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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 low 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 1440.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and Comfortable I love these breeches! They are stylish and comfortable. I get a lot of compliments when I wear them! I'm very picky about comfort and these breeches are just that - comfortable! They are also durable since they are a little thicker, which helps them sustain wear and tear from riding. I would definitely recommend them!
    Date published: 2017-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Breeches If I had to pick between my Pipers and any other pair of breeches, I'd choose the Pipers! They're like wearing yoga pants! They're so comfy and adorable. I recommend them to everyone.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable, good price for the breeches. This is the 2nd pair of these breeches I have purchased. I really liked the color options when I purchased my 1st pair, and thought I would try them out. They start VERY SLICK when you wear them the 1st, and possibly the 2nd time so I suggest washing them before you ride in them the 1st time. It will get better. I bought the blue pair the 1st time, and It faded a little more then I expected even though I washed them always in cold water. Do not dry them in dryer. They seem to hold shape and are fairly tough if you go through trees or briars, but they will snag on occasion.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the fit, some construction issues As a short (5'0") and curvier rider, finding breeches that work on my body is REALLY difficult for me, which is why I am obsessed with my Pipers. The fabric is stretchy enough to be forgiving, which means I can actually order my waist size--I don't have to size up in order to fit my thighs, leaving my waist drowning. Still, the fabric has enough structure to be flattering. This is so rare in breeches, especially at this price point. Plus, the fitted ankles mean that I'm not dealing with bulky extra fabric under my boots. I'm in LOVE with these breeches.My only complaint is that the construction is lacking at times--for instance, my breeches, which I have only had for a couple of months, have already popped a seam. Right now the damage is cosmetic, but it could get worse. The zipper also has a habit of coming partially unzipped while I'm riding--awkward! Overall I love the fit of these breeches so much that I'm willing to overlook the minor construction issues, but this would be a 5*+ rating if the construction issues weren't present.
    Date published: 2017-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best breeches ever!! I bought these almost a month ago. They hold up great and are the comfiest riding pants I have ever ridden in. They are fun and colorful and keep me warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They are super easy to wash. I love all the colors you can choose fun instead of just boring old black, tan, navy, etc breeches.
    Date published: 2017-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! I have two pairs of these (tan/black & grey/turquoise) and I love them! The only problem I have with them is there's an awkward gap between my crotch and the fabric. Because of this, I often feel the need to pull them up. But it's nothing a belt can't solve. The colors are super cute and I'm definitely going to be buying more in the future!
    Date published: 2017-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, flattering, affordable!!! I will definitely be buying more! So comfortable and look great on. Plus they come in every color imaginable!!!
    Date published: 2017-02-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love them, but somehow inconsistent fabric? I've had these breeches for a couple of months now (one in a dark blue with pink stitching and one in wheat/teal). They are fantastic- the fabric is heavy enough where I barely get panty lines (if at all), even with panty-line inducing underwear! I love the pockets (big enough to fit my iPhone 6s while I ride), and I've gotten a lot of compliments from others when I wear them. I've been wearing them both during the New England winter and in warmer CA weather and they're so comfortable. The only issue, however, is that for some reason, the wheat/teal pair have already started to get REALLY bad pilling all throughout the inner leg where the fabric comes in contact with the saddle. I've never had such bad pilling in any pair of breeches I've purchased. This is odd, especially since I've worn my dark blue pair just as much and that pair still looks and feels pristine.
    Date published: 2017-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great breeches! But pilled very easily I got a pair of pipers a few months ago and love them! Great fit, super stretchy and comfortable, I also love the clasps instead of buttons and sock bottoms! The only problem I had is that after only a couple of rides they started to pill on the inner thigh. Nothing major though and it doesn't really bother me. Great breeches overall, fast shipping, and I'll definitely be buying more in the future!
    Date published: 2017-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of breeches! These pants are really great! There are a touch uncomfortable for standing in for me, but the second I got in the saddle they were amazingly comfortable! One thing I will say though, is mine pilled very easily but that really doesn't bother me much. I will be buying many more pairs!
    Date published: 2017-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought a pair of these and the material was great, color was amazingly accurate, and I'm a super fan of the sock bottom!! Sadly, the size I ordered was a bit too big so I had to return them, but I'm definitely planning on trying another pair!
    Date published: 2017-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only breeches I wear! I first got two pairs of these for Christmas 2015 and I immediately fell in love! They're so comfortable, not too thick to be hot in the summer but also not thin enough to make me freeze in the winter. I love the rise of these, but you do need a belt as they tend to slide down. The pockets are amazing, they hold my phone securely even when I get thrown off (oops!) yet they don't feel bulky when riding. I did have some concerns about the stitching coming loose on the knee patches, but there aren't any holes or fabric coming loose so I just tied the thread off and cut off the excess and it was fine. I've worn them almost every week for over a year, so some wear is expected. I have 3 pairs now (wheat/teal, hunter green/black, and anthracite/coral), and I'm so excited to add more to my collection! They're the only breeches I wear anymore!
    Date published: 2017-02-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Very happy with these, and I'll be buying more. Perfect schooling breeches.
    Date published: 2017-02-13
    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
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