riding tights

    Colours: Navy or burgundy | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £60 |

    These stretchy riding tights have two pockets on the leg as well as two zipped side pockets for valuables. The full silicone printed monogram seat, wide supportive waistband and printing in champagne gold add to the elegant look.

    More info at johnwhitaker.com
    View at equus.co.uk


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    What’s the difference between breeches and riding tights?

    Riding tights or leggings are an alternative to breeches. More like leggings you might wear to the gym, riding tights do not have any front or zip closure, but still usually feature either a grip full seat or knee patches to help you stay secure in the saddle. Riding tights are also often available in a wider range of colours and styles.


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