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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Product Review: Dublin Performance Tights

Back in October my husband went to Arizona with his brother for a vacation. Ed's brother has a house just south of Phoenix and the two of them love to golf.  Ed is not one to spend time shopping when he's travelling and I took full advantage of this by ordering some things from tack shops in the U.S. Often finding things I want is difficult here (even trying to get it special ordered) and shipping from the U.S. to Canada is expensive.

I placed an order from Riding Warehouse and saw these breeches for a great price:
Dublin Performance Warm-it Silicone Full Seat Tights
I have winter breeches but they are too warm unless it's really really cold. I thought that I could try these and if I hated them then sell them to someone else.

(I should say at this point that I paid for these and am receiving nothing for this review)

They are now my new favourite breeches. I love them. They are the most comfortable breeches I have ever worn. They feel like yoga pants. The cut is high enough to *ahem* hold things in but not so high that you feel like they could be worn as a bra.  I have a 10 inch difference between my hips and waist and my thighs are NOT skinny. These fit like a glove- nothing bagged anywhere. The fabric is soft, with a nice weight. The fleece lining is not heavy.

But Teresa, I hear you say, how are they for riding?

wearing them at the J. Brooks clinic

I wasn't sure what I would think of the silicone- I have heard mixed reviews of people in terms of the silicone seat. However, I found it to be perfect. My seat felt still when I needed it to be and able to move when I needed to move. They are also warm.  I have ridden in them frequently since the Jacquie Brooks clinic. I love how I can stay secure in the saddle no matter what Carmen was doing underneath.  There was no bagging, no pulling, no riding up in the, well, you-know-what. 

I am planning to buy more of these breeches to see if I love the other styles. I have looked and there are no retailers of Dublin in my area. I shall have to see if I can get a tack shop to look at their products. Otherwise it will be on-line. 

21 comments:

  1. Definitely need to try a pair of these on. Keep us posted if you find a local retailer! Might get some online & sell if they don't work for me, but by the sound of it, they will! Thanks for the review.

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    1. I hope that they work for you. I love mine.

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  2. Oooh these sound nice! I really want to try some of the silicone full seats, and winter breeches are definitely a must now that I have lights up in the arena! And Riding Warehouse is my kryptonite.....

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    1. It seems that you have to buy them. Plus they come in nice colours...

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  3. The breeches look very nice and if they fit and are comfortable that's a big plus. Nice find.

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    1. I cannot emphasize how comfortable they are.

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  4. Those look like just the thing for winter! Great review.

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  5. I have two pairs of the same tights in the all season weight and absolutely love them, they wear and wash great and they are so comfortable. I don't think I will ever go back to regular full seats again. The smartpak piper knit breeches with the full silicone seat are also quite comfortable so I use those for clinics & lessons as well.

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    1. I shall check out the piper knit breeches. I think that I will have everything silicone from now on!

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  6. I think you'd like the Kerrits tights if you liked these!! Glad they worked out for you - I kinda like the silicone!

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    1. It's been a long time since I tried on a Kerrits item. Last time they didn't fit right but I will try them again.

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    1. I like reading product reviews because it's good to get opinions of those that use the item.

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  8. If I were an english rider, I'd try them out! For now, I'll stick to my jeans :)

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    1. I bet they'd be comfortable on the trail....

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  9. I still use my old pairs of Kerrits winter riding pants, but if I get a chance to try these on, I will!

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    1. no pockets. they do have belt loops and I wear my cell phone in a holster anyway.

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  11. I'll never wear proper breeches again: ) I got a catalog from Horseware Ireland and they have a full page ad for "riding TIGHTS". Aimed at normal horse people, not endurance riders! This may be the beginning, in Germany, of riding tights!

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