Something new for your Summer wardrobe from Ariat
A full review on the new Ascent collection
Ariat's expanded Ascent Collection gives you industry-leading technology from head to toe to help you train at your best. Consisting of footwear (long and short boots), chaps, tights, base layers (long and short sleeve) and full zip-up tops - available in the sporty Navy or sleek black. Designed with compression panels and technical materials, this collection will have you feeling your best when in the saddle.
ASCENT 1/4 ZIP BASELAYER
The paneling you see on these baselayers is constructed using the principle behind athletic taping. The careful and precise placement of the paneling applies slight tension to prompt good posture in the saddle, whilst supporting your muscles. With optimal range of movement, this makes for one smart top! The sensitive ClimateTEK technology changes your body temperature to keep you cool when riding but staying comfortable when stationary. Featuring unique Sun protection Fabric with a UPF rating of 50! This technical design is a prime example of the innovative work Ariat are doing to help riders excel in their sport - looking professional and stylish! A perfect option for this summer season.
ASCENT FULL ZIP SWEATSHIRT
A super sleek layering piece to complete this outfit. Designed to work in harmony with the base layer, the mesh panelling you see here creates the ultimate feeling of stability and comfort. The sweatshirt features Moisture Movement Technology, which allows your skin to breathe throughout any movement. Being lightweight, this zip-up is the perfect addition to your wardrobe for riding in-between seasons - keeping you protected from the wind, but preventing overheating. Not to mention, this piece is manufactured from 72% Recycled Polyester and 28% Spandex. Featuring a two-way zip, you will have an optimal fit when in the saddle.
ASCENT HALF GRIP TIGHTS
Constructed with a laser focus on Ariat's equestrian athletes, these tights shine with innovative technology - as seen in the rest of the collection. The placement of the mesh panelling provides precise muscle tension, for support and maximum range of movement when riding. They feature a unique half grip silicone print, as well as a deep rise and compression fabrication around the waistband - ultimate comfort, core support, and sleek look. The flat-seam construction helps reduce the chances of chaffing - a definite bonus for us riders! Manufactured with envelope phone pockets, these tights are a must-have for every day at the yard.
What did I think?
As predicted, a fabulous first impression - and even better in person! The sleek, sporty design looks picture-perfect. Not to mention the silky feel of the product. Feeling robust, yet elegant. I would describe this as the perfect sportswear for all equestrians. Whether it's every day down the yard, or for the serious training sessions, this collection is a must-have.
Both the base layer and tights, fit like a glove. The paneling creates a hugging feeling in all the right places - making this outfit extremely comfortable and flattering. As well as this, I found that even after a long ride, or strenuous training session, I didn't ache whilst or after I had ridden - the technology designed from athletic tape definitely helps with sports-related recovery. The colour combination of a true navy, partnered with the black paneling, really catches your eye and creates an overall professional look - again, even better in person! The contour of the black helps to shape the clothing, making this a super flattering outfit.
I would say the sizing for the top and the tights, are both true to size. I wear a size small in pieces, and I am usually a size UK 8/10 in equestrian clothing. I am very happy with the fit, comfortability and range of movement.
Overall, this collection is a fantastic addition to your wardrobe this summer. Packed with innovative technology to help when in the saddle, making you feel and look fantastic!
To complete the outfit, shop the Ascent footwear here.
Written by Becky