I've seen a lot of ads for Buckwild breeches and I even goaded Leah into trying them on at Rolex last year. I did not try any on--nothing murders the self esteem quite like trying and failing to squeeze into some horrific piece of spandex in public.
Then Roxie's mom was like "hey I have these kickass pants that I super hate because of their overly sticky silicone full seats do you want?"
|yes. yes i do want.|
|zoom zoom baby mare!|
Then this happened:
|rad. purple. pants.|
|this seems almost indecent|
|one day i will get good pictures. one day.|
But also. They are so comfortable. They're super fun. They're a nice, lightweight fabric that will wear well in summer without being too hot. I really like the sock bottoms on these--comfortable without being uncomfortably tight.
|look baby ZB!|
Would I wear them in a clinic? Well. Yes. But also I have a rainbow bit and a steampunk browband and I believe in having fun and making my own traditions. YMMV on that particular issue.
Disclosures: my free pair had everything to do with having fantastic friends and nothing to do with the company. I paid the sale price for the purple ones and I don't regret a cent. I'd be surprised if I didn't end up with another pair of these.
UPDATE: If you're a budget-fun-colors-breeches type (like me), you're probably comparing them with Smartpak Piper breeches. In short, the Pipers have a more substantial fabric that smoothes over lumps much better. HOWEVER. The Pipers also have that killer crotch sag (wtf why can't they can't just fix that) and even the mid-rise pipers give me a MAD muffin top. Not attractive. The Buckwild breeches hit me in a much more flattering place and I'm happy wearing them around rather than constantly trying to bury myself in layers and creatively crop photos.
I'm super glad none of these pictures was me trying them on at Rolex 😂 although I'm fairly entertained you ended up with the same pattern I tried on (because duh, teal). They really were fun, I'm glad you like them! If you end up at not-Rolex again, they had decent sales IIRC.ReplyDelete
Pretty sure you did not come out of the dressing room.Delete
Or maybe I was distracted by tack. That's also likely.
Oh, man, I love these wayyyyy more than my purple plaid full-seat pipers!ReplyDelete
I have resisted more colors of pipers. I clearly did not resist these, lol.Delete
They're advertised VERY heavily in my plus sized rider group, which alone makes me kind of resentful to try them? But ugh, everyone who tries them raves about them. Curse my stubborn principle.ReplyDelete
Eh yeah I get that. I think I actually owned a pair before I started seeing ads for them so I didn't have to be biased by that.Delete
The purple is so tempting.ReplyDelete
It is. It really is. I'll bring mine when I visit so you can try them on.Delete
But do they have pockets?ReplyDelete
The pockets are not fantastic. I think there's a zip shut front pocket that's not big enough for my phone. :-/Delete
Breeches are cool and all, but I was too distracted by ZB to pay attention .ReplyDelete
That is always acceptable.Delete
I'm waiting for them to make some fun knee patch ones. They said they will someday... Glad to hear the wait will be worth it though! I think they're super fun.ReplyDelete
Yeah knee patch would be fun to try. I'd buy those.Delete
Ooh, nice! I've been waiting to see if a review would pop up somewhere because I've seen their ads everywhere. Sounds like a good breech to keep an eye on for sales!ReplyDelete
Always sales. I can't comprehend paying full price for anything ever. Maybe toilet paper?Delete
I'm glad you reviewed these! I was curious about the sizing and the comfort level; I love the fun patterns, but I'm not super into buying things I can't try on!ReplyDelete
True fact: I am way too lazy to ship things back so yeah the struggle is real.Delete
I am falling in love with silicone breeches. Those look cool.ReplyDelete
To each their own! I'm on the fence about silicone in general but you can't argue with the colors haha.Delete
Whyyyyyy can’t they fix the Pipers?!?!?! Makes me so mad. I love my ovation tights with the sticky full seat. Price is right at riding warehouse too!ReplyDelete
I need to try ovations one of these days. My favorite actual "breech" right now is rompf Champions, but they only come in massively boring colors.Delete
Great review, hitting all the points I care about. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Budget breeches questions are real.Delete
I have been wondering about these and specifically about how they are as an alternative to the Pipers. Thank you for answering all my questions in one place.ReplyDelete
Can't say enough about the company. My order at Christmas came in WAY too big. They paid for my return shipping and as soon as the size I needed was available they shipped them out. Had to wait but it was worth it.ReplyDelete