Piper Fusion Suede Patch by SmartPak - Full Seat is rated
Rated 4 out of
Great for summer!
I've never liked riding tights, but I wanted something that had a non silicone (seriously, why is this a thing?!) full seat that was a little lighter weight for hot NC summers. This fits the bill because it really looks like a "real" breach when worn with a belt. My only complaint is the non-stretchy waist that others have mentioned. I love how the size S fits on the leg/hip, but it's a struggle to get the waist up. Once they're on, the waist doesn't feel too tight. I also bought a medium, and while the leg and waist is a bit loose, they are ok with a belt on for schooling. I'll shimmy into the small white breeches for shows because the tighter fit is more flattering.
Date published: 2023-07-21
Rated 5 out of
The breeches you’ve been looking for
Silicon has been ruining my saddles so, I have been on a hunt for non cotton breeches with a suede seat and a cell phone pocket and these are it! Great material that isn’t see through, yet cool with enough stretch. Like others said the waist band is faux - they are more like leggings, but I have no issue with the stretch. I’m 5’8” and 150lbs and they fit perfectly(medium). I wish they came in a long, but these work as is. Please make these in more colors!!!!!
Date published: 2023-07-15
Rated 4 out of
Finally no silicone seat with a cell phone pocket!
I was so excited to find full seat in suede that have a cell phone pocket! I like the material & that feature. The sizing was a little tricky, I’m a medium in most SmartPak items, and when on the medium fit but the waist has no stretch so it’s a bit of a skinny jeans wiggle to get them on. I ordered a large to compare and I liked the waist fit better but they were super baggy. So I’ll stick with medium and wiggle them up. The price was right and the features so I still give it 4 stars.
Date published: 2023-07-03
Rated 4 out of
Okay, but no stretch in the waist
I somehow didn't realize these were pull-ons with a faux-fly when I purchased them; I don't mind it, but if they're going to be pull-ons there needs to be at least a slight stretch in the waist. There is absolutely no stretch, so getting them over my thighs and backside was a struggle (and, to be clear, I don't have much of a backside to speak of).
Once they're on, they fit nicely from the waist to the thighs, but from the knee-down they are incredibly baggy. This has been the case with a few other smartpak styles, but these are by far the worst in that regard. Most of the bagginess will be covered by tall boots so I'll keep them because I got them on sale, but I don't think I'd buy this style again.
The fabric is nice enough, fairly comfortable, and the white is not see-through.
Overall, these are just okay. I would've loved them if the waist had any give.
Date published: 2023-06-28