Thursday, October 27, 2011

Riding pants that ROCK

Sorry for the long delay, I've been busy with work (it's actually kind of exciting, many people are moving their financial lives over to credit unions and that means I'm one busy chick).

Any way, I've had to let my real life take a chill pill while I handled the work load.

(I recently realized that my work life wasn't my REAL life, although I enjoy it. My REAL life is family and horses. LOL)

As a result I've only ridden in these terrific pants once. But they are AMAZING. They are Irideons, just like my other riding pants, but I wanted to get a summer weight tights (I know, it's about to get cold, but with a birthday in October, that's just how these things go).

First I looked at every tight on the market, and picked these because they were boot cut, a brand I like, and have the knee patches and came in denim color. Having always ridden in jeans or my riding pant I wasn't sure if I was going to like the whole "tights" thing.

Color me converted.

First I got the absolute best email notification I've ever gotten that my order was on the way:

Today your order was lovingly removed from our shelves by Julie, our Product Specialist, and placed into our velvet-lined wheelbarrow.

Our 5-member equine team, headed by Royale Rouge, inspected your items to make sure they were in the best possible condition before mailing.

Stephanie, our Ordering Specialist, rang a bell and a hush fell over the barn as Boni, our Shipping Specialist, placed your items into the finest corrugated box that money can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterward and our entire team waved goodbye to your package, on its way to you in our private A.R.T. jet.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping with us at Action Rider Tack. We certainly did. We wish we had a picture of you and your horse to hang on our wall as “Customer of the Week” and to add to our website photo gallery. We’re all exhausted but can’t wait for you to come back to ACTION RIDER TACK.

Happy Trails!


I totally felt ridiculously special. (no, i did not send them a picture of me and smokey and lily, though I was tempted.)

Then I rode in them. No more hitching up my jeans to lift the leg in the stirrup. No more seam rubbing (which my riding pants are good about, but not my jeans). No more sliding in the saddle.

I felt a little silly in the store, but since they are a quiet blue, they're just like jeggins but better.

Yup. Love 'em. Planning on another pair for Christmas. :)


Margaret said...

I have a pair of these, but they are black..

uh... correction..

I have two. I didn't wait until Christmas :)

Funder said...

What's up, October birthday buddy!

Welcome to the dark side. Jeans are perfect for everything except riding.

lytha said...

i have a pair of winter irideons (polar fleece) and they are the finest breeches i've ever owned. they were only 60 bucks way back then and i don't wanna know what they go for now.

Anonymous said...

I have Irideons too - the summer and winter weight - but in the English style - tight lower legs and knee patches. Like them a lot!

Maia said...

Thanks for the recommendation, I was looking for riding pants and as soon as I leave here, I'm off to that site.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Glad to hear work is picking up, that's a good sign.

I'll have to check these pants out. They look pretty nice and sound better. Love the letter you got with them, that's really cute with a lot of thought and humor put into it. Wear them and have the best rides ever. Of course, you should send them a picture, Smokey and Lily deserve to be pin up models. Who knows maybe they'll send a discount coupon for the privilege of having you up on their wall!

Ms Martyr said...

I was so happy to read this recommendation for Irideon. Tack of the Day had the polar fleece winter ones on sale last week and I ordered a pair, even though I've never owned this particular brand. My only misgiving is that I had to order a smaller size since they were sold out of what I would normally get. Let's hope they're really stretchy. Otherwise I'll have to try to sell them on eBay.

Jeni said...

I ride every style in breeches and half chaps or tall boots. I don't care what I look like, and very happy about the no seams in all the wrong places rubbing sensitive things raw!

kden said...

That is the best email shiping confirmation I have ever read! And the pants look very cute and comfy.

Carol said...

I love riding tights. They are so easy to pull on and off, and more comfortable than breeches or jeans. I wish I had a dozen pair! I live in my fleece lined ones in the winter.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sounds like a fabulous ordering process. Love the little note they sent you, too.

I've not ridden in jeans in over 2 years. And probably never will again. It's tights and breeches all the way. I'm an 'all-about-the-comfort' kind of gal :)

Congrats on your tights-wearing conversion!


achieve1dream said...

I LOVE riding in tights! Especially in the summer they are so much cooler. :D I've never tried the boot cut, didn't know they had them, might have to check them out. They sure look stylish.