By now, us girlos here at No Bucking Way are well used to reviewing different horsey products and giving you all the low down on what you can expect from them. So when the lovely Amanda at Georgian Dollar agreed to send me out a pair of her Sieta Jeans to review I got super excited because riding jeans have been on my want list for well over 3 years now.
To be totally transparent, this is my first review of an item of clothing so before I sat down to write what you’re about to read, I really thought about what it is that you would want to know before buying a pair of riding jeans. What’s always stopped me from making a purchase before was mostly the price. Any of the nice ones that caught my eye always seemed so expensive and then I’d worry if the sizing would be accurate and if they’d be good quality or if they’d look as good as they did online. So with all of this in mind, here are my thoughts on the Sieta Jeans.
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love these jeans. These are genuinely a great buy for anyone looking for this style of riding trousers. So what do I love so much about them..ehh EVERYTHING!
The Fit & Sizing:
To start, these are absolutely 100% true to size. I’d be a (reluctant) size UK14 but honestly depending on the brand, I could be either side of this so when I asked for the size 14 I did worry whether that would be the best fit or not. When the jeans arrived, I did have a little panic when I first took them out of the packaging as they seemed much smaller than I’d have liked around the waist but alas, I needn’t have worried because the stretch on these bad boys is real.
The leg size is perfect – not too tight so they slide right on, not too baggy and the perfect length with no extra material left to roll up at the end to ensure they go into my riding boots comfortably.
These jeans also have belt loops with one extra loop than usual so if you do find you need a belt, you don’t have to worry about the belt riding up as your jeans slip down (believe me, this has happened to me with normal jeans – think I might need a gym!). So far so good.
There are so many things to love about the style of these jeans. Starting from the top, I love the design and placing of the button. The extra length and curve over the zip adds such a gorgeous difference to your standard pair of jeans. The zip itself tucks right up to the button so you’ll have no concerns of being caught flying low.
The placing of the Georgian Dollar branding is discrete and classy with a gold logo over the left pocket and a placing between two belt loops on the back. The shading of the denim itself is gorgeously classic which means it guarantees to match with virtually any top in your wardrobe.
Specific Features for Riders
Comfort: Being 70% cotton, the material of these jeans are super soft making them extra comfortable especially in the saddle when rubbing and chafing can occur. I wore these jeans when me and Dars went on a road hack one day which was a good hour and half of riding and other than the usual stiffness after a long hack, I was otherwise unscathed.
Silicone Grip: What riding trousers are complete these days without the coveted silicone grip? I’ve ridden in a few different pairs of jods which all have some form of grippiness to them and I have to say, so far the sieta jeans are my favourite. They add a subtle sturdiness to your seat without being too grippy. I have another pair that literally feel like I’m plastered to the saddle which is honestly not as great as it sounds.
Lycra Ankle Cuffs: This is that black patch on the bottom of the trouser legs and I never realised how important it was until I wore a normal pair of jeans to the yard to compare the experience. The lycra ankle cuffs make it much easier for the jeans to sit into your riding socks and boots, reducing the bulkiness – flippin genius!
The Riding Experience
After all is said and done, none of the above matters if these riding jeans are an absolute disaster to actually ride in. Thankfully, that’s not the case with the Sieta Jeans.
I have ridden in them 3 times since I got them – once for a light session in the field, once on a decent road hack and once for a hard work session in the arena. I can honestly say, riding in these jeans was just like riding in any other pair of jodhpurs. They stayed put around my waist, the zip stayed in place, there was no uncomfortable rubbing on my legs – I genuinely forgot that I was even wearing jeans at all which for me is exactly what I wanted.
In terms of general wearing around the yard – I wore these to one of Darielle’s lessons and also the day that I miraculously turned Coco’s tail from black to white – you may have spotted them in the video. They were super comfy and again just like wearing any other pair of jodhpurs..except maybe better cause your arse will look great the whole time you’re in them 😉
About Georgian Dollar
Georgian Dollar is based in the UK and their Sieta Jeans are available to purchase through their website www.georgiandollar.co.uk/. The Jeans are available in size UK 8 – 16 with a handy size chart available here. And as an extra bonus, they are totally machine washable!
Price-wise, you’re looking at £92 with free shipping. However, as a little treat to our NBW followers, Amanda has very kindly given us a special discount code which will give 10% off when you order a pair of Sieta Jeans by 31st October so make sure to get your order in quick!
Get your discount by Clicking Here or use the code NBW_SpecialOffer on checkout. You will see the discount applied after you click through to checkout.
So…have you bought yours yet? If you’ve been on the hunt for a high quality, comfortable and stylish pair of riding jeans, then look no further because the Sieta Riding Jeans are exactly what you’re after. The £92 price tag is on the high side but when you think about what you’re getting it makes the spend very worth it.
If there’s anything that I haven’t covered here that you’d like to know, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I’m happy to answer any questions.
Thanks for reading and happy shopping 🙂