Are Summer Jodhpurs a Good Investment?
If you are like me then you spend a great deal of time with our horses and so you need several pairs of jodhpurs. I virtually live in mine! But there are several types of jodhpurs to choose from so which ones should you invest in and are summer jodhpurs worth it?
Let’s face it, with different styles, performance levels and a variety of colours on offer, you are not short on options. If you are to avoid blowing your budget to smithereens, it pays to decide which styles would enhance your equestrian wardrobe before you start to shop. No jodhpurs are a wise investment if you don’t actually need them.
One question which certainly springs to mind is do you require summer jodhpurs in addition to your winter clothing? Will these jodhpurs be more comfortable and also add a new dimension to your equestrian style?
Both summer and winter jodhpurs are fashioned from breathable, technical fabrics. However, although summer jodhpurs have a similar feel to winter styles, they are lighter. The lighter fabric will make life more bearable on the hottest days. This is particularly important if you are working at the stable as well as riding. There is nothing worse than having to work when you are overheating or getting unsightly sweat patches when riding.
Summer jodhpurs will also dry more quickly which can be a real boon. The
lighter material is less restricting too, giving you more freedom of movement.
If you have ever experienced one of those days when you are so hot that you want to rip off your clothes and jump in the horse trough, then summer jodhpurs could be your saviours!
Brighter Colours to Lift Your Look
The arrival of the sunshine always engenders the feel-good factor and gives you a lift. Summer days are certainly best complemented by cheerful outfits, even at the stables. Although there is little you can do to alter the style of jodhpurs, you can go for a brighter and lighter look in the summer months. Summer jodhpurs are available in a variety of bright and breezy colours and even patterned fabrics. These will reflect your cheerful mood and enable you to ring the changes when you feel the need.
Winning Summer Jodhpurs
You will probably require more than one pair of jodhpurs and so it makes sense if you have different styles to choose from. This will enable you to dress to suit both the weather and your mood. With summer jodhpurs you can liven things up and inject some colour into your life when you want to. When you don’t, you can always revert to a more traditional look. If you compete then you will certainly need traditional jodhpurs as those flowery number in pink might be a little frowned upon if you wore them in the arena!
Your equestrian wardrobe can facilitate a little personal expression but only at the right moments!