What You Should Wear on a Trail Ride to Maximize Comfort
What’s more authentically Western than trail riding? Horse riding is an age-old American tradition, a legacy passed down through the generations, and no matter where you might hang up your spurs, there are adventures to be found around every corner. Whether you saddle up in the prairies, the mountains, or somewhere in between, you can be sure to have a great time getting back to your country roots and experiencing the wonder of the natural world.
Riding horses through the rugged outback is a pastime as old as the sprawling landscape itself. In some parts of North America, you can even find historic Wild West saloons to capture your imagination and inspire fantasies of days gone by.
At JC Western Wear, we love all hobbies associated with the Western lifestyle, and trail riding is no exception. We understand the deep, instinctual pull to the trails. Whether you are an amateur horseback rider or an avid explorer with years of trail riding experience under your belt, we provide a wide variety of comfortable and stylish apparel that will make your time on the trail a breeze.
Comfort and Style for Men
When it’s just you against the wilderness, you never know what you’re going to have to face. The last thing any experienced cowboy or cowgirl wants is to be waylaid by a trivial problem such as cracked leather boots or flimsy clothing material. There is no reason to sacrifice comfort before you ever head out on the trail in the first place.
Cowboys love the Ariat heritage contour field zip boot for its durability, warmth, and tight fit. Serious riders appreciate the fact that this boot is capable of withstanding the elements and all different types of terrain, but it doesn’t sacrifice style—its contoured ankle design creates a very svelte and elegant silhouette, equal parts traditional and modern. Each feature of this stunning, sleek black boot has been carefully designed in order to allow for the most ease of movement and performance. Don’t hit the trail without this high-quality equestrian riding boot.
Girls Ride Too
Equestrian sports are increasingly becoming the domain of women, and trail riding is no exception. Enjoying the outdoors is always much easier when you are prepared for any possible problems that might arise. Ensure that your riding boots are durable enough to handle the rocky or dusty terrain you’ll be traveling, and be prepared before you head out on your adventure.
Although our online store offers a few different equestrian riding boot styles specifically for ladies, our highly popular Ariat heritage contour field zip boot is also available in women’s sizes–and can even be purchased in this beautiful cognac shade to add a touch of classic feminine style to your trail ride attire.
Staying Warm on the Trail
If you’ve ever experienced an overnight trail ride in the mountains, you understand how important it is to bundle up in preparation for the surprisingly chilly evenings. A warm, strong, and durable jacket such as this camo bomber jacket is sure to keep you comfortable no matter the temperature. The traditional camo print is a favorite of avid hunters and proud outdoorsmen everywhere, and the deep pockets allow you to carry small items with you while you ride.
For daytime rides, consider a more lightweight option, such as the Levis black denim jacket—a perfect alternative to a heavy coat when you’re hitting the trails. This effortlessly cool jacket is designed to comfortably fit most adult men and provide maximum comfort and flexibility. This style has been popular since the early 1960s, and due to its simplicity and versatility, we don’t see it going away any time soon.