Let me start off by saying that I am not receiving any payment from Smartpak as a result of this recommendation. No matter what your discipline, Smartpak’s Piper Knee Patch breeches will be sure to bring a smile to your face. These are by far the most flattering and comfortable breeches on the market. The flattering design compliments a wide range of body styles and sizes. I especially like the fact that the fabric Smartpak uses for these breeches is substantial enough to hide panty lines, but yet surprisingly cool in the summer. The best part is that they come in ten terrific colors with fun contrasting detail. Smartpak’s Piper knee patch breeches are $79.95, or you can pick up a pair of their full seat breeches for $89.95.
I love, love, love my Wrangler Cowgirl Cut Q-Baby Booty Up Ultimate Riding Jeans!! Again, I am not receiving any payment for recommending these jeans, but I just have to shout to the world how unbelievably comfortable these jeans are, in and out of the saddle. Over the past few years I have tried many, many different riding jeans; I have a closet full of jeans that just weren’t quite right. What makes these riding jeans so special is the 2% spandex in the fabric, making for an exceptionally comfortable pair of riding jeans. I also love the fact that the jeans are a true mid-rise, with a no-gap waist band in the back. This is important as there is nothing worse than climbing into the saddle only to realize that you can feel cold air on places that should normally be covered up. The best part is what Wrangler calls their Booty Up Technology which basically lifts your butt and makes it look awesome! Wrangler also made sure that the seams on their riding jeans are flat, so you don’t have to endure that horrible chafing that comes from rough seams rubbing against your legs. These jeans wash well and dry well too. (I usually wash all my jeans in cold water and dry on a low heat setting.) I suggest that you order down one size from your regular jean size because the material will stretch. These jeans are available from a number of stores, including Wrangler, Amazon, Smartpak, and State Line Tack and run for about $59.00.