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Too Fun to Have Just One

The Piper Knee Patch Breeches by SmartPak are the perfect choice for breeches to wear in the schooling ring. With many stylish color options to choose from, these breeches can be mixed and matched to create the perfect outfit. The ergonomic design and features make these breeches comfortable to wear all day long with excellent shape retention. Once you put them on, you’ll want another pair! 


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Favorite Features
  • 2” contoured waistband to eliminate gapping
  • Comfortable, natural rise hits below the belly button
  • Ergonomic shaped panel at the calf to eliminate bulky closures
  • Synthetic knee patch for fantastic grip and durability
  • Euro seat and front zip
  • 63% Polyester, 32% Viscrose, 5% Spandex
Key Specifications
  • Breech Material: 63% Polyester, 32% Viscose, 5% Spandex
  • Type (Front Zip, Side Zip, Pull-on): Front zip
  • Rise: Mid-rise


Sized from 22R-46R & 22L-36L

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Breech Material 63% Polyester, 32% Viscose, 5% Spandex
Patch Material Synthetic
Type (Front Zip, Side Zip, Pull-on) Front zip
Rise Mid-rise
Ankle Closure Sock fit
Pockets Yes, 2 front, 1 back
Special Features front zip with 2" contoured waistband that helps eliminate gapping Comfortable, natural rise hits below the belly button Ergonomically designed calf panel provides a streamlined fit underneath your boots
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    Piper Breeches by SmartPak - Original Knee Patch is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1427.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stretched out I got a pair of Pipers for Christmas and I LOVED them at first! The fabric was stretchy but held it all in, they were super comfy, and really cute! I washed them maybe three or four times, always hung up to dry, and the butt started getting saggy and wrinkly at the euro-fit seam. It was soooo sad. I am afraid to buy another pair and have it happen to them too.
    Date published: 2017-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Breeches! I bought these because I loved the colors, and I needed a slightly thicker breech going into winter. I bought the charcoal/sapphire. I'll write out my concerns before I bought them and then how they compared once I rode in them. 1. I was worried about the waist height. I wear higher-waisted jeans and breeches because I'm in between pear and hourglass shaped and anything "low-rise" fits terribly. A few reviews said they fit funky and that a belt was a must, so I was a bit worried about that. 2. I overheat easily since getting heat stroke, and was worried about the fabric content and it pilling as other reviewers stated. 3. I was a little worried about the leg fit. I also have thick thighs, and a few of these reviews sounded as if the breeches would better fit someone with thinner legs/butt than me. 4. The price was a little higher than I'm used to paying for a pair of breeches (I usually get cotton and it's sooooo breathable), so I was hoping the quality of these would match the price. 5. This wasn't a worry, but what ultimately led me to purchase these were the double belt loops, adorable colors, and the pockets. I LOVE the idea of that feature!Once I got them, I fell in love with the color and how wonderful they looked - I almost didn't try them on for fear they wouldn't work! 1. The waist height was perfect. It was a little higher in front than in back (as I thought it may be) but they still came up high enough! No worries about accidentally bending too much lol. But these fit fine. A belt is a must, though; at least for me. I have always had issues with pants, and these did what many do - they gap in back. It's easily fixed with a belt, and it's not enough of a deal-breaker for me to want to return them. They do slip down, as other reviewers mentioned, and this is another reason why I need a belt, but again, not a deal-breaker for me 2. The fabric was soft, a little slippery, but still breathable. Not as much as my cotton ones, but still breathable yet warm enough for the colder days (our winters are around 45 - 65 degrees during the day). They have begun to pill a bit - they did the first day I wore them - although it wasn't smart of me because I was stripping my stall and the rough shovel smacked them. Not enough to really notice, though. Since then (and it's been a few months with around 5 rides), I haven't noticed any stitching coming loose or any other major pilling. 3. The leg fit is a little tight. I wear an 8/9 to a 9/10 in jeans and the 30R is a little tight. I don't notice it after a while and while I do like how snug it feels, if I get another pair (I will be) I will probably go with a 32R. Sometimes it's nice to have a looser fit. 4. Ultimately, I would have liked the price to be lower, and to have a little less pilling for something at this price, but because these have awesome colors and I love being matchy, I'll be getting more pairs lol. 5. Since they do need a belt, the double belt loops helped keep the part that gapped flush against my back to have a nice fit! But what I love even more about the pockets is that my phone never once moved out of the pocket (even with a slippery case) and that the way the pockets are stitched they NEVER interfere with how you're sitting in the saddle! Undoubtedly this is my fav feature of these. All in all, I love them hands down!
    Date published: 2017-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicted!! I must admit - I have quite the addiction. 12 pairs of Pipers are now in my closet... love the fabric, the colors and the PRICE! Most of my pairs do have loose stitching but they colors are no longer made so I'll have to do some repairs myself.
    Date published: 2017-01-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall a great pair of breeches I must say I love these breeches, I own 2 pairs, I have the Monaco blue/lilac and the charcoal/sapphire. Prior to purchasing these a few months ago, I wore a few different brands of breeches, and these are the best quality for a reasonable price. HOWEVER, one thing I need to say is I think they run a little big, I usually take a 26R but those are a little big, so i dropped down a size to a 24R and they fit like a glove!!!
    Date published: 2017-01-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't Last This breech fits pretty well and the wide array of colors makes it fun to play around with, but it doesn't last with everyday use around the barn. I wore mine about once a week- if that but i rode about 4 horses a day while wearing them and within a month the stitching on the knee patch started to come out. The stitching on other places in the breech started to come out within about 3 months. This would be great for a lesson kid or someone that doesn't ride as many horses, but for someone that rides a lot of horses, i would not recommend.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Christmas present ! I attended the Horse expo with my daughter in Mass. We visited the smart pak booth and she had looked at these breeches and mentioned she really wanted a pair. I surprised her by remembering which ones she had seen and ordered them for Christmas. The staff on line HELPED me figure out her size , they were so nice to work with and took the time to help.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits like a glove. So comfortable! I bought several of these breeches and I just can't get over them!
