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17th September 2010, 11:23 AM
Was wondering if you could help please!
Had a very good (and warm/waterproof) riding jacket for about 6 years but last year the zip broke and it looks like it would be a bit of a pain to change the zip (+it's getting quite old!)
Sooo...I am looking to buy a new one for hacking only, and warm as I'm always freezing in the winter! (I'm from France originally so winter in the UK is hard work for me even if I've been here for 4 years, will see what Bilto, my horse thinks of it as it will be his first winter here!)
Max of £70 please as I'm a bit short of money at the moment (who isn't!?)
Thanks to all :-)
17th September 2010, 11:57 PM
ill watch this post with interest as i need a good coat this winter, for walking my dogs too. my bf has suggested North Face but i dont know what they are like to ride in hence i havent bought one yet
18th September 2010, 12:03 AM
Musto jackets are very good, i spend very cold days sailing etc as well as riding and they keep the chill off, it's what they are designed to do :). Although they are pricey! I'm sure you can find some under £70 on ebay etc though!
18th September 2010, 01:42 AM
Ski jackets are much better I find as it much more suited for colder weather. TK Maxx is the place I get mine from.
me to going to get the ski pants this yr as well
My Crazy Clan
18th September 2010, 01:27 PM
Try ebay, I've been watching a few nice ones on there.
18th September 2010, 05:29 PM
Thank you everyone, I'll have a look on Ebay :-)
19th September 2010, 09:33 AM
ive been thinking the same nice horsey warm coat but looked nothing caught my eye tbh and nothing as warm as my puffa type coat which is ten year old !
19th September 2010, 11:39 AM
I had a look on Ebay but can't really find anything which looks very warm for winter! :-(
What do you think of this one? http://www.marshallleisure.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96_97_171&products_id=1143
Looks like it could be alright?
19th September 2010, 03:26 PM
Oups sorry Spockky boy, I didn't know links aren't allowed on the site.
Thanks for having let me know and also for the advice :-)
19th September 2010, 03:35 PM
i think it looks good. never had one though so couldnt vouch for it
19th September 2010, 11:59 PM
I have a harry hall jacket, I've had it for at least 4 years and it's still not showing any signs of giving up the ghost!! It's brilliant, really warm, would highly recommend the brand if this coat is anything to go by! :D
20th September 2010, 04:44 PM
I got mine 2 years ago from Decathlon, it was £50.
They do riding clothes for ‘the occasional’ rider and clothes for ‘competitive’ rider. Basically I think it means the competitive stuff is made to last longer and is harder wearing!!
Anyway the one I got is black and is cut long at the back for riding, has the vents etc. It is quilted inside and has a huge quilted hood which comes off. Its really stylish as well, it has a fake belt thing round the middle with belt loops. It came with a fleece zipped inside as well but it was too warm with that in so I wear that on its own, its fitted and really nice.
Do yeah anyway, Decathlon do good ones!!!
20th September 2010, 08:21 PM
Thanks for your post!
I actually bought my 6 year old jacket in Decathlon and it is a Fouganza.
The best one I ever had and cost me 50 euros at the time :-)
Unfortunately the zip is broken :-(
I bought it in France (I am from France originally, leaving in the Uk since 2006!) but didn't know we have Decathlon in the Uk??? Where about are they or can we order online?
21st September 2010, 12:04 PM
There’s a huge Decathlon where I live (Sheffield) and I know there are others around the country. They have a website so I would have a look on there x
21st September 2010, 10:35 PM
Thanks again amanda!
I'm going to France to see my family mid october so I'll try and find a Decathlon near where my mum lives :-)
Decathlon jodhpur are very good too! (for only 15 euros in France)
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