Noble Outfitters Balance Riding Tight
- Stretchy material allows a good fit
- Handy thigh pocket to keep your phone in
- Very comfortable
- Seamless design reduces bulk in your riding boots
- Attractive suede contrast
- Potentially cold in the winter
- Colour comes up lighter than it appears on the website
- Quite expensive for what they are
- High-rise, despite saying mid-rise on website
- Not much grip in the saddle
Price as reviewed:
Despite some worries about cost our reviewer very much enjoyed using these jodhpurs
I tested the navy Balance Riding Tights in medium. My first impression was that the breeches looked extremely comfortable, as they resemble yoga pants. I really liked this about them as I love an excuse to lounge around in my breeches after riding.
When I first put the breeches on I found them to be quite high-rise, despite saying mid-rise on the website. I am 5’8’’ and found that they sit above my belly button – I wouldn’t want them to come up any higher so would think about getting the size down if I was shorter. Despite this the breeches do fit very well and are rather flattering. They are made from 76% Supplex nylon and 24% spandex jersey, which creates a great ‘recovery stretch’ fabric. They do remind me a lot of gym pants as they fit almost like a second skin and are easy to pull on and off.
Due to the feel of the material I was a bit worried that it would snag, however I have found it to be of good quality. What especially appeals to me is that straw and horse hair doesn’t stick to the breeches – this is great news as I am allergic to both (the irony).
The breeches are lightweight and quick drying. A true benefit for those moments when you get caught in the rain! They feature opti-dry technology that wicks away moisture and I do not get hot when I ride in them. However, I am slightly concerned that when the weather gets colder they may be too thin. Perhaps a fleece lined winter version would be a good idea for the future? In addition to this I would also like to see a full seat version, as the material is a little bit slippy in the saddle. The inside of the leg has lovely Toray Ultrasuede knee patches for grip, so it would be great to see this continued up the breeches. Another feature that I liked is the easily accessible pocket on the thigh. This is great for keeping your phone in easy reach, and avoids you having to stuff it in your waistband like some of my other breeches!
I have in fact recommended these breeches to a friend as they have become a fast favourite. My only criticism here is I think that they are a little over priced for what they are. They have more colour options available in the US so I am hoping that these will come over to the UK soon. Overall I really like these breeches as they are easy to wear, comfortable and still look good.
For more information visit: www.nobleoutfitters.co.uk
Overall these breeches as they are easy to wear, comfortable and still look good.