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Ariat® Heritage Knee Patch Breech-Side Zip

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Why We Love This

The Ariat Heritage Knee Patch Breech is a traditionally styled breech for every-day schooling yet versatile enough for competitions.  The comfortable cotton-blend fabric has ergonomic, four-way stretch so you stay comfortable in the saddle.

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Favorite Features
  • Stretchy cotton-blend fabric
  • Calf Fit System allows your boots to fit comfortably over your breeches and reduces bulk
  • Synthetic knee patches protect and provide a secure grip
  • Low-rise with a Euro seat
  • Side zip style
Key Specifications
  • Breech Material: Cotton Blend
  • Type (Front Zip, Side Zip, Pull-on): Side zip
  • Rise: Low-rise


Available in sizes 22-36R, 26-32L.
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Breech Material Cotton Blend
Patch Material Synthetic suede
Type (Front Zip, Side Zip, Pull-on) Side zip
Rise Low-rise
Ankle Closure Sock fit
Pockets Yes, 2 front
Special Features Calf fit System accommodates any leg shape and secures without bulky closures to provide an exceptionally smooth, irritation-free fit under tall boots
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    Ariat® Heritage Knee Patch Breech-Side Zip is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from You must be kidding me DO NOT BUY UNTIL REFERRING TO THE SIZING CHART. A size 30L is for a woman with 19" HIPS!!! All of my Ariat breeches are 30L, and they all fit. The 34 was too small in this breech. And Ariat does not respond to emails regarding the sizing.
    Date published: 2014-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great breeches for schooling or shows I love these breeches. They are super comfortable and durable. I show a lot and love that you can wash these and they keep up their shape and continue to look great in the show ring. This is my second pair, one for each day of the show! Great buy and not too expensive!
    Date published: 2014-04-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great material, weird fit These breeches feel really nice and look pretty high quality for the price. However, like other reviewers have mentioned, the fit is a little odd. At first I thought I was going to return them, but I've tried them on a few times now and am okay with the fit because they are comfortable and are made well. They sit a little lower than I'd like, and the back gapes. You definitely need to wear a belt with these. Also, they seem to squish my butt a little and make it appear kind of flat, which is weird (especially considering I have a pretty round, muscular rear). Other than that, they are a little slim through the calves, but the material has enough stretch that they're still comfortable. Overall, I'm keeping them because, other than the slightly unflattering bum/back area, they look and feel nice and I've had trouble finding good breeches in this price range without the european seat.
    Date published: 2014-04-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The other reviews are right on point with these breeches. They run large in the waist and crotch and the back gaps when you ride or sit down. However I find them to be comfortable as long as you're wearing a belt. I would not have been able to go any smaller the legs fit snug while the waist has quite a bit of extra room. Overall I love them and think they are flattering.
    Date published: 2014-04-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Looking The crotch is really baggy, and the breeches get pulled down if you dont have a belt. And The side zip clasp digs into my hip. They do however look really nice, and the pockets are really roomy and dont show through. I know have a big hole in the crotch and the knee patches are balling.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing These breeches seem high quality and are nice looking for shows. However, the waist fits loose and the crotch area is baggy. I bought the regular length size and they were too short, and I'm only 5'5. I really wished they had worked out because they were comfortable and perfect for showing.
    Date published: 2013-09-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good These breeches are pretty good. i use them as my show breeches in small local shows. They fit really baggy on my thighs and i got a 32 which is the size i normally get. they were also a little baggy in the crotch area. i love them besides that and they are a little stiff. other than that a great pair!
    Date published: 2013-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ariat is great for low rise pants I like the side zip, but the front zip fits a little better. Not as much bunching in the crotch. I'm very petite. 5'4 and about 100lbs sz 22. I still really like these though bc the front zip doesn't come in khaki. Also, try fits tights if you are petite also.
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buyer Beware These breeches were way to big in the waste and gapped horribly in back. They were too short and very tight through the knee. Very disappointed, will be sending them back.
    Date published: 2013-04-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seem good, but way big I got these less than a month ago, and tried them on, and they were WAAAYY big! I measured myself and had someone else measure me multiple times, and ordered my exact size, but they were huge. I am planning on sending them back, but they seem like very nice breeches and they are very affordable, so if I can figure out my size, I would like to order them again.
