Patagonia, LL Bean and other companies have resumed service during the pandemic. See initial reviews below.
We love to give products a really thorough check, like the kind of vet check you’d give a new horse. Why? Because horsewomen are tough on their clothing and gear!
Get ready for the heart of riding season with our spring reviews. We’ll be putting scores of new products to the test. Check out new clothing from LL Bean, Patagonia, Title Nine, Buff, and Cotopaxi. Active options for the most active women of all – horse owners and riders.
See below for quick links to all the products and stay tuned for links to individual reviews.
True Shape Jeans, Slim Leg, by LL Bean. Review by Julie Kenney coming soon.
Signature Denim Boyfriend Jeans, by LL Bean. Excellent, easy-wearing jeans that are instantly comfortable, however the cuff is not wide enough for most boots.
All Day Active UPF Quarter Zip, by LL Bean. Sheds hay and dirt easily. Looks sharp and is a quick, effective, and attractive layer.
Western Snap Shirt, by Patagonia WorkWear. Tough as nails in all sorts of weather and conditions. Available in pretty plaids. Fair trade and an excellent choice for any outing. Review by Maddy Butcher .
Matahari Sleeveless Top, from Title Nine
Mainstay Tank, from Patagonia
Capilene Cool Daily Shirt, from Patagonia
Bandera Crew Sweatshirt, by Cotopaxi. We love it! Sheds hay and dirt easily. Comfortable as an outer layer or under a vest or jacket. Top performer.
Teca Fleece, by Cotopaxi. What a disappointment. Colors are lovely, but doesn’t shed hay or have zippered pockets. Not particularly flattering, despite the fun colors.
Lightweight Radalie Bomber Jacket, from Patagonia. LOVE. Warm, stylish, sheds hay brilliantly, tough while still incredibly lightweight. Review to follow.
Airlight Knit Pullover, from LL Bean
Breakthrough Skort, from Title Nine
Trek Cap, from Buff
CoolNet/Insect Shield neck gaiter, from Buff
Ranger Ready, bug and tick repellent. Use “equine10” to receive 10 percent off!
Kershaw knives – the Leek, from the Ken Onion series, is our favorite.