Best waterproof horse riding jackets 2019
When it comes to horse riding in the rain, us equestrians tend to have vastly different opinions. Some don’t mind getting a little wet, whereas others would rather muck out every stable than ride in the rain! Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, it rains a fair bit in the UK and, what’s more, it rains a lot more in some parts than others. And when it does, you don’t want to be caught unprepared. If you're looking for a new waterproof riding jacket or coat, we've selected the top 5 favourites of EQUUS customers.
How do I know if it’s waterproof?
It sounds obvious, doesn’t it, but it must be waterproof to keep you dry. If it says ‘showerproof’ or ‘water resistant’ on the label, it will be fine in light or occasional showers, but it will not keep you dry in heavy or prolonged downpours.
Which is better - waterproof or water resistant?
Waterproof means impervious to water, whereas water resistant means able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely. Comparing to waterproof, water resistant is the lower level of water protection.
How is waterproofness measured?
The waterproofness of a garment is measured in millimetres. The best equestrian waterproof horse-riding garments are up to 5,000 millimetres(mm). But what does it mean? For a garment that's 5,000mm waterproof, a test is conducted where a long tube is placed over the fabric and the tube is then filled with water. 5,000mm or 5 metres or 16.4 ft is how far you could fill the tube before it would start to leak through the fabric. So, in theory, you could stand out in the rain until 5,000mm of rain fell before you would start getting wet!
Look for taped seams to avoid water penetration through vulnerable areas where there’s stitching, particularly around the shoulders.
Noble Equestrian Dynamic Performance Parka Coat
The most waterproof horse-riding jacket on the market
Withstands 20,000 mm of water pressure; highly waterproof, breathable and windproof; additional 40g polyester layer for warmth; deep front hand warmer pockets with brushed lining; 2-way YKK zip; removable hood; adjustable waist to tailor fit.
Busse Signy Riding Coat
Full length protection in a feminine design
Fully taped seams; long rear vent to cover the saddle; taffeta and fleece lining; adjustable and detachable hood; elastic leg loops; Velcro adjustable cuffs; 2-way YKK zip.
Mark Todd Ladies Performance Long Waterproof Coat
Flattering long ladies riding coat
Fully taped seams; 200g insulation to the body and 120g insulation to the sleeves; high fleece lined, removable collar; removable hood; long rear back slit; storm cuffs; waterproof zips to pockets; waterproof 2-way riding zip.
Mountain Horse Team Jacket
A classic blouson style jacket
Fully taped seams; waterproof chest phone pocket; double front plackets to keep rain out; strategically placed reflective details; detachable and adjustable hood; 2-way YKK zip.
HKM Rain Mac
A waterproof pack-a-mac for show days