Fall and the holidays are nearly upon us. While we soak up the last of summer and prepare for colder weather, keep these companies and products in mind. We appreciate what they produce and what many of them are trying to do around sustainability, Made in America, and other points of good standing.
Stay tuned for reviews, as we run these items through their paces.
Kuhl has myriad options for horse-friendly layers, especially barn coats. All of these options shed hay and shavings nicely and can be layered or not.
Dynawool Skuba Hoody – wool and polyester blend that easily sheds hay, stays warm when damp.
Barn and riding coats you will love:
Celeste Trench (shell or insulated options)
Law Hoody (lined or unlined)
Women’s Micropuff Hoody – light, toasty, packs down to tiny.
Hemp Sweatshirt – soft and tough is a beautiful combination.
Traveling to the Best Horse Practices Summit or roadtripping with your equine partners? Make it easier.
We are absolutely loving the Black Hole Cubes. Use them as Dopp Kits or pack specifics, like socks and undies, and make your luggage exponentially more organized and, by extension, your mind less frazzled. Oh, the relief in knowing where stuff lives!
The Cubes belong to the company’s Black Hole family, a collection of packs with superior design and utility, living up to their name as far more stuffable than others. These would be perfect for your trip to the Best Horse Practices Summit in Lexington.
Holds toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo, jewelry. Or, hoofpick, pocket knife, ace bandage, first aid assortment.
This cube is clamshell designed: Put socks on one side, undies on the other. We will mention that there’s enough space for a week’s unmentionalbles, yet packs down (amazingly) to smaller than a loaf of bread (and far more crushable).
Looking for a cute, useful item for your child or grandchild? Pick a vest. Its size will outlast sweatshirts or shirts because of the lack of sleeves. A great option for adding a layer as the days get shorter and colder. Oh, and it’s super cute, of course:
We have been impressed with the drinkware options from this traditionally-hydration pack company. They rock fun colors with utility and friendly design. Need an example? Try the insulated wine stainless steel bottle. Yummy in magenta.
We’ve been fans of Kimes Ranch since the early days, when this company stood up for cowboys, cowgirls, and all riders with fashionable, Made in America jeans. Lately, we LOVE the Lola design. More on that soon.
CR Ranchwear makes gorgeous shirts with Italian cotton. The unique, stylish tops are handsewn in Texas.
Nite Ize makes illuminated equipment for your night and winter forays. Light up your tack room and keep track of your dog.