TACK & GEAR
Stay warm in the saddle and around the barn in jackets that suit your style.
“So with the stretch of the white road before me, Shining snow crystals rainbowed by the sun, Fields that are white, stained with long, cool, blue shadows, Strong with the strength of my horse as we run. Joy in the touch of the wind and the sunlight! Joy! With the vigorous earth I am one.” --- Amy Lowell, “A Winter Ride”
Keep cozy in the saddle and around the barn with the Woodbury Jacket (suggested retail, $175.99) from Outback Trading Company Ltd. Made of Canyonland fabric for a vintage look and lined with Sherpa for warmth, the jacket has side-snap riding gussets, multiple pockets, a two-way zipper and a detachable hood. Available in brown, in sizes S to 3XL. Call 610-932-5008 or visit www.outbacktrading.com.
To stand up to the coldest, wettest weather, the Elements Jacket (suggested retail, $199.95), from Noble Outfitters, offers 160 grams of polyester insulation under a seam-sealed, 100 percent waterproof but breathable shell. Other features include a detachable hood, an adjustable waist cinch, hidden knit storm cuffs and an internal, zipped chest pocket with an opening for a media cord. Available in fig or dark navy, in sizes XS to XXL. Call 855-526-6253 or visit www. nobleoutfitters.com.
Filled with DuPont Sorona, a renewable insulation fiber, the Padova Waterproof Jacket (suggested retail, $230), from Horseware Ireland, is designed to be extra warm, with a breathable, anti-stain outer fabric that repels water and snow. The jacket has a full-zip closure, button-down snap collar, multiple pockets with lock-down sport zippers, an attached hood and zipped vents in the back. Available in stone gray, in sizes XS to XXL. Call 800-887-6688 or visit www.horseware.com.
For extra warmth the Sandy Jacket with hood (suggested retail, approximately $179), from Montar, is made of a shiny, quilted nylon with down fill. Other features include a two-way metal zipper, zippered side pockets, and a drawstring hood. In gray, navy, black, ruby red or bottle green, in European sizes 34 to 46. To find a retailer visit www.montar.dk.
Updated for its 100th anniversary, the Women’s Heritage Denim Chore Coat (suggested retail, $78), from Carhartt, features a classic design in a 100 percent cotton denim, but cut for a more feminine fit. The coat is lined with fleece in the body and quilted taffeta in the sleeves, with adjustable cuffs, adjustable tabs at the waist and multiple pockets. In sizes XS to XXL. Visit www. carhartt.com.
With sealed seams to keep you dry, the Adda Waterproof Jacket (suggested retail, $99.99), from Dublin Clothing, also offers half-body polar fleece lining for warmth, a snap-closure vent in back for comfort in the saddle, and roomy, oversized patch pockets. In fuchsia or black, in sizes XS to XXL. Visit www. dublinclothing.com.