LeMieux Drytex Full Seat Waterproof Breeches is rated
Rated 5 out of
Took these to the extreme in Ireland
I bought these for a riding trip in Ireland in early October. I wasn't sure if I should just get rain pants to pull on over my breeches, but as a full-seat girl I knew I wanted a little extra 'stick', especially for those long gallops on the beach. These were a life-saver, since we got SOAKED. A Biblical amount of rain. I stayed warm (50 degree weather with strong winds), and most importantly, dry. They are fleece-lined. My friend had also bought these breeches, and after 2 days of riding with rain pants she gave these a try and was much more comfortable, since she didn't slip around as much and had more grip.
A few things to note:
- I am usually a 26 and ordered the 26; they were a bit roomy (the waist gapped a little in the back when i sat in the saddle) but still comfortable and probably better than being too small/tight. I have long legs and they were fine.
- There was ONE time that their performance disappointed me -- we were doing a long trot in the pouring rain and all of a sudden my crotch was very, very cold. There must have been a very small hole in the inseam that was exposed either by the trotting or the severe amount of rain. That was a pretty miserable experience, HOWEVER it never happened again and I stayed dry the next two days, despite the amount of rain and movement in the saddle.
Date published: 2023-10-29