The dog days of summer are here. But we’ve got lots of ways to keep you cool
Do you ever get the feeling the you may never stop sweating? For some reason, I always get to the first part of August and think “yay! Only another month of sauna torture, and we’ll be in hoodies, and sipping cider!!”. And then I realize there is also September, and probably a portion of October to get through before I can enjoy my hot Pumpkin Spice Latte on the way to the barn, instead of everything on ice…. Always.
The good news is that the technology for riders clothing has done wonderous things for our comfort around the barn and in the saddle. From head-to-toe, Horseloverz has keeping you cool under control.
Let’s start at the top. Our brain buckets have become increasingly stylish. One of the leaders of the style revolution, One K, has combined the style and safety technology of the Defender, with sun and heat protection to create the Avance Wide Brim. Featuring the wide brim to block harmful sun rays; washable, quick dry, moisture wicking, antimicrobial liner; and not one, not two, but SIX vents, all to keep you protected, cool, and comfortable, even during the steamiest of days.
As far as schooling shirts go, you can’t beat the Romfh Chill Factor Shirts for Ladies or Children. Made with light and breezy Chill-factor fabric, they provide cooling comfort along with sun protection and newly added Powerfresh, an antimicrobial treatment to keep you smelling fresh enough to stop avoiding people in the barn aisle.
We can also help keep you cool under show ring pressure. The Asmar Costa Cooling Show Shirt , actually reflects the sun’s rays away from you, with their signature stain-resistant fabric. Partnered with the Alessandro Albanese Ladies Motion Lite Competition Jacket , which features a truly unparalleled level of breathability, and you’ll be ready to handle anything the summer horse show circuit throws at you.
I guess to really handle anything you need to be able to keep a tight grip. Nothing is more frustrating than getting half way thru a ride and have your hands start slipping because of sweat (horse sweat, your sweat… it all becomes the same after a while). For those who crave technology advancements in their equipment, as well as keeping their technology at their fingertips, we have the Roeckl Laila Gloves . These are the real deal. They fit like a second skin, with supreme grip and breathable, suntan mesh that helps avoid the glove-tan-line. And they are touchscreen compatible, so you never have to miss a call. For those who are spending long periods in their gloves, Heritage brings you the Summer Trainer Gloves . These are also touch screen compatible, but feature a terry cloth thumb for wiping sweat off your face, and are machine washable.
In order to combat Summer Butt Sweat (it’s a real thing… but probably not something you want to google), we recommend you stick your behind in the amazing Aqua-X line of breeches from Ovation. Available in both full-seat and knee-patch in a wide variety of colors, these breeches are perfect to keep the swampiness away in and out of the show ring. The technology in the fabric keeps you cool, wicks moisture, repels dirt, and is anti-microbial… seriously, what more could you want (other than a perfectly clean lead change every time).
And finally, our swampiness-discussion has led us down the path to our feet (and calves). First we have the Pure Ultra Cool Socks from Tredstep . Made of Pearl Cotton, these are ultra fine, absorbent, and strong, providing all day freshness without adding bulk. For those really fighting lower-leg-swamp, adding the Horseware Air Stretch Chap provides protection with reinforced calf, ultra cooling with ultra breathable air mesh fabric that is machine washable.
Our bonus item is a product you never you needed, but may not be able to live without. The Techniche HyperKewl Cooling Ultra Sports Vest provides 5-10 hours of cooling per soaking.
HorseLoverZ.com — ensuring you stay cool under pressure, at least until pumpkin-spice season.