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  • Writer's pictureGem Gilbert

My Wet Weather Must Haves

With all this wet weather we are having lately, I thought I would share with you all some of my rainy days essentials from head to toe, for riding and being down the yard.

My first go to on a wet day is a good pair of dry shoes. I have a pair of Gumleaf wellies in the Invicta style which I fine are really comfy and warmer than other similar branded wellies. You could wear these for casual as they come in a range of colours, if your anything like me you will want to keep them clean but once worn down the yard there is no going back.

My more casual wet weather shoe is my FAIRFAX & FAVOR Explorer boot, a leather waterproof boot, which are super comfy, there is nothing worse than a shoe that rubs. I went for the mahogany colour as it goes with anything and everything.

Now let’s talk about coats, I couldn’t honestly tell you how many coats I own but I certainly have one for every occasion. I mainly tend to wear my Musto Burnham BR1 jacket as in this muggy weather you don’t get to hot. It a lovely dark moss colour perfect for yard casual and for shooting.

For days where its cooler I have my lovely Shires Equestrian purple ladies double zip waterproof coat with a small amount of filling in. I love to have many pockets, this one is perfect as It has 4 pockets.

This is more of a winter coat, but It can get very chilly some days I will then wear my Ariat Momento H20 Jacket which is lovely and cosy, again lots of pockets and a great hood size too. Mine is the grey version I’m not sure what other colours you can get.

One item I wont go without on wet days down the yard, 3 Donkeys Clothing ltd Dartmoor. What a god send this has been, I find in the winter months I live in it. It is ideal for the wet summer days too as you can wear a thin t-shirt and jodhpurs, hack, jump or school in it and I do not get to hot.

Lastly is keeping your head dry, I hate having wet hair so I love wearing my Sporting Hares collection hat with the special D.W.R water repellent coat on the cap you can also buy the bottles to respray your cap when you feel it needed another reproofing.


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