SmartPak Unlined Stirrup Leathers is rated
Rated 1 out of
Really disappointed with these. I should have read the reviews a little more carefully, as the issues I experienced seem to be a common problem for this product. I purchased 2 sets - 1 black, 1 brown. Noticed they were a little stiff, not terrible, but decided to oil them up a little before using, which helped a lot. But RIGHT AWAY the surface paint/coloring on the black leathers started flaking away on my cleaning sponge. Didn't think too much of it at the time, but it should have been a huge red flag. Now, a few weeks and not even 10 rides later, one of my leathers has a split near the stirrup iron that runs almost all the way through the leather, and I'm afraid to use either of these sets anymore, because I'm noticing a lot of other surface cracks popping up in places where there shouldn't be any. The black set is looking worse than the brown set right now, but it's a pretty close race. It's not like I'm using them hard, either. Each ride only lasts about 20-30 minutes at walk/trot/canter. No jumping, I'm not depending on them to rise out of my seat, I'm not overweight, and I barely even use the stirrups for mounting/dismounting (slide on, slide off). There should be no reason why they'd wear out so fast except that they're made from really low quality leather. Almost a hundred bucks down the drain for 2 sets of junk leathers. Save your money and buy something else. Still waiting to hear back from SmartPak about my options...not a good experience with this product.
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 3 out of
Unlined stirrup leathers
Didn’t like them, too wide . Didn’t look nice on my saddle
Date published: 2021-05-20
Rated 5 out of
I bought these leathers as replacement for a lesson program. They are exactly what I was looking for . Excellent quality
Date published: 2021-02-24
Rated 4 out of
I needed a shorter set of brown leathers for a jumping saddle and didn't want to pay a fortune. I like the unlined leather because I can punch more holes if needed. I've been using these 54" leathers for about 6 months and they have held up fine. I have found that SmartPak's brand is decent quality and a good value.
Date published: 2020-03-16
Rated 3 out of
They do the job
these leathers reflect their price. A tad cheap looking and very wide. But they do their job of holding stirrups onto the saddle. I don’t anticipate they’ll hold up to wear and tear as after only a few rides they’re already scratched.
Date published: 2019-11-14