    Date published: 2017-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I won't wear any other breeches! I bought several breeches months ago and was a little weary given some of the reviews, but I LOVE these breeches. I ride 3-4 horses a day 6 days a week and they have held up so well and are so comfortable! The only thing I will say is they do run a bit big. I typically wear a 26R in tredstep, ariat, Kerrits, etc. but in these I wear a 24L with a belt on. Other than that I have no complaints on these. They are the only breeches I will ride in now, I am obsessed!
    Date published: 2017-01-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful colors I enjoy the color combinations!! The fabric is very comfortable and holds up well. I wish they were cut a little differently as most people seem to agree that they say in the crotch ☹️
    Date published: 2017-01-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very stylish Great breeches for the price. They hold up well and look great!
    Date published: 2017-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big on the waist but otherwise great For reference, I'm 5'4 with a 25 inch waist and 38 inch hips. So, very pear shaped. It's hard for me to find pants that fit my hips and thighs AND my waist. Well, these aren't them. BUT, a wide belt fixes that. They are also a bit low on the crotch, which for the most part the belt helps fix but every so often I had to pull them up. I do love the material. It is soft, stretchy a bit thick, perfect for cold (but not crazy cold) Las Vegas winters and it's the only breech that didn't show my underwear lines. The length is perfect, right at the ankle. Being short it's difficult finding breeches that are the right length. Riding in them, though, was awesome! I felt so secure in the saddle. During schooling I took a jump from a long distance and fell forward upon landing. These breeches helped me stay on. They look great. Very flattering. I recommend them even with the waist issue.
    Date published: 2017-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable!!! Very nice and comfortable. Great product!!! Very good for practicing and just being around the barn
    Date published: 2017-01-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from So fun.. should have stuck with one.. I bought my first pair of Pipers last spring and use them exclusively to show in, so I've only worn them about 6 times or so. I really like the way they fit, the features, and the style. I decided to buy a more fun color combo to wear for schooling and got them last month. How disappointing! I rode in them twice - totaling maybe 1.5 hours of hacking all together. The knee patch stitching is already coming out. I haven't even washed them yet. I'm so sad!Maybe something about the manufacturing changed within the last year, or maybe my second pair is just a "lemon," but my first pair was sat in all day, washed multiple times, and still looks good as new. So, maybe luck of the draw.
    Date published: 2017-01-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wanted to love these I bought three pairs a few weeks ago. They look great on, but the quality just is not there. After just two rides the fabric started to pill, and the elastic started to give out in the seam by my butt. I bought the correct size and they even fit kind of loose on me, so there is no reason that this should be happening, especially this soon. I understand that these pants don't cost very much, but if you pay $80 for a pair of breeches you expect them to at least last for a year or so !
    Date published: 2017-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pipers all the way! You can never go wrong with a nice pair of Pipers! Nothing beats their comfort, style and POCKETS!
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for a well made product Most of my daughter's breeches are now Piper knee patch. They fit well and wear for a long time.
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality for the price The material of these pants are super nice. I had previously bought this same pair in another color and wanted to add more to my wardrobe.
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ❤❤❤ I love these breeches!! They are the most comfortable breeches I have ever had..
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable Fit A gift. Fits well, a little baggy on calf. Color and quality are great.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from How could you not love these pants? Super comfy, good fit, they go in the washing machine. The colors are great, although I'd prefer the piping to be a bit more muted. Unfortunately I've had the stitching come loose at the knee patches and the crotch pills, but despite that I still love these pants!
    Date published: 2016-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Title? Bought these for a Christmas present for my daughter. Fit nicely.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Pants! I bought a couple pair of these riding pants last year, and loved them so much I ordered more this year! They are still nice looking and fit perfectly.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love these breeches Great fit and lots of fun colors. Only negative is one a couple pairs of my breeches the stitching started to come out after just a couple rides. but this hasn't happened on al the breeches so it might just be a fluke. Would only buy these breeches when they are on sale because of this defect that has happened on a few of the pairs I have.
    Date published: 2016-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great breeches! Very comfortable and look great! I spend the whole day in them and they hold up great.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So. Comfy. Omg. I bought these pants about a month ago. They are so comfortable, have the right amount of stretch, and felt good while riding.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Breeches don't fully zip Although these are some of my got to breeches they don't fully zip! There is always a little space and I definitely have the right size. Also after a couple of washes it starts to pill. These are great breeches for the price, but I would recommend spending a little more to get a nicer breech.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Breeches I've Ever Worn I'm 5'2, 114 lb. and the 30R fit me so perfectly that I worn them out of the store and for the rest of the day, and every time I wear them I get complimented on how good the look.
    Date published: 2016-12-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love everything but.... I bought these breeches about 2 months ago got my daughter. They arrived on time and were in perfect condition. The color was great and my daughter loved them but the only problem was they weren't true to the size. I ordered a 24R expecting like they would fit like all her other pairs of breeches but when she tried them on they had a pretty big waist nothing a belt cant fix though!!
    Date published: 2016-12-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love them!! I got these for my daughter and what a difference in fit from others...
    Date published: 2016-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Fitting Breeches Ever Just bought a pair for my daughter and will buy another for Christmas!
    Date published: 2016-12-21
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