Equestrian sports have always been a classic sport where competitions are held in jackets in many of the disciplines. Competition jackets, unlike "ordinary" jackets, are expected to be flexible and agile. A showjumper should be able to follow the horse over obstacles without hindrance, and a dressage rider should be able to perform the program without the dressage jacket affecting movements or aids.Read more
What Differentiates a Cheap Riding Jacket from a Pricier One?One common question when choosing a riding jacket is which price range to consider. There are riding jackets available from a few hundred to well over 10,000 kronor, and, as with regular clothing, several factors affect the price. Here are some examples:
- Material: The material the jacket is made of naturally affects both the price and functionality. Breathability, stretch, and fit are aspects that often improve with a more expensive jacket.
- Appearance: In many cases, you're paying for the appearance. Contrast details, Swarovski crystals, and similar embellishments may not affect comfort or fit, but they certainly impact the price.
- Production: Where the jacket is produced matters, as production in Europe is generally more expensive than in, for example, Asia. Production in Europe is often seen as a quality stamp that many manufacturers are clear about.