Winter is coming…
Well its that time of the year again, the temperatures are dropping, the dark nights are setting in and winter is just around the corner. Seems like the perfect time to update your winter wardrobe and ensure you’re prepared in advance.
During the winter it’s hard to survive up at the yard in the freezing wet conditions we usually face without a comfy, snug winter coat. Here at Naylors we have a large range of coats to fit all budgets, tastes and needs. Take a look at some of our newest additions to our winter equestrian clothing range:
Give winter the cold shoulder
The Horze Crescendo Ladies Sophia Padded Jacket is the ultimate winter coat, a gorgeous, yet fashionable riding jacket designed to provide warmth and offer a good quality feel. The Sofia jacket is water repellent, wind-proof, and breathable due to its soft shell outer, whilst the faux fur collar is extra cosy when worn up or down to cool off. The jacket offers a two way zip for comfort in the saddle, 2 zipped front pockets and zipper vents for freedom of movement in the saddle. Not only is the Sophia coat a beautiful riding/yard jacket but would be stunning accompanied by a pair of jeans at the winter markets.
Horseware Ladies Ona Fleece Lined Softshell is a practical water repellent and wind-proof jacket ideal for keeping the winter chills at bay. It offers a soft shell outer and a polyester fleece lining for added warmth and comfort. The jacket features a full length zip, zipped front pockets, contrasting details and HW branding. The Ona Softshell is perfect for those mild, autumn/winter days due to it not being a thick/bulky garment. On those days that are too cold for a fleece but not cold enough for a thick coat, this Softshell is the jacket for you! The jackets water-repellent outer ensures your not going to be caught out in a light shower.
The Musto Ladies Canter Jacket is both waterproof and breathable, ideal for use around the yard or in the saddle. The Canter Jacket is sleek by design with a fleece lining for extra warmth in the cold autumn/winter conditions. It features a storm stopper shape peaked hood for protection, inspired by the offshore sailing jacket, a roll-a-way, adjustable hood secured into the neck pouch pocket and a storm guard to protect the zip and increase waterproof qualities. No more getting stuck in a down pour!
The jacket also offers fleece lined pockets for warm hands. Lycra inner cuffs with a Durable Water Repellent finish have been added and there is also an inner security pocket. The articulated sleeves are designed with equestrianism in mind and this jacket is machine washable.
The Ariat® Ladies Ideal Down Jacket is a practical jacket perfect for the colder months. The Ideal Jacket features down insulation for maximum warmth with minimal bulk and can be easily folded away into the inner pouch. Down Feathers work as a thermal layer to keep you snug in the coldest winter temperatures. There is nothing worse than being freezing cold whilst doing your yard jobs. Fear this no more with the Ariat Ladies Ideal Down Jacket.
Less is more…
A Gilet is an essential item to any equestrian clothing collection as it can be worn all year round. Perfect over a long sleeve top during autumn days and as a layering option throughout the winter. The trick to keeping warm is to keep the core snug, welcome the Gilet!
The Pikeur Ladies Elea Gilet is a sporty gilet ideal for layering up in the winter months. The Elea Gilet is made with a rip stop fabric outer making it tough and durable – perfect for the yard for those clumsy moments- and has a shimmer finish. It features a waist coat insert with a stand up collar in contrasting colour, a hood, a contrasting striped lining and Pikeur branding. The Gilet offers an elasticated hem to keep drafts out and a close fit square quilted design.
The Horseware Ladies Tara Gilet is a toasty warm shower-proof fashion riding gilet, ideal for layering on cold but sunny autumn/winter days down at the yard. The Gilet features 2 slanting hand warmer pockets and a 2 way front zip for riding comfort.
Up close and personal
Layering up is often seen as a bulky, uncomfortable way to keep warm, these following items disprove that myth by showing that thickness doesn’t necessarily equal warmth.
Base layers are designed to help the rider regulate their body temperature by trapping the warm air against the skin and wicking away excess moisture.
Naylors Logo Unisex Base Layer is the ideal garment to add to your riding wardrobe this winter due to its moisture wicking management system. The Base Layer will keep you cool or warm as it is designed to be worn close to the skin and to regulate your body temperature, whilst also wicking away moisture to ensure your comfort in and out the saddle. This Layer is a perfect option when schooling as it ensures the rider is kept warm without over heating and doesn’t allow moisture to sit next to the skin, taking away the chance of the rider getting cold.
Pikeur Ladies Sina Poloneck Pullover is a soft and warm cotton fabric with elastane for stretch and freedom of movement, a perfect base garment this winter. The Pullover features a stylish yet cosy roll neck ideal for winter riding as it takes on the job of a scarf keeping the cold out without the bulk.
Ariat Ladies Lowell ¼ Zip Top is a brushed stretch jersey with a ¼ zip, ideal for layering. It is part of the Ariat TEK Cold Series which keeps the bodies core warm in cold conditions. Also MMT – Moisture Movement Technology which wicks moisture away from the skin leaving you dry and comfortable, ensuring you don’t get a chill, perfect for those schooling sessions that make you work up a sweat.
