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We teamed up with equestrian clothing brand Aztec Diamond and sent some of our brand ambassadors some core pieces from the Aztec collection to test and review. We sent Meg of Hesteyri Horses a pair of Riding Leggings to try out. Here’s what she thought of them...
My first impressions of the leggings were that they were comfy but not flimsy, and very smart in appreance.
I wore them for a full week and in that time, I filled haynets, made feeds, washed jumps and did all of the jobs involved in the running of a busy yard!
One of these jobs is running with one of our oldies, Rowan, who gets jumped to keep him young and happy. People are always asking about the best jodhpurs, breeches and leggings to run in as well... Look no further! These leggings give you complete freedom to run and have vents down the side to keep you from getting too hot. I thought I would feel the cold even more than normal because they aren’t very thick, however, I found that they were very insulating whilst also being breathable!
I also jumped and schooled in them and they felt amazing! Riding in thinner leggings, I felt that I could better feel what I was doing and felt looser and less restricted.
I love that the leggings have been designed for usability as well as looks, and the long phone pocket is ideal, particularly to double up as running leggings because I used to have to wear an armband for my phone!
I haven't hacked in them because our hacking involves a fair amount of holly and brambles, which have torn even thick winter jodhpurs, so I will mainly use them for schooling and jump training.
I would definitely recommend these to a friend, in fact, we already have! I’m also eyeing up the grey ones for smart casual training shows and clinics!
My only small niggle is that the navy technical stretch base layer and leggings aren't an exact colour match! They do, however, still look perfect together!
Ease of use:
5/5 – I love the zip up pocket and how versatile they are!
5/5 – The wide waist band is really comfortable and supportive and the leggings are lightweight and breathable making them great for all activities.
5/5 – They are durable and stretchy, thick enough not to tear but skin-tight and light.
4/5 – They are gorgeous! I feel really smart in them, so wouldn’t feel out of place at an event, but they are also great for training, don’t show up stains and are great for other sports too! I only knocked off one star for the slight colour difference between them and the matching base layer (but it's really no biggy).
True to size:
5/5 – I'm normally a size 4-6 in jeans and leggings, and the Extra Small riding leggings fitted me like a glove!
The Aztec Diamond Riding Leggings are a great price at only £40, which is even better value for money considering how versatile and comfortable they are, and how great they look!
Here’s a video of us training in our Aztec Diamond Equestrian kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHW4T4nM5Yc