Derby House Pro Denim Gel Knee Breeches – Tried & Tested

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We’ve recently launched our brand new collection of jodhpurs, breeches and riding tights, incorporating high quality fabrics at an affordable price. Offering riders value for money is at the forefront of all we do, we aim to deliver a high quality and premium looking product without the price tag. We searched high and low to find top quality performance fabrics and combined them with this seasons latest colour trends, as well as features to offer ultimate comfort and versatility. Now that they’re here, we’re keen to get them out there for real riders to try and test. We asked keen equestrian Fenella to put the Pro Denim Gel Knee Breeches through their paces – here’s what she had to say…

‘Derby house has recently re-vamped their legwear collection, improving their designs, fit and quality and it’s clear to see even at first glance. When I’m shopping for a new pair of breeches, I look for ones that will cope with the demands that owning a horse brings, but I also want to look the part, even when I’m covered in mud and hay!

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I was given the opportunity to try the new collection of Derby House breeches and I chose the Pro Denim riding breeches. I selected these breeches because I wanted a pair that were versatile, ones that are perfect for when you’re at the yard and in the saddle, but don’t look out of place at the supermarket. I found that these breeches just looked like your favourite pair of jeans when they were taken out of an equestrian environment, which I really liked.

The riding breeches are denim blue with contrasting white stitching which features a pattern on the rear pockets just like jeans, ensuring you look fashionable both in the saddle and on foot.

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I love the practicality of the breeches with them featuring five pockets, one small pocket at the top of the front right pocket (ideal for a key or something small),  two generous front hand pockets (the perfect size for your phone without it interfering with the way you ride) and two rear pockets. This pair of breeches features a reinforced knee patch with a silicon gel pattern in the shape of water droplets for an elegant look as well as added security in the saddle. The belt loops on the waist band team perfectly with your favourite belt just like when you’re wearing jeans. The branding on theses breeches is subtle but classy with a small Derby House Pegasus embossed pendant at the waistband along with a hook and eye with a branded imitation button.

The breeches are made from shape retaining technical stretch denim fabric which meant once on they fit really close, hugging in all the right places for a flattering look. Unlike jeans, the fabric is really flexible allowing for movement when you’re riding as well as when walking around the yard. These breeches are easy to get on, especially with the shaped lycra calf panels making it easy to get your foot in, but also ensuring they are a close fit around your leg for a comfortable fit, meaning no bulking inside your riding boots. Initially I tried a size 28, however I found these were too big, so I swapped them for a 26 which fitted perfectly. I would recommend getting the size down from your usual size in these breeches to ensure they are the perfect fit.

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Overall, I really enjoyed riding in the Derby House Pro Denim riding breeches, as they were flexible, elegant and most importantly comfortable both when riding and walking. The best thing about the Pro Denim breeches is that they are so versatile and are easily mistaken for your favourite pair of jeans when you’re not in the saddle. I’d highly recommend them!’

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Our new collection doesn’t just cater for every day riding, but also for competitive riding too! You can check out the full collection here.

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