There’s no denying it- winter is here and suddenly horse ownership gets a whole lot trickier! Nights are getting darker, the weather is unpredictable, we never know what rug to put on and there is mud everywhere! Additionally, finding a comfortable temperature is practically impossible as you wrap up to combat the cold but then sweat in all those layers as soon as you start to muck out or head to the arena to ride.
Well it looks like our problems are solved because new Performance brand Apt Cavalier has the answer. Their range of performance wear is perfect for training in the winter months, as it combines luxurious performance fabric with innovative design features such as mesh inserts and easy fastenings.
Stay tuned as we take a look at a few of their products which are Winter wardrobe must haves;
First up is the Apt Cavalier Performance Skin;
Originally created with cross country in mind, this Skin has been tested around some of the toughest courses in the UK including Gatcombe, Blair International and even Burghley 4*. This clever compression top encourages the flow of oxygen to the muscles and transports perspiration away from the body. The lower back includes an innovative opaque mesh panel which is designed to allow heat escape and cool air to circulate under a body protector.
This Skin is perfect both on the cross-country course and for doubling up as a base layer while training at home. The mesh panel works in exactly the same way under a jacket- meaning you can layer up to keep the chill out, whilst the mesh insert works it’s magic, allowing your skin to breath and dramatically reducing sweat. Oh, and did we mention this top repels oils and stains, has built in UV protection and is pilling resistant meaning it stays looking brand new ride after ride?
Colours: Burgundy, Navy, Black & White
Next is the Luxury Training Leggings;
These really are up there with the most comfortable leggings on the market. The description of luxury is extremely accurate as the fabric these leggings are constructed with is so soft and very comfortable against your skin. The fabric is also super fast drying and extremely durable meaning they are great for everyday training and yard work. Designed to reduce as much bulk as possible, they have been constructed using completely flat seams and have no inside leg seam at all, meaning there is no risk of uncomfortable chaffing against your saddle. Finished off with a wide waistband for ultimate comfort and brilliant mesh “sock” hems, which reduce bulk under riding boots, plus they even look great with your trainers for those extra winter workout sessions.
Finally, the Apt Cavalier Training Softshell jacket;
This is truly an everyday yard essential! Firstly, it looks incredibly smart, both on the ground and while riding but it’s practicality is what makes it a must have. It is obvious that this jacket has been designed by a rider, as every last detail has been carefully considered. This jacket is short enough to ride in without getting caught over the cantle of the saddle: it’s also shower and wind proof as well as having both knitted cuffs and a drawstring at the hem to ensure a perfect fit and to keep the rain out! Fastened with full length zip with two external zipped pockets and one internal zipped pocket with headphone slot, this jacket is as practical as it is fashionable which is exactly what Apt cavalier is all about.
Colours: Black, Navy
Apt Cavalier launched their brand in June 2017 and these are just a few of the wonderful products they have to offer so far. In such a short period of time their clothing has really taken the equestrian world by storm so look out for big things from them in the future!
See the full range at www.aptcavalier.com
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