Since the weather is getting warmer, I can finally try out all these new breeches I’ve bought as part of my “I can’t ride” shopping therapy that I did quite often this winter. I’d been hearing a lot about GhoDho breeches, so I decided to cave a buy a pair to see what all the hype was about. If you don’t feel like reading the whole review, here are the positives:
- Super flattering;
- Form-fitting, for those who like riding tights;
- Cute accents that set them apart from other riding pants;
- Worn by up & coming riders like Gia Rinaldi;
- Part of the new trend – being able to wear riding clothes as everyday clothes
- Come in a variety of different colors to suit different tastes
I wore my GhoDho breeches during a lesson for the first time yesterday, and they did not disappoint. They were super comfortable, and I of course got a lot of compliments. I’ve worn the breeches in a barn setting prior to riding with them on, and I got compliments then as well including that people loved the accents and that the breeches made me look like a “skinny mini.”
I have had many people ask me what they should do in terms of sizing. The GhoDho website recommends sizing up a size from your regular breeches. So, if you are a size 24 in Tailored Sportsman, you could buy a size 26 in GhoDho. I checked the GhoDho measurement chart and found that the size 26 measurements would’ve been entirely too large on me, so I took a risk and bought the same size. The size 24s fit me quite well, though they are still a bit big and long on me. I am only 5′ tall and don’t even weigh 100 lbs, so that must be taken into consideration. I would highly suggest consulting the size chart, found here, before ordering, to be sure you are getting the correct size.
I purchased the Luna breeches and adore the color. They are a rich, navy blue with a lovely crocodile colored knee patch. They are beautiful and again, I’ve gotten tons of compliments on them. They are super comfortable to wear whether you are doing barn work or riding. They have a zipper at the bottom of each leg so you can make the leg super tight or loose depending on how you like your breeches. I would say they run more as “tights” than as breeches meaning they are more form-fitting and tighter. While normally I don’t like riding tights, these have more fabric and thickness too them, so I don’t mind them at all.
The only negative thing I have to say about the GhoDhos is that they do run big – on me at least. I probably could benefit from a size smaller, but the smallest size they manufacture is a size 24, which is fine. I have noticed they bunch a little bit at the knee, and I do have to pull them up a bit so I don’t look so short. Other than that, I have nothing negative to say about these breeches.
Another positive is that it is easy to layer with the GhoDhos. I did wear these a few times on very cold winter days, and it was extremely easy to wear my UnderArmour ColdGear Leggings underneath. Oftentimes, I find myself trying to pull my breeches on over another layer, but the GhoDhos slid right on, which I loved.
Obviously with all of the decorative accents on the breeches, these are not show appropriate; however, I have been hearing rumors that GhoDho will be coming out with a show line which I am super excited to see.
GhoDho comes in several different colors including navy, pewter, military, shroom, and beige. I have been considering buying another pair, and I am stuck between the pewter and the beige. Like I said, they are durable, form-fitting, flattering, and super soft. I adore them, and I know that any rider who tries them will as well. I may also hold off to see their show line before I purchase another pair.
GhoDho is available on the GhoDho website and can be found at other tack stores. The breeches sell for $125 which is slightly more affordable than some other breeches on the market currently.
If you have been on the fence about ordering a pair of GhoDhos, I highly recommend you go to the website and hit “add to cart.” That, or go to your local tack store (if they carry the brand) and try on a pair for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!