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
Blackspade warm winter thermal active unisex T-shirt with long sleeves
The unique fabric traps pockets of air to protect and insulate against cold and is breathable transporting moisture away from the skin. The fabric has a crenelated surface which is extremely soft and comfortable. Available in black or white and sizes S-XXL.
Equetech thermal under breeches
Incorporating the latest design features and fabric technology to provide optimum comfort in the saddle. Soft seam free seats, non chaff leg trim and comfort waistbands. There is a stirrup foot ensuring the garment does not ride up and seam-free inner legs, preventing the risk of rubbing and chaffing. These are unisex and made in the UK from cotton-rich fabric. Available in white and sizes regular and long and waists 23-25” to 35-37”.
Townend technik ladies’ base layer
This breathable, fast-wicking base layer will help move moisture away from the body, keeping you dry and comfortable whilst working with horses. An ergonomic sports fit, that offers muscle support and has a turtle neck for added protection. Don’t be cold again during the winter months with this base layer, avoid the chills associated with perspiration and remain warm! Machine washable and fast drying. Available in black or white and sizes 8-16.
Visit: www.townenddirect.com or call 01522 529206
Hot Togs ultra thermal leggings
Hot Togs’ ultra thermal leggings have a tog rating of 2.08per cm and have a close fitting design, making them ideal for under jodhpurs and breeches as well as trousers and jeans. The leggings are made using 24% Spandex for movement and comfort and sport a brushed inner layer to trap warm air next to the skin. They’re side seam-free, breathable, have grip support at the ankles and a high waist for perfect positioning. Ultra thermal leggings are available in black in sizes S-L.
Visit: www.hottogs.co.uk or call 01782 372662
Mountain Horse baselayer II
A super-light insulating layer with excellent wicking abilities to keep you not only warm, but also free from moisture caused by perspiration. Especially designed for riding, the pants have foot loops to prevent the legs from riding up in the saddle, there’s a diamond gusset and all seams are flat-locked stitched to avoid unnecessary bulk. Made from 100% polyester, available in black and ladies’ sizes XS-XL.
Visit: www.mountainhorse.co.uk or call 01462 432596
Horseware long sleeve base layer
Lightweight, breathable and stretchy, this will become your go to thermal top for both schooling and competition. White with long sleeves, turtleneck style collar with a gorgeous yet subtle Horseware logo, elasticised at the bottom for a snug yet flattering look. Perfect as your show shirt, easily put your stock tie over for the ring or fox hunting, or under your cross-country vest for a polished look out on the course. Great under a gilet or jacket to keep you cosy without bulk when you are out schooling. Easy to care for — just pop in the washing machine.
Visit: www.horseware.com or call +353 42 9389000
Ariat’s women’s lowell ¼ zip top
This is the perfect underlayer for this season. Made from a soft brushed stretch jersey and AriatTek cold series technology, which helps defend against the elements, this practical top features a mock collar and thumbholes for added warmth. Ariat’s moisture movement technology draws moisture away from the skin to keep skin dry and comfortable – making the lowell ¼ zip top perfect for active wearers. Available in coffee bean, cabernet, socialite blue, basil green, white or black in sizes XS–XL.
Visit: www.ariat-europe.com or call 0845 600 3209
Back on Track polypropylene long johns and sweater
These garments are made from advanced welltex fabric with infra-red technology. Ceramic particles causing long wave infra-red heat to radiate back towards the body are fused into the fibres of the fabric. The body responds positively to the infra-red wave, increasing circulation, which can relieve joint tension, maximise performance and help avoid injury. The Back on Track long johns and sweater can aid problems from the knees and calves right up to the shoulders and neck. The garments are close fitting, have wicking properties and are designed to be worn as high performance underlayers. Available in sizes XS-XXL.
RRP: long johns £48 and sweater £45