Monday, April 26, 2010

Product Review: Kerrits Full Seat Breeches

Product claim: "Breathe Tight features a full-seat tight that utilizes their new, exclusive GripStretch suede panels through the seat and inner leg that continue to wrap around the knee for added stability and joint support. Durabreathe, the core fabric of the Kerrits Breathe Tight, originally constructed for mountaineering, is thermo-regulating, lightweight, snag resistant and extremely durable. It provides compression that has both anti-fatigue and slimming effects. Four-way stretch guarantees a perfect fit that moves with you. This tight has a side pocket that won't allow its contents to interfere with your ride, while being easily accessible while in the saddle."

I purchased a black pair from Charlotte's Saddlery for $99.

Pros: The breeches are lightweight and breathe-able, and the fabric is comfortable and stays relatively clean. I like the separate panels for the full seat. The cell phone side pocket is a definite plus.

Cons: The medium rise front is a bit low for my taste as it sits just below the navel. The fit is good overall but they'd feel better to me if they sat a little higher on my long waist.

Bottom line: The waist rise is a bit low, though not as low as some truly low rise breeches. The fabric is comfortable and durable and stays looking clean. For the full seat comfort and the bonus cell phone pocket located in just the right place for both convenience and not getting in the way of your riding, I recommend these breeches.