Ask nearly anyone in the equestrian community and they would of heard of Ariat. Ariat’s glowing reputation has been built upon years of delivering quality equestrian products.
Since publishing my last review of Ariat clothing here, I’ve been dying to test more of their equestrian range.
Pictured are the Ariat Olympia Acclaim breeches. My favourite elements of these breeches are: the thick waistband with the ‘V’ panel at the back which allows for maximum flexibility; the full faux suede seat; and the knee panels which have a unique design making them super comfy on the leg.
As I’ve mentioned in many of my previous posts, I’m that person who is always cold. This electric blue down gilet (pictured below) did a great job in keeping me toasty when exposed to windy winter days in Cornwall. That, combined with the long black sleeve top, ensured that I was super snug.
The Conquest 1/4 zip (details here) can be worn as a base layer or by itself. The fleece has thermal properties which regulate body temperature and whisks away moisture from the skin (a bit like a Thermatex rug). I’m packing this combo for my next ski trip.
Ariat Challenge Contour Long Boots
I found it really hard to photograph and capture how nice these boots are in the flesh. The leather is so soft and I couldn’t be more pleased with them. I love the colour also. Instead of your usual Havana Brown, this colour is called Cognac, which is more red in appearance. These are both a great training and competition boot.
The boots have a full length elasticated panel which ensures they give a snug fit, without cutting the circulation off in your leg. In such a strong boot market, I think Ariat have done very well to produce a boot that is not only functional and practical, but also elegant at the same time.
Further details can be found here.
So readers what do you think of Ariats range? Are you an Ariat fan?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Happy new year!