While I realize it’s April and soon the heavy layers of winter riding gear will be packed away for the warm season, I still wanted to share my review of Ariat’s Terrace Jacket.
I bought this February of 2015 while in San Antonio with some lovely bloggers for the weekend. We hit up some tack stores, and I snatched this jacket up on the cheap. It caught my eye because the lining has adorable German Shorthair dogs on it.
Within a few weeks it had warmed way up, so I didn’t really get to break in this jacket and see what it works like until this past winter.
- Ariat makes a sturdy coat! This one has had multiple run-in’s with trailer walls, horses mouth’s and me getting it caught on things. It doesn’t have a snag on it. One time I somehow managed to catch one of the loops in something, and when I pulled away it just unsnapped. Easiest fix ever (just resnap it).
- I love the color. It’s a deep red that is fun and pretty without making me look like a firetruck.
- The dog print silky lining is adorable, because anything with cute dogs wins in my book.
- It’s warm. I loved wearing this coat, and felt totally comfortable outside in the Midwestern winter where temperatures hang out in the 20’s and 30’s. It was my go-to all winter long.
- The fit is really great. I’m usually a size medium and this fits with just the right about of room that I can squeeze a smaller, tighter jacket on or even just layered shirts if I need more warm. If I just have the coat on, I don’t look horribly bulky.
- It’s SMART. There are tons of little features that I love to have in a riding jacket. The front zips and buttons up higher so you can protect your neck from the vicious winter wind. The back has a ducktail so your butt is more covered while you ride. It’s adjustable at the waist, plus the double zipper so you can adjust to what degree you want the coat open. The pockets zip shut as well, and are placed for easy use. It seems to repel dirt, or at least brush off well.
- Double use? I felt like this coat was definitely pretty enough to wear to my 8-5, and often wore it to work events. So it’s more than just a barn coat for me.
Overall, it is one of my favorite coats of all time, and hopefully one that I can use for a long time. Priced regularly around $110, I grabbed this for sale at $45. Which makes it even better in my mind. Since it’s last years coat, you might be able to find as good of a deal on it, but sadly online Dover seems to be the only online carrier, which I would not advise ordering from. However, I would definitely recommend looking into an Ariat coat for this year’s winter gear, just based on the quality of this one.