Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Product Review: Horze Club Jacket

Awhile ago, I was one of the lucky winners of She Moved to Texas's giveaway for a Horze Club Jacket. I was without a winter jacket, and spent all of last year in one of Hubby's company jackets that was too big--which didn't matter since it was so thin I had to put about thirty layers underneath it anyway. Needless to say, I was fucking pumped to finally have a coat of my own to ride in.

the horze club jacket.


Because it's a unisex jacket, I ordered it in medium, though I usually take a large in women's coats. I have simian-like arms, and finding clothing with long enough sleeves is a serious pain. First thing I did when my jacket arrived? Stretched my arms over my head. The arms were plenty long enough without compromising the fit of the rest of the jacket. The medium was small enough that it felt like a women's jacket without being so fitted that I wasn't able to wear a hoodie underneath it and huddle up on a bleacher while watching a barnmate at a late night gymkhana during a cold snap last weekend.

Aside from fit, one of the things I love most about Horze stuff (apart from the fact that I giggle like a child when saying their name) is their construction. I have a pair of breeches and a show sheet from them, and both feel like they're built to last. Same with the jacket. It's a tough, waterproof outer shell with thick fleece around the torso area. I can see using this jacket for many more winters.

seriously toasty lining.

The one thing I was a little worried about was the embellishments. Horze can get a little wild, bordering on tacky, with some of their logo placement, but the Club Jacket looks downright classy. On the left side, written in black writing (on a black sleeve) is "Royal Equestrian". There's a small shield-type logo on the right upper arm:


And on the back, just under the collar, is a little flag logo:


Overall? Total A+. I'd recommend this jacket to anyone, and I'd buy it again myself if I had to.

3 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm glad you like it. It looks really nice, and I love the little details. I'm with you about some of their embellishments but these are tasteful and subtle.

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  2. I was so close to winning, my name was there BU T it was your spelling... Booooo!

    Anywho glad you won and live it!!

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  3. I want one! I wonder if it would be warm enough for a North Dakota winter...hahaha who am I kidding. Nothing is warm enough for that!

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