KERRITS: Over 30 years of innovation
Ongoing passion and creativity have fueled Kerrits quest to help riders get the most out of their time in the saddle, from tights that changed the industry to innovative fabrics transforming the ride of tomorrow..
Photos: KRISTIN LEE PHOTOGRAPHY
1991 Tactel® factory
Bringing the fabrics and fit of outdoor performance apparel to the riders: Kerri Kent’s radical dream changed the industry. Kerrits started with the extremely stretchy, breathable and buttery soft Kerrits performance tights – the original performance tights. Beloved then and now; the ultimate hot weather option.
With GripTek™, Kerrits has provided the grippy feel riders need, in full-bottom breeches with a soft security that allows riders to push hard. Top of the class and still superior, thousands gallop to glory anchored by a serious stick that fuels the riding dreams of today and tomorrow.
2008 Dynamic™ Extreme
Creating a highly breathable bridge between classic equestrian tradition and the performance and comfort of cutting-edge technology. This lightweight stretch woven fabric enhances performance and style in more structured, tailored garments like the Crossover II® Breech or the game-changing Stretch Competitor Koat.
2014 Ice Fil®
Kerrits has started a cooling revolution with performance riding apparel designed to perform in high heat conditions. Keeping riders cool and comfortable with rapid cooling and evaporative technology, Ice Fil® helps reduce skin surface temperature by up to five degrees, wicks sweat and provides protection sunscreen UPF+50. Head-to-toe cooling power in a growing range of pieces, from lightweight summer tops to culottes.
Kerrits has infused technical denim with DriRelease® technology to create the barn-worthy, ride-ready jeans women have long been waiting for. DriRelease® blends hydrophobic (water-repellent) and hydrophilic (water-absorbent) fibers to quickly move sweat away from the skin into the air for extraordinary comfort and performance.
The latest in a long line of continuous innovations, this technology reinvents woven fabric with four-way stretch that allows riders to canter beyond their goals. Integrated with the Arena K-Pro Breech, it provides confidence-inspiring coverage, long-lasting performance in the saddle and all-day comfort.
*This story originally appeared in the March 2022 issue of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now and subscribe for issues delivered right to your door!