    Date published: 2013-03-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good looking, quality breeches Bought these to have a new pair for a hunter/jumper show and was very surprised to see that not only are they good looking, but durable too! And an awesome bonus: they seem to repel dirt! If they get a little dirty, just brush the dirt off and it's gone. I wore them for about 7 hours, most of those hours spent in the saddle and they are very comfortable and while they are made of a thick(er) material they are very breathable (a great thing too, since it was in the 90s!). This was, however, my first (and last!) pair that are side-zip and I am NOT a fan of that detail! I found the clasps on my hip uncomfortable and actually bruised where they laid on my hip. To those you who aren't 'short (I'm 5'2"), the length of these breeches (in regular) fit me absolutely PERFECTLY! So..... they must run short. ;)
    Date published: 2012-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from riding breeches Great material and fit. Washes up great, still look like new.
    Date published: 2012-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Nice I got these a couple days ago after trying on a whole bunch of different breeches. I loved the way that they fit and didn't gap at the waistband. The fabric is nice light weigh and I love how around the ankles there is no velcro so it doesn't rub my leg inside of my boot. I got the regular length and it came up higher than my ankle which is normal because I sometimes have to get long. I tend to always get some sort of stain on my breeches but these have seemed to resist them so far. Also, they look great in the show ring!
    Date published: 2012-08-04
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    Date published: 2012-06-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Interesting Fit Will never buy these again. The pockets gapped, they were too short, and just didn't fit right. Sent them back, and went back to TS...
    Date published: 2012-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great breeches for the price Bought two pairs of these breeches and they're great value for the price. Don't think they'll last a long time but they fit good.
    Date published: 2012-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome breeches These are a great buy for schooling or local shows! The fit is true. The only thing I noticed is the fact that I must wear a belt with them in order for them to stay in the right place when I bend over, but that may not be true for all body types! I am a small framed but stocky (ex-gymnast) girl!
    Date published: 2012-01-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super low rise! These breeches are fantastic. They look great with a nice slim fit. However, they are not kidding when they say LOW rise!
    Date published: 2012-01-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gappy Waist Overall I prefer Tailored Sportsman...The waistband gaps terribly, but it fits elsewhere. On a positive note, there is no velcro at the bottom, which makes it comfortable.
    Date published: 2011-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Breeches I really needed a new pair of breeches, but had been having a hard time finding breeches that fit me well. The TS Trophy Hunters fit me really well, but at 140 a pop, I just cant afford to buy two or three much needed breeches. So I gave these a try, and they are GREAT! The fit is true low rise, which I love, and the fabric is a nice thickness that breaths while still being supportive. The only bad thing I can say about these breeches is the Ariat V thing in the back. It just feels like there should be another belt loop in the back where the V is. But other then that, I love it! Get them while the price is low :-)
    Date published: 2011-07-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2011-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great looking breeches that fit perfect
    Date published: 2011-07-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from poor fit I am usually an easy fit, but these britches did not fit me at all, and the material is very thick.
    Date published: 2011-06-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good if it fits! Quality:outstanding quality-as always from ariat!value:CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP for nice show breeches!Durability:perfect! (only used a couple of times strictly for shows) but holding up great!Fit:too big in the waist but perfect every where else, i just have to wear a belt, which is required for shows anyway!.. the side zip also hits my hip bone in the exact right spot, so when worn for too long, or too tight it starts hurting badly.
    Date published: 2011-05-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, but not the best fit for me I purchased these breeches as a cheaper alternative to my favorite RJ Classics Sterling breeches. The Heritage breeches are proving to be durable and comfortable, however they aren't the most flattering fit for me. The proportions are just a little off for my figure: fits through the seat, slightly large at the waist, but VERY slim through the thighs, then too large at the knee. Definitely a different fit than my Pro Circuits. These will be fine for schooling breeches and the fabric is soft but durable so I'm confident they'll last a long time.
    Date published: 2011-04-06
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