When it comes to horseback riding, having the right gear is essential for both comfort and performance. One of the most critical pieces of equipment for any female rider is a good pair of riding pants. Not only do riding pants protect against chafing and discomfort while riding, but they also provide the necessary stretch and flexibility for a full range of motion. With so many options on the market, choosing the right pair of women's riding pants can be overwhelming. In this blog post, we'll explore some key factors to consider when selecting riding pants, as well as introduce ARMATEQ's Evelian Breeches for women, available to be shipped worldwide. Whether you're a seasoned equestrian or a beginner, this guide will help you make an informed decision and find the perfect pair of riding pants for your needs.


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Factors to consider when choosing women's riding pants:

Comfort and fit:

  • Comfort is vital when choosing women's riding pants, as you'll spend long hours in the saddle. Look for pants that fit well and are made from comfortable, high-quality materials that will be durable against constant friction in the saddle. High-waisted pants with silicone on the inside of the waistband can help prevent them from slipping down while riding, while pants with fewer seams can help prevent chafing and discomfort on calves and various places where friction often occurs.


  • Functionality is another essential factor to consider when choosing women's riding pants. Look for pants that offer plenty of stretch and flexibility, allowing you to move freely in the saddle. Light-weight material is also key, especially during hot summer, as it can help regulate your body temperature and prevent overheating. Durability is also important, as riding pants are subject to wear and tear over time. Look for pants with reinforced crotches, pockets, or other high-wear areas to ensure they last as long as possible.


  • Finally, consider the style of riding pants that will work best for your needs. Traditional breeches are a popular choice for competition wear in show jumping and other English riding disciplines, while tights and leggings are a more modern option that can be worn for a wider range of activities; however, they tend to be lower in quality Look for breeches that fit your personal style and preferences, while also providing the functionality and comfort you need while riding.

By considering these factors and choosing the right pair of women's riding pants, you can ensure a comfortable, enjoyable riding experience that allows you to focus on your performance in the saddle.

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Introducing ARMATEQ's Women's Riding Pants

ARMATEQ is a relatively new equestrian apparel brand focusing on quality, durability, and comfort. The brand's mission is to design products that meet the needs of real equestrians, which is why longevity, comfort, and durability are at the forefront of their design philosophy.

The founder, Allie, noticed that many breeches she often wore gave her deep bruises on her calves caused by excess fabric bulk when paired with tight boots due to the many seams on the calves. To alleviate this, research and testing proved that bonded seams were the solution. Bonded seams significantly reduce fabric bulk, thus, leaving seams to lay flatter on the body compared to other various methods of garment construction. Additionally, all equestrians who tested our product in the early stages noticed a higher level of comfort during their rides and while going about chores around the barn.

At ARMATEQ, sustainability is not just a buzzword but a core value that informs every aspect of their operations. The brand is committed to becoming a circular apparel company someday and is taking concrete steps to achieve that goal. One of ARMATEQ's pillars is being conscious of the environment, which is crucial given that the fashion industry is one of the top polluting industries globally. To do their part, the brand plans to evolve into a circular company, overseeing the entire lifecycle of their products, ensuring that they don't end up in landfills. They also encourage customers to buy and sell used ARMATEQ clothing through their ARMATEQ - Clothing, Resale & More Facebook group, spreading awareness of sustainable fashion practices. Their commitment to sustainability also means that they laser-cut all of their pattern pieces, minimizing fabric scraps and keeping them for future use. One of their signature products, the Evelien Breech, is a custom fabric made of waste materials such as plastic water bottles.

ARMATEQ Women's Riding Pants embody the brand's values of quality, durability, comfort, and sustainability. Made from high-quality materials and manufactured ethically, these pants are designed to meet the needs of female equestrians in Canada and the US who demand the best. With a price point of around 199 Canadian dollars per breech, these pants are an investment in style and sustainability.

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How to care for women's riding pants - ARMATEQ's recommendations

Proper care and maintenance of your women's riding pants are essential for their longevity and to ensure they continue to look and feel their best. Here are some tips on how to care for your ARMATEQ women's riding pants:

  • Follow the care instructions
  • Before washing your riding pants, be sure to check the care label for any specific instructions. ARMATEQ's women's riding pants are made from high-quality materials and are designed to withstand the rigours of riding, but they do require special care. For example, some riding pants may need to be hand washed, while others may be machine washable. In either case, use a gentle detergent and follow the instructions carefully.

  • Wash in cold water
  • Always wash your riding pants in cold to warm water to prevent shrinking or damaging the fabric. Hot water can cause the fabric to shrink, fade, or lose its shape. Cold water is also gentler on the material and helps to preserve its colour and texture over time.

  • Hang to dry
  • Avoid using the dryer when drying your riding pants, as the heat can damage the fabric and silicone details which can cause them to shrink. Instead, hang your pants to dry, preferably in a well-ventilated area.

  • Avoid harsh chemicals
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach or fabric softeners when washing your riding pants, as these can damage the fabric and affect their performance. Instead, use a gentle detergent designed for delicate fabrics.

  • Consider sustainability
  • At ARMATEQ, we're committed to sustainability and encourage our customers to do their part as well. For example, consider using eco-friendly detergents and hang drying instead of a dryer when caring for your women's riding pants. By making small changes in our daily routines, we can all contribute to a more sustainable future.

    By following these simple tips, you can keep your ARMATEQ women's riding pants looking and feeling great for years to come. Remember always to check the care label for specific instructions and treat your riding pants with care and respect, just as you would your horse.


    In conclusion, women's riding pants are an essential piece of equestrian clothing, providing both comfort and functionality for riders. Therefore, choosing a brand that offers high-quality products and values sustainability and ethical manufacturing practices is necessary. ARMATEQ is an excellent example of a brand that focuses on creating durable and comfortable riding pants while considering environmental and ethical factors.

    By taking care of your ARMATEQ riding pants properly, you can extend their lifespan and contribute to reducing waste in the fashion industry. Follow the care instructions carefully, and always consider the environmental impact of your clothing choices. By choosing brands like ARMATEQ, you can ride in style and comfort while supporting a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.

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