Friday, 13 January 2017

What I wear to ride

Aloha all. As I'm sure you're all aware, winter means less riding, which invariably means less things I can blog about (I know my ponies are cute but there are only so many pictures of them being adorable in the field or tied on the yard that you guys are going to want to see). But! I have a goal to achieve, which means I have to find something to post about, hence the return of some of the more 'youtubey' type of blogs, woo winter.
So today I thought I'd do a little round up of the gear I use for my rides and do a little mini review of them. From the top down, onwards!

Charles Owen GR8
What it cost me: £100
When I got it: Autumn 2013
Favourite bits: It's suuppper comfortable, easy to keep clean and I think it looks really nice.
Least favourite: I don't have any issues with it, I know people dislike the lack of ventilation but it's not super hot in Britain so that doesn't bother me.

Charles Owen Competitor
What it cost me: £65
When I got it: Spring 2015
Favourite bits: I'll be honest, there's nothing massively stand out about this helmet, it fits, it's safe, I mean that's all I need, it's covered by an awesome cover so I'm all good lol.
Least favourite: It's a bit squashy on my ears.

Racesafe RS2010
What it cost me: £130
When I got it: Spring 2013 (Originally, I've had a smaller replacement since, I want to say Summer 2014)
Favourite bits: I love how flexible it is, I don't feel restricted in it like in a lot of other body protectors.
Least favourite: It's. Very. Expensive.

Roeckl Chesters
What it cost me: £30
When I got it: 2014, I want to say Summer
Favourite bits: I have had these gloves for almost 3 years and I've only just got to the point that I need new ones, no gloves have ever lasted me this long. Also, they are SUPER comfortable, dry super quickly and come out of the wash with the same level of suppleness as they had the first wear.
Least favourite: Nothing. I count these as one of the best investments I've ever made and will be ordering a new pair in the spring.
Can't see the gloves that well but I'm going with it because look...cute pony!

Ariat Bromont Insulated
What it cost me: £180
When I got it: Late Winter/Early Spring 2014
Favourite bits: Super comfy, keep my feet warm and dry in the winter.
Least favourite: I'm not hugely keen on the suede inside but it doesn't bother me.

I would genuinely love to see what you guys wear and how you rate it all so if you fancy it, maybe do one of these posts and leave me a link in the comments so I can be sure to have a nosey?


  1. I <3 all the brown things!!!

    1. Thank you! I like that's it's something a little different to the standard black without being all 'Look at me I'm CRAYZAY!' lol

  2. I love the brown things too! I've gotten really lazy about riding in proper clothes... I ride in jeans and tights way more than breeches these days.

    1. Thanks :) I used to ride in just whatever but I've found I feel like I ride better when I'm all put together, totally psychological I know but hey, if it works!


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