Don’t get fleece’d this winter
Fleeces & Sweaters are again another great idea for layering over or under other garments whilst minimising the bulk.
Pikeur Ladies Alisha Sweat Jacket is a great casual sweat. It features a stand up collar, zipped kangaroo style pockets and a 2 way zip.
Horseware Ladies Fitted Softie Fleece is a cosy, warm fleece with a feminine fit, ideal for layering or for those chilly, sunny autumn days on the yard. The fitted fleece features a contrast quilted panel on the sides, contrasting binding on the zips, pockets and collar. Machine Washable.
Keep your legs toasty this winter
A basic requirement on every equestrians list is a quality, comfortable pair of breeches.
Musto Active Seam Soft Shell Breeches offer a unique and innovative Active Seam Technology for added comfort across high active zones whilst in the saddle and reduced marking once removed. The lower legs DWR (Durable Water repellent) panel reduces heat loss when worn with a long boot. The Shoeller Soft-Shell fabric is incredibly stretchy, shower-proof, wind-proof and breathable giving peak comfort and performance. The Musto Active Seam Breeches are the perfect option for the professionals who ride on a daily basis or the leisure rider who just wants to be warm and dry through autumn/winter.
Horze Supreme Ladies Evonne Soft-shell Full Seat Breeches are the perfect winter breeches, they are water repellent, warm and soft. They offer a shower proof outer-shell, whilst the lining is made from bonded fleece to provide warmth and the stretchy full seat is made from beautiful Alos Leather, perfect for security in the saddle. 90% Polyamide and 10% Spandex Outer and a lining made up from 82% Polyester and 8% Spandex. The Horze Supreme Evonne Breeches are the ideal pair for those with a budget, keeping you warm, dry and comfortable in and out the saddle, I know they’re top of my christmas list!
Sock it to them this winter
Keeping the extremities warm is a simple way of increasing your overall body temperature. Warm hands and feet can be the difference between enjoying time spent at the yard or not.
The Horseware® Ladies Softie Socks are incredibly soft and will keep your feet toasty warm this winter.
The Horseware Ladies Winter Woolly Socks are cosy knitted socks ideal for keeping toes warm this winter. The Winter Woolly Socks feature contrasting heel, toe and top and have a ribbed design for comfort.
Can you hand-le winter?
A good pair of gloves is well worth the investment, there’s nothing worse than trying to work with cold hands.
Horze Crescendo Cora Lightweight Down Riding Gloves are perfect for yard work and riding during the cold winter months. The Cora Gloves will help to keep your hands warm, dry and protected from the wind and rain They offer fantastic grip due to the technical print on the fingers and palms.
Horze Spirit Bayton Winter Riding Gloves are a warm and stretchy glove that offer the perfect solution for winter riding and work on the yard. They feature a cosy brushed fleece lining for extra warmth, whilst the adjustable strap at the wrist helps to keep the warmth in and cold out.
Horze Spirit Rimmer Winter Riding Gloves will protect you from the elements this winter due to being wind-proof, water repellent and also offer fantastic grip and a reflective logo.
If you wanna get a head, get a hat!
The Ariat® Ladies Sparkle Hat is a cosy knitted hat with a faux fur pom and rhinestone detailing 100% Acrylic yarns. The Ariat® Ladies Sparkle Headband is a cosy knitted headband ideal for keeping out the winter chill. The Headband offers a chunky knit design and rhinestone details.
The Horze Crescendo Ladies Crystal Bobble Hat and The Horze Crescendo Ladies Crystal Headband are the perfect accessories for your outdoor horsey wardrobe this winter, with there soft fleece lining you are guaranteed warmth, comfort and protection from the wind on your head and around your ears. The hat features a faux fur pom pom, stylish crystals for a touch of class and the Horze Crescendo branding is offered as subtle, external, label. Both Machine Washable.
Give winter the boot
Cold toes can make riding quite a painful experience. A good pair of insulated boots can solve this issue no problem. The Thinsulate lining reduces the need for numerous pairs of socks, eliminating the bulky, uncomfortable feeling we all know.
One of my favourites for this winter are the Ariat Ladies Extreme Tall H2O Insulated Riding Boots. As a practical, waterproof and breathable tall riding boot they are ideal for winter wear. The boots offer a waterproof full grain leather upper neoprene and suede leg, a waterproof membrane construction and Thinsulate lining to keep the feet warm, dry and comfortable. The boot features a moisture wicking lining to prevent over heating, reflective piping, a full length back zip system, an adjustable cord at the top for a flexible fit and a durable Duratread outsole. The Extreme Tall boots are ideal for winter riding, working, walking and will ensure your feet stay warm, dry and comfortable whatever the conditions.
I’m sure I’m not the only one that has experienced the feeling when you unzip your boots after an intense riding session or even just after doing your yard jobs and your legs breath a sigh of relief, you can practically see the heat being released. These boots eliminate this issue, no more overheating legs/feet ever again, perfect!
Want to see more? This is just a small selection of a massive winter equestrian clothing range stocked here at Naylors. Check out our website to see our full range of brands or why not pop in store and have a wonder round.