Hy PERFORMANCE Chester breeches: ‘comfortable and very stylish’ 9/10

Hy PERFORMANCE Chester breeches

Score

9/10
  • Performance:
    9/10
  • Style:
    10/10
  • Fit:
    8/10
  • Value for money:
    8/10

Manufacturer:

Hy

Price as reviewed:

£80

Welcome to our group test of summer lightweight breeches suitable for busy equestrians. All of the items of clothing in this group test have been thoroughly tested by former eventer turned para dressage rider Tamsin Addison. Find out what she thought below.

Official description

The Hy PERFORMANCE Chester breeches are a gorgeous breech with exquisite embroidery detailing to the rear zip pockets and a beautiful stud arrangement on the front pockets. These breeches are the height of performance with advanced moisture wicking properties, a silicon swirl pattern seat and no bulk stretch hem ankles. These breeches will stand out from the crowd!

First impressions

A very smart and beautifully detailed pair of breeches. Looked like they would be breathable and stretchy, but still very high quality.

Overview of performance

These breeches were comfortable to wear, but only offered a small amount of grip in the saddle. The material is lightweight and perfect for summer as you don’t get too hot. The pockets at the back are nice to have, but they are rather small and therefore you can’t really use them for much, so they look nice but aren’t very practical. These breeches are smart enough to wear at competitions as well as everyday.

Likes and dislikes

I really like the detail and the belt loops. The front pockets are quite spacious, which is good, but the rear pockets are not big enough for practical use. I’d love to know if there is a high-waisted version as I think they would be extremely comfortable.

Verdict

Suitable as everyday or competition breeches as they are comfortable as well as very stylish.