When you come from Norway you are more or less born in wool products. Most kids grow up wearing wool tights and sweaters in the winter.
Every winter I pull out my woolen socks from the closet which definitely helps when you are standing in the cold longing or trying to sleep and it’s cold at night. But most people in the Netherlands doesn’t know the benefit of woolen products. In Norway you can buy thin socks and outfits at the supermarket. Here you need to go to a special store. Haha
Wool makes you warm when your cold and cold when your warm. That’s the easiest description I can make I think. Sweat transports to the outer layer and you’ll stay warm and comfortable.
Kingsland(Norwegian brand by the way) has now invented the Jane pantyhoes which is a woolen panty to put under your breeches. This is what they say about it: “Superior fitted wool-mix smart-layer/ pantyhose with nylon on calf’s for better fit in riding boots. Wide elastic band on top for good fit and comfort. Kingsland metal tab below rib on left hip.”
For those riding outside this is definitely a good product. You can buy it HERE for 25 euro.
BR Jacket Bonsai Ladies / Also available in blue.
Today its official 14 weeks and 2 days till Christmas. What does mean? It means we’re pretty close to shorter nights and colder weather. The only fun thing about going into these darker times for me is that all the different equestrian brands are launching their winter season collections. After having looked through a couple of different ones it seems that the main colors we can expect this winter is burgundy and blue. The first collection I want to share with you is the new season from BR. They’ve got some really nice stuff in their line for this season, below you can see some of the pieces I found. If you want to check out the whole line, you can do so here.
BR Riding breeches Poplar ladies full seat
BR Riding breeches Poplar ladies knee
Looking through the line I am happy to see there is less and less bling bling on the breeches. These are also available in blue. These have loads of elestane in them which means they should be really comfortable and fit many sizes.
Saddle pad Passion Larch and Passion Almond.
I’ve always really liked the saddle pads from BR as they are of good quality, ok priced and nice colors. New this winter is the saddle pad Larch which has shock-absorbing pads to make it more comfortable for the horses back.
Boot bag passion – 4 EH winter gloves – Groom bag passion
I love my bootbag and cap bag from BR. They both come at an affordable price and looks and feels really nice. No scratches on my cap or boots for that matter at all. So can definitely recommend the boot bag to you. I’ve never tried BR gloves, but these seem really nice. Comes with a better grip as well.
Woolen rug with neck, 2. Rain rug , 3. Stable rug.
How comfy and nice doesn’t that woolen rug look? Love that it comes with a neck considering Mr.Grumpy needs that in the winter.
Overall I think its a really nice collection, what I like the most with BR is the good quality at affordable prices. Did you see anything nice?
I wonder how many times I’ve been annoyed because I have no clue where to put my phone while riding, specially in the summer when it’s warm and you’ve got no proper pockets. Little did I know that Euro-Star has actually come up with a really smart riding pants/breeches. They’ve created a pants with a pocket on the front so that you can easily slide your phone into it. For now it’s unfortunately only available in softshell, but hopefully they will bring this to their other pants soon.
If you know about another brand having this pocket, please let me know!
Of course when you’ve given yourself a shopping ban and have absolutely no money, you get an email that Epplejeck has sales on with pay for 2 things, get 3. I don’t really need anything besides competition shirt and jacket, but as a shopping crazy woman, there are of course things I wouldn’t mind to have.
Aint I colorful? haha
- Kingsland competition jacket
- Euro-star competition shirt
- Harry’s horse breeches
- Kingsland sweat rug
- Eskadron tendon boots
- Kingsland saddle pad
- Sprenger bit
- Sprenger spurs
- Kieffer rubber reins
- Kingsland passport holder